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This Week in Tennis 4-20-2013 Getting Dirty in Monte Carlo

Host Phil Naessens pays tribute to legendary play by play announcer Pat Summerall, answers listeners questions about Phil’s seeming lack of love for the game of tennis, how someone can be a guest on the show and looks at all the highs and lows of this weeks Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on this edition of This Week in…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on April 20, 2013 at 2:20am — No Comments

This Week in Tennis October 13, 2012: How Prevalent is Recreational Drug Use on the ATP/WTA Tours?

Professional Photographer/Tennis Blogger Craig Doyle joins Phil to discuss recreational drug use on the ATP/WTA Tours, the Shanghai Open and highlight professional tennis players Varvara Lepchenko and Kevin Anderson.

You can listen to the program at the link below.…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on October 13, 2012 at 6:36am — 1 Comment

This Week in Tennis October 6, 2012: What Happened to Marcos Baghdatis?

On This Week in Tennis Phil is joined by Professional Photographer/Tennis Blogger Craig Doyle. Please listen in as they discuss Marcos Baghdatis, the WTA’s new grunting policy, the China Open, the Rukaten Japen Open Tennis Championships, the Shanghai Masters and the Weekly Joker Report.

To listen to the program from the site please click the link…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on October 6, 2012 at 8:21pm — No Comments

This Week in Tennis September 22, 2012: The 10 Greatest Male Tennis Players of All Time!!

This Week's This Week in Tennis is now available; Professional photographer/tennis blogger Craig Doyle joins Phil to discuss the return of Gael Monfils, the rise of Laura Robson, are tournaments like the Shanghai and Paris Masters are important and who each believe are the 10 greatest male tennis players of all…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on September 22, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Federer's incredible changes to win the 2010 London Masters

Federer has adapted once again to the threats of not only the young guns that could matter. In this category, I could lump together like a bag of stones: Djoko, Soderling, Berdych, Murray. The first three relying more on power and Murray relying on guile and court sense. But in the case of Nadal, he has forged a master strategy, one that I would've advocated from last year.
The increase in aggression after taking Annacone as a coach is dramatic. To win…
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Added by Tim Prapong on December 20, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Super-Sebian versus the French Clown

ATP Masters Series Paris - Day Six

...Monfils’ passive and lame-brained approach to tennis will not work against Djokovic tomorrow. In fact, I did not expect it to work today against Stepanek. I am still stunned that it did. Indeed, after watching Djokovic blow Nadal off the court, I left home and went to play tennis myself, confident that I would come home to the news of a Djokovic vs. Stepanek finals. I have… Continue

Added by tennischick on November 14, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

2009 FRENCH OPEN: WOMEN’S DRAW PREVIEW



“If I continue like this I have a very good chance here (at Roland Garros).”



No sh*t, Dinara! Safina has a 14-1 record on clay this season and the added confidence of being World No. 1 and last year’s runner up to the now-ailing Ana Ivanovic. Like Rafael Nadal on the men’s side, I had no trouble filling in Safina’s little section of the French Open draw.



The rest gets messy.



It’s going to be a battle to face Dinara… Continue

Added by FreakyFrites on May 23, 2009 at 2:35pm — No Comments

CHRIS EVERT ON ROGER FEDERER: “I CRY EVERY TIME HE LOSES”



Who knew that 18-time Grand Slam champ, Chris Evert, was such a hard core Fedophile? I’m putting her in the “Historian” category, due to the fact that she also really admires Nadal. Here’s the money quote from her ESPN interview with Bonnie D. Ford (click here for the full article):



“Isn’t there something about Federer that pulls at your heartstrings? I cry every time he loses a match, and I don’t even know the guy. (Laughs) There’s… Continue

Added by FreakyFrites on May 21, 2009 at 12:20am — No Comments

RAFAEL NADAL: I LOVE MADRID!



Rafael Nadal has changed his not-so-sweet tune about this week’s Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open. After complaining about the court surface, the schedule and the general disorder around the tournament a few days ago, Nadal is now heaping on the praise, saying stuff like, “It’s special to play in Spain and in Madrid. And this year is no exception.”



On the tournament’s facilities, which he called “disorderly”:



“The facility is… Continue

Added by FreakyFrites on May 13, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

FERRER ON FEDERER: ROGER HAS THE GAME TO BEAT NADAL

David Ferrer was asked at the Madrid Open about Federer’s chances against Rafa and had this to say (in Spanish):



“Roger Federer has sufficient tennis to beat Rafa Nadal. He can do it, but it’s very complicated. Rafa is the indisputable number one on clay and in the world, but most of all on clay. Also it was said that Roger was unbeatable on grass and Nadal beat him. For me Rafa is the number one and is very difficult to beat him on clay and… Continue

Added by FreakyFrites on May 13, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

MARIA SHARAPOVA IS COMING BACK IN WARSAW

Maria Sharapova is finally ready to return to competition, and she’s positively GUSHING with excitement (as are we, right?) Here’s the latest from her website:



“I am very happy to report that I will make my singles return to the tour in Warsaw, Poland, the week of May 18. Although it has not been an easy process these last few months, I really believe it’s made me a much stronger person in so many areas of my life professionally and… Continue

Added by FreakyFrites on May 11, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

ROGER FEDERER IN MADRID: PLAYING MIND GAMES WITH RAFAEL NADAL



Roger Federer spoke to the press in Madrid on Sunday and was brimming with optimism about his chances at the Madrid Open and for the rest of the season. Roger said that he knows he can beat Nadal on clay, despite the head-to-head, and that his main goals for the year are winning Roland Garros and Wimbledon. He also mentioned that he isn’t actively searching for a new coach, but is always “open” for solid advice on ways to improve his… Continue

Added by FreakyFrites on May 11, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

RAFAEL NADAL: MADRID, WE HAVE A PROBLEM



Rafael Nadal may be Spanish and the King of Clay, but he is none too happy about this week’s clay court Masters event in Madrid. The Age recently provided the full laundry list of Nadal’s complaints (click here for the original article):



- On the altitude: “(It’s) a serious problem so close to Paris. It would be better if Rome were the last event before Paris since the altitudes are similar.”



- On the hype of Madrid becoming… Continue

Added by FreakyFrites on May 11, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

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