On this edition of This Week in Tennis Craig Doyle and host Phil Naessens discuss the slow high bouncing courts at BNP Paribus Open being held at Indian Wells, whether or not the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is still entertaining as well as their thoughts regarding what has occured this past two weeks and their predictions for the Men's semi-finals… Continue
Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on March 17, 2013 at 7:20am —
As a proud member of the Tennisopolis family, I'm pleased to announce that I've finally made my illustrations and drawings available to the general public as prints on pulled canvas or as framed art on the international art stage at Fine Art America ( … Continue
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SAO PAULO — Roger Federer says he won’t play as often in the next few years but wants to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The 31-year-old Swiss star intends to be more mindful about the tournaments he plays to make sure he can keep playing at a high level.
“I have to make sure that I take care of my schedule, of my… Continue
Added by Steven White on December 7, 2012 at 4:10pm —
The Guardian, London
In a study by the US-based Reputation Institute last year, Roger Federer was named second on a list of the world’s most respected people. Behind him was Bill Gates (third), ahead of him only Nelson Mandela. It is fair to say the Swiss tennis star has a reputation to… Continue
Added by Steven White on December 2, 2012 at 10:40am —
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… Continue
Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on September 22, 2012 at 8:00am —
Despite Andy Murray's Gold Medal and victory at the US Open, Roger Federer will officially remain the world's best player. At least that is what the ATP rankings will…
Added by Steven White on September 14, 2012 at 3:55pm —
When Roger Federer lost to Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, it was a massive shock to the tennis world. The fact the world was so surprised to see Roger go down to Berdychis a clear demonstration of exactly how well Federer has done this season in returning to form.
In 2012, Roger Federer has reached the quarterfinals in all four Grand Slams, played three… Continue
Added by Steven White on September 13, 2012 at 5:35pm —
Total prize money at this year’s U.S. Open will be a record $25.5 million with the men’s and women’s champions collecting $1.9 million apiece. But the real action is off the court, where elite tennis players jockey for multimillion dollar endorsement deals and lucrative exhibition fees.
Younger rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have challenged… Continue
Added by Steven White on August 28, 2012 at 3:08pm —
Previously posted on TennisAbides
- Serena Williams adds to her sublime legacy with decisive gold medals in singles and doubles. Serena has career Golden Slams in singles and doubles now. Fodder for a GOAT debate?
- Speed Kills – Andy Murray took a huge step by winning 5 straight sets over Djokovic and Federer en route to a gold medal in singles. Throw in a silver in mixed doubles and Murray…
Added by Steven White on August 14, 2012 at 4:12pm —
The surprising exit of Justine Henin has started speculations about the possible shocks in the upcoming clashes. Day 9 brings big names like Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki and Elena Dementieva on court with a hope to see them live upto the expectations. Will Day 10 bring another upset? Read on to find… Continue
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To some, Murray's recent below expectation performance is more or less an aberration, and to others, it's a fact that the Scot has finally come to terms with his real shortcomings. Find out more about the Murray's struggles in dealing with the form and criticism...!
But to the avid English fans' dismay, the WAIT is still on. Murray' shot to stardom turned out to be as shortlived as a flash in the pan. Last year, the Scot raised British hopes by reaching the semifinals at… Continue
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Everything ran late this morning because of an ice-storm over the weekend. My first two patients had already called in late so there was no rush. I started getting ready for work at a leisurely pace. So I’m flicking the remote control between the various ESPN alternatives, hoping of course for some more celebration of Roger’s win yesterday. Instead I ran across Mike and Mike,… Continue
Added by tennischick on February 1, 2010 at 7:35pm —
I have a slight headache. This always happens to me after a Slam is over. It’s part sleep deprivation and part the winding down from days of over-excitement. I will sleep like a baby tonight. And because both Serena and Roger won, tonight I will have sweet dreams of symmetry and balance...
Added by tennischick on January 31, 2010 at 5:30pm —
The recent success of players like Del Potro and Davydenko, coupled with the impressive rise of the challenger brigade has somehow changed the equations in men's tennis. As we take one final look at the promising Aussie Open draw, we find out the uncertainty and unpredictability that inevitably surfaces at the year's first Grand Slam.
The 2009 tennis season was so eventful and unpredictable that the current season promises a natural extension of the fighting spirit, ferocity,… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 16, 2010 at 10:05am —
In the first part we talked about five of the most talented tennis players of the past decade, who, despite their astonishing achievements, missed the cut for the top five spots in our list. Gustavo Kuerten, Marat Safin and Pete Sampras were some of those names, who only managed to grab spots in the bottom half of the countdown. Today, we discuss the BEST of the BEST, as the competition only gets stiffer with every single rank passing.
5 - Andy Roddick
Picking up the top… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 3, 2010 at 6:49am —
In our last two editions of the 'BEST of the DECADE' we talked about 10 of the finest women's players that graced the tennis world with their guile, charm and charisma. So, now we turn our attention to men who dominated the 2000-09 decade with their phenomenal achievements and swashbuckling performances to make the cut at the 'top 10 best male tennis players of the decade' list.
10 - Novak Djokovic
We kick off our top 10 list with a player who is undoubtly, one of the… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on December 28, 2009 at 10:40am —
Have you ever wondered how it feels to win two Grand slams in a year, along with the final spot in all four majors and still be ranked No.2 at the yearend rankings? Of course, you don't, after all we are not even close to being in the same league as tennis great Roger Federer and so it inevitably brings a variety of responses to the fore, doesn't it? Some might find it absolutely unjustified, some might find themselves inquisitive, and others may simply discard the whole idea.
Added by TennisEarth on December 23, 2009 at 11:18pm —
In the second part, we discuss Murray's rise to stardom with a whopping six titles and the No.2 ranking, that he held for a short period of time and also the expectations set for the 2010 season.
When columnist Des Kelly teased Murray about Scotland's absence from the 2006 World Cup, Murray, unaware of the consequences, scacastically said, “I'll be supporting anyone but England.” Unfortunately, another journalist fabricated a story out of the comments suggesting Murray was… Continue
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