With every year passing, the men's event in the premier claycourt championship at Roland Garros is becoming synonymous with one name - Rafael Nadal. Despite his 2009 success, World No.1 Roger Federer is entering the competition under the shadow of the "Mighty Mallorcan." Will Federer go against the odds to pick up his 17th slam trophy or is it Rafa's turn to take the centerstage again? Read on to find out...!
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Added by TennisEarth on May 21, 2010 at 2:06pm —
2010 Sony Ericsson Open Andy Roddick drew inspiration from fellow tour star Fernando Gonzalez which led to the birth of a humane idea called 'Champions for Chile' that became a huge success, raising a whopping US$ 125,000 plus for the earthquake relief victims.
Gonzalez missed the year's first Masters series event in Indian Wells due to thedevastating earthquake that hit his homeland in the Maule Region, leaving about 400 dead among an anticipated $ 30 billion in damage. The Chilean… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on April 5, 2010 at 3:38am —
Hello tennis friends -- especially in the Los Angeles area!
I've been an avid tennis fan since a teenager and have played intermittently throughout the years. I love the game, the socializing, the exercise, etc.
Now that I'm getting back into "the swing of things" and am focusing on my health, I would like to use my culinary skills to help others get back into shape as well.
If you're interested in homecooked, healthy, organic, delicious tasting meals (or tips… Continue
Added by MJ on September 7, 2009 at 10:44am —
Soderling has done it again.
To many, this is probably one of the most improbable runs at a Grand Slam in recent memory. While he certainly isn’t the lowest ranked player to get this far, Robin Soderling has never made it past the 3rd round of any major, ever! The guy has not even won a clay event in his life...And here in France, Soderling has not only made it to the finals, he defeated arguably the greatest clay court player of all time, in what was one of the… Continue
Added by Mark Oskar on June 5, 2009 at 3:30pm —
2006 Vienna finalist Fernando Gonzalez took time out from the BA Tennis Trophy in Vienna to visit the Spanish Riding School, which is home for 73 Lipizzan stallions.
The 28-year-old Chilean visited the stables, including a meeting with a 15-year-old Lipizzan stallion called Conversano Tiberia, and watched the morning… Continue
Added by Svetlana on October 10, 2008 at 12:22pm —
OK, we have some new photos to add to the Ana and Fernando story
Added by Svetlana on September 29, 2008 at 10:14am —
(Fernando Verdasco and Ana's mother Dragana)
We already showed you photos
from the Beijing Players Party and… Continue
Added by Svetlana on September 27, 2008 at 4:00am —
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If you have been following my blog for awhile, you'll know I love Feliciano Lopez for his good looks. But I have to give him the thumbs down here for his, er, retarded look (sorry!).
Not everyone can look good wearing baseball cap backward. But Nicolas Lapentti can make it look so hot!…
Added by HCFoo on September 22, 2008 at 10:39am —
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Rafael Nadal has won a gold medal in Olympic tennis by beating Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the final of men's singles!…
Added by Svetlana on August 17, 2008 at 4:51pm —
Here are the photos of Fernando Gonzalez and Roger Federer carrying flags of their countries, Rafa and David Ferrer having some great fun with other Spanish Olympians, Murray brothers, and Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic with Serbian Olympic team during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008.…
Added by Svetlana on August 10, 2008 at 8:38am —
Well, luckily for us ladies it's hot in Beijing and we can enjoy in a great view...in a view of shirtless players! All tennis players already said that it's very hot and very hard to practice in conditions like that, but I can't say I'm sorry because of that...at least while they practice like this...Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Guillermo Canas, Nicolas Massu, Fernando… Continue
Added by Svetlana on August 8, 2008 at 5:29am —
Jelena Jankovic, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, David Ferrer, Serena and Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Lleyton Hewitt, Lindsay Davenport and Fernando Gonzalez at the Olympic Green tennis court in Beijing on 07. August.…
Added by Svetlana on August 7, 2008 at 7:52am —
Tennis stars arrived to Beijing and started with the practicing. Ana Ivanovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Fernando Gonzales, Lleyton Hewitt, Jonas Bjorkman, Samantha Stosur and Zheng Jie were spotted at an Olympic Green tennis court in Beijing.…
Added by Svetlana on August 7, 2008 at 7:46am —
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served by… Continue
Added by Svetlana on July 23, 2008 at 2:32pm —
Top-seeded Fernando Verdasco rallied to down fourth-seeded Russian Igor Andreev and win the Croatia Open title on Sunday.
Verdasco struggled in the first set, but battled back to take his second ATP singles title in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). The match lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.
It's the second ATP title for the Spaniard - adding to his victory… Continue
Added by Svetlana on July 21, 2008 at 4:07am —
The ITF has released a 140-page publication called "Journey to Beijing – Tennis celebrates the Olympics"
. Over 40 of the world’s leading tennis players took part in the ITF project and were photographed dressed as… Continue
Added by Svetlana on July 6, 2008 at 12:04pm —