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 —
As tennis fans and enthusiasts get set to witness the ultimate slugfest down under, we take one final look to find out who, of the entire lot, is likely to shine brightest at the year's first Grand Slam, including the woman, everyone is trying to avoid, Justine Henin.
For the first time in years it is safe to say that the 2010 Australian Open Women's draw is at par with the men's draw in almost all aspects of the game, the competition, the drama, the ferocity and above everything the… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 16, 2010 at 1:12am —
Talk about modern tennis and do not mention the word DRAMA. Sounds inconceivable...Doesn't it? Well, after the end of the 2009 tennis season, highlighted by a series of controversies, we find it important for the world to re-visit those stirring moments that left a mark on the Sport.
CONTROVERSY....! A word that draws more attention than the best things in life one could ever possibly imagine. We wonder, sometimes, whether there is any walk of life where there is any dearth of it.… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 12, 2010 at 11:31am —
TennisEarth.com, the world's only website to provide the fans with a point by point commentary of the tennis events happening all year round, has introduced a new feature for the fans- Tennis Chit-Chat. The latest feature enables the viewers to indulge themselves in the drama and excitement unfolding with every single hit of a ball.
To join the Tennis Chit-Chat rooms, the user simply needs to open an account with TennisEarth and login to start chatting in the chat rooms available for… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 11, 2010 at 11:40am —
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 —
In part one we included some of the biggest and most consistent names in women's tennis, some of which went on to become multiple Grand Slam champions, whereas others put an end to their elusive careers amidst controversies and personal choices. As we reveal the second part of our list for the most successful female tennis players of the decade, we ensure that each one of them is as aptly placed as possible, cause' , let's face it people, women's tennis in the past 10 years reached new heights… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on December 24, 2009 at 11:39am —
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 —
The 2000-09 decade can be easily considered one of the most competitive decade women's tennis has ever witnessed. With no clear domination of a single player, there were twelve different Grand Slam winners from and a series of nail-biting rivalries that regaled the tennis arena with some breath-taking tennis. As we bid goodbye to the past decade, let's take a look at some of the brightest names of the last ten years -
10- Martina Hingis
We kick off our list of the 10… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on December 23, 2009 at 1:03am —
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
Added by TennisEarth on December 21, 2009 at 8:34am —
“I can't think of any player during my time who played like Andy. He is special. I have never seen anybody like him before. I've never seen anyone like that. Andy has all the shots, and great hands. He is going to become the best player in the world ”
- Bjorn Borg
Well, he is pretty much there. He is where he should be – almost on top of the world ! ( Murray held the No. 2 ranking position for two weeks, from August 17, 2009 to August 31, 2009 which makes him the… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:40pm —
Sports stage one of the finest display of a range of emotions that is at times absent in even the best of Operas, infact it can sometimes be more emotional than the second act of Aida. After all, for a sportsperson, the playground becomes an inseperable part of his or her character which sees him through some of the most difficult phases in life. Tennis, being an individual sport, brings this sentimental element with grace and vivacity, and sometimes with tears and ecstatic… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:24pm —
It is often said that there are a few things in life that should not be compared - pain, emotions, love and sometimes personal achievements. However, true to form, we all believe in categorizing things, making countdowns, best and worst lists. We all blame others for being judgemental at some point in our life and yet secretly follow the same pattern towards others with equal passion and tenacity.
Actually, it's a human nature to compare and extensify one's efforts to yield the best… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:22pm —
As the successful 2009 Tennis Season finally ends, it's time for rewards and recognition as the best players in the world vie for top honors. Here is the list of nominations released by TennisEarth.com for the 2009 Players Awards.
Player of the Year (Male) -
Juan Martin Del Potro
Player of the Year (Female) -
Added by TennisEarth on December 8, 2009 at 4:51am —
The 2009 WTA season became one of the most successful and eventful seasons in the recent times for more than a handful of reasons. It was the year that not only welcomed the rising talent, but also opened it's arms for the former champions who could not contain themselves by just sitting by the sidelines and decided to take one more plunge into the magical and glamorous world of women's tennis.…
Added by TennisEarth on December 7, 2009 at 7:22am —
The remarkable 2009 season comes to a close with some extremely unusual results deciding the finalists for the season ending championships. Both Juan Martin Del Potro and Nikolay Davydenko come through some hard-fought matches to make the final cut. But who will wear the "Grand Finale Crown"?
Let's take a closer look at the contendership of both finalists as they make one last attempt to seize the top honours -…
Added by TennisEarth on November 28, 2009 at 6:17pm —
As the yearend championship in London's O2 Arena draws to a close, an unusual semifinal line-up welcomes the tennis fans across the world. Defending champion Novak Djokovic's unexpected exit, coupled with Andy Murray's loss to the number game left the ATP Season Finale with a new set of 'Gladiators', who will do anything to claim the top honours.
With Something-Old, Something-New and Something Lucky shining on the court's today, here is our assessment of the two semifinal matches… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on November 28, 2009 at 5:53am —
With two semifinals spots already taken by Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro at the season ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, it's turn now for the final day of the Group B Round Robin matches to complete to clarify the 'Last Four picture'.
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Added by TennisEarth on November 26, 2009 at 6:11pm —
Six time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal's exit from the season ending championship came as a shock to some but an expected event to most tennis pundits and fans across the world. Nadal's presence in the Group B alongside his recent conquerers Soderling, Djokovic and Davydenko was a proof enough that his run at the event does not promise to take him too far. As for the others in the draw, the most significant of whom is the Swede Soderling, every single win is a bonus of sorts. Roddick's… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on November 26, 2009 at 5:07am —
Top seed and four time champion Roger Federer beat arch nemesis Andy Murray for the fourth time in 10 career meetings, this time on Scot's home soil, to increase his chances of securing his place in the semifinals of the 2009 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
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Added by TennisEarth on November 24, 2009 at 5:57pm —