Australian Open 2009 - Maria Will Not Defend

The chronic shoulder injury that has kept Maria Sharapova on the sidelines since August has come back to haunt her again.  Last year’s Australian Open champion has been forced to withdraw from this year’s event.  Tournament Director Craig Tiley expressed disappointment but assured her fans and tournament supporters that Maria has worked hard and long […]

Federer eliminated from Masters Cup by Murray

Roger Federer 14 Nov 2008

Roger Federer’s loss is Gilles Simon’s gain. Federer fell to Andy Murray 4-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 on Friday in the final stage of round-robin play at the Masters Cup in Shanghai. The setback eliminated Federer from semifinal contention and gave Simon a spot in the last four. Heading into Friday, the semifinal scenarios for the red […]

Williams Sisters headed for a Showdown in Doha

The best eight women tennis players are in Dohar competing for the Sony Ericsson season ending championship, and a share of the $4.45 million prize money. The eight are split into two groups of four players each, referred to as the White and Maroon groups. I wonder why Maroon was chosen? The white group consists […]

Giles Simon is going to Shanghai!

For one player in particular the news that Rafael Nadal had pulled out of the Masters Cup was music to his ears. Gilles Simon will be the second Frenchman to be included in the top elite players who will compete for the season-ending Cup in China. As the ninth ranked player, and the player who […]

Uncle Tony agrees with me!

Tennis,Toni Nadal 01 Nov 2008

It’s nice to have your opinion reinforced by the respected coach and confidante of Rafael Nadal, when in an exclusive interview this past week Uncle Tony, the man who continues to guide Nadal’s career, confirmed that it was his contention that playing on US hard courts is detrimental to a player’s health. He went on […]

Can David Nalbandian lead Argentine to the Davis Cup?

David Nalabandian is the holder of numerous sporting records, most of which have come on the tennis courts of the world where he has shown since he began as a junior player that he has the skill to be nicknamed the ‘King’ of Argentine tennis. He was born on New Year’s Day in 1982, a […]

Its Lights out for Rafa in Paris!

Don’t you hate it when some know-it-all keeps coming up with the right predictions. I’ve written about Nadal’s problems for 4 months now, and the gut feeling I had that something was not right with him. Now unfortunately he has been forced to withdraw from the Paris event with a painful knee injury, and will […]

Davydenko’s Checkered Career.

Controversy has surrounded the ‘Iron Man’ of tennis for a few years. Twice he has been warned or given a code violation by an umpire for not performing at his best, or giving his best effort. He almost never complains, a trait of his tough Russian upbringing, but it has been obvious to many of […]

Tennis’ Double Martinas - Martina Navratilova and Martina Hingis

A name is a name is a name. Two great players, Martina Navratilova and Martina Hingis, share a common name. Both are the same, yet are so different. One born in Czechoslovakia and the other in Switzerland, each has left an indelible mark on Womens tennis. Both were great singles and doubles players, both played […]

Patrick McEnroe America’s Renaissance Man.

Patrick McEnroe 30 Oct 2008

Overshadowed by his older brother’s world class performances on the tennis courts of the world, Patrick has settled into a niche that John could not hope to fill, even on his most placid day. Patrick McEnroe has become more than a coach, more than a motivator for Davis Cup players, and more than a TV […]

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