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Why there’s a Love-Hate Relationship Between Soccer Powers Argentina and Brazil

Editor’s note: One of the less discussed topics at this World Cup has been the vocal animosity that Brazil fans have shown towards Argentina, whether it’s Brazilians booing the Argentina team and/or cheering on Argentina’s opposition. Now with Argentina in the final on Brazil soil, we thought it’d be a good opportunity to have World Soccer Talk writer Juan Arango shine some...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

“On This Day In Tennis History” Mobile App Now Available On Kindle

NEW YORK – “On This Day In Tennis History,” the book and mobile app that documents daily anniversaries of historic and unusual events in tennis history, is now available as an electronic Kindle download. The new electronic version – and the mobile app – have been updated with recent tennis happenings into 2014. The Kindle edition of the compilation is available for $7.99...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: The 10 Most Significant Men’s Matches Of All Time

The following list is sure to raise some pointed questions and spirited disagreements, but it is based on the simple contention that a significant match and a great match aren’t one and the same thing. Many far greater and more memorable matches have been staged at Wimbledon, but only a few other men’s matches can rival the following 10 as far as raw significance is concerned...
Via Attacking The Net
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: The 10 Most Significant Men’s Matches Of All Time

The following list is sure to raise some pointed questions and spirited disagreements, but it is based on the simple contention that a significant match and a great match aren’t one and the same thing. Many far greater and more memorable matches have been staged at Wimbledon, but only a few other men’s matches can rival the following 10 as far as raw significance is concerned...
Via Bloguin Best
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Flashback: JC

gettyimages.com This week's TennisIDENTITY Flashback focuses on the Belleville Basher himself, Jimmy Connors. Connors is still a formidable presence in...
Via Tennis Identity
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

25 Years Ago Michael Chang Went on an Underdog Run for the Ages and Ushered in a Golden Age of American Men’s Tennis

The summer of 1989 began in Beijing. College students in China’s capital protested a hardline government that had thwarted populist political and economic reforms. The government responded with tanks and assault rifles, killing and wounding a still unknown number of civilians. Seventeen-year-old Michael Chang was in Paris playing a tennis tournament: The French Open. It was only...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Connors plays with fire.

Life without Maria. Jimmy Connors plays tennis with fire in this video about his creation of a poster in support...
Via Tennis Identity
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

McEnroe Wins Nashville PowerShares and Clinches the Season Title

By Brad Hunter (March 13, 2014) NASHVILLE – It makes cosmic sense John McEnroe clinched the PowerShares title in “Music City,” on Wednesday night. He loves his guitar playing and is married to rocker goddess Patty Smyth.  He’s also in amazing shape, and glides around the court like a current ATP Tour professional.  McEnroe defeated Pat Cash in the final set 6-3 after beating...
Via Tennis Panorama
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Connors Ready for PowerShares Series Stops in Nashville and Charlotte

By Brad Hunter NASHVILLE – Jimmy Connors will be making his 2014 debut in the PowerShares Series in Nashville, TN on Wednesday, March 12th.  Connors last played the PowerShares Series in 2012.  For the stop in Nashville, Connors will be joined by Pat Cash, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl.  To get ready for the event, PowerShares held a conference call with Connors and the media...
Via Tennis Panorama
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Federer eases into Australian Open quarters

Sixth-seeded Roger Federer has equaled Jimmy Connors' record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday. It was also the 11th straight year the Swiss star has reached the quarters at Melbourne Park. Federer and Tsonga met twice in the quarterfinals of Grand Slams last year...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Federer tops Tsonga, eases into Australian Open quarterfinals

Sixth-seeded Roger Federer has equaled Jimmy Connors record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday. It was also the 11th straight year the Swiss star has reached the quarters at Melbourne Park. Federer and Tsonga met twice in the quarterfinals of Grand Slams last year, with...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

John McEnroe vs. Jimmy Connors – Remembering A Fiery Confrontation From An Exhibition Match!

When one thinks of the greatest rivalries in the history of tennis, John McEnroe vs. Jimmy Connors is near the top of the list. While many remember their epic duels at the US Open and Wimbledon, one of their most combative confrontations may have come in an exhibition match! As documented in the mobile app and book ON THIS DAY IN TENNIS HISTORY (www.TennisHistoryApp.com), this famous...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Forget The GOAT Debate! Let’s Talk About The GROAT!

By Thaddeus McCarthy As we are in the (short) off-season, I thought now would be a perfect time to look at some historical aspects of our great game. Rather than discussing my opinions on the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) debate (which is a boring and tedious one), I will instead talk about the GROAT (Greatest Record of All Time) debate. Whether it is Roger Federer’s 17 Grand Slams...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharapova hires Groeneveld as coach

Maria Sharapova has hired Sven Groeneveld as her coach, three months after splitting from Jimmy Connors following one match. The four-time major champion says on her Facebook account on Thursday: "It has been a very seamless transition and I have had a lot of fun with the hard work we have put in so far." Sharapova was injured for most of the second half of 2013, playing...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova Taps Sven Groeneveld as New Coach

(Photo from Maria Sharapova’s Facebook page) (November 21, 2013) Maria Sharapova has tapped Sven Groeneveld as her new coach. I was just three months ago that the Russian split with her last coach, Hall of Famer Jimmy Connors, just after one match. Sharapova her Facebook page: I’m happy to announce my official partnership with Sven Groeneveld. We’ve been working together...
Via Tennis Panorama
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

What does a tennis crowd want most?

What they want is spectacle. What they want is the best that you have to offer, no questions asked. They want to see you bleed for victory and leave it all out there in defeat. In 1991, that’s what Jimmy Connors did at the U.S. Open. I am referring to the excellent documentary recently aired on ESPN as part of the 30 for 30 series, which is definitely worth checking out as a whole...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

30 For 30 Review - This Is What They Want

Director - Brian Koppelman and David Levien Length - 52 minutes without commercials (1 hour with) Installment - #56 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To - The 16th Man, Survive And Advance Grade - Early 30's of 56. Review - There are two things thus far that I'll say about this year's crop of 30 For 30's. 1) None of them have stuck...
Via Awful Announcing
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN’s 30 for 30 to Air Jimmy Connors Documentary “This is What They Want “ Premiering October 29

(October 23, 2013) ESPN Films’  30 for 30 film series continues next week with This is What They Want premiering Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film focuses on former tennis icon Jimmy Connors’ surprising and exciting run during the 1991 US Open in the twilight of his career.   When Jimmy Connors arrived in New York for the 1991 US Open, the one-time tennis superstar...
Via Tennis Panorama
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Andy Roddick and James Blake Sign Up For PowerShares Series Tennis Tour

InsideOut Sports & Entertainment today announced the dates, venues and fields for the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit, highlighted by the debuts of Andy Roddick and James Blake, who will join the 12-city tour and play alongside tennis legends such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. The PowerShares Series will kick off on Wednesday, February...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

If YES wants ratings, it should cover the A-Rod trial

With a 31 percent drop in ratings, you'd think the yes men of YES might be scrounging for more topical fare than luring Jimmy Connors to Center Stage with Michael Kay. (Seriously, has the public infatuation with Connors ever been more intense? How did they manage to snag such an exclusive interview! Who's next? Sally Struthers?)Well, one answer might be in that crowd in the...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Gun Shots, Protestors, Bomb Scares and Religious Fanatics – The Most Unusual Delays In Tennis History

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   There is nothing worse than when you are locked into playing – or watching – a great tennis match and there is a delay in play. Rain and sometimes darkness are the most commons delays in play but in the history of tennis, there have been some rather unusual ways where play was delayed. Here are six of the most unusual delays as documented in...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Heyday past, South African tennis center struggles

The gold paint on the winners' boards at the Ellis Park tennis stadium in Johannesburg sparkles with names of the greats: Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Margaret Court, Billie Jean King and many more. Yet an air of neglect cloaks the clubhouse, where dust coats the counter and booths in ''The Tennis Bar,'' its big window overlooking the old center court. Ellis Park...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova reportedly had dad fire Jimmy Connors

Maria Sharapova’s partnership with Jimmy Connors lasted about as long as a lead when Brandon League’s in a ballgame. Less than five days after raving about Connors, Sharapova fired her new coach. She lost to Sloane Stephens in the second round of the Western & Southern Open last week after blowing a one set lead. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharapova to 'Sugarpova' for 2 weeks?

Maria Sharapova seems to be into short-term commitments these days. Her partnership with former great Jimmy Connors as coach lasted about a month and only one actual match . And, now, the Russian tennis star reportedly wants to change her name -- but only for a couple of weeks. Those couple of weeks would be during the U.S. Open, which begins in New York on Aug. 26. The name change...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennis Grandstand’s Editing and Writing Team Has Moved to Tennis View Magazine!

August 18, 2013 — Your favorite Tennis Grandstand writers have moved and found a new home on Tennis View Magazine, http://www.TennisViewMag.com! The current writing team behind Tennis Grandstand has grown this tennis outlet into one of the premiere sites for all things tennis, and is highly regarded by fans and media alike for its tennis news and analysis coverage. Our writing...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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