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Memphis Open final: Nishikori makes history by defeating Anderson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Kei Nishikori of Japan beat South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 Sunday in the Memphis Open championship, becoming the first man to win three straight titles at this tournament. Nishikori improved to 13-1 here where Jimmy Connors failed not once but twice to win three straight titles at this indoor tournament. Tommy Haas and Todd Martin also missed out on a three...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nishikori 3-peats as Memphis champ, beats Anderson 6-4, 6-4

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Kei Nishikori of Japan beat South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 Sunday in the Memphis Open championship, becoming the first man to win three straight titles at this tournament. Nishikori improved to 13-1 here where Jimmy Connors failed not once but twice to win three straight titles at this indoor tournament. Tommy Haas and Todd Martin also missed out on a...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Connors: Reunion match against Krickstein will be his last

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- More than 20 years after Jimmy Connors left the tennis tour, he's finally announcing his retirement. Ahead of a reunion exhibition match against Aaron Krickstein on Tuesday, the 62-year-old Connors said the match would be his last in public because health issues make it difficult for him to play competitively. Connors has undergone three hip replacements. It's...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Connors says he's done playing tennis in public

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) More than 20 years after Jimmy Connors left the tennis tour, he's finally announcing his retirement. Ahead of a reunion exhibition match against Aaron Krickstein on Tuesday, the 62-year-old Connors said the match would be his last in public because health issues make it difficult for him to play competitively. Connors has undergone three hip replacements. It...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych Faced His Demons And Rafael Nadal… And Lived To Tell About It

It is one of the most famous quotes in tennis history. After beating Jimmy Connors in 1980, Vitas Gerulaitis — who had lost his previous 16 matches to Jimbo — said, “No one beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row!” Never mind the fact that Bjorn Borg had won 20 matches against Gerulaitis without a defeat — the quote is rightly considered a classic, and it was typical of...
Via Attacking The Net
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych Faced His Demons And Rafael Nadal… And Lived To Tell About It

It is one of the most famous quotes in tennis history. After beating Jimmy Connors in 1980, Vitas Gerulaitis — who had lost his previous 16 matches to Jimbo — said, “Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row!” Never mind the fact that Bjorn Borg had won 20 matches against Gerulaitis without a defeat — the quote is rightly considered a classic, and it was typical of...
Via Bloguin Best
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top Five Moments of the U.S. Open on CBS

As CBS enters its final week of airing the U.S. Open, let’s look at some of the moments that have made the tennis tournament one of the signature events for the Tiffany Network. The U.S. Open stayed with CBS through some of the network’s best times and even during a period when it lost the NFL, college football and MLB. Now that US Tennis Association is ending its partnership...
Via Awful Announcing
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 12, 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

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

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

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, with...
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
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