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FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: American teen Tiafoe makes Slam debut

PARIS (AP) When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1989, when a couple of guys named Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did it. Chang beat Sampras in the second round that year, then went on to become the youngest champion in Roland Garros...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Roddick Can Coast Through Final Three Events In PowerShares Series

The 12-city tour of one-night tournaments played during March and April is coming to a close, as there are only three events left, all of which are taking place this week. The 2015 PowerShares Series is a competitive tennis circuit featuring legendary tennis icons and world-renowned champions Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, James...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

PowerShares Series Returns This Week With Two of Three Events In Texas

The 2015 PowerShares Series is a competitive tennis circuit featuring legendary tennis icons and world-renowned champions such as Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, James Blake, and Mark Philippoussis. The 12-city tour of one-night tournaments is played in major arenas during March and April 2015 and so far to date, four tournaments...
Via Attacking The Net
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

PowerShares Series Continues Tour With Chicago Event Headlined By Roddick and McEnroe

Former stars of the ATP Tour including Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, James Blake, and Mark Philippoussis square off in the PowerShares QQQ Challenge in Chicago, Illinois on April 2nd. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill players; eligible players competing on the Champions Series have either held a top-5 singles ranking; been a...
Via Attacking The Net
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

PowerShares Series Makes Stop in Nebraska

Miss the tennis stars you followed closely in the last decade? Stars like Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, James Blake, and Mark Philippoussis? Well you’re in luck—former tennis stars will get back onto the court during the Powershares Tennis Series. The Champions Series, which has been sponsored by PowerShares QQQ since 2011...
Via Attacking The Net
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Federer, Sampras' Aces top Djokovic's Royals in IPTL inaugural

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning out at different stages of the four-leg mixed tournament,...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Indian Aces top team in inaugural IPTL

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning out at different stages of the four-leg mixed tournament...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hammer Versus Steel

In tennis, the hammer — the weapon that can take the racquet out of an opponent’s hand — is the serve. In the face of a hammer, it is up to the opponent to show enough steel to get serves back and create attritional baseline tennis with extended rallies that wear down the quick-strike artist. This is the clear contrast, the clash of colors which will visit the green lawn of...
Via Bloguin Best
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hammer Versus Steel

In tennis, the hammer — the weapon that can take the racquet out of an opponent’s hand — is the serve. In the face of a hammer, it is up to the opponent to show enough steel to get serves back and create attritional baseline tennis with extended rallies that wear down the quick-strike artist. This is the clear contrast, the clash of colors which will visit the green lawn of...
Via Attacking The Net
July 03, 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

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

Surfaces provide variety and challenges

Surfaces provide variety and challengesTennis is played on a variety of surfaces. The most common is the hard court, sometimes known as har-tru, also seen in other iterations such as DecoTurf, Plexicushion, and plain old concrete. Then there’s clay, which also takes a number of forms, though the most common are the green that you see in most country clubs and the red of Roland...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Sampras: Federer can win another major title

Former No. 1 Pete Sampras says Roger Federer could play for another ''two, three, four more years'' and add to his tally of 17 Grand Slam titles. Speaking ahead of an exhibition match against Andre Agassi in London on March 3, Sampras said on a conference call that he is ''amazed'' by Federer's longevity. Asked if Federer could win another Grand Slam title, Sampras says Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sampras returns to Aussie Open to present trophy

Pete Sampras doesn't understand how Roger Federer does it. When he reached the age of 31, he was burned out from the grind of the tour, the constant travel. It was difficult to stay motivated. That's why Sampras decided to walk away on top - after winning his 14th Grand Slam title at the 2002 U.S. Open. ''I was fatigued the last couple years,'' he said Friday at the Australian...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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