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Looking Ahead To The Start Of The ATP World Tour In 2014

by Thaddeus McCarthy Dear Fans, As we are are now at the end of the ATP tennis season, I thought it would be good to assess how the beginning of the ATP season is looking heading into next year. We start off as always Down Under, with the Heineken Open in New Zealand, and the Sydney International, before the first grand slam of the year. As this is the start of the year, it usually...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

10 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Tennis…

Unusual scoring, loud grunts and ultra-fast serves make tennis a game that’s full of quirks. Read on and learn from Wimbledon Debenture Holders, the top supplier of Wimbledon tickets 2014 (http://www.wimbledondebentureholders.com/), about ten unusual tennis facts. 1. Why are tennis balls green? Amazingly, tennis balls aren’t actually green. They’re a specific color known as...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Present Day Serena Williams Far From Her Non-Competitive Pro Debut

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher What else can you say about Serena Williams? This woman never seemingly ceases to amaze, continuing to stake her claim as the greatest tennis player of all time with a fourth year-end WTA Championship title. Her win in Istanbul was her 57th career singles title and concluded 2013 winning $12.4 million in prize money (she’s won $53.9 million in prize...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and James Blake Talk Tennis!

Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and James Blake held court and talked tennis Thursday in a conference call with the media to promote the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit. The following is the transcript of the call where a number of subjects where presented with some fascinating responses. RANDY WALKER: Thanks, everybody, for joining us today on our PowerShares Series conference...
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October 24, 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...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Should The Grand Slams “Spread The Wealth” More To Developing Nations?

By Dan O’Connell In 1986, Wimbledon established the Grand Slam Development Fund, when they donated 100,000 pounds to the International Tennis Federation.  In 2012, Grand Slam nations provided the Grand Slam Development Fund $400,000 each, or $1.6 million.  Since 1986, Grand Slam nations have donated $40 million, with a main purpose to allow the ITF to employ ten full-time development...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

A Year of Firsts for Milos Raonic and Canada

By Mark McCormick   Canada, a country that is so passionate for hockey, has had their eyes on tennis lately. Tennis? Canada is one of the coldest countries in the world, but that hasn’t stopped the rapid rise of tennis star Milos Raonic from training. The 2013 season has been a groundbreaking year for the young Canadian, cracking into the world’s top 10 for the first time in...
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October 02, 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...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

New Tennis Movie “2nd Serve” Now Available

LOUISVILLE — “2nd Serve” – a romantic comedy set in the world of local, club tennis, starring Josh Hopkins of “Cougar Town,” Cameron Monaghan of TV’s “Shameless” and “Click” and Alexie Gilmore of “World’s Greatest Dad” and “Grey’s Anatomy” – is now available for purchase on DVD and for digital download. “2nd Serve” is available for purchase...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Roger Federer’s Devotion To His Charitable Foundation “The Fabric of Who He Is”

“What can tennis do to improve lives in Africa” was the subject of the “Credit Suisse Tennis Debate” held in New York City in advance of the 2013 U.S. Open as panelist Stacey Allaster, the CEO of the WTA, joined Janine Handel, the CEO of the Roger Federer Foundation, as well as former pro and ATP Board Member Justin Gimelstob and Lorne Abony, the Chairman and CEO of Mood...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

TITANIC SURVIVOR’S JOURNEY TO THE U.S. SINGLES FINAL 100 YEARS AGO

There was a lot different about the US Open 100 years ago than it is today. For starters, it was not called the U.S. Open, but the “Nationals” in the era before tennis was professional. It was also held on grass courts in the quiet, quaint confines of the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, the modern-day home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. But the 1913 U.S. Nationals...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Roger Federer’s First U.S. Open Title

In 2004, Roger Federer entered the US Open after a disappointing showing at the Olympic Games in Athens, losing in the second round of both singles and doubles. He had won twice at Wimbledon and secured one title at the Australian Open, but had to conqueror the concrete courts of the Flushing Meadows. Rene Stauffer, the author of the book ROGER FEDERER: QUEST FOR PERFECTION, $19...
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August 22, 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...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Masters Gallery: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Azarenka and Many More

Mason, Ohio — The hottest names in tennis hit the courts over the past couple of days. Check out the gallery to see your favorites! Gallery by photographer Christopher Levy. Novak Djokovic in action at the Western & Southern Open ...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Fights off Grigor Dimitrov; Roger Federer up Next

Rafael Nadal sets up quarterfinal meeting with Roger Federer. MASON, Ohio — Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov had only met twice before Thursday evening’s three set showdown. In their first meeting, Dimitrov was a newcomer on tour, just 18 years of age. He played a great match and even took the second set against Nadal, but the then-world No. 1 was just too much for the young...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

John Isner Lone American Standing; Serena Williams Survives Scare in Cincinnati

John Isner lone American standing MASON, Ohio — American men’s tennis is in a bit of a slump, to say the least. This is the first week in the 40-year history of the ATP rankings that no American man has been in the top 20, with John Isner ranked the highest at No. 22. It seems that American men are setting new lows often these days, and it is a trend that they surely would love...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Masters Gallery: Sharapova, Williams, Harrison, Fish and Many More

MASON, Ohio — All the happenings from the first three days of the Western & Southern Open! Gallery by Christopher Levy. ...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

18-year-old Mackenzie McDonald Makes an Impression at Cincinnati Masters

Mackenzie McDonald (By Christopher Levy for Tennis Grandstand) MASON, Ohio – American teenager Mackenzie McDonald has made history this week by being the youngest unranked teen to qualify for a Masters event. But he may not be here to stay for long. Eighteen-year-old McDonald has played just six official ITF or ATP tennis matches in his life. He lost to Alex Kuznetzov in the first...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Americans Mardy Fish and Brian Baker on the Comeback Trails at Cincinnati

Mardy Fish (By Christopher Levy for Tennis Grandstand) MASON, Ohio — Two Americans who could have easily been top players by now, if not for their numerous injuries and health issues, continued on their newest comeback trails in Cincinnati on Monday. Mardy Fish, a former top 10 player who has been sidelined for mcuh of the last 16 months with a heart issue, was up against Philipp...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Citi Open Finals Gallery: Del Potro, Rybarikova Capture Titles in Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Argentine Juan Martin del Potro returned to Washington, D.C. after a three year hiatus to claim his third Citi Open title against American John Isner, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. (Finals gallery at bottom) “It’s amazing, I’m so happy to win here once again,” the 24-year-old stated after the final. “When you win a tournament its special, its big. After Wimbledon...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Citi Open Saturday Gallery: Isner and Del Potro to Meet in Final

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Super Saturday at the Citi Open saw John Isner and Juan Martin del Potro defeat their respective opponents, Dmitry Tursunov and Tommy Haas to reach the men’s singles final. Andrea Petkovic also defeated Alize Cornet and will meet Magdalena Rybarikova in the women’s final. Gallery by Tennis Grandstand photographer Christopher Levy. ...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Insider’s Look at Super Saturday at the Citi Open with Del Potro, Dimitrov, Petkovic

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Set against the backdrop of downtown Washington, D.C., this week’s Citi Open has brought some of tennis’ most recognizable names to the tournament, including Juan Martin del Potro, Tommy Haas and the youngest player in the women’s draw, 17-year-old newcomer and American Taylor Townsend. It was a full schedule on tap with both men’s singles semifinals...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Back Into the Top 50: The Resurgence of Dmitry Tursunov

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly twenty years ago, Dmitry Tursunov stepped off the plane from Russia, ready to take on the tennis world at the tender age of twelve. His father was determined to make a tennis champion in the family and the talented Tursunov obliged with a move to the United States. Despite rising to a career-high ranking of world No. 20 in 2006, it wasn’t always an easy...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Citi Open Friday Gallery: Cornet, Tursunov, Petkovic and More

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friday at the Citi Open brought plenty of good tennis action to the District of Columbia. Players in the gallery below include Angelique Kerber, Dmitry Tursunov, Marinko Matosevic, Alize Cornet, Andrea Petkovic, Magdalena Rybarikova and more! Gallery by Tennis Grandstand photographer Christopher Levy. ...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

U.S. Open – Tie-Break City

By James A. Crabtree With the U.S. Open fast approaching now seems as good a time as any to look back on the greatest tie-breakers ever. There is no better place to start than with the only slam to play a tie-break in the deciding fifth set. From one angle it’s a shame the Americans get to miss out on a possibly endless epic that might stretch on for days, like the 1080 points...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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