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Ryan Harrison outlasts Mardy Fish at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Mardy Fish, playing competitive tennis for the first time in over 18 months, battled for 2 hours, 36 minutes Thursday before losing to fellow American Ryan Harrison, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open. Fish had two match points at 15-40 in the 10th game of the third set, but Harrison wiggled free. After both held serve to force...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish flips over net, gets caught (Video)

Mardy Fish had a funny moment during his return to the court on Thursday at Indian Wells. Playing his first singles tournament since 2013 after missing time because of a heart procedure and anxiety disorder, Fish was chasing down a drop shot by Ryan Harrison in the third set of their first-round match when he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Palm Springs Hotels As Low As $56 For BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California will feature some top tennis talent. This is the first time that Men’s Tennis’ “Big Four” have claimed the top four seeds at the BNP Paribas Open. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray will headline an exciting field of the best players in Men’s and Women’s Tennis. The Open will last from March 9th...
Via Attacking The Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Little Kid Fools Roger Federer with Great Lob Shot

During an exhibition game between Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer, a kid in the stands decided to challenge one of the greatest tennis players of all time. And he kicked Federer’s ass. Dimitrov loved it too. Federer was stunned. It was a really fun moment. Dimitrov went on to win the exhibition in three sets. The post Little Kid Fools Roger Federer with Great Lob Shot appeared...
Via The Garbage Time
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray to work with Bjorkman, could make Swede his coach

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray is testing out retired Swedish tennis player Jonas Bjorkman, with a view to adding the doubles specialist to his coaching team. The fourth-ranked Murray has been looking for a second coach to work alongside Amelie Mauresmo since splitting from long-time team member Dani Vallverdu in November. Bjorkman will spend a week with Murray next month ahead of potentially...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

On Pirates, Ping Pong And Zoolander: The Best Tweets From Roger Federer’s Twitter Q&A

@rogerfederer What are you doing Rog? #HungryRF #NotaLindorBallRog #AskRF pic.twitter.com/52BI2BZQWu — Chocoholic18 (@TennisCricChoco) March 10, 2015 On Tuesday, Roger Federer held a Twitter Q&A where he invited fans to tweet at him using the hashtag #AskRF. Federer took a ton of questions and he even apologized for moving slowly due to the number of tweets Article found on...
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams slated for Friday return to Indian Wells

  Top-ranked Serena Williams will play her first match at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night in her return to the tournament she has boycotted since 2001. She will meet the winner of a first-round match between Monica Niculescu of Romania and Alexsandra Krunic of Serbia. Williams brings an 11-match winning streak into the tournament she has won twice, including 2001. She received...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer faces next generation Grigor Dimitrov in exhibition

  To Roger Federer, the math is simple: He owns a record 17 major titles, Rafael Nadal has 14, and the Spaniard dominates a certain clay-court Grand Slam tournament. ''If he wins the French Open a few more times and I don't win any more, then clearly he can catch me very quickly,'' Federer said Monday. For the part about not winning another major championship, Federer was clearly...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer faces next generation Dimitrov in MSG exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) To Roger Federer, the math is simple: He owns a record 17 major titles, Rafael Nadal has 14, and the Spaniard dominates a certain grass-court Grand Slam tournament. ''If he wins the French Open a few more times and I don't win any more, then clearly he can catch me very quickly,'' Federer said Monday. For the part about not winning another major championship, Federer...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauresmo elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) Two-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Mauresmo won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006. She was No. 1 for 39 weeks in her career, becoming the first Frenchwoman to reach the top of the computer rankings since they were introduced in the 1970s. Mauresmo is now breaking boundaries in a new way, coaching...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray “Jokes” About Davis Cup Teammate Having Side Chick

Andy Murray made things very uncomfortable during a post-match interview after his team’s Davis Cup victory over the United States. When asked how his team would celebrate the victory, Murray informed the viewing audience that teammate Dominic Inglot would enjoy the company of a lovely lady in Glasgow. The only problem is that Inglot also Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray Blows Up Teammate’s Spot About Girlfriend On The Side (Video)

There’s violating bro code, and then there’s what Andy Murray did on live television recently. The tennis star landed his Davis Cup teammate in a world of trouble after revealing a little too much about his love life during an interview with Eurosport following Great Britain’s 3-1 win over the United States in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday. Murray was asked how he and his teammates...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Timea Bacsinszky rallies to win Monterrey Open for 2nd straight title

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland rallied to win the Monterrey Open early Monday for her second straight WTA Tour title in Mexico. The fourth-seeded Bacsinszky beat third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 after waiting out a four-hour rain delay in the second set in the hard-court event at Club Sonoma. Bacsinszky also beat Garcia last week in Acapulco...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Serbia wins reverse singles to sweep Croatia in Davis Cup first round

  Serbia won both reverse singles for a 5-0 victory against Croatia in the Davis Cup World Group first round on Sunday. Filip Krajinovich defeated Franko Skugor 6-4, 6-2 and Viktor Troicki defeated Mate Delic 6-4, 6-3. ''We hoped Novak Djokovic wouldn't play, but that was just wishful thinking,'' Croatian coach Zeljko Krajan said. ''Everything was great, except for the players,...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Murray beats Isner as Britain ousts USA in Round 1

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Andy Murray has won some of the biggest titles in tennis with grand-slam victories at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and a gold medal at his home Olympic Games. Unlikely as it seems, more success could be around the corner in the Davis Cup for Britain's top player. Murray jumped up and down with his jubilant teammates in a celebration huddle after beating John...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Kazakhstan, Italy tied; Nedovesov vs. Fognini to decide it

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Kazakhstan's Davis Cup first-round match with Italy was sent to a deciding fifth rubber match Sunday after Kazakh No. 1 Mikhail Kukushkin beat Andreas Seppi in straight sets to level the tie at 2-2. Following a lengthy first-set tiebreak, Kukushkin had all the momentum as he won 7-6 (8), 6-0, 6-4. Kukushkin gave Seppi just one break opportunity during the match...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Wozniacki cruises into Malaysian Open final

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki moved a step closer to her first WTA title of the year by defeating Hsieh Su-Wei from Taiwan 6-2, 6-2 in the Malaysia Open semifinals on Saturday. The Dane required 77 minutes to beat 2012 champion Hsieh, whose run finally came to an end after she had to go through the qualifiers this year. Alexandra Dulgheru from Romania upset...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Bryan brothers win to keep US alive vs. Britain

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Bob and Mike Bryan kept the United States alive in its Davis Cup first-round tie against Britain, holding off a comeback by Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot to win Saturday's doubles in five sets. The 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (8), 9-7 victory by the Californian brothers reduced the Americans' deficit to 2-1, and took the World Group match to a third and final day. It...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Djokovic plays doubles as Serbia tops Croatia

  Serbia reached the Davis Cup quarterfinals when Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjic beat Croatian duo Marin Draganja and Franko Skugor 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in Saturday's doubles to take an insurmountable 3-0 lead. The top-ranked Djokovic was a late replacement for Viktor Troicki, who had a tough five-set victory over Croatian teen Borna Coric in the opening singles on Friday. Djokovic...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Monterrey Open: Defending champ Ivanovic, Bacsinszky advance to semis

  Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the Monterrey Open semifinals Friday night, beating Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-3, 6-2. On Saturday in the hard-court event at Club Sonoma, Ivanovic will face third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France. Garcia, the runner-up last week in the Mexico Open in Acapulco, led eighth-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Souza defeats Berlocq, gives Brazil 1-0 Davis Cup lead over Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Joao Souza defeated Carlos Berlocq 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 Friday to give Brazil a 1-0 lead over Argentina in their first-round Davis Cup tie on clay. Souza failed to convert two set points in the third set, but rallied to win the last two sets in a match that lasted 4 hours, 57 minutes. In the day's second singles between two nations that are bitter rivals...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Italy's Seppi levels tie at 1-1 in Kazakhstan

  Italy leveled the Davis Cup first-round tie with Kazakhstan at 1-1 after Andreas Seppi defeated Andrei Golubev in the second of Friday's singles. Seppi dominated from the start, and could have closed out the match in straight sets if not for a determined tiebreak performance by the Russian-born Golubev, who forced a fourth set, where Seppi prevailed 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2. Earlier...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Italy's Andreas Seppi to face Kazakhstan's Andrei Golubev in Davis Cup first round

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Andreas Seppi will face Andrei Golubev in the first round of the Davis Cup when Italy takes on Kazakhstan. With Fabio Fognini slated to play only in the doubles, Seppi will play Goubev in the second singles match. Simone Bolelli will play Mikhail Kukushkin in the opening match. In Saturday's doubles, Fognini and Paolo Lorenzi will take on Golubev and Alexander...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Murray to play D. Young as U.S., Britain clash

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Andy Murray, playing in his native Scotland for the first time since winning Wimbledon in 2013, will face Donald Young in the opening singles Friday when Britain hosts the Unites States in the first round of the Davis Cup. John Isner, the highest-ranked U.S. player at No. 20, will play James Ward in the second match at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The draw...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending champ Ivanovic rolls into Monterrey Open quarters

  Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Pauline Parmentier of France 6-3, 6-2. Ivanovic will face France's Kristina Mladenovic, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Russia's Vera Zvonareva in the hard-court event at Sierra Madre Tennis Club. Second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy and eighth-seeded Magdalena...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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