Of the many tournaments this week, Stuttgart definitely had the spotlight and if you had the little known provider, beING, you got to see the return of Maria Sharapova. And of course, Tennis Channel had Nadal… Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Stuttgart/Clay/Premier) [Draw] TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul … Continue reading Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 4-30
Will this be the year Nadal gets his tenth title at Monte Carlo? His draw is favorable; he did not have to contend with any top seeds, notably, Djokovic, Murray or Wawrinka. Tournaments This Week: Biyuan Cup Zhenghou Women’s Tennis Open (China/Hard-court) Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (Monaco/Clay) Fed … Continue reading Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 4-23
On a weekend when patriotism is bolstered in tennis venues around the world, Fed Cup quickly ventured into nationalism with the disorderly conduct of Illie Nastase. Romania’s Fed Cup captain and the former world number one and Grand Slam champion has never been known for his … Continue reading Fed Cup: From Patriotism to Nationalism and Disorderly Conduct
Players no doubt are preparing to bring their best to the French Open. Some, like Federer have taken to resting and others are determined to get as much match play as they can in the eleven ATP and nine WTA lead-up tournaments. Americans reportedly love … Continue reading Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 4-16
There is nothing like the atmosphere at a Davis or Fed Cup Rubber! It is fandom and nationalism at its peak. The venue is packed. The music is loud. The fans cheer, boo, chant and dance with flags, signs and in their country’s gear. This … Continue reading Will Haggerty’s Proposal Improve Our Davis Cup Experience?
WTA and ATP players left Miami for Charleston, Monterrey and Davis cup. 5. The ITF announced a major restructuring of entry-level professional tennis, ie ITF Prof Circuit (Men and Women) with the inception of a new global ITF Transition Tour in 2019. The reform programme is in … Continue reading Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 4-9