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Ricky’s Picks Going Into The Week Ends Men’s Tennis Tour News From Metz: Goffin, Monfils Remain HOT thumbnail

Ricky’s Picks Going Into The Week Ends Men’s Tennis Tour News From Metz: Goffin, Monfils Remain HOT

The host nation's hopes are still alive for what would be a sixth consecutive Moselle Open title won by a French player, but they also took a hit on Friday. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset in the quarterfinals by a red-hot David Goffin
WOMENS TENNIS Update : EVERYTHING THATS HAPPENING Around the World ,O.K. mostly It’s The Asian Swing thumbnail

WOMENS TENNIS Update : EVERYTHING THATS HAPPENING Around the World ,O.K. mostly It’s The Asian Swing

What a way to celebrate China's newest big event: On the very day they hold the draw for their new Premier Five, China's best-ever player, Li Na, announces her retirement!
JUDGE ROBERT J. KELLEHER KNEW A SHOE CLERK WHEN HE SAW ONE / USTA  ” IF THE SHOE FITS , WEAR IT ”  BY SIGRID DRAPER thumbnail

JUDGE ROBERT J. KELLEHER KNEW A SHOE CLERK WHEN HE SAW ONE / USTA ” IF THE SHOE FITS , WEAR IT ” BY SIGRID DRAPER

When I was a young girl, my Mother would take me to a Shoe store to buy my One yearly pair of shoes. I only got one pair because that was all she could afford. She always bought an expensive pair of Saddle Oxfords that had no style but endured forever! I know "Forever" because no matter how I abused them, they would not scuff, and they would not wear out!
RAFAEL NADAL AND RONALDO TO MEET AGAIN AT THE POKER TABLE , THIS TIME ON LONDON thumbnail

RAFAEL NADAL AND RONALDO TO MEET AGAIN AT THE POKER TABLE , THIS TIME ON LONDON

Rafael Nadal and ex-Brazilian footballer Ronaldo will square off at the gaming table in live head-to-head poker match, billed as "The Duel," with Nadal accepting the challenge of the November 6 showdown in London.
ROGER FEDERER COVERS TOWN & COUNTRY OCTOBER – Issue on newsstands 9/16 thumbnail

ROGER FEDERER COVERS TOWN & COUNTRY OCTOBER – Issue on newsstands 9/16

Roger Federer covers the October issue of Town & Country. In the magazine, he opens up about how he deals with failure, his wife and children, and why he still has the urge to keep playing tennis.
SCOTLAND STAYS IN UNITED KINGDOM, ANDY MURRAY LIKELY TO HELP HOST DAVIS CUP TIE thumbnail

SCOTLAND STAYS IN UNITED KINGDOM, ANDY MURRAY LIKELY TO HELP HOST DAVIS CUP TIE

The vote is in. It was too close to call. How difficult to be a celebrity with such a huge issue being disputed. Please understand the Murray Clan if you were in their position. Truly fits the expression of being between a rock and a hard place ...
GLOBAL TENNIS ICON , CHAMPION , SPORTSWOMAN LI NA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT thumbnail

GLOBAL TENNIS ICON , CHAMPION , SPORTSWOMAN LI NA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Chinese tennis trailblazer and reigning Australian Open champion Li Na today brought down the curtain on a glittering 15-year professional career with the announcement of her official retirement from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
GIRLS GONE WILD, “BESTIES” Caroline Wozniacki & Serena Williams Footloose & Fancy Free by Disco Dottie thumbnail

GIRLS GONE WILD, “BESTIES” Caroline Wozniacki & Serena Williams Footloose & Fancy Free by Disco Dottie

Serena Williams slept through American morning television appearances this week, leaving several morning chat shows high and dry after partying until the small hours in New York with losing finalist and good friend Caroline Wozniacki.
ROY EMERSON TENNIS CHAMPION RUNS THE BEST TENNIS CAMP IN THE WORLD @ THE PALACE HOTEL IN GSTAAD , SWITZERLAND  BY RICHARD EVANS thumbnail

ROY EMERSON TENNIS CHAMPION RUNS THE BEST TENNIS CAMP IN THE WORLD @ THE PALACE HOTEL IN GSTAAD , SWITZERLAND BY RICHARD EVANS

By the time Roy Emerson had won the Swiss Open title at Gstaad five times in the sixties and returned to lose in the final to Ilie Natsase in 1973, he was falling in the love with the place. For a country boy from the flat Out Back of Queensland, the soaring Alps encased in their mountain greenery which were so visible from his room at the imposing Palace Hotel offered a spellbindingly different view during the summer months.
MELANIE OUDIN TO DEFEND HER 2013 TITLE AT THE RED ROCK PRO OPEN IN LAS VEGAS / 10SBALLS.COM SPONSORS THE PLAYERS PARTY thumbnail

MELANIE OUDIN TO DEFEND HER 2013 TITLE AT THE RED ROCK PRO OPEN IN LAS VEGAS / 10SBALLS.COM SPONSORS THE PLAYERS PARTY

Once America’s tennis sweetheart following her amazing quarterfinal run as a 17-year-old at the 2009 US Open, Melanie Oudin quickly turned into a Las Vegas crowd favorite capturing the singles title last year at Las Vegas’ only professional tennis tournament.
2015 DAVIS CUP DRAW REVEALED; UNITED STATES HEADED TO GREAT BRITAIN  BY RICKY DIMON thumbnail

2015 DAVIS CUP DRAW REVEALED; UNITED STATES HEADED TO GREAT BRITAIN BY RICKY DIMON

The 2015 Davis Cup World Group draw ceremony took place on Thursday in Dubai and it produced a rematch of this year's first-round tie between the United States and Great Britain. Team USA, which lost to the visiting Brits in San Diego, Calif., will go on the road March 6-8 of next season at a specific site to be determined.
HOW TO WALK FORWARD ON THE TIGHTROPE OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT  BY CRAIG  CIGNARELLI thumbnail

HOW TO WALK FORWARD ON THE TIGHTROPE OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT BY CRAIG CIGNARELLI

After a quarter century of questionably-successful exploits, the USTA Player Development (PD) division is, once again, making a change. Patrick McEnroe no longer sports the PD crown, and the National Board has begun the search for a successor. Having spent the last two decades watching regime after regime take the PD division’s reigns – only to drop them a few years later after effecting policies that have yet to produce a US Champion – I’m inclined to offer some thoughts...
DAVIS CUP OR ” SCHMAVIS CUP ” , USTA SEEMS TO HAVE TROUBLE COMMUNICATING THEIR COMMUNICATIONS thumbnail

DAVIS CUP OR ” SCHMAVIS CUP ” , USTA SEEMS TO HAVE TROUBLE COMMUNICATING THEIR COMMUNICATIONS

The TENNIS CHANNEL is our host this week bringing the Davis cup from around the world to our tv or mobile devices via tennis channel everywhere. ( LIVE ! ) We saw the stadium in Geneva , Switzerland FULL. WE SAW THE FRENCH TIE BEING PLAYED IN PARIS. FULLER THAN FULL.
THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES – By American Guardian Of The Game thumbnail

THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES – By American Guardian Of The Game

Patrick McEnroe, you are responsible for directing the quite extensive resources of the USTA into junior player development.
AMERICAN TENNIS DOESN’T NEED TO SUCK BY BILL SCANLON , A FORMER ATP # 9 IN THE WORLD , ADIOS PATRICK thumbnail

AMERICAN TENNIS DOESN’T NEED TO SUCK BY BILL SCANLON , A FORMER ATP # 9 IN THE WORLD , ADIOS PATRICK

Last year, my partner and I formed Advantage USA Tennis, a non-profit to help support and promote American tennis. Just for fun, we imagined what we might do if our goal was, instead, to keep American tennis in the dumps.










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ROGER FEDERER IS LEADING SWITZERLAND TO THE WIN IN NOVEMBER DAVIS CUP , HE PLAYED AWESOME TENNIS IN GENEVA thumbnail

ROGER FEDERER IS LEADING SWITZERLAND TO THE WIN IN NOVEMBER DAVIS CUP , HE PLAYED AWESOME TENNIS IN GENEVA

Roger Federer, the man who has won just about everything it is possible to win in top-flight tennis, is now in touching distance of the one big prize he still craves after guiding Switzerland through to the 2014 Davis Cup final against France.
PATRICK MCENROE STEPS DOWN FROM HIS USTA POST , FINALLY ! & PLEASE READ OUR ” EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES ” thumbnail

PATRICK MCENROE STEPS DOWN FROM HIS USTA POST , FINALLY ! & PLEASE READ OUR ” EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES ”

Patrick McEnroe announced that he is stepping down from his position as USTA Head of Player Development, effective immediately. McEnroe made it plain that his decision to stand down was heavily influenced by the USTAs plans to relocate to a new $60 million player-development complex in Lake Nona, Fla., outside Orlando, in two years time.
SWITZERLAND WILL PLAY FRANCE / & USA , AUSTRALIA , & CANADA & MORE ALL WIN DAVIS CUP MATCHES thumbnail

SWITZERLAND WILL PLAY FRANCE / & USA , AUSTRALIA , & CANADA & MORE ALL WIN DAVIS CUP MATCHES

The ITF has announced the results for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinals, World Group play-offs and Zone Group ties taking place on 12-14 September. The World Group play-off tie between India and Serbia in Bangalore has been suspended overnight due to rain and will resume at 12:00 local time (06:30 GMT) on Monday 15 September.
EPA DAVIS CUP PHOTO GALLERY OF ROGER FEDERER thumbnail

EPA DAVIS CUP PHOTO GALLERY OF ROGER FEDERER

Click here to check out these Davis Cup photos of Roger Federer.
THE STORY OF LONG DISTANCE COMPANIES by Craig Cignarelli thumbnail

THE STORY OF LONG DISTANCE COMPANIES by Craig Cignarelli

In the 1990’s, tennis academies started popping up, like meerkats, all around the country. Playing off the successes of Bollettieri’s model, Russia’s Spartak, Hopman’s Saddlebrook site, and Sanchez-Casal’s place in Spain, single-court facilities, where one coach taught three or four students, suddenly become academies.