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MEN’S EPA PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE SWISS INDOORS TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN BASEL, CHOSEN BY ALEJANDRO

Click here to see some awesome EPA photos from the Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.
VERDASCO YA ESPERA A FERRER O SEPPI @ THE VALENCIA OPEN MEN’S ATP TENNIS thumbnail

VERDASCO YA ESPERA A FERRER O SEPPI @ THE VALENCIA OPEN MEN’S ATP TENNIS

Fernando Verdasco afrontaba un debut muy complicado en el ‘Valencia Open 500 ATP World Tour’ y no sólo ha salido con el triunfo bajo el brazo sino también con buenas sensaciones de muñeca. La victoria sobre Leonardo Mayer (6-4, 3-6, 6-3) ha dado valor al trabajo del tenista español, que se ha encontrado a gusto a pesar del buen partido de su rival.
SINGAPORE WTA LADIES TENNIS YEAR END FINALS, PHOTOS BY EPA CHOSEN BY ALEJANDRO thumbnail

SINGAPORE WTA LADIES TENNIS YEAR END FINALS, PHOTOS BY EPA CHOSEN BY ALEJANDRO

Check out these photos from the BNP Paribas WTA Finals 2014 in Singapore.
RUSSIAN TENNIS OFFICIAL TARPISCHEV HAS CREATED A MAJOR UPROAR , HE CALLED THE WILLIAMS SISTERS THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS thumbnail

RUSSIAN TENNIS OFFICIAL TARPISCHEV HAS CREATED A MAJOR UPROAR , HE CALLED THE WILLIAMS SISTERS THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS

For the last 30 years, dating back to the days of the Soviet Union and the Cold War, Shamil Tarpischev has not been a man to tangle with. The long standing head of the Russian Tennis Federation is well versed with the corridors of power in the Kremlin and has had the ear of men like Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin. But he will now know not to demean the Williams sisters after a stinging rebuke and $25,000 maximum fine from the WTA.
ANDY MURRAY IS WORKING HARD. LONDON BARCLAYS YEAR END CHAMPS ARE ALMOST IN HIS REACH thumbnail

ANDY MURRAY IS WORKING HARD. LONDON BARCLAYS YEAR END CHAMPS ARE ALMOST IN HIS REACH

Just a few weeks ago Andy Murray’s chances of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals seemed minimal but a second title in the space of four weeks, winning the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, has boosted the Scot’s 2014 position to the extent he currently holds eighth place in the Race for London.
ROGER FEDERER LOVES TO PLAY @ HOME IN BASEL BY RICKY DIMON & ARE LEO & LENNY FEDERER IDENTICAL TWINS ? thumbnail

ROGER FEDERER LOVES TO PLAY @ HOME IN BASEL BY RICKY DIMON & ARE LEO & LENNY FEDERER IDENTICAL TWINS ?

This is about as good as it gets when it comes to a pair of 500-point tournaments. Roger Federer will play in front of home fans as the No. 1 seed at the Swiss Indoors Basel, where Rafael Nadal’s comeback from a wrist injury and perseverance through appendicitis will continue.
MEN’S ATP TENNIS RESULTS FROM MOSCOW , STOCKHOLM , VIENNA & BASEL & VALENCIA DRAWS thumbnail

MEN’S ATP TENNIS RESULTS FROM MOSCOW , STOCKHOLM , VIENNA & BASEL & VALENCIA DRAWS

This was pretty straightforward: Marin Cilic broke once in the middle of the first set, and again at the beginning of the second, and he was never broken. It's his fourth title of the year -- twice as many as he had ever won before even if you ignore the fact that one of them was the U. S. Open.
RICKY TAKES A LOOK AHEAD TO LONDON & ANDY MURRAY & TOMAS BERDYCH’S WORLD TOUR FINALS CHANCES WITH TITLES thumbnail

RICKY TAKES A LOOK AHEAD TO LONDON & ANDY MURRAY & TOMAS BERDYCH’S WORLD TOUR FINALS CHANCES WITH TITLES

Sunday's showdown between David Ferrer and Andy Murray at the Erste Bank Open not only had a title on the line but also World Tour Finals implications. The two veterans entered this week separated by one spot in the race to London, both outside the top eight with Ferrer in ninth and Murray in 10th.
MEN’S PRO TENNIS UPDATE AND BASEL HAS ROGER FEDERER , RAFAEL NADAL , STAN WAWRINKA , JUST TO NAME A FEW. THE DRAW HAS 6 OF THE TOP 15 thumbnail

MEN’S PRO TENNIS UPDATE AND BASEL HAS ROGER FEDERER , RAFAEL NADAL , STAN WAWRINKA , JUST TO NAME A FEW. THE DRAW HAS 6 OF THE TOP 15

We keep crossing Ernests Gulbis out of London, and it's never quite officially true. But this makes it incredibly close (more in the Feature). Roberto Bautista Agut can't quite make London, but with this, he's up to #14. That's as high as he can go this week, and probably this year, but still, what a breakthrough season!
SINGAPORE AND MORE / LADIES TENNIS RESULTS SCORES AND A LOOK AT THE GROUPING FOR THE WTA YEAR END CHAMPIONSHIPS thumbnail

SINGAPORE AND MORE / LADIES TENNIS RESULTS SCORES AND A LOOK AT THE GROUPING FOR THE WTA YEAR END CHAMPIONSHIPS

What in the world has gotten into Irina-Camelia Begu? She has one WTA title (Tashkent 2012) and a couple of other finals (Marbella 2011, Budapest 2011) -- but those were bottom-tier events. And, here, she has beaten two Top Twenty players, Ekaterina Makarova and now Lucie Safarova.
THE TENNIS CLASSIC OF MACON HAS A GREAT LADIES FIELD , COME OUT & WATCH OR WATCH THE LIVESTREAM thumbnail

THE TENNIS CLASSIC OF MACON HAS A GREAT LADIES FIELD , COME OUT & WATCH OR WATCH THE LIVESTREAM

Tennis fans in Georgia are in for a treat as five players in the top-100 of the WTA rankings and 17 of the top-150 are on the entry list for the 2014 Tennis Classic of Macon. If you haven’t heard, the stakes will be higher in 2014 with more prize money, ranking points and the pressure of playing for a berth in the 2015 Australian Open hanging in the balance.
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...
ALEJANDRO’S EPA PHOTO PICKS OF THE GREAT GRIGOR DIMITROV thumbnail

ALEJANDRO’S EPA PHOTO PICKS OF THE GREAT GRIGOR DIMITROV

Check out these awesome EPA photos of Grigor Dimitrov.
CILIC SET TO MAKE DEBUT; FEDERER , RAFA , NOVAK ALL IN / GET TICKETS NOW TO THE GREAT YEAR END TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS thumbnail

CILIC SET TO MAKE DEBUT; FEDERER , RAFA , NOVAK ALL IN / GET TICKETS NOW TO THE GREAT YEAR END TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

US Open champion Marin Cilic has claimed the fifth spot at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. The Croat will make his debut at the year-end event as he joins Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka in the elite eight-man field at the prestigious tournament, to be held at The O2 in London from 9-16 November.
ORDEN DE JUEGO DOMINGO 19 DE OCTUBRE. VALENCIA OPEN ORDER OF PLAY& DRAWS & NUTELLA SPONSORS TENNIS thumbnail

ORDEN DE JUEGO DOMINGO 19 DE OCTUBRE. VALENCIA OPEN ORDER OF PLAY& DRAWS & NUTELLA SPONSORS TENNIS

Después de Villarreal, Valencia, Castellón, Xátiva, el ‘Valencia Open 500 Street Tennis’ no podía faltar en la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias durante el ‘Valencia Open 500 ATP World Tour’.










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ATP CHAMPIONS TENNIS TOUR IN ITALY – THE LEGENDS / ‘SUPER-COACHES’ , INCLUDING MICHAEL CHANG , IVAN LENDL , & GORAN IVANISEVIC thumbnail

ATP CHAMPIONS TENNIS TOUR IN ITALY – THE LEGENDS / ‘SUPER-COACHES’ , INCLUDING MICHAEL CHANG , IVAN LENDL , & GORAN IVANISEVIC

Four legends holding a total of 17 Grand Slam singles titles between them have arrived in Italy for the Grande Sfida, a new ATP Champions Tour event. John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Goran Ivanisevic and Michael Chang were welcomed by 200 members of the media on Thursday afternoon ahead of the two-day event which kicks off in Genoa on Friday and concludes in Milan on Saturday.
TENNIS RECORD FROM THE PAST 52 WEEKS AS THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO THE BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS thumbnail

TENNIS RECORD FROM THE PAST 52 WEEKS AS THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO THE BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS

Indoor tennis is all about speed of thought. Conditions are controlled, so there are no variables like sun or wind. Tennis balls often bounce lower and generally skid through the court. It all means that players are forced to be aggressive in their shot selection and match tactics.
BRITNEY SPEARS AUDITIONS FOR ANDY MURRAY’S NEW GIRLFRIEND… IN SPOOF FILM FOR CHARITY thumbnail

BRITNEY SPEARS AUDITIONS FOR ANDY MURRAY’S NEW GIRLFRIEND… IN SPOOF FILM FOR CHARITY

Andy Murray is set to take part in a Channel 4 Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser. A host of stars will appear in a spoof film about his life. “Making this spoof was a lot of fun and it was awesome to be able to get involved with such a great cause,” said Murray.
TOMAS BERDYCH WINS OPENER IN STOCKHOLM; JACK SOCK SETS GRIGOR DIMITROV CLASH thumbnail

TOMAS BERDYCH WINS OPENER IN STOCKHOLM; JACK SOCK SETS GRIGOR DIMITROV CLASH

Top seed Tomas Berdych opened his campaign for a second title at the If Stockholm Open with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Germany's Dustin Brown on Thursday. The 29-year-old Czech saved all three break points he faced during the 83-minute match, and claimed 78 per cent of service points.
RICKY DIMON LOOKS @ MEN’S TENNIS TOUR NEWS FROM VIENNA, MOSCOW, AND STOCKHOLM: TOMIC OFF TO HOT START WITH MALISSE IN BOX WEARING THE COACHES HAT thumbnail

RICKY DIMON LOOKS @ MEN’S TENNIS TOUR NEWS FROM VIENNA, MOSCOW, AND STOCKHOLM: TOMIC OFF TO HOT START WITH MALISSE IN BOX WEARING THE COACHES HAT

With new coach Xavier Malisse guiding him at least through the end of this season, Bernard Tomic booked a spot in the If Stockholm Open quarterfinals by upsetting No. 3 seed Kevin Anderson on Wednesday. Tomic is joined in the last eight by Grigor Dimitrov and Fernando Verdasco, respective straight-set winners over Teymuraz Gabashvili and Jarkko Nieminen.