epa03339339 Mardy Fish of the USA returns a ball to Xavier Malisse of Belgium in their semifinal match during the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington, DC, USA, 03 August 2012. Fish defeated Malisse 6-3, 6-4. EPA/SHAWN THEW |
It is unfortunate to hear about what the NCAA has done with deciding to revise college tennis. Coming into effect September of 2013, doubles will be a regular 6 game set and singles will have a 10 pt tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Here are just a couple of ways this is bad….1) There is now no reward for the hard work training off the court and in practice. 2) The platform of developing juniors into top level professionals will take a substantial hit. For coaches, it makes the job of trying to recruit an individual who is considering turning pro much harder with just the 10 pt tiebreak for a 3rd set. Those players will think it’s a joke….which it is.
Hopefully, there will be a way to make this stop before it happens. I encourage everyone who wants to voice out against what the NCAA is doing. What they are doing is hurting tennis all across the board.
Editor’s Note: Tennis fans and players please tells us what you think of the changes.
London. Wow. What a great city. One of my favs on earth. Grass court tennis. There is nothing finer. Queens was great. So was the Boodles @Stoke park , so was Birmingham and Eastbourne. But nothing on the planet can match the lawns of the mighty All England Lawn Tennis Club.
How funny when Bethanie Mattek -Sands is calling Caroline Wozniacki out for what color is your hair? Was it red was it pink? It didn't help Rory McIlroy much.We hear their wedding is planned to be in NYC in November. A hard invite.
Germany got the job done on the soccer field last weekend and it is still taking care of business this week on the tennis court. The host nation of the bet-at-home Open is sending three representatives through to the quarterfinals, with Philipp Kohlschreiber being joined by upstarts Alexander Zverev and Tobias Kamke.
Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, will offer close to 150 live or first-run match hours during this summer's Emirates Airline US Open Series, with coverage underway Thursday, July 21.
Michaela Krajicek from the Netherlands had a win over Auzzie Storm Sanders. It was a bagel and a French fry. Poor Storm was under the weather but gave it her best . Our friend Olivia Rogowska is the number one seed and she won her match.