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.
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.
Hello from New York City. It took awhile but finally arrived. This column has laid dormant. Sorry, that's what happens when one hangs with "Global Chick " We hit the ESPY awards, the Emmy awards and we got lost in the Hamptons, but we are here NOW!
The office here is gloomy. The day is sunny and bright but no one feels sunny and bright. We all feel so disappointed that our hero Roger didn't walk away with his gold trophy. He saved a championship point. He pulled out five sets. He had his beautiful Mirka there.. He had the whole dream team.
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.
The Micromax Indian Aces, whose team included Roger Federer for a two-match stretch in New Delhi, clinched the first-ever IPTL title on Friday night. Combined with the UAE Royals' 23-21 loss to the last-place Singapore Slammers, the Aces' 28-23 win over the Manila Mavericks was enough to guarantee first place.
2014 has been a great year for men's professional tennis. It's been a great year for all the SUPERSTARS of ladies tennis. It's been hard on the FAN. The ticket prices are too high. The old tourney directors and promoters never factored in players pay checks from ticket holders seat prices. Nope. That's what the sponsors were for.
USA TODAY Sports and Tennis Channel partnered to determine the best player and match of the 2014 men's and women's seasons. Novak Djokovic was voted "Player of the Year" and his Wimbledon five-set final battle against Roger Federer earned the title "Match of the Year."
The following is the transcript of Tuesday's PowerShares Series media conference call with ANDY RODDICK, JAMES BLAKE and JIM COURIER. Please visit www.PowerSharesSeries.com for event information, including venues, player fields, dates and ticket/VIP experience details.