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Braving the Storm

We may not have seen the effects of hurricane Irene yet, but some tennis players are more than prepared to brave the storm. Just like the rest of New York, players ventured out to local convenience stores and super markets to buy supplies for hurricane survival kits. Here’s what players are stocking up on. I’m […]

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Fashion Update – Adidas

I’m sure many of you have already seen the new US Open Adidas kits on twitter or facebook by now, but I thought I would quickly run through them and let you know what I think of the fall lineup. First up, World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, in Stella McCartney for Adidas. I would’ve been […]

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I Know This is Crazy, But Let’s Do It

Because tennis is such a global sport, it often takes fans weeks or months to plan a trip to see their favorite players in action. A first time trip can sometimes be overwhelming to plan. Where do I stay? What do I pack? Do I need to buy tickets in advance or is it easier […]

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

This week, the entire tennis community, every top player from both the ATP and WTA, has descended on the town of Mason, Ohio. The Western & Southern Open is a Masters 1000 event for the ATP and a Premier 5 event for the WTA. If you are unfamiliar with tournament levels/tiers, these are the biggest […]

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The Roundup – This Week in Tennis

I am officially the worst tennis blogger ever. It’s been close to a month since I last posted anything and far longer since I’ve been consistently updating. For those of you who don’t know, I spent a few weeks in Europe, moved to New York City, and just started a new job. Life has been […]

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Matches to Watch This Monday

So, I’ve done a decent job of keeping up with this action at this year’s Wimbledon, considering I just started my new job, but I haven’t done a very good job of writing about it. The second Monday of the Wimbledon Championships is one of the best tennis days of the year. There are generally […]

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Wimbledon Reflections: Day 4

After what could only be considered an unfortunate day, I knew I could count on Wimbledon to cheer me up, or at least provide me with some entertainment. I used my lunch hour to sit out in the pouring rain at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC, where HSBC has set up a Wimbledon village of sorts. […]

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Roland Garros Quarterfinal Preview – The Women

Sventlana Kuznetsova (13) vs. Marion Bartoli (11) Svetlana Kuznetsova won this title in 2009 and yet somehow everyone seemed to have written her out of the equation this year. She’s only 25 and still has the skills it takes to win a Slam. The women’s field is wide open so it seems almost ridiculous to […]

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Roland Garros Quarterfinals Preview – The Men

Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Robin Soderling (5) Robin Soderling remains the only person ever to have beaten Rafa at Roland Garros. He’s beaten the defending champion two years running en route to the final. That being said, dethroning Rafa is a tall task and Robin hasn’t played his best tennis leading up to the French. […]

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Strong is Beautiful

As tennis fans, we all know our sport is under appreciated. On Sunday morning, while I was sitting at brunch, the restaurant was showing ESPN. This was during the incredible final match in Rome between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. You may be wondering what famed sporting event would be more important to ESPN than […]

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