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Tim Smyczek Answers Our Questions

In the wake of Donald Young’s Twitter outburst, Patrick McEnroe called the USTA wildcard playoffs a way to “try to send a message to our players and to everybody out there that you need to earn what you get.” No one understands earning your spot better than Tim Smyczek. The 23 year old, Wisconsin native […]

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Friday Funnies

Before there was the Petko dance, there was…whatever this is. This clip comes from Philipp Petzschner’s victory over Daniel Koellerer at the 2010 BMW Open in Munich. If you look closely, you’ll also notice Koellerer snapping his racket in half in the background. You can watch the full clip below. The dancing starts around the […]

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Friday Funnies

It is entirely possible that by Roland Garros this will be Andy’s actual hairdo. However, if it takes a bad hairdo for the guy to win a match, I say embrace it.

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I Miss This…Monte Carlo’s the Best

I like to consider 2010 my own version of Eat Pray Love, except instead of searching for spiritual enlightenment, I was looking for tennis. Instead of Bali, Rome, and Mumbai, my trip led me to Rotterdam, Monte Carlo, Estoril, Paris, and then back to the States. Most of these journeys were focused on the tennis, […]

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The Casual Critic: Top Spin 4

Game: Top Spin 4 for the Wii Rating: 3/5 Stars Several weeks ago, I received an email asking me whether I would be interested in reviewing the new Top Spin 4 video game. I’m not one to turn down the opportunity to share my opinion (or add to my collection of tennis related items) so […]

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Friday Funnies

This is how Bag Checks should be. I’m still curious about the spoon…

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Excerpts from All Access: Family Circle Cup 2011

By now, you’ve probably read about my discussion with Nadia Petrova at the Family Circle Cup All Access Hour. It seems to have become quite popular over the past couple of days. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I got Nadia to open up about her on court fashion choices and it wasn’t […]

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Nadia Petrova: “Those are not my choices”

Between her outfits at the 2010 US Open and the 2011 Australian Open, Nadia Petrova made pretty much every worst dressed list out there. Her US Open outfit was comprised of separates, both of the same rainbow striped pattern. Let’s just say it was neither flattering nor aesthetically pleasing. Things didn’t get much better when Nadia […]

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Friday Funnies

Spanish language television may very well be one of my favorite things ever. If you’ve ever watched an episode of Sábado Gigante, you know what I’m talking about. Spanish speakers have taken variety shows to a whole new level. I was unfamiliar with the awesomeness that is El Hormiguero until I ran across some YouTube […]

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Friday Funnies

An oldie, but a goodie, this first interview never fails to make me laugh. Jonathan Ross has actually managed to make Andy Murray crack a smile so pairing him with Andy Roddick was sure to be pure gold. Roddick has appeared on the show twice, in 2007 just prior to Wimbledon and again in 2010 […]

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