First Week Controversy at the Australian Open

Today, we officially enter the second week of the Australian Open. Week one has yielded plenty of memorable moments. US Open Champion, Aussie Samantha Stosur was knocked out in the first round by Sorana Cîrstea. After three emotional wins, Lleyton Hewitt has landed himself in the fourth round at his home Slam for the seventh time. […]

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Davis Cup Finalists Decided

We’ve come to the end of the weekend, which means the end of the Davis Cup semifinals. In case you missed it, the defending champions Serbia took on Argentina at home while Spain hosted France in a repeat of last year’s quarterfinal. Argentina def. Serbia 3-2 David Nalbandian def. Viktor Troicki 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3 […]

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All You Need to Know: Davis Cup Preview

Tennis fans aren’t like regular sports fans. If you’re a baseball fan, you root for your local team, regardless of who plays for them. If your favorite player gets traded, you find a new favorite player. It’s all about the city and all about the team. Because tennis is an individual sport, fans root for […]

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Andrea’s Top Five…of the 2011 Australian Open

Best Matches 5. Marin Cilic def. John Isner 4-6 6-2 6-7 7-6 9-7: You can basically make any joke you want when John Isner is involved in long matches nowadays. I think we should seriously consider limiting him to five tiebreak sets, but I’ll leave that up to the powers that be. While this match […]

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So Let’s Recap (Most of) What Happened

I know. I know. I’ve been bad. I promised you a Day 1 Recap. Well, today you’re getting two for the price of one as I discuss some of my favorite (and least favorite) moments of Days 1 and 2. You’ll have to forgive me for being a bit of a mess. I just moved […]

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US Open Preview: The Men

On to the men. Let’s jump right in. First Quarter: Seeded Players: Rafael Nadal (1), Philipp Kohlschreiber (29), Feliciano Lopez (23), Ivan Ljubicic (15), David Ferrer (10), Ernests Gulbis (24), David Nalbandian (31), Fernando Verdasco (8) The biggest question going into the US Open is whether Rafael Nadal can complete his career slam at just […]

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It’s Friday

You know what that means, it’s quarter finals day in Toronto. I feel like I just left the lovely city and all the big names were still confined to the practice courts instead of the stadiums, but that was already a week ago. A number of favorites have passed us by and we’re into the […]

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In Other News…

So, by now you all know that I spent the weekend in Washington DC checking out the quallies and a lot of practice sessions at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. There were a few players I didn’t get to see this weekend because they were in the finals and semi-finals of other tournaments. Sam Querrey […]

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More Fun Facts: 7/31 + 8/1

I’ll be posting a more serious entry about my weekend at Legg Mason later today, but I wanted to share some of the little things I learned this weekend. Tomas Berdych and coach checked out the view from the POV rooftop bar before dinner. The three women standing next to them held out a camera […]

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Do I Really Have to Leave Tomorrow?

Hi guys. So, after a wonderful night’s sleep, I am over last night’s ordeal and had an amazing time at the tennis today. Qualifying play started at around 10am at the tennis center in Rock Creek Park. Unfortunately the spectators’ shuttle doesn’t start until Monday, but the hotel Acura service chauffeured me to the tournament […]

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