The Challenge for Doubles

While catching up on all of the tennis I missed while actually watching tennis in Indian Wells, I came across this article by Ben Rothenberg for the New York Times about the future of doubles. I had been thinking about it a lot when I saw this post from Judy Murray. How can we get people […]

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Happy Dancing Spaniards Part 2

There are very few things I love more than watching tennis players dance.

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Davis Cup World Group Playoff Recap

Last night I tackled the teams still in contention for the title, or at least most recently ousted from the competition. Tonight, we’ll take a look at the relegation ties. Sometimes relegation ties provide just as much drama as the World Group because countries often bust out the big guns in hopes of keeping their […]

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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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Friday Funnies

I know we’re all still reeling from the US Open, but tennis is relentless and there’s lots of action this weekend in the form of Davis Cup. Davis Cup is an interesting phenomenon because it can bring the intensity of a Grand Slam and the hilarity of an exhibition all at once. Best of all, […]

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Friday Funnies: Davis Cup Edition

After Tursunov beat Andy Roddick in the ’06 Davis Cup semifinals, to clinch a spot in the Championships, Igor Andreev enthusiastically congratulated Dmitry Tursunov. Andy doesn’t seem as comfortable with the Davis Cup love. This is why we will miss Gael in Austia. Frenchies! David is totally charmed by Fernando. Check out those clasped hands. […]

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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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The State of the Union

Roland Garros French Open Tennis Day 5 2010 25/05/2010 Andy Roddick (USA) second round match Photo Roger Parker Fotosports International Next weekend the United States Davis Cup Team will head to Santiago, Chile in an effort to make it through to the 2nd round. Last year, the US lost to eventual champions, Serbia, in the […]

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Serbia Wins 2010 Davis Cup

I’m really happy for Serbia, I am. But at the same time, I’m absolutely devastated for France. It’s really tough to choose a favorite when both sides have so much heart, and to watch it come down to the fifth rubber, whoever lost would have been heartbroken. Serbia really does deserve this. It’s been the […]

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I’ve Got a Feeling: France’s Road to the Davis Cup Final

Here is a series of three videos documenting France’s journey to the 2010 Davis Cup final. As it stands, the French lead the tie 2-1 after some pretty heroic play by Clement/Llodra to come back from two sets to love down against Troicki/Zimonjic. Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils will face off in the morning to […]

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