My Box is Better than Yours

A player’s box can be almost as interesting as the match taking place. Last night, Roger Federer and Igor Andreev both had some famous visitors. Gavin Rossdale is a frequent visitor to Fed’s box, but this time he appeared sans Gwen. I guess she wouldn’t have anyone to hang with since Mirka wasn’t there either. […]

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What Can I Say?

I’m pretty much at a loss for words, which isn’t what you want to happen when you’re supposed to be producing great pieces of journalism each day. Anyway, the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is both crazy and amazing. I know I’ve been promising you guys all kinds of coverage, but I hit a […]

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Dissecting the Draw

So, I have finally finished the copious amounts of work that stood between me and Indian Wells. On Sunday morning, at 6am (really 5 considering we turn the clocks ahead), I will travel from St. Louis to Denver and Denver to Palm Springs for six amazing days of ATP and WTA tennis in Indian Wells, […]

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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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Days 3 + 4: Still the Short Version

I always forget how sleep deprived I am during the Australian Open, so it appears I’ve missed a couple days of recapping. Anyway, last night all I could muster was an article on my hatred of Venus’ dress, so I figured I would at least make an attempt at discussing tennis today. First off, last […]

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Day 1 Update: The Short Version

So Day 1 of the Australian Open went mostly as expected. It was a day of domination on Rod Laver. Maria Sharapova was first up, winning quite easily over Tamarine Tanasugarn and looking in good form. While she had an easy time of it yesterday, I still have my doubts about her abilities against better […]

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WTF Final Thoughts, Almost

What did I learn from the 2010 WTF? You can’t manufacture drama. Matches between the two best players in the world always have a certain dramatic flair, particularly when the two best players have one of the most famous tennis rivalries of all time, but the media hype around this match was astounding, not to […]

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Hilarity Ensues

So, I saw that someone posted this gem on twitter earlier this week and couldn’t help but share. What have we learned? Before we go any further, I should note that the most advanced photo editing software I own is Paint. You’ve been warned, so proceed with caution. In a movie about his life, Novak […]

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WTF Finals

So I’ve managed to borrow a computer to write this and have planted myself firmly in front of the TV for today. At the moment I’m watching a repeat of yesterday’s semifinals, which means some pretty great tennis. As I expected, Nadal and Federer emerged as victors and will play each other in today’s final. […]

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WTF Day 6 & 7

I’m visiting home for Thanksgiving and for some reason, my computer and my parents’ wifi don’t get along. All week, I’ve had a couple of brief windows to use the internet, which has hampered both my ability to write about tennis and find spectacular shopping deals. Anyway, I wasn’t able to write a preview for […]

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