Titanic Survivor’s Wimbledon “Retirement” 100 Years Ago

Dick Williams

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   With all the talk about retirements at Wimbledon this year can you imagine retiring from a match after you have won a set? That’s precisely what happened 100 years ago today, June 27, 1913, at Wimbledon when Dick Williams, survivor of the sinking of The Titanic, “retired” against his U.S. Davis Cup teammate Maurice McLoughlin in the fourth … [Read more...]

“Titanic: The Tennis Story” Now Available As An Audiobook

Titanic: The Tennis Story

TITANIC: THE TENNIS STORY, the historical novel that narrates the incredible story of two tennis players, Dick Williams and Karl Behr, and how they survived the sinking of the Titanic disaster in 1912 only to play each other in the quarterfinals of the modern-day U.S. Open tennis championships – with the winner going on to stage a major upset victory in the final – is now available for sale as … [Read more...]

Roland Garros 2013 Review

Rafael Nadal

By Matthew Rogers The French Open est finit. After a remarkable tourney, that included so many storylines, Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, stands alone after earning his record eighth French Open win. Dominance like this has never been seen before, and likely never will again. We’re going to take a look at all the stories that took place over the last fortnight in France on the men’s side, … [Read more...]

Haas-Isner Epic Again Proves It Makes No Sense To Change Rules For One Set With No Tiebreaker

John Isner

By Matthew Rogers   John Isner gave everything he had on Saturday evening in Paris. But, because of the extended fifth set that is the norm at three of the Slams and Davis Cup, it was not enough as veteran Tommy Haas held on for a 7-5, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-7 (10), 10-8 win. Because of scheduling issues with the rain, it was Isner’s second consecutive five set match in as many days. Both … [Read more...]

Get Your Daily Dose of Federer, Sharapova, McEnroe, Navratilova and Others With “This Day In Tennis History” App On Your IPhone, IPad or Android Device

This Day In Tennis History mobile app

Tennis fans all over the world can now enjoy a daily dose of tennis history on their iPhone, iPad and Android powered devices via the new tennis app "This Day In Tennis History." "This Day In Tennis History" - available for $4.99 in both Apple's AppStore and the Google Play Store - provides fans with a fun and fact-filled calendar-like compilation of historical and unique tennis anniversaries, … [Read more...]

John McEnroe and Jim Courier Battle for New York Tennis Bragging Rights In WTT Action July 22

John McEnroe

Former world No. 1 players, Davis Cup teammates, International Tennis Hall of Famers and New Yorkers John McEnroe and Jim Courier will battle it out for the right to be called the best tennis player in New York City on the Sportime Stadium hard court on Monday, July 22nd as the NY Sportimes take on the Texas Wild in a Mylan World TeamTennis matchup. The annual night benefiting the Johnny Mac … [Read more...]

Never Count Out Venus Williams

Venus Williams Luxembourg Post-Match Press Conference

By Jordan Gilbreath   Venus Williams is one of the most decorated tennis athletes of all time and is the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time (tied with her sister Serena.) From Compton, Calif., to the top of the world, Venus Williams is and will always be a champion. She powered onto the scene in 1997 when she won her first WTA tournament in Oklahoma City at the age of 17. … [Read more...]

Jeff Salzenstein Will Teach You How To Volley Like Federer, Navratilova or Sampras In Free Video Series

Jeff Salzenstein

Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova and Pete Sampras make it look so easy when they come to the net and finish points with a winning volley. Jeff Salzenstein, the former top 100 ATP Tour singles and doubles player and noted high performance tennis instructor, has developed a fool-proof system to help players and coaches discover the secrets to the volley that these top pros use when they … [Read more...]

Chair Umpire Line Calls: What Should Roger Federer Do?

Roger Federer

From Reports   When asked what he thought about allowing professional tennis players to challenge – via a video replay system – umpire line calls, Roger Federer, holder of a record 17 Grand Slam titles including this year’s Wimbledon, famously once said, “I have a very strong opinion. I’m absolutely against it. I’m against the challenge system.” What would Federer – … [Read more...]

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