The Role of Height In Tennis

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by Thaddeus McCarthy It strikes me as slightly odd that the three greatest players of the modern era (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras), all share exactly the same height, i.e. 1.85m. I know that having above average height helps a tennis player, as they can get greater trajectory on their serve (a point originally made by Bill Tilden, who at 6 foot 2, was a big man for his era). … [Read more...]

Nadal needs to watch his back

Rafael Nadal

by Thaddeus McCarthy With the Monte Carlo Masters coming up I can feel the excitement brewing in the tennis world. Monte Carlo is a fantastic event, and is certainly one I have on my bucket list to go to. Nadal is perhaps the most famous player of the event, having won it eight times between 2005 and 2012. He lost it last year though to Novak Djokovic. It just so happens that right now, happens … [Read more...]

Andy Roddick Holds Court With Media Before Powershares Series Tennis Circuit Debut

Andy Roddick

The following is the transcript of Wednesday’s PowerShares Series Media Conference Call with Andy Roddick.   ANDY RODDICK RANDY WALKER: Thank you all for joining today.  We're happy to welcome to the PowerShares Series tennis circuit in 2014 and to our call today Andy Roddick. Andy is going to be making his PowerShares Series debut on February 13th in Birmingham, Alabama, and will … [Read more...]

“Super Saturday Redux” – Cash, Lendl, Connors, McEnroe To Play PowerShares Events In Nashville, Charlotte

John McEnroe

Pat Cash, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors will reprise their epic "Super Saturday" semifinal matches from the 1984 US Open at PowerShares Series tournaments in Nashville and Charlotte in 2014, InsideOut Sports & Entertainment announced today. Thirty years after their fabled semifinal confrontations at Flushing Meadows, Cash will play against Ivan Lendl and McEnroe will compete … [Read more...]

Andy Roddick and James Blake Join 2014 PowerShares Series Tennis Tour

James Blake and Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick and James Blake will make their debuts on the 2014 Power Shares Series tennis circuit and will join the 12-city tour and play alongside tennis legends such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. The PowerShares  Series will kick off on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in Kansas City and will conclude March 21 in Surprise, Arizona. Players competing on the 2014 … [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...]

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...]

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