Isner wins rematch against Albot at Delray Beach Open
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sixth-seeded John Isner overcame a slow start Tuesday to win his rematch against Radu Albot in the first round of the Delray Beach Open, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Isner lost to Albot last week in the first round of the New York Open, and had... Read more
The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 9, Justine Henin
Tennis has been transformed over the last five decades by TV, money, technology, equipment, fashion and politics. But through all of that, the players have remained at the heart of the game. As part of our golden anniversary celebration of the Open era, Tennis.com presents its list of 50 best... Read more
The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (M): No. 9, John McEnroe
Tennis has been transformed over the last five decades by TV, money, technology, equipment, fashion and politics. But through all of that, the players have remained at the heart of the game. As part of our golden anniversary celebration of the Open era, Tennis.com presents its list of 50 best... Read more
#AskNick: Breaking down what makes a coach and a tennis teacher
Nick Bollettieri’s breakdown of a coach and tennis teacher: Coach A coach is truly a jack of all trades that has knowledge of the: Techniques of the game Strategy of the game Mental part of the game Physical part of the game A coach today may not be an... Read more
Roger Federer’s tactics have always been a match for his talent
In 2006, the British sports columnist Simon Barnes wrote these words about the ATP’s No. 1 player at the time: “When Federer becomes the boy with the racquet of fire, creating the illusion of art, he also creates an additional illusion: that his opponent is not, in fact, opposing... Read more
What’s at Stake: Looking at the quality fields in Dubai and Delray
February marches on, to the beat of its own understated, underrated drum. While this weekend’s tournaments weren’t among the most significant on the season’s calendar, the victories were. Two of the game’s most popular players, Roger Federer and Petra Kvitova, made long-awaited returns—Federer’s win in Rotterdam took him back... Read more
The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (W): No. 10, Evonne Goolagong
Tennis has been transformed over the last five decades by TV, money, technology, equipment, fashion and politics. But through all of that, the players have remained at the heart of the game. As part of our golden anniversary celebration of the Open era, Tennis.com presents its list of 50 best... Read more
The 50 Greatest Players of the Open Era (M): No. 10, Jimmy Connors
Tennis has been transformed over the last five decades by TV, money, technology, equipment, fashion and politics. But through all of that, the players have remained at the heart of the game. As part of our golden anniversary celebration of the Open era, Tennis.com presents its list of 50 best... Read more
Krajinovic, Khachanov reach second round of Open 13 in Marseille
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Eighth-seeded Serb Filip Krajinovic and ninth-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov advanced to the second round of the Open 13 on Tuesday. Krajinovic rallied to beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 — with both players hitting six aces and dropping serve three times— while Khachanov... Read more
Kerber easily advances to second round in Dubai; Bellis wins
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber needed less than an hour to beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Championships. Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France also advanced, beating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5.... Read more