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 Idolizing Your Opponent can Hurt Your Game

AMAZED AND DAZED // Idolizing Your Opponent can Hurt Your Game

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO was overwhelmed when he faced Roger Federer for the first time at the Grand Slam level at the 2009 Australian Open. Coming up against a player he openly admired, del Potro was unable to play at his normal level.


HOLIDAY SHOPPER // Great Gift Ideas for the Tennis Player

HOLIDAY SHOPPER | Great Gift Ideas for the Tennis Player

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Bubba is back! The new Gamma RZR Bubba now has RZR Advanced Aerodynamic technology, making this the most aerodynamic and fastest Bubba to date.


Discover one of the Alexandr Dolgopolov’s deceptive weapons, his serve.

The Quirky Ukrainian

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Discover one of the Alexandr Dolgopolov’s deceptive weapons, his serve.


A Heavy Issue - Will a few extra pounds impact your tennis game?

A Heavy Issue - Will a few extra pounds impact your game?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Over two years ago, Mardy Fish appeared maxed out. At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, he suffered from chronic knee problems, joint pain and a stalled ranking. Was there a correlation between his weight, health problems and mediocre performances?


The Federer-Nadal Rivalry Lives

The Federer-Nadal Rivalry Lives

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Roger and Rafa’s rivalry is important to tennis, but it means even more to its die-hard fans.


When was the last time you updated your racquet?

New Racquet Anyone?

Friday, September 28, 2012

When was the last time you updated your racquet? If your game and skill level have changed and you haven’t switched racquets to accommodate, then it may be time to try something new.


How Bartoli Beat The Best + Isner Reaches New Heights

How Bartoli Beat The Best + Isner Reaches New Heights

Friday, September 28, 2012

MARION BARTOLI snapped Victoria Azarenka’s 26-match winning streak, March 28, during the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Bartoli, 27, who uses two hands to stroke both the forehand and backhand and is coached by her father, says self-belief, going for her shots and having a game plan were the keys to her 6-3, 6-3 victory.


Not the Only One | Parallels Between Djokovic and Azarenka

Not the Only One | Parallels Between Djokovic and Azarenka

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The conversation about the WTA in early 2012 had revolved around the rise of Petra Kvitova to the throne occupied by Caroline Wozniacki, an event awaited with little suspense


Clay Demands Craft

Clay Demands Craft

Thursday, September 27, 2012

AS OUR ATTENTION has turned from hard court to clay, it’s interesting to dis- cuss what makes for a great clay-court player. Being the slowest of surfaces, players must be incredibly fit and highly intelligent strategists to dominate on clay.


A Frustrated, Yet Determined Sharapova Looks Towards Clay

A Frustrated, Yet Determined Sharapova Looks Towards Clay

Thursday, September 27, 2012

By most accounts, world No. 2 Maria Sharapova experienced great hard court results in the States, advancing to the finals of both Premier tour events, the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. But failing to deliver a champi- onship trophy in either stop left the Russian frustrated.


Details of Alex Dogopolov

Details of Alex Dogopolov

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

13 Facts About the Dog Slicing and dicing his way up the rankings, Alexandr Dolgopolov captured tennis fans’ imaginations worldwide. Not content with con- ventional strokes, the Ukrainian adds his unique twist to every shot and befuddles opponents in the process. Tennis View caught up with ‘The Dog” to learn how he operates on and off the court.


STYLE IN MOTION: THE ART OF THE SLIDE

The Art of the Slide

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

That need for excellent movement is best exemplified by having the ability to “slide” around the courts.


Swinging Volley

Swinging Volley

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MADE POPULAR BY the likes of Andre Agassi and the Williams sisters, the swinging volley is a common stroke in the modern game. Although labelled a volley by defini- tion because the ball is struck before it hits the ground, technically the shot is similar to a groundstroke.


Run Today. Win Tomorrow.

Run Today. Win Tomorrow. Improve Fitness And Tennis Through Running

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

If your reluctant to run for exercise because you think its too physically demanding or you’re not certain where or how to begIn, you’re not alone. truth be told, addIng run- nIng to your exercIse program, how- ever, mustn’t be complex. In fact, almost anyone can do It, and runnIng can offer great health benefIts – especIally for tennIs players.


Short ‘n Sweet, The Abbreviated Serve

Short ‘n Sweet, The Abbreviated Serve

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ANDY RODDICK POSSESSES one of the most powerful, effective serves on the circuit, consistently ranking among the best in total aces produced. Unlike most players, he uses an abbreviated service motion where during the moment he tosses the ball the racquet head is pointing up.


Keep Blisters at Bay

Treatments for a blister

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hands and feet can play victim to painful blisters, especially for athletes who endure friction from shoes and racquets.


Attitude Adjustment – Publisher’s Point

Attitude Adjustment – Publisher’s Point

Friday, September 21, 2012

Watching Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal react negatively to the new blue clay at Madrid, and subsequently losing to underdogs, triggered a flashback to one of my recent matches, reinforcing the impact of attitude.


Event Recap

Event Recap

Friday, September 21, 2012

After 7 years of losing to fellow countryman Rafael Nadal, Fernando Verdasco finally broke the cycle when he triumphed 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 at the Madrid Open.


A New Blue Hue - A clay court contrasting not only in color, but tradition.

A New Blue Hue - A clay court contrasting not only in color, but tradition.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Madrid clay was red, now it is blue. It’s the first time in history that a tournament originally designated as red clay surface switched colors.


ennifer Capriati:  American tennis star and former world No. 1 Jennifer Capriati will receive the highest honor in the sport of tennis, the induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In addition to her world No. 1 status, Capriati’s successful career featured an Olympic gold medal, three Grand Slam titles, a Fed Cup title with the United States team and an ability to stage remarkable comebacks. Capriati cracked the world top-10 in 1990, her first season on tour, and in October 2001, she became the

Capriati and Kuerten Honored

Friday, September 21, 2012

“This is a dream come true and an extraordinary tribute. I love this game and am incredibly honored by the Hall of Fame’s vote. Tennis has been my passion and dedication for my entire life, and to be acknowledged for this passion and dedication is truly icing on the cake,” said Capriati.


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