Andy Murray

Introducing a new feature on Tennis Buzz: Break Point, a monthly roundup of the best tennis-related articles on the web:

– find out what it looks like to attend the Wimbledon qualies at Roehampton in this great article by Liz for Grand Slam gal. Another must-read: Wimbledon 2014: A Fan’s Perspective on the Best Bits.

– the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre hosted the Wheelchair Tennis at the 2012 Games, it is now open to the public. Read this report by diamond geezer.

– discover Vigoro, the Edwardian attempt to merge tennis and cricket

– Andy Murray talks about Wimbledon, adidas and shorts in this interview by The Daily Street

– Nick Kyrgios made a mark at Wimbledon this year by ousting Rafael Nadal and reaching the quarterfinals. Heavy top spin looks at his first 50 pro matches.

– Venus Williams bares all in ESPN body issue and opens up about dealing with Sjogren’s syndrom

– the US Open is only one month away! Enjoy this behind the scenes tour of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

And it case you missed it, check out our Wimbledon coverage on Tennis Buzz.

I’ve also some good news to share with you: for the first time we’ve got a media credential, Peg will cover the early rounds of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati for Tennis Buzz, so stay tuned!

Photo credit: The Daily Street

2011 US OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT   /     ROGER FEDERER       -     Arthur Ashe Stadium Court, Flushing  NYC      -      09/03/11

All US Open 2012 posts are tagged US Open and are listed up below:

10 tips for your day at the US Open
US Open trivia

Fashion and gear:

adidas players outfits
Andy Murray adidas outfit
Ana Ivanovic adidas outfit
Fernando Verdasco adidas outfit
Maria Kirilenko adidas outfit
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga adidas outfit
Caroline Wozniacki adidas outfit
Kim Clijsters Fila outfit
Roger Federer Nike outfit
Maria Sharapova Nike outfit
Serena Williams Nike outfit
Victoria Azarenka Nike outfit
Petra Kvitova Nike outfit
Li Na Nike outfit
Sam Stosur asics outfit
Novak Djokovic Uniqlo outfit

A trip down memory lane:

Top 5 strange events at the US Open
US Open biggest upsets
1970 US Open: Margaret Court completes the Grand Slam
1971 US Open: Chris Evert becomes the “It Girl”
79 US Open 2nd round: McEnroe vs Nastase, chaos on court
1979 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Vitas Gerulaitis
1980 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Bjorn Borg
1981 US Open: Tracy Austin defeats Martina Navratilova
1981 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Bjorn Borg: Borg’s last Grand Slam match
Back in 1990: Sabatini and Sampras win their first GS title: part 1part 2
1991 US Open: Connors, 39 qualifies for the semifinals
1991 US Open: Seles and Capriati introduce power in womens tennis
1991 US Open: Stefan Edberg defeats Jim Courier
1992: Stefan Edberg defeats Pete Sampras
1994 US Open 4th round: Jaime Yzaga defeats Pete Sampras
2000 US Open: Marat Safin defeats Pete Sampras
2001 US Open: Venus defeats sister Serena
2001 US Open QF: Andre Agassi – Pete Sampras
2001 US Open: Lleyton Hewitt defeats Pete Sampras
2002 US Open: last Grand Slam title for Pete Sampras
2003 US Open: Roddick wins his first (and only) Grand Slam title
2004 US Open: First time to NYC for a French fan of Agassi
Andre Agassi gives the Open crowd one more thrill ride, August 31st, 2006
2011 US Open by the numbers

Recap and analysis:

Tennis’ Big Three at the US Open
The 2012 US Open favorites and their racquet
First week recap


Who will win the 2012 US Open?

  • Roger Federer (39%, 73 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (29%, 54 Votes)
  • Novak Djokovic (23%, 42 Votes)
  • Tomas Berdych (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (3%, 5 Votes)
  • David Ferrer (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Other (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (1%, 1 Votes)
  • John Isner (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 186

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Who will win the 2012 US Open?

  • Serena Williams (35%, 39 Votes)
  • Maria Sharapova (23%, 25 Votes)
  • Petra Kvitova (14%, 15 Votes)
  • Victoria Azarenka (11%, 12 Votes)
  • Agnieszka Radwanska (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Other (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Kim Clijsters (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Caroline Wozniacki (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Sam Stosur (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Angelique Kerber (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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Welcome to our new guest-blogger, Dave:

“I am a fitness advocate, always looking for ways to improve my health and overall well-being. A self-described gym rat who is equally obsessed with outdoor activities, including street and trail running, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, basketball, kayaking, triathlons, marathons, mountain biking and anything else that can get my blood pumping.”

Dave runs fitnhealthy, a blog dedicated to those involved in, or seeking a healthier and more active lifestyle.

A lot is going on these days on Tennis Buzz.
First, let me welcome our new contributors: Mauro and Lewis.
Mauro is a journalist based in Italy, who write for italian leading tennis website Ubitennis. He’s the founder of STE…fans, the only website worldwide that is entirely dedicated to Stefan Edberg and follows him nowadays.
Lewis is a 20-year-old sports fan, webmaster of Ace of Baseline, a blog that focus on the next tennis superstars .

Check out Mauro’s article about Juan Martin del Potro: Del Potro back to where it all began, and Lewis’ review of Rafael Nadal’s biography.

I would also thank Mike for his report about his son’s experience at the Sanchez Casal academy.

Follow our 2011 US Open coverage and don’t forget to enter our give away to win Nadal’s book.

To end up this Tennis Buzz #9, some interesting New York Times and ESPN articles about the 2011 US Open:
A new take on Melanie Oudin’s magical summer
Stephens, McHale usher in youth movement
Gulbis Forgoes Partying Well for Playing Well
Priest Officiates Play From Above
Tennis’ illustrated fists of fury

Enter our giveaway to win a copy of RAFA, written by Rafael Nadal and John Carlin.

Rafael Nadal's book: Rafa

How to enter the give away?
– Like our Facebook page
– Leave a comment here explaining why you’re a fan of Rafa (you must login with your Tennis Buzz or Facebook account)
and that’s it!

2 winners will be chosen randomly by the end of September, and will be announced on Tennis Buzz.

Good luck!

Italian Week on Tennis Buzz

What comes to your mind when I say Italy? Probably art, fashion and food. To celebrate the first combined event in Rome, Tennis Buzz will feature Made in Italy: the italian week on Tennis Buzz to show you how italian art, fashion and food relate to tennis.

We’ll also have a look at past and present italian tennis champions. Enjoy!

Tratto del Gioco della Palla, the first tennis book
Giambattista Tiepolo: Tennis with Apollo

australian by l’Alpina
Sergio Tacchini

The diet of a champion? Pizza and pasta

Tennis players:
Lea Pericoli
Giacomo Miccini
Gianluigi Quinzi, the next Adriano Panatta?