This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Miami Open. Over the past three decades, the tournament has grown into one of the biggest tournaments of the season, but the beginnings were quite chaotic. Let’s have a look at the early days of the Miami Open (then called the Lipton Open): From Hard courts: real […]
Perhaps tired by his marathon match against Quentin Halys the day before, Rudy Coco could not do much to counter Karen Khachanov, who wins in straight sets, 6-1 6-4. Aged 18, Khachanov trains at the 4Slam tennis academy in Barcelona, with former number 40, Galo Blanco. He won 2 Futures tournaments last year, in Taipei […]
The Open du Nord, in Lille, had the great idea to organize a wheelchair tennis exhibition before the singles final between Karen Khachanov and Rudy Coco: a mini-set (tie break at 4 games all) between the Belgian Joachim Gerard, world number 5 and the French player Nicolas Peifer world number 6. Some spectacular points in […]
I’ve been lucky to get invited to a quick tour of Lacoste‘s showroom in Paris last Monday. The opportunity to have a look at pieces of the Fall 2015 fashion collection, the tennis collection, but also the soon-to-be released LT12 hybrid racquet. First, a look at the Fall fashion collection. The iconic Lacoste polo shirt […]
By Bruce Schoenfeld, Tennis Magazine (November/December 2004) At 28, Jennifer Capriati knows her days are numbered. Following a dramatic but disappointing run to the US Open semifinals, her hopes of another major victory now rest on the 2005 Australian Open. Jennifer Capriati had been crying. Her red-rimmed eyes gave her away as she stepped into […]
By Cindy Hahn, Tennis Magazine, October 1992: Jennifer Capriati, her ankles still encrusted with the red clay of Il Foro Italico, faces a den of crass, middle-aged sportswriters. One, an Italian journalist, will write a story tomorrow whose headline screams that she looks like a pig. The 16-year-old, sweat-soaked and exhausted, hasn’t yet suffered that […]
Jennifer Capriati made her pro debut on this day 25 years ago, aged only 13. So, this weekend we have a look at her career, filled with so many highs and lows: – The Virginia Slims of Capriati – And she’s only 13! – How she was taught to be the best To come: – […]
From Tennis Confidential by Paul Fein, 1990: The touchy subject of who should get the credit and how much for a star’s success isn’t new. Robert Lansdorp, Tracy Austin‘s coach for a decade, used to grow incensed when the more famous Vic Braden was mentioned as her first coach. Lansdorp finally lashed back: “I don’t […]
Read the quarter-finals recap here.
Read the quarter-finals recap here.
Tougher match than expected for Rafa who needed two tight sets to defeat countryman Marcel Granollers. Nadal struggled to find his rhythm and made a lot of unusual forehand errors. Next opponent for Nadal: last year surprising runner-up Jerzy Janowicz. Rafa’s interview after the match: More videos of Nadal’s second round match.
Without a doubt the most boring match I’ve watched all week. Both players have the same playing style: big serve with solid groundstrokes and I had the feeling they were playing the same point over and over again. The most entertaining part of the match was players challenging the calls, go figure… 19 aces for […]
Videos of Rafa warming up before his second round match against Marcel Granollers: And his interview after the win:
Perfect first set for Tsonga who serves well and overpowers Nishikori with his massive forehands. Tsonga tires a bit in the second set, his serves is less effective and Nishikori is up 4-1. Tsonga fights back and concedes the tiebreaker, and the Japanese levels the match at one set apiece. The 2008 Bercy champion shows […]