• Kei Nishikori Roland Garros 2016 outfit

    Roland Garros 2016: Kei Nishikori Uniqlo outfit

    Uniqlo revealed its players’ kits for Roland Garros: black and grey for Nishikori, burgundy for Djokovic. Earlier this year, Nishikori signed a $50 million contract extension with Uniqlo, with the term running to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and possibly beyond. Follow our Roland Garros 2016 coverage on Tennis Buzz. Also read:

  • Novak Djokovic Roland Garros outfit

    Roland Garros 2016: Novak Djokovic Uniqlo outfit

    Uniqlo revealed its players’ kits for Roland Garros: burgundy for Djokovic, black and grey for Nishikori. I guess there will be an event with Novak in Paris prior to the tournament, I will let you know as soon as I have more infos. Follow our Roland Garros 2016 coverage on Tennis Buzz. Also read:

  • Juan Martin Del Poto, Munich 2016

    Munich Open 2016: Del Potro, three years after

    Juan Martin Del Potro won his first match on clay in nearly three years and advanced to the second round of the BMW Open by beating Dustin Brown 7-6 6-4. He then defeated Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarterfinal, where he lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber. The German will face Dominic Thiem in the final tomorrow. […]

  • French Olympic team outfit for Rio 2016

    Lacoste unveils French team uniforms for Rio Olympics

    Lacoste, official outfitter of the French Olympic teams since Sochi 2014, revealed France’s looks for Rio 2016. Opening and closing ceremony outfits: Medal stand apparel: Olympic village outfits: The collection is on sale online and in Lacoste stores, but only in France. Stay tuned for more Olympics coverage on Tennis Buzz.

  • Andre Agassi, 1991

    My Day with Andre – Taking a ride on the nice side

    By Scott Ostler, published in THE NATIONAL, March 1991 LAS VEGAS- So I’m driving a white, $500,000 Lamborghini Countach, which is basically a jet engine with turn signals, weaving through heavy traffic near the Strip, trying to catch another motorist who has requested a drive-by autograph from the guy riding shotgun with me, trying to […]

  • Olympic gold medallist Rafael Nadal

    Nadal named Spain’s flag bearer in Rio

    14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal was named Spain’s flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics Games: Muy contento de ser abanderado en los Juegos Olímpicos de #Rio2016 I’m really proud to be Spain flag bearer in #Rio2016 Une vidéo publiée par Rafa Nadal (@rafaelnadal) le 27 Avril 2016 à 7h37 […]

  • Angelique Kerber, Stuttgart 2016

    Stuttgart 2016: Angelique Kerber retains her title

    Angelique Kerber ended Laura Siegemund’s fairytale week and clinched her ninth career title, her second of the year. Qualifier Laura Siegemund, ranked 71, had beaten 3 top ten (Simona Halep, Roberta Vinci and Agnieszka Radwanska) en route to her first WTA Tour final. She led 4-2 in the final but Kerber recovered and won 10 […]

  • Rafael Nadal posing with the trophy, Barcelona Open 2016

    Rafael Nadal claims 9th Barcelona Open title

    Nadal defeated Nishikori in two tight sets 6-4 7-5 to claim his second title in two weeks. With his victory, he equals Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 clay court titles. Muchas Felicidades por el logro @RafaelNadal , un abrazo. — Guillermo Vilas (@GuilleVilasOK) April 24, 2016 Nadal: “It was a very close match. There were […]

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Around the grounds at the 2014 Western & Southern Open

Sara Errani: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Lucie Safarova: Jurgen Melzer: Kimiko Date: Taylor Townsend: Flavia Pennetta: Gael Monfils: Elina Svitolina: Martina Hingis: Photo credit: Peg More reports from Cincinnati: On the way to the Western & Southern Open The Western & Southern Open main draw party Friday evening at Lindner Family Tennis Center Seeking relief from the […]

No mean streets or streaks for these Swedes

Article by Richard Yallop, Guardian, December 1988 Mats Wilander’s parents live in a standard suburban home in the southern Swedish town of Vaxjo, and they saw no need to move to the top of the road when their son recently displaced Ivan Lendl as world no. 1. Nor did they want the star treatment, with […]

Mats Wilander by Rex Bellamy

From Love Thirty: Three Decades of Champions, by Rex Bellamy The summit of Everest has had many transient colonists since Hillary and Tenzing first “knocked the bastard off”, as Hillary put it. In the same way, Swedes have crowded the upper slopes of world tennis since Bjorn Borg showed them that it was possible. Wilander […]

Mats Wilander, a classic champion from an unclassic mold

By Peter Bodo, TENNIS, September 1984 After Mats Wilander won his first match of the 1983 U.S. Open, he rendered a curious prophecy. He laconically confessed that he gave himself little chance to win the tournament, horrifying a press corps that is unaccustomed to such frankness. Contemplating the incident, the 20-year-old Swede now remarks: “I […]

Djokovic and Wawrinka

2014 Western & Southern Open: players at practice

Thanks to Peg, who covered the Cincinnati Masters for Tennis Buzz, a few pictures of players practicing: Sam Stosur: Svetlana Kuznetsova: Lucie Safarova: Jelena Jankovic:

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Coda: Stars and Flowers – Cincy report #8

At the Western and Southern Open, I saw lines for autograph signings stretching out from the Midwest Sports tent (where Berdych was stationed Monday morning) and the Western and Southern tent (where ticketed signings were conducted with Sharapova, Murray, Wozniacki, and others). The crowds at the entrance to the players’ center were thick at the […]