“When I was a kid I was always dreaming to one day be the No. 1 player in the world, to win Grand Slams. And today is the day. All the dreams came true this year.” — Angelique Kerber What a year indeed for Angie Kerber: 3 Grand Slam finals, silver at the Olympics and […]
Tennis is not only about big names and big tournaments, but also about coaches and educators who work in the shadows. Martin is one of them; together with his friend Abel, he founded TennisAid, a charity whose purpose is to provide sports equipment and technical assistance to kids living in poor countries. You can find […]
The good Stan Wawrinka: there’s a new champ in New York. The Swiss struggled to get past the first rounds, losing a few sets here and there and saving a match point in the third round. But he stepped up in the semifinals against Nishikori and outplayed Djokovic in the final. 3 Grand Slam finals, […]
Novak Djokovic switched from adidas to Sergio Tacchini in 2009 (and then signed with Uniqlo in 2012), but he still has a shoe contract with the German brand. adidas has even created a special edition of the adidas Barricade 7, the adidas Novak pro. Novak’s face on the tongue reminds of the classic Stan Smith […]
Already 10 years since my trip to the US Open. Time flies… Back in 2006 I spent a week in New York with a bunch of Agassi fans, for some sightseeing and a bit of tennis too. Une photo publiée par @tennisbuzzlive le 11 Sept. 2016 à 8h57 PDT It was my first time ever […]
One walkover, two retirements and Gael Monfils that’s how we could sum Novak Djokovic‘s US Open campaign so far. Novak Djokovic’s road to the final Round Opponent Score R1 Jerzy Janowicz 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 R2 Jiri Vesely wo R3 Mikhail Youzhny 4-2 ret. R4 Kyle Edmund 6-2 6-1 6-4 QF Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  6-3 […]
Thanks to his win over 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, Stan Wawrinka reaches the US Open semifinals for the third time in four years. He will face Kei Nishikori who upset world number two Andy Murray.
Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber is in the semifinals of the US Open for the first time since 2011 (she lost to eventual winner Sam Stosur). Kerber dispatched last year’s finalist Roberta Vinci 7-5 6-0. She will next face Caroline Wozniacki who defeated the surprising Anastasija Sevatsova 6-0 6-2.
Published in World Tennis Magazine, December 1989. In October 1989, Chris Evert represented the United States for the last time in the Federation Cup. Here, she recounts the week. Tuesday Our first-round match is against Greece. I play Christine Papadaki, who I have never played or even seen before. The stress I feel before the […]
Enjoy the third edition of Break Point, our monthly roundup of the best tennis-related articles on the web: – Li Na announced her retirement last month. Read Stephanie’s tribute to the 2-time Grand Slam champion: Thanks Li Na – another, most surprising retirement: Australian hope Ash Barty, aged 18, takes indefinite break from tennis – […]
There are moments which make you famous and immortal overnight. In the match of his life against Tomas Smid, Michael Westphal played himself into the hearts of a whole nation in 5 hours and 29 minutes. Becker triggered off the tennisboom It was Friday, October 4th, 1985 in the Festhalle in Frankfurt. Whole Germany was […]
From 21 to 23 November France and Switzerland will contest the 2014 Davis Cup Final at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Lille suburb of Villeneuve d’Ascq. If you’re planning to attend and wonder how to get tickets, how to get to the stadium or what to do in Lille, this article is for you. […]
Red clay-courts are made of 5 layers: 1- red brick dust: 1-2 mm 2- crushed white limestone: 6-7 cm 3- clinker (coal residue): 7-8 cm 4- crushed gravel: at least 30 cm 5- drain The red brick dust gives the ball extra grip when it hits the deck, making the surface characteristically slow. But clay […]
Every year in September, 50 European countries take part in the European Heritage Days, a programme that offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. For the first time, yesterday, the French Federation of tennis opened up the Roland Garros stadium and museum free to […]