Rafael Nadal Regains Number One

Rafael Nadal regains number one

Rafael Nadal turned professional in 2001 and did not win his first ATP Tour title until 2004. He cracked the top ten for the first time on April 25th, 2005, at number seven. Exactly three months later, he got to number two in the rankings. Nadal maintained that number two ranking until August 18th, 2008…

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Tennis Players Missing From Action

tennis players missing from action

W&S Open, USA  Injury continues take a toll on the game of many tennis players and three have been forced to end their season prematurely. Hopefully the remainder will recover in time for the last major of the season, which is less than two weeks away. PLAYER RANK INJURY Andy Murray 1 Murray put so…

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OUTSIDE THE COURTS: Season of Babies

Babies are the topic of our first installment in Outside The Courts. Tennis players, like all athletes, are humans and the urge to become parents is still very strong in many despite their ferocious competitive nature. Former number one and twenty-three time-major champion, Serena Williams, played the 2017 Australian Open pregnant.  She went on to…

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Rybarikova’s Ranking Soars After Wimbledon

Rybarikova's return of a ball at Wimbledon

WEEK: 07.17.2017 Magdalena Rybarikova rockets up the rankings with her impressive semifinal run at Wimbledon; she is now two places shy of her career high of thirty-one, which was achieved in 2013.  Injuries have interrupted Rybarikova’s career.  Her last tournament in 2016 was Wimbledon and she just returned to the Tour in February after having knee…

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Cilic Into First Wimbledon Final

WIMBLEDON, London [7] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. [24] Sam Querrey (USA) Querrey has never beaten Cilic in their four previous encounters, three of which were on grass.  Two of the three grass-court encounters were at Wimbledon and they both went to five sets.  In 2009, Querrey won the first and fourth sets only to lose…

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