Back in Action- It's Australian Open Time!

Ahhhh! The beginning of another beautiful tennis season. I'm excited to announce my picks for this year's Australian Open. I will be right here with my injured ankle watching this fantastic beginning to a new season. While its difficult for me to put a finger on the 'real' winner, I can narrow it down to who I think will be the top 5 in each category. Excited to see the madness that ensues. Stay tuned...
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US Open Finals prediction

This year's open has taken many twists and turns. I'm surprised at the outcome of the women's matches and very disappointed in Serena's behavior. I wonder how it will affect her doubles playing with Venus, but I digress. Who's in it for the win? Well all of them of course but there are only two main winners at the US Open Men's Winner and Women's Winner. Here are my predictions Men's Final Nadal VS. Djokovic ...
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The US Open is under way!

Ahh, it's that lovely time of year, when all the world's greatest tennis players congregate at Arthur Ashe stadium to watch the US Open. I was hoping that I would be able to attend this year and report from the ground, but no such luck. Its been a year with twists and turns, in the world of tennis, of course. Who will prevail in the year's last major tennis event of the year? Who knows?...
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Nadal is out, what next?

Well by this time, many of you tennis die-hards know that our dear Nadal is out of the game. Rafa Nadal was upset by Robin Soderling early this morning. Atop the already sour relationship between Nadal and Soderling, Soderling rocked Nadal's world in four sets in the wee hours of the American morning. Apparently, Soderling did not show compassion towards Nadal when he tripped once. Game score ended at 6-2 6-7(2) 6-4 7-6(2).  After 31...
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Is Nadal Unbeatable at Roland Garros?

Nadal is only beatable at RG if you chop off one of his legs, spike his water bottles with ex-lax, cut the tennis strings on all of his racquets, and blind fold him. Even then, you'll need to bring the best game of your life.The nickname "Raging Bull" doesn't do him justice really. Can I get a vote to move the reference to "The Terminator" from now on? Comments?         M. Storyhttp://[email protected]
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What's up with Clay?

If you have never played on clay, it's not easy to understand the strength that it takes to play on it and the massive difference between Clay, Hard and Grass. I have had the 'pleasure' of playing on Clay, but don't know that I like playing on it. Here's some background on the Clay court. Clay courts are made of crushed shale, stone or brick. The French Open is the only tournament of the grand...
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Day 3 - French Open

As rounds 2 and 3 of Roland Garros get into way, the heat has been turned up in both Men's and Women's matches. Nadal breezes through his first round and is preparing to set a record for the number of successive matches won (29 is the current record held by American Chris Evert) in the French open if he wins against the Russian Gabashvili in Wednesday's match. Federer whips through his first match and awaits his second with open arms. Andy Murray...
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2009 French Open Preview

Was the Madrid open a preview of what's to happen in the next couple weeks? We'll see. Now that the rivalry heats up with Federer's recent win at Madrid, what can we expect in Paris? Nadal gets back into his clay comfort zone, while Federer's confidence is skyrocketing. This should prove for some interesting competition. Let's not forget, they aren't the only one's playing. These are the standings as we enter the open: Men's Singles...
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Looking back in the history of the French Open

In preperation for the start of the French Open today, I decided that I would do a bit of a history lesson and share with you all. After all, if we don't know where we've been, how do we know where we're going? The French Open (sometimes referred to as Roland Garros) is held in Paris, Francs at the Stade Roland Garros, named after a WW1 fighter aircraft pilot who was the first man to fly over...
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Report from the Madrid Open

No, unfortunately I did not go to see the open. Actually, I visited Spain for the first time last year. Along with my passion for tennis is my passion for traveling. While in Spain, I participated in an English immersion program for Spanish speakers and now have many friends in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona). My friend Gema recently told me that she was attending the Madrid open. Immediately I asked her to take notes and photos...
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