Roger Federer gives away secrets

stan wawrinka's lucky shorts

Roger Federer gives away the secret about playing on grass After winning the Halle tournament for the record breaking eigth time Roger Federer revealed his secret about playing on grass: "I think one big secret on grass is when to hit which shot and playing the score the right way," Federer said. "You might be playing perfect but then you take a wrong decision and grass … [Read more...]

andy roddick added to Mylan World TeamTennis Smash hits field

Andy Roddick

Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick has joined the all-star lineup for Mylan World TeamTennis Smash Hits in London. The event, which benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation and is co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King, will be Sunday, December 7 during the final session of the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall. Roddick is a longtime supporter of the … [Read more...]

trophy watch: paris & pattaya + dc rubbers

Mona Barthel wins the 2013 Open GDF Suez in Paris over Sara Errani

Paris: German Mona Barthel took out top seed Sara Errani 7-5, 7-6(4) to win her second career title -- and first at a Premier-level event. She is now 2-1 in finals, with her other title coming at Hobart in 2012. Russian Elena Vesnina stopped Barthel from taking the title this year, knocking out the defending champion in the final. "When I came here [to Paris] I wasn't … [Read more...]

fashion focus: australian open highlight(er)s

Maria Sharapova - Nike - 2013 Australian Open

The fashions on the courts of Australian Open are a little more subtle this year, but a few things have stood out, most notably the presence of bright yellows and greens -- the highlighter shades -- for match play. Gael Monfils (center), now a member of the Asics stable (he was previously with K-Swiss), played in a sleeveless crew -- the Frenchman's trademark -- as he … [Read more...]

wta headshots: part 3 (ladies of east coast)

Matt Trollope began covering tennis in 2008, a natural extension of his childhood obsession for the game that included hitting for countless hours against his bedroom wall and self-producing and editing a fictitious tennis magazine. Based in Melbourne, he has covered four Australian Opens and one Wimbledon championship, and his tennis writing has featured in Australian Tennis … [Read more...]