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Mardy Fish – Will He Become The Next Ellsworth Vines?

Mardy Fish – Will He Become The Next Ellsworth Vines?

Aug. 28 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   As Mardy Fish winds down his professional tennis career at the 2015 US Open, it’s a perfect time to take of his legacy and career. “He’s had a solid career,” said Paul Annacone on Tennis...

Carson – Not UCLA – To Be Tennis Venue For Potential Los Angeles Olympic Tennis Competition

Carson – Not UCLA – To Be Tennis Venue For Potential Los Angeles Olympic Tennis Competition

Aug. 27 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Should Los Angeles win the bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the tennis competition would be held at the StubHub Tennis Center in Carson, Calif., and not at UCLA, site of the 1984 Olympic tennis demonstration...

Did Intoxication Prevent The First Ever Grand Slam?

Did Intoxication Prevent The First Ever Grand Slam?

Aug. 25 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Don Budge was the first player in tennis history to win the Grand Slam of tennis in 1938 when he swept in one year all four major championships – the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. titles.  However,...

Don’t Forget Helen Wills Moody In The “GOAT” Debate In Women’s Tennis

Don’t Forget Helen Wills Moody In The “GOAT” Debate In Women’s Tennis

Aug. 24 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   With much chatter in tennis centered around Serena Williams pursuing the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, and her “GOAT” status (Greatest Of All Time) in potentially winning her 22nd major singles title, it’s...

Roger Federer, Serena Williams Capture Western & Southern Titles – Mondays with Bob Greene

Roger Federer, Serena Williams Capture Western & Southern Titles – Mondays with Bob Greene

Aug. 24 | Mondays with Bob Greene    STARS Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 7-6 (1) 6-3 to win the men’s singles at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Serena Williams beat Simona Halep 6-3 7-6 (5) to win the Western & Southern...

A Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match From 30 Years Ago You May Have Forgotten

A Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match From 30 Years Ago You May Have Forgotten

Aug. 23 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   After an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, John McEnroe has fanned some flames about, yet, another “Battle of the Sexes” match, this time featuring himself, at age 56, against world No. 1 Serena Williams....

Music, Entertainment During Tennis Changeovers Not Originally Embraced

Music, Entertainment During Tennis Changeovers Not Originally Embraced

Aug. 16 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   At the U.S. Open, the in-stadium entertainment on Arthur Ashe Stadium is almost as synonymous as the high-level of tennis. The stadium is engulfed in loud music, causing fans to dance and sing while, often, images...

Nick Kyrgios Fast Becoming Modern-Day Ilie Nastase

Nick Kyrgios Fast Becoming Modern-Day Ilie Nastase

Aug. 13 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   It’s now official. Nick Kyrgios is this generation’s “bad boy” of tennis. The out-spoken and eccentric Australian has been part of a growing list of controversies, the latest being audible comments about...

Do Half The Number of Americans Play Tennis Now Than The 1970s?

Do Half The Number of Americans Play Tennis Now Than The 1970s?

Aug. 13 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   I stumbled upon two items of information regarding tennis participation in the United States that bears some thought for those in the tennis industry. For starters, I saw a press announcement from the Tennis Industry...

USTA To Name US Open Press Room “The Bud Collins US Open Media Center”

USTA To Name US Open Press Room “The Bud Collins US Open Media Center”

Aug. 5 | The USTA announced that the press center at the US Open will be officially named the “Bud Collins US Open Media Center,” to honor the noted tennis journalist and historian.  The concept was approved unanimously by the USTA Board of Directors earlier...

A Look At The Career So Far Of Former Kalamazoo Champion Dennis Novikov

A Look At The Career So Far Of Former Kalamazoo Champion Dennis Novikov

Aug. 5 | By Andrew Eichenholz   Over the last 19 years, only two players who have won the USTA Boys 18s National Championships at Kalamazoo— the most prestigious tennis tournament for American juniors— have taken advantage of the wild card they receive...

A Tennis Tale From The Horse Racing Mecca of Saratoga Springs

A Tennis Tale From The Horse Racing Mecca of Saratoga Springs

Aug. 2 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Saratoga Springs, N.Y. is known as the Mecca for horse racing but it was also the site of an interesting moment in the history of tennis. With a Facebook post – as well as a fortunate discovery during a haphazard...