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A Look Back To Michael Fishbach And The US Open’s Infamous Spaghetti Racket

A Look Back To Michael Fishbach And The US Open’s Infamous Spaghetti Racket

Sep. 1 | The 1977 U.S. Open was one of the most memorable and unique of all the editions of America’s national tennis championship, besides the fact that it was the final one to be held at the West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills. One of the most unusual...

The Professional Tennis Tournament That Time Forgot

The Professional Tennis Tournament That Time Forgot

Apr. 11 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in the Long Island community of Uniondale, N.Y. is the new home of an ATP tennis tournament starting in 2018. The former home of the NHL’s New York Islanders and the then...

Davis Cup Final Memories From A Two-Time Champion

Davis Cup Final Memories From A Two-Time Champion

Nov. 20 | By Cliff Richey   This weekend’s Davis Cup Final between Switzerland and France should be great viewing. For one, Roger Federer is leading Switzerland in an effort to add the only major title in tennis he has not won to his record setting...

Davis Cup 40 Years Ago: Tension and Courage in Bucharest

Davis Cup 40 Years Ago: Tension and Courage in Bucharest

Oct. 15 | By Randy Walker Forty years ago today marked one of the most courageous Davis Cup efforts of all time to finish off one of the most infamous Davis Cup matches in the history of the event. It was on October 15, 1972 when Stan Smith, now the President...

The Spirit of 1972! The Last – and Only Time – The U.S. Davis Cup Team Won In Spain

The Spirit of 1972! The Last – and Only Time – The U.S. Davis Cup Team Won In Spain

Sep. 13 | By Randy Walker   The United States Davis Cup team faces what seems like an near impossible task of beating Spain in Spain on a clay court in the Davis Cup semifinals this weekend. In five previous meetings against Spain in Davis Cup matches played...

R.I.P. to the only American-born player to beat Rod Laver in Davis Cup

R.I.P. to the only American-born player to beat Rod Laver in Davis Cup

Jun. 16 | Barry MacKay By Randy Walker Most people in the tennis world don’t really know how good a tennis player Barry MacKay was. “I didn’t know that he was a tennis player,” confessed my father Saturday morning as we discussed the life and career of...

Federer, Azarenka Capture Tournament Titles — Mondays With Bob Greene

Federer, Azarenka Capture Tournament Titles — Mondays With Bob Greene

Feb. 20 | STARS Victoria Azarenka beat Samantha Stosur 6-1 6-2 top win the Qatar Total Open in Doha, Qatar Roger Federer beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-1 6-4 to win the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, the Netherlands Nicolas Almagro beat Filippo...

Stan Smith: A True Tennis Legend

Stan Smith: A True Tennis Legend

Dec. 14 | Today, December 14, marks the 65th birthday of one of the all-time great American tennis players Stan Smith. He won the singles title at the US Open in 1971 and Wimbledon in 1972, but perhaps is best known as a stalwart on the U.S. Davis Cup team,...

Hall of Famer Stan Smith named President of International Tennis Hall of Fame: This Week in Tennis Business with Justin Cohen

Hall of Famer Stan Smith named President of International Tennis Hall of Fame: This Week in Tennis Business with Justin Cohen

Sep. 21 | Tennis legend Stan Smith named President of International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Former world No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam singles champion Stan Smith has been named president of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, which...

Rod Laver’s Davis Cup Return

Rod Laver’s Davis Cup Return

Nov. 30 | On November 30, 1973, Rod Laver paired with John Newcombe to register a lethal first-day blow for Australia to the United States in the 1973 Davis Cup Final in Cleveland,Ohio. As excerpted from my book ON THIS DAY IN TENNIS HISTORY ($19.95, New...

How One Point Determined The No. 1 Ranking!

How One Point Determined The No. 1 Ranking!

Sep. 30 | The match should get some consideration as one of the greatest of all-time. With all respect to this year’s Wimbledon epic between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, it can be considered the closest match of all-time. Forty-years ago this Sunday, on October...

40 YEARS AGO AT LEGG MASON RICHEY BEATS ASHE

40 YEARS AGO AT LEGG MASON RICHEY BEATS ASHE

Aug. 6 | It was 40 years ago at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C. that Cliff Richey made a significant mark on his brilliant 1970 season when he defeated Arthur Ashe 7-5, 6-2, 6-1 in the best of five set final on clay at the event then known...