Archives for May 2016

Halep and Radwanska Angry About Soggy Paris Playing Conditions

What do you think? Should they have played in those conditions? After falling to Tsevetana Pironkova in three sets in very soggy conditions on Tuesday in Paris, Agnieszka Radwanska aired out her frustration to reporters. “I’m just so surprised and angry, that, you know, we have to play in the rain,” Radwanska said. “I mean, it’s not a $10,000 [see more]

Would FO Crown Confirm Serena’s Place As The Best Female Star Of The Open Era?

After the disappointment of losing in the final of the year’s first Grand Slam in Australia, US superstar Serena Williams got her French Open title defense off to the perfect start on Tuesday, dropping just two games as she dispatched Magadlena Rybarikova in quick time. And already, the 34-year-old starlet will have her eyes focused [see more]

Rio Olympics 2016: Djokovic says cancellation unthinkable

What do you think? Is there real danger here? Novak Djokovic became a father for the first time in 2014 Cancelling this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio because of concerns over the Zika virus would be “unthinkable”, says Novak Djokovic. The world number one hopes to compete for Serbia in Brazil. Djokovic, 29, said: “For the moment [see more]

What is a MIs-HIt?

I posted recently the sad results of a mis-hit but I don’t think that term has been properly discussed. So, let’s talk about it now. In the post I also mentioned the word “shank” and in fact, that may be more descriptive of what happens. Mis-hits or Shanking is the “hard” collision of the ball hitting [see more]

What To Do With 29′ 10″ of String?

What do you do with 29 feet 10 inches (9.1m) of tennis string! Well, if it is Ashaway Monogut ZX and a Yonex 16×19 98 square inch racquet you string a racquet with it! I pulled the remaining string from the reel to find it was only 29 feet 10 inches long! So what to [see more]

Tim’s Podcast Interview via the Tennis Files

It can be a treacherous path to put yourself out there when various people call and want an interview. I’m typically very cautious with this stuff because there are so many ways it can backfire and more often than not, you find yourself with a big “bulls eye” on your chest and a target for [see more]

Cross-overs – good or bad?

Some of you haven’t been in the stringing business long enough to remember the days when most racquets were made of wood, had the same head size and the stringing patterns were very similar. There were no grommet channels running up the side of the frame (see photo left) or at the top because, oh [see more]

Rafael Nadal Sues France’s Former Health & Sports Minister Over Doping Allegations

One day after Rafael Nadal claimed his record-tying 49th clay court title in Barcelona, news has come out that world no. 5 is suing former French government minister Roselyne Bachelot, who accused him of doping. After Maria Sharapova’s high profile confession for testing positive meldonium, Bachelot was quoted saying on French television, “We know that Nadal’s famous seven-month [see more]

Roger Federer has withdrawn from this year’s French Open

BBC Sport News The 34-year-old did not play in the Madrid Open earlier this month after hurting his back during practice for the tournament. Federer returned for the Italian Open but was beaten in the third round by Dominic Thiem. “I have been making steady progress, but I am still not 100%,” said the world number three. “I [see more]

Ashaway ZyMax® Fire Family of Badminton Strings Sparks Global Appeal

Ashaway, RI – Since its introduction just over a year ago, Ashaway’s ZyMax® Fire family of badminton strings has been racking up impressive sales figures and sparking global appeal, according to the manufacturer. Constructed using the company’s special ZyWeaVe™ string core technology, the ZyMax Fire line includes four strings, each designed to optimize the various characteristics of [see more]