Federer comes up short against Djokovic

Roger Federer took the long view on Thursday despite coming up short in his bid to reach an eighth Australian Open final. The 38-year-old Swiss lost to Novak Djokovic 7-6(1), 6-4, 6-3 as the Serbian improved to 8-0 in Melbourne semi-finals. But … [Continue reading]

Roger & Novak: Every Match Ever Played

Novak Djokovic meets Roger Federer for the fifth time at the Australian Open, where they will contest a blockbuster semi-final on Thursday night. It will be their 50th ATP Head2Head meeting, more than two months after Federer snapped a five-match … [Continue reading]

Muguruza halts Halep to make first Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia -- In a battle between two-time Grand Slam champions and former World No.1 players, Garbiñe Muguruza continued her return to her peak form with a 7-6(8), 7-5 semifinal upset of No.4 seed Simona Halep of Romania, advancing to the … [Continue reading]

String Weavers – Yes or No

When it comes to tools for stringing, we're all familiar with the basics. But there are very few additional tools on the market beyond the familiar; enter the string weaver tool. This tool is used when installing the cross strings and what it does is … [Continue reading]

HEAD PRESTIGE – RIGHT ON POINT FROM DAY ONE

1987 Prestige Pro: 1987 the very first Prestige entered the tennis market. Claiming perfection of tennis technology, especially international tour players got interested in this racquet. Due to high tech materials such as TWARON and the HEAD … [Continue reading]

Leander Paes to retire in 2020

Leander Paes, one of India's most decorated tennis players, has announced that the 2020 season will be his "farewell year" as a professional. Paes, 46, wrote on his social media that he will be "playing select tournaments, travelling with my team, … [Continue reading]

Racquet Selection: The Interview Part 1

Let's talk about the process of taking a client from an older "favorite" frame to a new frame. If you sell or make recommendations for racquets then you're the professional. Therefore, this is a process that all of us need to be familiar with in … [Continue reading]

Wilson’s Michael Dowse to Take Over as USTA CEO in 2020

Michael Dowse, president of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has been named CEO and executive director of the USTA, replacing longtime CEO Gordon Smith, who announced that he would retire at the end of 2019. Dowse will be charged with leading the USTA’s … [Continue reading]

Tennis ushers in new year with new ATP Cup event — and plenty of questions

Jan 2, 2020 The year in men's tennis launches in a radically different way in 2020, with a disruptive new mega-event -- the ATP Cup -- replacing all but two men's tournaments as sanctioned preludes to the Australian Open. The ATP Cup, a … [Continue reading]

Recently retired Marcos Baghdatis to coach Elina Svitolina

Marcos Baghdatis, the 2006 Australian Open runner-up, is going to start helping coach top-10 player Elina Svitolina. Baghdatis wrote Wednesday on Twitter that he was "glad to announce the next chapter of my life." I am so glad to … [Continue reading]