After falling in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters last week, Spanish native Rafael Nadal returns to his home country in hopes of defending his crown in the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Nadal defeated his fellow countryman Nicolas Almagro in the singles final of the tournament last year, and looks to bounce back after his disappointing exit in Monte Carlo.
On April 19, Roslyn traveled to take on Manhasset in Conference I-B boys high school tennis action. Roslyn continued its excellent play by defeating the Indians 5-2 to stay one game behind Syosset for tops in Nassau County Conference I-B.
As a coach of many individual players as well as collegiate teams, my expectations of what I can get out of these players are put to the test on a daily basis. I have done some research on what some of the great coaches have narrowed it down to in a variety of values and traits.
Americans Bob & Mike Bryan continued their doubles dominance Sunday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, as they defeated the team of Ivan Dodig of Croatia & Marcelo Melo of Brazil, 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 to capture their 98th title together as a pair.
The final day of competition in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff between the U.S. and France at Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University had a dramatic ending, as the tie came down to a fifth-and-decisive doubles match for the ninth time for the U.S. (since the World Group format was instituted in 1995).
The calendar may say "Spring," but the thermometer says "Winter" and the wind chill says "Brrr!" You don't have to suffer and waste valuable energy shivering. Save your movement for the match by dressing wisely.
In the first three months of 2013 the ATP challenger tour will be testing out a new rule, the elimination of the service let. Though there are no immediate plans to implement this rule in a broader scope there is no question that this is the first attempt at doing just that. Would this potential change be a positive thing for the sport? I think so.
In doubles, points end fairly quickly due to the fast nature of the game itself-singles can be a very different story. Let’s go over a few ways to end some points more quickly and get you off the court sooner.