Roger Federer needed less than an hour to dispose of his second-round opponent, Radek Stepanek on Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters. Federer defeated the veteran Czech 6-1, 6-2 in a match that lasted only 52 minutes to advance to the third round of the tournament.
USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the USTA, announced that it has partnered with healthcare company Johnson & Johnson and its Veteran Leadership Council to host six free Warrior and Family Tennis Day events this spring and summer in New York and Philadelphia. The tennis programs will serve as the first pilot programs to implement the USTA Serves Warrior Tennis Curriculum.
Stony Brook went on the road and defeated Comsewogue 5-2 on Monday afternoon in Suffolk League V Division III play to notch its first victory of the season. Stony Brook dominated singles play, winning all four matches, including two in straight sets.
At the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Tuesday, it was Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who advanced to the third round, defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. With the win Tsonga moves to 7-1 lifetime over Kohlschreiber.
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.