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  • Tennis Channel counts down “100 Greatest of All Time”

     
    On Monday, March 19, Tennis Channel begins its weeklong countdown of the best tennis players in history with 100 Greatest of All Time. The countdown begins Monday at 7pm ET and continues nightly through Friday, March 23, when the No. 1 greatest tennis...
  • Rafael Nadal aiming for fourth straight Slam; Serena Williams is not

     
    The Australian Open is about to begin, showing up at all hours of the day and night on our televisions (ESPN's family of networks) beginning Sunday. There are obvious story lines, the most compelling being the chance for Rafael Nadal......
  • Venus Williams pulls out of Australian Open with injury

     
    Venus Williams lasted just seven points in her third-round match Friday at the Australian Open and was forced to withdraw due to injury from a Grand Slam singles match for the first time in her career. After losing the first......
  • Pau Gasol hasn't committed to exhibition games in Australia

     
    Pau Gasol hasn't committed to playing in exhibition games in Australia...
  • Jack Kramer dies at 88; champion ushered in era of pro tennis

    Jack Kramer dies at 88; champion ushered in era of pro tennis
    Tennis legend Jack Kramer, considered by many the most influential person in the game in the last 60 years, died late Saturday night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. He had been diagnosed in mid-July with soft tissue sarcoma, a cancer of the...
  • Alastair Martin dies at 94; longtime amateur tennis champion

    Alastair Martin dies at 94; longtime amateur tennis champion
    Alastair Martin, a longtime amateur tennis champion who helped transform the game by opening major tournaments to professionals, died Jan. 12 of natural causes at his home in Katonah, N.Y. He was 94. Martin was a longtime champion of court tennis, a...
  • Federer Beats Roddick for Record 15th Grand Slam

    Federer Beats Roddick for Record 15th Grand Slam
    WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer hoisted the trophy and celebrated making Grand Slam history, a year removed from an epic five-set final when he left Wimbledon a broken man, his title ripped away and his aura of invincibility shattered. Federer...
  • Tennis stars in Australia to hold fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims

     
    Roger Federer and other tennis stars will hold a special exhibition event Sunday in Melbourne, Australia, to benefit Haiti earthquake victims...
  • Nadal Defeats Federer For Australian Open Title

    REPORTING FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - There wasn't much to choose between Roger Federer's elegant, airy tennis -- silently played with all the angles calculated and covered -- and Rafael Nadal's elemental tennis, the grunting, noisy, spinning, whooshing...
  • 'Off' year doesn't discourage Federer

    Roger Federer isn't going to give Andy Murray too much street cred until the young Scot has earned it. Federer had trouble containing an incredulous laugh this week when he heard that British bookmakers had made 21-year-old Murray the favorite, or at...
  • Shirt changes, but No. 1 form doesn't for Nadal

    — Rafael Nadal ditched his trademark sleeveless top in favor of a more conservative T-shirt. His bulging biceps are no longer exposed to view, but they're certainly still driving the top-ranked player's muscular approach to the game. The 22-year-...
  • No. 1 Jankovic is sent packing

    — Top-ranked Jelena Jankovic went out in the fourth round of the Australian Open, and No. 3 Dinara Safina was twice a point away from following her to the exit. In consecutive matches at Rod Laver Arena, Frenchwomen took it to the top seeds....