Fish’s final swim: American to retire at U.S. Open

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Mardy Fish announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he will retire from tennis at this summer’s U.S. Open. Fish will wrap up his career with three more tournaments, a trio that also includes Atlanta and Cincinnati. My schedule this summer will be Atlanta, Cincinnati, and I will finish my career…

Tennis Player Builds 50 Preschools In Africa

Originally posted on The Feels:
Some of Roger Federer’s biggest—and youngest—fans are probably too tiny to know about his victories on the tennis court, and too touched by poverty to care much. They just know he’s the man behind the creation of preschools across southern Africa where now are learning and growing healthy, with a…

Appreciating Djokovic

Originally posted on truethaboutsports:
Novak Djokovic is your 2015 Men’s Wimbeldon Singles Champion. In a masterful performance, he easily handled Roger Federer in the final, beating him three sets to one. Djokovic has one of the smoothest games in tennis, combining great power and athleticism with beautiful strokes and a great understanding of the game.…

Umag previews and picks: Seppi vs. Sousa, Kavcic vs. Rublev

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Andreas Seppi and Joao Sousa will be aiming for a semifinal spot in Umag on Wednesday. Meanwhile, first-round action is wrapping up with a showdown between Blaz Kavcic and Andrey Rublev. Joao Sousa vs. (3) Andreas Seppi Seppi and Sousa will be going head-to-head for the first time in their…

Bastad, Umag, and Bogota previews and predictions

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
The grass-court season has come to an end and now it’s back to clay—at least in part—until the two U.S. Open Series Masters 1000 events set the stage for the final Grand Slam of the year. This week’s action on the red stuff will take place in Umag and Bastad.…

The countdown to Cincy has begun!

Originally posted on Author/ Writer Julie Young:
    Once upon a time, Indianapolis had a tennis tournament. It was held at the Indianapolis Tennis Center on the IUPUI campus and I remember attending it when I was a 12-year-old NJTL player. That was the year Boris Becker won Wimbledon for the first time at the…

Quick Hits – Hewitt, Groth, and the Murrays Shine in Davis Cup while Ram Wins Newport Again

.@lleytonhewitt and @SamGrothTennis provide the heroics as Australia completes the comeback. http://t.co/ht4rAIHrCi pic.twitter.com/LQDqGaDnqC — ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) July 19, 2015 Aussie Comeback Succeeds Davis Cup and Hall of Fame Thoughts The tennis scheule does not leave a lot of time for reflection.  One Sunday Novak Djokovic is vanquishing Roger Federer for his 3rd Wimbledon…

Hall of Fame Game (Set, and Match): Rajeev Ram Wins Second Newport Title

Originally posted on The Tennis Island:
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/rajeev-ram-of-usa-in-action-during-the-mens-singles-first-news-photo/456368608 The longest of shots at the start of the week, Rajeev Ram was the last man standing in Newport. Unseeded and ranked No. 161, the American won his second career — and second Newport — title at the 2015 Tennis Hall of Fame Championships, defeating the No. 2 seed Ivo Karlovic…

Murray, Hewitt, and Rublev Star in Weekend @DavisCup Action

Originally posted on Tennis Atlantic:
Murray, Hewitt, and Rublev Star in Weekend Davis Cup Action Steen Kirby, Tennis Atlantic The Davis Cup had some exciting ties over the weekend as young guns, veterans, and a few top players starred in the action worldwide. Here is a recap of everything worth noting that went down. Australia,…