June 23, 2011 |
Seedings in parentheses Centre Court (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Feliciano Lopez vs. Andy Roddick (8); Daniela Hantuchova (25) vs. Victoria Azarenka (4); Andy Murray (4) vs. Ivan Ljubicic. Court 1 (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Laura Robson vs. Maria Sharapova (5); Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez vs. Venus Williams (23); Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Gilles Muller. Court 2 (Play begins 4 a.m. PDT) Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs. Virginie Razzano; David Ferrer (7)
June 20, 2011
Today's featured matches Centre Court (beginning at 5 a.m. PDT): Top-seeded Rafael Nadal, the defending champion, faces 33-year-old American veteran Michael Russell; 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, seeded sixth, takes on Jelena Dokic; Britain's great hope Andy Murray, seeded No. 4, plays Daniel Gimeno-Traver. Court 1 (5 a.m.): 20-year-old American Alison Riske plays 2010 finalist Vera Zvonareva, seeded No. 2 this year; in the third match, Andreas Beck faces eighth-seeded Andy Roddick.
March 29, 2011 |
On the verge of victory, Mardy Fish took a lusty swing and staggered out of the follow-through, his left calf cramping and his ability to continue in doubt. Three points later he limped into the quarterfinals, the last American standing at the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla. A gimpy Fish whacked a service winner on match point to win a grueling duel against Juan Martin del Potro , 7-5, 7-6 (5). Fish is the lone U.S. player among the 16 men and women in the quarterfinals.
March 26, 2011 |
Facing match point and feeling lousy, Andy Roddick bent over behind the baseline with his hands on his thighs, looking like someone desperately needing to take a seat in the shade. That's where he was headed one point later. An ailing Roddick lost his opening match Saturday in the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla., to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Two-time champion Roddick requested three visits from a trainer in the second set and said he had trouble breathing because of chest congestion.
March 16, 2011 |
Serbia's Novak Djokovic, a tennis star often lost in the bright lights and red carpets that always accompany Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, continued to fly fast under the radar in the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday at Indian Wells. Djokovic, No. 3, beat his friend, doubles partner and fellow Serb, Victor Troicki, 6-0, 6-1, in the round of 16 and will enter the quarterfinals having lost only four games in three matches. All three of his victories here have begun with 6-0 sets. A deeper look into the statistics gives some additional context.
March 15, 2011 |
Were it not for Caroline Wozniacki, No. 1 player in the world, the women's tennis draw of the BNP Paribas Open would pretty much be a worthless piece of paper. Nor was Wozniacki a shoo-in, on a Tuesday when the Nos. 2-, 5- and 6-seeded players joined Nos. 3, 4 and 7 in the category of shocking early departures. Wozniacki, the Dane who would have lost her top ranking with a loss and a victory by No. 2 Kim Clijsters, emerged from the rubble with ranking in place and a reduced obstacle path to this prestigious women's title.
March 14, 2011 |
Sunday was a tennis day of wine and roses in the desert. Little of great news value happened in the BNP Paribas Open, yet the time spent was delightfully palatable. It was a buffet of sights and sounds and smells. The main stadium, which holds 16,100 and where lots of obvious stuff was happening ? Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer winning early-round matches at Indian Wells ? seemed to be matched in activity by the world outside its walls. With the temperature in the mid-80s, just short of uncomfortably sweltering, it was a time to walk the grounds, find a tree and take a nap. There were moms and dads and blankets and kids in Crocs everywhere.
February 21, 2011 |
Andy Roddick won the 30th title of his career in his 50th final Sunday, finishing off a thrilling 7-6 (7), 6-7 (11), 7-5 victory over Canadian Milos Raonic in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships at Memphis, Tenn. Roddick polished off the 2-hour 36-minute match by diving to put his racket on the ball for a winner down the line that broke the 20-year-old Raonic for the victory. The top-seeded Roddick becomes the eighth American with at least 30 titles, only three behind the late Arthur Ashe . He also has at least one title in 11 straight years, something only Roger Federer has done among active players.
February 19, 2011
Canadian Milos Raonic is on what he calls an amazing run, and he's not ready to stop after using his powerful serve to beat Mardy Fish , 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, Saturday in the RMK Championships semifinals at Memphis, Tenn. The 20-year-old Raonic will play his second ATP final in as many weeks Sunday against top-seeded Andy Roddick , who defeated Juan Martin del Potro , 6-3, 6-4, in the other semifinal. Raonic won in San Jose last week. "I'm playing amazing and getting amazing results," Raonic said.