July 25, 2001 |
The Terminator provided motivation for Jan-Michael Gambill on Tuesday. Early in the first set of his 6-1, 6-3 victory over Michael Joyce, Gambill noticed one of his idols sitting among the crowd. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "There's a few people that would make me go like, 'Wow,' and he's one of them," said Gambill, who plays Paul Goldstein on Thursday. "Almost every guy in America looks up to him, you know. I was like, I better play like a man or he's gonna be [mad]."
September 19, 1998
Michael Joyce defeated Chris Magyary, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6, in men's tennis at the Battle of the Beaches to advance to today's semifinals at Palisades Tennis Club. Joyce will face Ronald Agenor, who defeated Adam Peterson 6-2, 6-1 in the final day of round robin. Jeff Tarango will face Rikard Bergh in the other semifinal. Tarango defeated Tom Blake, 7-6, 7-6, and Bergh defeated Jim Pugh, 6-2, 6-4. Agenor, Bergh, Joyce and Tarango won all three of their pool- play matches to advance.
September 18, 1998 |
TENNIS Mats Wilander and Karel Novacek both lost their matches by injury default at the Battle of the Beaches tennis tournament at the Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach. Wilander (foot) and Novacek (knee) both lost their first matches Wednesday. Jeff Tarango defeated Danie Visser, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, and Michael Joyce defeated James Blake, 7-5, 6-1, Thursday. Play continues tonight with the semifinals Saturday and the final Sunday.
March 14, 1996 |
If Michael Joyce continues to play tennis as he did Wednesday in the second round of the Newsweek Champions Cup, his story may become one of riches to riches. Joyce, ranked No. 82 in the world, outfoxed the very foxy Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden, 6-3, 6-4, before the rains brought gridlock to the tournament at midafternoon. Bjorkman, ranked 49 points higher than Joyce at No. 33, is a Swedish Davis Cup player who routed Joyce the last time they played at last year's Lipton tournament.
August 4, 1995 |
Michael Joyce has been operating as some sort of tennis vampire, using his fitness to drain opponents of their will to win and feasting on the victories to bolster his confidence. His 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 upset victory over third-seeded Jim Courier on Thursday night in the second round of the Infiniti Open was merely the latest in a line of attacks on top 20 players that has brought his ranking into the top 100 for the first time. The L.A. native, ranked No.
July 1, 1995 |
The glamour of the nomadic life of a professional tennis player wore off for Michael Joyce somewhere over Brazil, on one of the seven flights he had taken to play in Sao Luis, on an island in the northeast of the country. It wore especially thin when--as he faced a Brazilian player in the final--the Samba drums fans insistently pounded threatened to drive all thoughts from his head.