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  • 2012 Australian Open TV schedule on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel

     
    The first Grand Slam of the tennis calendar takes place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, as the world’s best tennis players head Down Under. On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic won last year’s Australian Open, then went on to win...
  • Australian Open gives a stunning boost to tennis

     
    Even so, it was clear both both players were hurting after that marathon of running, hitting and grunting. The Australian hosts supplied chairs during the awards ceremony because both men were having trouble standing....
  • 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...
  • A lens on the Olympics: Shooting the Federer/Del Potro tennis match

     
    Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times Wimbledon: We're deep into the third set and Roger Federer is on the ropes. Down a break and facing defeat, he rushes the net as his opponent, Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina, powerful and tenacious, lines up a...
  • Is Federer best tennis player of all time?

    Sustained greatness a plus Diane Pucin Los Angeles Times Roger Federer became the No. 1 tennis player in the world Monday, one of the consequences of his 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Wimbledon victory over Andy Murray on Sunday. He's also the best ever. That's...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • Serena strong Down Under

    Serena Williams always selects a special outfit to bring to Australia for a victory celebration. Every second year, she gets to wear it. Williams' 6-0, 6-3 rout of Dinara Safina on Saturday earned her a 10th Grand Slam title, a fourth Australian title &#...
  • Phelps' voyage

    Phelps' voyage
    Michael Phelps was 15 years old the day he returned home to Rodgers Forge from his first Olympic Games in 2000. He had finished 5th in the 200-meter butterfly in Sydney, Australia, even though he was mostly ears and arms at that point, and it seemed as...