1. H1N1 and Professional Tennis

    It is now October, and here in Toronto, the weather is cooling and the leaves are beginning to turn into brilliant colors. With the cooler weather we also enter flu season along with the rest of the northern hemisphere...

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  2. Roger Federer: The End Is Nigh

    For those who don't read my blog on a regular basis (99.9999999% worlds population), you should know that while I certainly are a Federer fan, I can also be critical of one of the worlds greatest athletes, and certainly the big dog in the tennis world...

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  3. With Rain, Odds Are Heavily Stacked Against Nadal

    With rain messing up schedules now and we still don't have the Nadal-Gonzo quarterfinal match complete (7-6, 6-6), the odds of Nadal making the 2009 final is looking slimmer and slimmer...

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  4. U.S. Open 2009: Del Potro Feasts On Cilic, Oudin Ousted

    It's a bit of old news at this point, however Wozniaki played stellar (smart) tennis to dismantle a clearly nervous, and perhaps emotionally drained Melanie Oudin in straight sets 6-2, 6-2...

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  5. U.S. Open 2009: A Stage for the Next Generation of Stars

    Oudin, Cilic, Isner, Wozniaki, Wickmayer, Bondarenko, Del Potro, Monfils, Tsonga, even Soderling. What do all these players have in common? They went deep and/or made big upsets at the Open...

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  6. U.S. Open 2009: Del Potro With an Opening?

    After pretty the demolition of Ferraro to reach the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open (6-3, 6-3, 6-3), Mr. Del Potro has a real opportunity here to reach the semis and I'm eyeing him in the finals...

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  7. Melanie Oudin: "Come ON!"

    We all love the 17 year old, 5'6" Russian-slaying American in Melanie Oudin. She's gutsy, athletic, and can strike a pretty good ball too. Her versatile play however is lacking desperately in one department, the motivational shout-out...

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  8. U.S. Open 2009: Weekend Thoughts from a Developing Major

    The U.S. Open has turned the corner to head into the second week, a week reserved for the elite players of the tennis world...

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  9. U.S Open 2009: Now We're Getting Interesting!

    As we head into the first weekend of the 2009 edition of the U.S. Open, the draws are starting to play out, upsets are being had, and anticipated match-ups are becoming reality...

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  10. U.S Open 2009: 10 Notes on Days 3 and 4

    Dementieva crashes out to a young American. Jankovic and Ivanovic continue their inconsistent play, and the men continue to roll almost entirely as expected. It's been an interesting week already out there...

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  11. Jelena Dokic: She'll Get Up Again

    With a first round loss at the 2009 U.S. Open, Jelena Dokic's comeback has essentially fizzled, for now. After her magical run at the Australian Open, capturing the hearts of fans around the ...

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  12. U.S. Open 2009: Ivanovic Suffers Nail In The Coffin

    After Murray took the first set against my one-time hot pick (many moons ago) Gulbis, the broadcast switched over to the thrilling finally of Ana Ivanovic and the Ukranian Bondarenko...

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  13. U.S. Open Tennis: 10 Notes on Day 1 and 2

    The 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Championships are in full swing now and it's been a fun ride thus far. Despite the 2009 edition still being in its infancy, let's have a look at what is to note...

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  14. Doug Flutie and Andre Agassi at the U.S. Open: Inspiring

    He isn't going to beat Federer, or even Gulbis anytime soon on the tennis court, but he can hurl a football in the most dramatic style as good as anyone has in the past...

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  15. 10 Reasons to Attend the 2009 U.S. Open

    The 2009 U.S. Open presented by the United States Tennis Association is THE showcase event for Tennis in North America...

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  16. U.S. Open Mens Draw: Bottom Half Excitement!

    Well, if the top half of the 2009 U.S. Open mens draw will be predictable, then the bottom half surely should have more excitement, shouldn't it? Shouldn't it? You are in luck my friend...

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  17. Nadal's Year and Future Riding on U.S. Open

    No one will deny that Rafael Nadal has had a difficult year thus far. He won the Australian Open at the start of the season, continuing a magical run through the 2008 season, however that seems like a decade ago now (doesn't it?)...

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  18. Nadal's Year and Future Riding on U.S. Open

    No one will deny that Rafael Nadal has had a difficult year thus far.He won the Australian Open to begin the season, continuing a magical run through the 2008 season, but that seems like a decade ago now...

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  19. Federer, Dementieva Primed for U.S. Open

    Rocket Roger Federer dispatched Novak Djokovic with relative ease, despite a second set hiccup going down a break to take the Cinci Masters and solidifying his place atop the rankings and as the man to beat in New York...

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  20. Maria Sharapova & Elena Dementieva: Russian Love in Toronto

    The finals are set after an inspiring 3 set victory from Maria Sharapova over Klaybanova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in front of a packed Toronto house at the Rogers Cup.With that victory, we are treated to an all Russian final of Sharapova vs Elena Dementieva...

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  21. Maria Sharapova & Elena Dementieva: Russian Love in Toronto

    The finals are set after an inspiring 3 set victory from Maria Sharapova over Klaybanova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in front of a packed Toronto house at the Rogers Cup.With that victory, we are treated to an all Russian final of Sharapova vs Elena Dementieva...

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  22. Cinci Masters: Djokovic Ravages Nadal

    There we have it. Is Nadal not back in form, or did Novak Djokovic stick it to Nadal?Let's just say a little from column A, and a little from column B.....

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  23. Cinci Masters: Djokovic Ravages Nadal

    There we have it.Is Nadal not back in form, or did Novak Djokovic stick it to Nadal?Let's just say a little from column A, and a little from column B.....

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  24. Twitter Tennis: The 10 Best People/Sites to Follow

    The world of Twittering exploded onto the scene only a short while ago. While CNN and that Punk'd guy are finding millions of followers, there is a significant tennis scene available on the app ...

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  25. Dementieva Dumps Serena Willams: This Was Coming!

    When Elena Dementieva lost that absolutely super Wimbledon match against Serena Williams earlier this year I thought; Wow, Elena is capable of not only beating Serena, she's capable of dominating Serena...

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