Archives for July 2011

Breaking good

Maria doesn't need the red carpet.

FROM THE BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC AT STANFORD, JULY 25 – Maria Sharapova reminded me on Monday that it has only been three weeks since Wimbledon as I had thought that the doors on the All England Club had closed a month ago. Not that I feel totally refreshed going into the summer hardcourt season as it

Isner Can

Mardy Fish is the Olympus US Open Series leader. Photo: Mark Lyons

Mardy Repeats In Atlanta, First Title Defense


Isner Looks For Back-to-back Titles

John Isner goes for two trophies in a row. Brandon Feusner/ATC

Former Georgia Bulldog:

Muller Joins Three Americans In Atlanta Semis

Muller exploits his lefty serve in Atlanta. Brandon Feusner/ATC

Fish, Isner on track to get back to final

Gilles Muller has two distinctions at the Atlanta Tennis Championships: He

Daily Tennis Business News a must for insiders


American Makes Second Quarterfinal In Atlanta

NORCROSS, GA — For a player ranked No. 120, Ryan Harrison has had a pretty good year, even though he just reached his first tour quarterfinal today at the Atlanta Tennis Championships.

In beating Xavier Malisse 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4, Harrison moved his 2011 record against top 50 players to 5-3, losing only to three players in the top six: Roger Federer, Robin Soderling and David Ferrer. Against those between seven and 50, he

Notes on a Draw Sheet, ATL version

Ginepri as a long road back

James Blake rightly commented that John Isner

Georgia Faithful Cheer On Isner Over Blake


John Isner was on the Bulldog bandwagon. Brandon Fresner/ATC

ATLANTA — Woof, woof, woof! That was the Bulldog chant ringing through the sunken bowl stadium of the Atlanta Tennis Championship.

John Isner, four-time All-American at the University of Georgia, pulled out a close three-set match against James Blake, his close friend and doubles partner here in Atlanta 7-6(8), 6-7(3), 7-5.

The former Bulldog prevailed in the first-set tiebreak that went 18 points. At the end of the second set and into the tiebreak, Isner

US Open Series kicks off with Blake win, Young loss

Blake will face Isner

The Atlanta Tennis Championships has kicked off the US Open Series in hot as expected weather and on Monday, one man who will not make the main draw cut at the US Open, Donald Young, went down to Michael Russell 6-0, 6-3. After losing in the first week of Aptos the week prior, Young

Djokovic looks to become legendary

Novak is on the verge of having a McEnroe, Federer and Nadal-esque super season.