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April 23, 2014

A week after David Ferrer eliminated world number one Rafael Nadal from the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, the Spaniard bowed out of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in the second round, losing to Teymuraz Gabashvili Wednesday, 6-4, 6-2.

April 23, 2014

Rafael Nadal opened up his play at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell by defeating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos 7-6(2), 6-4 in the second round of the tournament.

April 23, 2014

Maria Sharapova opened up her defense of the Porsche Grand Prix Championship Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany by squeaking by her first round opponent Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2). The Russian has won this event the last two years and hopes to remain champion in Stuttgart, Germany.

April 22, 2014

I’m a tennis lifer—a product of the tennis boom in the U.S. in the 1970s. It may sound crazy, but from the first time I picked up a racquet as a 15-year-old in 1971, I knew I would be in tennis for the rest of my life.

April 22, 2014

After falling in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters last week, Spanish native Rafael Nadal returns to his home country in hopes of defending his crown in the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Nadal defeated his fellow countryman Nicolas Almagro in the singles final of the tournament last year, and looks to bounce back after his disappointing exit in Monte Carlo.

April 21, 2014

Americans Bob & Mike Bryan continued their doubles dominance Sunday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, as they defeated the team of Ivan Dodig of Croatia & Marcelo Melo of Brazil, 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 to capture their 98th title together as a pair. 

April 21, 2014

A wrist injury that hampered Novak Djokovic since the beginning of last week in Monte Carlo will force the six-time Grand Slam champion to miss some time. 

April 21, 2014

The final day of competition in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff between the U.S. and France at Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University had a dramatic ending, as the tie came down to a fifth-and-decisive doubles match for the ninth time for the U.S. (since the World Group format was instituted in 1995).

April 21, 2014

Stanislas Wawrinka captured his first ever Masters event on Sunday by defeating his fellow Switzerland-native Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final. 

April 18, 2014

Eight-time Monte Carlo Masters Champion Rafael Nadal was eliminated from the tournament on Friday by David Ferrer, who advanced to the semifinals with a 7-6(1), 6-4 victory over his fellow countryman.

April 18, 2014

Roger Federer used an outstanding comeback to push past the ninth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Monte Carlo Rolex Masters quarterfinals on Friday, 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-3.

April 18, 2014

Tennis Channel will provide exclusive live coverage of the U.S. Fed Cup team’s playoff competition against France in St. Louis this weekend, with live world-whiparound telecasts on Center Court Saturday, April 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 20 ET, beginning at 2 p.m. ET.

April 17, 2014

Thursday play at the Monte Carlo Masters continued to go as many expected, as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both cruised to victories and spots in the quarterfinals.

April 17, 2014

World number one Rafael Nadal continued his dominance on clay this morning in Monte Carlo by defeating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the tournament’s quarterfinal round.

April 16, 2014

Roger Federer needed less than an hour to dispose of his second-round opponent, Radek Stepanek on Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters. Federer defeated the veteran Czech 6-1, 6-2 in a match that lasted only 52 minutes to advance to the third round of the tournament.

April 16, 2014

The USTA Metro Region Board held its first meeting of the year during the USTA Eastern Annual Meeting in White Plains in January. As we discussed our goals and plans for the year ahead, I stood there looking around the room and could not help but feel such a strong sense of community and connection. 

April 16, 2014

USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the USTA, announced that it has partnered with healthcare company Johnson & Johnson and its Veteran Leadership Council to host six free Warrior and Family Tennis Day events this spring and summer in New York and Philadelphia. The tennis programs will serve as the first pilot programs to implement the USTA Serves Warrior Tennis Curriculum.

April 15, 2014

Now available at Amazon.com, Facing Federer by Scoop Malinowski features more than 50 ATP players as they describe the actual experience of playing tennis against Roger Federer.

April 15, 2014

At the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Tuesday, it was Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who advanced to the third round, defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. With the win Tsonga moves to 7-1 lifetime over Kohlschreiber.

April 14, 2014

Andrea Petkovic claimed her first tournament trophy since the 2011 season by beating 20-year-old Jana Cepelova of Slovakia in the Charleston finals, 7-5, 6-2. 

April 14, 2014

The Bryan Brothers won their 17th straight match on Saturday night in Houston, defeating David Marrero & Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 6-4, 11-9 in the Fayes Sarofim & Company U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship. The American tandem of Bob & Mike Bryan used a comeback in the third set to defeat the duo from Spain and capture their ATP record 97th team title.

April 14, 2014

At the 2014 ASICS Easter Bowl at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, it was the Boys’ 14s top-seeded player, 13-year-old Steven Sun of Glen Cove, N.Y., defeating Keenan Mayo, the second-seeded player from Roseville, Calif., 6-0, 4-6, 6-1, to capture his second Super National previously having won the 12s Clays.

April 14, 2014

At the 2014 ASICS Easter Bowl at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, it was the Boys’ 14s top-seeded player, 13-year-old Steven Sun of Glen Cove, N.Y., defeating Keenan Mayo, the second-seeded player from Roseville, Calif., 6-0, 4-6, 6-1, to capture his second Super National previously having won the 12s Clays.

April 14, 2014

Tennis is a unique sport in so many ways. Being an individual sport makes it highly mental, as there is no contact between the opponents, both players are never on the same side of the court, and the battle is more tactical and psychological.