Wayne Odesnik

Odesnik and Shabaz blatantly tank doubles match at Maui Challenger

Dimitar Kutrovsky and Dennis Novikov beat Wayne Odesnik and Michael Shabaz 6-4, 3-6, 10-4 in the quarterfinals of the Maui Challenger on Wednesday. But the result was entirely irrelevant to the story.

Djoker

Australian Open final tale of the tape: Djokovic vs. Murray

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will be going head-to-head for the 24th time in their careers when they renew their rivalry in the Australian Open final on Sunday. Djokovic is aiming for his fifth title in Melbourne, while Murray hopes to lift the trophy for the first time.

Djoker

Highlights of Djokovic vs. Wawrinka: Very short, but very sweet

Another five-setter it was. Another classic it was not. Novak Djokovic beat familiar foe Stan Wawrinka 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 on Thursday night in an Australian Open quarterfinal that lacked almost all of the quality that had been on display in their 2013 and 2014 Melbourne showdowns.

The Haggis Slam

Berdych fills void of Murray feuds left by Del Potro and Federer

There is never a bad time to come up with an excuse for re-watching the epic Andy Murray vs. Juan Martin Del Potro feud at the 2008 Rome Masters, and now is an especially good time after Murray’s Australian Open quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych on Thursday invoked obvious memories.

Djoker

Australian Open final tale of the tape: Djokovic vs. Murray

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will be going head-to-head for the 24th time in their careers when they renew their rivalry in the Australian Open final on Sunday. Djokovic is aiming for his fifth title in Melbourne, while Murray hopes to lift the trophy for the first time.

Djoker

Highlights of Djokovic vs. Wawrinka: Very short, but very sweet

Another five-setter it was. Another classic it was not. Novak Djokovic beat familiar foe Stan Wawrinka 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 on Thursday night in an Australian Open quarterfinal that lacked almost all of the quality that had been on display in their 2013 and 2014 Melbourne showdowns.

The Haggis Slam

Berdych fills void of Murray feuds left by Del Potro and Federer

There is never a bad time to come up with an excuse for re-watching the epic Andy Murray vs. Juan Martin Del Potro feud at the 2008 Rome Masters, and now is an especially good time after Murray’s Australian Open quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych on Thursday invoked obvious memories.

Hewitt

Hewitt targets 2016 Australian Open for retirement

Speculation regarding Lleyton Hewitt’s retirement date has been raging for more than a year. Hewitt finally set a projected date, which he announced on Thursday at Melbourne Park. The target? Not too surprisingly, the 2016 Australian Open.

StanDjoker

Australian Open SF preview and pick: Djokovic vs. Wawrinka

Djoker wins 2The rematch of the rematch is upon us. Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka will be facing each other in a third consecutive Australian Open when they collide during semifinal action Friday. The winner will battle either Andy Murray or Tomas Berdych for the title.

Murray

Australian Open SF preview and pick: Murray vs. Berdych

A somewhat surprising semifinal in the season’s first Grand Slam will pit Andy Murray against Tomas Berdych on Thursday. Murray is bidding for a fourth career appearance in the title match of this event.

Stan Monday

Wawrinka overpowers Nishikori with flurry of one-handers

The rematch of an epic 2014 U.S. Open semifinal between Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori was no such thriller. Wawrinka’s backhand made sure of that on Wednesday in Melbourne.

Djoker 3

Australian Open Day 10 previews and picks: Djokovic vs. Raonic and Wawrinka vs. Nishikori

Ricky Dimon of the Grandstand and Steen Kirby of Tennis Atlantic preview and pick the two men’s singles matches on Wednesday at the Australian Open. The seeds held to form in the top half of the draw, with Novak Djokovic now battling Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka facing Kei Nishikori.

53-Kozlov

USA sizzle lacking at Australian Open juniors, but strong in Maui

Just four Americans were in the Australian Open boys singles draw when the tournament began: No. 3 seed Taylor Harry Fritz, No. 5 Michael Mmoh, William Blumberg, and Samir Kumar. Only two remain: Fritz and Kumar.

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Can tennis be the way to a good weekly exercise routine?

It is very hard to get involved in football or other team sports later in life, but there are many great opportunities available, even to those who have never excelled in sport. Tennis is a great choice.

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