Rusedski makes his US Open picks

August 27, 2010

David Nalbandian of Argentina celebrates his win against Robin Soderling of Sweden during their match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto August 12, 2010.    REUTERS/Mike Cassese

The Toronto Masters Series has been very interesting this year for so many reasons. David Nalbandian will be a dark horse for the US open and none of the top men will want to play him. Andy Murray looked impressive all week serving well and taking the ball early using the width on the court and hitting his forehand well. He looks in the form that took him to the Australian Open final at the beginning of the year. Murray was sensational in the quarter-final against Nalbandian and even better against Rafael Nadal in the semis.

Where have all the American champions disappeared to?

August 10, 2010

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When Jim Courier, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi were engaged in a constant merry-go-round for the world number one spot throughout the 1990s, little did they know that a decade later American tennis players would have been left feeling dizzy with disbelief after they were completely wiped out from the Top 10.

Holding court with Greg Rusedski

July 5, 2010

Wimbledon 2010 has been a great Championships, the weather for the two weeks has been absolutely perfect. Sun and more sun, not a drop of rain, the first time since 1995. They should have built that 40 million pound roof sooner! There were a lot of question marks going into this Wimbledon Championships for Andy Murray but fortunately for him he had a dream draw and took advantage in the first week to play himself into form.

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Center Court – A 30 year wait

July 1, 2010

Gary Hershorn poses on center court at Wimbledon June 30, 2010.

Wednesday finally saw the culmination of a 30 year dream of mine to shoot a match on the famed center court at Wimbledon. After 30 years of being a photographer, 25 of those spent with Reuters covering every conceivable sports championship around the world, there were still two things I always wanted to photograph, but for one reason or another never had the opportunity to do so. One was shooting a match on center court and the other, covering a British Open golf championship at St. Andrews.

Greg Rusedski on Wimbledon

June 26, 2010

Following is a question and answer session with former British tennis ace Greg Rusedski.

Waiting on royalty at the court of King Rafa

May 24, 2010

TENNIS-OPEN/The sun is beating down, the Rue d’Auteuil is abuzz with vocal ticket touts, children clutch their over-sized tennis balls hoping a tennis player – any tennis player or even anyone who looks like a tennis player– will grant them a precious autograph.

Shall I compare thee to a topspin lob?

May 19, 2010

SPORT-DECADE/TENNISSport has been known to reduce grown men to tears but inspire them to poetry…?

The All England Club seem to think it can and in collaboration with The Poetry Trust have appointed an official poet for Wimbledon for the first time.

What’s happened to Roger Federer?

April 28, 2010

A great moment for Latvian sport but Roger Federer’s limp exit at the hands of Ernests Gulbis at the Rome Masters was one of his worst defeats in recent memory.

Justine Time, Henin makes one of the great grand slam returns

January 28, 2010

TENNIS-OPEN/Justine Henin’s storming run to the final of the Australian Open illustrates exactly what women’s tennis has been missing in her absence.