Gulbis Avoids a Late Night, Into First Final of 2011

By Curt Janka LOS ANGELES, California – Ernests Gulbis came from behind in the second set tie breaker to avoid playing a third set against Alex Bogomolov Jr. Winning the semifinal 6-2, 7-6(4) earned Gulbis his first final of the … [Read more...]

Fish Withstands Test From Harrison

By Curt Janka LOS ANGELES, California –  In an all-American semifinal, Mardy Fish outlasted a determined Ryan Harrison 6-0, 4-6, 7-6(3).  What started out as a heavily one-sided affair in Fish’s favor turned into an edge-of-your-seat thriller … [Read more...]

Big Hype, No Drama – Serena Destroys Sharapova at Stanford

The billing didn’t live up to the build-up in Stanford on Friday night. Serena Williams demolished Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic. Williams currently the 169th ranked player in the world due … [Read more...]

Gulbis and Del Potro Star In Freaky Friday

By Curt Janka LOS  ANGELES, Caifornia – Ernests Gulbis stuns Juan Martin Del Potro 6-2, 6-4, in another fitting round of role reversal at the Farmers Classic on Friday night. The two have been swapping identities all season. Gulbis, once ranked … [Read more...]

Bogomolov Absorbs Bellucci’s Power

By Curt Janka LOS ANGELES, California –  American veteran Alex Bogomolov Jr. came back to upset Brazilian powerhouse Thomaz Bellucci 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 at the Farmers Classic tournament. In a topsy-turvy affair, Bellucci came out scorching winners … [Read more...]

Harrison Reaches Back-To-Back Semifinals

By Curt Janka LOS ANGELES, California –  Ryan Harrison overcame his temper and a crafty opponent to earn a second consecutive ATP semifinal appearance in as many weeks, beating Yen-Hsun Lu 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Farmers Classic. At age 19, Harrison … [Read more...]

Juan Ignacio Ceballos of ESPN Deportes on Approach Shots

Meet Juan Ignacio Ceballos, the Coordinating Producer for all editions of SportsCenter for ESPN Deportes, ESPN Dos and ESPN Latin America North. TPN: How did you become a producer, what was the path that led you to ESPN Deportes? Did you always want … [Read more...]

Isner Loses His Grip on Fish in Atlanta Tennis Championships Finals

By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - The venue for  this year’s Atlanta Tennis Championships final may have been different, but the two finalists and the outcome of the match itself could well end up feeling like déjà vu for both Mardy Fish and … [Read more...]

Fish and Isner Reunite in Atlanta Finals

By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - On a blistering afternoon that transitioned into a cooler but muggier evening, John Isner and Mardy Fish fought their way through their semifinal opponents on Saturday to set up a second straight encounter with … [Read more...]

Harrison Enters ATP Top 100 and Atlanta Semis With Thrilling Three Set Win

  By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - Quarterfinals day at the Atlanta Tennis Championships saw a few surprises in who advanced into the semifinals and how they got there. Even though rain threatened to derail what looked like an easy straight … [Read more...]