Bercy – “Roger is Coming!”

By Guillaume Willecoq and Marijo Marugan The press room is about to crack. Seven cameras and more than twenty photographers are pointing in the direction of the player's seat for the interviews. The professionals are setting up their microphones and … [Read more...]

Bercy – Gilles Simon Looking Ahead

Transcription by Guillaume Willecoq and Marijo Marugan Q. (Reporter) Gilles you went back to the habit of winning matches after the loss of the first setÂ…. A. (Simon) (Smile) Maybe! I was lucky to go through Golubev. I was afraid it would go all … [Read more...]

Bercy – First Rounds, First Words with Murray and Nalbandian

By Guillaume Willecoq and Marijo Marugan On Monday, Andy Murray arrived fresh from winning his first title with his brother Jamie, asked if he was ready for Bercy, after winning the doubles title with his brother Jamie in Valencia, he said, … [Read more...]

Qualies Weekend in Bercy

By Guillaume Willecoq and Marijo Marugan Saturday While the technicians were finishing setting up the main scene – sponsors’ posters, cable access, strengthening barricades - several players were already coming out to hit on the Central … [Read more...]

A Peek Inside the Draw Ceremony at the Paris/Bercy Masters

By Guillaume Willecoq L-R FFT President Jean Gachassi, Michael Llodra, Tomas Berdych. Photo by Guillaume Willecoq for 15-lovetennis and GVTNews Rendezvous at 6:30 p.m. in the headquarters of the French Newspaper "L'Equipe." The draw ceremony … [Read more...]

In Cincinnati a New “House” for an “Old” Champion by Megan Fernandez

If the television cameras had stayed on after Roger Federer the Victorious and Mardy Fish the Valiant left Center Court Sunday following the final of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Mason, Ohio, tennis fans would have seen that … [Read more...]

Murray Breaks Up Rafa-Roger Party

By Dave Seminara The tennis world is starved for another Federer-Nadal showdown, but Andy Murray doesn’t give a damn. His job in Toronto was to win, and he did just that, with a surprisingly routine 6-3, 6-4 straight-set victory over Rafael Nadal … [Read more...]

Challenges for Nadal and Federer While Murray Breezes Past Nalbandian at Rogers Cup in Toronto

By Dave Seminara Last year, at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were ousted in the quarterfinals, as the top 8 players in the world all square off for the 1st time in tennis history. Today, both Federer and Nadal … [Read more...]

Kuznetsova Shows Grand Slam Form in Beating Pennetta in San Diego by Erik Gudris

Kuznetsova Shows Grand Slam Form in Beating Pennetta in San DiegoBy Erik Gudris Showing some of the same form that won her two Grand Slam titles, Svetlana Kuznetsova entered her first final of the year after defeating Italy's Flavia Pennetta 6-4, … [Read more...]

Pennetta Upsets Stosur While Kuznetsova Makes First Semi of the Year in San Diego by Erik Gudris

Pennetta Upsets Stosur While Kuznetsova Makes First Semi of the Year in San Diego by Erik Gudris The Mercury Insurance Open down in San Diego has certainly not gone according to form, at least by the draw which has now seen the top two seeds bow out … [Read more...]