By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - For the players in todayâ€™s Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s Finals at the Australian Open Wildcard Playoffs, there was only one goal â€“ win the match and earn the right to walk right into the main draw of next monthâ€™s … [Read more...]
Isner Loses His Grip on Fish in Atlanta Tennis Championships Finals
By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - The venue forÂ this yearâ€™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 dÃ©jÃ 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...]
Ryan Harrison Struggles to Keep His Cool Down in Atlanta
By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - Even before he stepped on court today, young American Ryan Harrisonâ€™s reputation preceded him in both positive and negative ways. On the positive side, he possesses an exciting all-court game that many love to … [Read more...]
Hometown Hero Isner Survives Opener Against Blake in Atlanta
By Erik Gudris NORCROSS, Georgia - Before the Atlanta Tennis Championships started, defending champion Mardy Fish quipped that local favorite John Isner had four hometown events based on his growing up in North Carolina, going to school in Georgia … [Read more...]
BNP Paribas Open Day 5: Americans Continue Winning Streak in the Desert.
By Eric Gudris Itâ€™s a misleading to say that the first Sunday of the BNP Paribas Open is when the tournament really begins as the event has been going strong for almost a week now. But this is the time when the big names, especially on the … [Read more...]
BNP Paribas Open Day Four: Practice and the â€œWillâ€ to Win.
By Eric Gudris For fans coming into the first Saturday of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, the decision many had to make was what to skip instead of what to see. With so many matches on court and so many players on the practice courts, it would … [Read more...]
BNP Paribas Open Day Three: The Phenomenals.
By Erik Gudris With the early talk at this yearâ€™s BNP Paribas Open focusing on the â€œbig threeâ€ of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, itâ€™s easy to forget about the next generation of tennis stars who arenâ€™t that far away from … [Read more...]
BNP Paribas Open Day Two: Del Potro – Donâ€™t You Forget About Me.
By Erik Gudris Trying to cover an event like the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells is a little bit like going on vacation. Although you try to enjoy the first day, your head is still stressing over getting there, getting settled, making sure you have … [Read more...]