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Friday, November 28, 2014

Fantasy Mixed Doubles 2014 Top 16 Teams


Men's World Cup Tennis 2014 Updated (after November 28, 2014)


Here is an updated list of the current running total of the top 20 teams for the Men's World Cup Tennis 2014 after the points of the US Open.  Only the top 16 teams will be invited to join the finals in December 2014.

#1
SPAIN 27
Rafael Nadal
David Ferrer
Feliciano Lopez

#2
FRANCE 51
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Gael Monfils
Gilles Simon

#3
USA 91
John Isner
Sam Querrey
Steve Johnson

#4
CZECH REPUBLIC 104
Tomas Berdych
Lukas Rosol
Jiri Vesely

#5
ITALY 120
Fabio Fognini
Andreas Seppi
Simone Bolelli

#6
GERMANY 123
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Benjamin Becker
Jan-Lennard Struff

#7
CROATIA 127
Marin Cilic
Ivo Karlovic
Borna Coric

#8
ARGENTINA 149
Leonardo Mayer
Federico Delbonis
Diego Schwartzman

#9
AUSTRALIA 158
Lleyton Hewitt
Bernard Tomic
Nick Kyrgios

#10
SERBIA 171
Novak Djokovic
Dusan Lajovic
Filip Krajinovic

#11
JAPAN 199
Kei Nishikori
Tatsuma Ito
Go Soeda

#12
RUSSIA 208
Mikhail Youzhny
Teymuraz Gabashvili
Andrey Kuznetsov

#13
CANADA 210
Milos Raonic
Vasek Pospisil
Frank Dancevic

#14
COLOMBIA 212
Santiago Giraldo
Alejandro Falla
Alejandro Gonzalez

#15
SWITZERLAND 222
Stanislas Wawrinka
Roger Federer
Marco Chiudinelli

#16
UKRAINE 224
Aleksandr Dolgopolov
Sergiy Stakhovsky
Ilya Marchenko

#17
AUSTRIA 234
Dominic Thiem
Andreas Haider-Maurer
Jurgen Melzer

#18
KAZAKHSTAN 273
Andrey Golubev
Mikhail Kukushkin
Aleksandr Nedovyesov

#19
GREAT BRITAIN 302
Andy Murray
James Ward
Liam Broady

#20
BRAZIL 322
Thomaz Bellucci
Joao Sousa
Andre Ghem










































Women's World Cup Tennis 2014 Updated (as of November 28, 2014)



Here is an updated list of the top 20 women's teams working for a spot in the Women's World Cup 2014.  This is for the week ending November 28, 2014.  Only 16 teams will be invited into the main tournament.


#1
RUSSIA 37
Maria Sharapova
Ekaterina Makarova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

#2
CZECH REPUBLIC 43
Petra Kvitova
Lucie Safarova
Karolina Pliskova

#3
GERMANY 48
Angelique Kerber
Andrea Petkovic
Sabine Lisicki

#4
USA 49
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Madison Keys

#5
ITALY 60
Flavia Pennetta
Sara Errani
Camila Giorgi

#6
SERBIA 77
Ana Ivanovic
Jelena Jankovic
Bojana Jovanovski

#7
ROMANIA 90
Simona Halep
Irina Camelia-Begu
Monica Niculescu

#8
SPAIN 103
Carla Suarez Navarro
Garbine Muguruza
Silvia Soler-Espinosa

#9
SLOVAKIA 116
Dominika Cibulkova
Magdalena Rybarikova
Jana Cepelova

#10
AUSTRALIA 123
Samantha Stosur
Casey Dellacqua
Olivia Rogowska

#11
FRANCE 143
Alize Cornet
Caroline Garcia
Kristina Mladenovic

#12
SWITZERLAND 160
Belinda Bencic
Timea Bacsinszky
Stefanie Voegele

#13
CHINA 172
Peng Shuai
Zhang Shuai
Zheng Jie

#14
CROATIA 204
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
Ajla Tomljanovic
Donna Vekic

#15
KAZAKHSTAN 214
Zarina Diyas
Yaroslava Shvedova
Yulia Putintseva

#16
BELGIUM 221
Kristen Flipkens
Yanina Wickmayer
An-Sophie Mestach

#17
UKRAINE 248
Elina Svitolina
Lesia Tsurenko
Maryna Zanevska

#18
JAPAN 258
Kurumi Nara
Kimiko Date-Krumm
Misaki Doi

#19
CANADA 264
Eugenie Bouchard
Sharon Fichman
Aleksandra Wozniak

#20
AUSTRIA 333
Yvonne Meusberger
Patricia Achleitner-Mayer
Tamira Paszek








 


































Friday, September 19, 2014

You'll Be Missed Li Na!



One of the funnier and endearing players in the women's tour, Li Na will be sorely missed! 
We will miss you Li Na! You brought so much inspiration and joy to your fans and you definitely brought a new dimension to the women's game. Good luck on your retirement plans!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Marin Cilic Emphatically Trumpets that the Next Ones Have Finally Arrived


It's amazing to note that since the Australian Open 2005, each of the succeeding grand slam finals had either Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the final.  That's an incredible nine long years of consistency from the three guys - who have really dominated men's tennis for a decade or so.

I am actually surprised myself that it happened in this particular US Open, long a bastion of these three guys, that finally, their combined stronghold is broken.  

Well, it has happened several times in the women's game, when the two finalists aren't any of the top four seeds. I think the last time it happened was when Marion Bartoli lifted the Wimbledon crown last year, after demolishing Sabine Lisicki.  Once in a while, in the women's game, some of the lower seeds just assert themselves and play their best tennis on the big stage of a grand slam.

It has finally, it happened in the men's game - and I am quite excited!

That it is Marin Cilic who is the other participant is also another big surprise!  Marin has been the bridesmaid of so many quarterfinal matches, so for him to finally break it through the final, in a breathtaking three set demolition of Roger Federer was spectacular to see.