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Andy Murray’s Legacy and Career at a Crossroads Heading into 2015

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2306459-andy-murrays-legacy-and-career-at-a-crossroads-heading-into-2015
Andy Murray may or may not be finished adding Grand Slam titles to his legacy as he prepares for 2015. He has plenty of wins and at least a few more trophies to collect, but is he fighting against the tides of a gradual career decline?
Murray is at a [...]

Women’s Tennis Players with the Most to Prove in 2015

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2303575-womens-tennis-players-with-the-most-to-prove-in-2015
Self-doubt. Injuries. Slumps. These are problems all tennis players deal with during their careers.
For some of the top women on the WTA Tour, those concerns hover over their heads like a dark cloud. 
Caroline Wozniacki had a comeback season in 2014, but she still came up empty at the Grand [...]

Top 10 Best-Dressed Tennis Players of 2014

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2303854-the-top-10-best-dressed-tennis-players-of-2014
The best players on the ATP and WTA Tours get the biggest clothing deals. Their outfits are customized for their world-class bodies and then marketed to mere mortals. 
Even with designers and the backing of sports apparel companies, some players still miss the mark.
Tomas Berdych drew mixed reviews when he [...]

Djokovic, Williams get top ITF annual awards (Yahoo Sports)

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LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been selected as the International Tennis Federation’s world champions for 2014.

Under the Radar Players to Watch During the 2015 ATP Season

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2298441-under-the-radar-players-to-watch-during-the-2015-atp-season
The quartet of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic capture most of the headlines and publicity in men’s tennis. Their overwhelming success has left the rest of the ATP World Tour in the shadows for the last decade.
But there are players outside their circle fighting to [...]

Berdych hires Vallverdu as new coach (Yahoo Sports)

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PRAGUE (AP) — Tomas Berdych says Dani Vallverdu has become his new coach, just weeks after the Venezuelan split with Andy Murray.

5 Things Maria Sharapova Must Accomplish to Have a Successful 2015 Season

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2298398-5-things-maria-sharapova-must-accomplish-to-have-a-successful-2015-season
Going into 2015, Maria Sharapova faces the familiar challenge of trying to dethrone Serena Williams.
Considering Sharapova’s history against the world No. 1, it would be easy to reduce her 2015 objective to solving the “Serena problem.” However, Sharapova has managed to have many successful seasons without defeating Williams. 
Indeed, Sharapova [...]

The Midterm Awards for This Decade in Men’s Tennis

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2298927-the-midterm-awards-for-this-decade-in-mens-tennis
Men’s tennis is halfway through the teens decade (2010-2019). We are all set to hand out awards for five years that have featured tennis excellence, primarily from its biggest superstars.
In the previous half decade (2005-09), Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were the heavyweights who dominated the sport, taking 17 [...]

5 Things Andy Murray Must Accomplish to Have a Successful 2015 Season

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2299342-5-things-andy-murray-must-accomplish-to-have-a-successful-2015-season
Andy Murray almost experienced as many high-profile changes in his professional and personal life in 2014 as Novak Djokovic won tennis matches. It is necessary, then, to recalibrate Murray’s position in the game and uncover what he must accomplish to make 2015 a success.
Less than a year after parting [...]

Indian Aces top team in inaugural IPTL (Yahoo Sports)

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday.

All 100 top-ranked men set for Australian Open (Yahoo Sports)

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All 100 top-ranked men and 99 of the top 100 women have entered to play the Australian Open in January.

ATP prize money to surpass $100 million in 2015 (Yahoo Sports)

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LONDON (AP) — Total prize money on the ATP tour will surpass $100 million for the first time in 2015.

Ranking the Top Young Stars in Women’s Tennis

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2293761-ranking-the-top-young-stars-in-womens-tennis
The WTA season often plays out like a debutante ball. Young women’s tennis players make their presence known to the elite, setting the stage for a future hierarchy.
Throughout 2014, a wave of new names announced themselves to the world.
Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard were the breakout stars, both reaching [...]

Current Tennis Players Who Would Make Great Coaches

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2296511-current-tennis-players-who-would-make-great-coaches
Great players don’t necessarily make good coaches. In fact, most ATP and WTA Tour coaches were not superstars in their playing days.
Yet the trend of top players hiring former tennis stars, even legends, continues. Earlier this week, Agnieszka Radwanska hired Martina Navratilova as her coach. Last year, Roger Federer hired Stefan [...]

International Premier Tennis League Results 2014: Dubai Scores and Winners

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2296844-international-premier-tennis-league-results-2014-dubai-scores-and-winners
The International Premier Tennis League moved on to Dubai for its final leg on Thursday with the Indian Aces topping the standings.    
With only three days of competition remaining the Aces are in pole position to take the trophy and kicked things off against the Singapore Slammers.
Read on for a [...]

International Premier Tennis League 2014: Live Stream Schedule and Predictions

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2295722-international-premier-tennis-league-2014-live-stream-schedule-and-predictions
The International Premier Tennis League will make its final stop of 2014 in Dubai, where the UAE Royals will finally have the chance to play their home fixtures and the inaugural champions will be crowned.
Indian Aces have led the standings since the third matchday and carry a three-point lead [...]

WTA sets up $525M-plus, 10-year media rights deal (Yahoo Sports)

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The WTA agreed to a media rights contract it says will be worth more than $525 million over 10 seasons from 2017 to 2026, with plans to produce all 2,000 or so singles matches on the women’s tennis tour each year.

Roger Federer Shows Off His Bold Side in IPTL Play, Leaves Fans Wanting More

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2293606-roger-federer-shows-off-his-bold-side-in-iptl-play-leaves-fans-wanting-more
Roger Federer has a wild side.
He brought it with him to India and hopefully he takes on the ATP Tour.
Federer’s bodacious side emerged in New Delhi during his debut in the International Premier Tennis League. 
The normally sophisticated Federer displayed a playfulness seldom seen from him. At times Federer strutted [...]

Djokovic, Federer finish off IPTL’s India leg (Yahoo Sports)

From Yahoo! Sports – Tennis News

NEW DELHI (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer finished off the India leg of the International Premier Tennis League with a highly-anticipated meeting between the two stars in front of a frenzied New Delhi crowd on Monday.

Navratilova to join Radwanska’s coaching team (Yahoo Sports)

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Add Martina Navratilova to the growing list of past tennis greats signing up to coach today’s top players.

Why Federer-Nadal Era Is Evidence of Tennis’ Continued Evolution

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2292638-why-federer-nadal-era-is-evidence-of-tennis-continued-evolution
Tennis fans like to discuss the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal era. It’s easy to proclaim it as a Golden Era, because of unprecedented records and superstar accomplishments. Young or recently converted fans have watched this unfold front and center, and it’s an easier kind of living history than trying to [...]

Top 5 Men’s Tennis Rivalries Heading into 2015

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2291235-top-5-mens-tennis-rivalries-heading-into-2015
Rivalries are why we watch sports.
When two combatants share a history, it makes for a more intense and personal experience. The outcome is often in doubt because both opponents are evenly matched and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
They bring out the best in one another, which makes for [...]

The Most Unexpected Success Stories in Tennis During 2014

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2289855-the-most-unexpected-success-stories-in-tennis-during-2014
It is sport’s wicked sense of humour to throw up unexpected storylines, normally resulting in pain for one side and ecstasy for the other. In 2014, champions were stopped, star potential was realised and the tennis pendulum began to show signs of swinging the other way.
Eugenie Bouchard has long [...]

Elton John Falls out of a Chair During Statoil Masters at the Royal Albert Hall

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2292343-elton-john-falls-out-of-a-chair-during-statoil-masters-at-the-royal-albert-hall

Elton John was up front and centre for the Statoil Masters at London’s Royal Albert Hall, but the singer bought himself a place in the Vine annals when he fell out of his chair during the evening’s play.
Sir Elton was leading a team of Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Heather [...]

International Premier Tennis League Results 2014: India Scores and Winners

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2291439-international-premier-tennis-league-results-2014-india-scores-and-winners
The International Premier Tennis League calendar shifted its focus to India on Saturday as the UAE Royals sought to defend their spot at the head of the standings.
After Day 7, the United Arab Emirates franchise still boast the bragging rights as table leaders, but Marin Cilic is helping to [...]

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