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Nadal Beats Gimeno-Traver In Vina Del Mar Highlights Watch highlights of Rafael Nadal's quarter-final victory over compatriot Daniel Gimeno-Traver ...

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Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych to win Dubai final – CNN

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NBCNews.comNovak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych to win Dubai finalCNNIn an early display of power tennis, the sixth-ranked Czech used blistering groundstrokes and a serve that approached 132 mph. He hit a crosscourt winner to break Djokovic and go up 3 …

 

 

Ernests Gulbis’ memorable quotes during tennis career | Beyond

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Ernests Gulbis is ranked No. 109, well off his career high of No. 21. (Julian Finney/Getty Images). Having Ernests Gulbis win ATP-level matches is good for tennis not just because, at his best, the 24-year-old Latvian can hit the

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Rafael Nadal Can Re-Establish Tennis Dominance with Mexican Open Final Win – Bleacher Report

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Bleacher ReportRafael Nadal Can Re-Establish Tennis Dominance with Mexican Open Final WinBleacher ReportIt isn’t the French Open final, but Sunday’s final at the ATP Mexican Open offers Rafael Nadal a golden opportunity to send a strong message to th …

 

 

Tennis – ATP World Tour – Berdych Saves 3 M.P. To Beat Federer

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Third seed Tomas Berdych saved three match points to knock out second seed and five-time champion Roger Federer on Friday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for a place in the final.

 

Some great matches in Delray Beach, Florida…

Tennis – ATP World Tour – Isner Fires 28 Aces In Delray Beach

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Top seed John Isner fired a season-high 28 aces Tuesday night to defeat Canadian Jesse Levine in the first round of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.

 

Naive to think tennis is doping-free: Federer – Zee News

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Zee NewsNaive to think tennis is doping-free: FedererZee NewsNaive to think tennis is doping-free: Federer Washington: Swiss ace Roger Federer has claimed tennis needs to do the most in the fight against doping, saying it would be naive to think the …

 

 

Nadal Amazing Points in HD

You can find all my tennis vids here : tennisworld.lescigales.org This tribute show that, despite a loss of trust and several physical injuries, Nadal is an amazing tennis player ! Cette vidéo prouve que, malgré une perte de confiance et plusieurs bl…

 

Nadal is Back!

Nadal Beats Gimeno-Traver In Vina Del Mar Highlights

Watch highlights of Rafael Nadal’s quarter-final victory over compatriot Daniel Gimeno-Traver at the VTR Open in Vina del Mar on Friday. Video courtesy Vive Deportes and VTR.

 

Seven thoughts on Rafael Nadal’s return to tennis – USA TODAY

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New Yorker (blog)Seven thoughts on Rafael Nadal’s return to tennis USA TODAY Rafael Nadal was an easy 6-3, 6-2 winner against Federico Delbonis in his first match since his stunning upset loss at Wimbledon seven months ago. The clay-court specialist ma …

 

 

Nadal says he wants drug cheats caught – Sacramento Bee

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Nadal says he wants drug cheats caughtSacramento BeeVINA DEL MAR, Chile –

Rafael Nadal says testing for performance-enhancing drugs in sport should strike a balance between catching the cheats and respecting the athletes.

“Not everyone has to pay for some sinners,” Nadal said Friday at the VTR Open in Chile.

Nadal said earlier this week that he had passed six blood and urine tests since losing June 28 at Wimbledon. He took seven months off to recover from a left knee injury before returning in Chile.

An 11-time Grand Slam winner, Nadal said it should be made public who is being tested and how frequently.

“If I go through a lot – or very few doping controls – people should know,” he said. “Though I went for seven months without competing, I went through a lot of tests.”

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THE THEME OF January’s Australian Open, played in the shadow of Lance Armstrong’s confession, was the mystery surrounding the word “recovery.” Following his brutal marathon win over Stanislas Wawrinka, men’s champ Novak Djokovic offered a vague account of his regimen, saying only that his restoration process is “legal.” That same week, the Czech press speculated that veteran Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, who was not playing in Melbourne, had failed a drug test. The International Tennis Federation, the body that oversees and administers the sport’s drug-testing program, stayed silent on the matter; it does not comment on alleged offenses. But that only raised the specter of performance-enhancing drugs all the more.

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Davis Cup and Fed Cup News

Tennis-India players end Davis Cup boycott – Yahoo! News (blog)

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NDTVTennis-India players end Davis Cup boycottYahoo! News (blog)MUMBAI, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Disgruntled Indian tennis players made themselves available on Saturday for a Davis Cup tie against Indonesia, ending an embarrassing row with the All India Tennis…

 

 

 

Berdych & Rosol win seven-hour Davis Cup epic – ESPN.co.uk

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ESPN.co.ukBerdych & Rosol win seven-hour Davis Cup epicESPN.co.ukDefending champions Czech Republic kept their hopes of a repeat win alive, as Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol claimed an epic win over Switzerland in the doubles to move them 2-1 ahead…

 

 

Lack of star quality stains Davis Cup – NDTV

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NDTVLack of star quality stains Davis CupNDTVOnly two of these are fabled tennis arenas and the Davis Cup, celebrating its 114th birthday, will be heading away from the sport’s heartlands when the United States face Serbia in April’s quarter-finals. …

 

 

 

 

Czech Republic Leads 2-0 in Fed Cup Tennis; Italy, US Tied 1-1 – Bloomberg

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Sydney Morning HeraldCzech Republic Leads 2-0 in Fed Cup Tennis; Italy, US Tied 1-1BloombergPetra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova gave Czech Republic a 2-0 lead over Australia in the first round of tennis’s Fed Cup. Kvitova beat Jarmila Gajdosova and…

 

 

American Lepchenko beats Vinci to tie Fed Cup – SI.com

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ESPNAmerican Lepchenko beats Vinci to tie Fed CupSI.comRIMINI, Italy (AP) — American Varvara Lepchenko won in her Fed Cup singles debut to lift the United States to a 1-1 tie against Italy on Saturday. Lepchenko rallied past Roberta Vinci 2-6, 6-4, …

 

 

Russia, Japan tied 1-1 in Fed Cup 1st round – MiamiHerald.com

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RTRussia, Japan tied 1-1 in Fed Cup 1st roundMiamiHerald.comMOSCOW — Ayumi Morita beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 Saturday, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Russia in the Fed Cup event. Maria Kirilenko defeated veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 7-6 (3), 6-4 in …

 

 

Worlds Longest Davis Cup Tennis Match World Record in Tennis Switzerland vs. Czech Republic 2.2.2013

Davis Cup 2013 – New World Record, Worlds Longest Davis Cup Match World Record, 7 hours Davis cup Match Switzerland Czech Republic, here are some minutes from the match when the score was 22:22 in the 5th set of this record game. Its awesome how this…

Mental Toughness is a Key Component to Tennis Improvement

What are the top 5 characteristics of a mentally tough player?

One, Typically, they are able to concentrate and focus very well. These characteristics allow them to cut
down on their errors as well as execute winning plays efficiently and accurately.

Two, they are extremely competitive people. They do not like to lose at anything and they will fight
for every little advantage which they can gain.

Three, they have courage under fire. In the really big moments, they exhibit an innate belief in their
abilities and their chances to succeed.

Four, they play with a level of intensity in which they play every point one at a time. And, they
expect to win every point no matter whom they are playing.

Five, they are great at analyzing the game and will match up their strengths and weaknesses versus
their opponent’s to put themselves in the most advantageous positions to win.

How do players become mentally tough?

Some people are lucky enough to be born with these characteristics. For most players, these
characteristics must be developed over time. While there are many different paths to the same end
result of mental toughness, the key is to find which approach works for each individual player.

One method is to focus on function over the desired win result. If the player ensures watching the ball,
aiming their shot, hitting their targets, reacting well to the struck ball then the win result will
happen as an afterthought.

A second method would be to try to establish match momentum. After winning a point, the next goal would
be to try to win two in a row and so forth. Such mental games or races could be used to get the momentum
rolling toward a victory.

A third technique would be to be neurotic in your approach to the game. You always want to do the same
things over and over and to be consumed in the process of being perfect. Hence, the reason for Rafael Nadal
always placing his water bottles in the same place or picking his underwear as a ritual before each point.
Just be careful as to which rituals you choose!

How can one prepare themselves on the tennis court to be mentally tough?

One, set simple goals and tests, and practice to achieve them. For instance, you could try to rally and
hit 30 balls in a row or you could try to get 21 out of 30 first serves in (70%).

Two, you could work to achieve a superior level of tennis fitness. As your fitness level peaks, you will
perform better, you will make the game easier, and your confidence will grow. Furthermore, you will
achieve a belief that you deserve the match win more than your opponent based on your hard work.

Three, face and fix your problem areas rather than avoid them. For instance, if you have trouble putting
away your volleys, spend twenty minutes each practice playing out the approach volley combo. As your
efficiency improves, so too will your ability to perform in a match situation.

Four, exhibit a short term memory. If you lose a point, game, or match, move on. You must believe that you
will win the next one and be determined to do so no matter what past history indicates.

We hope this information helps as you prepare yourself to be mentally tough for tennis. Mental
toughness, attitude, effort, emotional control are all important qualities which must be addressed in
every practice or match whether stated or implicitly implied by each individual player and tennis coach. For more sports tips and videos visit ComProSports.com.

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Tennis and Technology

Tennis and technology… what are some of the advancements?

Wimbledon: Using Analytics to Measure Athleticism at the Tennis

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It's the deepest look ever at the purely physical dimension of the game, enriching the fan's (and coaches and officials) knowledge of the science of tennis. Here's a video that shows how the technology works: YouTube Preview

Has New Tennis Technology Hurt The Game?

On this week’s Tennis Now Point/Counterpoint show, James Waterson speaks with Master Racquet Technician Liem Thai on the subject of new racquet and string technology in pro tennis. James argues that the bygone era of wooden racquets and mutlifilament…

What do you think is the most revolutionary tennis technology (if any

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First there was wood. Then came metal. The advent of the oversize racket followed. Graphite and the blending of composite materials came next. All of these wer…

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