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Wednesday, July 18, 2012


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Sampras Reveals His Opinion of Olympic Tennis

Pete Sampras won most things he craved during his tennis career with the exception of the French Open. At the time the lack an Olympic gold medal in his trophy collection didn’t seem such a disappointment but now he thinks otherwise.

Nevertheless, Sampras has called for Olympic tennis format to be overhauled and turned into a competition with a much stronger team format.


Fish Has a Program to Prepare for the US Open

Mardy Fish is slowly regaining his confidence in his body after his heartbeat health scare of earlier this year. The American who reached a top 10 ranking but now stands 13th has revealed how he's trying to overcome his fear.

The 29-year-old who returned to play a few rounds at Wimbledon months after undergoing a medical procedure to stabilize his runaway heartbeat, will test himself further as he plays Team Tennis this month.


Federer Shares His Strategy to Regain Number One

Roger Federer has made more tennis history as he begins a record 287th week as world No. 1 after returning to the top of the ATP table thanks to his seventh Wimbledon title claimed a week ago.

"I never stopped all worked out," said Federer as his record week approached. "I got great momentum, great confidence and it all came together."


Murray is “Desperate” to Win Olympic Gold

Heartbroken Wimbledon finalist Andy Murray will hope to rescue his Grand Slam disappointment with living a dream of gold medal glory at the hometown London Olympics starting on July 28. After falling to Roger Federer at Wimbledon as she Swiss won his seventh trophy at the All England club, Murray has doubled down on determination in an effort to put things right at the Games.

"I'm desperate to win a gold at the Olympics," he told London's Daily Mirror. "It would be the -ultimate moment. To me, the Olympics is the biggest sporting competition by miles. It gives me a chance of doing well at home and with friends and family. I can go home in the evening to see them and it's a lot more relaxing than other periods of the year."

Tennis Job of the Day

The City of Goodyear, Arizona is looking for an instructor. Contact 623 882 7762.

Bob Larson’s Tennis Jobs publishes a weekly list of available tennis jobs throughout the US market. For a free sample of the current list, just email and say you want a free sample.


A Collection of Tennis Images For Sale

A professional tennis photographer has been shooting for almost 40 years at all the major and minor tennis tournaments for the wires systems, daily newspapers, magazines and advertising agencies. He has been to venues all over the world and has compiled tennis images (archives) of all the professionals and some juniors.  The images have all been preserved in a temperature-controlled environment and are color positives (slides), color and black & white negatives and contact sheets, as well as digital. There are in excess of 400,000 images and they are for sale. Seller will transfer copyright and will give total usage to the purchaser. Lists available with players, tournaments, dates, etc. For more information please contact  954-448-4999.



Investor Wants to Buy a Club in The Great Boston Area

Investor is interested in purchasing a tennis club in the The Great Boston Area or a part of equity. Long-term leasing with the buy-out option would be considered..

Please contact email or call 617 480 2971.


Vermont Club for Sale

Tennis club for sale in Southern Vermont. A 2-indoor, 2-outdoor court facility ideal for tennis professional husband/wife team. Recent renovations include: New lighting system for indoor courts, new fitness facility, lounge and locker rooms. Call or e-mail Bob Cofer at (860)482-9424 or



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Olympic Tennis London: July 28-August 5

US Open: August 27-September 9





Singles - First Round
(1) N Almagro def. T Kamke 6-4 6-1
(3) J Monaco def. C Stebe 6-4 3-6 7-5
(4) M Cilic def. F Cipolla 6-3 6-4
(WC) J Reister def. (5) F Verdasco 6-2 6-3
(6) P Kohlschreiber def. B Phau 4-6 6-2 6-3
(7) F Mayer def. (Q) H Zeballos 7-6(9-7) 7-5
L Rosol def. (8) V Troicki 5-7 6-3 6-4
F Fognini def. (Q) M Ilhan 7-5 6-2
J Chardy def. A Montanes 6-4 6-2
A Ramos def. P Andujar 6-1 6-4
(WC) T Haas def. M Klizan 6-2 6-1
Doubles - First Round
(4) Erlich/A Ram def. Berlocq/Cermak 7-6(8-6) 6-7(3-7) 10-3 (Match TB)
Haase/Rojer def. Monaco/Schwank 6-3 6-4

Singles - First Round
(5) F Lopez def. A Ungur 2-6 6-4 7-6(9-7)
G Dimitrov def. (6) J Benneteau 3-6 6-4 6-1
E Gulbis def. F Volandri 7-6(7-2) 4-6 6-3
J Hajek def. E Roger-Vasselin 4-1, retired (stomach)
T Bellucci def. B Kavcic 6-1 6-1
(Q) D Brown def. S Stakhovsky 3-6 6-4 7-6(10-8)
L Kubot def. I Dodig 3-6 6-3 6-4
Doubles - First Round
(2) Dodig/Melo def. (WC) Ehrat/Mathieu 7-5 6-1
(3) Hanley/Knowle def. Felder/Marx 6-3 6-4
Mertinak/Moser def. (WC) Laaksonen/Sadecky 6-4 6-3
Stakhovsky/Youzhny def. Kubot/Tipsarevic 6-7(4-7) 7-5 10-8 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
J Blake def. (6) R Harrison 1-6 6-3 7-5
(8) G Soeda def. X Malisse 4-6 7-5 6-4
(Q) R Bemelmans def. R Ram 6-1 6-3
M Russell def. (Q) A Kuznetsov 2-6 6-4 7-6(7-4)
(Q) R Berankis def. D Tursunov 6-3 6-2
M Ebden def. (Q) S Bubka 5-7 6-1 6-1
Doubles - First Round
Bogomolov/Muller def. (WC) Johnson/Sock 7-6(7-2) 4-6 10-7 (Match TB)




Singles - First Round
(5) Christina McHale def. Jarmila Gajdosova 7-6(7-5) 7-5
(Q) Chan Yung-Jan def. (7) Yanina Wickmayer 7-6(8-6), retired (Low Back Injury)
(8) Chanelle Scheepers def. (WC) Coco Vandeweghe 6-2 7-6(7-4)
Marina Erakovic def. Anne Keothavong 6-4 6-0
Vania King def. Chang Kai-Chen 6-1 6-4
Heather Watson def. Eleni Daniilidou 6-3 6-3
Melinda Czink def. (Q) Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2 4-6 7-5
(LL) Melanie Oudin def. Sloane Stephens 1-6 7-6(8-6) 6-0
Doubles - First Round
Husarova/Watson def. (4) Grandin/Uhlirova 6-4 7-5
Cibulkova/Hantuchova def. Dekmeijere/Lepchenko 3-6 6-3 10-5 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
(2) Julia Goerges def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2 6-2
(3) Anabel Medina Garrigues def. (WC) Laura Robson 6-4 7-6(7-4)
Sofia Arvidsson def. (4) Roberta Vinci 6-4 7-5
(5) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova def. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-2 6-2
(6) Klara Zakopalova def. (Q) Annika Beck 2-6 6-3 6-4
Shahar Peer def. (Q) Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4 2-0, retired (right thigh strain)
Silvia Soler-Espinosa def. Anna Tatishvili 4-6 6-3 6-0
Arantxa Rus def. (WC) Rebecca Petersson 6-1 6-2
Kateryna Bondarenko def. (Q) Carina Witthoeft 6-2 7-6(7-5)
(Q) Mariana Duque-Marino def. (WC) Sandra Roma 7-5 6-1
Tsvetana Pironkova def. Lucie Hradecka 6-2 7-5
Polona Hercog def. Alexandra Panova 7-5 7-5
Doubles - First Round
Solovieva/Tatishvili def. (3) Jurak/Marosi 5-7 6-2 10-4 (Match TB)
Castano/Duque Marino def. Craybas/Zakopalova 7-5 6-4


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