One of the most popular American players during his career, Blake ranked as high as No. This marks her first time offering commentary for the channel at the BNP Paribas Open, an event — like so many others — where she claimed multiple championships as a player, winning singles crowns in and Stephens is joining Tennis Channel while recovering from a foot injury. In all, the network will show live hours and more than hours total from Indian Wells and Miami.
Well beyond Roger and Rafa in their continuous humble words and praise of one another, as just one example, what makes tennis players so classy in how they compliment and respect each other, even after fierce battles and heartbreaking losses? I think some of it is, why would you give the other guy more motivation, why would you say nasty things and have them be more excited to play against you and beat you.
FedFan Video. I think part of it is attention spans, and we all love tennis, but do we need five hours of tennis, maybe not. Well, what do you think of this: in grand slams, for the men, let all slams be best of five sets with tiebreaks in all sets, for the first six rounds.
The final is then best of five sets with no tiebreak in the final set. For the women, let all slams be best of three sets with tiebreaks in all sets, for the first six rounds.
The final.. Just play it out..
Considering the six month layoff, having come very close a few times in and , and always being up there giving himself more opportunities; seriously speaking, Australian Open back in January, at what stage did you believe, he might just win 18?
Even with Rafa still in, on the other side of the draw? I think it was when Djokovic went out, and when that Berdych match, it was real turning point, because that was just, clinic tennis, it was also under an hour and a half… That was something Yeah, that was something.
At BNP Paribas Open media day, Roger Federer said he very much still feels he is in the comeback mode, even if that comeback has already included a grand slam title. While he still has not quite shown how he will play in a tournament where matches are back to back days as they mostly are, outside of the grand slams, how do you see him playing scheduling and performing this year?
This is his first masters series event in ten months, so umm, but I think, you know, athletes sort of, tell themselves all sorts of, narratives, to uhh, help keep expectations low.
Oh…yeah absolutely, some things have to go right, I would say, no I,…would you, who would pick against him at Wimbledon?
FedFan shakes head no..
So, but it never happened before. FedererFan07 All Roger Federer. All the time.