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SI.com: Jon Wertheim: U.S. Open midterm gradesupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 23:29:00

NEW YORK -- Irene came and left. So did Maria Sharapova, as well as the reigning female champs at Wimbledon and the French Open. Novak Djokovic has been dispensing bagels like a New York street vendor. And American tennis lives after all. After six full days of play at the 2011 U.S. Open, herewith, our midterm grades, all based on the University of Miami curve, endowed by Nevin Shapiro ...

Nadal faces Monfils in quarterfinals; Stosur stuns Zvonarevaupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:19:00

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal continued his winning ways on clay as he reached the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-3 6-1 win over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo on Thursday.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Tennis marketing fixes, Nalbandian's resurgence, more mailupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 13:44:00

I really feel that tennis, if this is possible, suffers a real visibility letdown between Wimbledon and the Open. Given the NFL, NBA and NHL are not in action, this should really be a time where tennis can fill a void in the sports calendar. We have a great tournament in Toronto (the Rogers Cup) and other than hardcore fans, it will have relatively low reach in the Toronto area. What are 3-4 marketing fixes tennis could make to raise it's profile during this part of the year? There's a partnership at McKinsey in it for you. --Neil Grammer, Toronto

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Wimbledon men's seed reportupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 09:34:00

SI.com's Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at Wimbledon. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses to watch and his predicted winners.

Venus clinches double with Acapulco winupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 12:26:00

Venus Williams is looking forward to a continuing her winning run after retaining her Abierto Mexicano Telcel title in Acapulco on Sunday.

Murray eases through to Montreal quartersupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 10:09:00

Andy Murray furthered his chances of claiming the world number two spot with a straight sets win over Juan Carlos Ferrero at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Federer survives tough match against Niemeyerupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 02:38:00

Roger Federer survived a push from Canadian Frederic Niemeyer on Tuesday, winning 7-6 (3), 6-4 to advance to the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Merciless Murray maintains Wimbledon hopesupdated: Sat Jun 27 2009 16:50:00

Young challenger Andy Murray marched into the last 16 of Wimbledon on Saturday, while comparative veterans Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt issued reminders that they are far from spent forces.

Murray through to first Queen's semifinalupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 15:27:00

Top seed Andy Murray is through to the semifinals at Queen's Club for the first time in his career, after a straight sets victory over American eighth seed Mardy Fish on Friday.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: On retiring early and squirting embalming fluid on The Fedupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 15:59:00

Hey, is it just me or does it seem like there have been approximately 350 "retirements" in this year's Wimbledon over the first two days? It's looking like Del Boca Vista at Wimby with all the retirees.

Nadal cruises through to second roundupdated: Wed May 28 2008 15:20:00

Holder Rafael Nadal comfortably extended his perfect Roland Garros record on Wednesday as he took a step closer to emulating Bjorn Borg as the only four-in-a-row winner of the French Open.

Nadal and Federer through to last eightupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 14:11:00

Rafael Nadal remained on target for a fourth consecutive Monte Carlo Masters triumph when he beat Spanish compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals.

Former champion Ferrero wins in Monte Carloupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 14:06:00

Two-time former champion Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain rallied to beat Michael Llodra of France 6-7 6-1 6-1 in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco on Monday.

Nadal strolls to Australian last 8updated: Sun Jan 20 2008 08:08:00

Rafael Nadal took a short cut into the Australian Open quarterfinals on Sunday when Paul-Henri Mathieu retired at 6-4 3-0 with a left calf muscle injury after just 50 minutes in Melbourne.

Roddick secures third straight winupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 07:13:00

Andy Roddick cemented his Australian Open preparations with a third straight Kooyong Classic title on Saturday, defeating Marcos Baghdatis 7-5 6-3 in the final in Melbourne.

Djokovic closes in on fifth titleupdated: Sat Oct 13 2007 11:51:00

Top seed Novak Djokovic will play Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the final of the BA-CA Tennis Trophy tournament in Vienna.

Holder Federer begins bid in styleupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 03:46:00

Top seed Roger Federer began his bid for a fourth consecutive U.S. Open title with a nonchalant 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory over American qualifier Scoville Jenkins in the first round on Monday.

Nadal injury worries after victoryupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 04:56:00

World number two Rafael Nadal recorded his 90th win in 91 clay court matches to make the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart at the expense of local hero Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Top names face off in round threeupdated: Fri Jun 01 2007 13:51:00

The competition is hotting up on day six, as the seeds start to come up against each other and the quality of the big names is put to the test.

Tennis world rankingsupdated: Wed May 23 2007 06:07:00

Although some of the big names have already dropped out of the running, most of the top tier will still be competing for this year's title at Roland Garros.

Federer to compete without a coachupdated: Mon May 14 2007 09:49:00

Roger Federer will play the French Open and Wimbledon without a coach after splitting with Tony Roche, the world number one said on Monday.

Nalbandian recovers to go throughupdated: Mon Apr 16 2007 07:46:00

David Nalbandian survived an early scare to move into the Monte Carlo Masters second round with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 victory over Italian qualifier Federico Luzzi on Monday.

Martin topples second seed Ferreroupdated: Thu Apr 12 2007 14:50:00

Alberto Martin upset second-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4 6-2 in the second round of the Valencia Open on Thursday.

Guccione puts out seeded Clementupdated: Thu Jan 04 2007 05:48:00

Australian left-hander Chris Guccione upset seventh-seeded Arnaud Clement of France 7-6 7-6 to advance to the Adelaide International quarterfinals.

Ljubicic struggles into next roundupdated: Tue Sep 26 2006 13:05:00

Top seed Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia needed almost two hours to repulse a spirited challenge from Spaniard Fernando Vicente before winning 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the first round of the Thailand Open.

Thai championships are going aheadupdated: Sun Sep 24 2006 06:13:00

The Thailand Open tennis championships are going ahead as planned, despite last week's military coup.

Ferrero makes first final of yearupdated: Sat Aug 19 2006 14:17:00

Former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero eased past fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-3 6-4 to reach the final of the Cincinnati Masters on Saturday.

Ferrero puts Nadal out of Mastersupdated: Fri Aug 18 2006 15:54:00

Rafael Nadal followed Roger Federer out of the Cincinnati Masters when he lost to fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-6 7-6 in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Davydenko secures last-eight slotupdated: Wed Jul 12 2006 14:53:00

Russian top seed Nikolay Davydenko went through to the Swedish Open quarterfinals with a 6-0 3-6 6-1 win over compatriot Yuri Schukin on Wednesday.

Costa calls it quits after defeatupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 11:24:00

Former French Open champion Albert Costa has bowed out of professional tennis after a 6-1 5-7 7-5 defeat to fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in the third round of the Barcelona Open.

Nadal thrives as Davydenko divesupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 09:46:00

Rafael Nadal started his defense of the Barcelona Open in style on Wednesday with a confident 6-4 6-2 win over fellow-Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.

Ferrero is too powerful for Martinupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 08:54:00

Former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero outslugged fellow Spaniard Alberto Martin 6-4 7-6 to reach the Barcelona Open third round.

Spanish pair progress in Barcelonaupdated: Mon Apr 24 2006 15:01:00

Former French Open champions Juan Carlos Ferrero and Albert Costa delighted their home fans on Monday by reaching the second round of the ATP event in Barcelona.

Federer wins, Nalbandian toppledupdated: Thu Apr 20 2006 10:07:00

World number one Roger Federer cruised into the Monte Carlo Open quarterfinals on Thursday, ending the adventure of hometown qualifier Benjamin Balleret 6-3 6-2.

Ferrer beats former winner Ferreroupdated: Thu Apr 20 2006 07:43:00

David Ferrer battled past Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-1 7-6 6-3 in an all-Spanish baseline duel, to reach the last eight of the Monte Carlo Open on Thursday.

Seeds are sent packing in Valenciaupdated: Tue Apr 11 2006 15:25:00

Top seed Nikolay Davydenko of Russia and Spaniards David Ferrer and Juan Carlos Ferrero all fell in a trio of first round shocks at the Valencia Open.

Ferrero is awarded Sydney wildcardupdated: Fri Dec 23 2005 09:56:00

Former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero has been granted a wildcard for the Sydney International tournament.

Ferrero through after battling winupdated: Fri Sep 16 2005 09:57:00

Juan Carlos Ferrero won a battle of attrition with Argentine David Nalbandian 6-2 3-6 6-3 to advance to the China Open semifinals.

Ferrer called into Spain Cup teamupdated: Mon Sep 12 2005 15:43:00

David Ferrer has been called into Spain's Davis Cup team for the first time for their World Group playoff against Italy on Monday.

Ferrero and Moya through in Chinaupdated: Mon Sep 12 2005 11:43:00

Spanish former world number ones Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya have negotiated tricky first round matches at the China Open.

Holder Safin will miss China Openupdated: Thu Aug 18 2005 12:22:00

Defending champion Marat Safin will miss next month's China Open after missing the entry deadline, organisers have revealed.

Nadal moves into Bastad semifinalsupdated: Fri Jul 08 2005 13:25:00

Top seed Rafael Nadal is through to the Swedish Open semifinals after beating fellow-Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Slick Federer sweeps past Ferreroupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 15:55:00

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer showed all parts of his game were in fine working order with an untroubled 6-3 6-4 7-6 win over Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Federer eases into Halle last fourupdated: Fri Jun 10 2005 08:47:00

World number one Roger Federer breezed into the Halle Open semi-finals with a 6-3 6-4 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Safin keeps cool to win a classicupdated: Sat May 28 2005 12:47:00

Marat Safin kept cool to win the battle of the former world number ones with a 7-6 7-5 1-6 7-6 victory over Juan Carlos Ferrero and reach the last 16 of the French Open in Paris on Saturday.

Roddick rocked by outsider Acasusoupdated: Thu May 26 2005 11:40:00

Andy Roddick's French Open aspirations were shattered on Thursday following a 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 8-6 defeat by Argentina's Jose Acasuso in the second round.

Federer through to Coria showdownupdated: Thu May 12 2005 11:12:00

Roger Federer outclassed Tommy Robredo 6-2 6-3 at the Masters event to set up a quarter-final with Guillermo Coria, the player he beat in last year's final.

Ferrero in form before French Openupdated: Wed May 11 2005 07:08:00

Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero outwitted Russian third seed Marat Safin while world No. 1 one Roger Federer earned some sweet revenge at the Hamburg Masters on Wednesday.

Robredo through as Moya forced outupdated: Fri Apr 29 2005 13:01:00

Injured Carlos Moya has been forced to pull out of his Estoril Open semifinal against Tommy Robredo trailing 3-6 0-3 to his Spanish compatriot.

Moya outlasts Ferrero in marathonupdated: Thu Apr 28 2005 14:47:00

Top seed Carlos Moya outlasted Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5 6-7 6-4 in a marathon second-round match at the Estoril Open.

Nalbandian made to battle for winupdated: Tue Apr 26 2005 15:15:00

Top-seeded David Nalbandian had to struggle over three sets before beating Nicolas Lapentti 7-5 1-6 6-4 in the first round of the BMW Open on Tuesday.

Nadal powers to fourth ATP triumphupdated: Sun Apr 24 2005 13:34:00

Man of the moment Rafael Nadal produced another devastating display on clay to sweep aside former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-1 7-6 6-3 in the Barcelona Open final on Sunday.

Ferrero defeats second seed Gaudioupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 12:14:00

Juan Carlos Ferrero's revival continued with an enthralling 6-4 4-6 6-3 win over Gaston Gaudio to reach the Barcelona Open semi-finals.

Nadal's winning streak continuesupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 12:48:00

Rafael Nadal's impressive season continued with a 6-1 6-2 win over Dominik Hrbaty on Thursday that took him into the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open.

Coria resists challenge of Wesselsupdated: Wed Apr 20 2005 10:03:00

Guillermo Coria resisted a spirited challenge from big-serving Dutchman Peter Wessels to claim a 6-2 6-7 6-4 victory in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.

Ferrero and Moya are made to fightupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 13:39:00

Spain's former French Open champions Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya had to dig deep to clinch victories at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday.

Coria meets Nadal in Masters finalupdated: Sat Apr 16 2005 10:12:00

Defending champion Guillermo Coria beat twice winner Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-2 7-5 to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final on Saturday.

Federer survives but Safin beatenupdated: Thu Apr 14 2005 09:53:00

Roger Federer survived a ferocious onslaught from powerful Chilean Fernando Gonzales at the Monte Carlo Masters, winning 6-2 6-7 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals.

Kuerten slumps to humbling defeatupdated: Thu Apr 07 2005 11:18:00

Former world number one Gustavo Kuerten was shown just how far he has to go to recapture his form when he was dealt a humbling defeat in Valencia.

Federer in fresh great escape act updated: Thu Feb 24 2005 14:45:00

World number one and defending champion Roger Federer survived two match points in the deciding set tiebreak before squeezing past Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero to reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open.

Spain recall Costa to Davis squadupdated: Fri Feb 18 2005 14:50:00

The experienced Albert Costa has been recalled to Spain's Davis Cup team for their first round tie with Slovakia next month.

Argentine three all reach last 16updated: Sat Jan 22 2005 07:23:00

Guillermo Coria, David Nalbandian and Guillermo Canas have made history as three Argentines reached the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time in its 100-year history.

Ruthless twins give the USA hopeupdated: Sat Dec 04 2004 13:02:00

Twins Bob and Mike Bryan brushed aside Spain's Tommy Robredo and Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets to give the United States a glimmer of hope of rescuing the Davis Cup final in Seville.

Nadal puts Spain in pole positionupdated: Fri Dec 03 2004 13:14:00

Teenage rookie Rafael Nadal blunted the world's fastest serve to stun Andy Roddick and give Spain a 2-0 lead over the United States in the Davis Cup final.

Top seed Henman crashes in Madridupdated: Thu Oct 21 2004 11:45:00

Top seed Tim Henman slumped to a 6-4 4-6 6-2 defeat by big-serving Croatian Ivan Ljubicic in the Madrid Masters but Andre Agassi powered through to the quarterfinals with a 6-1 6-3 victory over Vincent Spadea.

Top seed Henman makes a good startupdated: Wed Oct 20 2004 08:57:00

Top seed Tim Henman made an impressive start at the Madrid Masters, beating Spaniard Albert Costa 6-4 6-2.

Ferrer cuts Ferrero down to sizeupdated: Thu Oct 07 2004 13:46:00

Third seed Juan Carlos Ferrero suffered a shock defeat at the hands of fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the second round of the Lyon Grand Prix on Thursday.

Ferrero pulls out of Heineken Openupdated: Mon Sep 27 2004 09:43:00

Former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero has pulled out of this week's Heineken Open in Shanghai citing wrist and knee injuries.

Ferrero is humbled by American Kimupdated: Thu Sep 16 2004 11:33:00

Second seed Juan Carlos Ferrero followed fellow Spaniard Carlos Moya out of the China Open when he was humbled 6-4 6-4 by American Kevin Kim in the second round.

Spain's Davis Cup team unchanged updated: Mon Sep 13 2004 11:16:00

Spain kept faith with the team that beat the Netherlands when they named an unchanged line-up on Monday for their Davis Cup semifinal against France.

Roddick routs Nadal at U.S. Openupdated: Sat Sep 04 2004 06:07:00

Defending champion Andy Roddick lifted home spirits at the U.S. Open with a 6-0 6-3 6-4 demolition of Rafael Nadal.

Shock defeat for favorite Federer updated: Tue Aug 17 2004 11:20:00

Top-seeded Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat in the second round at the Olympic tournament on Tuesday, losing 4-6 7-5 7-5 to Czech teenager Tomas Berdych.

Ferrero falls at the first hurdleupdated: Tue Jul 06 2004 10:38:00

Second seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, the 2003 French Open champion, crashed out of the Swiss Open in the first round at Gstaad on Tuesday.

Sorry Ferrero loses French crownupdated: Thu May 27 2004 12:05:00

Defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero crashed out of the second round of the French Open in miserable style against Russian Igor Andreev.

Federer opens with a quickfire winupdated: Tue May 25 2004 06:55:00

Top seed Roger Federer raced into the French Open second round with a 6-1 6-2 6-1 destruction of Belgium's Kristof Vliegen at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

Federer faces tricky draw in Parisupdated: Fri May 21 2004 07:29:00

World No.1 Roger Federer faces a potential third round clash with three times winner Gustavo Kuerten in a tough opening week for him at the French Open.

Corretja ousts Ferrero in Monacoupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 08:00:00

Juan Carlos Ferrero's bid for a third straight ATP Monte Carlo Masters title came to an abrupt end as the defending champion was beaten by Alex Corretja in the first round.

Ferrero falls in all-Spanish semisupdated: Sat Apr 17 2004 08:25:00

Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero was beaten 6-2 6-1 by Fernando Verdasco in the all-Spanish semifinals at the Valencia Open.

Quickfire Roddick makes last eightupdated: Thu Apr 15 2004 10:36:00

Top seed Andy Roddick eased into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships with a quickfire 6-2 6-3 win over Robert Kendrick on Wednesday.

Schuettler's title hopes scuttledupdated: Tue Apr 13 2004 13:14:00

German top seed Rainer Schuettler crashed 7-6 6-7 6-3 to Romania's Victor Hanescu in a gruelling first round match at the Estoril Open on Tuesday.

Spain face France in Davis semisupdated: Sun Apr 11 2004 12:03:00

Juan Carlos Ferrero battled back from a set down to beat Martin Verkerk of the Netherlands and book Spain's place in the Davis Cup semifinals.

Spain's progress delayed by rainupdated: Fri Apr 09 2004 09:48:00

Spain's bid to wrap up their Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against the Netherlands was thwarted by the rain when the decisive doubles clash was suspended.

'Tired' Ferrero loses in Marseilleupdated: Wed Feb 25 2004 13:37:00

Tired top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero was knocked out in the first round of the Marseille Open, losing 6-7 7-6 6-3 to Frenchman Gregory Carraz.

Hewitt stops Henman in Rotterdamupdated: Sat Feb 21 2004 10:10:00

Lleyton Hewitt reached his second final of the season with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 win over Tim Henman at the ABN Amro tournament.

Spain battle back to bounce Czechsupdated: Sun Feb 08 2004 15:32:00

Teenager Rafael Nadal was the hero as Spain sealed a heroic 3-2 Davis Cup World Group win over the Czech Republic.

Ferrero forced to miss Czech clashupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 08:40:00

Spain suffered a second injury setback for this weekend's Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic after Juan Carlos Ferrero was forced to withdraw.

Spain turn to Lopez for Davis dateupdated: Sat Jan 31 2004 07:14:00

Feliciano Lopez has been drafted in to Spain's Davis Cup team for next week's first round tie against the Czech Republic.

Local hero crashes out of Openupdated: Mon Jan 26 2004 01:32:00

Australia's latest tennis hero, Mark Philippoussis, has crashed out of the Australian Open in straight sets.

Nalbandian blasts into quartersupdated: Mon Jan 26 2004 00:29:00

David Nalbandian demolished fellow Argentine Guillermo Canas 6-4 6-2 6-1 on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second year running.

Down Under duo face stern testupdated: Sat Jan 24 2004 22:17:00

Australia's big guns, Lleyton Hewitt and Mark Philippousis, face their sternest test in the Australian Open Monday night.

Ferrero overcomes giant Johanssonupdated: Sat Jan 24 2004 05:27:00

French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero toiled for four sets before overcoming Swedish giant Joachim Johansson in the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Venus launches Australian comebackupdated: Sun Jan 18 2004 23:24:00

Venus Williams sounded a warning to women's tennis with a comfortable first round win at the Australian Open.

Guccione hammers top seed Ferreroupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 04:48:00

Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain crashed to a first round defeat against Australian teenager Chris Guccione at the Sydney international.

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