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 ...
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.
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'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 Williams is looking forward to a continuing her winning run after retaining her Abierto Mexicano Telcel title in Acapulco on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top seed Novak Djokovic will play Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the final of the BA-CA Tennis Trophy tournament in Vienna.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roger Federer will play the French Open and Wimbledon without a coach after splitting with Tony Roche, the world number one said on Monday.
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.
Alberto Martin upset second-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4 6-2 in the second round of the Valencia Open on Thursday.
Australian left-hander Chris Guccione upset seventh-seeded Arnaud Clement of France 7-6 7-6 to advance to the Adelaide International quarterfinals.
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.
The Thailand Open tennis championships are going ahead as planned, despite last week's military coup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero outslugged fellow Spaniard Alberto Martin 6-4 7-6 to reach the Barcelona Open third round.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero has been granted a wildcard for the Sydney International tournament.
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.
David Ferrer has been called into Spain's Davis Cup team for the first time for their World Group playoff against Italy on Monday.
Spanish former world number ones Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya have negotiated tricky first round matches at the China Open.
Defending champion Marat Safin will miss next month's China Open after missing the entry deadline, organisers have revealed.
Top seed Rafael Nadal is through to the Swedish Open semifinals after beating fellow-Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero.
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.
World number one Roger Federer breezed into the Halle Open semi-finals with a 6-3 6-4 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top seed Carlos Moya outlasted Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5 6-7 6-4 in a marathon second-round match at the Estoril Open.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Defending champion Guillermo Coria beat twice winner Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-2 7-5 to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
The experienced Albert Costa has been recalled to Spain's Davis Cup team for their first round tie with Slovakia next month.
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.
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.
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 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 Tim Henman made an impressive start at the Madrid Masters, beating Spaniard Albert Costa 6-4 6-2.
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.
Former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero has pulled out of this week's Heineken Open in Shanghai citing wrist and knee injuries.
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 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.
Defending champion Andy Roddick lifted home spirits at the U.S. Open with a 6-0 6-3 6-4 demolition of Rafael Nadal.
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.
Second seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, the 2003 French Open champion, crashed out of the Swiss Open in the first round at Gstaad on Tuesday.
Defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero crashed out of the second round of the French Open in miserable style against Russian Igor Andreev.
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.
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.
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.
Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero was beaten 6-2 6-1 by Fernando Verdasco in the all-Spanish semifinals at the Valencia Open.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Teenager Rafael Nadal was the hero as Spain sealed a heroic 3-2 Davis Cup World Group win over the Czech Republic.
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.
Feliciano Lopez has been drafted in to Spain's Davis Cup team for next week's first round tie against the Czech Republic.
Australia's latest tennis hero, Mark Philippoussis, has crashed out of the Australian Open in straight sets.
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.
Australia's big guns, Lleyton Hewitt and Mark Philippousis, face their sternest test in the Australian Open Monday night.
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 Williams sounded a warning to women's tennis with a comfortable first round win at the Australian Open.
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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