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July 25, 2012

Eric Hutchinson Sings About His Wife Watching Roger Federer: 'Watching You Watch Him

From "Moving Up, Moving Down", Eric Hutchinson sings Watching You Watch Him on David Letterman 2-21-12

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July 23, 2012

Tiny Tandil, Argentina Boasts Two Top Ten ATP Players

With Juan Monaco's win this weekend, there are now two top ten players from Tandil, Argentina a city of only 100,000.

Juan Martin del Potro is ranked number in nine in the world, just ahead of his city-mate Monaco. There have been as many as five ATP playing pros from Tandil on the circuit at once. 

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July 18, 2012

Lessons From Wimbledon 2012

This year's WImbledon was the best in quite a while. Great, enjoyable tennis. Here are some randon thoughts, reflections, analyses and good, ol' venting from the three-dot lounge.

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July 17, 2012

Olympic Tennis on TV and Online

Tracking coverage of Olympic tennis on TV is more complex than following the London subway map. 

Early rounds are on Bravo and Telemundo -- live without time delay -- while later rounds are on NBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports, and Telemundo. Click here for a schedule. Online coverage is on NBC's site, and also on LiveBoxTV, which I've never tried. For details on tennis at the Olympics, check out this section on the ATP site. Here is another link for live online streaming from NBC, which requires a log-in with a "cable, satellite, or teleco" provider. There are tablet and mobile apps here for Apple and Android. 
For those following the Olympics online, there are several resources: Twitter (@olympics) , Facebook (Olympic Hub (http://www.olympic.org/hub), through Foursquare  (foursquare.com/olympics), Tumblr  (olympics.tumblr.com) and (olympicmoments.tumblr.com), Instagram, and G+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/olympic%20games ). Wikipedia has a page dedicated to tennis at the Olympics here. Google created a good hub site for the olymics here.
Update: Concise tennis list below image. 

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Photos from WTA Bank of the West Classic Last Week

It's hard to predict when you'll see good tennis. Last week's Bank of the West Classic WTA tennis tournament had a pretty weak draw, trapped as it was between Wimbledon and the Olympics. Few stars were willing to make the long flight from London to California and back to London for the event. 

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Serena Williams Crushes Cinderella's Pumpkin

It was a fairy tale story, the only time I can remember that a lucky loser made it to a WTA final against the top seed, but the fairy tale came to an end with Serena Williams ending Coco Vandeweghe's run 7-5, 6-3 at the Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, CA Sunday. 

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July 15, 2012

Serena Vs Cinderella (aka Coco Vandeweigh)

When was the last time a lucky loser met the top seed in a pro tournament final? 

That's what happens in today's final at BoW when Serena Williams meets Cinderella this afternoon in the finals of the Bank of the West Classic WTA tennis tournament at Stanford University, Californa.. 

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July 13, 2012

Federer, Mirka and Rebooting at 30

Interesting article by Geoffrey Gray on Roger Federer from New York Magazine, insight into his thinking, and some stories that contradict earlier urban legends:

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