Posts tagged "tennis"
Tennis: Qou Vadis?

Tennis: Qou Vadis?

Tennis is in decline and becomes more and more unattractive as a career choice. Increasing prize money is only half the battle. From a rational career-planning standpoint it makes no sense to play tennis because ROI (return on investment) is generally insignificant since the likelihood of financial success is minimal. Let’s use an analogy: one...
Day 3 at Gerry Weber Open - Federer vs. Gulbis Match of the Day

Day 3 at Gerry Weber Open – Federer vs. Gulbis Match of the Day

It’s day 3 here at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, an ATP 500 event, and we have four interesting matchups today including Roger Federer (SUI) vs Ernests Gulbis (LAT) as the match of the day. The 1st match of the day Florian Mayer (GER) beat Steve Johnson (USA) in straight sets, 6:3/7:6(4) and...
Phased Prize Money Increase For ITF Tennis Tournaments

Phased Prize Money Increase For ITF Tennis Tournaments

The ITF announced the approval of a phased prize money increase for ITF tennis tournaments in the upcoming years. The ITF board of directors is convinced that the changes will have a positive effect for all players on the ITF tour without going into detail: The ITF Board of Directors has taken an important step...
Rafael Nadal: Why Comebacks Are Tough

Rafael Nadal: Why Comebacks Are Tough

Rafael Nadal reflects on his comeback efforts after his first round loss at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2015 to the German qualifier Michael Berrer. After Rafael Nadal lost 6:1/3:6/4:6 to Michael Berrer he briefly talked about the match, reasons for his loss and his comeback efforts. As usual Nadal complemented his opponent to show respect...
On Tour To Champaign ATP Challenger

On Tour To Champaign ATP Challenger

Alexander Ritschard and I arrive today at the Champaign ATP Challenger Tour event in Illinois and prepare for Alexander’s match tomorrow. We don’t want spoil all the fun so see for yourself what’s going on! Champaign ATP Challenger Gallery
Highlights: Quarterfinal Round ITA Atlantic Regionals at UVA

Highlights: Quarterfinal Round ITA Atlantic Regionals at UVA

Today the singles & doubles quarterfinal round of the ITA Atlantic Regionals were going at UVA’s Snyder Tennis Center. Three members of the Virginia men’s tennis team made it through into the quarterfinal singles rounds and one doubles team reached the semi finals. Watch today’s highlights! Gallery
Hello From UVA Fall Classics

Hello From UVA Fall Classics

Today the singles event starts at the UVA Fall Classics, where players from 16 different universities are competing. Alexander RITSCHARD is not competing in the tournament. Instead he is having a practice session with Mitchell FRANK at the Boar’s Head training facility in Charlottesville. Afterwards we had some lunch at our favorite Thai restaurant, Tara...
Match Play with Scotty at University of Virginia

Match Play with Scotty at University of Virginia

Alexander Ritschard is having a match play training session with Scott Brown at UVA’s training facility in Charlottesville, Virginia, before flying out to the ATP Challenger event in Napa, California, on Thursday. We hope to see you there. In case you cannot make it follow the live score!
UVA Men’s Tennis Practice at Boars Head

UVA Men’s Tennis Practice at Boars Head

It’s raining today in Charlottesville so team training has been moved to the Boar’s Head indoor facility. Some players are at tournaments while the rest of the team is having a good time during practice. Come and watch for yourself what’s going on. Gallery