THE one thing we’ve come to know about Gael Monfils is there is two of him. One is a cyborg programmed for world domination. The other wants to spend the rest of days in a hammock. Forgive the man for wanting the hammock today. It was as hot as hell. 69 degrees on court. Celsius. …

American tennis great Jim Courier believes Nick Kyrgios has reached a turning point in his career and the young Australian’s on-court stability this summer shows his best tennis is still to come. The former world No. 1 and two-time Australian Open champion heaped praise on the 22-year-old for his ability to change his behaviour. Courier, …

THE Australian Open is a family affair for Jim Courier. Every January the tennis great travels from Florida with wife Susanna and young son Kellan, and this year mum Linda is making the trip as well. Courier will be behind the microphone for Channel 7 but everyone else will be lapping up the best Melbourne …

Someday, when he’s old enough – and, he hopes, good enough – Vero Beach’s homegrown tennis star, Mardy Fish, wants to take a shot at playing senior golf on the popular PGA Tour Champions circuit. His more immediate plan, though, is to continue making a living in tennis, working as a commentator during ESPN’s television …

Big challenges and expectations remain for most companies with a geographically expanding footprint which is yet another reminder of how dramatically the landscape for global business has changed in the past few years. Longines’ approach seems to question the conventions and does not follow all traditions related to expansion. Most businesses know that eventually they …

Focusing on the ball allowed Andre Agassi to become the No. 1 tennis player in the world. He’s applied that same focus to childhood education, the cause that’s driven the tennis star in his philanthropy and impact investing since he was in his early twenties. “I made a commitment to myself that anything I do …

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Andy Roddick defeated James Blake 7-6(8) Sunday to not only win the PowerShares Series season-ending SoCal Honda Dealers Helpful Cup at the Sherwood Country Club, but with it, edged Blake to win the season-long points title on the North American tennis circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30. …

Liberty University’s Vines Center was transformed into a professional tennis arena for Monday morning’s Convocation, which set the stage for the evening’s PowerShares Series tournament, a first-ever visit to Lynchburg, Va. (Read an online recap of Monday evening’s PowerShares tournament and see a photo gallery below.) The morning event provided a unique opportunity for Liberty …

LYNCHBURG, VA — James Blake defeated John McEnroe 6-3 Monday night in the one-set final at the Champions Showdown at Liberty University to win his third title this year on the PowerShares Series The win keeps Blake alive in the year-long points title on the PowerShares Series, the North American tennis circuit for champion tennis …

Every time Andy Roddick comes to Nebraska, there are fireworks. Nothing changed this time as the 2003 U.S. Open champ defeated James Blake in the semifinals and John McEnroe in the final of the PowerShares tennis tour event Friday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. “It is just so nice to do what I love, in front …

LINCOLN, Neb. — Native Nebraskan Andy Roddick did not disappoint his local Cornhusker fans Friday night beating John McEnroe 6-3 in the one-set championship match to win the PowerShares Champions Cup at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. “It’s always great to be back in Nebraska,” said Roddick after winning his 17th career title on the PowerShares …

James Blake understands he’ll be on Andy Roddick’s turf. Roddick, the Omaha-born tennis star, will likely have the fans’ backing when the PowerShares tennis series returns to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday. That was the case when Roddick and Blake met in this event’s final more than two years ago, won by Roddick. “He probably …