I heard and read a lot on Tuesday about Ryan Harrison, the 19 year old American hopeful who lost a close 3 set match in the 1st round to the #27 seed Marin Cilic while flashing a considerable temper along the way.  The words I kept hearing and reading were nearly universal; Ryan’s attitude and demeanor …

It’s hard to imagine that the same Wimbledon courts that were played on from 1989-1999 play as slow today as the players claim they do. The courts I played on at that time were low bouncing and slick, the easiest courts to hit winners on tour all year long. I heard yesterday that some players …

To spend time in the President’s Box at any of the Grand Slams is to be in the company of the history of tennis. You look to your left and there is Rod Laver talking to Martina Navratilova and then to your right Ilie Nastase, ever the jokester, is giving Billie Jean King a hard …

Novak Djokovic advanced through his quarterfinal match the easy way when Fabio Fognini was forced to withdraw with an injury.  I’ve read some speculation on whether it is good or bad for Novak to get a freebie in the middle of the tournament. Example: “Will four days off throw off his rhythm?” I thought I’d weigh …

Court One – Roland Garros: An appreciation It was the second largest court for spectators at the French Open for many years until Court Suzanne Lenglen moved it to the third position in the 90’s. It’s often called the Bull Ring by tennis fans, connoisseurs and players. It’s a unique court, a circular stadium with …

Was at the Staples Center a few weeks ago with Jim and Andre to promote the Champions Series circuit we are playing in starting in September in the States. I’m going to be playing in 7 of the 12 tournaments this fall and it’s going to be sweet to compete with my friends and rivals …

I was out in LA last week to launch the 2011 Champions Series with a press day at the Staples Center with Andre and Pete. We got the show on the road by talking up the Champions Series to both local and national media and hitting a couple of balls on a makeshift court right …

Woke up this morning in my hotel room in Los Angeles fired up to announce the new version of the Champions Series with Andre and Pete today at the Staples Center. I’ve been on the road for a week in Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and now here in LA and am headed home to NYC …

I’m here at ESPN in Bristol, CT, commentating the Australian Open. So far, favorites are getting through with no major upsets. Best match in the men’s draw has been David Nalbandian against Leyton Hewitt. Nalbandian fighting off the hostile crowd and cramping eventually wins 9-7 in the fifth set. As for the ladies, in the first …

Happy New Year everyone. Soon I will be off to Melbourne to commentate for Australia’s Channel 7 but top of mind for me at the moment is the newly announced format of the 2011 Champions Series which is coming to North America this fall. These events will see the best champion players playing each other …