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Sportswriter vs. Tennis Star

Hruby is no match for Isner's 140mph serve

(Newser) - John Isner, at 6 feet 9 inches the second-tallest player on the ATP tour, can serve a tennis ball upwards of 140mph. Although even professionals can have trouble returning such a bullet (Isner has won a set off Roger Federer) ESPN columnist Patrick Hruby (admittedly "beyond terrible" at tennis)... More »

Tennis Pro, 15, Youngest Winner Since '02

Ryan Harrison expected to move up 500 spots in rankings

(Newser) - Fifteen-year-old Ryan Harrison beat Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-3 in the U.S. Clay Court Championship on Monday to become the 10th player in the Open Era to win a main-draw match before his 16th birthday. Harrison is also the youngest player to get a main-draw win on the... More »

Davydenko Beats Nadal in Key Biscayne Final

ATP investigation proves to be no distraction

(Newser) - Nikolay Davydenko became the first Russian to win the Sony Ericsson Open men's title when he finished off Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 in today’s final. The title was Davydenko's first this year while playing under the cloud of an ATP investigation into heavy wagering on a match he lost... More »

Davydenko to Face Nadal in Key Biscayne title match

Beats Andy Roddick, 7-6 (5), 6-2

(Newser) - Nikolay Davydendo beat Andy Roddick 7-6 (5), 6-2 Friday night, setting up a title showdown with Rafael Nadal in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open. Earlier Friday, No. 2-seeded Nadal beat Tomas Berdych 7-6 (6), 6-2. Davydenko's victory denied Roddick a chance to savor his emotional win 24 hours... More »

Clutch Shot Saves Roddick in Sony Opener

Star beats qualifier on amazing return; Davenport wins too

(Newser) - Andy Roddick was in big trouble in the opening round of the Sony Ericsson Open today when he pulled off a show-stopping shot to turn the match, reports the Associated Press. Roddick improved to 16-3 on the year with the 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 win over Viktor Troicki in Key Biscayne.... More »

No. 1 Federer Can't Catch Slippery Fish

No. 98 player beats star in little more than an hour

(Newser) - No. 1 Roger Federer was involved in a semifinal match in the Pacific Life Open today that lasted barely more than an hour. That was no surprise. What was shocking was that it was Federer who lost: 6-3, 6-2 to No. 98 Mardy Fish. The defeat at Indian Wells put... More »

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