Tennis Happenings Around The World

Big Brenda and me
Big Brenda and me
From Naples to Dubai to NY, Hong Kong and London … there is a whirlwind of tennis happenings going on around the world.

Starting locally, I participated in a great fund raising event (for the local children’s hospital) held at Bonita Bay Club that included the likes of Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle, Owen Davidson, Dick Stockton and many, many other top-level former players.

Willy Hoffmann, Andy Bloom, Jeff Boston and I shared a court playing rotating doubles with: Australian doubles champions Scott Davis and David Pate, “Dr. Dirt” Tim Wilkison, and incredible power hitting, 6’ 4” Brenda Schultz-McCarthy.

With David Pate & Scott Davis
With David Pate & Scott Davis

The Fed in Dubai

If you watched any of Roger Federer beating Djokovic in three sets in the semi’s or Berdych in the finals, you saw the influence of new coach Stephan Edberg… The Fed came to the net 17 times in the semi’s and 16 times in the finals!

Could there actually be another Grand Slam victory (the grass in London?) in his future?

Tennis exhibitions in NY, Hong Kong, London

The BNP Paribas Showdowns in in NY, Hong Kong and London are three Showdown events held on World Tennis Day.

At Madison Square Garden in New York (snow storm permitting), the BNP Paribas Showdown will feature Andy Murray against Novak Djokovic and the Bryan Brothers, Bob and Mike playing against the McEnroes, John and Patrick. (they all then catch a private jet to scoot out to California for the start of the Indian Wells tournament).

The 2nd BNP Paribas Showdown in Hong Kong will feature Li Na (Asia’s first Grand Slam champion), Sam Stosur; Lleyton Hewitt and Tomas Berdych.

In the World Tennis Day Showdown at Earls Court in London, Pat Cash will play Ivan Lendl and Andre Agassi will take on Pete Sampras.

Here is the TV schedule:

Monday, March 3 6:30 am – 10:00 am BNP Paribas Showdown Hong Kong (M/W), Tennis Channel[Live]
Monday, March 3 10:00 am – 12:00 pm BNP Paribas Showdown Hong Kong (M/W), Tennis Channel[Repeat]
Monday, March 3 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm BNP Paribas Showdown London (M), Tennis Channel[Live]
Monday, March 3 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm BNP Paribas Showdown Hong Kong (M/W), Tennis Channel[Repeat]
Monday, March 3 9:00 pm – 12:00 am BNP Paribas Showdown London (M), Tennis Channel[Repeat]
Tuesday, March 4 12:00 am – 2:00 am BNP Paribas Showdown New York City (M), Tennis Channel[Delay]
Tuesday, March 4 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm BNP Paribas Showdown New York City (M), Tennis Channel[Repeat]
Thursday, March 6 2:00 pm – 2:00 am Indian Wells (M/W) First Round, Tennis Channel[Live]

St. Pete CAT II

And back to Florida, with some finals still to be played today, here are the results from this big Florida Super Senior Grand Prix tournament…

Men’s 55 Singles
PL (4) Jeff Davis d. (2) Wesley Cash Wo (inj)
SF (3) Stuart Saiki d. (2) Wesley Cash 6-7; 6-2; 6-4
SF (1) Mark Vines d. (4) Jeff Davis 6-4; 6-1

Men’s 60 Singles
SF (3) Bill Ashley d. (2) Carsten Svantesson 7-5; 1-6; 6-3
SF (1) Fred Robinson d. (4) Joe Bouquin 6-1; 6-1

Men’s 65 Singles
F (1) Larry Turville d. (2) Robert Litwin 6-3; 6-0
PL (4) Les Buck d. (3) Armistead Neely Wo (inj)

Men’s 70 Singles
F (1) Allan Carter d. (2) Joseph Bachmann 6-3; 6-2
PL (5) Evert Jonsson d. (9) Robert Stock Wo (pc)

Men’s 75 Singles
F (1) Fred Farzanegan d. (4) Francis Juhasz 7-6(5); 6-3
PL (3) Stephen Halpern d. (2) Guido Weber Wo (inj)

Men’s 80 Singles
SF (3) Gordon Hammes d. (2) George McCabe 6-3; 6-0
SF (1) King Van Nostrand d. Dick Crawford 6-0; 6-1

Men’s 85 Singles
F (1) Clement Hopp d. (2) Bob Meyerdierks 6-2; 6-1
PL Russell Fink d. Glenn Workman 6-3; 6-3

Men’s 55 Doubles
SF (2) adams/Winkler d. cherven/Shapiro 6-2; 6-1
SF (1) Cash/Vines d. (3) Banister/Smith 6-4; 6-4

Men’s 60 Doubles
F (1) Landauer/Smith d. Buck/Bunnen 6-3; 1-6; 6-4
PL (2) Bouquin/Ebenstein d. Graham/Snook Wo (pc)

Men’s 65 Doubles
F (1) Neely/Turville d. (3) Florian/Mazo 6-2; 4-6; 6-3
PL (2) Thomas/Thomson d. (4) Beautyman/Robertson 6-3; 3-6; 10-4

Men’s 70 Doubles
F (1) Jonsson/Lucas d. Duong/Klieve 6-2; 6-2
PL (4) Nunes/Plummer d. Edmundson/Kiesby 6-4; 6-4

Men’s 75 Doubles
F (3) Mathias/Poist d. (4) Brunkow/Ogden 7-6; 2-6; 7-6

Men’s 80 Doubles
F (1) McCabe/Nelson d. (2) Crawford/Fenasci Wo (inj)

Men’s 85 Doubles
F (1) MacKey/Meyerdierks d. (2) Fink/Lindstedt 6-2; 6-2

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1 thought on “Tennis Happenings Around The World

  1. I thought FED was serving harder and had more pop on his ground strokes than recently too.

    Bill – could be right… looking to end points faster by hitting harder. tks, george

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