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Study claims Connors is best player of all time

Monday, 28 February 2011 01:00

The scientific journal PLoS ONE releases a study that claims Jimmy Connors is the best player of all time based on a mathematical formula that emphasizes quality wins. The study analyzed all men's matches played beginning in 1968, and awarded each player a "prestige score" based on victories over so-called quality opponents, but discounting where...


Agassi on Sampras: 'We’ve straightened it out'

Monday, 28 February 2011 01:00

NEW YORK (AP)—Forgive the tennis fans at Madison Square Garden if they’re secretly hoping to see Pete Sampras fire a serve at Andre Agassi’s head.

The two exhibition matches Monday night offer more than the chance to see four greats with 37 combined Grand Slam" titles. For guys who are long retired, there’s still an edge in the air when the S...


McEnroe retires while leading Lendl in MSG exo

Monday, 28 February 2011 01:00

NEW YORK (AP)—John McEnroe had the short shorts and big hair ready to pump up the crowd late in his exhibition match against old adversary Ivan Lendl.

McEnroe never got the chance Monday night, twisting his ankle a couple of hours before the match and having to retire leading 6-3 in the one-set, first-to-eight event.

Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi...


Dulko wins fourth WTA" title at Mexican Open

Sunday, 27 February 2011 01:00

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP)—Gisela Dulko of Argentina beat Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Saturday to win the Mexican Open clay-court tournament.

It was Dulko’s fourth WTA" title. Parra Santonja has now played in two finals and is still seeking her first" title.

The men’s final was set for later Saturday in the combined ATP/WTA tournament, w...


Federer discusses top tier of tour; next events

Sunday, 27 February 2011 01:00

Roger Federer, who lost in the Dubai final to Novak Djokovic, on the upper crust of the men's tour:

"At the moment it looks like [Djokovic is dominating], but (Robin) Soderling hasn’t been playing bad himself if you look at his win/loss record this year; (Andy) Murray was in the finals again at the Australian Open, so he’s obviously in the con...


Djokovic pulling for Tipsarevic win in Delray final

Sunday, 27 February 2011 01:00

Dubai champion Novak Djokovic texted Janko Tipsarevic after his Serbian Davis Cup teammate beat Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4 in the Delray Beach semis.

"He said, 'Come on, we are all, me and my family, are all behind you,'" said Tipsarevic, who will face Juan Martin del Potro in the final. By reaching the final, del Potro, who beat Mardy Fish, will climb...

Lendl, McEnroe still have no relationship

Sunday, 27 February 2011 01:00

Ivan Lendl, who will play John McEnroe in the BNP Paribas exhibition at Madison Square Garden on Monday, says that he’s never dined with his rival and has no relationship with him. "I really don’t have one with him,” he told the New York Times. "I wish we could. After all this time, you would think it would be reasonable."—Matthew CroninLendl, McEnroe still have no relationship ...

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