NorCal Tennis Czar

NorCal Tennis Czar NorCal Tennis Czar focuses on Northern California professional, collegiate, junior and recreational tennis. The blog includes tournament coverage, player profiles, examination of issues and trends, columns, book reviews and more.

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Aussie Millman bounces back from despair

Nov 22, 2014
Aussie Millman bounces back from despair

John Millman follows through on a forehand during his
second-round win over Dimitar Kutrovsky in the recent
Sacramento Challenger. Photos by Paul Bauman
   Eventually, every struggling professional tennis player -- i.e. the vast majority of them -- asks himself or herself a profound question.
   Is it worth it?
   Is...

Rankings, TV schedule, calendar

Nov 19, 2014

WORLD RANKINGS   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses): Men   Collin Altamirano, 18-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 735 in singles (-3), No. 867 in doubles (-2...

Martinez inducted in Women’s Collegiate Hall of Fame

Nov 18, 2014
Martinez inducted in Women’s Collegiate Hall of Fame

From left to right are Jeff Moore, Lindsay Morse Bennett, Ce-celia Martinez, Betsy Nagelsen McCormack, Katrina Adams,Stacy Margolin Potter and Bob Meyers.   Cecilia Martinez, a former college and pro standout and women's tennis pioneer from N...

Bryans survive test, earn fourth ATP Finals title

Nov 16, 2014
Bryans survive test, earn fourth ATP Finals title

Bob, left, and Mike Bryan edged Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo
to win the ATP World Tour Finals. 2013 photo by Paul Bauman
   Bob and Mike Bryan almost were eliminated early in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.
   Today, though, the 36-year-old identical twins hoisted their...

Bryans cruise into title match of ATP Finals

Nov 15, 2014

   Bob and Mike Bryan will play for their fourth ATP World Tour Finals title.   The top seeds and former Stanford stars overwhelmed fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-0, 6-3 in 53 minutes today in London. Th...

Bryans advance to semis in ATP Finals

Nov 15, 2014

   Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States reached the semifinals of the Barclay's ATP World Tour Finals in London, edging third-seeded Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on Friday.   Th...

Ex-Capitals owner sentenced to 20 years in prison

Nov 14, 2014
Ex-Capitals owner sentenced to 20 years in prison

Then-Capitals owner Deepal Wannakuwatte and his wife, Betsy,pose with Mike, left, and Bob Bryan of the visiting Texas Wildafter a match last year. Photo by Paul Bauman    Deepal Wannakuwatte, the former owner of the defunct Sacramento Capit...

Bryans rally to stay alive in ATP Finals

Nov 12, 2014

   Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan twice were in serious danger today of early elimination from the Barclay's ATP World Tour Finals in London.   But the 36-year-old identical twins and former Stanford All-Americans showed the mental t...

Rankings, TV schedule, calendar

Nov 11, 2014

WORLD RANKINGS   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses): Men   Collin Altamirano, 18-year-old Sacramentan -- Career-high No. 732 in singles (+1), career-hig...

Bryans upset in round-robin ATP Finals

Nov 10, 2014

   Eighth-seeded Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt stunned top seeds and three-time champions Bob and Mike Bryan 7-6 (3), 6-3 today in a round-robin opener at the Barclay's ATP World Tour Finals in London.   Kubot and Lindstedt save...

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