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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U.S. teen Mmoh advances in Tiburon qualifying

Sep 25, 2016
U.S. teen Mmoh advances in Tiburon qualifying

Michael Mmoh, 18, slugs a backhand during his lossto veteran Jeremy Chardy of France in the first roundof the recent U.S. Open. Photo by Paul Bauman   Michael Mmoh, who won the USTA boys 18 national title last month, dispatched Luke Bambridge...

U.S. prospect Mmoh to make NorCal pro debut

Sep 24, 2016
U.S. prospect Mmoh to make NorCal pro debut

Michael Mmoh, 18, unleashes a forehand ina first-round loss to French veteran JeremyChardy in the recent U.S. Open. Photo byPaul Bauman   Michael Mmoh, one of the United States' top prospects, is scheduled to make his Northern California...

Exhibition to feature three former doubles No. 1s

Sep 23, 2016
Exhibition to feature three former doubles No. 1s

Tennis Channel commentator Mark Knowles interviews RogerFederer at Indian Wells in 2014. Knowles will return to the Sac-ramento area, where he starred for the Capitals in World Team-Tennis, for a doubles exhibition on Oct. 1.  Photo by P...

Rankings, schedule, calendar

Sep 21, 2016

WORLD RANKINGS   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):Men   Bob Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford --&nbsp...

Rankings, TV schedule, calendar

Sep 16, 2016

WORLD RANKINGS   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):Men   Bob Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford --&nbsp...

Results of all 2016 U.S. Open finals

Sep 14, 2016
Results of all 2016 U.S. Open finals

Angelique KerberPhoto by Paul BaumanStan WawrinkaPhoto by Paul Bauman   Men's singles -- Stan Wawrinka (3), Switzerland, def. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.   Women's singles -- Angelique Kerber (2), Germany, de...

Bay Area’s Bellis, 17, turns pro

Sep 13, 2016
Bay Area’s Bellis, 17, turns pro

CiCi Bellis slugs a backhand during her victory over49th-ranked Shelby Rogers in the second round ofthe recent U.S. Open. Photo by Paul Bauman   As it turned out, CiCi Bellis didn't crack the top 100 before deciding to turn pro.   S...

Wawrinka comes up big again, wins U.S. Open

Sep 12, 2016
Wawrinka comes up big again, wins U.S. Open

Stan Wawrinka, shown at Indian Wellsin March, defeated Novak Djokovicin four sets on Sunday to win his firstU.S. Open title. Photo by Paul Bauman   The bigger the occasion, the better Stan Wawrinka plays.   Not a bad trait to have.&...

In virtual Stanford replay, Kerber tops Pliskova for title

Sep 11, 2016
In virtual Stanford replay, Kerber tops Pliskova for title

Angelique Kerber, shown last year, will rise one notchto No. 1 in the world, replacing Serena Williams, onMonday. Photo by Mal Taam   When Angelique Kerber defeated Karolina Pliskova for the title in the Bank of Classic at Stanford only ...

Djokovic beats Monfils in bizarre U.S. Open semifinal

Sep 10, 2016
Djokovic beats Monfils in bizarre U.S. Open semifinal

Novak Djokovic, shown in 2015, improved to 13-0 against Gael Monfils.Photo by Paul Bauman   Gael Monfils imitated Muhammad Ali.   Novak Djokovic looked like "The Incredible Hulk."   This, it's safe to say, was no ordinary ...

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