Showing posts with label Taylor Dent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taylor Dent. Show all posts

Monday, November 8, 2010

Taylor Dent retires from Tennis ATP Tour

Taylor Dent retires from Professional Tennis

Taylor Dent, who is a former top 25 tennis player and 29 years old, announced his retirement from professional tennis.

Dent was one of a handful of current pros with a serve-and-volley style and currently ranked 85th in the ATO World Tour rankings.

The American had three back operations in 2006 and 2007 that derailed his career, then made a comeback and climbed back into the top 100 in 2009.

In a statement released Monday by his agent, Dent says he wants to stay active in the sport and “explore opportunities … that my full tournament scheduled never allowed.”

“I had the privilege to compete at the highest level for 12 year, see places in the world I would have never been able to see without tennis, and meet people along the way that have become lifelong friends,” said Dent.

“I am looking forward to spending more time with my family, especially with my wife Jenny and our son Declan. I want to continue to stay active in the tennis industry and I am excited to explore opportunities in the world of tennis that my full tournament schedule never allowed me to do.”


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Isner and Dent reach second round at Open Sud de France

Isner and Dent reach second round at Open Sud de France

John Isner beat Benoit Paire 75 62 to reach the second round of the Open Sud de France.

Isner served 10 aces and broke his opponent three times to wrap up the win.
He will next play against Adrian Mannarino, who served 15 aces to beat Lukas Lacko 63 67 64.

Isner´s countryman, Taylor Dent also advanced with a 67 63 64 victory over Romain Jouan.

Dent lost six consecutive points in the first-set tiebreaker but was able to recovere. He served 20 aces and saved the six break points he faced to set up a second round clash with Ivan Ljubicic.

Mischa Zverev was also among the winners today after beating Robin Haase 7-6 7-6.
He will meet Nikolay Davydenko.



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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Federer beats Dent in his 900th tour-level match at the If Stockholm Open

Federer beats Dent in his 900th tour-level match at the If Stockholm Open

Roger Federer defeated Taylor Dent 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Stockholm Open quarterfinals.

In the next round, the former world number 1 will play against Stanislas Wawrinka.

“When I look back in 98, I played my first one, 900 matches later it’s quite crazy but I’ve done so well. I’ve got a great win-loss record,” Federer said. “I couldn’t ask for a better career.

“I think 1,000 should be rather easy to be honest, we play over 50 a year, so that should be done in a couple of years.”

Federer claimed the opening set in just 17 minutes to win the first set after breaking his opponent twice.

In the second set Dent had two break points in the fourth game, but Federer saved them and finished with a delightful drop shot.

“That was a good night of tennis for me. Hardly any stupid mistakes, stay on the offensive, and tried out a few things,” Federer said. “Also tried to throw in some serve and volley as the lead got bigger and bigger.”



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Monday, August 30, 2010

2010 US Open Day 1 Photos

2010 US Open Day 1 Photos

Enjoy some photos from day 1 at the 2010 US Open tennis championships.... pictures of Gael Monfils, Nikolay Davydenko, Taylor Dent, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Robin Soderling and many more...






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