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  1. Marius_Hancu

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    Watch Rebecca Marino tonight live at the TSN SITE

    Perhaps some of you don't know, the
    TSN Web site broadcasts live most of the matches on the first 3 arenas at the AO, at least in Canada:)

    Go to the tennis section of the site:

    http://watch.tsn.ca/tennis/

    select Live Streaming: Watch Now!

    and you will find at the bottom at the pages 3 icons allowing selection of the respective arena. Wait 10 sec for the initial ad to pass.

    2011 Australian Open Live: Rod Laver Arena
    Watch live coverage from Rod Laver Arena at the 2011 Australian Open

    2011 Australian Open Live: Margaret Court Arena
    Watch live coverage from the Margaret Court Arena at the 2011 Australian Open.

    In the 3rd match of the day on the MCA tonight:

    Women's Singles - 2nd Round
    Rebecca Marino(CAN) vs. Francesca Schiavone(ITA)[6]

    Great quality, HDTV-like!
    Great job, TSN!

    Come on, Rebecca!
     
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    Rebecca is a great player, I really like her style.She is the second place in the race as Ace leaders in 2 matches, 1 behind Venus.
    Raonic is getting pretty good too. this year He will end up in the top 50.
     
  3. SuperDuy

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    Hopefully raonic can get past llodra
     
  4. slice bh compliment

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    ^I'm with you^ Lots of us Americans root for Canadians in all sports.
    Allez Milos!

    (I root for him, not just because he's a living Seinfeld reference)
     
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    HE'S MADE IT!!! Raonic going in the 3rd round of the Aussie Open. Next oponent: Youzhny or Kvacic
     
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    Now hopefully kavcic can pull of a comeback on youzney
     
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    It'll be Youzhny. He's finally win in 5 sets
     
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    Raonic leads the tournament in aces and he also hit the fastest serve so far at 143 mph.

    Saw him a couple of times on the outdoor courts at Uniprix stadium last summer. One on occasion (probably the hottest day of the summer) all the courts were empty except me for me and my partner and some heavy hitting on the court behind us. Turns out it was Daniel Nestor practicing with/coaching Milos Raonic. The kid has serious talent but like all big kids, he's going to have to work on his movement.

    Since that's the national tennis center, I often see Dubois, Wozniak (Marino once) and the top juniors training there as well. The ball speed on groundstrokes is mindboggling.
     
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    This is really great news.
    Another game for Milos!

    In all seriousness, I enjoyed watching the clip of him. Nice kid, big, strong player. I get that he liked Pete, but he doesn't really play like him ... yet.

    Definitely rooting for Milos!
     
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    He's from Montenegro as birth state, slice

    but he plays for Canada as he grew up there
     
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    Thanks, yeah, I was wondering...then I looked up his interview. Montenegro and Montreal.

    Very proud of him. Hope he can go a few more rounds this coming week. Very bright future.
     
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    Ferrer would be real tought to beat...if he gets through him I hope. Nadal seems vulnerable...so he has a chance there. The best I can see is a Semifinal but we will see. :) Today is the best!
     
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    Raonic moves confidently into the 2nd round in Johannesburg

    SA Tennis Open Men's Singles
    11:36 GMT February 1

    http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Tournaments/Johannesburg.aspx

    Draw:
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/5012/mds.pdf

    Fin. M. Raonic 6 6
    Y-H. Lu 3 3

    After 2 Q wins, Raonic decisively (I saw the match live on
    fromsport.com) moves into the 2nd round by beating Lu (2), who's 37 on
    the computer, and has victories at Roddick.

    Raonic served 233Km/h on his **2nd** serve, recorded
    12 aces (to 1)
    60% on first serves in
    92% on first serve points
    80% on 2nd serve points

    Amazing kicks on 2nd serves, slicing and dicing the Taiwanese, who
    made errors in rallies as a result.

    High-altitude, helping Raonic

    Plays next Simon Greul of Germany, who's now #130, but has been #55. Raonic
    should be able to beat him.

    They interviewed Milos on the court, he was very satisfied with the
    conditions, ball flying through the court, he says he's confident
    after the AO.

    The detailed match stats are here:
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/Scores/Scores-and-Stats.aspx?completed=
     
  18. Marius_Hancu

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    Rebecca Marino and Milos Raonic in the top 100!

    As a result of their great performances at the AO

    Rebecca Marino moves to #84
    Milos Raonic moves to #94

    on the computer, their first time in the top 100!

    Congratulations!
     
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    Help, I'm steppin' into the twilight zone....
    Milos Raonic is the real deal. Seems like he has a good head on his shoulders and he's obviously got a great game. I think he has a bright future.

    Finally someone from Canadia to follow on the big stage.
    (no disrespect to Daniel Nestor or Frank Dancevic)
     
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    He up to number 81...just 41 more spots to go!
     
  21. Marius_Hancu

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    No, 71. That's the real standard. Not some Canadian, local, one. That's peanuts.
     
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    Milos Raonic in his first ATP semifinal!

    Congratulations, Milos!

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    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Canadian Milos Raonic is off to the semifinals at the SAP Open.

    The Thornhill, Ont., native advanced to the final four with a 6-4, 7-6 (2) victory over Richard Berankis of Lithuania on Friday.

    He'll face the winner of the quarter-final between No. 2 Gael Monfils of France and wildcard Tim Smyczek of the U.S.

    The 20-year-old Raonic has yet to drop a set en route to his first career semifinals. He fired 12 aces past Berankis to bring his tournament total to 45 and lost just five of his first serve points.

    Raonic is off to a strong start this season, having opened some eyes by reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open. Friday's victory will move him up the world rankings to around No. 75.

    He's also the first Canadian to reach an ATP semifinal since Frank Dancevic in the summer of 2009 at Indianapolis.

    http://tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=353435

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    Milos Raonic in his first ATP FINAL!!

    ALL TIMES ARE PST

    Monfils Forced To Withdraw
    http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news;_ylt=AtbD3EHEd6uFQ9yIhUsPNXE4v7YF?slug=ap-sanjose
    http://www.sapopentennis.com/news/news.asp?story_id=408

    Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 1 pm
    Milos Raonic vs. Ivo Karlovic (exhibition)
    followed by
    [4] S Gonzalez (MEX) / P Marx (GER) vs S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA)

    Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 7 pm
    [1] Fernando Verdasco vs. Juan Martin del Potro
    followed by
    [1] M Knowles (BAH) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs A Falla (COL) / X Malisse (BEL)

    Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 3 pm
    Doubles Final
    followed by
    Singles Final (I guess)

    Raonic will be around #66 minimum on Monday
    his blog:
    http://www.sapopentennis.com/news/news.asp?story_id=387

    BTW, Raonic got a WC in Memphis and will play (2) Verdasco in the first round:-[
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/402/mds.pdf

    Little did I know one year and a half ago, when shaking hands with him and Frederic Niemeyer (his coach at the time) on the courts at Jarry Park in Montreal that his ascent will be this fast!

    Congratulations, Milos!!
     
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  24. vernonbc

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    Not just IN his first ATP final, he WON his first ATP final! Wowza!!!! It's crazy how well he's done this last six months and how neat for you Marius that you kind of 'know' him. Reading back through this thread, you've been touting how good he was going to be for three years or so. This is so exciting for Canadian tennis!

    And what's really great is that Sportsnet broadcast it nationally. Maybe we'll start to get a lot more tennis on tv. Woot!
     
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    Wow he ranked 59 in the world....seems like he just a needs a few more weeks to get to number 30 in the world!
     
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    Help, I'm steppin' into the twilight zone....
    Yeah, after he wins another title this week. :cool:
     
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    Marino and Raonic on sportsnet.ca!

    Both Canadians' matches are shown today in live streaming
    on
    sportsnet.ca (go to Tennis, Live):

    Milos Raonic at 12 noon
    Rebecca Marino at 8PM EST (hope that's going to be confirmed by reality)


    Go Canada!

    P.S. Del Potro - Roddick at 4PM EST.
     
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  29. Marius_Hancu

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    Watch Marino, Nestor and Raonic LIVE

    Is world tennis becoming dominated by Canadians, or what? :)

    TONIGHT
    8PM EST watch Rebecca Marino in Memphis ladies final
    on
    www.sporstnet.ca
    (go to Tennis, link to Live)

    Tomorrow
    2PM EST
    Doubles final with Nestor and Mirnyi

    After that
    Raonic vs Roddick

    Go Canada!!

    http://www.memphistennis.com/event-info/schedule
     
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    Well, Rebecca Marino had to retire during the final.
    Great tournament, Rebecca!
    Keep going hard!
     
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    She defenitly could have won....thos three setters would have tired her a bit! Still she is up the rankings with the result!
     
  32. vernonbc

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    Too bad. She just didn't look good out there and was a mere shadow of what she's shown she can do. Hope her result isn't a bad omen. **getting very nervous**
     
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    Is anyone showing the men's final of Memphis on Canadian TV?
     
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    Hope you managed to catch it on Sportsnet. For all of those who did, it would be a good idea to contact them and let them know you watched and enjoyed it and maybe they'll show a lot more matches. I especially want them aired on the main Sportsnet channel as I don't get Sportsnet1.

    Here is their contact page with phone # and email address. http://www.sportsnet.ca/contact/
     
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    Sportsnet 1 is airing the ATP Dubai tournament as well I see.
     
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    Well, it'd be nice if they'd put it on the main channel instead of the umpteenth repeat of Connected or a months old darts tournament. Most Canadians can't get Sportsnet 1 and we should all be making lots of noise to Sportsnet until they switch so that more Canadians can be exposed to good tennis.
     
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    LOL. I agree with you. I get the SN1 channel as well but I can't say that I watch that channel very often. There seems to be a lot of darts on SN1 too!
     
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    ironically, today was "hockey day in america" on NBC which was on at the same time as the memphis finals...
     
  40. Marius_Hancu

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    David Cup meet with Mexico

    I know the David Cup meet with Mexico this weekend will be shown on TV, but where?
     
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    Hancu...I think Sportsnet will cover the davis cup for Canada!
     
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    Great news here (except for Daniel Nestor not playing):
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    TORONTO -- Rising Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic will meet Mexico's Manuel Sanchez in Davis Cup action Friday.

    The hard-serving 20-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., will then face Daniel Garza on Sunday.

    Watch it live on Sportsnet ONE Friday at 12 p.m. ET. All matches will be streamed live on sportsnet.ca.

    RELATED

    * Pospisil replaces Nestor
    * Raonic to play Indian Wells

    Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., will play Garza in the first match of the tie Friday. Dancevic will face Sanchez in Sunday's second match.

    Raonic will team with Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, B.C., in Saturday's doubles match against Luis Diaz-Barriga and Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela.

    Raonic is currently 37th and Dancevic 202nd in the ATP singles rankings, while Garza is No. 439 and Sanchez No. 546.

    "Having such a deep team, especially in singles, is a good problem for a captain to have," Canadian team captain Martin Laurendeau said in a statement. "I feel very confident in the guys we've chosen to start the tie off on Friday and we have Peter (Polansky of Thornhill, Ont.) and Vasek here and ready to step in if needed."

    A win over Mexico will move the Canadian squad to a second-round pairing with Ecuador in July, while a loss would force them to play a relegation tie to keep their spot in Americas Zone Group I for 2012.

    On Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. (ET)/11 a.m. (PT) Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario and Sportsnet West will carry the doubles match featuring Canada's Raonic and Vasek Pospisil against Mexico's Luis Diaz-Barriga and Miguel Reyes-Varela.

    The three-day tournament ends with two more singles matches live on Sportsnet ONE on Sunday, March 6 at 12 p.m. (ET)/9 a.m. (PT).

    Rob Faulds calls the action, while Robert Bettauer, a former Canadian Davis Cup participant, handles the analysis.

    Daniel Nestor joins Faulds and Bettauer Saturday to provide additional analysis for the doubles match.

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/tennis/2011/03/03/davis-cup-canada--0/

    Nestor not playing:
    http://www.sportsnet.ca/tennis/2011/03/02/canada_davis_cup/

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    They are showing the doubles on regular sportsnet TV Saturday .


    Now they are going to show DC from 2 pm to 6 pm Saturday sportsnet.ca and stream
     
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    Montreal Gazette
    Raonic making tennis must-see TV in Canada


    Thanks Milos!


    Sports fans will be served the rarest of Canadian television sporting events this weekend, thanks entirely to 20-year-old tennis phenomenon Milos Raonic.

    Raonic’s spectacular start to the 2011 season prompted Rogers Sportsnet to make the decision to broadcast nationwide the Canadian Davis Cup team’s matches from Mexico starting Friday at noon on Sportsnet One.

    Tennis Canada officials couldn’t remember the last time Canadians had a chance to watch their Davis Cup team compete in the annual international tournament other than a one-off broadcast in 2003.

    Sportsnet and Tennis Canada officials also acknowledge that Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., is the reason the Davis Cup is on Canadian TV for the first time in eight years.

    Last month, the broadcaster made a last-minute decision to show Raonic’s winning performance in the final of an ATP Tour event at San Jose. About 56,000 viewers watched. A week later, Raonic lost a thriller to Andy Roddick of the U.S. in the final at Memphis, and the Canadian audience jumped to almost 160,000.

    “Milos Raonic has . . . captured the attention of viewers across the country and really catapulted tennis into the forefront right now,” said Dave Rashford, director of communications for Rogers Sportsnet. “Canadians are excited about him.”

    Raonic’s rise to prominence couldn’t be better timed for the network, which moved to increase its coverage of live tennis just weeks before the young Canadian’s star was born at the Australian Open in January.

    “It’s like catching lightning in a bottle here,” Rashford said. “Everyone wants to know how Milos is doing. Canadians want to see him play. It’s not just, ‘I want to see Federer or Nadal’ any more. It’s, ‘I want to see Milos.’ ”

    Michael Downey, head of Tennis Canada, says Raonic and rising Canadian women’s star Rebecca Marino of Vancouver have “opened (Sportsnet’s) eyes to the power of these kids.”

    After both players appeared in finals last month in the joint Memphis ATP and WTA Tour events — Sportsnet made hurried arrangements to obtain permission to air Marino’s final, too — Sportsnet contacted Tennis Canada to seek broadcast rights to the Davis Cup and the women’s equivalent, the Fed Cup.

    “We used to go out and ask them (to broadcast Davis Cup tennis), but generally the response was, ‘Only if you are going to buy the time will we put it on for you,’ ” Downey said.

    That has changed, and Downey says it’s entirely because of Raonic, who has risen from 152nd to 37th in the men’s world rankings and Marino, who has risen from 101st to 61st.

    Sportsnet acquired the TV rights to all major ATP events last fall, while TSN continues to hold Canadian broadcast rights to the Grand Slam events.

    The Canadian jewel in the package for Sportsnet was the Rogers Cup, which alternates the men’s and women’s tournaments annually between Toronto and Montreal. With airtime to fill on its recently launched Sportsnet One channel, the broadcaster also purchased rights to lower-level tournaments without knowing Raonic was only weeks away from breaking out.

    TSN’s Grand Slam tournament coverage will also benefit from Raonic, as his ranking provides automatic entry into the Grand Slam events.

    “There is going to be demand,” Downey says.

    Raonic has been watching the clamour from abroad.

    “I think (Memphis) showed all of Canada that there really is something buzzing around with tennis,”
     
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    That is good news. Finally another tennis player I can stomach. Go Milos!
     
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    How about showing Raonic's match tomorrow (2pms EST) then? :)
     
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    No coverage of Indian Wells until the QFs. They covered the 500 tournaments a few weeks ago better than that...
     
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    Raonic's match scheduled

    http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/Schedules/OOP.aspx

    I was wrong, Raonic Fish isn't on center court:

    Sunday
    STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am

    [5] F Schiavone (ITA) vs [Q] A Cornet (FRA) - WTA
    N Davydenko (RUS) vs [12] S Wawrinka (SUI) - ATP
    [WC] R Harrison (USA) vs [22] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) - ATP

    Not Before 4:30 PM
    [6] J Jankovic (SRB) vs [32] J Goerges (GER) - WTA
    [13] M Fish (USA) vs [WC] M Raonic (CAN) - ATP
     
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    It' s all on livescorehunter.com. and I can watch on Bet 365 for $10 forever. It's enough to make me dump my cable which think I will do. I can watch lots of good channels without it.
     

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