Game Point: Tennis Channel vs. Comcast fight, Dodig’s shoes

Chris Chase
Busted Racquet

Game Point is Busted Racquet's roundup of news, stats and links from around the web.

Love -- Are you a Comcast subscriber wondering why you're not getting The Tennis Channel? This Los Angeles Times article examines the contentious fight to get the channel on a regular tier like the Comcast-owned Golf Channel. At least Comcast customers can pay for Tennis Channel. Folks on Verizon and other select providers don't have any access to the network.

15 -- Martina Hingis is joining the coaching academy run by Busted Racquet contributor Patrick Mouratoglou. The five-time Grand Slam champion will serve as an advisor.

30 -- Roger Federer may be playing in Switzerland's first-round Davis Cup match against the United States. In talking about his schedule for 2012, which centers around Wimbledon and the London Olympics, Federer hinted that he would compete in the Feb. 10-12 tie. "Davis Cup will be announced as soon as I will make a decision for Dubai," Federer said. "I hope it will be decided within two weeks."

40 -- During Novak Djokovic's 6-4, 6-3, $1.6 million win over Ivan Dodig, the Croatian had a problem with his sneakers and had to go retrieve his backup pair from his bag. Problem was, Dodig left that pair in his hotel room. While he waited for another set of shoes, he evidently tried on a pair of Djokovic's, but they weren't the right fit.

Game -- Shot of the day: Djokovic looks fresh on this Tweener against Dodig. The video quality is poor. The shot quality is not.

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