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September 29th, 2013

Kvitova, Raonic, Sousa Win Titles; Benneteau Suicide Watch

Petra Kvitova defeated Angelique Kerber, despite getting bageled in the second set, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 in the all-lefty final at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Posted by Staff @ 11:12 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

September 29th, 2013

How Did Julien Benneteau Drown His Sorrows After Failing Again To Win A Title? With Beer!

What did Juliean Benneteau need after losing a 9th straight ATP final? A beer!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:10 pm in Asia | 2 Comments »

September 29th, 2013

Milos Raonic Celebrated His Bangkok Title By Eating Brownies?

What did Canadian star Milos Raonic do to celebrate his win at Bangkok today? Eat brownies.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:57 am in Asia | 11 Comments »

September 29th, 2013

Watch Rafael Nadal Running In The Airport Trying To Catch His Flight To Beijing [Video]

Here’s Rafael Nadal running in the airport trying to catch his flight to Beijing.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:18 am in Asia, beijing, Videos | 3 Comments »

September 29th, 2013

Del Potro, Tsonga; Nishikori Defends at ATP Tokyo

Notes: Andy Murray pulled from the event (back surgery)…Some opening-round testers with (1) Del Potro vs. Baghdatis, (4) Nishikori vs. Tuna Melzer, and (2) Tsonga vs. Gael Force in an all-French affair…Simon and Almagro have losing career records at the event, while Anderson makes his debut…Wildcards went to Del Potro and Japan’s Tatsuma Ito, Go Soeda, and Yuichi Sugita…Nishikori beat Raonic in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Nishikori (2012) and Tsonga (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 29th, 2013

Djokovic, Nadal Headline China Open in Beijing

Notes: Wildcards went to former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, and China’s Wu Di and Zhang Ze…Interesting first round matches include (1) Djokovic vs. the streaky Rosol (winner to likely face Hot Sauce), Querrey vs. Youzhny (winner to likely face (6) Wawrinka), (3) Ferrer vs. Popsicle, and (7) Haas vs. Hewitt…Wawrinka makes debut at event…Pulling from the event were Marin Cilic (doping suspension), Ernests Gulbis, Jerzy Janowicz (back), and Martin Klizan…Returning champs in the field are Djokovic (2012,’10-09), Berdych (2011), and Nadal (2005).

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in beijing, Tennis | 52 Comments »