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January 31st, 2016

Fed Cup Capsules: Halep Skips Surgery To Compete, Bouchard And Radwanska Skip Out

This is a mouth-watering tie as Belinda Bencic and Timea Bacsinszky in singles, and Martina Hingis in doubles travel to take on Australian Open winner Angie Kerber and teammates Andrea Petkovic, Julia Goerges and Annika Beck on hardcourt.

Posted by Staff @ 12:46 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | Comments Off

January 31st, 2016

ATP Previews: Clay Kicks Off in Quito; Cilic and French Force in Montpellier

Notes: Homecountry hope Gasquet is the lone Top 10 player in the draw…Not a lot of floating talent in the field, but Gasquet after a bye will likely start against the dangerous Gulbis…Wildcards went to the No. 8 seed Baghdatis and Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Quentin Halys…Players pulling from the tournament were Ivan Dodig, Jerzy Janowicz, Andrey Kuznetsov and Tommy Robredo…Gasquet beat Janowicz in last year’s final when the Pole retired with illness, the second title run for the Frenchman over the last three years in Monpellier…Former champs in the field are Gasquet (2015,’13) and Monfils (2014,’10).

Posted by Staff @ 12:42 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 31st, 2016

Novak Djokovic ‘Serb Slam’ at French Open? Why He is Tennis’ Lone Star

But now it’s time for the Serb to enjoy the sole spotlight as the greatest player on the planet. And time for rumblings of the Serb going after a calendar year Grand Slam.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:28 am in Australian Open | 329 Comments »

January 31st, 2016

Andy Murray: It’s Been A Difficult 2 Weeks, I’m Proud To Have Made The Finals, Now I Want To Get Home

Andy Murray met the press after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:48 am in Australian Open | 65 Comments »

January 31st, 2016

Novak Djokovic: No Doubt That I’m Playing The Best Tennis Of My Life The Last 15 Months

Novak Djokovic met the press after winning a sixth Australian Open title.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:38 am in Australian Open | 49 Comments »

January 31st, 2016

2016 Australian Open Men’s Final Open Thread: Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray

Open thread for the men’s Australian Open final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 am in Australian Open | 197 Comments »