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May 2nd, 2016

Serena Dodging Azarenka? Muguruza Upset Monday in Madrid; Tues. Preview

Azarenka, who appeared to be wrestling with some niggling injuries on Monday, will next face American teenage qualifier Louisa Chirico, who shocked former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

May 2nd, 2016

Roger Federer Withdraws From Madrid With A Back Injury, Plans To Play Rome

Roger Federer withdraws from his fifth event of 2016.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:38 am in Madrid, Rome | 69 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Rafael Nadal: I Believe My Rivals Are Clean, I Believe The Sport Is Clean And I Believe In The Doping Program

Rafael Nadal reiterates his stance on more transparency in the drug testing program.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:24 am in Drug Testing, Madrid | 15 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Rafael Nadal Brings 10-Match Win Streak Into Madrid, Cautions He Doesn’t Know Which Rafa Will Show Up

Rafael Nadal seeks a fourth title in Madrid where he isn’t worried about the altitude.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:13 am in Madrid | 4 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Top 2 Bounced from Madrid; Monday Previews

“It’s tough to win a point against her because she puts every ball back,” Strycova said of Kerber. “It’s difficult for me because I’m a smaller player and I have a similar game to her, so it’s difficult for me to be patient, because I’m not a patient person..But I tried to be patient today and it worked.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Madrid, Tennis | 2 Comments »