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February 24th, 2015

Djokovic, Murray Cruise In Dubai; Federer v Verdasco Wednesday; Nadal Opens Buenos Aires Bid

The top five men in the world will be in action on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 pm in Doha, Dubai | 22 Comments »

February 24th, 2015

Ernests Gulbis Doesn’t Want To Be Recognized As A Tennis Player, So He Checks In His Racquets At Airports

Ernests Gulbis knows what’s wrong with his game, but can he fix it?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:53 am in Dubai, Indian Wells | 4 Comments »

February 24th, 2015

Roger Federer Doesn’t Sound Like Someone Who’ll Play Davis Cup This Year

Roger Federer probably won’t play Davis Cup this year.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:39 am in Davis Cup, Dubai | 2 Comments »

February 23rd, 2015

Roger Federer Romps In Dubai Opener, Djokovic, Murray Play Tuesday; Gulbis Loses 7th Straight

Roger Federer was sharp in his opening match of his Dubai title defense.

Posted by Staff @ 6:19 pm in Dubai | 29 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Halep Wins Biggest Career Title at WTA Dubai

“I played with big players like Makarova, Pliskova, Wozniacki — she was No. 1 two years. So it’s honestly just an amazing victory for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Dubai, Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Refreshed Roger Federer Celebrates Chinese New Year In Dubai: “Let’s Hope It’s The Year Of The GOAT!” [Video]

Will it be the year of the Goat for Roger Federer?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:16 am in Dubai, Videos | 22 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Nadal Survives 3:18am Finish To Reach Rio SFs; Halep On Brink Of Biggest Career Title

Rafael Nadal didn’t finish until 3:18am local time in Rio, but he won.

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 26 Comments »

February 20th, 2015

Nadal Into Rio QFs; Bolelli Beats Raonic For First Top 10 Win In Marseille, Def Champ Gulbis Winless in 2015

So far so good for the King of Clay Rafael Nadal in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 15 Comments »

March 3rd, 2014

Roger Federer: I Promised Myself Not To Play When I’m Injured

Roger Federer says he won’t try to play through injuries anymore.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:05 pm in Dubai, Indian Wells | 95 Comments »

March 3rd, 2014

Every Time Roger Federer Has Won Dubai He’s Gone On To Win Wimbledon!

Winning Dubai has led to good things for Roger Federer, and not just for his back account.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:31 pm in Charts, Dubai, Wimbledon | 35 Comments »

March 1st, 2014

Federer’s Looking A Whole Lot Better-er Entering March Madness!

Roger Federer restored his winning ways with a big title today in Dubai over Tomas Berdych.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:00 pm in Dubai | 70 Comments »

March 1st, 2014

Novak Djokovic: I’m Not Satisified, Losing To Roger Is Not A Bad Loss, I Know What To Work On For Indian Wells

Novak Djokovic credited Roger Federer with great play, but he isn’t worried yet about the state of his game.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:50 am in Dubai | 37 Comments »

February 28th, 2014

What’s Right With Roger Federer?

Roger Federer turned back the clock today against Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:46 pm in Dubai | 125 Comments »

February 28th, 2014

What’s Wrong With Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic came up short again to a Swiss player in a tournament title defense, this time losing handily to Roger Federer in the Dubai semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:01 pm in Dubai | 49 Comments »

February 27th, 2014

Super Showdown: Federer Faces Djokovic In Dubai SFs Friday; Who’s The Pick?

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the 32nd time tomorrow in the Dubai semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:58 pm in Dubai | 95 Comments »