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June 11th, 2010

Nadal, Murray Upset in Queens; Federer Having His Way in Halle

Roger Federer advanced in Halle while Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray were upset in Queen’s.

Posted by Staff @ 10:25 pm in Grass season, Halle, Queens | 73 Comments »

June 10th, 2010

Roddick, Djokovic Tumble on the Queen’s Turf, Nadal Survives; Federer on Falla in Halle

Some big guns fired blanks today at Queen’s Club.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:05 pm in Halle, Queens, Wimbledon | 215 Comments »

June 9th, 2010

Clay Court Carry Over – Will Recent History Trump Older Trends at Wimbledon 2010?

French Open results have not typically indicated likely Wimbledon success.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:24 pm in Clay Season, French Open, Grass season, Halle, Queens, Wimbledon | 95 Comments »

June 9th, 2010

Nadal, Djokovic Advance at Queens; Murray v. Fish Thursday

Rafael Nadal made a successful transition from the clay to the grass with a first round win today in Queen’s.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:40 pm in Halle, Queens | 76 Comments »

June 8th, 2010

Roger Federer Opens Grass Season With Halle Win [Video]

Video highlights from Roger Federer’s first grass court match of the year.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:33 pm in Halle, Videos | 127 Comments »

June 13th, 2009

Roddick Rolls Right Ankle, Blake v. Murray in Queens; Haas Reaches Halle Final

Wimbledon favorite Andy Roddick turned his right ankle forcing his withdrawal from his semifinal match Saturday against James Blake at Queens.

Posted by Staff @ 11:18 am in Halle, Injuries, Queens, Wimbledon | 131 Comments »

June 7th, 2009

French Champ Federer to Show on Grass at Halle?

U.S. tennis commentator John McEnroe almost seemed to goad French Open champ Roger Federer into skipping this week’s Gerry Weber Open on the grasscourts at Halle during his post-match interview at Roland Garros. It remains to be seen whether the Swiss turns up in Germany, or turns a doctor’s note into the ATP claiming “exhaustion.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:45 pm in Grass season, Halle, Tennis | 63 Comments »

July 4th, 2008

A Match 1 Year in the Making

Nadal is not facing a radically depleted or wounded Roger Federer in the final. Federer won all 10 sets he played in picking up his 5th Halle title. Marcos Baghdatis and Nichols Kiefer stand out as solid wins in the quick transition from clay to grass. The Fed has also posted straight set wins over Robin Soderling, 2002 Wimbledon Champion Lleyton Hewitt, 2004 Wimbledon semifinalist Mario Ancic, and the enigmatic talent of Marat Safin. Nadal made a similarly quick and impressive transition from clay to grass, but he did so with the wind of victory at his back not the sting of humiliation. Federer has looked sharp at Halle and at Wimbledon.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:05 pm in French Open, Grass season, Halle, Hamburg, No. 1 ranking, Queens, Wimbledon | 58 Comments »

June 12th, 2008

Federer Eyes Return to Winning Ways on the Grass

With the clay season behind us – don’t tell Nikolay Davydenko that, though – time to shift focus to grass.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:07 pm in Grass season, Halle, Queens | 208 Comments »