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May 5th, 2016

Ion Tiriac On Equal Prize Money: It’s Not OK When The Men Bring In 4 Times More Than The Women

Madrid tournament director Ion Tiriac dipped his toes in the dangerous equal prize money debate waters, and it didn’t go well for the Romanian.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 am in Madrid | 12 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Back In Win Column In Madrid, Joins Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray In Thursday Sweet 16

It’s a big day Thursday at Madrid with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori and Tomas Berdych all on court.

Posted by Staff @ 7:42 pm in Madrid | 56 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Simona Halep Lone Top 16 Seed And Top 20 Player To Reach Madrid QFs; Surprise Finalist On Top Half

Just one Top 20 player reached the Madrid quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 7:20 pm in Madrid | 3 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Bratty Bernard Tomic Actually Tried To Return Serve With His Racquet Handle! [Video]

Bernard Tomic continues to make the wrong headlines. Will he get fined for this?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 am in Madrid, Videos | 8 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Withdraws With Bad Back; Just 3 Seeds Remain In Madrid

The seeds continue to fall at the WTA Madrid event after Wednesday exits from Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:37 am in Madrid | 3 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

WTA Seeds Right Ship in Madrid; Halep vs. Bacsinszky on Wed.

“Bacsinszky is revenge!” Halep said. “It’s going to be hard, it’s going to be difficult, a tough match for sure. I just want to go on court relaxed and play my game…I am in a good place mentally and physically.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:22 am in Madrid | 19 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Del Potro Joins Nadal as ‘Back’ in Madrid; Wed. Preview With Djokovic, Wawrinka-Kyrgios

“I have just played my best match since I came back to tennis after my surgeries,” Del Potro said. “I’ve had a great test against a very high-level player.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Madrid | 99 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Novak Djokovic Says He’s Already Forgotten About Losing In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic had to be reminded he lost his last match.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:54 am in Madrid, Monte Carlo | 12 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Andy Murray Has High Expectations For The Clay This Year

Andy Murray opens his Madrid title defense today against Radek Stepanek.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:37 am in Madrid | No Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Despite Injuries, Roger Federer Still Confident About French Open

Roger Federer is frustrated but not concerned about his back injury. “If I can’t play Rome, it’s not the end of the world.”

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:26 am in French Open, Madrid | 11 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Tearful Goffin, Federer Retreat Mark Monday Madrid; Tuesday Big Day With Nadal, Murray

Unseeded results of note were Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez downing Leo Mayer in three, Sam Querrey coming from a set down to defeat French qualifier Pierre-Hughes Herbert, and qualifier Radek “The Worm” Stepanek outlasting Canuck Vasek “Popsicle” Pospisil in three sets.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Madrid | 54 Comments »

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 »