The X Blog - Dysfunctional Tennis Blogging at its Finest

Archive for the 'Madrid' Category

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 | Comments Off

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 | 29 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 »

April 30th, 2016

Is Rafael Nadal For Real? Novak Djokovic Leads Big 4 At Madrid Masters

Sean Randall previews the Madrid men’s draw. Will we see a Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:53 am in Madrid | 83 Comments »

April 29th, 2016

Roger Federer Will Play Madrid

Three-time champion Roger Federer has added Madrid to his clay schedule.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:25 am in Madrid | 46 Comments »

April 29th, 2016

Serena Williams Withdraws From Madrid, Her Third Pull-Out In 2016

Agnieszka Radwanska will now be the top seed in Madrid.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:13 am in Madrid | 5 Comments »

May 11th, 2015

Andy Murray Is Undefeated As A Married Man, And He Leads The ATP In Clay Titles In 2015!

Married Murray keeps winning!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:10 am in Madrid, Romance | 20 Comments »