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January 16th, 2010

Handicapping the Australian Open Field

My guess is that in those honest moments before falling to sleep most of the top eight seeds would prefer a different draw. Regardless, I think the player who benefits from an upset or two will be the player to watch on the final weekend.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:14 am in 2010 Season, Australian Open, Coaching, No. 1 ranking, Year-End No. 1 | 34 Comments »

November 7th, 2009

Djokovic Saves 3 MPs, Meets Federer in Basel; Murray Seeks Valencia Title

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for a 14 time tomorrow in the final of Basel.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:24 pm in 2009 Season, ATP, No. 1 ranking | 179 Comments »

October 8th, 2009

Nadal Survives Another Three-Setter in Beijing; Serena Falls But Gets Naked

Rafael Nadal goes three sets in a win over James Blake while Serena gets undressed for the cover of ESPN The Magazine.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:37 am in beijing, ESPN, No. 1 ranking, WTA | 160 Comments »

October 6th, 2009

Penalty-Free Serena Returns to No. 1 Following Beijing Win

Dinara Safina doesn’t have to worry anymore, Serena Williams is returning to the No. 1 ranking!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:50 am in No. 1 ranking, WTA | 36 Comments »

August 24th, 2009

5 US Open Dream Matches

Just for fun, I am trying something different. As the 2009 hard court season heads toward the finish line, I came up with some hypothetical matches between former U.S. Open champions.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:49 pm in 2009 Season, American tennis, Australian Open, No. 1 ranking, US Open, US Open Series, Year-End No. 1 | 119 Comments »

July 6th, 2009

Federer Passes Pete, Returns to No. 1

Sean Randall breaks down another epic Wimbledon final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:54 pm in No. 1 ranking, Wimbledon | 516 Comments »

April 5th, 2009

Murray, Djokovic Tangle Today for Miami Title

Sean Randall handicaps the men’s final from the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:07 am in 2009 Season, ATP, French Open, Miami, No. 1 ranking, Year-End No. 1 | 104 Comments »

October 3rd, 2008

American Tennis: USTA, Fans Asking ‘Who’s Next?’ and ‘When?’

If the Williams sisters were to retire with Davenport as of this writing, the U.S. would have no women in the Top 40, and three players in the Top 100 (including the 30+ Jill Craybas, and Ashley Harkleroad who is pregnant). In other words, by the time the Williams retire, U.S. women’s tennis will virtually retire with them.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 1:43 pm in American tennis, American Women, ATP, No. 1 ranking, Tennis, US Open, US Open Series, Wimbledon, WTA, WTA Tour, Year-End No. 1 | 113 Comments »

August 24th, 2008

Is Rafael Nadal Ready to Take New York?

There’s an age-old saying in the financial markets that the “trend is your friend.”

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:08 pm in No. 1 ranking, US Open | 108 Comments »

August 17th, 2008

Nadal Adds Olympic Gold to His Diet

Indeed, Rafael Nadal fans, go ahead and pop that champagne, can things get any better?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:19 am in No. 1 ranking, Olympics, US Open | 186 Comments »

August 16th, 2008

Federer Grabs Olympic Gold in Doubles; Djokovic Beats Blake for Singles Bronze

It may not have come in his preferred event, but in his third try Roger Federer finally has his Olympic gold medal.

Posted by Staff @ 2:43 pm in No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 105 Comments »

August 13th, 2008

Federer, Nadal, Williams Sisters All Just Three Wins From Gold

We are getting down to nitty-gritty across the way at the Beijing Olympics. Later today the quarterfinals get underway with a line-up loaded with star power.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:54 pm in No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 142 Comments »

August 12th, 2008

Federer Gets a Win over Rafael at Beijing Olympics

Okay. So it was the wrong Rafael. It wasn’t Rafael Nadal that Roger Federer beat 6-2, 6-4 earlier today at the Beijing Olympics second round. It was Rafael Arevalo.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:34 pm in No. 1 ranking, Olympics, Tennis, Tennis on TV, US Open, US Open Series | 91 Comments »

August 7th, 2008

Federer Bids for Olympic Tennis Gold in Beijing

I have to admit, I’m pretty lukewarm when it comes to pro tennis being part of the Olympics and the Beijing games which open tomorrow.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:46 am in No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 111 Comments »

August 3rd, 2008

Nadal Gets No. 1, Then Gets Clobbered by Djokovic; Jankovic New WTA No. 1?

First congratulations to Rafael Nadal and his legion of supporters. The Spaniard has waited a long, very long time to get the top of tennis and he’s finally done it.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:43 pm in Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking, Olympics, US Open, WTA, Year-End No. 1 | 65 Comments »

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ATP - Aug 24 WTA - Aug 24
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Simona Halep
3 Andy Murray3 Maria Sharapova
4 Kei Nishikori4 Caroline Wozniacki
5 Stan Wawrinka5 Petra Kvitova
6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
8 Rafael Nadal8 Karolina Pliskova
9 Marin Cilic9 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
10 Milos Raonic10 Carla Suarez Navarro
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