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January 24th, 2016

Djokovic, Berdych Survive 5-Set Scares, Federer Barely Breaks Sweat in Oz

“I know exactly what I was doing, but I won’t say it. I had a plan,” the Frenchman said.

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 130 Comments »

January 24th, 2016

Serena v Maria Comes to Pass with Wins Sunday at Australian Open

Sharapova said her boatload of unforced errors, 46, was just part of the plan of being aggressive against Bencic.

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Murray v Tomic Next on Aussie Radar; Djokovic, Federer Up Sunday; X-Notes

Isner is 1-6 career against Ferrer. The winner of the match-up will meet the Murray-Tomic victor in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 66 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Muguruza Muggled; Serena, Maria Featured Sunday at Australian Open

Muguruza pitched in with 32 unforced errors to Strycova’s 16. The Czech will next face the streaking No. 14 seed Victoria Azarenka, who put down a challenge from Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 22nd, 2016

Djokovic, Federer Cruise; Berdych Stops Kyrgios Show at Australian Open

Berdych remained calm and composed while Kyrgios, who raced to a 6-1 third-set win, was seemingly rattled by every potential distraction, including at one point music that could be heard from another court.

Posted by Staff @ 8:26 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 71 Comments »

January 21st, 2016

Azarenka Putting Players on Notice, But Tricky Opponent Next at Australian Open

“Just heard she has some big — a big serve and big shots, yeah,” said Azarenka, who admitted she knew little about her opponent.

Posted by Staff @ 7:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | No Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Opinion: Taking a Dump on Match Fixing, On-Court Coaching; Plus Tennis-X Notes

It’s tennis, not a goddam golf match where you need a caddy telling you the distance to the hole.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:34 pm in Tennis | 58 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Men’s Seeds Cruise, Federer Sets Up ‘Baby Fed’ Meeting at Australian Open

If the women’s side at the Australian Open has been a bubbling cauldron of uncertainty, injuries and upsets, the men’s side has been a peaceful stroll through the Aussie bush collecting flowers and occasionally stopping to solo on the didgeridoo.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Australian Open Women’s Day 3 Carnage: Slam Winners Kvitova, Kuznetsova Out

“It was unreal,” said the 21-year-old recent Russian-turned-Australian.

Posted by Staff @ 8:10 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 19th, 2016

Halep, Venus Added to Rash of Seeded Exits at Australian Open

“She had confidence,” said Halep, who was not brimming with such. “She had three matches here already in the quallies. Yeah, she didn’t have fear…But I think I let her play her best tennis. I didn’t hit very strong and I didn’t hit with good strength…I had many problems in this period before coming here, so I can say that I am a little bit down mentally because I was very sick home. Then I came here with Achilles again. So it’s tough to be positive, 100%, and try everything.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 12 Comments »

January 19th, 2016

Nadal Shocked, Wawrinka Gets Worm at Australian Open

“Always a tough opponent,” the Swiss said. “Play him last year in Tokyo. Tough match. He’s always playing good. He qualifies or qualifying here, I think. Quite fast surface, so he should serve and volley, playing flat. All depends little bit how I’m going to play. If I’m serving well, playing well, aggressive, hopefully I can made it through.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:28 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 48 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

Djokovic Still Darling; Paire Rips Rubin After Loss at Australian Open; X-Notes

“I played against a not-good player, but I was very bad today so that’s it, I lost,” Paire said. “I didn’t know him, and after this match, I said, yes, he’s not a good player.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 210 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Wins, 7 Seeds Don’t; Stephens Rants on Day 1 at Australian Open

“After Auckland everyone was like ‘Oh, we can support Sloane again because she’s playing good and she’s looking good and we need to get back on that bandwagon because we kind of abandoned her,’” said Stephens, who has 36 unforced errors, or two per game, over two sets. “And then you lose and they go back to ‘She doesn’t work hard, she’s not committed, she doesn’t love the game.’

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 16th, 2016

Upset Expert Cornet Beats Bouchard for WTA Hobart, Targets Halep

For Bouchard, who had a disastrous 2015 campaign which included suing the US Open after a slip and fall in the locker room, it was her first trip to a final since the 2014 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:42 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 16th, 2016

Sick Sock Sucks, Then Succumbs in ATP Auckland Final

Sock said playing deeper into his ilness was like “an out of body experience,” adding, “I don’t feel like I’m really here.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:23 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »