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September 2nd, 2015

Djokovic, Serena Right Ships Wed. at US Open; Tennis-X Notes

ESPN commentator John McEnroe derided Nadal for being “pushed around” in the match, but Nadal says he is happy with his progress from a summer season where he failed to win a U.S. summer hardcourt match for the second year in a row.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Tennis, US Open | 141 Comments »

September 1st, 2015

Federer, Murray Roll; Women’s Upsets Continue Tuesday at US Open

Safarova made for almost half of the Top 10 seeds going out the first two days.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Tennis, US Open | 162 Comments »

August 31st, 2015

Defending R-up Nishikori, Lots o’ Women Seeds Out Day 1 at US Open

Kei Nishikori, who has struggled with hip problems this summer, made a quick exit from the US Open on Monday. The defending runner-up and No. 4 seed fell to France’s Benoit Paire 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 11:42 pm in Tennis | 120 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »

August 23rd, 2015

Federer, Serena Win Cincy and Favorites Status Entering US Open

Confidence oozed from Federer during his 7-6(1), 6-3 win over Djokovic in the Cincinnati final on Sunday. The pressure was on Djokovic to complete the “Masters Slam” by winning Cincinnati, but he crumbled/tanked to 0-5 career in Cincinnati finals.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:46 pm in Cincinnati, Tennis, US Open | 68 Comments »

August 22nd, 2015

Halep, 5 of Top 10 in New Haven; WTA/ATP Previews

Notes: Five of the Top 10 in New Haven this week…Lots of floating talent…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough starts for (8) Errani vs. Mladenovic, (6) Bacsinszky vs. Garcia, the slumping (7) Radwanska vs. the booming Vandeweghe, and (2) Kvitova vs. Keys…Wildcards were awarded to Wozniacki, Radwanska, Alison Riske and Lucie Safarova…Withdrawing from the event were Belinda Bencic, Ekaterina Makarova and Sloane Stephens…

Posted by Staff @ 4:43 pm in New Haven, Tennis, Winston-Salem | 3 Comments »

August 16th, 2015

Murray Upsets No. 1 Djokovic, Bencic Wins in Canadian Finals

In the hot and humid conditions in Toronto Bencic completed a week of upsets that included wins over former world No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic, and in the semifinals world No. 1 Serena Williams.

Posted by Staff @ 7:04 pm in Tennis, Toronto | 39 Comments »

August 16th, 2015

Cincinnati Previews: Federer, Serena Must Step to Challenges

All the big dogs take to the court on both the men’s and women’s sides in Cincinnati, which sees defending champ Roger Federer return to the court after skipping Montreal last week.

Posted by Special @ 1:10 pm in Cincinnati, Tennis | 17 Comments »

August 15th, 2015

Serena vs. Streaking Bencic in Toronto Semis; Djokovic and Chardy Save MPs

Unseeded Swiss Belinda Bencic continued her breakthrough tournament on Friday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, upsetting No. 5 seed Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-2 to set up a semifinal meeting with world No. 1 Serena Williams.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Tennis | 105 Comments »

August 12th, 2015

8 Top 10 Players Exit Wednesday at ATP Montreal, WTA Toronto

No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, No. 5 Tomas Berdych, No. 6 Marin Cilic, No. 9 Gilles Simon, No. 14 Grigor Dimitrov and No. 15 Gael Monfils were all shown the exit, with unseeded Americans and Aussies doing the majority of the upset damage.

Posted by Staff @ 11:29 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

August 8th, 2015

Isner v Nishikori in ATP Washington Final

Isner dropped 30 aces and won 85 percent of first serve points. He finished runner-up in Washington, D.C. in 2007 (l. to Andy Roddick) and 2013 (l. to Juan Martin Del Potro).

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Tennis | 74 Comments »

August 8th, 2015

Serena Williams and 16 of Top 17 at WTA Toronto; Tennis-X Notes

Sixteen of the Top 17 turn out this coming week for the Rogers Cup in Toronto, where world No. 1 Serena Williams will test the right elbow injury that has forced her to withdraw from her last two tournaments.

Posted by Staff @ 6:12 pm in Canadian Open, Tennis, Toronto | Comments Off

August 8th, 2015

Isner, Nishikori Headed Toward Final Meeting at Citi Open

“He takes really big cuts on the ball and if I miss my spot he really likes pace,” Isner said of Berankis. “He did it one time in the third set as well. He just caught fire and was swinging away. I didn’t panic because it was one set to go. I could have very easily lost that [second] set in a tiebreaker so it was all good.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:59 am in Tennis | 17 Comments »

August 3rd, 2015

Something Smells Bad, and It’s the WTA 125K Series

After raising the WTA/ITF/Whatever trophy, Jankovic said, “I would really like to come back next year,” which is player code for, ‘I’d like you to again give me a truckload of under-the-table appearance money to come here again next year.’

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:17 pm in Tennis, WTA, WTA Tour | 15 Comments »

August 2nd, 2015

Isner Joins 3-Peat Club at Atlanta

Isner is the eighth player to win three titles in a row on the ATP World Tour, joining Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori and Lleyton Hewitt.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

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