The X Blog - Dysfunctional Tennis Blogging at its Finest

Archive for the 'Tennis' Category

June 17th, 2017

Early Test for Murray, Others in Loaded Field at Aegon/Queen’s Club; ATP Preview

Former champs in the field are Murray (2016-15,’13,’11,’09), Dimitrov (2014), Cilic (2012), and Querrey (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Grass season, Tennis | 89 Comments »

June 11th, 2017

Cibulkova, Konta Lead WTA Grasscourt Debut Week; Previews

Konta the lone Top 10 representative…Interesting starts for (4) Riske vs. (WC) Watson, and (6) Rogers vs. Vekic (winner to possibly meet (WC) Robson)…

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 11th, 2017

Federer Back with Doozy of a Draw on Grass at Stuttgart; ATP Previews

(1) Roger Federer could start against (WC) Haas? What is it with these two and grass each year?

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 65 Comments »

June 10th, 2017

Ostapenko Stuns Halep for 1st WTA Title at French Open

“Congrats to Simona you had a great week and it was really tough for me,” Ostapenko told the crowd and Halep after the final. “I hope you have a great rest of the season.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:48 am in French Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »

June 8th, 2017

Halep, Teenager Ostapenko Advance to French Final, No. 1 on the Line

“I feel like I have more experience,” Halep said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:34 pm in French Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

June 7th, 2017

French Open Women’s Semis Set: Pliskova vs. Halep to Determine No. 1

“I said that the match is lost…That’s it. It’s over,” Halep said afterwards. “And then I started to feel more relaxed, maybe because I thought it’s finished.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in French Open, Tennis | 21 Comments »

June 7th, 2017

Djokovic Mentally Bails at French Open; Nadal, Thiem Book Semifinal

“All and all, I think it was decided in the first set,” Djokovic said after the match. “He deserved to win. He was definitely the better player on court today.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:05 pm in French Open, Tennis | 33 Comments »

June 6th, 2017

Bacsinszky, Ostapenko Set Up Unlikely Semifinal After Rain; Loaded Backed-up Schedule Wednesday at French Open

“It was really difficult because we had all the seasons rolled into one today,” Bacsinszky said of a day that saw rain and hail. “We had a sand storm, a hurricane and we almost had snow too. It was really tough to keep my concentration all day long…

Posted by Staff @ 5:28 pm in French Open, Tennis | No Comments »

June 6th, 2017

Halep, Svitolina Line Up Popcorn Match; Mladenovic on Court Tuesday at Roland Garros

The No. 3-seeded Halep routed No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1, and the No. 5 Svitolina came from a set down to beat unseeded Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 12:04 am in French Open, Tennis | 18 Comments »

June 5th, 2017

Murray Lines Up Nishikori; Nadal, Djokovic Featured Tuesday at French Open

“I think today was probably the best I have played overall,” Murray said afterwards. “It was difficult conditions. It was pretty windy out there. Each match I feel like I played better. I have hit the ball cleaner and started to see the right shots at the right moments. I’ve come a long way the last 10 days or so.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:50 pm in French Open, Tennis | 26 Comments »

June 5th, 2017

June Off-Topic Thread

Off topic talk for June.

Posted by Staff @ 9:16 am in Tennis | 14 Comments »

June 4th, 2017

Upset Central as Muguruza, 5 Seeds Exit at French Open

No. 4 seed and defending champion Garbine Muguruza, No. 8 and former champ Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 10 Venus Williams, No. 17 Anastasija Sevastova, and No. 23 Sam Stosur were all upended by lower ranked opponents, completely opening up the draw on the women’s side.

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 pm in French Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 4th, 2017

Djokovic, Thiem Set Meeting; Murray v Khachanov Monday at French Open

“I hope [coach] Andre [Agassi] only saw the second and third sets,” Djokovic joked in his post-match interview.

Posted by Staff @ 8:23 pm in French Open, Tennis | 22 Comments »

June 3rd, 2017

Halep Happy; Kuzy vs. Woz Sunday at French Open

“It was a very high standard of tennis,” Halep said. “Even if I won the first set 6-0, I knew the second one was going to be tougher. She’s always a very tough opponent. I’m really happy with the way I played today.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 pm in French Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 2nd, 2017

Nadal and Raonic Cruise, Djokovic Bends But Doesn’t Break at French Open

“Today was one of the best matches I have ever played, without a doubt,” said Nadal, who will next meet No. 17-seeded countryman Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 5:33 pm in French Open, Tennis | 32 Comments »