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August 11th, 2015

Andy Murray Not Concerned About The New Baby Impacting His Career

Ahead of his first round match tonight against Tommy Robredo, Andy Murray talked to the assembled press Monday in Montreal revealing his excitement over news wife Kim Sears in pregnant with their first child.

“I’m not concerned about the impact it’s going to have on my career,” said Murray. “I’m more focused on the baby being healthy. It’s very exciting news for [Kim and I], and we feel so lucky. At the same time it’s private news and something we hope …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:38 am in Canadian Open | 3 Comments »

August 11th, 2015

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Milos Raonic On Court Today In Montreal

After successful doubles debuts Monday, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray open play today in Montreal. Yesterday, the two along with Rafael Nadal, all won their doubles first round matches. And Murray will now play his brother Jamie in the second round of the competition.

“I’ve never played my brother since we became professionals,” said Andy who partnered with Leander Paes. “We obviously played a lot against each other in juniors, in a lot of local competitions or competitions around Great Britain, …

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 am in Canadian Open | 71 Comments »

August 11th, 2015

Venus Falls In Rainy Toronto; Serena, Bouchard Open Summer Hardcourt Campaigns Today

The matchup of two of the biggest servers in the women’s game turned out to be a dud as 2014 finalist Venus Williams was crushed last night by Sabine Lisicki 6-0, 6-3 in the first round of the WTA premier event in Toronto.

“It’s always tough after a rain delay like that. You don’t know if you’re ever going to get on the court,” Lisicki said. “It was also such a tough match-up against Venus – it’s always a pleasure to …

Posted by Staff @ 9:05 am in Canadian Open | No Comments »

August 10th, 2015

The Summer Break Is Over And Novak Djokovic Is Ready To Win More Titles [Video]

Novak Djokovic is thrilled to have won a third Wimbledon during one of his best six-month periods of his career. But the World No. 1 isn’t content, he wants more titles.

“It’s one of the things tennis has taught me and any other player, is to not spend too much time celebrating and reflecting on the success that you had,” Djokovic said. “It’s all the past. Obviously I was very proud of winning Wimbledon but now is the time to get …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:53 pm in Canadian Open | 29 Comments »

August 10th, 2015

Serena Williams Shows Off Insane Flexibility In New York Magazine Issue

Still working on that toe point @gqlew

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:19 pm in US Open | 5 Comments »

August 10th, 2015

Petra Kvitova Was Diagnosed With Mono A Week Ago

WTA Petra Kvitova was diagnosed with mono last week. However, the Czech who just won her second Wimbledon title last month, has been cleared by doctors.

“[After Wimbledon] I spent a few days off in Monaco as a vacation and then I was trying to practice a little bit,” Kvitova explained. “Unfortunately I found out I was diagnosed with mono. So it’s going to be a little tougher for me to practice in a good way.

“I was just tested and probably …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:09 pm in Canadian Open, Injuries | 3 Comments »

August 10th, 2015

Defending Champion Tsonga v Coric, Monfils v Fognini Monday In Montreal; Venus v Lisicki In Toronto

Opening day at the Canadian open features quite a line-up across two cities. The men are in Montreal with 18 of the Top 20 playing (only Roger Federer and David Ferrer are absent).

Today’s schedule includes defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga against 18-year-old Borna Coric. Also, Tsonga’s countryman Gael Monfils will take on Fabio Fognini is what should quite the entertaining affair.

The last year stunned four Top 10 players including Federer in the final to win in Toronto.

The field is led …

Posted by Staff @ 10:50 am in Canadian Open | 22 Comments »

August 10th, 2015

Frances Tiafoe Beats Stefan Kozlov In 5 Sets To Take Kalamazoo 18s, Wins US Open Wildcard

The US Boys national 18s in Kalamazoo, MI yesterday went the distance Sunday with top seed Frances Tiafoe taking the title over Stefan Kozlov 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4. The 17-year-old Tiafoe also gets a main draw spot at the US Open with the title.

It’s over. I have a wild card draw to the U.S. Open. I don’t have to play tennis anymore,” Tiafoe told Mlive after the four hour plus final. “I had so many things going …

Posted by Staff @ 10:20 am in US Open | No Comments »

August 10th, 2015

Angelique Kerber Outlast Karolina Pliskova For Fourth Title Of The Year In Stanford

Angelique Kerber stayed hot in the finals this year winning her fourth title in as many months beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to win her first Stanford title.

Kerber, who lost to Serena Williams in the 2014 final, ties Serena for the most titles this season on the WTA with four.

“I want to say well done to Karolina for a great week,” Kerber said. “We always have tough battles when we play each other – you’re a great tennis player …

Posted by Staff @ 10:07 am in Stanford | No Comments »

August 10th, 2015

Sloane Stephens Captures First Career WTA Title In Washington

Sloane Stephens is finally a title winner. The 22-year-old American had never reached a final before until Washington, and in her first title match she played some of her best tennis walloping Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-2.

“It’s great to win this first title – I haven’t even thought about my next goal yet,” Stephens said. “First I’m going to celebrate, though! I’m going to the Ethiopian restaurant I’ve been going to all week.

“Last year I was going through a learning process. …

Posted by Staff @ 9:59 am in Washington | No Comments »

August 10th, 2015

Kei Nishikori Denies John Isner For First Washington Title

Kei Nishikori rallied from a set down to turn away John Isner to capture his first title in Washington 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. The Japanese also avenged a loss to Isner in Miami earlier this year.

“I’m very happy to win after losing the first set. I came back really well so I’m very happy to win today,” said Nishikori who improved to 13-3 this year in deciding sets and has won 34 of his last 40 when it goes the distance.

Nishikori …

Posted by Staff @ 9:52 am in Washington | No Comments »

August 8th, 2015

Isner v Nishikori in ATP Washington Final

Kei Nishikori and John Isner both advanced into the Citi Open final in Washington, D.C. on Saturday with extra effort on both parts.

Nishikori got revenge for his loss to Marin Cilic in last year’s US Open final, winning 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

“It was really tough, because he was playing really good tennis in the beginning,” said Nishikori. “It’s a good to win against a Top 10 player and especially after our battle at the US Open. I hope I can keep …

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.

World No. 2 Maria Sharapova is the only top player not participating, citing a leg strain.

Former No. 1s Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Jankovic are positioned to do damage to the top seeds, as is former US Open winner Sam Stosur.

Toronto, Canada; …

Posted by Staff @ 6:12 pm in Canadian Open, Tennis, Toronto | No Comments »

August 8th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Questions A Line Call During Practice [Video]

Just for fun, Novak Djokovic questioned a winner of the racquet of 26-year-old Philip Bester yesterday during a practice session in Montreal.

Bester slapped what looked like a backhand winner, but the World No. 1 wasn’t convinced so he took a closer, “Hawk-Eye” like look at the mark.

Sounds like the Canadian Bester got the point. “Home cooking”, joked Novak.

Djokovic is the top seed at the event. In his first match since his third Wimbledon title, he …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:24 am in Videos | 11 Comments »

August 8th, 2015

Maria Sharapova Withdraws From The Canadian Open

A right leg strain has forced World No. 2 Maria Sharapova out of the Canadian Open which begins in Toronto Monday. The Russian was a finalist at the event in 2009 losing to countrywoman Elena Dementieva.

Sharapova lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals. Recently, her and longtime boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov broke up.

Sharapova is expected to return in 10 days for Cincinnati….

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in Injuries | 3 Comments »

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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
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