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April 20th, 2014

Bryans, Vekic Claim Tennis Titles; Fed Cup Shockers

The French send the U.S. out of the World Group I for 2015 behind singles wins by France’s Caroline Garcia over Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys, and Garcia winning the doubles with veteran Virginie Razzano over the doubles-challenged Keys/Stephens. France was 1-12 against the U.S. entering the tie.

Posted by Staff @ 9:11 pm in Fed Cup, Monte Carlo, Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 20th, 2014

Nadal in Barcelona, Sharapova in Stuttgart: Previews

Notes: Eight-time winner Rafael Nadal heads the field, and after a bye likely starts against Davydenko…(14) Marcel Granollers after a bye likely starts against The Worm…Wildcards went to Argentine Facundo Arguelleo, and Spaniards Roberto Carballes Baena, Inigo Cervantes, Daniel Gimeno-Traver…Withdrawing from the event were Pablo Andujar, Federico Delbonis, Richard Gasquet, Ivo Karlovic and Juan Monaco…David Ferrer is 0-4 in Barcelona finals…Fabio Fognini has never won a match in Barcelona (0-4)…Nadal beat Almagro in last year’s all-Spanish final…The two-time champ Bryan brothers are the top seeds in the doubles…Former singles champs in the field are Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Robredo (2004), and Verdasco (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 1:48 am in Tennis | 10 Comments »

April 7th, 2014

Isner Headlines Houston; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: (7) Hewitt likely to meet Querrey 2nd rd., and (8) Karlovic opens against Sock…Wildcards went to Marcos Baghdatis and Americans Steve Johnson and Rhyne Williams…Pulling from the event were Pablo Cuevas, Alejandro Falla, Bradley Klahn, and Janko Tipsarevic…Isner beat Almagro in last year’s final…The Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles…Returning champs in the field are Isner (2013), Monaco (2012), Hewitt (2009) and Karlovic (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 1:20 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 21st, 2014

Federer, Djokovic Headline The Day In Miami; Defending Champion Murray On At Night

It’s a big Friday in Miami today with Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer all in action.

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 am in Miami | 43 Comments »

March 17th, 2014

Preview: Serena Williams Ready to Sizzle in Miami?

It was rumored that Serena (and Venus) were going to embrace the “Forgive and forget” message, inspired by the late Nelson Mandela and her Serena’s Jehovah’s Witness religion, but in the end — didn’t happen.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:54 pm in Miami, Sony Open, Tennis | 7 Comments »

March 16th, 2014

Djokovic, Pennetta, Bryans Win Indian Wells Titles

“As I said before the match today, very few points will decide a winner, and that’s what happened,” Djokovic said. “I needed to really be in the top of my game and very concentrated the last moment in order to win. That’s what I’ve done. Very proud of my achievements during this tournament.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Indian Wells | 13 Comments »

March 14th, 2014

Indian Wells Friday Picks And Pans: Will Isner Out-Blast Gulbis? Is Djokovic Back To Good?

Will we see Novak Djokovic-John Isner semifinal for the second time in three years at Indian Wells on Saturday?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:34 pm in Indian Wells | 73 Comments »

March 9th, 2014

Djokovic Eases Into Indian Wells 3rd RD As Berdych, Tsonga Slump; Federer, Nadal Return Monday

Three of the top men were bounced out of Indian Wells on Sunday – Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, leaving Novak Djokovic as an even bigger favorite in the bottom half.

Posted by Staff @ 11:12 pm in Indian Wells | 121 Comments »

March 9th, 2014

Nadal Tested; Djokovic, Isner on Sunday at Indian Wells

“With my serve I was doing nothing,” Nadal said. “When that happens, the opponent is able to play more aggressive, play more confident and in the end, eight double faults, I give him an opportunity to win a lot of free points. I was a little bit scared for the back. I am not feeling 100 percent confident with my serve. But probably that match is going to help me understand that I can start to serve normal again.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:34 am in Indian Wells | 73 Comments »

March 8th, 2014

Azarenka Goes Down in Sobbing Mess at BNP Indian Wells; Federer, Nadal Open Play Saturday

“It didn’t phase me much because I was really trying to focus on myself,” Davis said of the Azarenka show. “I really put the emphasis on my fitness…I really enjoy it, I love the sport and working hard.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:51 am in Indian Wells | 2 Comments »

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Rankings
ATP - Apr 21 WTA - Apr 21
1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 David Ferrer5 Simona Halep
6 Tomas Berdych6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Milos Raonic9 Maria Sharapova
10 John Isner10 Dominika Cibulkova
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