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August 22nd, 2017

Poll: Who’s Your Early Favorite To Win The US Open? I’ll Go With Roger Federer’s Bad Back

Yeah, Roger Federer’s playing. Yeah, so too is Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray as well. But this year’s US Open just feels more wide open than in the past. Sure you have 3 of the Big 4 as the favorites, but they just don’t feel like locks to win it. That’s because we’ve seen breakthroughs [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:41 pm in US Open | 9 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

Alexander Zverev: I’m Not Worried About Losing To Tiafoe, I Feel Better Than Ever Going Into The US Open

A loss in Cincinnati isn’t worrying to Alexander Zverev.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:58 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

August 17th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Rolls Past Gasquet; Tired Zverev Ousted By Tiafoe; Dimitrov-Delpo Thurs

Alexander Zverev is happy to get some rest.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Cincinnati | 19 Comments »

August 16th, 2017

Nadal, Zverev Open Play Wed In Cincinnati; Delpo Beats Berdych, Raonic Withdraws

Rafael Nadal opens his bid for a second Cincinnati title Wednesday night against Richard Gasquet.

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 am in Cincinnati | 56 Comments »

August 14th, 2017

7 Things I Think I Thought About Zverev’s Montreal Title, Federer’s Withdrawal From Cincy And No. 1

A Canadian Open recap and look aheads to Cincy and the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:56 pm in Canadian Open, Cincinnati, US Open, Year-End No. 1 | 34 Comments »

August 13th, 2017

Zverev Overpowers Hobbled Federer in ATP Montreal Final

“Winning two Masters 1000 titles in the same year is something amazing,” said Zverev. “I played well winning Washington and here. It’s something amazing, back-to-back weeks. I feel great. I feel like I’m playing some of the best tennis of my life.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis | 34 Comments »

August 13th, 2017

Zverev Ends Shapovalov’s Dream Canadian Open, Will Meet Federer in Sunday Final

It’s Roger Federer against Alexander Zverev in the Canadian Open final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:36 am in Canadian Open | 94 Comments »

August 12th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Headline ATP Cincinnati Field; Preview

Interesting starts for (9) Goffin vs. Kyrgios, (3) Thiem vs. the Fognini-Medvedev winner, (12) Bautista Agut vs. (WC) Donaldson, and (10) Berdych vs. Del Potro…

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Federer Reigns, But Canadian Wildcard Shapovalov Looms at ATP Montreal

“I think it pays off playing aggressive here in Montreal,” Federer said. “Plus I feel comfortable at the net so why not spend some time up there instead of slugging it out from the baseline?”

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Tennis | 68 Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Nadal Shocked By Shapovalov In Montreal; Federer Wins 17th Straight v Ferrer

Rafael Nadal lost to an 18-year-old at the Canadian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 2:00 am in Canadian Open | 23 Comments »

August 6th, 2017

Zverev Beats Anderson for 4th 2017 Title at Washington

“I feel like the longer the tournament gets, the better I start to play,” Zverev said.

Posted by Staff @ 6:59 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

August 6th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Lead Depleted Canadian Open Montreal Field; Will The Cup Be Roger’s Again?

Sean Randall previews the Montreal Canadian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:55 am in Canadian Open | 78 Comments »

August 4th, 2017

Nishikori Stops Del Potro’s DC Streak At 2am; Roanic, Zverev Advance But Thiem, Dimitrov Out

They played until 2am Thursday night in Washington.

Posted by Staff @ 10:08 am in Washington | 2 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

July 9th, 2017

Federer v Dimitrov, Raonic v Zverev; Azarenka v Halep; Wimbledon Monday Picks And Pans

The so-called “Best Day in Tennis” takes place Monday at Wimbledon. While the schedule is loaded with all 32 players left in the men’s and women’s draws, it can be the most “Annoying Day in Tennis” because you can’t possibly watch everything! And there’s a lot to see. And instead of just men, I’ll just [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:08 pm in Wimbledon | 209 Comments »