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August 19th, 2012

Preview: Roddick, Radwanska Among Strong Fields Week Before US Open

Wozniacki is the lone returning champion, trying to win her fifth straight New Haven Open. A win this year for Wozniacki would put her in rarified company, as only three players have won a tournament title five years in a row — Chris Evert (Charleston), Steffi Graf (Hamburg), and Martina Navratilova (Eastbourne, Wimbledon and Chicago).

Posted by Staff @ 2:38 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 11th, 2012

Federer, Djokovic, Serena Headline Cincinnati Tennis: Previews

the Top 8 seeds receive first round byes, and tough openers include (15) Kohlschreiber vs. (WC) Baker, winner to meet the Harrison vs. Tomic victor; (10) Fish vs. F-Lo, (8) Monaco possibly vs. The Worm 2nd rd., (4) Ferrer possibly vs. Wawrinka 2nd rd., (14) Nishikori vs. Granoller, winner to possibly meet (WC) Blake; (11) Simon vs. Baghdatis, winner to meet Raonic vs. Gasquet victor; (6) Del Potro vs. Nalbandian/Haas winner, (9) Isner vs. Viktor Troicki, victor to face (WC) Hewitt vs. Mikhail Youzhny winner; (3) Murray possibly opening vs. (WC) Querrey, and (13) Dolgopolov vs. Davydenko

Posted by Staff @ 10:22 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 10th, 2012

Nadal Chokes On Blue Dirt In Stunning Loss; Federer, Djokovic Cruise; Sharapova v Serena Friday

Irrespective of court color or surface speed, Rafael Nadal cannot blow a two-break, 5-2 set lead to a guy he’s beaten all 13 times. But that’s exactly what happened to Rafa today in a stunning loss at the Madrid Tennis Masters. Nadal choked twice serving for the match in the third set allowing Madrid resident [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:34 pm in Tennis | 334 Comments »

April 18th, 2012

Nadal Wins 38th Straight In Monte Carlo, Ferrer Upset; Djokovic Faces Dolgopolov Thursday

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic rolled in their clay openers, while David Ferrer wasn’t as fortunate.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:50 pm in Monte Carlo | 114 Comments »

March 14th, 2012

Rafael Nadal: Dolgopolov Is A Crazy Player

Rafael Nadal calls Alexandr Dolgopolov a crazy player.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:59 pm in Indian Wells | 6 Comments »

January 20th, 2012

Tomic The Story; Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Breeze; Americans Ousted During Week One At Australian Open

Bernard Tomic steals week one at the Australian Open; Federer, Nadal, Djokovic look good.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:27 pm in Australian Open | 92 Comments »

January 6th, 2012

Murray Tackles Tomic In Brisbane; It’s All French After Federer, Nadal Exit Doha

Andy Murray and Bernard Tomic meet in an intriguing semifinal at Brisbane tonight.

Posted by Staff @ 11:07 pm in Brisbane, Doha | 72 Comments »

July 31st, 2011

Serena Seeks First Title in a Year; Fish v. Gulbis in LA Final

Serena Williams bids for her first title in over a year in Stanford.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:40 am in Los Angeles, Stanford | 39 Comments »

May 9th, 2011

Roddick Gets Roughed Up in Rome; Murray, Sharapova Tuesday; Del Potro Tear

Andy Roddick’s tough European clay season continued today in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Rome | 19 Comments »

April 9th, 2011

No Djokovic in Monte Carlo Where Nadal, Federer Begin Clay Season

With Novak Djokovic sidelined, are we heading for a Rafael Nadal v. Roger Federer final in Monte Carlo?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:28 am in Monte Carlo | 93 Comments »

March 24th, 2011

Milos Raonic and Friends: The Future or Typical Over-Hype?

Milos Raonic wins hSan Jose and all of the sudden he’s the future of tennis?

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 4:09 pm in ATP, No. 1 ranking, Tennis | 42 Comments »

January 26th, 2011

‘Rafa Slam’ Dunked by Ferrer; Clijsters v Zvonareva at Australian Open

“I felt a little bit tired and heavy out there today, but I fought well and stayed really focused, and tried not to lose too much energy on getting frustrated and things like that,” Clijsters said. “Everything has to be better. The serving, the returning, the unforced errors… everything. But I’m in the semifinals and I don’t feel I’ve played my best tennis, so that’s a good thing.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 am in Tennis | 90 Comments »

January 26th, 2011

Injured Nadal Exits Australian Open, Leaves Ferrer to Meet Murray in SF

An injury hit Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:34 am in Australian Open | 27 Comments »

January 25th, 2011

Alexandr Dolgopolov Eats a Hot Dog [Video]

Alexandr Dolgopolov eats a hot dog, discusses his hair.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:23 pm in Australian Open, Videos | 3 Comments »

January 24th, 2011

Healthy Nadal, Murray into Australian Open Quarters; Dolgopolov Stuns Soderling

The quarterfinals begin at the Australian Open with Federer v. Wawrinka and Berdych v. Djokovic.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:26 am in Australian Open | 392 Comments »