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April 28th, 2018

Cilic Defending Champion, Tomic Back Next Week at ATP Istanbul; Preview

Cilic is the lone former champion in the field, in last year’s final defeating Milos Raonic.

Posted by Staff @ 5:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

February 19th, 2018

Thiem Tames Bedene for ATP Argentina Open Title

“When you win a tournament it’s good news, because we’re used to losing more than winning,” said a philosophical Thiem afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 12:11 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 17th, 2018

New No. 1 Federer To Face Dimitrov For Rotterdam Title

Roger Federer will seek a 97th title on Sunday in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 9:19 pm in Rotterdam | 34 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Isner, Johnson Wave American Flag at ATP Winston-Salem; Preview

Wildcards were awarded to Gulbis, Cyprus’ Petros Chrysochos, Coric, and American Taylor Fritz…

Posted by Staff @ 7:30 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

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 »

May 17th, 2017

Murray’s Misery Mounts, Falls To Fognini In Rome; Nadal Wednesday

Andy Murray’s slump deepens.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Rome | 69 Comments »

May 1st, 2017

Pouille Party as Frenchman Wins 1st ATP Claycourt Title at Budapest

France’s 23-year-old Lucas Pouille is having a coming-out party on clay this season, highlighted by his first career claycourt title on Sunday at the Gazprom Hungarian Open in Budapest.

Posted by Staff @ 12:22 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 29th, 2017

Thiem Picks Up First Career Win Over A No. 1, Spoils Nadal-Murray Final In Barcelona

There won’t be a Rafael Nadal-Andy Murray final in Barcelona.

Posted by Staff @ 11:43 pm in Barcelona | 17 Comments »

July 10th, 2016

Ferrer Leads Bastad; Johnson on Grass at Newport; ATP Previews

Rafael Nadal (currently injured) beat Fognini in last year’s final…Leo Mayer (2014) is the only former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in ATP, Tennis | Comments Off

April 14th, 2016

Aljaz Bedene Says Rafael Nadal’s Forehand Is Now A Weakness!

Aljaz Bedene has an explanation why Rafael Nadal has struggled.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:04 am in Monte Carlo | 8 Comments »

January 10th, 2015

Federer Tames Dimitrov, Seeks 1000th Career Win Against Raonic In Brisbane Final; Berdych Baffles In Doha

Roger Federer is one win from No. 1000, will he beat Milos Raonic in the Sunday Brisbane final to get it?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:30 pm in Brisbane, Doha | 64 Comments »