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August 22nd, 2016

Cilic Wins Cincinnati; What Does Andy Murray’s Loss Mean?

Cilic, on the the other hand, has also thrown himself into the mix as an outside contender for a second US Open win. In the Sunday final he turned around from a late-night semifinal win to out-hit Murray approximately 12 hours later 6-4, 7-5 for this first Masters-level title.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:10 am in Cincinnati | 40 Comments »

August 21st, 2016

Streaking Murray Beats Raonic, Beats The Rain To Reach 3rd Cincinnati Final And Face Cilic

Andy Murray will bid for his third Cincinnati title and fourth straight this summer.

Posted by Staff @ 12:05 am in Cincinnati | 45 Comments »

August 19th, 2016

Murray Tops Tomic, Big-Serving Raonic Next on Saturday at Cincinnati; Cilic-Dimitrov In Other SF

I’ve spent a lot of time with [coach] John [McEnroe] talking about various different things he think I need to improve when I come forward, angles to cover, what other guys can and cannot do. I think I’ve made good progress there.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 pm in Cincinnati | 15 Comments »

August 19th, 2016

Murray Slogs Through Anderson To Win 600th, Nadal Ousted By Coric, Nishikori Falls In Cincinnati

The quarterfinals are set in Cincinnati and Andy Murray is the only former champion left.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Cincinnati | 48 Comments »

August 17th, 2016

Andy Murray: It Was Amazing To Win A Gold Medal, But It Was Really Hard

Andy Murray returns to the site of his first career Masters title.

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 am in Cincinnati | 4 Comments »

August 17th, 2016

Rain Ravages Cincinnati, First Round Matches Still To Be Completed; Murray, Nadal Wednesday

Ran soaked the Cincinnati event creating a backlog of matches for Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:09 am in Cincinnati | 14 Comments »

August 15th, 2016

Cincinnati Men’s Draw Preview: Who’s Playing? Andy Murray? Rafael Nadal? Kei Nishikori?

Sean Randall previews the Cincinnati draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:02 am in Cincinnati | 11 Comments »

August 14th, 2016

Andy Murray Wins Historic Second Olympic Gold, Denies Juan Martin Del Potro In Rio

Andy Murray is the first 2-time Olympic singles gold medalist.

Posted by Staff @ 11:18 pm in Olympics | 43 Comments »

August 13th, 2016

Del Potro Outlasts Nadal In Rio Epic, Will Face Fresh Murray For Olympic Gold; Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall previews the men’s gold medal singles match from Rio.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:05 pm in Olympics | 95 Comments »

August 13th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro v Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori v Andy Murray; Rio Olympics Men’s SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall makes his picks for the semifinals a the Rio Olympics.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:00 am in Olympics | 103 Comments »

August 12th, 2016

Murray, Del Potro Author Comebacks At Rio Olympics; Nadal Says No To Mixed, Stays Perfect In Singles

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal have each won 9 straight singles matches at the Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Olympics | 53 Comments »

August 10th, 2016

Rain Washes Out Play At Rio Olympics; Rafael Nadal Faced With Winning 10 Matches In Four Days!

Rafael Nadal will now have to win 10 matches in four days to win 4 gold medals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in Olympics | 50 Comments »

August 9th, 2016

Andy Murray Continues Gold Medal March In Rio; Rafael Nadal Plays Three Matches Wednesday!

Rafael Nadal will have to play three matches Wednesday in three different events.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in Olympics | 27 Comments »

August 8th, 2016

Del Potro Wins Again In Rio, Tsonga Upset, Djokovic Loses In Doubles; Murray, Nadal Return Tuesday

Juan Martin del Potro backed up his Sunday night shocker over Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 pm in Olympics | 63 Comments »

August 8th, 2016

Del Potro Stuns Djokovic At Rio Olympics; Nadal, Murray Sharp In Wins

Novak Djokovic will have to wait another four years to win something that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have.

Posted by Staff @ 12:05 am in Olympics | 75 Comments »