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May 30th, 2016

Players Won’t Get ATP Or WTA Rankings Points At The Olympics, Reaction Is Mixed

Players voice their thoughts on the removal of ranking points at the Olympics.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:04 pm in French Open, Olympics | 3 Comments »

May 29th, 2016

Richard Gasquet Brings Parisians to Feet with Kei Nishikori Upset at French Open; Novak Djokovic Monday

“I think it was a very important time for me to stop because I was playing not good, I was playing far from the baseline and very slow…I knew that if I wanted to beat this guy, I needed to play very, very deep and very fast, because he’s playing with big rhythm. If I’m playing short like I did in Rome and Madrid, I have no chance to win.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:11 pm in French Open, Tennis | 8 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Andy Murray Has Short Day, Lines Up John Isner Next at French Open; Djokovic, Tsonga Saturday

“Everything that I did today was pretty high-level,” said Wawrinka, who will next face No. 22 Viktor Troicki, who on Friday beat No. 16 Gilles Simon in straight sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:00 pm in French Open, Tennis | 118 Comments »

May 26th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Win Easy; Marathon Man Murray Up Friday at French Open, Krygios-Gasquet

“The only thing I know is that I have reached the third round,” Nadal said.

Posted by Staff @ 7:13 pm in ATP, French Open | 78 Comments »

May 25th, 2016

Andy Murray Admits, He’s Gotten Out Of Jail

Andy Murray knows he’s a lucky man to still be in the French Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:58 pm in French Open | 23 Comments »

May 25th, 2016

Murray Muddles Through Again in 5 At French Open! Djokovic, Nadal On Thursday

“You can’t play too many matches like this if you want to go far in this tournament,” said Murray, who may have already done himself in after more than seven hours on court in two matches.

Posted by Staff @ 5:09 pm in French Open | 57 Comments »

May 24th, 2016

Emotional Murray Escapes Stepanek At French Open, Djokovic, Nadal Roll; Wawrinka Wednesday

“Second and third sets were really good,” said Djokovic, who will next face Steve Darcis. “I thought I found my rhythm. First set was up and down. But I’ll take the positives out of it, and I’m hoping I can progress as the tournament goes on.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:22 pm in French Open | 142 Comments »

May 23rd, 2016

Wawrinka Stretched, Murray Breaking? Djokovic, Nadal Tues At Roland Garros

A shocker that has not yet come to conclusion is 37-year-old qualifier Radek “The Worm” Stepanek leading No. 2 seed Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 2-4, when the match was called due to darkness. The delay will give hope to Stepanek, who had run out of gas on Monday after his quick start.

Posted by Staff @ 6:34 pm in French Open | 59 Comments »

May 19th, 2016

My Early French Open Favorites: Novak Djokovic And Andy Murray Are The Guys To Beat

Who are your favorites to win at the French Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:46 am in French Open | 28 Comments »

May 16th, 2016

Andy Murray Wins Rome, Beats No. 1 Novak Djokovic On Clay For 1st Time

“I had a long couple of weeks, especially the last couple of days,” said Djokovic. “I knew it’s going to be very hard for me, an uphill ride against Andy today, who was playing throughout the week at a very high level. To compete with him in long exchanges and rallies that we do have in our encounters, they require a lot more energy and better performance from my side which didn’t happen.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:51 am in Rome | 64 Comments »

May 14th, 2016

Is Birthday Boy Andy Murray Finally Ready To End Novak Djokovic’s Run In Rome? Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall picks the Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray Rome final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:31 pm in Rome | 366 Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Beats Rafael Nadal In Thriller While Andy Murray Impresses; Rome SF Picks And Pans

Are we headed to another Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:11 pm in Rome | 225 Comments »

May 11th, 2016

Roger Federer ‘Expected to Lose’ but Wins in ATP Rome Debut; Thurs Blockbuster Big 4 Line-up

“I was expecting to lose in straight sets today. That was the mind-set going in, so to win in straights is actually a really big surprise to me. I played cautious, and I only decided after the warm-up that I was actually going to play. So for me it was a big match on many levels.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:45 pm in Rome | 198 Comments »

May 11th, 2016

Andy Murray Explains Split With Amelie Mauresmo And The Search For A New Coach

Andy Murray says he hasn’t really thought much about a new coach.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:38 am in Coaching | 29 Comments »

May 10th, 2016

Roger Federer v Alexander Zverev Wed In Rome; Djokovic, Murray, Nadal Also In Action

A blockbuster Wednesday is headlined by the Big 4!

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Rome | 81 Comments »