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June 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Lead Grass Events Next Week at Halle, Queen’s

Notes: Six of the eight seeds have challenging starts with (1) Murray vs. Mahut, (5) Cilic vs. F-Lo, (6) Bautista Agut vs. Querrey, (3) Raonic vs. Kyrgios, (7) Isner vs. Del Potro, and (2) Wawrinka vs. Hot Sauce…The all-Brit wildcard allocation went to Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans and James Ward…

Posted by Staff @ 6:21 pm in Halle, Queens, Tennis | 172 Comments »

June 8th, 2016

Andy Murray: What Novak Achieved Is Something Extremely Special

Andy Murray says the game and the depth is as strong as ever.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:56 am in French Open | 10 Comments »

June 5th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Beats Andy Murray To Win First French Open, Completes Career Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic could tie Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras in Grand Slam titles in less than four months.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:24 pm in French Open | 174 Comments »

June 5th, 2016

2016 French Open Men’s Final Open Thread: Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray

Post your comments about the French Open final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in French Open | 129 Comments »

June 4th, 2016

Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray In The French Open Final, Who’s The Pick?

Novak Djokovic leads Andy Murray 23-10 and 4-1 on clay. So why will Andy Murray win?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:28 pm in French Open | 54 Comments »

June 3rd, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray Will Decide New French Open Champion

A win would have the Serb holding all four Slam titles simultaneously for the first time since Rod Laver in 1969.

Posted by Staff @ 11:52 pm in French Open | 25 Comments »

June 3rd, 2016

Poll: Novak Djokovic Or Andy Murray, Who’ll Win The 2016 French Open Men’s Final?

Will it be a Career Slam for Novak Djokovic or a third Grand Slam title for Andy Murray?

Posted by Staff @ 1:08 pm in French Open | 94 Comments »

June 2nd, 2016

Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem, Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka; French Open SFs Picks And Pans

Sean Randall gives his picks for the 2016 French Open men’s semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:29 pm in French Open | 201 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray On French Open Collision Course, But The Scot Is A Round Ahead

Will this compressed schedule really hurt Novak Djokovic? Or maybe it helps him?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:38 pm in French Open | 155 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Djokovic Nails, Gasquet Bails on Wednesday at French Open; Thursday Previews

“It was very, very important to win the second set because it was a very physical match up to that point,” said Murray, who reverted to his grinding form after trouble in the first two rounds of the event.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:06 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

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 | 5 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 »