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October 5th, 2016

Zverev Downs Thiem, Kvitova Keeps Rolling at China Open

Kvitova entered the match with taped fingers, not from blisters, but reportedly from a nail session gone wrong.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 3rd, 2016

Andy Murray: The No. 1 Ranking Is A Goal, It’s A Motivation For Me And Something I’d Like To Do

Andy Murray previews his Beijing bid.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:07 pm in beijing | 8 Comments »

October 3rd, 2016

Cilic, Nishikori Win Tokyo Openers; Murray, Nadal In Action Tuesday In Beijing

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal open fall play Tuesday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 2:26 pm in beijing, Tokyo | 6 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 19th, 2016

Andy Murray: I Need A Break And I Need It Now

Andy Murray says he needs a rest.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:30 am in Davis Cup | 50 Comments »

September 18th, 2016

Cilic and Croatia, Del Potro and Argentina Advance to Underdogs Davis Cup Final

“It’s been a great weekend and I am at a loss for words to describe how I feel,” said Cilic. “I was really motivated for today’s match, having played with a lot of intensity all three days. I was aggressive and served very well, which I needed to in order to dictate the rallies. The crowd helped me stay focused throughout the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 17th, 2016

Murray Bros Close Gap v Argentina, Will Del Potro Be Fit Sunday? Cilic Looks To Close Out France

Great Britain will have to win both matches Sunday in Davis Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Davis Cup | 21 Comments »

September 15th, 2016

Davis Cup SFs: Andy Murray v Juan Martin Del Potro Friday; Rafael Nadal Travels To India

The Davis Cup semifinals get underway this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 6:32 pm in Davis Cup | 46 Comments »

September 12th, 2016

10 Things I Think I Thought About Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic And The US Open

Recapping the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:40 pm in US Open | 122 Comments »

September 8th, 2016

Murray Can’t Survive Gong Show, Nishikori At US Open; Stan Stops Del Potro

Remember the Toronto semifinals? It’s happening again at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 1:45 am in US Open | 14 Comments »

September 7th, 2016

The Gong That Disrupted The Andy Murray – Kei Nishikori US Open QF Match [Video]

A gong could have spelled the end to Andy Murray’s US Open campaign.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 pm in US Open, Videos | 11 Comments »

September 7th, 2016

Kei Nishikori: Beating Murray, It Was Great Revenge From Davis Cup

Kei Nishikori was a happy man after toppling former champion Andy Murray at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:17 pm in US Open | No Comments »

September 7th, 2016

Andy Murray: I’m Very Proud Of How I Have Done The Last Few Months

Andy Murray talks about his tough 5-set loss to Kei Nishikori.

Posted by Staff @ 8:07 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

September 6th, 2016

Andy Murray v Kei Nishikori, Juan Martin Del Potro v Stan Wawrinka; US Open Wed. Pick And Pans

Sean Randall handicaps the last day of the men’s quarterfinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:51 pm in US Open | 123 Comments »

September 5th, 2016

Murray Destroys Dimitrov At US Open; Djokovic And 3 Frenchmen In Tuesday QFs

The quarterfinals are set at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in US Open | 77 Comments »