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May 15th, 2017

Happy 30th Birthday To Andy Murray!

The Word No. 1 is 30.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:11 am in 2017 Season | 5 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

May 11th, 2017

Nadal, Djokovic Get Into Gear In Madrid; Murray’s Slump Continues; QF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews the Madrid men’s quarterfinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:38 pm in Madrid | 67 Comments »

May 9th, 2017

Murray Strong In Opener; Djokovic, Nadal Wednesday In Madrid

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are in action Wednesday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Madrid | 66 Comments »

May 8th, 2017

Tsonga, Simon Advance; Murray, Zverev v Verdasco Tuesday In Madrid

Motivated Andy Murray debuts in Madrid on Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 pm in Madrid | 5 Comments »

May 6th, 2017

All Hands On Deck as Murray, Djokovic Headline ATP Madrid; Preview

Kyrgios starts against Marcos Baghdatis, then meets the winner of Ryan Harrison and Bernard Tomic, then would face Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 3:12 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

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 »

April 28th, 2017

Murray Survives Ramos Threat In Barcelona, Rafa Runs Away From Chung

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are one win from a battle in the Barcelona final.

Posted by Staff @ 7:11 pm in Barcelona | 57 Comments »

April 27th, 2017

Nadal, Murray Move Into Barcelona QFs; Chung Ousts Zverev

Rafael Nadal will try to keep it going Friday in Barcelona against 20-year-old Hyeon Chung.

Posted by Staff @ 6:09 pm in Barcelona | 22 Comments »

April 27th, 2017

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray Advance In Barcelona

Andy Murray didn’t have to play and Rafa only lost 3 games.

Posted by Staff @ 12:43 am in Barcelona | 12 Comments »

April 24th, 2017

Nadal, Murray Vie for ATP Barcelona Crown; Budapest; ATP Previews

Potential tough starts for (16) Lopez vs. G-Lo, and (9) Gasquet vs. (WC) Robredo…Wildcards were awarded to Murray, Robredo, Zverev, Albert Montanes, and Mikael Ymer…

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 22nd, 2017

Andy Murray In, Kei Nishikori Out Of Barcelona

Andy Murray has taken a wildcard into Barcelona.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:14 am in Barcelona | No Comments »

April 21st, 2017

Andy Murray: The Positive Thing For Me Is My Elbow Is Feels Better Every Day

Andy Murray still has never made the Monte Carlo finals.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:11 am in Clay Season, Monte Carlo | No Comments »

April 20th, 2017

Nadal Rolls, Djokovic Survives, Murray And Wawrinka Fall In Monte Carlo; Friday QFs

“The most normal thing would be to lose the match,” said Ramos-Vinolas on trailing 0-4 in the third set. “But today it’s one of those days that sometimes happens. I still fought. I was fighting. I was 0-4, and I thought that I need to keep playing every point. Then, at the end, I won. I don’t know what to say.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 pm in Monte Carlo | 55 Comments »

April 20th, 2017

Murray Wins, Nadal Struggles at Monte Carlo; Nadal v Zverev Thursday

“I definitely played better as the match went on,” said Murray, who hadn’t played in over a month due to a right elbow injury. “Obviously, the first service game was not ideal. But when you are coming back from not really serving for a few weeks, it’s, I think, normal.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Monte Carlo | 78 Comments »