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March 15th, 2016

Murray a Daddy Downer in Indian Wells; Rafa v Hot Sauce Today

Tuesday’s riches of highlights in Indian Wells are (4) Rafael Nadal vs. Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco in an all-Spanish, (5) Kei Nishikori vs. (30) Steve Johnson, (1) Noval Djokovic vs. (27) Philipp Kohlschreiber, (11) Dominic Thiem vs. (21) Jack Sock, (7) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. (31) Sam Querrey, and (16) Gilles Simon vs. Alexander Zverev.

Posted by Staff @ 1:03 am in Indian Wells | 28 Comments »

March 13th, 2016

Murray and Top Seeds Cruise; 6 Lower Seeds Lose at Indian Wells; Djokovic, Nadal Sunday

“I’m nowhere near where I was,” Krygios said of recovering from illness. “I was trying to force practice sessions here, trying to push, but my body wasn’t letting me do it.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:53 am in Indian Wells | 34 Comments »

March 11th, 2016

Andy Murray: The Baby’s Coming To Miami!

Andy Murray plays his first tournament as a father Saturday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:40 am in Indian Wells | 7 Comments »

March 8th, 2016

Indian Wells Draw: Former Champions Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Headline Field

Sean Randall previews the Indian Wells men’s draw. Will Novak Djokovic get his 3-peat?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:09 pm in Indian Wells | 33 Comments »

March 6th, 2016

Heroics by Djokovic, Murray Set Up Clash; Davis Cup Wrap

“The crowd helped for sure,” Murray told BBC Sport. “Physically I struggled a little at the end of the third set and a little in fourth.” Brit captain Leon Smith said, “I am lost for words at this stage — he is a man of steel isn’t he? What Andy managed to do was astonishing since he hasn’t played since the Australian Open final.” Britain will next travel to Serbia to face world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Staff @ 3:14 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 49 Comments »

March 3rd, 2016

Davis Cup First Round Preview: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori In Action

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are in first round Davis Cup action. If they win, their countries will meet in the next round.

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 pm in Davis Cup | 123 Comments »

February 29th, 2016

Andy Murray Speaks About His New Baby Daughter Sophia

Andy Murray discusses fatherhood in a new interview.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:49 am in 2016 Season | 63 Comments »

February 17th, 2016

Andy Murray’s New Baby Is Named… Sophia Olivia

Sophia Olivia is the name of Andy Murray’s new baby daughter.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:09 am in 2016 Season | 35 Comments »

February 4th, 2016

11 Things I Think I Thought About The Australian Open, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams And Roger Federer’s Knee

Sean Randall recaps the Australian Open and some additional news of the week.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:28 pm in Australian Open | 71 Comments »

January 31st, 2016

Novak Djokovic ‘Serb Slam’ at French Open? Why He is Tennis’ Lone Star

But now it’s time for the Serb to enjoy the sole spotlight as the greatest player on the planet. And time for rumblings of the Serb going after a calendar year Grand Slam.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:28 am in Australian Open | 329 Comments »

January 31st, 2016

Andy Murray: It’s Been A Difficult 2 Weeks, I’m Proud To Have Made The Finals, Now I Want To Get Home

Andy Murray met the press after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:48 am in Australian Open | 65 Comments »

January 31st, 2016

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

Open thread for the men’s Australian Open final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 am in Australian Open | 197 Comments »

January 29th, 2016

Will Andy Murray Beat Novak Djokovic In The Australian Open Final?

Sean Randall makes his pick for the Australian Open final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:58 pm in Australian Open | 72 Comments »

January 29th, 2016

Andy Murray: I Don’t Think Many People Are Expecting Me To Win On Sunday Against Novak

Andy Murray talked about facing Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open finals.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:30 am in Australian Open | 19 Comments »

January 29th, 2016

Andy Murray Wears Out Milos Raonic to Reach Fifth Australian Open Final

Winning the third set tiebreak to go up two sets to one, in the fourth set Raonic left the court for a medical timeout and came back with his movement looking shaky. Later in the set the Canadian received courtside treatment on his upper right leg.

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 30 Comments »