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January 26th, 2016

World No. 1 Djokovic vs World GOAT Federer in Aussie Open Semifinals

“I sort of had a good start,” Nishikori said. “But when I lost the game with my serve, everything start, you know, changing. He start playing much better. I lost little bit confidence, start missing a lot.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:44 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 159 Comments »

January 25th, 2016

Raonic Stumps Stan; Federer, Djokovic on Court Tuesday at Australian Open

It was also a landmark win considering the Canadian hadn’t beaten a Top 10 player at a Slam in five years. In the fifth set Raonic broke for a 4-2 lead and rode out the match from there, winning the last game at love.

Posted by Staff @ 8:39 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 25 Comments »

January 25th, 2016

Drained Andy Murray Considered Pulling Out Of His Match Against Bernard Tomic

With so many distractions and a family-first attitude, Andy Murray nearly pulled out of the Australian Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:48 am in Australian Open | 38 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Murray v Tomic Next on Aussie Radar; Djokovic, Federer Up Sunday; X-Notes

Isner is 1-6 career against Ferrer. The winner of the match-up will meet the Murray-Tomic victor in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 66 Comments »

January 22nd, 2016

Azarenka Meets Happy Osaka Saturday At Australian Open; Murray, Wawrinka Continue On Semifinal Path

Former champions Victoria Azarenka and Stan Wawrinka headline action Saturday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:05 am in Australian Open | 17 Comments »

January 21st, 2016

Ferrer Sends Hewitt Into Retirement At Australian Open; Murray, Monfils Impress; Verdasco Out

Lleyton Hewitt played his last singles match Thursday night at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open | 10 Comments »

January 19th, 2016

Sam Groth Hopes Andy Murray’s Wife Goes Into Labor Before Their Thursday Match

The best way to beat Andy Murray is to not have to play him!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:13 am in Australian Open | 6 Comments »

January 19th, 2016

Nadal Shocked, Wawrinka Gets Worm at Australian Open

“Always a tough opponent,” the Swiss said. “Play him last year in Tokyo. Tough match. He’s always playing good. He qualifies or qualifying here, I think. Quite fast surface, so he should serve and volley, playing flat. All depends little bit how I’m going to play. If I’m serving well, playing well, aggressive, hopefully I can made it through.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:28 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 48 Comments »

January 16th, 2016

Andy Murray: My Child, My Wife Are More Important Than Any Tennis Match

Andy Murray will 100% leave the tennis event if the baby comes early, even if it’s the finals!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:47 pm in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 14th, 2016

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Roger Federer Lands In Novak Djokovic’s Half; Can Rafael Nadal Make A Run?

Sean Randall previews the men’s Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:29 pm in Australian Open | 148 Comments »

January 12th, 2016

Andy Murray Is Targeting An Australian Open Title [Video]

Andy Murray isn’t interested in the No. 1 ranking. He wants an Australian Open title.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:21 pm in Australian Open, Videos | 28 Comments »

January 12th, 2016

Poll: Who’s Your Early 2016 Australian Open Favorite? Can Anyone Beat Novak Djokovic?

Who’s your early pick to win the Australian Open?

Posted by Staff @ 10:26 am in Australian Open, Polls | 94 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Leads My 2016 Top 10, But Will Roger Federer Stay Ahead Of Rafael Nadal?

Who’ll finish Top 10 in 2016? Sean Randall makes his picks.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:00 pm in 2016 Season, ATP, Year-End No. 1 | 18 Comments »

January 1st, 2016

Where Will Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Be Playing This January?

Sean Randall lays out the January schedule.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:09 pm in 2016 Season | 9 Comments »

December 28th, 2015

Andy Murray Had Another Fantastic Christmas Outfit!

Look at Andy Murray’s 2015 Christmas outfit!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:49 am in 2015 Season | 6 Comments »