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January 17th, 2017

Nadal Says Body is Good; Murray, Federer On Deck Wednesday at Aussie Open

“The body is good,” Nadal said of his wrist, knees, hair, etc. “And that’s the key. If the body is not good, everything is more difficult. After Roland Garros everything was more difficult, but that’s in the past.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:02 am in Australian Open | 82 Comments »

January 16th, 2017

Wawrinka, Nishikori, Cilic Escape with Wins on Day 1 at Australian Open

Murray kept the Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko at arm’s length with a 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-2 win. The Brit has not been a fan of the weather in Melbourne to start the week.

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Australian Open | 27 Comments »

January 15th, 2017

Roger Federer’s Return Headlines Day 1 At The Australian Open; No. 1s Murray, Kerber On Court

It’s opening day of the 2017 Australian Open!

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Australian Open | 25 Comments »

January 14th, 2017

Andy Murray: I Don’t Feel Any Different Being A No. 1 Seed At A Slam

Just call me Andy, not Sir Andy, Murray says!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:31 am in Australian Open | 92 Comments »

January 12th, 2017

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic Opens With Verdasco, Federer Lands With Murray

Sean Randall previews the Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:03 pm in Australian Open | 104 Comments »

January 8th, 2017

Novak Djokovic Defends Doha Title, Beats Rival Andy Murray In 3 Set Thriller

Novak Djokovic avenged a loss in the London ATP Finals to beat Andy Murray in a 3 set thriller in Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Doha | 51 Comments »

January 7th, 2017

Andy Murray: It’s Disappointing To Lose To Novak, But It Doesn’t Change My Chances At The Australian Open

Andy Murray isn’t worried about Australia despite his loss to rival Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:47 pm in Australian Open, Doha | 5 Comments »

January 6th, 2017

My 2017 Top 10: Is It Novak Djokovic Or Andy Murray, And Can They Hold Off The Next Wave?

Who’ll finish No. 1 in 2017? Sean Randall breaks it down.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:54 pm in 2017 Season | 6 Comments »

January 6th, 2017

Djokovic Saves 5 MPs Against Verdasco, Will Meet Murray In Doha Final; Who’s The Pick?

Who’ll win the Doha final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:56 pm in Doha | 79 Comments »

January 5th, 2017

Murray Wins 27th Straight, Will Meet Berdych In Doha SF; Djokovic Rolls

One match away from an Andy Murray-Novak Djokovic final in Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 6:02 pm in Doha | 28 Comments »

January 3rd, 2017

Andy Murray Victorious In 2017 Opener, Ups Win Streak To 25; Tsonga Finally Healthy Again

Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both made winning starts to 2017 Tuesday in Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 2:49 pm in Doha | 19 Comments »

January 2nd, 2017

Novak Djokovic Begins 2017 With A Shaky Win In Doha; Andy Murray In Action Tuesday

Novak Djokovic opened 2017 with a win, Andy Murray is on deck Tuesday in Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 3:50 pm in Doha | 19 Comments »

January 1st, 2017

Murray, Djokovic Begin Battle at Doha; Cilic Headlines Chennai

In last year’s final Djokovic allotted Rafael Nadal only three games…Former champs in the field are Djokovic (2016), Tsonga (2012), and Murray (2009-08).

Posted by Staff @ 1:53 pm in Tennis | 12 Comments »

December 29th, 2016

Andy Murray On Playing Doha: It’s Helped Novak Win The Australian, Maybe It Will Help Me Too!

Andy Murray says he needs to be more focused in March for Indian Wells and Miami.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:43 pm in 2017 Season, Doha, Videos | 41 Comments »

December 19th, 2016

Andy Murray Wins BBC’s 2016 Sports Personality Of The Year, But Wife Kim Didn’t Vote For Him? [Video]

Andy Murray won BBC’s top honor for a third time.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:29 pm in 2016 Season, Videos | 8 Comments »