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June 1st, 2017

Murray Muddles Through; Nadal, Djokovic On Tap Friday at French Open

“It will be very tough,” Murray said. “Juan Martin plays better than his ranking. He’s come back from his injuries and he’s had a lot of tough matches this year, playing lots of Top 10 players early in the tournaments. I am sure we will get a good atmosphere.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:57 pm in French Open, Tennis | 89 Comments »

May 27th, 2017

Andy Murray: So Far This Year Has Obviously Been A Struggle

Andy Murray is sick once again.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:45 pm in French Open | Comments Off

May 26th, 2017

French Open Men’s Preview: Nadal, Djokovic End Up On Same Side Of Draw

Sean Randall previews the French Open men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:56 am in French Open | 29 Comments »

May 25th, 2017

Brad Gilbert: Andy Murray’s Problem This Year Has Been His Serve

Why are Andy Murray’s serving numbers down this year?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:02 pm in 2017 Season | 9 Comments »

May 17th, 2017

Murray’s Misery Mounts, Falls To Fognini In Rome; Nadal Wednesday

Andy Murray’s slump deepens.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Rome | 69 Comments »

May 15th, 2017

Del Potro Denies Dimitrov In Rome; Murray Opens Title Defense Tuesday

Andy Murray begins his Rome title defense Tuesday against the flamboyant Fabio Fognini.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Rome | 13 Comments »

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 »