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May 5th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Overcomes Slow Start In Madrid; Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic Dominate

Three former champions reached the quarterfinals at the Madrid Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:09 pm in Madrid | 157 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Del Potro Joins Nadal as ‘Back’ in Madrid; Wed. Preview With Djokovic, Wawrinka-Kyrgios

“I have just played my best match since I came back to tennis after my surgeries,” Del Potro said. “I’ve had a great test against a very high-level player.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Madrid | 99 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Andy Murray Has High Expectations For The Clay This Year

Andy Murray opens his Madrid title defense today against Radek Stepanek.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:37 am in Madrid | No Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Tearful Goffin, Federer Retreat Mark Monday Madrid; Tuesday Big Day With Nadal, Murray

Unseeded results of note were Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez downing Leo Mayer in three, Sam Querrey coming from a set down to defeat French qualifier Pierre-Hughes Herbert, and qualifier Radek “The Worm” Stepanek outlasting Canuck Vasek “Popsicle” Pospisil in three sets.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Madrid | 54 Comments »

April 30th, 2016

Is Rafael Nadal For Real? Novak Djokovic Leads Big 4 At Madrid Masters

Sean Randall previews the Madrid men’s draw. Will we see a Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:53 am in Madrid | 83 Comments »

April 20th, 2016

Novak Djokovic: If There’s No Proof Tennis Is Not Clean, Then Tennis Is Clean!

Novak Djokovic says tennis is a clean sport.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:02 am in Drug Testing | 230 Comments »

April 18th, 2016

Andy Murray Suspicious Of Players Who Don’t Get Tired, Boris Becker Hits Back On Doping Claims

Andy Murray and Boris Becker don’t see eye-to-eye on how clean tennis is.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 am in Drug Testing | 98 Comments »

April 15th, 2016

Resurgent Rafael Nadal Takes On Rival Andy Murray In Monte Carlo SFs Saturday

A Big Four will face a Frenchman in the Monte Carlo final Sunday, who will it be?

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Monte Carlo | 151 Comments »

April 15th, 2016

Tsonga Sends Off Federer; Nadal Returns To Form, Dominates Wawrinka In Monte Carlo

Is Rafael Nadal finally finding his form again?

Posted by Staff @ 6:06 pm in Monte Carlo | 2 Comments »

April 14th, 2016

Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga In Friday Monte Carlo QF Play

The quarterfinals are set at Monte Carlo Friday. Are we headed to a Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal final?

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Monte Carlo | 134 Comments »

April 13th, 2016

Andy Murray: I’ve Been Flat Since Davis Cup And I Don’t Know Why

Andy Murray says the baby isn’t to blame for his mild slump.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:04 am in Monte Carlo | 2 Comments »

April 12th, 2016

Roger Federer Wins In Return At Monte Carlo, Andy Murray Goes The Distance Again

Roger Federer was sharp in his first match in over two months.

Posted by Staff @ 3:48 pm in Monte Carlo | 1 Comment »

April 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Begin Clay Season Tuesday In Monte Carlo; Thiem, Raonic Winners

Roger Federer and Andy Murray open their clay seasons Tuesday in Monte Carlo. It’s Federer first match since Australia.

Posted by Staff @ 4:05 pm in Monte Carlo | 52 Comments »

April 9th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Leads Way In Monte Carlo; Roger Federer Returns, Does Rafael Nadal Have Anything Left?

Sean Randall previews the Monte Carlo draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:09 pm in Monte Carlo | 144 Comments »

March 28th, 2016

Miami Madness as Murray Manhandled by Maria’s Ex

“To be honest I just played better in the big moments today,” Dimitrov said.

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 pm in Tennis | 44 Comments »