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October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Murray Wins Beijing China Open Over Dimitrov, Who Says The Brit is the Best This Year

“In that game he started slicing a lot of backhands,” Murray said. “It threw me off my rhythm a little bit.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:48 pm in beijing | 71 Comments »

October 8th, 2016

Murray To Meet Dimitrov In Beijing Final; Raonic Withdraws With Right Ankle Injury

Andy Murray will face Grigor Dimitrov in the final of Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 7:58 pm in beijing | 22 Comments »

October 7th, 2016

Dimitrov Dominates Nadal In Beijing; Murray Rolls Into SF Battle With Ferrer

In his seventh try, Grigor Dimitrov finally beat Rafael Nadal, crushing the Spaniard 6-2, 6-4 in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in beijing | 22 Comments »

October 6th, 2016

Nadal, Dimitrov Advance To QF Clash In Rainy Beijing; Murray Faces Edmund

On a rainy day in Beijing, Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov advanced to a quarterfinal showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 3:20 pm in beijing | 14 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Murray Drops 3 Games In Beijing; Nadal Returns Thurs Plus Dimitrov-Pouille, Wozniacki-Radwanska

Back up to speed, Andy Murray has looked good so far in Beijing.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:45 pm in beijing | 26 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Zverev Downs Thiem, Kvitova Keeps Rolling at China Open

Kvitova entered the match with taped fingers, not from blisters, but reportedly from a nail session gone wrong.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 3rd, 2016

Andy Murray: The No. 1 Ranking Is A Goal, It’s A Motivation For Me And Something I’d Like To Do

Andy Murray previews his Beijing bid.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:07 pm in beijing | 9 Comments »

October 3rd, 2016

Cilic, Nishikori Win Tokyo Openers; Murray, Nadal In Action Tuesday In Beijing

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal open fall play Tuesday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 2:26 pm in beijing, Tokyo | 6 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 19th, 2016

Andy Murray: I Need A Break And I Need It Now

Andy Murray says he needs a rest.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:30 am in Davis Cup | 50 Comments »

September 18th, 2016

Cilic and Croatia, Del Potro and Argentina Advance to Underdogs Davis Cup Final

“It’s been a great weekend and I am at a loss for words to describe how I feel,” said Cilic. “I was really motivated for today’s match, having played with a lot of intensity all three days. I was aggressive and served very well, which I needed to in order to dictate the rallies. The crowd helped me stay focused throughout the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 17th, 2016

Murray Bros Close Gap v Argentina, Will Del Potro Be Fit Sunday? Cilic Looks To Close Out France

Great Britain will have to win both matches Sunday in Davis Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Davis Cup | 21 Comments »

September 15th, 2016

Davis Cup SFs: Andy Murray v Juan Martin Del Potro Friday; Rafael Nadal Travels To India

The Davis Cup semifinals get underway this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 6:32 pm in Davis Cup | 46 Comments »

September 12th, 2016

10 Things I Think I Thought About Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic And The US Open

Recapping the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:40 pm in US Open | 122 Comments »