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August 11th, 2012

Federer, Djokovic, Serena Headline Cincinnati Tennis: Previews

the Top 8 seeds receive first round byes, and tough openers include (15) Kohlschreiber vs. (WC) Baker, winner to meet the Harrison vs. Tomic victor; (10) Fish vs. F-Lo, (8) Monaco possibly vs. The Worm 2nd rd., (4) Ferrer possibly vs. Wawrinka 2nd rd., (14) Nishikori vs. Granoller, winner to possibly meet (WC) Blake; (11) Simon vs. Baghdatis, winner to meet Raonic vs. Gasquet victor; (6) Del Potro vs. Nalbandian/Haas winner, (9) Isner vs. Viktor Troicki, victor to face (WC) Hewitt vs. Mikhail Youzhny winner; (3) Murray possibly opening vs. (WC) Querrey, and (13) Dolgopolov vs. Davydenko

Posted by Staff @ 10:22 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

July 31st, 2012

Federer, Djokovic, Serena, Sharapova Lead A Full Wednesday At Olympics; Tsonga Sets Record

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray all were on their game in second round wins.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:00 pm in Olympics | 149 Comments »

July 30th, 2012

Querrey, Jovanovski Highlight Wacky Non-Olympic Tennis Weekend

“My nerves were playing me in the first set, that’s for sure,” Berankis said after the damage. “I didn’t play as I would like to play. But in the second set, a couple games here and there, I loosened up a little bit.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:54 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 29th, 2012

Federer Survives, Serena Rolls At Olympics; Murray, Djokovic, Venus Today

Roger Federer was pushed again by Alejandro Falla but survived to advance to the second round at the Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 6:17 am in Olympics | 133 Comments »

July 26th, 2012

Olympic Tennis Draw: Federer Has Path Of Gold While Djokovic, Murray Face Pitfalls

The men’s singles olympics draw is out, will Roger Federer return to Wimbledon and find his pot of gold?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:34 am in Olympics | 252 Comments »

July 23rd, 2012

Roddick, Monaco, Bellucci, Cibulkova, Hercog Win Titles

“I know by now the score of a set is irrelevant,” said Roddick, whose only career loss to Muller came at the US Open. “Whether it’s 7-6 or 6-1, it still counts the same. You just try to start over and put some holds together. I was able to [slide] out the second set and I think he might have gotten a little tired in the third.”

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

July 22nd, 2012

Roddick Bests Isner To Reach Atlanta Final; Tipsarevic, Haas Seek Sunday Titles

Andy Roddick seeks his second ATP title in three tournaments Sunday in Atlanta.

Posted by Staff @ 1:28 am in Hamburg | 13 Comments »

July 18th, 2012

Blake Bests Harrison For First Win Of Season; Roddick v. Mahut Today In Atlanta

James Blake earned his first win of the season putting away 20-year-old Ryan Harrison last night in Atlanta.

Posted by Special @ 9:37 am in 2012 Season | Comments Off

July 15th, 2012

Tennis Previews: Isner, Fish, Roddick Headline ATP Atlanta

Notes: Top 4 seeds receive first round byes, but plenty of good opening round matches including (1) Isner vs. Ram/qualifier winner (Ram coming off Newport SF), (7) Bogomolov vs. (WC) Jack Sock, (8) Soeda vs. X-Man, and (6) Harrison vs. Blake in a U.S. new vs. old match-up; additional wildcards went to Steve Johnson and Brian Baker; Mardy Fish (2011-10) has won the event both years since its re-inception in Atlanta, last year beating Isner and saving match points in brutal temperatures.

Posted by Staff @ 3:14 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

June 30th, 2012

Murray Sneaks In; Did Andy Roddick Say Goodbye to Wimbledon?

“I think the quality of tennis improved under the roof,” Murray said. “I was under the impression I was stopping at 11:00 regardless of what the score was. Even if it was in the middle of a game. But, yeah, obviously glad that I managed to get the finish. And the atmosphere at the end was excellent.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:16 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 21 Comments »

June 29th, 2012

Federer Escapes Again As Benneteau Fades At Wimbledon; Murray Begins Finals Push In Nadal-Less Bottom Half

Roger Federer escapes the clutches of Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon on Friday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:00 pm in Wimbledon | 216 Comments »

June 27th, 2012

Nadal, Murray, Serena Advance Tuesday at Wimbledon

In upsets Tuesday, Finn Jarkko Nieminen ousted No. 14 Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez in four, Belgian wildcard David Goffin surprised No. 20 Bernard Tomic in four, and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov defeated No. 32 Kevin “Mr.” Anderson in four.

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 140 Comments »

June 26th, 2012

London Olympics Tennis Field Announced

The Olympic player field is announced.

Posted by Staff @ 2:17 pm in Olympics | 2 Comments »

June 25th, 2012

Why I’m Picking Rafael Nadal To Win Wimbledon; Venus, Berdych, Isner Upset On Day One

I’m Picking Rafael Nadal to win Wimbledon!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:32 pm in Wimbledon | 184 Comments »

June 23rd, 2012

Roddick, Ferrer, Petrova, Paszek Win Weekend Grass Titles Entering Wimbledon

It was Roddick’s fifth title on grass, and through the first six months of the season he is the only American male to win a singles title.

Posted by Staff @ 7:33 pm in Tennis | 61 Comments »

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