August 11th, 2012
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
July 31st, 2012
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray all were on their game in second round wins.
July 30th, 2012
“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.”
July 29th, 2012
Roger Federer was pushed again by Alejandro Falla but survived to advance to the second round at the Olympics.
July 26th, 2012
The men’s singles olympics draw is out, will Roger Federer return to Wimbledon and find his pot of gold?
July 23rd, 2012
“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.”
July 22nd, 2012
Andy Roddick seeks his second ATP title in three tournaments Sunday in Atlanta.
July 18th, 2012
James Blake earned his first win of the season putting away 20-year-old Ryan Harrison last night in Atlanta.
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July 15th, 2012
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.
June 30th, 2012
“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.”
June 29th, 2012
Roger Federer escapes the clutches of Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon on Friday.
June 27th, 2012
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.
June 26th, 2012
The Olympic player field is announced.
June 25th, 2012
I’m Picking Rafael Nadal to win Wimbledon!
June 23rd, 2012
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.