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August 1st, 2015

There’s Hope Yet For Rafael Nadal, He’s In The Hamburg Final Against Fabio Fognini

Will Rafael Nadal finally wih a European clay title?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:41 pm in Hamburg | 130 Comments »

July 29th, 2015

Rafael Nadal To Face Jiri Vesely In Hamburg; 2-Time Defending Champ John Isner Opens In Atlanta

Rafael Nadal is back on court Thursday in Hamburg.

Posted by Staff @ 7:16 pm in Hamburg | 2 Comments »

July 28th, 2015

Andy Roddick Imitated Rafael Nadal Last Night In Atlanta [Video]

Andy Roddick does his best Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:51 am in American tennis, Videos | 16 Comments »

June 16th, 2015

Andy Roddick: For The First Time In A While There’s Some Excitement About The Future Of American Tennis

Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish will play doubles in Atlanta.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:34 am in American tennis | 5 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 24th, 2011

Fish Steals Atlanta Title; Weekend Wrap, X-Notes

An exhausted Isner, apparently also suffering abdominal cramps, served in the tiebreak at 6-4 before Fish won four straight points to force the third set. In the third the withering Isner, broken early on serve and out of gas, had no chance.

Posted by Staff @ 8:10 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

July 23rd, 2011

Fish Forges Ahead in Atlanta, Faces Harrison in SF; Almagro v. Simon in Hamburg Final

Mardy Fish gets a first look at Ryan Harrison in Atlanta while Simon and Almagro battle for the Hamburg title on Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:14 am in Hamburg, Summer Swing | 29 Comments »

July 22nd, 2011

Fish, Isner, Harrison Lead Americans into Atlanta QFs

Mardy Fish and John Isner appear headed on an Atlanta collision.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:25 am in Summer Swing | 12 Comments »

July 17th, 2011

Hamburg, Atlanta Previews; Soderling, Ferrero Title Winners; X-Notes

Notes: Interesting openers include (1) Fish vs. the Mahut-Richard Bernakis winner after a bye, (8) Devvarman vs. Ryan Sweeting, Blake vs. Gulbis in a battle of strugglers, (7) Bogomolov vs. Muller, (WC) Haas vs. (WC) Robby Ginepri, and (WC) Donald Young vs. “Iron” Mike Russell (winner to face (2) Anderson); Fish beat Isner in last year’s final.

Posted by Staff @ 9:55 pm in Tennis | 29 Comments »

July 25th, 2010

Fish Wraps Up Roddick, Meets Isner in Atlanta Final

Mardy Fish beat up on friend Andy Roddick in the Atlanta semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:59 am in Hamburg, US Open, US Open Series | 34 Comments »

July 24th, 2010

Roddick Survives Malisse Scare in Atlanta; Del Potro Improving, Not Playing

Andy Roddick is off to a winning start this summer, but there’s cause for concern.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:16 am in US Open, US Open Series, Washington | 24 Comments »

July 23rd, 2010

Roddick Sidesteps Ram, Meets Malisse Today in Atlanta; Del Potro Return?

Roddick and Malisse play in rematch of their 2001 Atlanta title bout.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:06 am in 2010 Season, US Open | 18 Comments »

July 22nd, 2010

Andy Roddick Throws Out First Pitch in Braves Game [Video]

Andy Roddick threw out the ceremonial first pitch in the Atlanta Braves game Wednesday night.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:43 pm in 2010 Season, Videos | 1 Comment »

July 21st, 2010

Blake’s Tailspin Continues, Isner in Action Today in Atlanta

James Blake lost his fourth straight match last night in Atlanta.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:18 am in Hamburg, US Open | 88 Comments »

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