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June 2nd, 2019

Wawrinka Wins Epic Over Tsitsipas At French; Federer, Nadal Cruise Into QFs

It’s looking better for a Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Friday meeting.

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in French Open | 30 Comments »

May 31st, 2019

Nadal Drops A Set To Goffin, Federer Takes Care Of Ruud At French Open

Breaking news! Rafael Nadal lost a set!

Posted by Staff @ 5:18 pm in French Open | 8 Comments »

May 29th, 2019

Nadal, Federer Beat Germans At French, Dimitrov Ousts Cilic; Djokovic, Delpo On Deck

Roger and Rafa look in charge at the French.

Posted by Staff @ 4:51 pm in French Open | 8 Comments »

May 25th, 2019

Paire Takes Down Ailing Auger-Aliassime For Lyon Title

FAA will have to wait longer for that first title.

Posted by Staff @ 5:08 pm in Clay Season | No Comments »

April 14th, 2019

Paire Cruises Past Andujar To Win Marrakech Title

Benoit Paire is back in the win column.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 pm in Clay Season | No Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

Rising youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and former champ Lucas Pouille will contend, along with a few unseeded floaters giving the seeds some early challenges.

Posted by Staff @ 2:40 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

September 14th, 2018

Davis Cup SF: Nadal-Less Spaniard Travel To France; Croatians Cilic, Coric Host USA

Will this be the last tradition Davis Cup semifinal round?

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 am in Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

July 15th, 2018

Edmund Heads Field at ATP Umag; Preview

Wildcards went to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and Croats Nino Serdarusic and Franko Skugor…

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Edmund Heads Field at ATP Umag; Preview

May 12th, 2018

Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid…

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Gasquet, Paire, The Dog at ATP Marrakech; Preview

Interesting starts for (1) Ramos-Vinolas 2nd rd. vs. Troicki, (5) Haase 2nd rd. vs. Sousa, (6) Paire opening against French countryman Simon, (8) Zverev net-rushing on clay vs. the home-country favorite Lorenzo, and (2) Edmund vs. the veteran Vesely…

Posted by Staff @ 10:47 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Gasquet, Paire, The Dog at ATP Marrakech; Preview

March 24th, 2018

Djokovic Loses Third Straight, Del Potro Wins Again; Federer Today In Miami

Novak Djokovic is on his worst losing streak since 2007.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Miami | 96 Comments »

December 31st, 2017

Cilic, Anderson Headlines ATP India Stop in Pune; Preview

.(3) Bautista Agut after a bye likely has a tough start against Simon…Wildcards were awarded to France’s Paire and Indians Arjun Kadhe and Ramkumar Ramanathan…

Posted by Staff @ 2:57 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Cilic, Anderson Headlines ATP India Stop in Pune; Preview

October 14th, 2017

Goffin, Tsonga, Kyrgios Lead Charge Next Week at ATP Antwerp

(2) Tsonga after a bye faces the winner of two qualifiers; (6) Cuevas starts against a qualifier then likely meets the big-serving Karlovic; (4) Schwartzman after a bye will likely meet Shapovalov 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Goffin, Tsonga, Kyrgios Lead Charge Next Week at ATP Antwerp

September 25th, 2017

German Qualifier Gojowczyk Goals at ATP Metz

“It was a totally different match, because then it was on grass in Stuttgart,” Gojowczyk said of their lone previous tour-level encounter. “He was better than me on that day. But I felt much better today and it was only one or two points [to decide] the first set. It was a long rally on the break point. I was serving well all day and that was the difference.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:49 am in Tennis | Comments Off on German Qualifier Gojowczyk Goals at ATP Metz

July 22nd, 2017

Haas, Veterans Look to Spice-Up Dull German Open Field; Preview

Wildcards went to Germans Daniel Altmaier, Tommy Haas and Maximilian Marterer…Haas was a finalist in 2011, falling to Juan Monaco…

Posted by Staff @ 3:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Haas, Veterans Look to Spice-Up Dull German Open Field; Preview