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July 27th, 2016

Milos Raonic Left Alone; Novak Djokovic Djanky; Loaded Thursday In Toronto

“Those are the only, let’s say, downsides to the match…the overall performance was very pleasing considering it was the first hard court match for a long time.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:05 pm in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

July 22nd, 2016

D.C. Park Police Shut Down A Bernard Tomic-Viktor Troicki Practice [Video]

Bernard Tomic and Viktor Troicki were kicked off their practice court by a park policeman.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:39 pm in Videos | 5 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

Isner, Stosur Headline Men’s, Women’s Fields at Washington Citi Open

CITI OPEN Washington, D.C., USA; Surface: hard ADHEREL Men’s Seeds: John Isner, Gael Monfils, Bernard Tomic, Benoit Paire, Steve Johnson, Jack Sock, Alexander Zverev, Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, Viktor Troicki, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Grigor Dimitrov, Ivo Karlovic, Gilles Muller, Marcos Baghdatis, Borna Coric Men’s Floaters: none Men’s Notes: No Top 10ers, but three Top 20 players…The [...]

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 17th, 2016

Andy Murray Needs 3 In Queen’s, Meets Marin Cilic In SFs; Milos Raonic Stays Perfect Under McEnroe

We are now one match from a Ivan Lendl-John McEnroe coaching showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 7:00 pm in Queens | 26 Comments »

June 5th, 2016

Wozniacki Returns in Nottingham; Men, Women Combine on Grass in Netherlands

Wozniacki returns from a foot injury…Wildcards were awarded to Pliskova and Brits Robson and Freya Christie…The slew of tournament withdrawals included former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, Madison Keys, Petra Cetkovska, Irina Falconi, Monica Niculescu and Lesia Tsurenko…

Posted by Staff @ 8:39 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 10th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Defends Bernard Tomic’s Matchpoint Tank

Nick Kyrgios says ease up on Bernard Tomic. Clay is not his best surface!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:26 pm in Clay Season | No Comments »

May 6th, 2016

Novak Djokovic: Bernard Tomic Is A Good Guy But He Needs To Be More Committed To Tennis

Bernard Tomic got a lecture from Novak Djokovic…in the press.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:10 pm in Madrid | 2 Comments »

May 5th, 2016

Bernard Tomic Doesn’t Care How He Acts On A Tennis Court Cuz He’s 23 And Worth $10 Million!

Bernard Tomic continues to be an incredible idiot.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:09 am in 2016 Season | 58 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Bratty Bernard Tomic Actually Tried To Return Serve With His Racquet Handle! [Video]

Bernard Tomic continues to make the wrong headlines. Will he get fined for this?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 am in Madrid, Videos | 8 Comments »

April 24th, 2016

Del Potro Returns at Munich; ATP Previews This Week

No Top 20 players, but Istanbul you do have Bernie “The Tank Engine” Tomic! For at least a round…

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 am in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich, Tennis | 8 Comments »

April 16th, 2016

Nishikori, Not Nadal, the New King of Clay in Barcelona?; Bucharest; ATP Previews

Nishikori is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Andujar in the final…”I am happy to be back in Barcelona. I feel good and hope to win my third consecutive title here,” Nishikori said…Nadal won the title in eight of nine years prior to that…

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in Barcelona, Bucharest, Tennis | 21 Comments »

March 13th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Win 3 Set Scares, Zverev Ousts Dimitrov; Tomic v Raonic Monday At Indian Wells

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal advanced into the third round at Indian Wells on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Indian Wells | 57 Comments »

March 6th, 2016

Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios In Feud Over “Fake Injury”

Bernard Tomic blasts Nick Kyrgios over Davis Cup miss; Kyrgios fires back.

Posted by Staff @ 11:07 am in Davis Cup | 16 Comments »

March 1st, 2016

Kyrgios Missing Davis Cup Practices at Kooyong; Illness, Possible Injury?

“Nick has a virus,” said Aussie debut captain Lleyton Hewitt. “At the moment, he is taking it easy and trying to get over that 100% to be ready to go. I didn’t want him around the other boys if he is a bit infectious. It is more of a precaution. He will be ready.

Posted by Staff @ 10:31 am in Davis Cup, Tennis | 53 Comments »

February 28th, 2016

Thiem the Future, Stephens Stays Relevant at ATP/WTA Acapulco

Both the first- and second-set fights were a turn-around for Tomic, nicknamed “The Tank Engine,” who a week earlier in Delray Beach admittedly gave up in his first-round match after losing the first set to American journeyman Rajeev Ram.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:03 pm in Tennis | 18 Comments »