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September 30th, 2018

Tomic Back from the Dead, Reality Shows with ATP Chengdu Title

“I should have lost five times,” said Tomic, who was down 3-6 in the final-set tiebreak. “In the second round in qualifying to Gerasimov, I was down 0-40 at 4-4 in the third set and I somehow got through that match; against Klahn in the first round I was down 7-6, 3-1 and in the second round I was down a match point as well against Harris. It’s been a rollercoaster, but I played more aggressive in the quarterfinals and semifinals. I don’t know how many match points I saved today.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 15th, 2018

Federer, Kyrgios Advance To Saturday SF In Stuttgart; Gasquet-Tomic in Den Bosch

Can the Aussies pull upsets Saturday in the semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Grass season, Stanford | 71 Comments »

July 5th, 2017

Bernard Tomic: I’m Bored During Matches, It’s Tough To Find Motivation Even At Wimbledon

Bernard Tomic is over tennis.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:10 pm in Wimbledon | 17 Comments »

April 29th, 2017

Del Potro, Raonic Feature at 3 ATP Events Next Week; Previews

Two Top 10ers make Istanbul the top event this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Matches to watch for in the 1st rd. include (5) Troicki vs. the big-match Baghdatis, and (8) Darcis vs. Sela to see who can hit their way out of that paper bag…

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

March 11th, 2017

Murray Opens Bid For First Indian Wells Title Tonight; Djokovic, Sick Nadal Win Doubles

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were all winners Friday at Indian Wells…in doubles.

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 am in Indian Wells | 5 Comments »

February 21st, 2017

Unlikely Pairing? Rafael Nadal To Play Doubles With Bernard Tomic At Indian Wells

Fake news?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:54 am in Doubles, Houston | 17 Comments »

February 18th, 2017

Raonic Top Seed at Delray Beach; French Flair at Marseille; ATP Previews

First-round matches to look for are (4) Querrey vs. Sela who he is 2-2 against career, (7) Del Potro vs. Anderson in a meeting of former Delray champions, (4) Johnson vs. crafty fellow American (WC) Kozlov, and (1) Karlovic vs. Young in a rematch of the 2015 Delray final (winner to possibly meet Fritz)…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 11th, 2017

4-Time Defending Champ Nishikori Abandons Memphis for ATP Buenos Aires; Previews

The 20th anniversary of the tournament sees Kei Nishikori collecting the appearance fee as the top seed instead of seeking a fifth consecutive title at Memphis…

Posted by Staff @ 7:29 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 20th, 2017

Bernard Tomic Is 24 And He And Just Played His Ninth Australian Open

Even Bernard Tomic can’t believe how many times he’s played the Australian Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:37 am in Australian Open | Comments Off

January 15th, 2017

Roger Federer’s Return Headlines Day 1 At The Australian Open; No. 1s Murray, Kerber On Court

It’s opening day of the 2017 Australian Open!

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Australian Open | 25 Comments »

January 13th, 2017

Bernard Tomic Says He’s Fitter Than Players In The Top 10

Bernard Tomic assesses his Australian Open and explains why he’s fitter than players in the Top 10.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:25 pm in Australian Open | 3 Comments »

August 30th, 2016

Murray Dominates Rosol At US Open, Karlovic Sets Ace Record; Djokovic, Nadal Return Wednesday

Andy Murray looked sharp in his first round at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in US Open | 35 Comments »

August 26th, 2016

US Open Draw Preview: Can Anyone Stop A Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Final?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open draw. Will we see another Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in US Open | 70 Comments »

August 19th, 2016

Murray Slogs Through Anderson To Win 600th, Nadal Ousted By Coric, Nishikori Falls In Cincinnati

The quarterfinals are set in Cincinnati and Andy Murray is the only former champion left.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Cincinnati | 48 Comments »

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 | 24 Comments »