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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 »

February 26th, 2016

Sam Querrey Comes Back To Deny Taylor Fritz In Acapulco; Dominic Thiem Downs Grigor Dimitrov

Sam Querrey stopped the run of 18-year-old Taylor Fritz in Acapulco.

Posted by Staff @ 1:03 am in Acapulco | 22 Comments »

February 13th, 2016

Halep Heads Strong Dubai; U.S. Frenzy in Delray: ATP/WTA Previews

American Taylor Fritz received a special exempt into the main draw after his run in Memphis…Other interesting starts for Del Potro vs. American Denis Kudla, with the winner likely meeting (3) Karlovic, and (2) Tomic vs. the hot-handed net-crushing Rampras…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

February 7th, 2016

Tomic The Tank Engine In Quito: “F This Place” [Video]

Bernard Tomic wasn’t thrilled to be playing in Quito this week.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:01 pm in Videos | 16 Comments »

January 26th, 2016

Roger Federer Admits Mistake In Assessing Bernard Tomic: “My Bad”

Roger Federer try to clear up the Bernard Tomic controversy.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:45 am in Australian Open | 7 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Bernard Tomic Says Roger Federer’s Level Is No Where Close To Where Novak Djokovic Is At

Listen to what Bernard Tomic has to say.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:20 pm in Australian Open | 364 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

Djokovic Still Darling; Paire Rips Rubin After Loss at Australian Open; X-Notes

“I played against a not-good player, but I was very bad today so that’s it, I lost,” Paire said. “I didn’t know him, and after this match, I said, yes, he’s not a good player.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 210 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting

Tough starts for (5) Pliskova vs. Ivanovic, (3) Kvitova vs. Lisicki, and (2) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Stosur-Vinci winner…

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 8th, 2016

Old Man Roger Federer Leads The Way In Brisbane Semifinals; Stan Wawrinka Strong In Chennai

Roger Federer will try to teach the young kids a lesson in Brisbane.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:51 pm in Brisbane | 37 Comments »

January 2nd, 2016

Bernard Tomic: I Want To Crack The Top 10 In The Next Few Months

Bernard Tomic is hoping for big things in 2016.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:54 am in Brisbane, Videos | 22 Comments »