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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 »

January 1st, 2016

Federer, Sharapova Headline Brisbane International; Preview

Both Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova show up to defend their Brisbane titles, where the men’s and women’s fields are stellar for an opening week to the year where the majority of the stars are usually off playing lucrative exhibitions.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:33 pm in 2016 Season, Brisbane, Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 17th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Radwanska, 4 Top 10 in Moscow; Lux, Stockholm, Vienna

Notes: Strong seeding but not a lot of field depth…(4) Tomic will start against the Querrey-Baghdatis winner…Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Wildcards went to Berdych, Swede Mike Ymer and Finn Jarkko Nieminen…Last year Berdych came from a set down to beat Dimitrov in the final…Berdych trying to become the first Stockholm back-to-back winner since James Blake (2005-06)…Former champs in the field are Berdych (2014,’12), Dimitrov (2013), and Baghdatis (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 3:18 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 4th, 2015

Federer Darts Past Darcis, Murray Struggles At US Open; Djokovic, Nadal v Fognini Friday

Roger Federer is rolling early at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:05 am in US Open | 244 Comments »