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November 19th, 2013

Bernard Tomic: Once The Federers, Nadals, Djokovics Are Gone, I’ll Have A Chance To Dominate

Bernard Tomic says he’s ready to take over once the currents greats are gone.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:06 am in 2014 Season | 33 Comments »

September 22nd, 2013

Previews: Azarenka vs. Venus at Tokyo; ATP Events

Tough openers for (4) Simon after a bye vs. the winner of Karlovic-Tomic, and (7) Nieminen vs. the Dutch riser Sijsling…Wildcards went to three dudes whose names you can’t pronounce…Pulling from the event were Ivan Dodig, Andy Murray (back surgery), and Tommy Robredo…Gasquet beat Simon in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Gasquet (2012) and Simon (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 8:02 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 31st, 2013

Del Potro Returns In Washington Today, He’s My No. 2 Favorite For The U.S. Open Right Now; Robson v Kvitova In Carlsbad

My No. 2 pick for the US Open Juan Martin Del Potro begins his summer hardcourt campaign tonight in Washington.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:24 am in Washington | 13 Comments »

July 27th, 2013

Del Potro Heads Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Three former No. 1s among the seeds…No Williams sisters but plenty of Top 10ers and floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough openers for (1) Azarenka after a bye against Pennetta or Schiavone, (4) Vinci after a bye likely against the veteran Mattek-Sands, (7) Ivanovic vs. Cibulkova, (5) Stosur vs. the rolling Lepchenko, and (2) Radwanska after a bye likely vs. the veteran Hantuchova…Wildcards went to American Allie Kiick, France’s Virginie Razzano, and Stosur…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Bojana Jovanovski, Kristina Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova…Martina Hingis and Hantuchova received a wildcard in doubles…Cibulkova beat Bartoli in the final last year…Returning champions in the field are Cibulkova (2012), Radwanska (2011), and Kuznetsova (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 9th, 2013

Wimbledon Review: What’s It All Mean For Murray And His Merry Men?

What to come after the Andy Murray’s magnificent win at Wimbledon?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:14 pm in Wimbledon | 254 Comments »

June 30th, 2013

Djokovic, Murray On Wimbledon Final Path As Week Two Begins

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are racing to a Wimbledon final showdown a week from today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:16 pm in Wimbledon | 223 Comments »

June 29th, 2013

Serena Romps; Djokovic v Haas Headlines Massive Monday at Wimbledon

“It was a fantastic match,” Djokovic said. “I felt great from the start ’til the end. I had that super focus and tried to be out there every point and not allow him to come back in the match or to have any chances. I saw the stats that I won 100 percent of first serves and I served over 80 percent of serves in in the whole match. That was incredible for me. I enjoyed every moment of it, especially at the end…This kind of performance came in the right time for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 26 Comments »

June 26th, 2013

Serena, Djokovic Restore Order at Wimbledon; Tomic Gets Nutty

“He’s not somebody that’s just like a friend,” said Tomic of missing his father, who both the ATP and ITF banned from tournaments after he head-butted his son’s practice partner in the face earlier this year, sending him to the hospital. “It’s a huge tournament, and all of a sudden not to have someone there who’s been there for your whole life is very difficult. It’s all the ATP’s fault. I’m going to keep blaming them.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Tennis | 495 Comments »

May 29th, 2013

Benard Tomic On His Father: He’s Still Working With Me, He’s Still My Dad, I Love Him A Lot

Bernard Tomic addresses the issues with his father, John.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:26 am in French Open | 2 Comments »

May 8th, 2013

Bernard Tomic’s Head-Butting Dad, John, Has Been Banned From All ATP And WTA Events Until Further Notice

Bernard Tomic’s father, John, has been banned from all ATP/WTA events until further notice.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:49 am in Clay Season | 4 Comments »

May 6th, 2013

Practice Partner Thomas Drouet: Bernard Tomic’s Dad Has Treated Me Like A Dog For Six Months!

Details emerge on John Tomic’s assault in Madrid.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:10 am in Madrid, Videos | 20 Comments »

May 5th, 2013

Is Bernard Tomic’s Dad Now Head-Butting Practice Partners? It Appears To Be The Case!

John Tomic is under investigation for assaulting Bernard hitting partner this weekend in Madrid.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:17 pm in Madrid | 26 Comments »

March 24th, 2013

Murray Tames Tank Engine Tomic; Venus Backs Out While Serena Bikes To A Win; Djokovic, Sharapova Sunday In Miami

Maimi resident Andy Murray had no trouble with Bernard Tomic on Saturday at the Sony Open. Serena Williams also advanced but sister Venus had to withdraw with a back injury.

Posted by Staff @ 12:43 am in Miami | 40 Comments »

February 12th, 2013

Poll: Better Future, Grigor Dimitrov Or Bernard Tomic?

Who’ll have the better career, Grigor Dimitrov or Bernard Tomic?

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 am in Polls | 11 Comments »

January 19th, 2013

Federer Tanks Tomic, Azarenka Survives Scare at Australian Open

Apparently unaware of his fall off in the third set, Tomic said afterward, “It’s just a matter of time when I get up to the big group of boys in the Top 10. I know I’m going to be in there with this attitude.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 212 Comments »