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March 19th, 2015

Serena Advances, Djokovic v Tomic Thurs. at Indian Wells

“I played well, but sometimes playing well isn’t enough against Serena,” Bacsinszky said. “I think I was giving her a hard time, so I give all the credit to her — she was just stronger out there today.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:43 am in Indian Wells | 61 Comments »

January 25th, 2015

Bernard Tomic Blasts The Scheduling At The Australian Open

Bernard Tomic wasn’t happy with the Australian Open scheduling.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:24 am in Australian Open | 3 Comments »

January 21st, 2015

Ailing Nadal Escapes American Smyczek in 5 on Upset Day at Aussie Open

“I felt, I don’t know,” Nadal said. “At the end of the first set, I start to feel my body very bad, very tired…I was worrying crazy. Then when I was serving for the third, almost throw up…I suffered too much on court for three hours and a half. I was suffering a lot. Too much. You know, was not funny today the way that the match was. Obviously is a very positive thing that finally have the chance to win, but, yeah, I hope to recover myself.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 25 Comments »

January 6th, 2015

Bernard Tomic Says He’s Moving 10-15% Better This Year

Bernard Tomic says his hips are fine.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:04 am in Brisbane | 1 Comment »

January 5th, 2015

UPDATED2: Aussie Aussie Oy Oy as Wildcards Romp at Brisbane Tennis

Unseeded frequently-unhinged Aussie player Bernard Tomic was also a winner Monday, edging American Sam Querrey 7-5, 7-6(5).

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 am in Auckland, Brisbane, Tennis | 18 Comments »

August 29th, 2014

A Hip Injury Has Forced Bernard Tomic To Withdraw From The US Open

Bernard Tomic withdrew from his US Open match with a hip injury.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:38 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »

July 20th, 2014

ATP/WTA Weekend Wraps: Wozniacki Keeps Pace with McIlroy

“I’m happy to have won my 22nd WTA title,” Wozniacki said. “I served well and pushed her around the court, and I really dictated the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:54 pm in Tennis | 22 Comments »

May 1st, 2014

Welcome Back John Tomic?

Crazy tennis dad John Tomic’s suspension is almost over.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:55 am in Coaching | 2 Comments »

January 18th, 2014

Favorites Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Murray Steamroll Into Sweet 16; What’s In Store Week 2?

What’s in store for week two at the Australian Open? Sean Randall previews.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:02 pm in Australian Open | 114 Comments »

January 11th, 2014

Del Potro, Isner, WTA Qualifiers Collect Titles Entering Oz Open

“I think Bernard was a little frustrated after seeing me very focused on the match and hitting the ball so well,” Del Potro said. “He is still young in some moments of the match…”

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

January 9th, 2014

Australian Open Preview: Nadal Gets Tomic In Loaded Top Half With Federer

On the bottom half, Novak Djokovic’s bid for a fourth straight title is looking good — very good — with just Stan Wawrinka and either Tomas Berdych or David Ferrer in the way of another final. And that’s about it unless you factor in the forecasted heatwave.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:49 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 230 Comments »

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 »