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March 16th, 2018

Federer Pulls Away From Chung At Indian Wells, Keeps #1 Ranking; Del Potro Today

Roger Federer kept his record perfect on the year getting past a Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-1 to advance to his 10th Indian Wells semifinal. In a rematch of their Australian Open semifinal in which Chung withdrew in the second, Federer came out quickly jumping out to a 3-0 lead. But Chung, now healthy, found the [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Indian Wells | 37 Comments »

March 15th, 2018

Federer v Chung As QFs Begin At Indian Wells; Del Po, Raonic Play Friday

The quarterfinals are set at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 am in Indian Wells | 18 Comments »

March 14th, 2018

Big Men Del Potro, Querrey, Raonic Advance At Indian Wells, Cilic Out; Federer Leads 4th RD Wed.

Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro are in fourth round action today at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 am in Indian Wells | 15 Comments »

March 13th, 2018

Federer Flies Into Indian Wells 4th RD, Fritz Wins Again; Del Potro v Ferrer Today

Roger Federer rolled to his 14th straight match win of 2018.

Posted by Staff @ 9:12 am in Indian Wells | 8 Comments »

February 1st, 2018

Zverev, Kyrgios, Shapovalov, Goffin Headline Start Of 2018 Davis Cup

The young guns get center stage this weekend in Davis Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 pm in Davis Cup | 4 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Third Round US Open Thoughts; Federer, Nadal And What The Heck Is Going On!

What is going on at the US Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:35 pm in US Open | 27 Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Zverev Shocked, Shapovalov Upset Run Continues at US Open; Federer, Nadal Return Thurs.

“I just played very, very bad in the second and third set,” Zverev said.

Posted by Staff @ 1:06 am in US Open | 156 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Isner, Johnson Wave American Flag at ATP Winston-Salem; Preview

Wildcards were awarded to Gulbis, Cyprus’ Petros Chrysochos, Coric, and American Taylor Fritz…

Posted by Staff @ 7:30 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Thiem Leads This Week at Inaugural Grasscourt ATP Stop in Turkey

Potential tough openers for (6) Troicki vs. Berlocq and (7) Coric vs. Mannarino…

Posted by Staff @ 2:34 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 22nd, 2017

Wawrinka, Raonic Among Lots of Big Names at ATP Geneva, Lyon Before French; Previews

Geneva boasts two of the Top 10 after last-minute wildcards…Potential tough starts for (1) Wawrinka vs. Sousa who always plays him close, and (7) Lorenzi vs. Anderson…

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Tennis | Comments Off

May 11th, 2017

Nadal, Djokovic Get Into Gear In Madrid; Murray’s Slump Continues; QF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews the Madrid men’s quarterfinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:38 pm in Madrid | 67 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

April 16th, 2017

Coric Wins 1st Career Title After Kohlschreiber Lock-up at ATP Marrakech

“It’s one of those days where you have many good opportunities,” Kohlschreiber said.

Posted by Staff @ 10:15 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 1st, 2017

Murray, Djokovic Begin Battle at Doha; Cilic Headlines Chennai

In last year’s final Djokovic allotted Rafael Nadal only three games…Former champs in the field are Djokovic (2016), Tsonga (2012), and Murray (2009-08).

Posted by Staff @ 1:53 pm in Tennis | 12 Comments »

September 15th, 2016

Davis Cup SFs: Andy Murray v Juan Martin Del Potro Friday; Rafael Nadal Travels To India

The Davis Cup semifinals get underway this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 6:32 pm in Davis Cup | 46 Comments »