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February 25th, 2018

Dimitrov, Pouille Head ATP Dubai Field; Preview

Dimitrov the lone Top 10er in the field…Tough start for (5) Gasquet vs. Coric, then Paire…

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 18th, 2018

Wawrinka Looks to Find Form Again at ATP Marseilles; Preview

It’s anybody’s title this week in Marseille where the spotty Stan Wawrinka heads the field after the late withdrawal of David Goffin.

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February 3rd, 2018

Goffin Top Seed, Large French Contingent at ATP Montpellier; Preview

Tough starts for (1) Goffin vs. Simon, (7) Ferrer vs. the powerful Khachanov, (5) Gasquet vs. the riser Medvedev, and (3) Tsonga vs. the Brown-Mahut winner…(2) Pouille starts against a qualifier…

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January 18th, 2018

Kyrgios v Tsonga, Dimitrov v Rublev Highlight Start Of 3rd Round At Australian Open Friday

Seeds finally meet seeds Friday at the Australian Open

Posted by Staff @ 4:51 pm in Australian Open | 101 Comments »

January 7th, 2018

Muguruza, 4 of Top 10 at WTA/ATP Sydney; Preview

Four of the Top 10 seeds and a field LOADED with floaters…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting openers for (1) Muguruza vs. the veteran Bertens, (7) Goerges vs. Stosur (winner to meet Gavrilova), (3) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (6) Stephens vs. (Q) Giorgi (winner to meet Kvitova), (4) Konta vs. Radwanska, (8) Sevastova vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Williams vs. the Safarova/Kerber winner…

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December 29th, 2017

Murray, Dimitrov, WTA 5 of Top 10 Headline ATP/WTA Brisbane; Preview

Muguruza leads five of the Top 10 players on the WTA rankings, in addition to former Slam winners Kvitova and Stosur…Muguruza and Pliskova receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for (1) Muguruza after a bye vs. 2017 breakout player Witthoeft, (7) Sevastova vs. Stosur, (4) Garcia vs. the upset specialist Cornet, (6) Mladenovic vs. the Kvitova/Anett Kontaveit winner, and (5) Konta vs. Keys…

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October 22nd, 2017

Dzumhur Denies Berankis for ATP Moscow, 2nd 2017 Title

“I didn’t think about it. I was just trying to play good serves and it worked well. Some amazing backhands,” Dzumhur said. “A little bit lucky. I was close to the line two times. But that’s tennis, you have to be lucky to win some games.”

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October 14th, 2017

Carreno Busta Defends Title This Week at ATP Moscow

(1) Carreno Busta after a bye will meet the winner of the all-Russian battle between Kuznetsov and Medvedev…

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October 1st, 2017

Nadal Goes for 12 Years Between Titles at ATP China Open in Beijing

Tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. Pouille who he is 1-1 career against, (3) Dimitrov vs. the streaking Dzumhur (winner to likely meet Del Potro), and (7) Berdych vs. the streaking Donaldson (winner to likely meet Sock)…

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 pm in Tennis | 12 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Dzumhur Wins 1st ATP Title for Bosnia and Herzegovina at St. Petersburg

Dzumhur was appearing in his second ATP final after losing earlier this year in the championship match at Winston-Salem to Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain.

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September 24th, 2017

Zverev Brothers, Goffin Headline ATP Shenzhen

The varied wild card slate went to Spain’s Nicola Kuhn, Australia’s Akira Santillan and China’s Zhang Ze…

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August 27th, 2017

Bautista Agut Downs Dzumhur for ATP Winston-Salem Open Title

“I didn’t drop a set and I played very good tennis,” Bautista Agut said after claiming his second title of the year. “It was a tough final. He’s playing very smart, he changes the rhythm and plays very tricky. I was very focused and very solid. After he broke back in both sets I needed to manage the nerves, stay calm and be focused. I was a bit nervous after losing my serve but I managed it well.”

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March 1st, 2017

Murray Wins Dubai Opener, Wawrinka Out; Federer Returns Wednesday

Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych and Gael Monfils are all in action Wednesday in Dubai.

Posted by Staff @ 9:20 am in Dubai | 81 Comments »

April 13th, 2016

Down Goes Novak Djokovic! Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem Thursday In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic proved again his not invincible. And who’ll take advantage now that the Serb’s out?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:38 pm in Monte Carlo | 120 Comments »

February 6th, 2016

All Eyes on Rafael Nadal in Buenos Aires: ATP Previews This Week

Last year Nadal broke Ferrer’s three-year hold on the event, beating Monaco in the final…Pulling from the event were Aljaz Bedene, Andreas “Don’t Be A” Haider-Maurer, and Jack Sock…Spaniards have won the singles title for the last seven years…The title-less Nadal is trying to repeat last year when he won his first title of the year in Buenos Aires…Former champs in the field are Nadal (2015), Ferrer (2014-12), Almagro (2011), and Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 9:59 pm in Tennis | 107 Comments »