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September 4th, 2016

Wawrinka Saves A Match Point, Muray Fights At US Open; Nadal, Djokovic Continue Toward SF Showdown

Andy Murray didn’t look good at all Saturday at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in US Open | 82 Comments »

September 3rd, 2016

Nadal Impresses At US Open, Another Easy Day For Djokovic; Murray, Del Potro Saturday

Rafael Nadal finished off the first week of the US Open in style routing Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round Friday night. “I think I played well tonight,” Nadal said. ‘Very happy about the way I played. First set especially was very high level.” The win lifted Nadal into his first [...]

Posted by Staff @ 1:31 am in US Open | 98 Comments »

September 2nd, 2016

Del Potro Looking Dangerous At US Open, Murray Wins; Djokovic, Nadal Back On Court Friday

Juan Martin del Potro is serving notice at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 am in US Open | 67 Comments »

August 26th, 2016

US Open Draw Preview: Can Anyone Stop A Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Final?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open draw. Will we see another Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in US Open | 70 Comments »

August 15th, 2016

Ferrer Falls, Young Americans Opelka, Donaldson Advance In Cincinnati; Isner, Wawrinka Tuesday

The next John Isner is here. He’s 6-foot-11 and his name is Reilly Opelka.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in Cincinnati | No Comments »

August 9th, 2016

Andy Murray Continues Gold Medal March In Rio; Rafael Nadal Plays Three Matches Wednesday!

Rafael Nadal will have to play three matches Wednesday in three different events.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in Olympics | 27 Comments »

August 7th, 2016

Frenchmen Tsonga, Monfils, Simon Advance in Rio; Djokovic, Nadal And Murray Sunday

Novak Dokovic will collide with Juan Martin del Potro Sunday night in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Olympics | 127 Comments »

August 4th, 2016

Rio Olympics Men’s Draw: Djokovic-Del Potro First Round, Murray Tries To Make History

Sean Randall previews the Olympic men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:19 pm in Olympics | 74 Comments »

July 10th, 2016

Ferrer Leads Bastad; Johnson on Grass at Newport; ATP Previews

Rafael Nadal (currently injured) beat Fognini in last year’s final…Leo Mayer (2014) is the only former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in ATP, Tennis | No Comments »

June 27th, 2016

Brit Marcus Willis Upstages Roger Federer, Entire Men’s Field with Wild Wimbledon Win Monday

“Obviously it’s an amazing dream come true,” Willis said of facing Federer. “I get to play on a stadium court. This is what I dreamed of when I was younger. I’m going to go out there and try to win the tennis match. I probably won’t. I might not. But I’m going to give everything, as I have the last seven matches.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:48 pm in Wimbledon | 131 Comments »

June 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Lead Grass Events Next Week at Halle, Queen’s

Notes: Six of the eight seeds have challenging starts with (1) Murray vs. Mahut, (5) Cilic vs. F-Lo, (6) Bautista Agut vs. Querrey, (3) Raonic vs. Kyrgios, (7) Isner vs. Del Potro, and (2) Wawrinka vs. Hot Sauce…The all-Brit wildcard allocation went to Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans and James Ward…

Posted by Staff @ 6:21 pm in Halle, Queens, Tennis | 172 Comments »

June 10th, 2016

Roger Federer Faces Dominic Thiem In Stuttgart, Del Potro Also In SF; Big Servers Rule In Den Bosch

After losing to him in Rome, Roger Federer gets a rematch with Dominic Thiem on his favorite surface Saturday in Stuttgart.

Posted by Staff @ 7:11 pm in Stuttgart | 116 Comments »

June 5th, 2016

Wozniacki Returns in Nottingham; Men, Women Combine on Grass in Netherlands

Wozniacki returns from a foot injury…Wildcards were awarded to Pliskova and Brits Robson and Freya Christie…The slew of tournament withdrawals included former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, Madison Keys, Petra Cetkovska, Irina Falconi, Monica Niculescu and Lesia Tsurenko…

Posted by Staff @ 8:39 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 28th, 2016

Djokovic Wins, Gulbis Talks a Lot, Murray v Isner Sunday at French Open

“It is the same thing I had before the tournament,” Tsonga said. “I just came on court pretty good, and feeling really good.

Posted by Staff @ 4:55 pm in French Open | 214 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Andy Murray Has Short Day, Lines Up John Isner Next at French Open; Djokovic, Tsonga Saturday

“Everything that I did today was pretty high-level,” said Wawrinka, who will next face No. 22 Viktor Troicki, who on Friday beat No. 16 Gilles Simon in straight sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:00 pm in French Open, Tennis | 118 Comments »