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November 30th, 2016

2016 ATP Year-End Top 20 Rankings: Federer, Ferrer Fall; Pouille Rises

The final ATP Top 20 Rankings.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:58 am in Rankings, Year-End No. 1 | 11 Comments »

October 29th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Clash on Horizon Next Week at ATP Paris Masters

World No. 1 Djokovic starts against either Nicolas Almagro or Gilles Muller, then likely facing No. 14 Dimitrov…No. 2 Murray will start against either Fernando Verdasco or a qualifier, then likely No. 13 Lucas Pouille…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in ATP, Paris, Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 28th, 2016

Murray Dominates Isner In Vienna; Ferrer, Karlovic Save Match Points

Andy Murray cruised into the semifinals in Vienna where he’ll face David Ferrer.

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Fall Season | 20 Comments »

October 22nd, 2016

Murray Looks to Close Further on No. 1 Djokovic at Vienna Open

Andy Murray is closing on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, and Vienna this week could be a big part of the Brit having a shot at catching the Serb at the year-end championships.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 15th, 2016

Monfils, Goffin, Kvitova Headline Stockholm, Antwerp, Luxembourg This Week

No Top 10ers but an interesting field between the multi-Slam winner Kvitova, the French Open champ Schiavone, the former No. 1 Wozniacki, the former brand-wannabee Bouchard, and the breakout player Siegemund…

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 7th, 2016

Dimitrov Dominates Nadal In Beijing; Murray Rolls Into SF Battle With Ferrer

In his seventh try, Grigor Dimitrov finally beat Rafael Nadal, crushing the Spaniard 6-2, 6-4 in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in beijing | 22 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

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 | Comments Off

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 »