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July 16th, 2018

Ferrer Defends, Schwartzman Leads at ATP Bastad; Preview

Wildcards went to Spain’s Jaume Munar, Norway’s Casper Ruud and Sweden’s Mikael Ymer…

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

June 23rd, 2018

Wozniacki, Murray Fan Favorites at ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Murray and Wawrinka square off first round, winner to meet (2) Edmund…Other openers of interest are (8) Fuchsovics vs. the grass-ready Brit (WC) Norrie, the rookie (4) Ceccinato vs. the veteran Seppi, (5) Mayer vs. Simon (winner to meet Muller), and (7) Johnson vs. Medvedev (winner to face M.Zverev)…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tennis | 47 Comments »

May 28th, 2018

Djokovic Advances In Rainy Roland Garros, Wawrinka Ousted; Nadal To Finish Tues.

Rains stopped Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 5:21 pm in French Open | 26 Comments »

May 24th, 2018

French Open Men’s Draw Preview: Nadal Should Breeze; Djokovic, Zverev, Thiem On Other Half

Sean Randall previews the French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:13 pm in French Open | 58 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid…

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Nadal and Spain Survive Marathon, Davis Cup World Group Semifinals Set

Rafael Nadal in his return from injury and David Ferrer needed their all to edge past Germany in the fifth and final match, where Ferrer defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(1), 3-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 7:57 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 33 Comments »

March 25th, 2018

Del Potro Ups Win Streak To 13 In Miami, Dimitrov Dumped; Kyrgios v Fognini Tomorrow

Juan Martin del Potro has now won 13 straight matches.

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 pm in Miami | 37 Comments »

March 21st, 2018

Miami Draw Preview: Federer, Del Potro, Djokovic Lead Way

Sean Randall previews the Miami Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:05 pm in Miami | 62 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 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…

Posted by Staff @ 5:03 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 7th, 2018

Sock, Del Potro, Shapovalov in the Mix at ATP Auckland; Preview

(2) Del Potro to start against the Shapovalov/qualifier winner…(5) Bautista Agut looking at a 2nd rd. American meeting with either last week’s Brisbane finalist Ryan Harrison or Steve Johnson…Wildcards went to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, New Zealand’s Michael Venus and China’s Wu Yibing…

Posted by Staff @ 12:16 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 31st, 2017

London Hopefuls Querrey, PCB Fall In Paris; Nadal Can Wrap Up No. 1 Wednesday

Sam Querrey is out of the London ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:07 pm in Paris | 49 Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Goffin, Tsonga, Kyrgios Lead Charge Next Week at ATP Antwerp

(2) Tsonga after a bye faces the winner of two qualifiers; (6) Cuevas starts against a qualifier then likely meets the big-serving Karlovic; (4) Schwartzman after a bye will likely meet Shapovalov 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 25th, 2017

US Open Men’s Draw: Federer Lands With Nadal, Easy Draw For Murray, But How Healthy Are They?

The big question of the US Open draw was where Roger Federer would land, Rafael Nadal’s quarter or Andy Murray’s? Turns out, if Roger and Rafa are to finally meet at the US Open, it won’t be in the final. It will be the semifinals. Meanwhile, Murray couldn’t have hand picked an easier draw. So [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in US Open | 42 Comments »

August 20th, 2017

Kyrgios, Dimitrov Advance In Tiebreakers To Reach Cincinnati Masters Final

The Cincinnati final is set between Grigor Dimitrov and the unseeded Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 1:10 am in Cincinnati | 22 Comments »