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May 3rd, 2016

Tearful Goffin, Federer Retreat Mark Monday Madrid; Tuesday Big Day With Nadal, Murray

Unseeded results of note were Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez downing Leo Mayer in three, Sam Querrey coming from a set down to defeat French qualifier Pierre-Hughes Herbert, and qualifier Radek “The Worm” Stepanek outlasting Canuck Vasek “Popsicle” Pospisil in three sets.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Madrid | 54 Comments »

April 16th, 2016

Nishikori, Not Nadal, the New King of Clay in Barcelona?; Bucharest; ATP Previews

Nishikori is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Andujar in the final…”I am happy to be back in Barcelona. I feel good and hope to win my third consecutive title here,” Nishikori said…Nadal won the title in eight of nine years prior to that…

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in Barcelona, Bucharest, Tennis | 21 Comments »

April 9th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Leads Way In Monte Carlo; Roger Federer Returns, Does Rafael Nadal Have Anything Left?

Sean Randall previews the Monte Carlo draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:09 pm in Monte Carlo | 144 Comments »

March 25th, 2016

Djokovic Cruises In Miami Opener, Del Potro Shocked; Murray, Nadal Begins Saturday

Novak Djokovic was sharp in his Miami opener.

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 pm in Miami | 120 Comments »

March 24th, 2016

Roger Federer v Juan Martin Del Potro Friday In Miami; Djokovic, Ferrer, Berdych In 2R Play

After seven weeks recovering from left knee surgery, Roger Federer returns Friday in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Miami | 35 Comments »

February 20th, 2016

Nadal Gets Walkover In Rio, Thiem Tames Ferrer; Del Potro Wins In Delray; Berdych v Kyrgios In Marseille

Rafael Nadal had an easy day in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 26 Comments »

February 19th, 2016

Nadal Advances In Rio, Ferrer v Thiem Friday; Del Potro Comeback Continues In Delray

Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Juan Martin Del Potro, Tomas Berdych and Nick Kyrgios all in action Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Marseille, Rio | 52 Comments »

February 14th, 2016

Rafa Goes to Rio; Women’s Field Horrendous: Previews

Men’s Notes: Three Top 10 players in the field…What are Americans Isner and Sock doing here?…Not a lot of floating talent in the field…(1) Nadal looking at a second round meeting with Almagro, and (8) Bellucci starts against former finalist The Dog…

Posted by Staff @ 12:47 am in Tennis | 68 Comments »

February 14th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Knocked Out By Dominic Thiem; Taylor Fritz Frenzy Continues In Memphis

Rafael Nadal is now struggling on the clay. Taylor Fritz closes in on the Top 100.

Posted by Staff @ 12:26 am in Latin Swing, Memphis, Rotterdam | 46 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 »

January 27th, 2016

Murray Wins, Raonic Sets Canadian History at Aussie Open

Murray is part of a Brit threesome in the semis with Johanna Konta and his brother Jamie in the men’s doubles.

Posted by Staff @ 7:46 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 36 Comments »

January 26th, 2016

Andy Murray v David Ferrer, Milos Raonic v Gael Monfils; Who’ll Make It To The Australian Open SFs?

Sean Randall handicaps the second quarterfinal day at the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:51 pm in Australian Open | 46 Comments »

January 26th, 2016

World No. 1 Djokovic vs World GOAT Federer in Aussie Open Semifinals

“I sort of had a good start,” Nishikori said. “But when I lost the game with my serve, everything start, you know, changing. He start playing much better. I lost little bit confidence, start missing a lot.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:44 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 159 Comments »

January 25th, 2016

Raonic Stumps Stan; Federer, Djokovic on Court Tuesday at Australian Open

It was also a landmark win considering the Canadian hadn’t beaten a Top 10 player at a Slam in five years. In the fifth set Raonic broke for a 4-2 lead and rode out the match from there, winning the last game at love.

Posted by Staff @ 8:39 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 25 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Murray v Tomic Next on Aussie Radar; Djokovic, Federer Up Sunday; X-Notes

Isner is 1-6 career against Ferrer. The winner of the match-up will meet the Murray-Tomic victor in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 66 Comments »