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January 20th, 2016

Men’s Seeds Cruise, Federer Sets Up ‘Baby Fed’ Meeting at Australian Open

If the women’s side at the Australian Open has been a bubbling cauldron of uncertainty, injuries and upsets, the men’s side has been a peaceful stroll through the Aussie bush collecting flowers and occasionally stopping to solo on the didgeridoo.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 14th, 2016

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Roger Federer Lands In Novak Djokovic’s Half; Can Rafael Nadal Make A Run?

Sean Randall previews the men’s Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:29 pm in Australian Open | 148 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Ferrer Leads 2 Top 10ers in Auckland; Top Seed Stephens Pulls from Ugly Hobart

Top-seeded Sloane Stephens withdrew from the event after the draw was made…Now no Top 30 players in the field…Possible tough starts for (4) Niculescu vs. McHale, and (2) Giorgi vs. Diyas, who found herself seeded as numerous events last year…Bouchard in the lower half ready to meet the No. 8 and 2 seeds early…

Posted by Staff @ 6:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 9th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Leads My 2016 Top 10, But Will Roger Federer Stay Ahead Of Rafael Nadal?

Who’ll finish Top 10 in 2016? Sean Randall makes his picks.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:00 pm in 2016 Season, ATP, Year-End No. 1 | 18 Comments »

January 5th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Drops First Set, But Wins 2016 Opener In Doha; Defending Champ David Ferrer Out

Rafael Nadal was victorious in his 2016 ATP opening match.

Posted by Staff @ 4:59 pm in Doha | 11 Comments »

January 2nd, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Loaded Doha; ATP/WTA Week 1 Previews

Federer has won the most singles titles of any player in Doha, and is a perfect 3-0 in finals…Ferrer beat Berdych in last year’s final…Nadal, who is playing doubles with Verdasco, has won the most doubles titles of anyone at the event with four (2005,’09,’11,’15)…Former singles champs in the field are Ferrer (2015), Nadal (2014), and Federer (2011,’06-05).

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 1st, 2016

Where Will Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Be Playing This January?

Sean Randall lays out the January schedule.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:09 pm in 2016 Season | 9 Comments »

December 1st, 2015

David Ferrer And Girlfriend Marta Tornel Were Married Over The Weekend

David Ferrer got married over the weekend.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:55 am in Romance | 15 Comments »

November 16th, 2015

Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer Tuesday At London ATP Finals; Big 4-0 As Nadal, Murray Winners

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer meet Tuesday in the ATP Finals, who’s the pick?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:30 pm in ATP Finals | 193 Comments »

November 14th, 2015

Is There Anyone Who Can Stop Novak Djokovic In London? ATP Finals Preview

Sean Randall previews the ATP Finals in London.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:30 pm in ATP Finals | 160 Comments »

November 7th, 2015

Novak Djokovic And Andy Murray Will Battle For The Final Masters Event Of The Season In Paris

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray meet in the Paris final, who’ll be the winner?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:12 pm in Paris | 257 Comments »

November 6th, 2015

Friday Thrillers Set Up Novak Djokovic v Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray v David Ferrer Paris Semifinals

Murray moved into the Masters Paris semifinals for the first time in his career after taming No. 10 Richard Gasquet 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-3. His 67th win on the year marks his best-ever yearly campaign.

Posted by Staff @ 7:34 pm in Paris | 210 Comments »

November 5th, 2015

Federer Stunned By Isner In Paris, Nadal Survives To Face Warwrinka; Djokovic v Berdych Friday

Roger Federer is out of the Paris Masters while Rafael Nadal had to save a matchpoint to stay alive.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:32 pm in Paris | 206 Comments »

November 4th, 2015

Favorites Roll In Paris; Roger Federer v John Isner, Rafael Nadal v Kevin Anderson Thursday

The top seeds cruised Wednesday in Paris, but trouble could be ahead tomorrow when Roger Federer faces John Isner, Rafael Nadal takes on Kevin Anderson and Andy Murray meets David Goffin.

Posted by Staff @ 7:42 pm in Paris | 170 Comments »

October 31st, 2015

Previews: ATP Paris Masters Field Loaded, Djokovic Defends

All of the Top 10 and 15 of the Top 16 players post this coming week for the Paris Masters, the final regular-season tournament on the ATP World Tour. Who will be hot going into the ATP Finals, where the Top 8 field is already set?

Posted by Staff @ 7:16 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »