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September 17th, 2016

US Open Champ Wawrinka in Russia, French in Metz; ATP Previews

The St. Petersburg Open in Russia welcomes US Open champion Stan Wawrinka and three of the Top 10, while the Moselle Open in France features Dominic Thiem and a strong French contingent this week on the ATP World Tour

Posted by Staff @ 7:59 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

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 »

June 16th, 2016

Roger Federer v David Goffin, Dominic Thiem v Philipp Kohlschreiber Friday In Halle

Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem headline a nice Friday line-up in Halle.

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Halle | 20 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 2nd, 2016

Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem, Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka; French Open SFs Picks And Pans

Sean Randall gives his picks for the 2016 French Open men’s semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:29 pm in French Open | 201 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray On French Open Collision Course, But The Scot Is A Round Ahead

Will this compressed schedule really hurt Novak Djokovic? Or maybe it helps him?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:38 pm in French Open | 155 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Djokovic Nails, Gasquet Bails on Wednesday at French Open; Thursday Previews

“It was very, very important to win the second set because it was a very physical match up to that point,” said Murray, who reverted to his grinding form after trouble in the first two rounds of the event.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:06 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal Friday at Rome; Federer Falls, Berdych Double Bageled

“After the first set I had to change,” Djokovic said. “First set was a complete Bellucci storm, and I was blown away from the court. Fortunately the matches are played in best of three, so I had another opportunity to come back and to restart, which I did.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:44 am in Madrid | 240 Comments »

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 30th, 2016

Is Rafael Nadal For Real? Novak Djokovic Leads Big 4 At Madrid Masters

Sean Randall previews the Madrid men’s draw. Will we see a Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:53 am in Madrid | 83 Comments »

April 29th, 2016

Zverev Knocks Goffin Out Of Munich, Will Face Thiem In SF; Kyrgios Too Strong For Coric In Estoril

Alexander Zverev collides with Dominic Thiem Saturday on the clay in Munich while Nick Kyrgios remains in the hunt for the Estoril title.

Posted by Staff @ 7:20 pm in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich | 15 Comments »

April 28th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios v Borna Coric In Estoril; Juan Martin Del Potro Advances In Munich

So good matches are lined for Friday on quarterfinal day.

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich | 5 Comments »

April 27th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro Wins First Clay Match In Three Years In Munich, Gael Monfils Withdraws

Juan Martin del Potro opened his 2016 clay season today in Munich.

Posted by Staff @ 2:06 pm in Munich | 19 Comments »

April 24th, 2016

Del Potro Returns at Munich; ATP Previews This Week

No Top 20 players, but Istanbul you do have Bernie “The Tank Engine” Tomic! For at least a round…

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 am in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich, Tennis | 8 Comments »

April 2nd, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori Advance To Miami Open Final

Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori will meet in the Sunday men’s final in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 9:40 am in Miami | 4 Comments »