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May 15th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Takes Over ATP Rankings Race Lead From Federer, Earns Top 4 Seed At French!

Rafael Nadal has won the most ranking points of anyone in 2017.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:24 am in Rankings | 29 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

May 11th, 2017

Nadal, Djokovic Get Into Gear In Madrid; Murray’s Slump Continues; QF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews the Madrid men’s quarterfinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:38 pm in Madrid | 67 Comments »

May 9th, 2017

Murray Strong In Opener; Djokovic, Nadal Wednesday In Madrid

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are in action Wednesday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Madrid | 66 Comments »

May 6th, 2017

All Hands On Deck as Murray, Djokovic Headline ATP Madrid; Preview

Kyrgios starts against Marcos Baghdatis, then meets the winner of Ryan Harrison and Bernard Tomic, then would face Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 3:12 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

April 24th, 2017

Nadal, Murray Vie for ATP Barcelona Crown; Budapest; ATP Previews

Potential tough starts for (16) Lopez vs. G-Lo, and (9) Gasquet vs. (WC) Robredo…Wildcards were awarded to Murray, Robredo, Zverev, Albert Montanes, and Mikael Ymer…

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 22nd, 2017

Nadal Gets Call, Gets Past Goffin To Reach Monte Carlo Finals Against Ramos-Vinolas

Rafael Nadal will try to win a 10th Monte Carlo title Sunday, and his first trophy in almost a year.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in Monte Carlo | 114 Comments »

April 21st, 2017

Djokovic Upset By Goffin, Nadal Draw Opens in Semifinals at ATP Monte Carlo

“It doesn’t matter how you played before against [Djokovic],” Goffin said. “You just have to do your best and give everything on the court. Maybe once, like today, it goes well…

Posted by Staff @ 6:44 pm in Monte Carlo | 52 Comments »

April 14th, 2017

Monte Carlo Preview: Murray, Djokovic Return To Battle; Nadal Seeks 10th Title

Sean Randall previews the first big clay event of the season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:29 pm in Monte Carlo | 18 Comments »

April 9th, 2017

Kyrgios Klubs U.S.; Davis Cup Quarterfinal Capsules

“I love to play at home, I love the atmosphere when I’m playing in front of my crowd,” said Goffin, who has won 12 of his last 13 Davis Cup singles matches. In the semifinals Belgium will host Australia.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 6th, 2017

Djokovic, Kyrgios Headline Davis Cup QF This Weekend; Previews

Spain should instead send over their Junior Davis Cup team, the result would probably be the same.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:46 am in Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

March 27th, 2017

Federer Derails Del Potro, Tall Men Tumble In Miami; Men’s 4R Tuesday Inc. Nadal

Roger Federer is now 15-1 on the season after dominating Juan Martin del Potro at Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Miami | 92 Comments »

February 19th, 2017

Tsonga Lets Hair Down, Power Game Out to Beat Goffin for ATP Rotterdam Title

The effort ended a two-year title drought for Tsonga. In the third set the Frenchman ran to a 5-0 lead before closing out the championship effort. He was also a Rotterdam finalist in 2011, losing to Robin Soderling in the final.

Posted by Staff @ 4:48 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

February 18th, 2017

Goffin Finally Stops Dimitrov, Thiem Upset In Rotterdam; Tsonga v Berdych Saturday

The Top 2 seeds fell Friday in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Rotterdam | 3 Comments »

February 16th, 2017

Cilic, Thiem Lead Rotterdam Winners Thursday; Dimitrov Now 16-1 On Season

The Top 6 seeds all made the quarterfinals in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Rotterdam | 1 Comment »