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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 | No Comments »

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 »

February 13th, 2017

Dimitrov, Zverev, Estrella Burgos ATP Weekend Winners

“It’s great to win singles and doubles,” the younger Zverev said. “I’m very happy the way we played. We only dropped one set in the tournament. I think it was a very successful tournament for the Zverevs.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in Tennis | 120 Comments »

February 11th, 2017

Top-seeded Thiem vs. Zverev in Opening Round at Strong ATP Rotterdam; Preview

Tops 10ers Cilic and Thiem lead the field…The match of the tournament could be the first-round blockbuster (2) Thiem vs. the young riser Alexander Zverev…Other openers of the interest include (1) Cilic coming off an early loss last week vs. the mercurial Paire, (4) Berdych after opening against a qualifier vs. the Gasquet-Troicki winner, (8) Pouille vs. the veteran Kohlschreiber, and (5) Dimitrov challenged by the older net-rushing Zverev…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:23 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 11th, 2017

Zverev Takes Down Tsonga In France, Will Face Gasquet In Final; Dimitrov Surges In Sofia

Alexander Zverev will bid for a second career ATP title Sunday in Montpellier.

Posted by Staff @ 7:19 pm in 2017 Season | No Comments »

February 4th, 2017

Dimitrov Doesn’t Diss Sofia; Cilic in Montpellier; ATP Previews

Thiem the only Top 10er, and Dimitrov must have received a chunk as he decided to return to his home-country tournament in 2017 after a perceived diss last year…

Posted by Staff @ 4:53 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 25th, 2017

Nadal Steamrolls Raonic to Set Up Dimitrov Semi at Australian Open

“He beat me two weeks ago in Brisbane, so I decided to go more inside the court on the return,” Nadal said. “I knew there were going to be tough moments in the match, he has one of the top two serves on the tour and he’s able to play so aggressive on the return.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:28 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 50 Comments »