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February 21st, 2015

Fognini Ends Nadal’s Rio Run; Simon v Monfils In Marseille Finale; Young Seeks First Title In Delray

Rafael Nadal lost on the clay in Rio today to Fabio Fognini.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Marseille, Rio | 120 Comments »

February 14th, 2015

Nadal Heads Hot Rio Field; ATP Marseille, Delray Previews

Rafa says he is healthy and has commented on the brutal heat and humidity in Rio, which is scheduled to continue through the week.

Posted by Staff @ 9:42 pm in Tennis | 18 Comments »

February 21st, 2014

Nadal Steamrolls Ahead In Rio; Serena Stunned In Dubai, Leaves Venus As The Favorite

Rafael Nadal steamrolled on in Rio while fellow World No. 1 Serena Williams said goodbye to Dubai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:29 pm in Dubai, Rio | 48 Comments »

February 28th, 2013

Djokovic, Federer Lead Dubai Final Four; Nadal Closes In On Another Acapulco Title

The Top 4 seeds including former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are in the semifinals Friday in Dubai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:01 pm in Dubai, Latin Swing | 162 Comments »

March 1st, 2012

Super SFs In Dubai: Djokovic v Murray, Federer v Del Potro; Tomic Takes On Isner At Delray

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray meet in the Dubai semifinals followed by Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:54 pm in Dubai | 235 Comments »

March 1st, 2012

Murray v Berdych, Tsonga v Del Potro Thursday In Dubai; Roddick Out For Revenge In Delray

With seven of the top 10 in the quarterfinals, it promises to be a blockbuster day in Dubai.

Posted by Staff @ 12:46 am in Dubai | 90 Comments »

February 29th, 2012

Ernests Gulbis: “If I Don’t Make Nothing Of This Year, Next Year, That’s It, My Career Is Over!” [Video]

Ernests Gulbis doesn’t want to be playing on the tennis tour when he’s 30!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:37 pm in Videos | 23 Comments »

February 28th, 2012

Roddick Rallies In Delray, Avoids Third Straight Loss; Djokovic, Federer, Murray Return In Dubai

Andy Roddick avoided a third straight loss while Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray return to play in Dubai.

Posted by Staff @ 11:15 pm in Dubai | 21 Comments »

February 28th, 2012

Bernard Tomic: Taking A Set From Federer More Exciting Than Taking One From Djokovic [Video]

Bernard Tomic said taking a set of Roger Federer was more of a thrill than taking one off of Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:14 am in Videos | 19 Comments »

February 26th, 2011

Can Federer Stop a Djokovic Dubai Three-Peat on Huge Saturday of Tennis?

Federer v. Djokovic in Dubai headline a great day of tennis.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:49 am in Dubai | 123 Comments »

February 24th, 2011

Federer, Djokovic Near Rematch in Dubai; Del Potro Getting Scary

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic appear to be on another collision course.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:02 pm in Dubai | 148 Comments »

February 24th, 2011

Roger Federer Admits His Mind Wanders; Americans Querrey, Blake Lose in Delray

Roger Federer opens up about his lack of concentration.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:47 am in Dubai | 50 Comments »

February 27th, 2010

Djokovic Ahead Before Desert Rain Halts Dubai Final; Gulbis a Game From First Final

Rain has halted the Dubai final and the Delray semifinal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:53 pm in 2010 Season, Dubai | 32 Comments »

February 24th, 2010

Rafter Edges McEnroe in ATP Seniors Delray Beach Final

Pat Rafter was pushed all the way before completing a 7-6(4), 7-6(1) victory in a thrilling final against John McEnroe at the ATP Champions Tour event in Delray Beach on Tuesday night.

Posted by Special @ 9:51 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 21st, 2010

Federer Pulls from Dubai with Lung Infection; ATP Previews

Notes: Roger Federer withdraws at the last minute with a lung infection; the appearance-money-laden Dubai event feature five of the Top 10; openers of interest include (8) Simon vs. Baghdatis, (5) Tsonga vs. the hot-handed Llodra; Andy Roddick pulled out of the event with no reason given; that’s around a mil saved by the Dubai organizers with Federer’s withdrawal; Djokovic beat David Ferrer in last year’s final; Federer said, “I’m hoping to be back for Indian Wells. But of course there are no promises. This is something that with proper treatment will be finished. I’ve been taking it easy, relaxing as much as possible. My breathing is a bit difficult and everything feels a bit slow. I can’t take any chances until I’m fit again. It could be better, it could be worse.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 am in Tennis | 41 Comments »

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