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February 26th, 2017

Sock Handed ATP Delray Title After Raonic Withdrawal

“I’m sure Milos would have loved to play, but you’ve got to look ahead with some big tournaments coming up,” said Sock, who improved to an 11-1 win-loss record and will move to a career-high rank of No. 18.

Posted by Staff @ 3:59 pm in 2017 Season | 8 Comments »

February 25th, 2017

Del Potro v Raonic Tonight In Delray Beach; 18-Year-Old Casper Ruud Reaches Rio SFs

It’s a big man clash in the semifinals of Delray Beach tonight.

Posted by Staff @ 10:26 am in Rio | No Comments »

February 18th, 2017

Raonic Top Seed at Delray Beach; French Flair at Marseille; ATP Previews

First-round matches to look for are (4) Querrey vs. Sela who he is 2-2 against career, (7) Del Potro vs. Anderson in a meeting of former Delray champions, (4) Johnson vs. crafty fellow American (WC) Kozlov, and (1) Karlovic vs. Young in a rematch of the 2015 Delray final (winner to possibly meet Fritz)…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 20th, 2016

Nadal Gets Walkover In Rio, Thiem Tames Ferrer; Del Potro Wins In Delray; Berdych v Kyrgios In Marseille

Rafael Nadal had an easy day in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 26 Comments »

February 18th, 2016

Nadal v Almagro In Rio; Del Potro Continues Comeback In Delray; Berdych Battles Zverev In Marseille

It’s a busy Thursday on the ATP with Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro in action on three different continents.

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 am in Marseille, Rio | 34 Comments »

February 17th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro Wins Easily In Return, Feels He Could Still Be Dangerous One Day

Juan Martin Del Potro makes a successful return to tennis.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:01 am in 2016 Season | 17 Comments »

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 »