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April 14th, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic Headline Start Of Clay Season At Monte Carlo

The clay season officially opens!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:24 pm in Clay Season, Monte Carlo | 60 Comments »

February 26th, 2018

Schwartzman Beats Verdasco for ATP Rio Title; Next Meeting in Acapulco 1st Round

“Everything was perfect — every match, every set was perfect for me, playing my best tennis,” Schwartzman said afterwards. “I think he was a little bit tired in the [end] of the second set and for me it was important because I was fresh.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:11 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

February 18th, 2018

Cilic, Thiem, Carreno Busta Favorites at ATP Rio; Preview

Tough start for (1) Cilic vs. a qualifier then Monfils…

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 10th, 2018

Top 10ers Thiem, Carreno Busta at ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires; Preview

Tough starts for (7) Cuevas vs. Monfils and (2) Carreno Busta vs. G-Lo in an all-Spanish meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 21st, 2018

Nadal Survives The Schwartz At Australian Open; Dimitrov Downs Kyrgios In Thriller

Rafael Nadal has won his last 11 matches in Grand Slam play.

Posted by Staff @ 8:17 am in Australian Open | 8 Comments »

January 7th, 2018

Muguruza, 4 of Top 10 at WTA/ATP Sydney; Preview

Four of the Top 10 seeds and a field LOADED with floaters…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting openers for (1) Muguruza vs. the veteran Bertens, (7) Goerges vs. Stosur (winner to meet Gavrilova), (3) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (6) Stephens vs. (Q) Giorgi (winner to meet Kvitova), (4) Konta vs. Radwanska, (8) Sevastova vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Williams vs. the Safarova/Kerber winner…

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December 29th, 2017

Murray, Dimitrov, WTA 5 of Top 10 Headline ATP/WTA Brisbane; Preview

Muguruza leads five of the Top 10 players on the WTA rankings, in addition to former Slam winners Kvitova and Stosur…Muguruza and Pliskova receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for (1) Muguruza after a bye vs. 2017 breakout player Witthoeft, (7) Sevastova vs. Stosur, (4) Garcia vs. the upset specialist Cornet, (6) Mladenovic vs. the Kvitova/Anett Kontaveit winner, and (5) Konta vs. Keys…

Posted by Staff @ 10:44 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 22nd, 2017

Tsonga Continues Career Year with ATP Antwerp Crown

“He was serving unbelievable today,” the Argentine said of Tsonga. “I am trying always to return but he played better than me. He deserved to win. He’s a big player.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:55 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 14th, 2017

Goffin, Tsonga, Kyrgios Lead Charge Next Week at ATP Antwerp

(2) Tsonga after a bye faces the winner of two qualifiers; (6) Cuevas starts against a qualifier then likely meets the big-serving Karlovic; (4) Schwartzman after a bye will likely meet Shapovalov 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 1st, 2017

Cilic, Thiem, Raonic Headline ATP Tokyo; Preview

Interesting starts for (5) Anderson vs. Simon, (3) Raonic vs. Troicki, (6) Querrey vs. Gasquet, (4) Goffin vs. Lopez, (8) Schwartzman vs. Young, and (2) Thiem vs. Johnson…

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Anderson, C-Busta Into Unlikely US Open Semifinals; Rafa, Federer-Del Potro Wednesday

“It is something that I always dreamed,” Carreno Busta said upon reaching his first Grand Slam final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 am in Tennis, US Open | 243 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Querrey Coasts, Shapovalov’s US Open Run Ends; Former Champs Federer, Nadal, Del Potro Monday

Who will emerge as a first-time Grand Slam finalist from the bottom half of the US Open men’s draw? We are closer to a determination.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in US Open | 12 Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Nadal Shocked By Shapovalov In Montreal; Federer Wins 17th Straight v Ferrer

Rafael Nadal lost to an 18-year-old at the Canadian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 2:00 am in Canadian Open | 23 Comments »

July 22nd, 2017

Haas, Veterans Look to Spice-Up Dull German Open Field; Preview

Wildcards went to Germans Daniel Altmaier, Tommy Haas and Maximilian Marterer…Haas was a finalist in 2011, falling to Juan Monaco…

Posted by Staff @ 3:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 19th, 2017

Top Seed, Cuevas, Haas Lose at ATP Bastad

Wildcards for the tournament went to former world No. 2 Tommy Haas and Swedes Elias and Mikael Ymer. Haas lost his opener to Argentine Facundo Bagnis 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2. Elias Ymer lost to the two-time finalist Verdasco 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »