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August 18th, 2013

Will Isner Pull? Previews: ATP Winston-Salem, WTA New Haven

Notes: Will Isner pull out after his draining run in Cincinnati? Probably…Not a lot of floating talent, and all 16 seeds receive first-round byes…Potentially tough opening-round match-ups for seeds after byes include (11) Nieminen vs. (WC) Fish, (9) Melzer vs. the rising Dutchman Sijsling, and (5) Paire vs. Blake…Other wildcards went to Berdych, Spain’s Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco, and Belgian Romain Bogaerts…Pulling from the event were Carlos Berlocq, Nikolay Davydenko, Marcel Granollers, Tommy Haas, Albert Ramos, the doping-suspended Viktor Troicki, and Horacio Zeballos…Isner is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Berdych in the final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:08 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

August 15th, 2013

Federer, Nadal Survive, Set Up Friday Night Cincinnati Showdown; Djokovic, Murray Roll

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will take their rivalry to the Midwest of American in Cincinnati Friday night.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:16 pm in Cincinnati | 185 Comments »

August 3rd, 2013

Juan Martin Del Potro Has Won 12 Straight Matches In Washington, Plays Haas Tonight

Juan Martin Del Potro has won 12 straight matches now in Washington.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:24 am in Washington | 12 Comments »

July 27th, 2013

Del Potro Heads Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Three former No. 1s among the seeds…No Williams sisters but plenty of Top 10ers and floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough openers for (1) Azarenka after a bye against Pennetta or Schiavone, (4) Vinci after a bye likely against the veteran Mattek-Sands, (7) Ivanovic vs. Cibulkova, (5) Stosur vs. the rolling Lepchenko, and (2) Radwanska after a bye likely vs. the veteran Hantuchova…Wildcards went to American Allie Kiick, France’s Virginie Razzano, and Stosur…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Bojana Jovanovski, Kristina Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova…Martina Hingis and Hantuchova received a wildcard in doubles…Cibulkova beat Bartoli in the final last year…Returning champions in the field are Cibulkova (2012), Radwanska (2011), and Kuznetsova (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 24th, 2013

Nadal Wins 35th Straight At Barcelona, Ferrer Crashes Out; Raonic v Gulbis Thursday

Rafael Nadal got his game back in gear while countryman and top seed David Ferrer crashed out.

Posted by Staff @ 5:36 pm in Barcelona | 34 Comments »

February 22nd, 2013

Simon Upends Del Potro, Meets Tsonga In Marseille SF; Spaniards Ferrer, Almagro, Lopez Also Friday Winners

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved 5 matchpoints against Bernard Tomic in Marseille while the run of Jack Sock came to and end in Marseille.

Posted by Staff @ 9:58 pm in Dubai, Marseille, Memphis | 70 Comments »

June 18th, 2011

Bartoli, Seppi, Tursunov, Vinci Collect Pre-Wimbledon Grass Titles; X-Notes

John Isner on playing Nicolas Mahut again: “It’s going to be pretty nuts. I couldn’t believe it. I joked with him earlier in the week, last week, and said, ‘Watch us play each other.’ And he said, ‘No, there’s no way. That’s not even funny.’”

Posted by Staff @ 5:37 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 45 Comments »

October 7th, 2010

Djokovic, Roddick, Nadal Could be Tested Friday; Wozniacki Hits No. 1

A big day in men’s tennis is on tap for Friday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:56 pm in 2010 Season, beijing | 152 Comments »

October 4th, 2010

Del Potro Manhandled in Tokyo; Berdych, Verdasco Upset in Beijing; Nadal, Roddick Today

Juan Martin Del Potro is still winless in his comeback. Rafael Nadal leads five of the top 6 in action today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:17 pm in beijing | 42 Comments »

October 3rd, 2010

Nadal, Big Boys in Action at Beijing, Tokyo: ATP Previews

Lots of dangerous floaters in Beijing, with first-round matches of interest including Fish vs. Tipsarevic (winner to face (1) Djokovic), (6) Verdasco vs. Kohlschreiber (winner to face (WC) Isner), (3) Soderling vs. Robredo, (7) Youzhny vs. Ljubicic, and (2) Murray facing a qualifying-tested Mathieu.

Posted by Staff @ 1:41 pm in Tennis | 35 Comments »

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