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October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 29th, 2016

Berdych Battles Vesely In Shenzhen Rematch; Thiem, Dimitrov, Khachanov Headline Chengdu QFs

20-year-old Karen Khachanov will try to reach his first career ATP semifinal in Chengdu.

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Asia | No Comments »

September 26th, 2016

Lucas Pouille Captures First ATP Title, Takes Down Dominic Thiem In Metz

Lucas Pouille picked up his first career ATP title Sunday in Metz.

Posted by Staff @ 10:26 am in 2016 Season | 3 Comments »

September 24th, 2016

Wawrinka v Zverev in St. Petersburg Final; Thiem Faces Pouille For Metz Title

Two good finals are on tap Sunday on the ATP tour. Will Alex Zverev and/or Lucas Pouille win their first titles?

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in 2016 Season | 33 Comments »

September 23rd, 2016

Berdych v Zverev In St. Petersburg, Wawrinka Keeps Rolling; Thiem Takes On Simon In Metz

Some good Saturday semifinal matchups on the ATP in Europe.

Posted by Staff @ 4:10 pm in 2016 Season | 1 Comment »

September 17th, 2016

US Open Champ Wawrinka in Russia, French in Metz; ATP Previews

The St. Petersburg Open in Russia welcomes US Open champion Stan Wawrinka and three of the Top 10, while the Moselle Open in France features Dominic Thiem and a strong French contingent this week on the ATP World Tour

Posted by Staff @ 7:59 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 5th, 2016

Murray Destroys Dimitrov At US Open; Djokovic And 3 Frenchmen In Tuesday QFs

The quarterfinals are set at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in US Open | 77 Comments »

August 26th, 2016

US Open Draw Preview: Can Anyone Stop A Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Final?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open draw. Will we see another Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in US Open | 70 Comments »

August 19th, 2016

Murray Tops Tomic, Big-Serving Raonic Next on Saturday at Cincinnati; Cilic-Dimitrov In Other SF

I’ve spent a lot of time with [coach] John [McEnroe] talking about various different things he think I need to improve when I come forward, angles to cover, what other guys can and cannot do. I think I’ve made good progress there.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 pm in Cincinnati | 15 Comments »

July 29th, 2016

Dominic Thiem Admits He’s Played A Lot Of Tennis Already This Year And It’s Taking Its Toll

Has Dominic Thiem overplayed in 2016?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:35 am in Canadian Open | 2 Comments »

July 21st, 2016

Zverev Takes Down Fritz In D.C. Teen Tussle, Isner, Monfils Advance; Thiem Upset By Melzer In Kitzbuhel

Alexander Zverev rolled fellow teen Taylor Fritz in Washington D.C. Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:41 am in Washington | 14 Comments »

July 20th, 2016

Dimitrov, Bouchard, Defending Champ Stephens Fall In D.C.; Fritz v Zverev Today; Venus In Stanford

Teens Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz collide this afternoon in steamy Washington D.C.

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 am in Stanford, Washington | 4 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

ATP Previews: Thiem Machine in Kitzbuhel; Umag; Gstaad

.(1) Cuevas could have a difficult start against G-Lo, and (6) Carreno Busta “Rhymes” starts against the veteran Seppi…

Posted by Staff @ 1:14 am in Tennis | Comments Off

June 24th, 2016

Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic With Federer, Raonic, Nishikori; Murray Looks Good

Sean Randall previews the men’s Wimbledon event.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:35 am in Wimbledon | 88 Comments »

June 18th, 2016

8-Time Halle Champion Roger Federer Falls To The Future In Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev picked up the first of what will be many career Top 10 wins. Now he’s seeking a first ATP title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:59 pm in Halle | 13 Comments »