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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 | 42 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 »

June 17th, 2016

Roger Federer Faces Alexander Zverev For Spot In Halle Final; Dominic Thiem Gets Day Off

Roger Federer closes in on his ninth Halle title.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Halle | 88 Comments »

June 16th, 2016

Roger Federer v David Goffin, Dominic Thiem v Philipp Kohlschreiber Friday In Halle

Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem headline a nice Friday line-up in Halle.

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Halle | 20 Comments »

June 14th, 2016

Roger Federer Returns Wednesday In Halle; Tomas Berdych Bounced

Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori are in action Wednesday in Halle.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Halle | 43 Comments »

June 13th, 2016

Nicolas Mahut Masters Den Bosch, Dominic Thiem Takes Stuttgart Title In Rain-Delayed Grass Finals

The 22-year-old became the ninth active player to win titles on three different surfaces in the same year in 2016 after Buenos Aires (clay), Nice (clay), and Acapulco (hard).

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 am in Stuttgart | 24 Comments »

June 12th, 2016

Rain Pushes Both ATP Grasscourt Finals to Monday

Mahut is the defending champion, and also won the title in 2013. Muller is 0-3 in career finals.

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Lead Grass Events Next Week at Halle, Queen’s

Notes: Six of the eight seeds have challenging starts with (1) Murray vs. Mahut, (5) Cilic vs. F-Lo, (6) Bautista Agut vs. Querrey, (3) Raonic vs. Kyrgios, (7) Isner vs. Del Potro, and (2) Wawrinka vs. Hot Sauce…The all-Brit wildcard allocation went to Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans and James Ward…

Posted by Staff @ 6:21 pm in Halle, Queens, Tennis | 172 Comments »

June 10th, 2016

Roger Federer Faces Dominic Thiem In Stuttgart, Del Potro Also In SF; Big Servers Rule In Den Bosch

After losing to him in Rome, Roger Federer gets a rematch with Dominic Thiem on his favorite surface Saturday in Stuttgart.

Posted by Staff @ 7:11 pm in Stuttgart | 116 Comments »

June 7th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Now Leads Andy Murray By Over 8,000 Ranking Points! Dominic Thiem Into Top 10

Novak Djokovic has increased his ranking lead.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:02 am in Rankings | 58 Comments »

June 5th, 2016

Federer, Del Potro Kick Off Grass Season Amidst Challengers at ATP Stuttgart

Notes: Roger Federer after skipping the French Open with a back injury returns to kick off the grasscourt season at Stuttgart…Federer is the lone Top 10er, but a strong field includes a number of floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting starters include (1) Federer vs. the American top prospect Fritz, (8) Pouille vs. the Aussie Millman (winner to face the Del Potro vs. Dimitrov victor) and (7) Kohlschreiber vs. the French riser Herbert…

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 pm in Tennis | 79 Comments »

June 3rd, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray Will Decide New French Open Champion

A win would have the Serb holding all four Slam titles simultaneously for the first time since Rod Laver in 1969.

Posted by Staff @ 11:52 pm in French Open | 25 Comments »

June 2nd, 2016

Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem, Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka; French Open SFs Picks And Pans

Sean Randall gives his picks for the 2016 French Open men’s semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:29 pm in French Open | 201 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray On French Open Collision Course, But The Scot Is A Round Ahead

Will this compressed schedule really hurt Novak Djokovic? Or maybe it helps him?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:38 pm in French Open | 155 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Djokovic Nails, Gasquet Bails on Wednesday at French Open; Thursday Previews

“It was very, very important to win the second set because it was a very physical match up to that point,” said Murray, who reverted to his grinding form after trouble in the first two rounds of the event.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:06 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »