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June 17th, 2017

Federer, 0-1 on Grass This Season, Heads to Halle as 8-time Champion; ATP Preview

Tough openers and early-rounders for (1) Federer second round vs. M.Zverev, (3) Nishikori vs. Verdasco, (8) Ramos-Vinolas second round vs. Dr. Ivo, (5) Monfils vs. Gasquet in an all-French (winner to face Haas), and (2) Thiem vs. Ferrer, who has a career grasscourt title to his credit, second round…

Posted by Staff @ 4:50 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

June 9th, 2017

Nadal Returns To French Open Final, Will Face Wawrinka Who Outlasts Murray In 5

It’s Rafa and Stanley for the French Open title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:00 pm in French Open | 51 Comments »

June 7th, 2017

Novak Djokovic Is In Freefall

Novak Djokovic needs help. Not the Andre Agassi kind of help, either.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:49 pm in French Open | 91 Comments »

June 7th, 2017

Djokovic Mentally Bails at French Open; Nadal, Thiem Book Semifinal

“All and all, I think it was decided in the first set,” Djokovic said after the match. “He deserved to win. He was definitely the better player on court today.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:05 pm in French Open, Tennis | 33 Comments »

June 5th, 2017

Djokovic v Thiem, Nadal v Carreno Busta; French Open Tuesday Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews Tuesday’s matches.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:13 pm in French Open | 158 Comments »

June 5th, 2017

Novak Djokovic: Thiem Will Step It Up And Try Something Special Against Me

Dominic Thiem won just one game the last time he met Novak Djokovic. Can he do better Tuesday in Paris?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:44 am in French Open | No Comments »

June 4th, 2017

Djokovic, Thiem Set Meeting; Murray v Khachanov Monday at French Open

“I hope [coach] Andre [Agassi] only saw the second and third sets,” Djokovic joked in his post-match interview.

Posted by Staff @ 8:23 pm in French Open, Tennis | 22 Comments »

June 2nd, 2017

Nadal and Raonic Cruise, Djokovic Bends But Doesn’t Break at French Open

“Today was one of the best matches I have ever played, without a doubt,” said Nadal, who will next meet No. 17-seeded countryman Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 5:33 pm in French Open, Tennis | 32 Comments »

May 31st, 2017

Top Dogs Ease Through, Johnson Pulls Heart Strings at French Open

“Midway second set until maybe midway third set, that’s where I allowed him to believe more that he can get back into the match, and he started playing better,” Djokovic said. “I felt like maybe I took the foot off the gas a little bit.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:21 pm in French Open, Tennis | 33 Comments »

May 28th, 2017

Thiem Dream; Nadal, Djokovic On Court Monday at French Open

“I was a bit nervous before the match,” Thiem said. “This tournament is the biggest highlight of the year of the year for me, the Slam on clay.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 pm in French Open | 17 Comments »

May 27th, 2017

Dominic Thiem: I Now Feel Like I Belong In The Top 10

Dominic Thiem says Rafael Nadal is 100% the big favorite to win the French Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:58 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 23rd, 2017

Poll: Who’s Your Early Favorite To Win The French Open?

Sean Randall has an early preview of the French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:37 pm in French Open | 78 Comments »

May 20th, 2017

Djokovic Tames Thiem, Will Meet Zverev In Rome Final

Novak Djokovic goes for his first Masters title of the year.

Posted by Staff @ 8:36 pm in Rome | 63 Comments »

May 19th, 2017

Terrific Thiem Topples Nadal, Awaits Rain-Delayed Djokovic-DelPo Winner In Rome SF

There will be at least three new faces in the Rome semifinals on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Rome | 89 Comments »

May 18th, 2017

Nadal v Thiem, Djokovic v Del Potro On Big Friday In Rome

Sean Randall previews a fabulous Friday in Rome.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:44 pm in Rome | 84 Comments »