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April 24th, 2017

Nadal, Murray Vie for ATP Barcelona Crown; Budapest; ATP Previews

Potential tough starts for (16) Lopez vs. G-Lo, and (9) Gasquet vs. (WC) Robredo…Wildcards were awarded to Murray, Robredo, Zverev, Albert Montanes, and Mikael Ymer…

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 14th, 2017

Monte Carlo Preview: Murray, Djokovic Return To Battle; Nadal Seeks 10th Title

Sean Randall previews the first big clay event of the season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:29 pm in Monte Carlo | 18 Comments »

March 26th, 2017

Federer, Del Potro Advanced To Miami 3R Showdown; Nadal, Nishikori Return Sunday

Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro and Stan Wawrinka all advanced Saturday at Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Miami | 9 Comments »

March 20th, 2017

Miami Draw Men’s Preview: Federer Leads Way But Del Potro Awaits In 3rd RD, Nadal Seeks First Title

Sean Randall previews the Miami Open. Can Roger Federer keep it going?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:38 pm in Miami | 48 Comments »

March 17th, 2017

Carreno Busta Moves Into First Masters SF Outlasting Cuevas At Indian Wells; Federer-Kyrgios Friday

Roger Federer will try to gain revenge on Nick Kyrgios Friday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 12:20 am in Indian Wells | 3 Comments »

March 16th, 2017

Federer Beats Down Nadal, Djokovic Falls To Kyrgios; Wawrinka vs. Thiem Thursday at Indian Wells

“But most importantly, I won Australia. That was big for me. On the comeback, I look back at that and think that was one of the coolest things I ever experienced in my career.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:21 am in Indian Wells | 50 Comments »

February 28th, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal, Del Potro v Tiafoe Tuesday In Acapulco

The Top 4 seeds plus Juan Martin del Potro are in action Tuesday in Acapulco.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 am in Acapulco | 17 Comments »

February 27th, 2017

Thiem Beats Carreno Busta To Win ATP Rio Title

“This is the best feeling you can have, winning a title,” Thiem said afterwards. “It’s all you practice for. I played five very good matches, especially in the semis and final against amazing players.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Rio | No Comments »

February 19th, 2017

Nishikori, Thiem, Clay Floaters Make ATP Rio a Tough Slough; Preview

First-round matches that deserve a second look are a gassed (1) Nishikori vs. Brazil’s Bellucci, (4) Carreno Busta vs. Brazil’s Souza who he lost to in their only career meeting, (6) Ferrer vs. the Buenos Aires winner Dolgopolov who he lost to three years ago at this event, a Robredo vs. Fognini veteran match-up (winner to face (5) Ramos Vinolas), (7) Lorenzi vs. Delbonis who he is 0-3 career against, and (2) Thiem vs. the back-from-injury Tipsarevic in a first-time meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 5:44 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 16th, 2017

Cilic, Thiem Lead Rotterdam Winners Thursday; Dimitrov Now 16-1 On Season

The Top 6 seeds all made the quarterfinals in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Rotterdam | 1 Comment »

February 15th, 2017

Zverevs Go Down In 3 At Rotterdam; Berdych v Gasquet Thursday

The brothers Zverev couldn’t hold leads today in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 6:18 pm in Rotterdam | 2 Comments »

February 11th, 2017

Top-seeded Thiem vs. Zverev in Opening Round at Strong ATP Rotterdam; Preview

Tops 10ers Cilic and Thiem lead the field…The match of the tournament could be the first-round blockbuster (2) Thiem vs. the young riser Alexander Zverev…Other openers of the interest include (1) Cilic coming off an early loss last week vs. the mercurial Paire, (4) Berdych after opening against a qualifier vs. the Gasquet-Troicki winner, (8) Pouille vs. the veteran Kohlschreiber, and (5) Dimitrov challenged by the older net-rushing Zverev…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:23 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 4th, 2017

Dimitrov Doesn’t Diss Sofia; Cilic in Montpellier; ATP Previews

Thiem the only Top 10er, and Dimitrov must have received a chunk as he decided to return to his home-country tournament in 2017 after a perceived diss last year…

Posted by Staff @ 4:53 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 8th, 2017

Dimitrov Beats Nishikori to Break 2-1/2 Year Title Drought

Dimitrov improved to 5-5 in career finals. Nishikori fell to 11-10, starting a losing streak of his own now in finals, falling in his last five since winning in Memphis last year.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:38 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2017

Thiem, ‘C’-Level Marquee Players at ATP Sydney, Auckland; Previews

(8) Granollers starts against Hot Sauce, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Fognini, and (6) Muller vs. Dolgopolov…(2) Cuevas looking at a tough encounter with Mahut 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Auckland, Sydney | 11 Comments »