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August 18th, 2017

Rain Stops Rafa, Dimitrov Dumps Delpo, Isner, Ferrer Advance At Cincinnati

Rain played havoc with the Thursday schedule in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 1:08 am in Cincinnati | 19 Comments »

August 12th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Headline ATP Cincinnati Field; Preview

Interesting starts for (9) Goffin vs. Kyrgios, (3) Thiem vs. the Fognini-Medvedev winner, (12) Bautista Agut vs. (WC) Donaldson, and (10) Berdych vs. Del Potro…

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 8th, 2017

Dominic Thiem: The Younger Gen Can Beat Big 4 Players, But It’s Hard Beating Multiple Big 4s In Events

Dominic Thiem discusses the problem the younger players are having breaking through.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:30 am in Canadian Open | 8 Comments »

August 8th, 2017

Del Potro Beats Isner In Canada, Kyrgios Wins; Sock, Thiem Tuesday

Juan Martin del Potro ended the recent run of John Isner stopping the American’s 8-match win streak with a 7-5, 7-5 win in the Canadian Open first round. “It’s amazing for me,” said del Potro.” I missed this tournament a lot. I couldn’t play the last editions because of my wrist. But now I’m in [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:51 am in Canadian Open | 3 Comments »

August 4th, 2017

Nishikori Stops Del Potro’s DC Streak At 2am; Roanic, Zverev Advance But Thiem, Dimitrov Out

They played until 2am Thursday night in Washington.

Posted by Staff @ 10:08 am in Washington | 2 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

July 8th, 2017

Favorites Federer, Amped Djokovic Advance Into Round of 16 at Wimbledon

“Every time I play against him he’s stronger than the time before,” the Swiss said of his almost mirror-image rival Dimitrov. “I’m ready for a tough one but sure again, another exciting match because he’s a great shotmaker.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

July 6th, 2017

Federer Conquers Nerves; Murray, Nadal Up Friday at Wimbledon

“I struggled early on,” Federer said. “I couldn’t get rid of the nerves.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Thiem Leads This Week at Inaugural Grasscourt ATP Stop in Turkey

Potential tough openers for (6) Troicki vs. Berlocq and (7) Coric vs. Mannarino…

Posted by Staff @ 2:34 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

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 »