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July 26th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Opens Play Wednesday In Toronto; Wawrinka, Berdych, Monfils Tuesday Winners

Novak Djokovic will try to get back on the winning track Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 pm in Canadian Open | 26 Comments »

May 28th, 2016

Djokovic Wins, Gulbis Talks a Lot, Murray v Isner Sunday at French Open

“It is the same thing I had before the tournament,” Tsonga said. “I just came on court pretty good, and feeling really good.

Posted by Staff @ 4:55 pm in French Open | 214 Comments »

October 25th, 2015

Federer Headlines Basel, Ferrer in Valencia; ATP Previews

Federer (2014,’11-10,’08-06) is the lone former champ in the field. “I remember I was always very nervous on court because I always wanted to do so well here,” said Federer, who lost to Andre Agassi in the first round in his first appearance in 1998.

Posted by Staff @ 4:02 pm in Tennis | 47 Comments »

August 14th, 2015

Nadal, Djokovic, Murray All Winners, Kyrgios The Big Loser Thursday In Montreal; Serena In Toronto QFs

It’s a big quartefinal day Friday at the Canadian Open in Montreal.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in Canadian Open | 241 Comments »

June 17th, 2015

Federer Downs Gulbis In Halle; Anderson Ousts Wawrinka At Queen’s

Roger Federer avenged his loss Ernests Gulbis in Halle today.

Posted by Staff @ 7:02 pm in Halle, Queens | 66 Comments »

May 24th, 2015

Federer Has More Issues Off Court Than On It In French Open Win; Sharapova, Murray Monday

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were first round winners today, but they’re weren’t much happy.

Posted by Staff @ 4:29 pm in French Open | 9 Comments »

May 20th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Leads My List Of French Open Favorites

Let’s handicap the French Open favorites.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:02 pm in French Open | 97 Comments »

May 18th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Simon, Isner at Nice; Geneva, Strasbourg, Nurnberg

Notes: Gulbis is defending the Nice title (d. Federico Delbonis) then a Roland Garros semifinal…Gulbis is 1-11 win-loss this year…(8) Monaco could start against Querrey…Wildcards went to France’s Maxime Hamou and Lucas Pouille, and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis…Withdrawing from the tournament were Simone Bolelli, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Martin Klizan, and Diego Schwartzman…Gulbis (2015) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in Tennis | 32 Comments »

May 15th, 2015

The Top 10 Worst ATP Players Entering the 2015 French Open

With a minimum of five matches, Argentina’s Maximo Gonzalez is a perfect 0-5 on the year to lead all players in the 2015 Worst Player race, but of special note is Ernests Gulbis and his stellar 1-11 win-loss record in 2015 while maintaining a No. 22 ranking.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:07 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal in Barcelona, Loaded WTA Stuttgart

Kei Nishikoi beat Santiago Giraldo in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the final are Nishikori (2014), Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010) and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 13th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Opens Clay Campaign Tuesday In Monte Carlo; Gulbis Wins One Game

Novak Djokovic opens his 2015 clay season Tuesday in Monte Carlo. Will a French Open title be waiting at the end of it?

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Monte Carlo | 19 Comments »

March 24th, 2015

Miami Men’s Preview: Will Novak Djokovic Defend Or Can Rafael Nadal Finally Win In South Florida?

Sean Randall previews the Miami men’s event.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:32 am in Miami | 45 Comments »

February 24th, 2015

Ernests Gulbis Doesn’t Want To Be Recognized As A Tennis Player, So He Checks In His Racquets At Airports

Ernests Gulbis knows what’s wrong with his game, but can he fix it?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:53 am in Dubai, Indian Wells | 4 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Brutal Field at WTA Doha; ATP Previews

Nadal a question mark after a cramp-ridden semifinal loss on Saturday at the Rio Open…Not a lot of early challenges besides (7) Andujar opening against Almagro…Wildcards went to Argentines Guido Andreozzi, Renzo Olivo and Horacio Zeballos…David Ferrer beat Fognini in last year’s final…Nadal is making his first appearance in Buenos Aires in 10 years…Ferrer passes on the opportunity to win a fourth consecutive Buenos Aires title in a row…Returning former champs in the field are Almagro (2011), Robredo (2009), and Juan Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

February 20th, 2015

Nadal Into Rio QFs; Bolelli Beats Raonic For First Top 10 Win In Marseille, Def Champ Gulbis Winless in 2015

So far so good for the King of Clay Rafael Nadal in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 15 Comments »