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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 »

January 19th, 2015

Federer, Nadal Dominate At The Australian Open; Top Seeds Serena, Djokovic In Action Tuesday

The big names along with some new Australian teens won in Melbourne on day one at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 am in Australian Open | 16 Comments »

January 18th, 2015

Former Champions Federer, Nadal, Sharapova Headline Day 1 At Australian Open

What’s happening on Day 1 at the Australian Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:49 pm in Australian Open | 64 Comments »

January 15th, 2015

Australian Open Men’s Draw: Djokovic Drives For Five, Federer v Nadal SF?

A quick preview of the men’s Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:13 pm in Australian Open | 61 Comments »

January 2nd, 2015

Tennis-X 2015 Future Forecast: Pain, Break-ups, Hook-ups And More

If you’re experiencing annual awards burn out, with every tennis site you’ve never heard of churning out awards, let’s ditch 2014 and look at who’s likely to do what (or who) in 2015:

Posted by Staff @ 1:10 pm in 2015 Season | 15 Comments »

October 18th, 2014

Previews: WTA Finals; ATP Basel, Valencia

Wozniacki could sneak out of the White Group with her solid record against her group mates…Former champs in the field are Serena (2013-12,’09,’01), Kvitova (2011) and Sharapova (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 12th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Murray Looking for Vienna Points

The top-seeded Raonic is making his first appearance at the event…Not a deep field with players outside the Top 100 receiving direct entry…Wildcards went to Russians Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Evgeny Donskoy…Raonic after a bye will open against a qualifier…Returning former champs in the field are Seppi (2012) and Youzhny (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

September 27th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal, Serena Rock China Open Field

Women’s Seeds: Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Sara Errani, Ekaterina Makarova, Lucie Safarova, Flavia Pennetta, Andrea Petkovic, Venus Williams

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 21st, 2014

ATP/WTA Preview: Loaded Women’s Field at China Debut Event

Notes: It’s the debut of the Premier 5 Series event in China…Victoria Azarenka pulls from the event with a foot injury, and announces she will miss the rest of the year…Potential tough starts include (1) Serena Williams after a bye vs. her nemesis Cornet, the struggling (6) Bouchard after a bye vs. the resurgent Peng, (4) Sharapova after a bye vs. countrywoman and former world No. 2 Kuznetsova, (5) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Venus/Garcia winner, (16) Petkovic vs. the comer (Q) Vekic, (12) Cibulkova vs. the big-hitting Keys, and (14) Safarova vs. the likewise big-hitting Lisicki…

Posted by Staff @ 6:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 29th, 2014

Djokovic, Murray Dominate At The US Open; Federer, Dimitrov Friday

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are rounding into form. Or is it just a good draw?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:02 am in US Open | 124 Comments »

August 28th, 2014

Ernests Gulbis Is Not Looking Forward To Playing Friend Dominic Thiem At The US Open

Good friends Ernests Gulbis and Dominic Thiem will meet Friday at the US Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:39 pm in US Open | 16 Comments »