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July 16th, 2018

Ferrer Defends, Schwartzman Leads at ATP Bastad; Preview

Wildcards went to Spain’s Jaume Munar, Norway’s Casper Ruud and Sweden’s Mikael Ymer…

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

June 4th, 2018

Nadal Wins Again At French, Del Potro Downs Isner; Zverev v Thiem In QF

The fourth round began at the French Open Monday in Paris. Two matches went straight sets, two went the distance. Rafael Nadal upped his win streak to 13 and 38 straight sets after easing past 22-year-old Maximilian Marterer 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4). The German Marterer actually pushed Nadal early gain a quick break. And then again [...]

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in French Open | 140 Comments »

May 14th, 2018

Djokovic Downs Dolgopolov In Rome; Berdych v Shapovalov Tues.

Novak Djokovic got back on track Monday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 pm in Rome | 10 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid…

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 28th, 2018

Zverev Defending Champion Next Week at ATP Munich; Preview

Potential tough starts for the oft-injured (7) Monfils vs. the riser Basic, and (6) Kohlschreiber vs. Karlovic…

Posted by Staff @ 6:20 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Nadal and Spain Survive Marathon, Davis Cup World Group Semifinals Set

Rafael Nadal in his return from injury and David Ferrer needed their all to edge past Germany in the fifth and final match, where Ferrer defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(1), 3-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 7:57 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 33 Comments »

March 25th, 2018

Del Potro Ups Win Streak To 13 In Miami, Dimitrov Dumped; Kyrgios v Fognini Tomorrow

Juan Martin del Potro has now won 13 straight matches.

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 pm in Miami | 37 Comments »

March 4th, 2018

Fiery Fognini Loses 1st 13 Points Then Wins ATP Sao Paulo Championship

Fognini lost the first 13 points of the contest as Jarry claimed the first set in 22 minutes.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:48 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

February 25th, 2018

Cuevas Goes for 4 in a Row at ATP Sao Paulo; Preview

Cuevas, the three-time defending champion, in last year’s final defeated Ramos Vinolas from a set down.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

February 24th, 2018

Shapovalov Beats Fritz, Tiafoe-Chung Suspended In Delray; Thiem Tamed In Rio

Youngsters Frances Tiafoe, Denis Shapovalov and Karen Khachanov are all in semifinal play Saturday on the ATP tour.

Posted by Staff @ 1:07 am in Marseille | 13 Comments »

February 18th, 2018

Cilic, Thiem, Carreno Busta Favorites at ATP Rio; Preview

Tough start for (1) Cilic vs. a qualifier then Monfils…

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 10th, 2018

Top 10ers Thiem, Carreno Busta at ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires; Preview

Tough starts for (7) Cuevas vs. Monfils and (2) Carreno Busta vs. G-Lo in an all-Spanish meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 20th, 2018

Zverev Flames Out Again At Australian Open; Djokovic Is Hip, Federer Advances

The third round wrapped up at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in Australian Open | 232 Comments »

January 7th, 2018

Muguruza, 4 of Top 10 at WTA/ATP Sydney; Preview

Four of the Top 10 seeds and a field LOADED with floaters…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting openers for (1) Muguruza vs. the veteran Bertens, (7) Goerges vs. Stosur (winner to meet Gavrilova), (3) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (6) Stephens vs. (Q) Giorgi (winner to meet Kvitova), (4) Konta vs. Radwanska, (8) Sevastova vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Williams vs. the Safarova/Kerber winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | Comments Off

October 14th, 2017

Dimitrov, Del Potro Highlight ATP Stockholm Next Week

(1) Dimitrov after a bye will meet the winner of Frenchman Pierre-Hughes Herbert and a qualifier…

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 am in Tennis | Comments Off