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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

October 11th, 2017

Fabio Fognini Fined For US Open , Could Be Suspended From 2 Grand Slam Events

Fabio Fognini has to be on his best behavior at Grand Slams the next 2 years.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 am in ITF | Comments Off

September 24th, 2017

Dzumhur Wins 1st ATP Title for Bosnia and Herzegovina at St. Petersburg

Dzumhur was appearing in his second ATP final after losing earlier this year in the championship match at Winston-Salem to Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain.

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

September 16th, 2017

Bautista Agut, Tsonga, Popular Fognini Lead ATP St. Petersburg; Preview

Tough starts for (8) Struff vs. Coric, then the winner likely facing the streaking Medvedev…

Posted by Staff @ 9:41 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

September 2nd, 2017

Fabio Fognini Has Been Thrown Out Of The US Open

Fabio Fognini got in trouble again.

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in US Open | 4 Comments »

July 30th, 2017

Fognini Stops Cinderella Hanfmann in ATP Gstaad Finale

Both players amazingly won every match in three sets leading to the final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 29th, 2017

Lorenzi Defends, Haas Receives Wild Card at ATP Generali Open in Kitzbuhel; Preview

(6) Struff starts against Haas in an all-German meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 6:15 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 22nd, 2017

50th Anniversary of Swiss Open Features No Federer, Wawrinka; ATP Preview

Apparently no appearance money to attract Swiss legends Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka, so the best local fans get is No. 100-ranked Finn-turned-Swiss Henri Laaksonen…

Posted by Staff @ 4:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

May 17th, 2017

Nadal Has Easy Day, Sock Next In Rome; Nishikori, Wawrinka Advance

Thursday in Rome it’s Rafael Nadal-Jack Sock and Kei Nishikori-Juan Martin del Potro.

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Rome | 35 Comments »

May 17th, 2017

Murray’s Misery Mounts, Falls To Fognini In Rome; Nadal Wednesday

Andy Murray’s slump deepens.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Rome | 69 Comments »