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September 22nd, 2013

Previews: Azarenka vs. Venus at Tokyo; ATP Events

Tough openers for (4) Simon after a bye vs. the winner of Karlovic-Tomic, and (7) Nieminen vs. the Dutch riser Sijsling…Wildcards went to three dudes whose names you can’t pronounce…Pulling from the event were Ivan Dodig, Andy Murray (back surgery), and Tommy Robredo…Gasquet beat Simon in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Gasquet (2012) and Simon (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 8:02 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 23rd, 2013

Mahut, F-Lo, Vesnina, Halep Win Grass Titles Entering Wimbledon

“She played the conditions much better than I did,” said Hampton, who is projected to rise to No. 25 in the rankings. “Honestly, I was surprised how she was even hitting the ball in the court [in the wind], and on top of that she was playing some very good tennis. She was very deserving of the title today…I have given myself like a two-hour time limit to sulk, basically the journey up to Wimbledon — I can sulk during that and maybe have a little chocolate, and then move on and get on with Wimbledon.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:15 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

February 23rd, 2013

Tsonga Seeks Second Marseille Crown Against Berdych; Spaniards Ferrer, Lopez Also In Finals

There will be lots of firepower in France tomorrow when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga tangles with Tomas Berdych for the Marseille title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:47 pm in Dubai, Marseille, Memphis | 17 Comments »

February 22nd, 2013

Simon Upends Del Potro, Meets Tsonga In Marseille SF; Spaniards Ferrer, Almagro, Lopez Also Friday Winners

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved 5 matchpoints against Bernard Tomic in Marseille while the run of Jack Sock came to and end in Marseille.

Posted by Staff @ 9:58 pm in Dubai, Marseille, Memphis | 70 Comments »

April 22nd, 2012

Serbia, Czechs Gain Fed Cup Final; Women’s Top 8 in Stuttgart; Previews

Over the weekend the defending champion Czech Republic moved into the final behind current Wimbledon holder Petra Kvitova, and in the final they will meet the hungry Serbian squad, powered by former No. 1s Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, with the Serbs in their first-ever final.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 20th, 2012

Tomic Ousts Another Seed, Lines-up Federer at Australian Open

Tomic will next face No. 3 seed Roger Federer, who defeated “Dr.” Ivo Karlovic 7-6(6), 7-5, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 9:16 am in Tennis | 32 Comments »

October 14th, 2011

Murray Stays On Track For Shanghai Title; Ferrer Edges Roddick

Andy Murray looks primed to complete his Asian sweep this weekend in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 11:08 pm in Shanghai | 13 Comments »

July 10th, 2011

Serbia Advances, U.S. Beat by Spain in Davis Cup; Wrap & Previews

Sweden was doomed without Robin Soderling, who skipped the tie to “rest,” even though that rest ends this week when he plays the ATP event in Bastad.

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 28 Comments »

July 9th, 2011

Roddick Rocked in Hometown as US Goes Down 0-2 to Spain; Agassi Gets Inducted

Roddick stumbles, Spain on top of USA 2-0 in Davis Cup.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:36 am in Davis Cup, hall of fame | 48 Comments »

June 24th, 2011

Feliciano Lopez Rips ATP Player Rep Justin Gimelstob on Twitter

Feliciano Lopez ripped into Justin Gimelstob for comments he made about the Spaniard.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:00 pm in Wimbledon | 20 Comments »

April 30th, 2011

Del Potro Into Estoril Final Against Verdasco; Djokovic Gets Walkover in Belgrade

Juan Martin Del Potro is in the Estoril final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:39 pm in Estoril | 4 Comments »

October 4th, 2010

Del Potro Manhandled in Tokyo; Berdych, Verdasco Upset in Beijing; Nadal, Roddick Today

Juan Martin Del Potro is still winless in his comeback. Rafael Nadal leads five of the top 6 in action today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:17 pm in beijing | 42 Comments »

July 31st, 2010

Murray into LA Semifinals, Plays Lopez Tonight; Sharapova Alive in Stanford

Andy Murray is on track for his first Los Angeles title.

Posted by Staff @ 2:33 pm in Los Angeles, Stanford | 57 Comments »

June 11th, 2010

Nadal, Murray Upset in Queens; Federer Having His Way in Halle

Roger Federer advanced in Halle while Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray were upset in Queen’s.

Posted by Staff @ 10:25 pm in Grass season, Halle, Queens | 73 Comments »

April 23rd, 2010

Feliciano Lopez and Girlfriend Maria Jose Suarez Expecting a Child?

Feliciano Lopez to be a father soon?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:10 am in 2010 Season, Tennis Gossip | 6 Comments »

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