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August 2nd, 2009

ATP/WTA Previews: Roddick Dissed by NYT; Federer Davis Cup

Seeds: Andy Roddick, Juan Martin Del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando Gonzalez, Robin Soderling, Marin Cilic, Tommy Robredo, Tomas Berdych, Mardy Fish, Tommy Haas, Ivo Karlovic, Viktor Troicki, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov, Dudi Sela, Sam Querrey

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 pm in Tennis | 163 Comments »

July 23rd, 2009

US Open Series Begins with a Wimper

The dog days of summer tennis are upon as the top players are all enjoying some time off leaving us fans with little chew on.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:31 pm in French Open, Hamburg, indianapolis, US Open Series, Wimbledon | 57 Comments »

June 25th, 2009

Federer, Murray Heading Toward Final Sunday Collision?

Sean Randall updates the event at Wimbledon which is two rounds in.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:21 pm in Tennis | 318 Comments »

June 5th, 2009

Federer Outlasts Del Potro in French Open Cliffhanger, History Awaits?

Roger Federer is now just three sets from history after an epic win.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:02 pm in French Open | 297 Comments »

June 5th, 2009

Federer the Focus at Tape-Delayed French Open Semifinals

The tradition continues, no live tennis from the men’s French Open semifinals in the U.S.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:30 am in French Open, Tennis on TV | 404 Comments »

June 4th, 2009

Federer, French Open Semifinals Breakdown

Soderling has a new coach, a new attitude, and a little something called confidence that you get from beating Rafael Nadal in his living room, otherwise known as Roland Garros. Mats Wilander says Soderling’s strength is he “doesn’t give a sh*t,” and that’s the attitude he will need to take into the semis against the free-swinging Gonzalez.

Posted by Staff @ 10:31 pm in French Open, Tennis | 40 Comments »

June 3rd, 2009

Federer Battles Monfils Today at French Open; Murray Gonzo’d

Sean Randall breaks down the Federer v. Monfils quarterfinal match from Roland Garros later today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:56 am in French Open | 286 Comments »

June 2nd, 2009

Soderling Real Deal at French Open; Federer Up Wednesday

“I always knew that I could play really, really good tennis when I’m on top of my game,” said Soderling.

Posted by Staff @ 6:38 pm in French Open, Tennis | 89 Comments »

May 31st, 2009

Soderling Shocks Nadal at French Open; Federer Now on the Hot Seat

Did that really happen? Did Rafael Nadal just lose today to Robin Soderling at the French Open? That Robin Soderling!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:34 pm in French Open | 266 Comments »

May 27th, 2009

Murray Rises, Safin Flops at French Open

French wildcard Josselin Ouanna ousted former No. 1 Marat Safin 7-6(2), 7-6(4), 4-6, 3-6, 10-8 in the biggest upset of the day.

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in French Open, Tennis | 90 Comments »

May 3rd, 2009

Djokovic Gets Another Shot to Derail Nadal on Clay

Rafael Nadal puts his 29-match clay win streak on the line against Novak Djokovic today in the Rome final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:10 am in 2009 Season, Clay Season, Rome | 72 Comments »

May 2nd, 2009

Federer Falls Off Again in SF Loss to Djokovic at Rome

Nadal has won 28 straight matches on clay dating to May 7 of last year when he lost to Ferrero in the second round here in Rome. Nadal beat Djokovic earlier this year at the beginning of the claycourt season in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 11:14 am in Tennis | 85 Comments »

April 24th, 2009

Davydenko Plays Down Chances Against Nadal at Barcelona

“It’s a secret,” said Davydenko of his game plan against the Spaniard. “I’m not going to tell the press, because tomorrow you’ll print it and then Rafa will read it and know all the secrets.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:32 pm in Tennis | 39 Comments »

February 8th, 2009

Weekend Wrap: Pennetta Flips Off Chair Ump; Gonzo, Cilic, Tsonga Win Titles

Watch for: (1) Roddick vs. Gulbis 2nd round; (7) Kunitsyn vs. Tommy Haas 2nd round; Chris “Penthouse” Guccione vs. Guillermo “The Juice” Canas 1st round, winner to face (4) Stepanek; all-American in Taylor Dent vs. Bobby Reynolds, winner to face (8) Ginepri; (6) Querrey vs. (WC) Marcos Baghdatis; (3) Blake vs. Vince “Ain’t Afraida Ya” Spadea; (5) Fish vs. Lleyton Hewitt, winner to possible face (WC) John Isner; Kei Nishikori vs. Gilles Muller, winner to face (2) del Potro.

Posted by Staff @ 10:24 pm in Tennis | 131 Comments »

June 3rd, 2008

Nadal Celebrates 22nd Birthday by Hammering Almagro at French Open

Well, that was pretty empathic wasn’t it? Rafael Nadal didn’t just beat the guy with the most clay court wins on the year, he murdered him.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:19 pm in French Open | 49 Comments »