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June 16th, 2014

Azarenka Returns at Eastboune; WTA, ATP Previews

Wildcards went to Azarenka and Brits Heather Watson and Johanna Konta…Pulling from the event were Svetlana Kuznetsova and Sorana Cirstea…Tough starts go to (5) Kerber vs. Riske, (4) Azarenka vs. Giogi, (8) Wozniacki vs. Stosur, and (2) Kvitova vs. Safarova…Returning former champs in the field are Wozniacki (2009) and Radwanksa (2008).

Posted by Staff @ 12:17 am in Tennis | 9 Comments »

June 2nd, 2014

French Open QF Picks And Pans: Djokovic v Raonic, Berdych v Gulbis; Roger Federer Redux

Some quarterfinal picks for Tuesday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:16 pm in French Open | 97 Comments »

May 23rd, 2014

Federer Gets Dream French Open Draw, Could Meet Djokovic In SF; Nadal With Ferrer, Almagro

Roger Federer couldn’t be happier with his French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:21 am in French Open | 137 Comments »

May 10th, 2014

Poll: Who Will Win Rome? Federer, Djokovic Join Nadal In Loaded Field

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are expected back for Rome; at least their in the draw.

Posted by Staff @ 2:42 pm in Polls, Rome | 20 Comments »

May 6th, 2014

Wawrinka Upset By Thiem; Former Champions Nadal, Murray On Court Wednesday In Madrid

Stanislas Wawrinka fell victim to young 20-year-old Domic Thiem.

Posted by Staff @ 6:51 pm in Madrid | 33 Comments »

May 5th, 2014

Australian Open Winners Wawrinka, Li Na Tuesday In Madrid; Tsonga, Dimitrov Advance

John Isner and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga opened with wins Monday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 10:45 pm in Madrid | 10 Comments »

April 20th, 2014

Nadal in Barcelona, Sharapova in Stuttgart: Previews

Notes: Eight-time winner Rafael Nadal heads the field, and after a bye likely starts against Davydenko…(14) Marcel Granollers after a bye likely starts against The Worm…Wildcards went to Argentine Facundo Arguelleo, and Spaniards Roberto Carballes Baena, Inigo Cervantes, Daniel Gimeno-Traver…Withdrawing from the event were Pablo Andujar, Federico Delbonis, Richard Gasquet, Ivo Karlovic and Juan Monaco…David Ferrer is 0-4 in Barcelona finals…Fabio Fognini has never won a match in Barcelona (0-4)…Nadal beat Almagro in last year’s all-Spanish final…The two-time champ Bryan brothers are the top seeds in the doubles…Former singles champs in the field are Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Robredo (2004), and Verdasco (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 1:48 am in Tennis | 10 Comments »

April 14th, 2014

Cornet, Garcia, G-Lo, Hot Sauce Win WTA/ATP Titles

It was the fourth career title on clay for Verdasco, who improved to 6-13 in career finals. Almagro extended a losing streak in finals of his own, dropping his fourth straight final and falling to 12-9 career in finals. He repeated his runner-up effort of 2013 when he lost to John Isner in the Houston final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 7th, 2014

Isner Headlines Houston; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: (7) Hewitt likely to meet Querrey 2nd rd., and (8) Karlovic opens against Sock…Wildcards went to Marcos Baghdatis and Americans Steve Johnson and Rhyne Williams…Pulling from the event were Pablo Cuevas, Alejandro Falla, Bradley Klahn, and Janko Tipsarevic…Isner beat Almagro in last year’s final…The Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles…Returning champs in the field are Isner (2013), Monaco (2012), Hewitt (2009) and Karlovic (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 1:20 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 17th, 2014

Miami Men’s Draw: Djokovic, Federer Could Meet In SFs; Nadal Heavily Favored In Top Half

The Miami draw is out and this time the bottom half is loaded.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:32 pm in Miami | 55 Comments »

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6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
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