December 28th, 2013
Nadal opens against Rosol who famously ousted him at Wimbledon a couple years ago…Other tough starts for (4) Berdych vs. Dr. Ivo, and (2) Ferrer vs. the pesky Dolgopolov…Ferrer beat Nadal last week at the Abu Dhabi exhibition, eventually losing in the final to Novak Djokovic…Nadal has never won Doha in five appearances…Ferrer has never won in three appearances…Murray making his first ATP appearance since back surgery…In last year’s final Gasquet beat Davydenko…Returning champs in the field are Gasquet (2013), Davydenko (2010), and Murray (2009-08).
December 25th, 2013
Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Gael Monfils took home top honors in the 2013 Tennis-X awards.
October 28th, 2013
Novak Djokovic opens his fall indoor swing tomorrow in Paris against a French qualifier.
August 18th, 2013
Notes: Will Isner pull out after his draining run in Cincinnati? Probably…Not a lot of floating talent, and all 16 seeds receive first-round byes…Potentially tough opening-round match-ups for seeds after byes include (11) Nieminen vs. (WC) Fish, (9) Melzer vs. the rising Dutchman Sijsling, and (5) Paire vs. Blake…Other wildcards went to Berdych, Spain’s Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco, and Belgian Romain Bogaerts…Pulling from the event were Carlos Berlocq, Nikolay Davydenko, Marcel Granollers, Tommy Haas, Albert Ramos, the doping-suspended Viktor Troicki, and Horacio Zeballos…Isner is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Berdych in the final.
July 17th, 2013
Roger Federer is satisfied after his first match with a new larger racquet.
July 12th, 2013
Fernando Verdasco eyes a title in Sweden while John Isner and Lleyton Hewitt meet on the grass in Newport.
July 2nd, 2013
Sizing up the Wimbledon men’s quarterfinals.
June 30th, 2013
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are racing to a Wimbledon final showdown a week from today.
May 8th, 2013
Grigor Dimitrov finally broke through for the biggest win of his career stunning world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Madrid on Tuesday.
May 3rd, 2013
Rafael Nadal leads the field at Madrid’s Magic Box.