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February 6th, 2018

Estrella Burgos Magic Continues at ATP Ecuador Open

Estrella Burgos, who has won the title the last three years, on Monday in his opening round edged Thomaz Bellucci 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. It was the fourth year in a row Estrella Burgos faced Bellucci after beating him in the 2015 semifinals, the 2016 final, and the 2017 semis.

Posted by Staff @ 11:10 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 20th, 2018

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Looking Good At Australian Open; Zverev Looking Ugly

A recap of the first week at the Australian Open and a look ahead.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:16 pm in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 18th, 2018

Djokovic Masters Monfils In Australian Open Heat; Big Men Del Potro, Berdych, Zverev Advance

Who survived the heat Thursday at the Australian Open?

Posted by Staff @ 7:44 am in Australian Open | 92 Comments »

January 17th, 2018

Djokovic v Monfils, Sharapova v Sevastova Thursday At Australian Open; Federer, Halep Also

The second round concludes with a loaded Thursday schedule feating Federer, Djokovic, Halep, Kerber and Sharapova.

Posted by Staff @ 5:18 pm in Australian Open | 185 Comments »

January 15th, 2018

Former Champions Djokovic, Sharapova, Kerber, Federer, Wawrinka On Court Tuesday At Australian Open

Novak Djokovic makes his long-awaited return to tennis today.

Posted by Staff @ 4:00 pm in Australian Open | 91 Comments »

January 14th, 2018

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic! Who’s Going To Win The Australian Open?

Sean Randall picks his winner for the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:30 am in Australian Open | 56 Comments »

January 9th, 2018

It’s 2018 And Roger Federer Is Still The Favorite To Win The Australian Open

Sean Randall previews the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:29 pm in Australian Open | 91 Comments »

January 6th, 2018

Monfils a Fresh Start to 2018 After ATP Doha Title

“I like this tournament so much,” said Monfils, who benefited from a semifinal walkover win against top seed Dominic Thiem. “I always come back and I finally got it. So I’m just very happy and very proud.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:08 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 5th, 2018

Dimitrov, Kyrgios Set Up Brisbane SF; Frenchmen Monfils, Simon Seek Saturday Titles

The first two ATP titles are up for grabs Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:57 pm in Brisbane, Doha | 6 Comments »

August 25th, 2017

US Open Men’s Draw: Federer Lands With Nadal, Easy Draw For Murray, But How Healthy Are They?

The big question of the US Open draw was where Roger Federer would land, Rafael Nadal’s quarter or Andy Murray’s? Turns out, if Roger and Rafa are to finally meet at the US Open, it won’t be in the final. It will be the semifinals. Meanwhile, Murray couldn’t have hand picked an easier draw. So [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in US Open | 42 Comments »

August 22nd, 2017

Poll: Who’s Your Early Favorite To Win The US Open? I’ll Go With Roger Federer’s Bad Back

Yeah, Roger Federer’s playing. Yeah, so too is Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray as well. But this year’s US Open just feels more wide open than in the past. Sure you have 3 of the Big 4 as the favorites, but they just don’t feel like locks to win it. That’s because we’ve seen breakthroughs [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:41 pm in US Open | 32 Comments »

August 9th, 2017

Nishikori, Raonic, 3 Top 10 Exit at Canadian Open in Montreal; Federer, Nadal In Action Thurs

Righting the ship were Top 10-seeded winners No. 1 Rafael Nadal rolling Borna Coric 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 Roger Federer cruising past Canuck Peter Polansky 6-2, 6-1; No. 4 Alexander Zverev struggling past injured Richard Gasquet 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(3); and No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov topping Mischa Zverev 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 11:23 pm in Canadian Open | 169 Comments »

August 9th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Open Play Wednesday In Montreal; Thiem Tamed By Schwartzman

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal open play Wednesday in Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Canadian Open | 47 Comments »

August 8th, 2017

Del Potro Beats Isner In Canada, Kyrgios Wins; Sock, Thiem Tuesday

Juan Martin del Potro ended the recent run of John Isner stopping the American’s 8-match win streak with a 7-5, 7-5 win in the Canadian Open first round. “It’s amazing for me,” said del Potro.” I missed this tournament a lot. I couldn’t play the last editions because of my wrist. But now I’m in [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:51 am in Canadian Open | 3 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »