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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 »

July 9th, 2017

Led By Federer, Nadal And Djokovic, Big 4 Dominate Week One At Wimbledon

Sean Randall recaps week one at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:41 pm in Wimbledon | No Comments »

July 1st, 2017

Djokovic Handles Monfils for 2nd 2017 Title at ATP Eastbourne

At this point last year the Serb had won six titles, including the first two slams of the year and three Masters 1000 events. Djokovic is now 68-30 in career finals, and Monfils 6-20 after his first final of the year.

Posted by Staff @ 2:16 pm in Tennis | 16 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Djokovic, Monfils To Meet For Eastbourne Title

Novak Djokovic seeks his second title of the season.

Posted by Staff @ 6:06 pm in Grass season | 24 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | No Comments »

June 17th, 2017

Federer, 0-1 on Grass This Season, Heads to Halle as 8-time Champion; ATP Preview

Tough openers and early-rounders for (1) Federer second round vs. M.Zverev, (3) Nishikori vs. Verdasco, (8) Ramos-Vinolas second round vs. Dr. Ivo, (5) Monfils vs. Gasquet in an all-French (winner to face Haas), and (2) Thiem vs. Ferrer, who has a career grasscourt title to his credit, second round…

Posted by Staff @ 4:50 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

June 4th, 2017

Djokovic, Thiem Set Meeting; Murray v Khachanov Monday at French Open

“I hope [coach] Andre [Agassi] only saw the second and third sets,” Djokovic joked in his post-match interview.

Posted by Staff @ 8:23 pm in French Open, Tennis | 22 Comments »

June 3rd, 2017

Murray Looks Strong Again; Loaded Sunday Schedule With Nadal, Djokovic at French Open

Rain postponed the completed of the men’s fourth round.

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 pm in French Open | 47 Comments »

May 8th, 2017

Tsonga, Simon Advance; Murray, Zverev v Verdasco Tuesday In Madrid

Motivated Andy Murray debuts in Madrid on Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 pm in Madrid | 5 Comments »

May 8th, 2017

Muguruza Out, Sharapova v Bouchard And Many Frenchmen Monday At Madrid Masters

Maria Sharapova continues her comeback Monday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Madrid | 25 Comments »