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October 12th, 2013

Preview: WTA, ATP in Moscow; Stockholm, Vienna, Lux

Tough starts go to (1) Gasquet vs. either Baghdatis or Evgeny Donskoy, (5) Istomin vs. Russian (WC) Andrey Kuznetsov, and (7) Sousa vs. Stakhovsky…Seeds making their debuts at the event are Gasquet, Sousa and Mannarino…Russians have won the event 14 times since 1990…Last year Seppi beat Thomaz Bellucci in the final…Notable pulls from the event were Nikolay Davydenko (wrist) and Stan Wawrinka…Returning former champs in the field are Seppi (2012) and Tipsarevic (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 6:17 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 10th, 2013

Fading Federer Falls To Monfils; Djokovic, Nadal March On In Shanghai

Roger Federer’s slump continued on Thursday as the Swiss lost to Gael Monfis..

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:11 pm in Shanghai | 127 Comments »

October 9th, 2013

Top Seeds Djokovic, Federer Advance, Now One Win From QF Shanghai Collision; Isner Falls

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer moved within one match of a Shanghai quarterfinal collision.

Posted by Staff @ 2:46 pm in Shanghai | 61 Comments »

August 30th, 2013

John Isner Wasn’t Pleased By The US Open Crowd Support For Monfils

John Isner wasn’t happy with the lack of crowd support he got Thursday night at the US Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:03 am in US Open, Videos | 37 Comments »

August 29th, 2013

Nadal, Serena Cruise; Isner Beats Drunk US Open Fans

“I’ve never seen anything like this, fans rooting against the top American at the US Open,” said ESPN commentator Brad Gilbert.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Tennis, US Open | 82 Comments »

August 22nd, 2013

US Open Men’s Draw: Nadal v Federer Quarter; Murray Looking Good In First Slam Defense

A preview of the US Open men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:16 pm in US Open | 200 Comments »

August 18th, 2013

Will Isner Pull? Previews: ATP Winston-Salem, WTA New Haven

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.

Posted by Staff @ 2:08 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

July 13th, 2013

Federer, Serena Take Juicy Hamburg, Bastad Guarantees: Previews

Notes: Serena gets that fat slice of guarantee money cake, or apparently all the slices, with the No. 2 seed 30 places behind her in the rankings…Serena opens against Sesil Karatantcheva, the former French Open quarterfinalist who served a two-year ban for doping…Wildcards went to Swiss Belinda Bencic, this year’s French and Wimbledon juniors winner, and Swedes Ellen Allgurin and Rebecca Peterson…Tough draws for (5) Dominguez Lino against fellow Spaniard Medina Garriguez, (7) Soler-Espinosa vs. the veteran Razzano, and (2) Halep second round against Pennetta…Pulling from the event were Alexa Glatch, Kaia Kanepi, Magdalena Rybarikova, Yaroslava Shvedova and Venus Williams…Not participating in the event is Polona Hercog, who last year in the final defeated Mathilde Johansson for her second consecutive title…There are no former champs in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

June 14th, 2013

Gael Monfils Tried This Goofy Trick Shot For Some Reason In Halle Today [Video]

Gael Monfils put in his bid for Shot of the Year.

Posted by Staff @ 3:34 pm in Best Shots, Videos | 32 Comments »

June 12th, 2013

Federer Wins Grass Opener In Halle, Haas v Gulbis Thursday; Murray Rained Out In Queen’s

Roger Federer romped in his grass season opener in Halle today.

Posted by Staff @ 6:38 pm in Halle, Queens | 58 Comments »

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5 Tomas Berdych5 Simona Halep
6 David Ferrer6 Petra Kvitova
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