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May 1st, 2015

Madrid Men’s Draw: Top Seeded Federer Could Face Nadal In SFs; Can Rafa Get Back On Track?

Can Rafael Nadal get back in the winner’s circle in Madrid?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:15 pm in Madrid | 97 Comments »

April 25th, 2015

ATP Previews: Federer in Turkey?; Munich, Estoril

The first-ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey debuts, with organizers spending for Roger Federer to mark the occasion…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, but potential tough starts for (7) Youzhny vs. Bellucci, and (5) Haider-Maurer vs. Dodig…Wildcards were awarded to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, Turkey’s Cem Ilkel, and Russian Andrey Rublev.

Posted by Staff @ 4:15 pm in Tennis | 26 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal in Barcelona, Loaded WTA Stuttgart

Kei Nishikoi beat Santiago Giraldo in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the final are Nishikori (2014), Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010) and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 17th, 2015

Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic It Is In The Monte Carlo SFs, Who’s The Pick?

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meet for the first time since the French Open final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:57 pm in Monte Carlo | 209 Comments »

April 15th, 2015

Nadal v Isner, Federer v Monfils Headline Blockbuster Thursday In Monte Carlo

A bunch of big-time matches line the Thursday Monte Carlo schedule.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:42 pm in Monte Carlo | 192 Comments »

March 9th, 2015

Del Potro, Monfils And Goffin Withdraw From Indian Wells

Three more men withdrew from Indian Wells.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:25 pm in Indian Wells | 11 Comments »

February 23rd, 2015

Errani, Ferrer, Karlovic, Simon Win ATP/WTA Titles

“He kind of tosses in the same spot and can hit all the spots on the court,” Young said of the Karlovic serve. “You look and see some tendencies. I was able to pick quite a few, but just not when it actually mattered.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:27 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Fognini Ends Nadal’s Rio Run; Simon v Monfils In Marseille Finale; Young Seeks First Title In Delray

Rafael Nadal lost on the clay in Rio today to Fabio Fognini.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Marseille, Rio | 120 Comments »

January 20th, 2015

Djokovic Fit on Day 2 of Australian Open; Woz, Williams Sisters Advance

“As always, I had the jitters going out in the first match of a Grand Slam,” Serena said. “It’s never super easy to be the one that everyone wants to beat. So I always have to be a little bit above. But yeah, I felt okay. I definitely think I can improve a tremendous amount though.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 95 Comments »

January 15th, 2015

Australian Open Men’s Draw: Djokovic Drives For Five, Federer v Nadal SF?

A quick preview of the men’s Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:13 pm in Australian Open | 61 Comments »

November 22nd, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka Put Switzerland Ahead 2-1 In Davis Cup, Will Roger Close It Out?

The Davis Cup is on Roger Federer’s racquet. Will he close it out?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:29 pm in Davis Cup | 114 Comments »

November 20th, 2014

Davis Cup Final Preview: Why I Think Roger Federer’s Swiss Team Comes Up Just Short Against France

Sean Randall previews the Davis Cup final and give his pick.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:22 pm in Davis Cup | 90 Comments »

October 29th, 2014

Raonic Toilet Adventure; Federer Tested Wed. in ATP Paris

“Whoever the escort who took me was, took me into a bathroom that had no seats on the toilet,” Raonic said. “So I didn’t want to squat, so I kept saying, ‘Let’s go to another one,’ and we ended up going to the locker room.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:31 pm in Tennis | 53 Comments »

September 21st, 2014

Gael Monfils Hurts Knee, Davis Cup Final Now In Jeopardy?

Gael Monfils is hoping his injured knee is nothing serious.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:33 am in Davis Cup, Injuries | 10 Comments »

September 14th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Kerber Leads Killer Field in Tokyo

Tough starts for the struggling (6) Cibulkova vs. Flipkens, and (3) Ivanovic after a bye vs. Azarenka…Four former No. 1 players in the field…Wildcards went to Swiss Belinda Bencic, Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm, and German Sabine Lisicki…

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

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