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March 20th, 2017

Miami Draw Men’s Preview: Federer Leads Way But Del Potro Awaits In 3rd RD, Nadal Seeks First Title

Sean Randall previews the Miami Open. Can Roger Federer keep it going?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:38 pm in Miami | 48 Comments »

March 13th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Roll, Djokovic Escapes At Indian Wells; Isner-Monfils Tonight

The top players all advanced in the Quarter of Death at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Indian Wells | 7 Comments »

March 8th, 2017

Indian Wells Men’s Preview: Can Murray Finally Win? Who’ll Emerge From The Quarter Of Death?

Sean Randall makes his pick for the Quarter of Death and the entire Indian Wells field.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:38 pm in Indian Wells | 16 Comments »

February 25th, 2017

Murray, Wawrinka, Federer Headline Dubai; ATP Preview

.(1) Andy Murray starts against Malek Jazari, and (2) Warinka against Damir Dzumhur…Wildcards were awarded to the UAE’s Omar Alawadhi, Bautista Agut and Egypt’s Mohamed Safwat

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 pm in Tennis | 17 Comments »

February 18th, 2017

Raonic Top Seed at Delray Beach; French Flair at Marseille; ATP Previews

First-round matches to look for are (4) Querrey vs. Sela who he is 2-2 against career, (7) Del Potro vs. Anderson in a meeting of former Delray champions, (4) Johnson vs. crafty fellow American (WC) Kozlov, and (1) Karlovic vs. Young in a rematch of the 2015 Delray final (winner to possibly meet Fritz)…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 am in Tennis | Comments Off

January 21st, 2017

Nadal Stares Down Teen Zverev in 5 Sets; Gasquet-Dimitrov Late at Aussie Open

Any questions regarding Nadal’s fitness were answered Saturday, while the teenager ended up cramping in the fifth set.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

November 15th, 2016

Djokovic Edges Raonic To Reach SFs, Thiem Wins At ATP Finals; Murray Returns Wed.

Thiem continued his breakout year by beating Gael Monfils 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 to improve to 1-1 in round robin play, eliminating the Frenchman’s hopes of reaching the semifinals as he dropped to 0-2 in round robin play.

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in ATP Finals | 143 Comments »

November 12th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Or Andy Murray, Who’ll Win The Battle For No. 1 In London? ATP Finals Preview

Sean Randall previews the ATP Finals in London which begins on Sunday. Who’ll finish No. 1 and take home the final title of the 2016 season?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:39 pm in ATP Finals | 66 Comments »

November 7th, 2016

ATP Finals Groups: Novak Djokovic = Easy, Andy Murray = Not So Easy

The ATP Finals groupings were released today, and Novak Djokovic has to be pleased.

Posted by Staff @ 10:59 am in ATP Finals | 100 Comments »

October 15th, 2016

Monfils, Goffin, Kvitova Headline Stockholm, Antwerp, Luxembourg This Week

No Top 10ers but an interesting field between the multi-Slam winner Kvitova, the French Open champ Schiavone, the former No. 1 Wozniacki, the former brand-wannabee Bouchard, and the breakout player Siegemund…

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Iron Man Kyrgios Grinds Down Goffin for ATP Tokyo Title

“It was tough, we had a lot of long rallies,” said the 21 year old, who saved 11 of the 12 break points against him. “I thought the way I returned today got me a lot of opportunities. It was a high-quality match, but I got lucky at times as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 8th, 2016

Kyrgios Handles Monfils, Faces Goffin For Tokyo Title

Nick Kyrgios will bid for his third title of 2016.

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 pm in Tokyo | 6 Comments »

October 7th, 2016

Monfils Edges Karlovic To Reach Tokyo SFs, Will Face Kyrgios; Cilic To Meet Goffin

In what should be a highly entertaining match, Gael Monfils will clash with Nick Kyrgios for the first time at an ATP event.

Posted by Staff @ 10:18 am in Tokyo | 4 Comments »

October 6th, 2016

Monfils Beats Simon, Kyrgios Gets Walkover In Tokyo; 5 Of Top 8 Seeds Make QFs

Gael Monfils and Nick Kyrgios advanced to the Tokyo quarterfinals on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 3:35 pm in Tokyo | 1 Comment »