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April 17th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Back on Top of Clay Heap with Monte Carlo Title Over Gael Monfils

“You just have to accept he’s a bit better,” Monfils said after running out of gas in the third set. “He increased his intensity and changed the way he was playing…I couldn’t contain him when he started to speed up. I simply couldn’t find an answer.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:05 pm in Monte Carlo | 94 Comments »

April 16th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Comes Back To Beat Andy Murray, Meets Gael Monfils In Monte Carlo Final; Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall picks the Monte Carlo final between Rafael Nadal and Gael Monfils.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:19 pm in Monte Carlo | 64 Comments »

April 15th, 2016

Resurgent Rafael Nadal Takes On Rival Andy Murray In Monte Carlo SFs Saturday

A Big Four will face a Frenchman in the Monte Carlo final Sunday, who will it be?

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Monte Carlo | 151 Comments »

April 14th, 2016

Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga In Friday Monte Carlo QF Play

The quarterfinals are set at Monte Carlo Friday. Are we headed to a Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal final?

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Monte Carlo | 134 Comments »

April 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Begin Clay Season Tuesday In Monte Carlo; Thiem, Raonic Winners

Roger Federer and Andy Murray open their clay seasons Tuesday in Monte Carlo. It’s Federer first match since Australia.

Posted by Staff @ 4:05 pm in Monte Carlo | 52 Comments »

April 9th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Leads Way In Monte Carlo; Roger Federer Returns, Does Rafael Nadal Have Anything Left?

Sean Randall previews the Monte Carlo draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:09 pm in Monte Carlo | 144 Comments »

March 31st, 2016

Nishikori Escapes Monfils, Kyrgios Is Next; Djokovic v Goffin; Miami SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews the men’s semifinals from Miami Friday. Can Novak Djokovic continue his dominance?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:44 pm in Miami | 92 Comments »

March 29th, 2016

Djokovic Powers Into Miami QFs, Faces Berdych Wednesday; Monfils Outlasts Dimitrov, Raonic Rolls

The Miami Qfs are set. Wednesday it’s David Goffin v Gilles Simon and Novak Djokovic v Tomas Berdych.

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 pm in Miami | 142 Comments »

March 8th, 2016

Indian Wells Draw: Former Champions Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Headline Field

Sean Randall previews the Indian Wells men’s draw. Will Novak Djokovic get his 3-peat?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:09 pm in Indian Wells | 33 Comments »

February 14th, 2016

Klizan Comeback Clamps Clown Monfils; Thiem New Clay King?

Dominic Thiem followed up his earlier upset of King of Clay Rafael Nadal to beat another Spanish veteran, Nicolas Almagro 7-6(2), 3-6, 7-6(4) in the Sunday final of the Argentina Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:15 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 14th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Knocked Out By Dominic Thiem; Taylor Fritz Frenzy Continues In Memphis

Rafael Nadal is now struggling on the clay. Taylor Fritz closes in on the Top 100.

Posted by Staff @ 12:26 am in Latin Swing, Memphis, Rotterdam | 46 Comments »

February 13th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Reaches Buenos Aires SFs, Dominic Thiem Next; Taylor Fritz Breaks Out In Memphis

Rafael Nadal will face Dominic Thiem today in the Buenos Aires semifinals. 18-year-old Taylor Fritz reaches first career ATP semifinal in Memphis.

Posted by Staff @ 8:53 am in Latin Swing, Memphis, Rotterdam | 85 Comments »

February 11th, 2016

What Was Gael Monfils Thinking On This Shot? [Video]

More evidence of why Gael Monfils is uncoachable.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:00 am in Videos | 3 Comments »

February 6th, 2016

All Eyes on Rafael Nadal in Buenos Aires: ATP Previews This Week

Last year Nadal broke Ferrer’s three-year hold on the event, beating Monaco in the final…Pulling from the event were Aljaz Bedene, Andreas “Don’t Be A” Haider-Maurer, and Jack Sock…Spaniards have won the singles title for the last seven years…The title-less Nadal is trying to repeat last year when he won his first title of the year in Buenos Aires…Former champs in the field are Nadal (2015), Ferrer (2014-12), Almagro (2011), and Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 9:59 pm in Tennis | 107 Comments »

January 27th, 2016

Murray Wins, Raonic Sets Canadian History at Aussie Open

Murray is part of a Brit threesome in the semis with Johanna Konta and his brother Jamie in the men’s doubles.

Posted by Staff @ 7:46 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 36 Comments »