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September 1st, 2014

Gael Monfils Says They’ll Be No Party For His 28th Birthday, He Also Doesn’t Want To Play On Ashe

For some reason tennis’s top showman Gael Monfils doesn’t want to play on Arthur Ashe, the biggest tennis stadium in the world.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:31 am in US Open | 4 Comments »

September 1st, 2014

Wozniacki Ousts Sharapova At US Open; Federer, Dimitrov Start Slow, Tsonga-Murray Monday

Roger Federer and Baby Federer both had to overcome disastrous first sets at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:47 am in US Open | 173 Comments »

August 29th, 2014

Watch Gael Monfils Hit This Fantastic Forehand Winner [Video]

Gael Monfils hit another highlight shot, what’s new?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:45 pm in Best Shots, US Open, Videos | 1 Comment »

August 21st, 2014

US Open: Roger Federer Has To Like His Draw, Djokovic And Murray Probably Won’t!

Sean Randall examines the US Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:50 pm in US Open | 142 Comments »

August 19th, 2014

Novak Djokovic Is My Early U.S. Open Favorite, But Buyer Beware

Sean Randall previews the US Open favorites.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:27 pm in US Open | 97 Comments »

August 15th, 2014

Djokovic Crashes Out Of Cincinnati; Friday Sees Federer v Murray, Sharapova v Halep

Roger Federer and Andy Murray renew their rivalry Friday night in Cincinnati. Novak Djokovic will have to watch from the TV.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:27 am in Cincinnati | 186 Comments »

August 13th, 2014

Serena Survives, Bouchard Upset; Huge Thursday Line-up With Federer, Djokovic in Cincy

Grimacing, screaming at missed opportunities and making her almost-crying face when failing to close out sets, the younger Williams sister is struggling to find her form with just a little more than a week left until her final chance to win a Grand Slam event in 2014 at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Cincinnati | 168 Comments »

August 12th, 2014

Shaky Start For Djokovic In Cincinnati, Venus, Tsonga Fall; Federer, Murray, Serena Wednesday

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Venus Williams couldn’t keep the momentum going from Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 11:17 pm in Cincinnati | 32 Comments »

August 7th, 2014

Here’s Why Novak Djokovic Says The Only Player He’d Buy A Ticket To Watch Is Gael Monfils [Video]

Gael Monfils added some more shots to his highlight reel yesterday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:37 am in Best Shots, Videos | 2 Comments »

August 6th, 2014

Federer Dominates While Bouchard Chokes On Bagel Sandwich; Serena, Djokovic Wednesday

Roger Federer routed young Canadian Peter Polansky.

Posted by Staff @ 12:04 am in Canadian Open | 38 Comments »

July 20th, 2014

Isner Kicks Off US Open Series in Atlanta: ATP/WTA Previews

Wimbledon winners Sock and Vasek Pospisil are the top seeds in the doubles with no Bryan brothers in the draw…Other notable pulls from the event were Richard Gasquet, Lleyton Hewitt, Ivo Karlovic, American Bradley Klahn and Dmitry Tursunov…Isner (2013) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 3:24 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

June 25th, 2014

Gael Monfils Explains To The Umpire Why He Sometimes Doesn’t Try [Video]

Gael Monfils had some fun in his first round win.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:01 pm in Videos, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

June 4th, 2014

Andy Murray Admits He Had Fun Beating Gael Monfils Today At The French Open

Even Andy Murray had a good time beating Gael Monfils, but it was hard.

Posted by Staff @ 6:45 pm in French Open | 8 Comments »

June 3rd, 2014

Nadal v Ferrer, Monfils v Murray; French Open Wed Picks And Pans, Djokovic-Gulbis SF

Will Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray make the French Open semifinals?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:38 pm in French Open | 179 Comments »

June 2nd, 2014

Nadal, Ferrer Line Up QF Meeting at French Open

“I will try to do my best,” said Ferrer of the quarterfinal meeting. “I will try to play aggressively with my forehand and try to finish the points at the net…Tactically, I will have to be perfect. I hope that I will instill some doubts in Rafa’s mind, but if we play at our best level, both of us, he will be the better player.

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in French Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »