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August 12th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Headline ATP Cincinnati Field; Preview

Interesting starts for (9) Goffin vs. Kyrgios, (3) Thiem vs. the Fognini-Medvedev winner, (12) Bautista Agut vs. (WC) Donaldson, and (10) Berdych vs. Del Potro…

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

July 24th, 2017

Kyrgios Withdraws, Isner Large, in Charge at Atlanta; ATP Preview

Opening-round matches of interest include (1) Sock vs. the upset specialist and 2014 finalist Sela in a first-time meeting, (5) Edmund vs. the veteran and 2015 finalist Baghdatis, (8) Donaldson vs. Escobedo in an all-American encounter, (6) Young vs. (Q) Smyczek in another all-American, and (2) Isner vs. the Fratangelo-Pospisil winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

July 12th, 2017

Murray Upset, Djokovic Retirement Causes Chaos; Federer Cruising at Wimbledon

“The whole tournament I’ve been a little bit sore,” Murray told reporters. “But I tried my best right to the end, gave everything I had. I’m proud about that.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:03 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 104 Comments »

July 11th, 2017

Federer Raonic, Djokovic v Berdych; Wimbledon QF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews and picks the Wimbledon men’s quarters.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:56 pm in Wimbledon | 166 Comments »

July 7th, 2017

Rafa Wins, But In for Wet Monday?; Djokovic, Federer on Saturday at Wimbledon

Rain is in the forecast for Sunday, and Monday when Rafa plays next.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:21 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 44 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Murray-Nadal, Federer-Djokovic SFs Slated

Sean Randall previews the Wimbledon men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:57 am in Wimbledon | 77 Comments »

June 28th, 2017

2017 Wimbledon Men’s Seedings: Big 4 Are Back! Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray Lead Field

The Big 4 are the Top 4 seeds at a Slam for the first time since the 2014 Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 3:14 pm in Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

June 24th, 2017

Cilic Bids For Second Queen’s Title, Will Meet Lopez In Final

Two big servers meet in the Queen’s final.

Posted by Staff @ 5:19 pm in Queens | 3 Comments »

June 23rd, 2017

Former Champions Cilic, Dimitrov Reach Queen’s SFs

Two lefties and two former champions are in the Queens semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 7:13 pm in Queens | 1 Comment »

June 18th, 2017

Muller Out-Aces Karlovic for 2nd 2017 Title in Netherlands

“I think we should make a suggestion to the ATP that we just start with the tiebreak next time,” Muller said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

June 17th, 2017

Early Test for Murray, Others in Loaded Field at Aegon/Queen’s Club; ATP Preview

Former champs in the field are Murray (2016-15,’13,’11,’09), Dimitrov (2014), Cilic (2012), and Querrey (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Grass season, Tennis | 89 Comments »

June 11th, 2017

Federer Back with Doozy of a Draw on Grass at Stuttgart; ATP Previews

(1) Roger Federer could start against (WC) Haas? What is it with these two and grass each year?

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 65 Comments »

May 7th, 2017

Cilic Wins Big Man Battle at Istanbul; Carreno Busta’s Out an ATP Title at Estoril

“I’m on a good track and feeling very well,” said Cilic, who did not drop a set all week. “In these last three or four weeks on clay, it’s never easy, but I’m trying to get better with every match.

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 29th, 2017

Del Potro, Raonic Feature at 3 ATP Events Next Week; Previews

Two Top 10ers make Istanbul the top event this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Matches to watch for in the 1st rd. include (5) Troicki vs. the big-match Baghdatis, and (8) Darcis vs. Sela to see who can hit their way out of that paper bag…

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in Tennis | Comments Off