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September 29th, 2018

Cilic Leads, but Unseeded Kyrgios, Wawrinka Add Sriracha to Japan Open Field; Preview

A mine field of unseeded floaters as (7) Chung starts against Shapovalov (winner to meet the Wawrinka-Taylor Fritz winner), Simon vs. De Minaur with the winner to meet (3) Tsitsipas, and (8) Gasquet vs. Kyrgios 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

July 9th, 2018

Favorites Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Dominate On Manic Monday At Wimbledon

There wasn’t much manic to manic Monday at Wimbledon,

Posted by Staff @ 6:26 pm in Wimbledon | 95 Comments »

July 7th, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic Strong Again At Wimbledon; Zverev, Kyrgios Ousted

The fourth round is set at Wimbledon!

Posted by Staff @ 6:34 pm in Wimbledon | 10 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Nadal, Del Potro Dominate At French Open, Shapovalov Upset; Monfils v Goffin Fri.

Rafael Nadal has now won 11 straight matches at the French Open, 23 sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:47 pm in French Open | 68 Comments »

April 19th, 2018

Djokovic Sets Thiem Showdown Thursday In Monte Carlo; Nadal Rolls In Clay Opener

The favorites were straight set winners Wednesday in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 12:52 am in Monte Carlo | 62 Comments »

January 17th, 2018

Tsonga Outlasts Shapovalov At Australian Open; Nadal, Kygios Advance

The favorites were the winners Wednesday in the men’s draw at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 6th, 2018

Simon After Horrendous 2017 Starts New Year with ATP Pune Title

Whatever Gilles Simon’s off-season consisted of, we’ll take one of those.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:34 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 5th, 2018

Dimitrov, Kyrgios Set Up Brisbane SF; Frenchmen Monfils, Simon Seek Saturday Titles

The first two ATP titles are up for grabs Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:57 pm in Brisbane, Doha | 6 Comments »

August 25th, 2017

US Open Men’s Draw: Federer Lands With Nadal, Easy Draw For Murray, But How Healthy Are They?

The big question of the US Open draw was where Roger Federer would land, Rafael Nadal’s quarter or Andy Murray’s? Turns out, if Roger and Rafa are to finally meet at the US Open, it won’t be in the final. It will be the semifinals. Meanwhile, Murray couldn’t have hand picked an easier draw. So [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in US Open | 42 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Isner, Johnson Wave American Flag at ATP Winston-Salem; Preview

Wildcards were awarded to Gulbis, Cyprus’ Petros Chrysochos, Coric, and American Taylor Fritz…

Posted by Staff @ 7:30 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Lorenzi Defends, Haas Receives Wild Card at ATP Generali Open in Kitzbuhel; Preview

(6) Struff starts against Haas in an all-German meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 6:15 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 22nd, 2017

Haas, Veterans Look to Spice-Up Dull German Open Field; Preview

Wildcards went to Germans Daniel Altmaier, Tommy Haas and Maximilian Marterer…Haas was a finalist in 2011, falling to Juan Monaco…

Posted by Staff @ 3:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

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 22nd, 2017

Wawrinka, Raonic Among Lots of Big Names at ATP Geneva, Lyon Before French; Previews

Geneva boasts two of the Top 10 after last-minute wildcards…Potential tough starts for (1) Wawrinka vs. Sousa who always plays him close, and (7) Lorenzi vs. Anderson…

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Tennis | Comments Off

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »