The X Blog - Dysfunctional Tennis Blogging at its Finest

April 7th, 2019

Zverev Headlines Marrakech Field Seeking First Title Of Season

Alexander Zverev is starting a busy clay season this week in Morocco.

Posted by Staff @ 9:12 pm in Clay Season | 7 Comments »

March 11th, 2019

Nadal, Federer Open With Wins At Indian Wells; Djokovic Returns

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal began their march toward an Indian Wells semifinal showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Indian Wells | 6 Comments »

March 10th, 2019

Djokovic Advances At Indian Wells, Kyrgios Crashes Out; Federer, Nadal Sunday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal open play Sunday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 am in Indian Wells | 10 Comments »

January 17th, 2019

Raonic Ousts Wawrinka In 4 Breakers, Djokovic Advances; Nadal v De Minaur Fri

Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:00 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

October 28th, 2018

Ridiculous 1st Rd Tests for Nadal, Federer, Seeds at ATP Paris Masters

Did You Know? Only Novak Djokovic has been able to successfully defend the long-standing Paris Masters title, winning three years in a row (2015-13). Winning then losing in the following year’s final were six players: Stan Smith (1972-73), Boris Becker (1989-90), Guy Forget (1991-92), Pete Sampras (1997-98), David Nalbandian (2007-08), and David Ferrer (2012-13).

Posted by Staff @ 4:33 pm in Paris, Tennis | 11 Comments »

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 on Simon After Horrendous 2017 Starts New Year with ATP Pune Title

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 »