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February 13th, 2015

Simon Slays Murray In Rotterdam, Berdych, Wawrinka Advance; Young Ousts Tomic In Memphis

Andy Murray was sent out of the Rotterdam event today by veteran Gilles Simon.

Posted by Staff @ 6:45 pm in Memphis, Rotterdam | 13 Comments »

January 15th, 2015

Australian Open Men’s Draw: Djokovic Drives For Five, Federer v Nadal SF?

A quick preview of the men’s Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:13 pm in Australian Open | 61 Comments »

January 3rd, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Stars Come Out at 4 Events in Week 1

The stars are coming out on week one, even uncharacteristically on the women’s side, as current No. 1 Novak Djokovic and former top dogs Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic compete at four events in week one of 2015.

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in 2015 Season, Tennis | 10 Comments »

October 26th, 2014

Preview: ATP Paris to Determine Final Year-end Spots; Djokovic, Federer Fight For No. 1

Potential quarterfinal meetings are Djokovic vs. Murray, Ferrer vs. Nishikori, Berdych vs. Wawrinka, and Federer vs. Raonic.

Posted by Staff @ 10:53 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

October 18th, 2014

Previews: WTA Finals; ATP Basel, Valencia

Wozniacki could sneak out of the White Group with her solid record against her group mates…Former champs in the field are Serena (2013-12,’09,’01), Kvitova (2011) and Sharapova (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 11th, 2014

Perfect Federer Rolls Back The Clock, Rolls Djokovic In Shanghai, Boosts No. 1 Hopes

Roger Federer turned back the clock Saturday in Shanghai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:27 pm in Shanghai | 89 Comments »

October 10th, 2014

Federer v Djokovic In Shanghai SF, Who’s The Pick? Murray’s London Chances Improve

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer battle for a spot in the Shanghai finals and for the No. 1 ranking, who’ll win?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:03 pm in Shanghai, Year-End No. 1 | 161 Comments »

October 9th, 2014

Murray Crashes, Federer Betterer In Shanghai; Djokovic Moves Closer To No. 1

Novak Djokovic could really put a lock on the No. 1 ranking this week in Shanghai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:15 pm in ATP Finals, Shanghai | 77 Comments »

September 21st, 2014

ATP/WTA Preview: Loaded Women’s Field at China Debut Event

Notes: It’s the debut of the Premier 5 Series event in China…Victoria Azarenka pulls from the event with a foot injury, and announces she will miss the rest of the year…Potential tough starts include (1) Serena Williams after a bye vs. her nemesis Cornet, the struggling (6) Bouchard after a bye vs. the resurgent Peng, (4) Sharapova after a bye vs. countrywoman and former world No. 2 Kuznetsova, (5) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Venus/Garcia winner, (16) Petkovic vs. the comer (Q) Vekic, (12) Cibulkova vs. the big-hitting Keys, and (14) Safarova vs. the likewise big-hitting Lisicki…

Posted by Staff @ 6:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 2nd, 2014

Djokovic, Murray Advance At US Open, Azarenka Survives; Federer, Monfils v Dimitrov Tuesday

Gael Monfils and Grigor Dimitrov meet Tuesday, which shotmaker will come out ahead?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:41 am in US Open | 59 Comments »

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 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 »

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 »

July 12th, 2014

ATP Previews: Gasquet, Ferrer Lead at Bogota, Hamburg

Notes: All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes in the 48-player draw…Dolgopolov has not won a match at Hamburg in three attempts, and fellow seeds Youzhny, Kohlschreiber, Granollers and Giraldo also have losing records in the ‘burg…Tough potential starts for (16) Seppi vs. Monaco, (4) Dolgopolov vs. Janowicz, (7) Kohlschreiber vs. Montanes, and (14) Sousa vs. Rosol…107th edition of the event…

Posted by Staff @ 9:16 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »