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February 18th, 2017

Goffin Finally Stops Dimitrov, Thiem Upset In Rotterdam; Tsonga v Berdych Saturday

The Top 2 seeds fell Friday in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Rotterdam | 3 Comments »

February 16th, 2017

Cilic, Thiem Lead Rotterdam Winners Thursday; Dimitrov Now 16-1 On Season

The Top 6 seeds all made the quarterfinals in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Rotterdam | 1 Comment »

February 15th, 2017

Zverevs Go Down In 3 At Rotterdam; Berdych v Gasquet Thursday

The brothers Zverev couldn’t hold leads today in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 6:18 pm in Rotterdam | 2 Comments »

February 13th, 2017

Dimitrov, Zverev, Estrella Burgos ATP Weekend Winners

“It’s great to win singles and doubles,” the younger Zverev said. “I’m very happy the way we played. We only dropped one set in the tournament. I think it was a very successful tournament for the Zverevs.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in Tennis | 119 Comments »

February 11th, 2017

Top-seeded Thiem vs. Zverev in Opening Round at Strong ATP Rotterdam; Preview

Tops 10ers Cilic and Thiem lead the field…The match of the tournament could be the first-round blockbuster (2) Thiem vs. the young riser Alexander Zverev…Other openers of the interest include (1) Cilic coming off an early loss last week vs. the mercurial Paire, (4) Berdych after opening against a qualifier vs. the Gasquet-Troicki winner, (8) Pouille vs. the veteran Kohlschreiber, and (5) Dimitrov challenged by the older net-rushing Zverev…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:23 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 11th, 2017

Zverev Takes Down Tsonga In France, Will Face Gasquet In Final; Dimitrov Surges In Sofia

Alexander Zverev will bid for a second career ATP title Sunday in Montpellier.

Posted by Staff @ 7:19 pm in 2017 Season | No Comments »

February 4th, 2017

Dimitrov Doesn’t Diss Sofia; Cilic in Montpellier; ATP Previews

Thiem the only Top 10er, and Dimitrov must have received a chunk as he decided to return to his home-country tournament in 2017 after a perceived diss last year…

Posted by Staff @ 4:53 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 27th, 2017

Vamos! Rafael Nadal Wins Thriller Over Grigor Dimitrov In Australian Open SFs

Sean Randall breaks down Rafael Nadal’s big win over Grigor Dimitrov.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:51 pm in Australian Open | 25 Comments »

January 27th, 2017

Grigor Dimitrov: Rafa He’s Such A Fighter, Such A Competitor, It Was An Honor To Play Him

Grigor Dimitrov was five points from beating Rafael Nadal tonight at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 27th, 2017

Nadal Wins Marathon Dimitrov Encounter, to Face Federer in Australian Open Final

Dimitrov, playing inspired, fearless tennis, was denied a first Grand Slam final appearance by the former No. 1 who broke the Bulgarian’s serve at 4-4 in the fifth set, then after a long game with numerous match points finally held to clinch the match, falling to the court in relief.

Posted by Staff @ 10:37 am in Australian Open | 68 Comments »

January 27th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: I Cannot Lie, It’s Special To Play Roger Federer Again In A Grand Slam Final

Rafael Nadal met the press the press after his big win over Grigor Dimitrov.

Posted by Staff @ 10:25 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 26th, 2017

Nadal Takes On Dimitrov In Australian Open SFs, Who’s The Pick? Roger Federer Redux

Sean Randall previews the Grigor Dimitrov-Rafael Nadal semifinal and looks back at Roger’s big win.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:09 pm in Australian Open | 293 Comments »

January 26th, 2017

Federer Wins Emotional Physio-Calling Battle Over Wawrinka to Gain Australian Open Final

“I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Federer. “I felt like everything happened so quickly at the end, I had to check the score. I never ever in my wildest dreams thought I’d come this far in Australia. It’s beautiful, I’m so happy.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 68 Comments »

January 25th, 2017

Nadal Steamrolls Raonic to Set Up Dimitrov Semi at Australian Open

“He beat me two weeks ago in Brisbane, so I decided to go more inside the court on the return,” Nadal said. “I knew there were going to be tough moments in the match, he has one of the top two serves on the tour and he’s able to play so aggressive on the return.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:28 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 50 Comments »

January 24th, 2017

Grigor Dimitrov Talks About Falling In Love…With Tennis

Grigor Dimitrov explains his love for tennis.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:39 am in Australian Open | 3 Comments »