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February 13th, 2016

Halep Heads Strong Dubai; U.S. Frenzy in Delray: ATP/WTA Previews

American Taylor Fritz received a special exempt into the main draw after his run in Memphis…Other interesting starts for Del Potro vs. American Denis Kudla, with the winner likely meeting (3) Karlovic, and (2) Tomic vs. the hot-handed net-crushing Rampras…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

January 21st, 2016

Federer v Dimitrov, Kyrgios-Berdych Highlight Friday At Australian Open; Unloved(?) Djokovic Sent To MCA

What a blockbuster line-up Friday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:33 am in Australian Open | 235 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Roger Federer: Grigor Dimitrov’s On A High Right Now, He’s Got The Game To Be Really Dangerous

Can Grigor Dimitriov finally beat Roger Federer?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:30 am in Australian Open | 24 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Men’s Seeds Cruise, Federer Sets Up ‘Baby Fed’ Meeting at Australian Open

If the women’s side at the Australian Open has been a bubbling cauldron of uncertainty, injuries and upsets, the men’s side has been a peaceful stroll through the Aussie bush collecting flowers and occasionally stopping to solo on the didgeridoo.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 16th, 2016

From Match Point Down, Troicki Turns Trick for ATP Sydney Title

“It’s in the game. Obviously it was Viktor’s day today. I think everything was pretty much going on his side…It’s been a while for me to be in a final. I think even early on I was nervous, but I still played good tennis.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:04 pm in Tennis | 59 Comments »

January 14th, 2016

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Roger Federer Lands In Novak Djokovic’s Half; Can Rafael Nadal Make A Run?

Sean Randall previews the men’s Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:29 pm in Australian Open | 148 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Leads My 2016 Top 10, But Will Roger Federer Stay Ahead Of Rafael Nadal?

Who’ll finish Top 10 in 2016? Sean Randall makes his picks.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:00 pm in 2016 Season, ATP, Year-End No. 1 | 18 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting

Tough starts for (5) Pliskova vs. Ivanovic, (3) Kvitova vs. Lisicki, and (2) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Stosur-Vinci winner…

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 8th, 2016

Here Are The Highlights From Roger Federer’s Win Last Night Over Grigor Dimitrov In Brisbane [Video]

Roger Federer stays perfect against Baby Fed.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:58 am in Brisbane, Videos | 5 Comments »

January 7th, 2016

Feverish Roger Federer Wins 2016 Opener In Brisbane, Faces Grigor Dimitrov Friday

Despite a fever, Roger Federer rolled in his 2016 opener.

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 am in Brisbane | 34 Comments »

January 1st, 2016

Where Will Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Be Playing This January?

Sean Randall lays out the January schedule.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:09 pm in 2016 Season | 9 Comments »

November 4th, 2015

Favorites Roll In Paris; Roger Federer v John Isner, Rafael Nadal v Kevin Anderson Thursday

The top seeds cruised Wednesday in Paris, but trouble could be ahead tomorrow when Roger Federer faces John Isner, Rafael Nadal takes on Kevin Anderson and Andy Murray meets David Goffin.

Posted by Staff @ 7:42 pm in Paris | 170 Comments »

November 4th, 2015

For Some Reason Grigor Dimitrov Decided To Hit This Volley Between His Legs [Video]

Grigor Dimitrov can hit a volley between his legs, so that’s what he does sometimes.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:39 am in Best Shots, Videos | 8 Comments »

October 28th, 2015

Nadal Denies Dimitrov In Basel, Federer Faces Kohlschreiber Thursday; Ferrer Withdraws From Valencia

Rafael Nadal continued to show that he’s on the way back up.

Posted by Staff @ 7:50 pm in Fall Season | 68 Comments »

October 27th, 2015

Roger Federer Rolls In Basel Opener; Rafael Nadal v Grigor Dimitrov Wednesday

Rafael Nadal collides with Grigor Dimitrov Wednesday in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 pm in Fall Season | 16 Comments »