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June 24th, 2017

Cilic Bids For Second Queen’s Title, Will Meet Lopez In Final

Two big servers meet in the Queen’s final.

Posted by Staff @ 5:19 pm in Queens | 3 Comments »

June 23rd, 2017

Former Champions Cilic, Dimitrov Reach Queen’s SFs

Two lefties and two former champions are in the Queens semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 7:13 pm in Queens | 1 Comment »

June 17th, 2017

Early Test for Murray, Others in Loaded Field at Aegon/Queen’s Club; ATP Preview

Former champs in the field are Murray (2016-15,’13,’11,’09), Dimitrov (2014), Cilic (2012), and Querrey (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Grass season, Tennis | 89 Comments »

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 28th, 2017

Thiem Dream; Nadal, Djokovic On Court Monday at French Open

“I was a bit nervous before the match,” Thiem said. “This tournament is the biggest highlight of the year of the year for me, the Slam on clay.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 pm in French Open | 17 Comments »

May 15th, 2017

Del Potro Denies Dimitrov In Rome; Murray Opens Title Defense Tuesday

Andy Murray begins his Rome title defense Tuesday against the flamboyant Fabio Fognini.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Rome | 13 Comments »

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 »

May 11th, 2017

Nadal, Djokovic Get Into Gear In Madrid; Murray’s Slump Continues; QF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews the Madrid men’s quarterfinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:38 pm in Madrid | 67 Comments »

May 6th, 2017

All Hands On Deck as Murray, Djokovic Headline ATP Madrid; Preview

Kyrgios starts against Marcos Baghdatis, then meets the winner of Ryan Harrison and Bernard Tomic, then would face Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 3:12 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

April 21st, 2017

Grigor Dimitrov Is Back In A Funk, Will He Ever Be A Consistent Winner?

Grigor Dimitrov is just 1-5 over his last six matches.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:30 am in Monte Carlo | 4 Comments »

April 14th, 2017

Monte Carlo Preview: Murray, Djokovic Return To Battle; Nadal Seeks 10th Title

Sean Randall previews the first big clay event of the season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:29 pm in Monte Carlo | 18 Comments »

April 8th, 2017

Sock, Isner and Co. at Houston; Dimitrov Heads Marrakech; ATP Previews

Interesting starts for (1) Sock against the Haas-Opelka winner, (6) Lopez vs. the former French juniors winner Fratangelo, (4) Johnson vs. the experienced dirt-baller and defending champ Monaco, (5) Verdasco vs. the big-serving South African Anderson, and (8) Bellucci vs. the emerging American Tiafoe

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

March 24th, 2017

Nadal, Dimitrov, Raonic Open Play Friday In Miami; Nishikori v Anderson

Seeds open on Friday in Miami.

Posted by Special @ 9:45 am in Miami | Comments Off

March 20th, 2017

Miami Draw Men’s Preview: Federer Leads Way But Del Potro Awaits In 3rd RD, Nadal Seeks First Title

Sean Randall previews the Miami Open. Can Roger Federer keep it going?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:38 pm in Miami | 48 Comments »

March 14th, 2017

Federer Sets Up Nadal Wed. At Indian Wells, Djokovic Denies Del Potro, Kyrgios Next

All eight men’s fourth round matches are scheduled for Wednesday including Federer-Nadal and Djokovic-Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Indian Wells | 21 Comments »