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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 »

January 23rd, 2017

Nadal Toughs Out Win; Lower Seeds Advance at Australian Open

“[Raonic] beat me a couple weeks ago,” Nadal said. “He’s a player with an amazing serve.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 51 Comments »

January 21st, 2017

Nadal Stares Down Teen Zverev in 5 Sets; Gasquet-Dimitrov Late at Aussie Open

Any questions regarding Nadal’s fitness were answered Saturday, while the teenager ended up cramping in the fifth set.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

January 8th, 2017

Dimitrov Beats Nishikori to Break 2-1/2 Year Title Drought

Dimitrov improved to 5-5 in career finals. Nishikori fell to 11-10, starting a losing streak of his own now in finals, falling in his last five since winning in Memphis last year.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:38 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2017

Dimitrov Downs Raonic, Will Face Nishikori For Brisbane Title

Grigor Dimitrov takes on Kei Nishikori in the final of Brisbane.

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in Brisbane | 9 Comments »

January 6th, 2017

Raonic Beats Nadal To Reach Brisbane SFs; Nishikori v Wawrinka Saturday

Milos Raonic beat Rafael Nadal for just the second time in his career.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in Brisbane | 1 Comment »

January 5th, 2017

Nadal To Face Raonic In Friday Brisbane QF Moya Bowl; Thiem v Dimitrov Undercard

Five Top 10 players reached the quarterfinals in Brisbane!

Posted by Staff @ 6:22 pm in Brisbane | 69 Comments »

December 31st, 2016

Nadal, No. 1 Kerber Among Headliners Next Week at Brisbane International Tennis; Previews

Five Top 10ers in the impressive field…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Opening-round testers for (1) Raonic vs. Querrey, (5) Nadal vs. The Dog, (7) Dimitrov vs. Johnson, (8) Ferrer vs. Tomic, and (6) Pouille vs. Simon…

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

October 31st, 2016

Berdych, Raonic, Gasquet And Isner In Action Tuesday At Paris Indoors; Djokovic Falls In Doubles

Tomas Berdych is behind in the race for the final spot in the ATP year-end event.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 pm in Paris | Comments Off