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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 »

October 17th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Radwanska, 4 Top 10 in Moscow; Lux, Stockholm, Vienna

Notes: Strong seeding but not a lot of field depth…(4) Tomic will start against the Querrey-Baghdatis winner…Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Wildcards went to Berdych, Swede Mike Ymer and Finn Jarkko Nieminen…Last year Berdych came from a set down to beat Dimitrov in the final…Berdych trying to become the first Stockholm back-to-back winner since James Blake (2005-06)…Former champs in the field are Berdych (2014,’12), Dimitrov (2013), and Baghdatis (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 3:18 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 4th, 2015

Japanese Hero Kei Nishikori Stars In Tokyo Title Defense; Stan Wawrinka The Top Seed

Defending champion Kei Nishikori returns to Tokyo seeking a third title there.

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Asia | 2 Comments »

September 29th, 2015

2015 Marquee Fall Schedules: Find Out Where Djokovic, Federer, Nadal And Murray Will Be Playing

Sean Randall previews the fall season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:54 am in Fall Season | 12 Comments »