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August 20th, 2016

Hot Shot Grigor Dimitrov Says He’s Now Focused On Winning, And So Far It’s Working

Grigor Dimitrov has a new outlook on tennis. Or so he says.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:50 am in Cincinnati | No Comments »

August 19th, 2016

Murray Tops Tomic, Big-Serving Raonic Next on Saturday at Cincinnati; Cilic-Dimitrov In Other SF

I’ve spent a lot of time with [coach] John [McEnroe] talking about various different things he think I need to improve when I come forward, angles to cover, what other guys can and cannot do. I think I’ve made good progress there.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 pm in Cincinnati | 15 Comments »

August 19th, 2016

Murray Slogs Through Anderson To Win 600th, Nadal Ousted By Coric, Nishikori Falls In Cincinnati

The quarterfinals are set in Cincinnati and Andy Murray is the only former champion left.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Cincinnati | 48 Comments »

August 15th, 2016

Ferrer Falls, Young Americans Opelka, Donaldson Advance In Cincinnati; Isner, Wawrinka Tuesday

The next John Isner is here. He’s 6-foot-11 and his name is Reilly Opelka.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in Cincinnati | No Comments »

August 4th, 2016

Rio Olympics Men’s Draw: Djokovic-Del Potro First Round, Murray Tries To Make History

Sean Randall previews the Olympic men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:19 pm in Olympics | 74 Comments »

July 29th, 2016

Djokovic-Berdych, Raonic-Monfils Friday In Canadian Open Toronto QFs; Americans Go 0-4

The Top 5 seeds all made it to the Toronto quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 1:06 am in Canadian Open | 55 Comments »

July 26th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Double Faults Out Of Canadian Open To Teen Denis Shapovalov; Stan Wawrinka Tuesday

Just 17, Canadian Denis Shapovalov announced himself as one of the future stars of the game ousting Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Canadian Open | Comments Off

July 20th, 2016

Dimitrov, Bouchard, Defending Champ Stephens Fall In D.C.; Fritz v Zverev Today; Venus In Stanford

Teens Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz collide this afternoon in steamy Washington D.C.

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 am in Stanford, Washington | 4 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

Isner, Stosur Headline Men’s, Women’s Fields at Washington Citi Open

CITI OPEN Washington, D.C., USA; Surface: hard ADHEREL Men’s Seeds: John Isner, Gael Monfils, Bernard Tomic, Benoit Paire, Steve Johnson, Jack Sock, Alexander Zverev, Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, Viktor Troicki, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Grigor Dimitrov, Ivo Karlovic, Gilles Muller, Marcos Baghdatis, Borna Coric Men’s Floaters: none Men’s Notes: No Top 10ers, but three Top 20 players…The [...]

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 14th, 2016

Andy Murray Advances In Rainy London; Kyrgios-Raonic, Isner-Del Potro To Finish Wednesday

Andy Murray made a successful return with Ivan Lendl, but the Scot was down a break in both sets.

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in London | 19 Comments »

May 9th, 2016

Zverev Downs Dimitrov, Thiem Advances, Tsonga Withdraws; Wawrinka, Nishikori Tuesday In Rome

The young guns were strong on Monday in Rome. But Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to withdraw.

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 pm in Rome | 48 Comments »

May 1st, 2016

Grigor Dimitrov Meltdown Gives Diego Schwartzman His First Career ATP Title

Grigor Dimitrov destroyed his racquet defaulting the last game to give Diego Schwartzman his first career title.

Posted by Staff @ 3:28 pm in Istanbul | 3 Comments »

April 30th, 2016

Thiem Out For Another Title In Munich; Almagro, Dimitrov Sunday Favorites Against First-Time Title Hopefuls

Can Diego Schwartzman and Pablo Carreno Busta win their first ATP career titles on Sunday?

Posted by Staff @ 9:47 pm in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich | 69 Comments »

April 29th, 2016

Zverev Knocks Goffin Out Of Munich, Will Face Thiem In SF; Kyrgios Too Strong For Coric In Estoril

Alexander Zverev collides with Dominic Thiem Saturday on the clay in Munich while Nick Kyrgios remains in the hunt for the Estoril title.

Posted by Staff @ 7:20 pm in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich | 15 Comments »

April 28th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios v Borna Coric In Estoril; Juan Martin Del Potro Advances In Munich

So good matches are lined for Friday on quarterfinal day.

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich | 5 Comments »