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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 »

September 26th, 2015

David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov Headline Kuala Lumpur; Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic In Shenzhen

The ATP opens play in Asia next week.

Posted by Staff @ 7:30 pm in Asia | Comments Off

September 25th, 2015

Grigor Dimitrov Hires Juan Martin Del Potro’s Former Coach Franco Davin

Grigor Dimitrov has a new coach.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:48 am in 2015 Season, Coaching | 5 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »

August 21st, 2015

Djokovic, Murray Survive Scares In Cincinnati, Nadal Doesn’t; Federer Flies Past Anderson

Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were all pushed to the edge Thursday in Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Roger Federer had an easy day.

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in Cincinnati | 176 Comments »

August 20th, 2015

Nadal Closes In On Federer QF Cincinnati Showdown; Murray v Dimitrov Thursday

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are one day from a QF collision in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 2:18 am in Cincinnati | 303 Comments »

August 19th, 2015

Federer Cruises In Cincinnati Opener; Nadal, Djokovic Murray Today

Big stars Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are on court today in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 9:25 am in Cincinnati | 79 Comments »

August 16th, 2015

Cincinnati Previews: Federer, Serena Must Step to Challenges

All the big dogs take to the court on both the men’s and women’s sides in Cincinnati, which sees defending champ Roger Federer return to the court after skipping Montreal last week.

Posted by Special @ 1:10 pm in Cincinnati, Tennis | 17 Comments »

August 12th, 2015

Djokovic Wins, Murray Suspended In Montreal; Nadal, Nishikori Today

Novak Djokovic started his summer hardcourts on a positive note, can Rafael Nadal follow?

Posted by Staff @ 9:21 am in Canadian Open | 117 Comments »

August 3rd, 2015

Ivan Lendl Apparently Declined Coaching Grigor Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov’s next coach won’t be Ivan Lendl.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:37 am in Coaching | 18 Comments »

August 1st, 2015

Murray in, Serena Out on U.S. Hardcourts; ATP/WTA Previews

All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes, but some potential interesting second-rounders with (12) Pospisil vs. (WC) Haas, (4) Gasquet vs. the hot-handed Muller, break-up boy (6) Dimitrov vs. the resurgent Baghdatis, and (7) Lopez vs. (WC) Hewitt on his retirement tour…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in Stanford, Tennis, Washington | 12 Comments »