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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

October 29th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Clash on Horizon Next Week at ATP Paris Masters

World No. 1 Djokovic starts against either Nicolas Almagro or Gilles Muller, then likely facing No. 14 Dimitrov…No. 2 Murray will start against either Fernando Verdasco or a qualifier, then likely No. 13 Lucas Pouille…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in ATP, Paris, Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 22nd, 2016

Wawrinka Leads, Year-end Hopefuls Gather Next Week at Basel Swiss Indoors

Homegrown champ Stan Wawrinka is the top seed, and players Marin Cilic and David Goffin are looking to use Basel to boost their qualifying chances for the year-end championships at the Swiss Indoors next week.

Posted by Staff @ 3:22 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 21st, 2016

Del Potro v Dimitrov, Zverev v Sock In Stockholm SFs Saturday; Edmund Into First ATP SF In Antwerp

A pair of good semifinals are on tap in Stockholm on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:23 pm in Moscow, Stockholm | 8 Comments »

October 15th, 2016

Monfils, Goffin, Kvitova Headline Stockholm, Antwerp, Luxembourg This Week

No Top 10ers but an interesting field between the multi-Slam winner Kvitova, the French Open champ Schiavone, the former No. 1 Wozniacki, the former brand-wannabee Bouchard, and the breakout player Siegemund…

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 12th, 2016

Nadal, Berdych Bounced Out Of Shanghai; Djokovic, Murray-Pouille Thursday

Shangai Surprises: Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov all lost Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 4:08 pm in Shanghai | 17 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Murray Wins Beijing China Open Over Dimitrov, Who Says The Brit is the Best This Year

“In that game he started slicing a lot of backhands,” Murray said. “It threw me off my rhythm a little bit.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:48 pm in beijing | 71 Comments »

October 8th, 2016

Murray To Meet Dimitrov In Beijing Final; Raonic Withdraws With Right Ankle Injury

Andy Murray will face Grigor Dimitrov in the final of Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 7:58 pm in beijing | 22 Comments »

October 7th, 2016

Dimitrov Dominates Nadal In Beijing; Murray Rolls Into SF Battle With Ferrer

In his seventh try, Grigor Dimitrov finally beat Rafael Nadal, crushing the Spaniard 6-2, 6-4 in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in beijing | 22 Comments »