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April 7th, 2019

Isner Out Of Houston, Defending Champion Johnson Leads Field

Steve Johnson will try for a 3-peat this week in Houston.

Posted by Staff @ 9:21 pm in Houston | Comments Off on Isner Out Of Houston, Defending Champion Johnson Leads Field

March 12th, 2019

Big 3 Federer, Nadal, Djokovic On Today At Indian Wells; Zverev Out

The Big 3 could be playing together for two straight days at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 10:47 am in Indian Wells | 21 Comments »

February 17th, 2019

Juan Martin Del Potro Makes Return At ATP Delray Beach; Tiafoe Faces First Title Defense

The giants of tennis are in Delray Beach this week.

Posted by Staff @ 1:35 pm in 2019 Season | Comments Off on Juan Martin Del Potro Makes Return At ATP Delray Beach; Tiafoe Faces First Title Defense

January 17th, 2019

Raonic Ousts Wawrinka In 4 Breakers, Djokovic Advances; Nadal v De Minaur Fri

Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:00 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 5th, 2019

Anderson Topples Karlovic For Pune Title In Tallest ATP Final

It was a record-setting day of tennis in Pune, India, where the tallest final in ATP history went to three tiebreakers.

Posted by Staff @ 5:10 pm in 2019 Season | Comments Off on Anderson Topples Karlovic For Pune Title In Tallest ATP Final

January 4th, 2019

Djokovic Not Agut Enough, Falls To Spaniard In Doha Shocker

Novak Djokovic has now failed to win his last three events.

Posted by Staff @ 8:11 pm in Doha | 9 Comments »

January 20th, 2018

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Looking Good At Australian Open; Zverev Looking Ugly

A recap of the first week at the Australian Open and a look ahead.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:16 pm in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 17th, 2018

Tsonga Outlasts Shapovalov At Australian Open; Nadal, Kygios Advance

The favorites were the winners Wednesday in the men’s draw at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

July 30th, 2017

Berdych, Querrey Headline 2nd-year ATP Event in Los Cabos, Mexico

(8) Tiafoe starts against Kokkinakis in a battle of up-and-comers…

Posted by Staff @ 3:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Berdych, Querrey Headline 2nd-year ATP Event in Los Cabos, Mexico

July 21st, 2017

Top-Seeded Isner in ATP Newport Quarters Today; Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Tomorrow

“In the end it didn’t go my way. That’s life, that’s tennis,” the 38-year-old Karlovic said. “That’s how it goes sometimes. I was not really moving well…Serve was good. Volleys were OK so I have to look at the positives and continue with my journey.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

June 18th, 2017

Muller Out-Aces Karlovic for 2nd 2017 Title in Netherlands

“I think we should make a suggestion to the ATP that we just start with the tiebreak next time,” Muller said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Muller Out-Aces Karlovic for 2nd 2017 Title in Netherlands

June 17th, 2017

Federer, 0-1 on Grass This Season, Heads to Halle as 8-time Champion; ATP Preview

Tough openers and early-rounders for (1) Federer second round vs. M.Zverev, (3) Nishikori vs. Verdasco, (8) Ramos-Vinolas second round vs. Dr. Ivo, (5) Monfils vs. Gasquet in an all-French (winner to face Haas), and (2) Thiem vs. Ferrer, who has a career grasscourt title to his credit, second round…

Posted by Staff @ 4:50 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

June 16th, 2017

Cilic Wins In Den Bosch, Haas Out In Stuttgart; Zverev Bros In SFs

The Zverev brothers are in the hunt to win weekend ATP titles.

Posted by Staff @ 5:17 pm in Grass season, Stuttgart | Comments Off on Cilic Wins In Den Bosch, Haas Out In Stuttgart; Zverev Bros In SFs

June 11th, 2017

Federer Back with Doozy of a Draw on Grass at Stuttgart; ATP Previews

(1) Roger Federer could start against (WC) Haas? What is it with these two and grass each year?

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 65 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »