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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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 »

April 24th, 2017

Nadal, Murray Vie for ATP Barcelona Crown; Budapest; ATP Previews

Potential tough starts for (16) Lopez vs. G-Lo, and (9) Gasquet vs. (WC) Robredo…Wildcards were awarded to Murray, Robredo, Zverev, Albert Montanes, and Mikael Ymer…

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »