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June 20th, 2015

Federer Fights Off Karlovic, Faces Seppi In Halle Final; Anderson To Play Murray Or Troicki For Queen’s Title

Roger Federer seeks an 8th Halle title on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 2:00 pm in Halle, Queens | 107 Comments »

June 20th, 2015

Poll: Who Has The Best Serve In Tennis? Milos Raonic Says It’s Him!

Who has the best serve in the game?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:20 am in Polls | 14 Comments »

June 19th, 2015

Murray Wins In Three At Queen’s; Ace King Karlovic Takes On Federer In Halle

Andy Murray and Roger Federer are in semifinal matches this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 5:10 pm in Halle, Queens | 38 Comments »

June 19th, 2015

Ivo Karlovic Just Hit A 3-Set Record 45 Aces In a Win Over Tomas Berdych Today In Halle [Chart]

Ivo Karlovic just hit the most aces in an ATP 3-set match.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:03 am in Charts, Halle | 8 Comments »

June 14th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Federer, Murray, Nadal on Grass This Week

Four Top 10 players on the WTA tour take to the grass in Birmingham, while Roger Federer leads in Halle, and Andy Murray, French Open champ Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal at the Queen’s Club during week #2 of the 2015 grasscourt season.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Grass season, Halle, Queens, Tennis | 24 Comments »

June 7th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal Helps Debut Stuttgart Grass Event

Notes: The tournament makes the switch to grass as part of the tour’s extended grasscourt season…Tough starts for (1) Nadal against the Baghdatis-Rosol winner, and (8) Troicki vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Germans Tommy Haas, Maximilian Marterer and Alexander Zverev…Pulling from the event were Julien Benneteau and Jiri Vesely…The Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles…Nadal (2007,’05) is the lone returning former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 6:07 pm in Tennis | 39 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal in Barcelona, Loaded WTA Stuttgart

Kei Nishikoi beat Santiago Giraldo in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the final are Nishikori (2014), Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010) and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Tennis | 11 Comments »

March 9th, 2015

Return Games Won %: David Ferrer Breaks The Most, But Numbers Show Milos Raonic Is The Worst! [Stats]

Who are the best players at breaking serve on the ATP Tour?

Posted by Staff @ 1:28 pm in Charts | 8 Comments »

March 9th, 2015

First Serve Win %: Ivo Karlovic, Milos Raonic Lead But Roger Federer Ranks Third? [Stats]

Roger Federer ranks among the best at winning his first serve points!

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 am in Charts | 5 Comments »

February 23rd, 2015

Errani, Ferrer, Karlovic, Simon Win ATP/WTA Titles

“He kind of tosses in the same spot and can hit all the spots on the court,” Young said of the Karlovic serve. “You look and see some tendencies. I was able to pick quite a few, but just not when it actually mattered.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:27 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Fognini Ends Nadal’s Rio Run; Simon v Monfils In Marseille Finale; Young Seeks First Title In Delray

Rafael Nadal lost on the clay in Rio today to Fabio Fognini.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Marseille, Rio | 120 Comments »

January 3rd, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Stars Come Out at 4 Events in Week 1

The stars are coming out on week one, even uncharacteristically on the women’s side, as current No. 1 Novak Djokovic and former top dogs Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic compete at four events in week one of 2015.

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in 2015 Season, Tennis | 10 Comments »

October 24th, 2014

Coric Ends Nadal’s Season In Basel, Federer Overwhelms Dimitrov; Ferrer v Murray In Valencia

Rafael Nadal was stunned by a 17-year-old teen today in Basel.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:22 pm in Fall Season | 146 Comments »

October 18th, 2014

Previews: WTA Finals; ATP Basel, Valencia

Wozniacki could sneak out of the White Group with her solid record against her group mates…Former champs in the field are Serena (2013-12,’09,’01), Kvitova (2011) and Sharapova (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 6th, 2014

Cilic Crashes Out Of Shanghai, Dimitrov Wins; Murray On Tap Tuesday

US Open champion Marin Cilic fell in the first round at Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 3:53 pm in Shanghai | 15 Comments »