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March 18th, 2011

Federer, Wawrinka Play Two at Indian Wells; Nadal Withstands Dr. Visit

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka play singles then doubles today at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:46 am in Tennis | 225 Comments »

March 17th, 2011

Federer Survives, Djokovic Getting Scary, Nadal Oddly Perfect at Indian Wells

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal survived upset bids Wednesday at Indian Wells. Andy Roddick wasn’t so fortunate.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:06 pm in Indian Wells | 129 Comments »

March 5th, 2011

Watch Ivo Karlovic Hit the Fastest Serve Ever Recorded! [Video]

Ivo Karolovic his the fastest serve ever.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:22 pm in Davis Cup, Videos | 11 Comments »

March 11th, 2010

Indian Wells Preview: the Sick, the Injured, the First Masters of the Year

The first Masters 1000 of the year has a really wide open draw. It’s so wide open that I’m ready to break my computer out of frustration while trying to pick the right bracket.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:41 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Indian Wells | 79 Comments »

March 4th, 2010

Spain Looks to Hat Trick; Davis Cup Preview

Despite the controversies and suggestions about changing Davis Cup, I’ve always enjoyed the unique features Davis Cup brings to tennis.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:36 am in 2010 Season, Davis Cup | 2 Comments »

February 27th, 2010

Djokovic Ahead Before Desert Rain Halts Dubai Final; Gulbis a Game From First Final

Rain has halted the Dubai final and the Delray semifinal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:53 pm in 2010 Season, Dubai | 32 Comments »

February 26th, 2010

Murray Embroiled in Dubai ‘Practice-Gate’, Djokovic Avoids Getting Bagged

Andy Murray is under fire for his words and performance in Dubai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:05 pm in 2010 Season, Dubai | 184 Comments »

February 1st, 2010

Australian Open: Post-Tournament Assessment

Before I move on from the world number 1, I’d like to say that I wasn’t overly impressed with Federer’s speech during the ceremony. “I can cry like Roger,” Murray said. “It’s just a shame I can’t play like him.” How many players do you think nodded their heads when they heard this?

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 11:18 pm in 2010 Season, ATP, Australian Open, Tennis | 134 Comments »

January 24th, 2010

Australian Open: Mid-Tournament Assessment

I wasn’t sure when to make a mid-tournament assessment.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 3:07 pm in 2010 Season, Australian Open, Grand Slams, Tennis | 86 Comments »

January 15th, 2010

2010 Australian Open Tennis Predictions

Since their first and only slam final to date, Federer reached the final at the next four slams.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 12:33 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Australian Open, Grand Slams | 107 Comments »

January 4th, 2010

Roddick, Cilic Start Strong at Australian Open Tune-ups; New Rules

Boy did Brisbane hit the jackpot in players.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 2:48 pm in 2010 Season, Brisbane, Doha, ITF, Tennis | 20 Comments »

December 23rd, 2009

Top 10 Tennis Strokes of the Decade

With everyone doing top 10 lists of the decade or the year, I decided to take a slightly different approach.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 5:08 pm in ATP, Tennis | 42 Comments »

September 19th, 2009

Spain, Stepanek-led Czech Republic Advance to 2009 Davis Cup Final

Spain, without injured Top 10 players Rafael Nadal or Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco, topped Israel 3-0. In the Saturday doubles, Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez and Tommy Robredo beat Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram 7-6(6), 6-7(7), 6-4, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 9:27 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

August 7th, 2009

Legg Mason: Roddick’s 500th, Quarters Set

In the highlight match of the evening, Andy Roddick became the 36th player in the Open Era to reach 500 career match victories.

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 11:26 am in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, US Open Series, Washington | 89 Comments »

August 2nd, 2009

ATP/WTA Previews: Roddick Dissed by NYT; Federer Davis Cup

Seeds: Andy Roddick, Juan Martin Del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando Gonzalez, Robin Soderling, Marin Cilic, Tommy Robredo, Tomas Berdych, Mardy Fish, Tommy Haas, Ivo Karlovic, Viktor Troicki, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov, Dudi Sela, Sam Querrey

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 pm in Tennis | 163 Comments »