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January 19th, 2017

Federer Faces Berdych Tonight At The Australian Open, Can He Win? Third Round Preview

Does Roger Federer have a chance at upsetting Tomas Berdych tonight at the Australian Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:52 pm in Australian Open | 121 Comments »

January 14th, 2017

Sousa Gets Socked as American Wins ATP Auckland Final

“I’ve had chances,” Sock said of his six trips to ATP World Tour finals. “I’ve lost in a few finals. Winning the whole tournament is definitely a massive confidence booster.

Posted by Staff @ 1:09 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 7th, 2017

Thiem, ‘C’-Level Marquee Players at ATP Sydney, Auckland; Previews

(8) Granollers starts against Hot Sauce, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Fognini, and (6) Muller vs. Dolgopolov…(2) Cuevas looking at a tough encounter with Mahut 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Auckland, Sydney | 11 Comments »

November 3rd, 2016

Djokovic Strong in ATP Paris Opener; All-Star Line-Up on Thursday

“Not an easy opponent because he serves and volleys, and I found the conditions quite quick,” the three-time defending champ Djokovic said of Muller. “I think I managed to find the right rhythm, right pace from the very beginning…I was quite pleased with my serve. I think I got a lot of free points there. It was quite a good performance.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 am in Tennis | 48 Comments »

October 23rd, 2016

Del Potro Wins ATP Stockholm, 1st Title in Almost 3 Years

“I’ve been trying to fix my problems for the past two years and I didn’t expect to win a title at this moment in my career,” said the Argentine, who had last won a title when he beat troubled Aussie Bernard Tomic in the 2014 Sydney final.

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

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 13th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Roll Into Shanghai QFs; Wawrinka Goes Down

Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic both were upset Thursday in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 2:49 pm in Shanghai | 64 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 1st, 2016

Marin Cilic Will Try To Get Revenge On Jack Sock For Davis Cup

A Marin Cilic-Jack Sock rematch is on deck Friday at the US Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:57 pm in US Open | Comments Off

August 14th, 2016

Venus Williams’s Bid For A Fifth Gold Falls Short In Mixed Final In Rio, Loses With Ram To Sock/Mattek-Sands

The All-American gold medal mixed doubles match at the Olympics went to Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands who spoiled Venus’s bid for history.

Posted by Staff @ 7:58 pm in Olympics | Comments Off

August 13th, 2016

Rafael Nadal And Marc Lopez Win Doubles Gold At The Rio Olympics

Rafael Nadal won his second gold medal at the Olympics!

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Olympics | 4 Comments »

August 7th, 2016

Frenchmen Tsonga, Monfils, Simon Advance in Rio; Djokovic, Nadal And Murray Sunday

Novak Dokovic will collide with Juan Martin del Potro Sunday night in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Olympics | 127 Comments »

July 27th, 2016

Milos Raonic Left Alone; Novak Djokovic Djanky; Loaded Thursday In Toronto

“Those are the only, let’s say, downsides to the match…the overall performance was very pleasing considering it was the first hard court match for a long time.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:05 pm in Canadian Open | 24 Comments »