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February 26th, 2017

Sock Handed ATP Delray Title After Raonic Withdrawal

“I’m sure Milos would have loved to play, but you’ve got to look ahead with some big tournaments coming up,” said Sock, who improved to an 11-1 win-loss record and will move to a career-high rank of No. 18.

Posted by Staff @ 3:59 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 25th, 2017

Del Potro v Raonic Tonight In Delray Beach; 18-Year-Old Casper Ruud Reaches Rio SFs

It’s a big man clash in the semifinals of Delray Beach tonight.

Posted by Staff @ 10:26 am in Rio | No Comments »

February 18th, 2017

Raonic Top Seed at Delray Beach; French Flair at Marseille; ATP Previews

First-round matches to look for are (4) Querrey vs. Sela who he is 2-2 against career, (7) Del Potro vs. Anderson in a meeting of former Delray champions, (4) Johnson vs. crafty fellow American (WC) Kozlov, and (1) Karlovic vs. Young in a rematch of the 2015 Delray final (winner to possibly meet Fritz)…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 am in Tennis | No Comments »

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…

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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