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August 29th, 2017

Sock Socked as Americans Open Play at US Open; Nadal, Federer Tuesday

“The last eight, nine days I’m practicing full without thinking about it,” Cilic says of his health. “That’s quite good. With this first match out of the way, I think that just resolves everything.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 am in US Open | No Comments »

August 27th, 2017

Sharapova v Halep, Zverev, Cilic And Venus Monday On Day 1 At US Open

Opening day at the US Open is upon us.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in US Open | 72 Comments »

August 12th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Headline ATP Cincinnati Field; Preview

Interesting starts for (9) Goffin vs. Kyrgios, (3) Thiem vs. the Fognini-Medvedev winner, (12) Bautista Agut vs. (WC) Donaldson, and (10) Berdych vs. Del Potro…

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

July 24th, 2017

Kyrgios Withdraws, Isner Large, in Charge at Atlanta; ATP Preview

Opening-round matches of interest include (1) Sock vs. the upset specialist and 2014 finalist Sela in a first-time meeting, (5) Edmund vs. the veteran and 2015 finalist Baghdatis, (8) Donaldson vs. Escobedo in an all-American encounter, (6) Young vs. (Q) Smyczek in another all-American, and (2) Isner vs. the Fratangelo-Pospisil winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

May 29th, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal Start Solid; American Nightmare at French Open

Djokovic in his post-match conference was asked about Agassi at length, prompting him to ask whether he should bring his coach in to the press room next time.

Posted by Special @ 6:16 pm in French Open, Tennis | 40 Comments »

May 17th, 2017

Nadal Has Easy Day, Sock Next In Rome; Nishikori, Wawrinka Advance

Thursday in Rome it’s Rafael Nadal-Jack Sock and Kei Nishikori-Juan Martin del Potro.

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Rome | 35 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 »

May 6th, 2017

All Hands On Deck as Murray, Djokovic Headline ATP Madrid; Preview

Kyrgios starts against Marcos Baghdatis, then meets the winner of Ryan Harrison and Bernard Tomic, then would face Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 3:12 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

April 8th, 2017

Sock, Isner and Co. at Houston; Dimitrov Heads Marrakech; ATP Previews

Interesting starts for (1) Sock against the Haas-Opelka winner, (6) Lopez vs. the former French juniors winner Fratangelo, (4) Johnson vs. the experienced dirt-baller and defending champ Monaco, (5) Verdasco vs. the big-serving South African Anderson, and (8) Bellucci vs. the emerging American Tiafoe

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 6th, 2017

Djokovic, Kyrgios Headline Davis Cup QF This Weekend; Previews

Spain should instead send over their Junior Davis Cup team, the result would probably be the same.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:46 am in Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

March 29th, 2017

Nadal, Nemesis Fognini Set Up Miami Open Semifinal; Federer-Berdych Thursday

“I’m feeling really good on court and other times, so this is the best thing that I can have this week,” Fognini said.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 pm in Miami | 209 Comments »

March 18th, 2017

Federer, Wawrinka Roll Into All-Swiss Indian Wells Final, Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall previews the all-Swiss Indian Wells men’s final between Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:50 pm in Indian Wells | 102 Comments »

March 17th, 2017

Kyrgios Withdraws Sick, Sock Advances to Face Federer at Indian Wells Saturday

“Unfortunately I am unable to play today due to sickness,” Kyrgios said in a statement. “At this stage we think it’s food poisoning, and I’m praying it’s nothing more.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 pm in Indian Wells | 9 Comments »

March 17th, 2017

Carreno Busta Moves Into First Masters SF Outlasting Cuevas At Indian Wells; Federer-Kyrgios Friday

Roger Federer will try to gain revenge on Nick Kyrgios Friday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 12:20 am in Indian Wells | 3 Comments »