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July 25th, 2015

Rafa Heads Hamburg, Isner in Atlanta; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Time for the tournament sponsored by an online betting site as the tour fights rampant match-fixing…Loaded dirt field…Rafa makes his first appearance since being upset at Wimbledon…Tough starts for (1) Rafa vs. Hot Sauce

Posted by Staff @ 11:47 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

July 12th, 2015

Serena Williams in Swedish Cake Walk, Men at Newport; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: When world No. 1 Serena Williams is your only Top 20 player in the field, is it safe to say you’ve put all your eggs (aka appearance money) in one basket?…Wildcards were awarded to Swedes Sofia Arvidsson, Susanne Celik and Rebecca Peterson…Pulling from the event were the American triumvirate of Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens…In last year’s final Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers…Former champs in the field are Barthel (2014) and Serena Williams (2013).

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 31st, 2015

Federer, Monfils Suspended; Nadal, Djokovic One Win Away; Monday French Open Picks And Pans

Who’ll win the Monday men’s fourth round?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:56 pm in French Open | 222 Comments »

May 26th, 2015

Nadal, Djokovic Cruise In French Openers; Federer, Wawrinka Hope For Better Treatment Tomorrow

Top favorites Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal began on their quarterfinal collision course.

Posted by Staff @ 3:47 pm in French Open | 45 Comments »

May 18th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Simon, Isner at Nice; Geneva, Strasbourg, Nurnberg

Notes: Gulbis is defending the Nice title (d. Federico Delbonis) then a Roland Garros semifinal…Gulbis is 1-11 win-loss this year…(8) Monaco could start against Querrey…Wildcards went to France’s Maxime Hamou and Lucas Pouille, and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis…Withdrawing from the tournament were Simone Bolelli, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Martin Klizan, and Diego Schwartzman…Gulbis (2015) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in Tennis | 32 Comments »

April 12th, 2015

Kerber, Klizan, Schmiedlova, Sock Win ATP/WTA Titles

“It feels incredible,” Sock said. “Clay is my favorite surface. It feels surreal. It feels incredible, and to have friends and family here to share it with me feels even better.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:39 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

March 18th, 2015

Federer Has His Revenge, Nadal Cruises; Djokovic v Isner Wednesday At Indan Wells

The Big Four are all in fourth round action Wednesday at Indian Wells, will any of them lose?

Posted by Staff @ 9:19 am in Indian Wells | 16 Comments »

July 30th, 2014

Serena Returns Tonight In Stanford; Berdych, Raonic, Isner Begin In Washington

Big stars begin their summer hardcourt campaigns.

Posted by Staff @ 10:35 am in Stanford, Washington | 2 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Ferrer, Isner, Halep Lead Events

The hodgepodge of seeds includes a former world No. 1 and Wimbledon champ and this year’s Wimbledon men’s doubles winner…Interesting starts for (7) Sock vs. the veteran Kuznetsov and the struggling (2) Karlovic vs. Ginepri…

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 27th, 2014

Tennis-X Wrap: Li, Dimitrov Crash Out of French Open on Day 3

“The problem is myself. I don’t think I’m doing well on the court,” the Chinese world No. 2 said. “And also, even during the match, I don’t think totally what I should do, like especially I didn’t follow the game plan…In my mind, I didn’t have any idea how to play the match…I gave it away.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 pm in French Open, Tennis | 53 Comments »

July 31st, 2013

Del Potro Returns In Washington Today, He’s My No. 2 Favorite For The U.S. Open Right Now; Robson v Kvitova In Carlsbad

My No. 2 pick for the US Open Juan Martin Del Potro begins his summer hardcourt campaign tonight in Washington.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:24 am in Washington | 13 Comments »

February 22nd, 2013

Simon Upends Del Potro, Meets Tsonga In Marseille SF; Spaniards Ferrer, Almagro, Lopez Also Friday Winners

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved 5 matchpoints against Bernard Tomic in Marseille while the run of Jack Sock came to and end in Marseille.

Posted by Staff @ 9:58 pm in Dubai, Marseille, Memphis | 70 Comments »

February 21st, 2013

Raonic Socked Out Of Memphis; Tsonga, Berdych Winners In Marseille; Ferrer-Nalbandian Thursday In Buenos Aires

American youngster Jack Sock scored his best career win stunning Milos Raonic indoors in Memphis.

Posted by Staff @ 12:52 am in Marseille, Memphis | 7 Comments »

February 21st, 2012

Americans Isner, Querrey, Harrison, Blake Highlight Memphis Tuesday

Top seed John Isner headlines an American-centric Tuesday in Memphis.

Posted by Staff @ 10:08 am in Memphis | 1 Comment »

September 1st, 2011

Andy Roddick: Jack Sock is Full of Piss and Vinegar

Andy Roddick talks about playing 18-year-old American Jack Sock.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:03 pm in Tennis, US Open | 1 Comment »

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