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December 6th, 2012

Year-End Review – Everything Hard: Djokovic Made of Stone

Originally, I thought to divide the second half of the season into two parts (outdoor then indoor) but I think it’s better to include them in one. Why do I want to overstuff this one? Two words: Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:35 am in 2012 Season, ATP, ATP Finals, US Open | 43 Comments »

November 8th, 2012

Federer First Into London SFs; Djokovic, Murray Bid To Keep Pace Friday

Roger Federer secured his spot in the in London finals, will Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray join him?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:44 pm in ATP Finals | 101 Comments »

November 5th, 2012

Murray Survives, Djokovic Coasts On Open Day Of ATP Finals; Federer On Deck Tuesday

Group A favorites Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic both won their first round robin match Monday at the ATP Finals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:56 pm in ATP Finals | 84 Comments »

November 4th, 2012

ATP World Tour Finals Guide: Elite Eight Out To Claim O2 Crown

Matt McGladrigan previews the ATP Finals.

Posted by Special @ 6:38 pm in ATP Finals | 159 Comments »

November 3rd, 2012

ATP Finals Draw: Federer Gets It Easy, Djokovic Will Have To Duel Murray

The ATP Finals groupings where released this morning and it’s a welcome sight for Roger Federer and his fans.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:27 am in ATP Finals | 108 Comments »

November 1st, 2012

Murray, Del Potro Join Paris Exodus And Save Energy For London; Ferrer Sets Sights On First Masters Title

Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro were both upset in Paris today, leaving David Ferrer the highest remaining seed at the final regular event on the 2012 ATP calendar.

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 pm in ATP Finals, Paris | 77 Comments »

November 1st, 2012

ATP Finals Field Set As Tsonga, Tipsarevic Take Final Two Spots

The 2012 ATP Finals field of eight is now set.

Posted by Staff @ 6:25 pm in ATP Finals | 15 Comments »

October 27th, 2012

Will Federer Play Paris? For Now He’s In The Draw Along With Djokovic And Murray

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer lead a strong Paris Masters field in the final event of the ATP’s regular season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:03 pm in Paris | 126 Comments »

October 25th, 2012

Del Potro Joins Federer In London Final, Basel Quarterfinals; Almagro Faces Top Seed Ferrer In Valencia

Juan Martin Del Potro became the seventh player to clinch a spot in the year-end ATP Finals next month.

Posted by Staff @ 10:55 pm in ATP Finals | 35 Comments »

September 7th, 2012

Janko Tipsarevic: “Sigh, Everything Hurts Today”

It’s no surprise, Janko Tipsarevic is in pain today.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:07 pm in US Open | 8 Comments »

September 6th, 2012

Djokovic, Ferrer Set Semifinal Meeting at US Open; Blisters Could Hinder

The Spaniard improved to 17-9 in career five-set matches. At 30 years of age, another 30 or 30+ age player thriving on tour, Ferrer is in the midst of his best career year with five titles on three different surfaces, advancing to the quarterfinals or better at all four Slams.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:36 pm in Tennis, US Open | 85 Comments »

August 29th, 2012

American Men, Humble Vika Advance Wednesday at US Open

It was the first time the 34-year-old Haas lost in the first round of the US Open since his debut in Flushing Meadows 17 years ago.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 pm in Tennis | 106 Comments »

August 12th, 2012

Djokovic Tries To Defend Canadian Open And Win First Title Since Miami

After a week of rain the men’s Canadian Open final is set today between Novak Djokovic and Richard Gasquet.

Posted by Staff @ 2:16 pm in Canadian Open | 15 Comments »

August 11th, 2012

Federer, Djokovic, Serena Headline Cincinnati Tennis: Previews

the Top 8 seeds receive first round byes, and tough openers include (15) Kohlschreiber vs. (WC) Baker, winner to meet the Harrison vs. Tomic victor; (10) Fish vs. F-Lo, (8) Monaco possibly vs. The Worm 2nd rd., (4) Ferrer possibly vs. Wawrinka 2nd rd., (14) Nishikori vs. Granoller, winner to possibly meet (WC) Blake; (11) Simon vs. Baghdatis, winner to meet Raonic vs. Gasquet victor; (6) Del Potro vs. Nalbandian/Haas winner, (9) Isner vs. Viktor Troicki, victor to face (WC) Hewitt vs. Mikhail Youzhny winner; (3) Murray possibly opening vs. (WC) Querrey, and (13) Dolgopolov vs. Davydenko

Posted by Staff @ 10:22 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

August 11th, 2012

Djokovic Handles Haas, Isner Ousts Raonic To Reach Canadian Open SFs

Novak Djokovic and John Isner won two matche apiece to reach a waterlogged Toronto semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:18 am in Canadian Open | 15 Comments »