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February 8th, 2014

No. 1s Nadal, Serena Williams Pull; ATP/WTA Previews This Week

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal pulled from the event citing a stomach virus…Ferrer shooting for third title in a row…Wildcards went to Ferrer and Argentines Facundo Arguello and Guido Pella…Returning champs in the field are Ferrer (2013-12), Almagro (2011), Robredo (2009), and Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 2:59 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

December 28th, 2013

Nadal, Federer, Serena Kick Off 2014 Tennis Season: Previews

Nadal opens against Rosol who famously ousted him at Wimbledon a couple years ago…Other tough starts for (4) Berdych vs. Dr. Ivo, and (2) Ferrer vs. the pesky Dolgopolov…Ferrer beat Nadal last week at the Abu Dhabi exhibition, eventually losing in the final to Novak Djokovic…Nadal has never won Doha in five appearances…Ferrer has never won in three appearances…Murray making his first ATP appearance since back surgery…In last year’s final Gasquet beat Davydenko…Returning champs in the field are Gasquet (2013), Davydenko (2010), and Murray (2009-08).

Posted by Staff @ 1:38 pm in 2014 Season, Tennis | 62 Comments »

August 6th, 2013

Djokovic Opens Summer Hardcourt Season Tuesday In Montreal; Nadal Playing Doubles

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams are in action up North in Canada on Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:02 am in Canadian Open | 153 Comments »

February 8th, 2013

Nadal Stays Perfect In Return, Reaches Vina Del Mar SFs; Gasquet Leads French In Montpellier

Rafael Nadal is into semifinal stage at the Vina Del Mar ATP 250 event.

Posted by Staff @ 10:42 pm in 2013 Season | 56 Comments »

February 7th, 2013

Nadal Resumes Comeback Friday In Vina Del Mar; Gasquet Ousts Monfils In Montpellier, Tipsarevic Upset

Rafael Nadal resumes his singles comeback Friday in Vina Del Mar.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in 2013 Season | 14 Comments »

January 22nd, 2013

Federer, Murray On Track For An Australian Open Semifinal Showdown, Will It Happen? Picks And Pans

Will we see a Roger Federer-Andy Murray semifinal?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:41 am in Australian Open | 160 Comments »

August 16th, 2012

Murray Bounced As Federer, Djokovic Breeze Into Cincinnati Quarterfinals

Andy Murray’s Cincinnati title defense came to an abrupt end on Thursday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:51 pm in Cincinnati | 61 Comments »

October 23rd, 2010

Muster Playing ATP Vienna; WTA Champs This Week: Previews

Former No. 1 Tommy Muster returns at 43 years old!; interesting opening-round matches include (1) Melzer after a bye potentially facing (WC) Blake, and (5) Gulbis vs. Muster…

Posted by Staff @ 6:48 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 6th, 2010

Roddick Faces Chardy in Tokyo; Wozniacki Bids for No. 1 in Beijing

Caroline Wozniacki is just one win from the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 9:47 pm in 2010 Season, beijing, No. 1 ranking, WTA | 30 Comments »

August 13th, 2010

Federer Gets Berdych Rematch, Murray Faces Hot Nalbandian Friday in Toronto

Sean Randall breaks down the men’s quarterfinals in Toronto.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:34 am in Canadian Open | 435 Comments »

April 26th, 2010

Federer Opens Clay Campaign v. Gulbis in Rome; Djokovic, Murray Also in Action

After a month off Roger Federer is back on court.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:00 pm in Rome | 272 Comments »

April 25th, 2010

Federer, Nadal in Rome; Loaded Stuttgart WTA Field; Previews

Wow, two unseeded former No. 1s in Henin and Ivanovic; lots o’ first-round meetings of interest…

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 70 Comments »

January 4th, 2010

Roddick, Cilic Start Strong at Australian Open Tune-ups; New Rules

Boy did Brisbane hit the jackpot in players.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 2:48 pm in 2010 Season, Brisbane, Doha, ITF, Tennis | 20 Comments »

November 4th, 2009

Federer Reaches Basel QFs, Djokovic Plays Thursday; Murray Alive in Valencia

Three-time champ Roger Federer is into the Basel quarterfinals after 6-3, 6-3 win over Andreas Seppi.

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 pm in 2009 Season, ATP, Year-End No. 1 | 169 Comments »

June 7th, 2009

Murray, Roddick, Hewitt Star at ATP Queen’s

Top 10ers Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils headline the Aegon Championships this week at the Queen’s Club, where the four-time champ Roddick takes the favorites position after the withdrawal of defending champion Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 pm in Grass season, Queens, Tennis | 104 Comments »

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