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October 26th, 2013

Preview: Gasquet, ATP Players on Hot Seat at Paris Masters

Notes: The final tournament of the year before the year-end championships…Three berths remain at the year-end championships with five players (as of Saturday) still in the running: Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic…Federer will according to the ATP lock up a spot if he wins the Swiss Open on Sunday…The Top 8 seeds receive first-round byes…Tough starts for (1) Nadal possibly starting against the indoor upset specialist Tursunov, (9) Gasquet vs. the Gulbis-Verdasco winner, (6) Berdych vs. the Monfils-Pospisil winner, (16) Fognini vs. the Llodra-Dimitrov winner, and (4) Del Potro possibly starting against the drug-cleared Cilic…Ferrer beat Janowicz in last year’s final…Nadal is trying to become the first player to win six Masters titles in the same year…Djokovic has won his last two titles entering the event…Returning former champs in the field are Ferrer (2012), Federer (2011), Djokovic (2009), Tsonga (2008), and Berdych (2005).

Posted by Staff @ 7:45 pm in Paris, Tennis | 12 Comments »

October 24th, 2013

Federer Will Look Into Mirror Friday When He Faces Dimitrov In Basel

Roger Federer finally gets a first-hand look at his mirror image Grigor Dimitrov tomorrow in Basel.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:04 pm in 2013 Season | 69 Comments »

October 20th, 2013

WTA Championships Controversy; ATP Basel, Valencia Previews

Controversy came with the end of the season as Kerber received a late wildcard for the Linz tournament, which she won, allowing her to edge Wozniacki for a Top 8 spot. “I do not understand that (the WTA) can suddenly change the draw and allocation of wildcards that way,” Wozniacki said. “There are many things that have been done in an unsportsmanlike and unethical manner. And you can hear from other players. They think it’s so ridiculous.”…

Posted by Staff @ 1:05 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 12th, 2013

Preview: WTA, ATP in Moscow; Stockholm, Vienna, Lux

Tough starts go to (1) Gasquet vs. either Baghdatis or Evgeny Donskoy, (5) Istomin vs. Russian (WC) Andrey Kuznetsov, and (7) Sousa vs. Stakhovsky…Seeds making their debuts at the event are Gasquet, Sousa and Mannarino…Russians have won the event 14 times since 1990…Last year Seppi beat Thomaz Bellucci in the final…Notable pulls from the event were Nikolay Davydenko (wrist) and Stan Wawrinka…Returning former champs in the field are Seppi (2012) and Tipsarevic (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 6:17 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 22nd, 2013

US Open Men’s Draw: Nadal v Federer Quarter; Murray Looking Good In First Slam Defense

A preview of the US Open men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:16 pm in US Open | 200 Comments »

August 20th, 2013

Poll: Who’s Your Early Favorite To Win The US Open? Murray Is Mine!

Poll: Who’s your early pick for the US Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:11 pm in US Open | 143 Comments »

August 10th, 2013

Cincinnati Men’s Draw: Federer Returns Seeking A Sixth Title, Gets Nadal In His Quarter

Roger Federer could meet Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals at Cincinnati.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:54 am in Cincinnati | 53 Comments »

August 8th, 2013

Murray, Serena Tested In Canadian Openers, Del Potro Survives; Nadal v Janowicz Thursday

Former US Open champions Andy Murray and Serena Williams both struggled a little in opening wins at the Canadian Open on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:29 am in Canadian Open | 162 Comments »

July 19th, 2013

Federer, Serena Breeze On The European Clay; Fognini v Haas Friday In Hamburg

Roger Federer and Serena Williams both advanced on the clay today in Europe.

Posted by Staff @ 12:05 am in Hamburg | 30 Comments »

July 17th, 2013

Roger Federer Wins In Debut With New Racquet, Say He’s Satisfied With Its Performance

Roger Federer is satisfied after his first match with a new larger racquet.

Posted by Staff @ 7:13 pm in Hamburg | 30 Comments »

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2 Roger Federer2 Petra Kvitova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Maria Sharapova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
8 Milos Raonic8 Ekaterina Makarova
9 Marin Cilic9
10 Rafael Nadal10 Angelique Kerber
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