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February 19th, 2017

Tsonga Lets Hair Down, Power Game Out to Beat Goffin for ATP Rotterdam Title

The effort ended a two-year title drought for Tsonga. In the third set the Frenchman ran to a 5-0 lead before closing out the championship effort. He was also a Rotterdam finalist in 2011, losing to Robin Soderling in the final.

Posted by Staff @ 4:48 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

February 18th, 2017

Raonic Top Seed at Delray Beach; French Flair at Marseille; ATP Previews

First-round matches to look for are (4) Querrey vs. Sela who he is 2-2 against career, (7) Del Potro vs. Anderson in a meeting of former Delray champions, (4) Johnson vs. crafty fellow American (WC) Kozlov, and (1) Karlovic vs. Young in a rematch of the 2015 Delray final (winner to possibly meet Fritz)…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 18th, 2017

Goffin Finally Stops Dimitrov, Thiem Upset In Rotterdam; Tsonga v Berdych Saturday

The Top 2 seeds fell Friday in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Rotterdam | 3 Comments »

February 11th, 2017

Top-seeded Thiem vs. Zverev in Opening Round at Strong ATP Rotterdam; Preview

Tops 10ers Cilic and Thiem lead the field…The match of the tournament could be the first-round blockbuster (2) Thiem vs. the young riser Alexander Zverev…Other openers of the interest include (1) Cilic coming off an early loss last week vs. the mercurial Paire, (4) Berdych after opening against a qualifier vs. the Gasquet-Troicki winner, (8) Pouille vs. the veteran Kohlschreiber, and (5) Dimitrov challenged by the older net-rushing Zverev…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:23 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 4th, 2017

Dimitrov Doesn’t Diss Sofia; Cilic in Montpellier; ATP Previews

Thiem the only Top 10er, and Dimitrov must have received a chunk as he decided to return to his home-country tournament in 2017 after a perceived diss last year…

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January 24th, 2017

Wawrinka Wins Tsonga Stare-Down, Sets Up Federer Meeting at Aussie Open

“I like when he puts in a nice volley past me,” Federer said. “I just think it’s a nice play, there’s nothing you can do about it. Then you move on. That’s why maybe I stayed as calm as I did today. Maybe it has helped me, too, in my comeback, no doubt about it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:29 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 85 Comments »

January 22nd, 2017

World No. 1 Andy Murray Out in 4th Round Stunner To Mischa Zverev at Australian Open

“I don’t know how I did it,” the 29-year-old Zverev said. “I was like in a little coma and serve and volleying my way through it. I think you should tell me how I did it because honestly there were a few points where I don’t know how I pulled it off, I don’t know how I won some points but somehow I made it.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:42 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 54 Comments »

January 19th, 2017

Federer Faces Berdych Tonight At The Australian Open, Can He Win? Third Round Preview

Does Roger Federer have a chance at upsetting Tomas Berdych tonight at the Australian Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:52 pm in Australian Open | 121 Comments »

January 3rd, 2017

Andy Murray Victorious In 2017 Opener, Ups Win Streak To 25; Tsonga Finally Healthy Again

Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both made winning starts to 2017 Tuesday in Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 2:49 pm in Doha | 19 Comments »

January 1st, 2017

Murray, Djokovic Begin Battle at Doha; Cilic Headlines Chennai

In last year’s final Djokovic allotted Rafael Nadal only three games…Former champs in the field are Djokovic (2016), Tsonga (2012), and Murray (2009-08).

Posted by Staff @ 1:53 pm in Tennis | 12 Comments »

November 3rd, 2016

Djokovic Denies Dimitrov, Murray Dominates Pouille In Paris; Tsonga v Raonic Friday

The battle

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Paris | 171 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Murray Wins Vienna Over Tsonga, Can Take No. 1 from Djokovic in Paris This Week

“The tiebreak was really, really tight,” Murray said. “I think it was a high-level tiebreak. There wasn’t really many mistakes…Jo fought well and started playing a lot better. He was more aggressive and taking some more chances and making the shots.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:12 pm in Fall Season | 20 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Andy Murray Enjoys Day Off En Route To Vienna Title Match Against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Andy Murray will seek his seventh title of the season on Sunday in Vienna, and keep the pressure on No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Fall Season | 25 Comments »

October 29th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Clash on Horizon Next Week at ATP Paris Masters

World No. 1 Djokovic starts against either Nicolas Almagro or Gilles Muller, then likely facing No. 14 Dimitrov…No. 2 Murray will start against either Fernando Verdasco or a qualifier, then likely No. 13 Lucas Pouille…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in ATP, Paris, Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 28th, 2016

Murray Dominates Isner In Vienna; Ferrer, Karlovic Save Match Points

Andy Murray cruised into the semifinals in Vienna where he’ll face David Ferrer.

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Fall Season | 20 Comments »