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October 17th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Crushes Andy Murray In Shanghai; Rafael Nadal Sent Off By Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga collide for the only Masters title in Asia.

Posted by Staff @ 4:25 pm in Shanghai | 144 Comments »

October 17th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Radwanska, 4 Top 10 in Moscow; Lux, Stockholm, Vienna

Notes: Strong seeding but not a lot of field depth…(4) Tomic will start against the Querrey-Baghdatis winner…Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Wildcards went to Berdych, Swede Mike Ymer and Finn Jarkko Nieminen…Last year Berdych came from a set down to beat Dimitrov in the final…Berdych trying to become the first Stockholm back-to-back winner since James Blake (2005-06)…Former champs in the field are Berdych (2014,’12), Dimitrov (2013), and Baghdatis (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 3:18 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 16th, 2015

Nadal on Form, Djokovic v Murray Saturday at ATP Shanghai Masters

“It is a court that [Tsonga] likes to play on,” said Nadal. “The court is quick. He feels comfortable on these surfaces because he has a huge serve — very, very good forehand. He likes to hit the serve and then hit the forehand and go to the net.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Shanghai | 197 Comments »

October 15th, 2015

Djokovic Still Dominating In Shanghai; Nadal v Wawrinka, Murray v Berdych Friday

It’s a big day of tennis Friday in Shanghai with two blockbuster match-ups!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:30 pm in Shanghai | 103 Comments »

October 10th, 2015

Djokovic, Defending Champ Federer Lead All-Star Shanghai Masters Field

Early challenges include (11) Gasquet vs. Muller, (5) Berdych vs. Sock, (8) Nadal vs. Karlovic, (6) Nishikori vs. Kyrgios, (12) Anderson vs. Haas, and (16) Tsonga vs. Robredo…

Posted by Staff @ 9:50 pm in Shanghai, Tennis | 65 Comments »

October 5th, 2015

Dizzy Bouchard Retires In Beijing, Djokovic, Nadal Play Tuesday; Nishikori Wins Tokyo Opener

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal open play Tuesday in Beijing. Venus Williams also meets Ana Ivanovic.

Posted by Staff @ 7:29 pm in Asia, beijing | 7 Comments »

September 29th, 2015

2015 Marquee Fall Schedules: Find Out Where Djokovic, Federer, Nadal And Murray Will Be Playing

Sean Randall previews the fall season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:54 am in Fall Season | 12 Comments »

September 27th, 2015

Raonic, Tsonga Win ATP Titles Over Weekend

Raonic hadn’t lost his serve all week until the second set of the final. “It would be special [to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals again], especially with the health issues I’ve had,” said Raonic after moving to the 12th spot in the 2015-only points standings. “It is something that will require a lot of winning the rest of this year, but I believe I can do it.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Tennis | 14 Comments »

September 26th, 2015

Tsonga v Simon In Metz; Raonic Seeks First Title In A Year In Russia; Bencic Continues To Blossom

Three good finals on tap Sunday in tennis.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:49 pm in 2015 Season | 27 Comments »

September 9th, 2015

Djokovic Hangs On To Beat Lopez At US Open, Will Meet Cilic In SF; Federer, Wawrinka Favorites Tomorrow

Novak Djokovic had to work hard to win Tuesday night at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 1:22 am in US Open | 208 Comments »

September 6th, 2015

Federer Continues To Dominate While Young, Azarenka Post Dramatic Wins At US Open; Djokovic, Serena Sunday

Andy Murray and Simona Halep were easy winners tonight at US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in US Open | 143 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »

August 27th, 2015

US Open Draw Preview: Murray Lands In Federer’s Half, Djokovic Might See Nadal In QFs

Sean Randall breaks down the US Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:37 pm in US Open | 172 Comments »

August 22nd, 2015

Halep, 5 of Top 10 in New Haven; WTA/ATP Previews

Notes: Five of the Top 10 in New Haven this week…Lots of floating talent…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough starts for (8) Errani vs. Mladenovic, (6) Bacsinszky vs. Garcia, the slumping (7) Radwanska vs. the booming Vandeweghe, and (2) Kvitova vs. Keys…Wildcards were awarded to Wozniacki, Radwanska, Alison Riske and Lucie Safarova…Withdrawing from the event were Belinda Bencic, Ekaterina Makarova and Sloane Stephens…

Posted by Staff @ 4:43 pm in New Haven, Tennis, Winston-Salem | 3 Comments »

August 16th, 2015

Cincinnati Previews: Federer, Serena Must Step to Challenges

All the big dogs take to the court on both the men’s and women’s sides in Cincinnati, which sees defending champ Roger Federer return to the court after skipping Montreal last week.

Posted by Special @ 1:10 pm in Cincinnati, Tennis | 17 Comments »