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August 26th, 2016

US Open Draw Preview: Can Anyone Stop A Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Final?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open draw. Will we see another Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in US Open | 21 Comments »

August 17th, 2016

Rain Ravages Cincinnati, First Round Matches Still To Be Completed; Murray, Nadal Wednesday

Ran soaked the Cincinnati event creating a backlog of matches for Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:09 am in Cincinnati | 14 Comments »

August 15th, 2016

Ferrer Falls, Young Americans Opelka, Donaldson Advance In Cincinnati; Isner, Wawrinka Tuesday

The next John Isner is here. He’s 6-foot-11 and his name is Reilly Opelka.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in Cincinnati | No Comments »

August 15th, 2016

Cincinnati Men’s Draw Preview: Who’s Playing? Andy Murray? Rafael Nadal? Kei Nishikori?

Sean Randall previews the Cincinnati draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:02 am in Cincinnati | 11 Comments »

August 7th, 2016

Kyrgios Ends Isner’s 3-Year ATP Atlanta Run in Final

As early as the second set Isner looked compromised by the sun and the high temperatures, appearing sluggish until cloud cover rolled in.

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 31st, 2016

Preview: Isner Skips Olympics, Headlines ATP BB&T Atlanta Open

Among the interesting opening-round matches are (8) Fritz against fellow American and wildcard Austin Smith, (7) Young vs. Rajeev “Rampras” Ram, and (2) Kyrgios after a bye starting against the winner of American wildcard Jared Donaldson and giant-serving Aussie Sam Groth.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:42 am in Atlanta, Tennis | No Comments »

July 26th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Double Faults Out Of Canadian Open To Teen Denis Shapovalov; Stan Wawrinka Tuesday

Just 17, Canadian Denis Shapovalov announced himself as one of the future stars of the game ousting Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Canadian Open | No Comments »

July 22nd, 2016

Isner, Monfils, Sock, Querrey Lead 7 Of Top 8 Seeds Into Washington QFs

Four American seeded men are into the Washington QFs.

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 am in Washington | 4 Comments »

July 21st, 2016

Zverev Takes Down Fritz In D.C. Teen Tussle, Isner, Monfils Advance; Thiem Upset By Melzer In Kitzbuhel

Alexander Zverev rolled fellow teen Taylor Fritz in Washington D.C. Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:41 am in Washington | 14 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

Davis Cup Quarterfinal Capsules: Heroics from Britain, Croatia

“It’s not easy to play in a fifth match obviously,” said Coric, who saw Croatia back from an 0-2 brink for the first time ever, and to 4-0 all time against the U.S. “I have to be honest, I like that kind of situation.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:37 am in Davis Cup, Tennis | 12 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

Isner, Stosur Headline Men’s, Women’s Fields at Washington Citi Open

CITI OPEN Washington, D.C., USA; Surface: hard ADHEREL Men’s Seeds: John Isner, Gael Monfils, Bernard Tomic, Benoit Paire, Steve Johnson, Jack Sock, Alexander Zverev, Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, Viktor Troicki, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Grigor Dimitrov, Ivo Karlovic, Gilles Muller, Marcos Baghdatis, Borna Coric Men’s Floaters: none Men’s Notes: No Top 10ers, but three Top 20 players…The [...]

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 15th, 2016

Marin Cilic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, John Isner Among Stars In Davis Cup QFs This Weekend

Davis Cup quarterfinals get underway Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Davis Cup | 47 Comments »

June 24th, 2016

Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic With Federer, Raonic, Nishikori; Murray Looks Good

Sean Randall previews the men’s Wimbledon event.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:35 am in Wimbledon | 88 Comments »

June 15th, 2016

Milos Raonic Finishes Off Nick Kyrgios In Queen’s; John Isner Serves Notice Smacking 25 Aces In Win

Andy Murray returns to the court Thursday to face countryman Aljaz Bedene.

Posted by Staff @ 7:04 pm in Queens | 2 Comments »

June 14th, 2016

Andy Murray Advances In Rainy London; Kyrgios-Raonic, Isner-Del Potro To Finish Wednesday

Andy Murray made a successful return with Ivan Lendl, but the Scot was down a break in both sets.

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in London | 19 Comments »