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January 14th, 2018

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic! Who’s Going To Win The Australian Open?

Sean Randall picks his winner for the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:30 am in Australian Open | 56 Comments »

January 7th, 2018

Sock, Del Potro, Shapovalov in the Mix at ATP Auckland; Preview

(2) Del Potro to start against the Shapovalov/qualifier winner…(5) Bautista Agut looking at a 2nd rd. American meeting with either last week’s Brisbane finalist Ryan Harrison or Steve Johnson…Wildcards went to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, New Zealand’s Michael Venus and China’s Wu Yibing…

Posted by Staff @ 12:16 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

November 4th, 2017

Sock Seeks Paris Title And London Berth Sunday Against Cinderella Krajinovic

A new Masters champion will be crowned Sunday in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 7:05 pm in Paris | 22 Comments »

November 3rd, 2017

Nadal Out Of Paris, New Masters Champ Confirmed Sunday; Americans Isner, Sock Bid For Last London Spot

A new Masters champion will be crowned on Sunday

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Paris | 19 Comments »

November 2nd, 2017

David Goffin Becomes 7th Player In London ATP Finals; Del Potro, Isner Chasing PCB For Last Spot

David Goffin will make his debut at the ATP Finals in 10 days.

Posted by Staff @ 4:21 pm in ATP Finals | 17 Comments »

October 31st, 2017

London Hopefuls Querrey, PCB Fall In Paris; Nadal Can Wrap Up No. 1 Wednesday

Sam Querrey is out of the London ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:07 pm in Paris | 49 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Zverev, Thiem Lead Next Gen Surge at ATP Vienna; Preview

A field of floating mine traps for the top players includes (1) Zverev vs. the resurgent Troicki (winner to meet the Simon-Gulbis winner), (8) Tsonga vs. Khachanov, (4) Carreno Busta vs. a qualifier then the Fognini-Schwartzman winner, and (2) Thiem vs. the riser Rublev, then the Gasquet-Lopez winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 8th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Lead Shanghai Masters Field; 2013 Finalist Del Potro Opens Play Mon.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal return to action in Shanghai this week.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 pm in Shanghai | 22 Comments »

October 1st, 2017

Nadal Goes for 12 Years Between Titles at ATP China Open in Beijing

Tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. Pouille who he is 1-1 career against, (3) Dimitrov vs. the streaking Dzumhur (winner to likely meet Del Potro), and (7) Berdych vs. the streaking Donaldson (winner to likely meet Sock)…

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 pm in Tennis | 12 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Cilic, Isner Upsets Add to US Open Chaos; Federer, Nadal Up Saturday

“He won the first set. He was playing good tennis,” Shapovalov said. “He was playing me the right way. Yeah, I picked it up in the second. Stayed calm after the first. I knew I would have my chances. I converted in the second set when I had the chance. So I was happy with that — it’s unfortunate what happened.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis, US Open | 285 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Third Round US Open Thoughts; Federer, Nadal And What The Heck Is Going On!

What is going on at the US Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:35 pm in US Open | 27 Comments »

August 29th, 2017

Sock Socked as Americans Open Play at US Open; Nadal, Federer Tuesday

“The last eight, nine days I’m practicing full without thinking about it,” Cilic says of his health. “That’s quite good. With this first match out of the way, I think that just resolves everything.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 am in US Open | Comments Off

August 22nd, 2017

Poll: Who’s Your Early Favorite To Win The US Open? I’ll Go With Roger Federer’s Bad Back

Yeah, Roger Federer’s playing. Yeah, so too is Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray as well. But this year’s US Open just feels more wide open than in the past. Sure you have 3 of the Big 4 as the favorites, but they just don’t feel like locks to win it. That’s because we’ve seen breakthroughs [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:41 pm in US Open | 32 Comments »

August 20th, 2017

Kyrgios, Dimitrov Advance In Tiebreakers To Reach Cincinnati Masters Final

The Cincinnati final is set between Grigor Dimitrov and the unseeded Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 1:10 am in Cincinnati | 22 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Isner, Johnson Wave American Flag at ATP Winston-Salem; Preview

Wildcards were awarded to Gulbis, Cyprus’ Petros Chrysochos, Coric, and American Taylor Fritz…

Posted by Staff @ 7:30 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »