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August 17th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Rolls Past Gasquet; Tired Zverev Ousted By Tiafoe; Dimitrov-Delpo Thurs

Alexander Zverev is happy to get some rest.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Cincinnati | 19 Comments »

August 14th, 2017

7 Things I Think I Thought About Zverev’s Montreal Title, Federer’s Withdrawal From Cincy And No. 1

A Canadian Open recap and look aheads to Cincy and the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:56 pm in Canadian Open, Cincinnati, US Open, Year-End No. 1 | 34 Comments »

August 12th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Headline ATP Cincinnati Field; Preview

Interesting starts for (9) Goffin vs. Kyrgios, (3) Thiem vs. the Fognini-Medvedev winner, (12) Bautista Agut vs. (WC) Donaldson, and (10) Berdych vs. Del Potro…

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 6th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Lead Depleted Canadian Open Montreal Field; Will The Cup Be Roger’s Again?

Sean Randall previews the Montreal Canadian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:55 am in Canadian Open | 78 Comments »

July 30th, 2017

Fighting Off Sets Points, Isner Wins 4th ATP Atlanta Title

“The match I lost to Dudi Sela [at Wimbledon] was a blessing,” Isner said of his aggressiveness. “I had a sit-down with my staff and hashed things out. I was playing tentative and scared, not to win. I told myself that’s not the way to play.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:16 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

July 24th, 2017

Kyrgios Withdraws, Isner Large, in Charge at Atlanta; ATP Preview

Opening-round matches of interest include (1) Sock vs. the upset specialist and 2014 finalist Sela in a first-time meeting, (5) Edmund vs. the veteran and 2015 finalist Baghdatis, (8) Donaldson vs. Escobedo in an all-American encounter, (6) Young vs. (Q) Smyczek in another all-American, and (2) Isner vs. the Fratangelo-Pospisil winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

July 23rd, 2017

Isner Enters Record Books After 3rd ATP Newport Title

Isner did not face a break point the entire tournament — the second player to win an ATP title without facing a break point since records began in 1991 (after Tommy Haas in Memphis 2007).

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 21st, 2017

Top-Seeded Isner in ATP Newport Quarters Today; Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Tomorrow

“In the end it didn’t go my way. That’s life, that’s tennis,” the 38-year-old Karlovic said. “That’s how it goes sometimes. I was not really moving well…Serve was good. Volleys were OK so I have to look at the positives and continue with my journey.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | Comments Off

June 17th, 2017

Early Test for Murray, Others in Loaded Field at Aegon/Queen’s Club; ATP Preview

Former champs in the field are Murray (2016-15,’13,’11,’09), Dimitrov (2014), Cilic (2012), and Querrey (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Grass season, Tennis | 89 Comments »

June 3rd, 2017

Murray Looks Strong Again; Loaded Sunday Schedule With Nadal, Djokovic at French Open

Rain postponed the completed of the men’s fourth round.

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 pm in French Open | 47 Comments »

May 26th, 2017

French Open Men’s Preview: Nadal, Djokovic End Up On Same Side Of Draw

Sean Randall previews the French Open men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:56 am in French Open | 29 Comments »

May 22nd, 2017

Wawrinka, Raonic Among Lots of Big Names at ATP Geneva, Lyon Before French; Previews

Geneva boasts two of the Top 10 after last-minute wildcards…Potential tough starts for (1) Wawrinka vs. Sousa who always plays him close, and (7) Lorenzi vs. Anderson…

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Tennis | Comments Off

May 20th, 2017

Djokovic Tames Thiem, Will Meet Zverev In Rome Final

Novak Djokovic goes for his first Masters title of the year.

Posted by Staff @ 8:36 pm in Rome | 63 Comments »