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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 »

June 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Lead Grass Events Next Week at Halle, Queen’s

Notes: Six of the eight seeds have challenging starts with (1) Murray vs. Mahut, (5) Cilic vs. F-Lo, (6) Bautista Agut vs. Querrey, (3) Raonic vs. Kyrgios, (7) Isner vs. Del Potro, and (2) Wawrinka vs. Hot Sauce…The all-Brit wildcard allocation went to Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans and James Ward…

Posted by Staff @ 6:21 pm in Halle, Queens, Tennis | 172 Comments »

May 30th, 2016

Players Won’t Get ATP Or WTA Rankings Points At The Olympics, Reaction Is Mixed

Players voice their thoughts on the removal of ranking points at the Olympics.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:04 pm in French Open, Olympics | 5 Comments »

May 24th, 2016

Emotional Murray Escapes Stepanek At French Open, Djokovic, Nadal Roll; Wawrinka Wednesday

“Second and third sets were really good,” said Djokovic, who will next face Steve Darcis. “I thought I found my rhythm. First set was up and down. But I’ll take the positives out of it, and I’m hoping I can progress as the tournament goes on.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:22 pm in French Open | 142 Comments »

May 20th, 2016

French Open Men’s Draw: Are Novak Djokovic And Andy Murray Heading Toward The Final?

Sean Randall previews the French Open. Did he really pick Andy Murray to win it?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:04 am in French Open | 94 Comments »

May 16th, 2016

Preview: ATP, WTA Players Look for Mojo Heading Into French Open

Tough starts for (9) Stephens vs. Vekic and (9) Cornet vs. Kudryavtseva…The storm of players pulling from the field included Daria Gavrilova, Camila Giorgi, Yanina Wickmayer and Caroline Wozniacki…

Posted by Staff @ 1:44 am in Tennis | Comments Off

April 9th, 2016

John Isner v Jack Sock In Houston SFs; Angelique Kerber Winning Again In Charleston

John Isner and Jack Sock meet in Houston in battle of top two American men.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:37 pm in Charleston, Clay Season, Houston | Comments Off

April 3rd, 2016

Isner Heads Houston, G-Lo in Morocco as ATP Clay Season Gets Underway

No. 13 Isner the only Top 20 player…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting starts for (1) Isner vs. his countryman Kudla, (5) Querrey vs. Brown, and (2) Paire vs. Monaco…Wildcards went to Americans Tommy Paul, Frances Tiafoe and Tim Smyczek…

Posted by Staff @ 4:18 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 15th, 2016

Nadal Gets Revenge, Faces Zverev Next At Indian Wells; Djokovic, Nishikori, Thiem Advance To Wed QFs

All eight men’s fourth round matches are in play on a busy Wednesday at Indian Wells. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori are among those on court.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Indian Wells | 118 Comments »

March 14th, 2016

John Isner Says He Led The Tour In Getting Drug Tested At Home Last Year, And It Was “Brutal”

John Isner calls it brutal when the drug testers show up at his house at 6am.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:34 pm in Drug Testing, Indian Wells | 6 Comments »

March 8th, 2016

Indian Wells Draw: Former Champions Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Headline Field

Sean Randall previews the Indian Wells men’s draw. Will Novak Djokovic get his 3-peat?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:09 pm in Indian Wells | 33 Comments »

March 6th, 2016

Heroics by Djokovic, Murray Set Up Clash; Davis Cup Wrap

“The crowd helped for sure,” Murray told BBC Sport. “Physically I struggled a little at the end of the third set and a little in fourth.” Brit captain Leon Smith said, “I am lost for words at this stage — he is a man of steel isn’t he? What Andy managed to do was astonishing since he hasn’t played since the Australian Open final.” Britain will next travel to Serbia to face world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Staff @ 3:14 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 49 Comments »