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April 4th, 2015

ATP Previews: Isner in Houston, Ugly in Casablanca

The Bryan brothers, coming off the Miami Open title, are the top seeds in doubles…The tournament celebrates its 15th year in Houston after moving about in the U.S. since 1910…Former champs in the field are Verdasco (2014), Isner (2013), and Hewitt (2009).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:34 pm in ATP, Casablanca, Houston, Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 3rd, 2015

Djokovic v Isner, Murray v Berdych: Miami SF Picks And Pans; Serena Too Strong For Simona

Sean Randall makes his picks for the Friday men’s semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:55 am in Miami | 100 Comments »

April 1st, 2015

Serena v Halep, Isner v Nishikori, and Djokovic Thursday at Miami Open

“I saw them bringing out a cake and I thought, ‘Whose birthday is it today?’” said Williams of tournament officials

Posted by Staff @ 11:47 pm in Miami | 59 Comments »

March 30th, 2015

Isner Leads Upset Train at Miami Open; Djokovic on Tues.

Serena will next meet the winner of the Tuesday match between No. 11 Sara Errani and No. 27 Sabine Lisicki.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Miami | 120 Comments »

March 19th, 2015

Serena Advances, Djokovic v Tomic Thurs. at Indian Wells

“I played well, but sometimes playing well isn’t enough against Serena,” Bacsinszky said. “I think I was giving her a hard time, so I give all the credit to her — she was just stronger out there today.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:43 am in Indian Wells | 61 Comments »

March 17th, 2015

Former No. 1s Fall Monday; Serena vs. Sloane on Tuesday at Indian Wells

“I actually didn’t feel like I played my best tennis,” said Sharapova, who will next face the defending champion Flavia Pennetta. “But I was competitive. I was there. I feel like I did everything I had to do in order to win the match, which is sometimes the most important thing.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 am in Indian Wells | 19 Comments »

March 8th, 2015

John Isner: This Davis Cup Loss Is On Me, My Friday Match Hurt The Team A Lot

John Isner says this Davis Cup loss is on him.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:14 pm in Davis Cup | 11 Comments »

March 7th, 2015

James Ward’s First Career 0-2 Comeback Came At The Expense Of John Isner In Davis Cup [Video]

James Ward did it to the U.S. again.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:07 pm in Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

February 14th, 2015

Nadal Heads Hot Rio Field; ATP Marseille, Delray Previews

Rafa says he is healthy and has commented on the brutal heat and humidity in Rio, which is scheduled to continue through the week.

Posted by Staff @ 9:42 pm in Tennis | 18 Comments »

February 7th, 2015

ATP Previews: Murray Heads Rotterdam, Nishikori in Memphis

Marin Cilic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled from the event…Berdych ended a 16-month title drought last year by beating Cilic in the final…Berdych (2014) and Murray (2009) are the lone former champs in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 9:57 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

January 24th, 2015

Keys to the Match Puts American in 4th Rd. at Aussie Open; Djokovic Dominant

Now with the confidence of former No. 1 Lindsay Davenport by her side as a coach, the unseeded Keys on Saturday downed No. 4 seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5 in the third round at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:29 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 53 Comments »

January 21st, 2015

Ailing Nadal Escapes American Smyczek in 5 on Upset Day at Aussie Open

“I felt, I don’t know,” Nadal said. “At the end of the first set, I start to feel my body very bad, very tired…I was worrying crazy. Then when I was serving for the third, almost throw up…I suffered too much on court for three hours and a half. I was suffering a lot. Too much. You know, was not funny today the way that the match was. Obviously is a very positive thing that finally have the chance to win, but, yeah, I hope to recover myself.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 25 Comments »

January 10th, 2015

Tennis-X Previews: Sydney, Hoe-bart, More; X-Notes!

We thought Serena was all warm and fuzzy these days, hanging with bestie Caroline Wozniacki at the end of 2014, complimenting others, having charity events, showing her warm side, giving lollipops to children, but Evil Serena reared her head yesterday at the Hopman Cup when she choked the mixed doubles and called the chair umpire a liar! YOU’RE A LIAR! Here’s to an eventful 2015!

Posted by Staff @ 11:15 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

January 2nd, 2015

Tennis-X 2015 Future Forecast: Pain, Break-ups, Hook-ups And More

If you’re experiencing annual awards burn out, with every tennis site you’ve never heard of churning out awards, let’s ditch 2014 and look at who’s likely to do what (or who) in 2015:

Posted by Staff @ 1:10 pm in 2015 Season | 15 Comments »

October 26th, 2014

Preview: ATP Paris to Determine Final Year-end Spots; Djokovic, Federer Fight For No. 1

Potential quarterfinal meetings are Djokovic vs. Murray, Ferrer vs. Nishikori, Berdych vs. Wawrinka, and Federer vs. Raonic.

Posted by Staff @ 10:53 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

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