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August 8th, 2015

Isner, Nishikori Headed Toward Final Meeting at Citi Open

“He takes really big cuts on the ball and if I miss my spot he really likes pace,” Isner said of Berankis. “He did it one time in the third set as well. He just caught fire and was swinging away. I didn’t panic because it was one set to go. I could have very easily lost that [second] set in a tiebreaker so it was all good.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:59 am in Tennis | 17 Comments »

August 7th, 2015

Montreal Preview: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray And Rafael Nadal Headline The Roger-Less Cup

Sean Randall previews the Montreal draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:51 pm in Canadian Open | 88 Comments »

August 7th, 2015

John Isner Advances, Grigor Dimitrov Falls In Washington; Ailing Caroline Wozniacki Stumbles In Stanford

John Isner has won six straight matches.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Stanford, Washington | 36 Comments »

August 5th, 2015

Andy Murray, John Isner In Action Today In Washington; Marin Cilic Wins At 2:30am

Andy Murray makes his summer hardcourts debut today.

Posted by Staff @ 12:31 pm in Washington | 25 Comments »

August 2nd, 2015

Isner Joins 3-Peat Club at Atlanta

Isner is the eighth player to win three titles in a row on the ATP World Tour, joining Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori and Lleyton Hewitt.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 1st, 2015

There’s Hope Yet For Rafael Nadal, He’s In The Hamburg Final Against Fabio Fognini

Will Rafael Nadal finally wih a European clay title?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:41 pm in Hamburg | 130 Comments »

August 1st, 2015

Murray in, Serena Out on U.S. Hardcourts; ATP/WTA Previews

All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes, but some potential interesting second-rounders with (12) Pospisil vs. (WC) Haas, (4) Gasquet vs. the hot-handed Muller, break-up boy (6) Dimitrov vs. the resurgent Baghdatis, and (7) Lopez vs. (WC) Hewitt on his retirement tour…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in Stanford, Tennis, Washington | 12 Comments »

July 31st, 2015

Nadal Sinks Vesely, Faces Cuevas Friday In Hamburg; Isner Breaks Stepanek In Atlanta

Rafael Nadal won again in Hamburg.

Posted by Staff @ 12:46 am in Hamburg | 22 Comments »

July 29th, 2015

Rafael Nadal To Face Jiri Vesely In Hamburg; 2-Time Defending Champ John Isner Opens In Atlanta

Rafael Nadal is back on court Thursday in Hamburg.

Posted by Staff @ 7:16 pm in Hamburg | 2 Comments »

July 25th, 2015

Rafa Heads Hamburg, Isner in Atlanta; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Time for the tournament sponsored by an online betting site as the tour fights rampant match-fixing…Loaded dirt field…Rafa makes his first appearance since being upset at Wimbledon…Tough starts for (1) Rafa vs. Hot Sauce

Posted by Staff @ 11:47 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

July 12th, 2015

Serena Williams in Swedish Cake Walk, Men at Newport; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: When world No. 1 Serena Williams is your only Top 20 player in the field, is it safe to say you’ve put all your eggs (aka appearance money) in one basket?…Wildcards were awarded to Swedes Sofia Arvidsson, Susanne Celik and Rebecca Peterson…Pulling from the event were the American triumvirate of Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens…In last year’s final Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers…Former champs in the field are Barthel (2014) and Serena Williams (2013).

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 26th, 2015

Wimbledon Men’s Preview: Tough Draws All Around With Murray-Nadal, Federer-Berdych QFs

Sean Randall previews Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:18 am in Wimbledon | 134 Comments »

June 23rd, 2015

I Have Novak Djokovic As My Early Wimbledon Favorite, But I’m Not Crazy About It

Some early thoughts on the Wimbledon favorites.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:28 pm in Wimbledon | 111 Comments »

June 20th, 2015

Poll: Who Has The Best Serve In Tennis? Milos Raonic Says It’s Him!

Who has the best serve in the game?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:20 am in Polls | 14 Comments »

June 19th, 2015

Andy Murray Says If He Could Have Any Single Shot In Tennis He Would Take John Isner’s Serve

Andy Murray wants John Isner’s serve. Who doesn’t?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:14 am in Queens | 8 Comments »