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October 22nd, 2012

Federer Begins Bid For Sixth Basel Title Monday, Murray Withdraws; Ferrer, Tsonga In Valencia Where Ferrero Set To Retire

Roger Federer returns home this week to Basel in search of a sixth title.

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 am in ATP Finals | 98 Comments »

July 17th, 2011

Hamburg, Atlanta Previews; Soderling, Ferrero Title Winners; X-Notes

Notes: Interesting openers include (1) Fish vs. the Mahut-Richard Bernakis winner after a bye, (8) Devvarman vs. Ryan Sweeting, Blake vs. Gulbis in a battle of strugglers, (7) Bogomolov vs. Muller, (WC) Haas vs. (WC) Robby Ginepri, and (WC) Donald Young vs. “Iron” Mike Russell (winner to face (2) Anderson); Fish beat Isner in last year’s final.

Posted by Staff @ 9:55 pm in Tennis | 29 Comments »

July 17th, 2010

Roddick, Davydenko Headline Atlanta, Hamburg this Week on ATP

Notes: Pro tennis returns to Atlanta; wildcards went to (1) Roddick, Brit James Ward and American tragedy Donald Young; openers of interest include Blake vs. Dent, (5) Tipsarevic vs. Kevin “Mr.” Anderson, and (8) Becker vs. Iron Mike; seeds Malisse and Becker get left off the ATP tournament web page’s featured players, ouch; Friday, Saturday and Sunday coverage live on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 3rd, 2010

Midpoint of the Clay Season, Nadal Still the King

The big questions posed in the beginning of the clay court season was whether or not Rafael Nadal would resume his dominance and who would be able to derail him?

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 12:28 pm in Barcelona, Clay Season, Estoril, French Open, Madrid, Monte Carlo, Rome | 57 Comments »

April 26th, 2010

Federer Opens Clay Campaign v. Gulbis in Rome; Djokovic, Murray Also in Action

After a month off Roger Federer is back on court.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:00 pm in Rome | 272 Comments »

April 19th, 2010

Nadal Goes for 6 in a Row at ATP Barcelona

Seeds: Rafael Nadal, Robin Soderling, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando Gonzalez, Fernando Verdasco, Tomas Berdych, Juan Carlos Ferrero, David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo, Juan Monaco, Jurgen Melzer, Lleyton Hewitt, Thomaz Bellucci, Al Montanes, Nicolas Almagro, Feliciano Lopez

Posted by Staff @ 1:15 am in Tennis | 51 Comments »

April 15th, 2010

Scary Nadal Faces Former Clay King Ferrero; Djokovic v. Nalbandian in Monte Carlo

Sean Randall previews the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:25 pm in Monte Carlo | 189 Comments »

April 14th, 2010

Nadal, Djokovic, Murray on Court Wednesday in Monte Carlo

The big guns – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray – make their 2010 debut in Monte Carlo on Wednesday. ADHEREL Two time champ and No. 9 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero opens the day against German Benjamin Becker in a first-time meeting. In the second match, Djokovic, who is the top seed in a [...]

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Monte Carlo | 67 Comments »

April 6th, 2010

ATP Clay Swing Preview: Who Will Beat Nadal?

Tennis is one of those sports that has never-ending dilemmas that simply have no solution.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 6:18 pm in ATP, Clay Season, Madrid, Monte Carlo, Rome | 221 Comments »

March 29th, 2010

Nadal Survives Nalbandian Scare; Roddick, Henin Roll Sunday in Miami

Sean Randall recaps Sunday play from Miami.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:15 am in Miami | 257 Comments »

March 11th, 2010

Indian Wells Preview: the Sick, the Injured, the First Masters of the Year

The first Masters 1000 of the year has a really wide open draw. It’s so wide open that I’m ready to break my computer out of frustration while trying to pick the right bracket.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:41 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Indian Wells | 79 Comments »

February 27th, 2010

Djokovic Ahead Before Desert Rain Halts Dubai Final; Gulbis a Game From First Final

Rain has halted the Dubai final and the Delray semifinal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:53 pm in 2010 Season, Dubai | 32 Comments »

February 21st, 2010

Davis Cuppers Querrey, Isner Meet in Memphis Final

New American stars Sam Querrey and John Isner meet for the Memphis title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:25 am in American tennis, Memphis | 27 Comments »

February 14th, 2010

Spaniards and a Swede Win, Djokovic Needs to be More Like Roddick

After a disappointing start to the year, it’s nice to see Robin Soderling in the winner’s circle.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 11:15 pm in 2010 Season, ATP, San Jose | 114 Comments »

February 11th, 2010

A World Without Roger Federer


Posted by Ben Pronin @ 12:03 pm in ATP, Australian Open, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, Wimbledon | 126 Comments »

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