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February 7th, 2010

Roddick Leads San Jose, Djokovic in Rotterdam; ATP Previews

the Bryan brothers have never won San Jose in eight appearances; returning champs in the field are Stepanek (2009) and Roddick (2008,’05-04); Monday night exo — Pete Sampras vs. Verdasco — why?

Posted by Staff @ 9:30 pm in Tennis | 32 Comments »

September 19th, 2009

Spain, Stepanek-led Czech Republic Advance to 2009 Davis Cup Final

Spain, without injured Top 10 players Rafael Nadal or Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco, topped Israel 3-0. In the Saturday doubles, Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez and Tommy Robredo beat Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram 7-6(6), 6-7(7), 6-4, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 9:27 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

August 7th, 2009

Legg Mason: Roddick’s 500th, Quarters Set

In the highlight match of the evening, Andy Roddick became the 36th player in the Open Era to reach 500 career match victories.

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 11:26 am in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, US Open Series, Washington | 89 Comments »

July 9th, 2009

Davis Cup Quarterfinal Previews

Can “Dr.” Ivo rain down the aces on clay? The nod goes to Croatia as Blake is 0-4 in live ties on clay and Fish has only one win in the same situation. Marin Cilic should dictate this tie, but the Bryan brothers will do their best to keep it a live tie by Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 70 Comments »

June 30th, 2009

Favorites Federer, Murray, Roddick, Djokovic Looking Good in Wimbledon Quarters

Sean Randall breaks down the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:19 pm in Wimbledon | 468 Comments »

June 13th, 2009

Roddick Rolls Right Ankle, Blake v. Murray in Queens; Haas Reaches Halle Final

Wimbledon favorite Andy Roddick turned his right ankle forcing his withdrawal from his semifinal match Saturday against James Blake at Queens.

Posted by Staff @ 11:18 am in Halle, Injuries, Queens, Wimbledon | 131 Comments »

May 3rd, 2009

Former French Open Winners Gaudio, Ferrero in Mix at Estoril

If Simon can get past American Robert Kendrick in his opener, he is looking at a possible second-round match up with wildcard and former French Open winner Gaston Gaudio. Russian Nikolay Davydenko, if he advances to the second round, is looking at a potential match-up with unseeded former No. 1 and former French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain.

Posted by Staff @ 2:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 7th, 2008

Ferrero Does the Unthinkable, Beats Nadal on Clay

Has there ever been a more forgotten former World No. 1 than Juan Carlos Ferrero? Just after the turn of this century Ferrero was not just the King of Clay, he was the King of Tennis, winning the French Open, reaching the US Open final and then a few weeks later finally ascending to the No. 1 Ranking. But then poof, just like that he’s gone.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:18 pm in Clay Season, Rome | 71 Comments »

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