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June 8th, 2018

Nadal Dominates Del Potro, Will Meet Thiem For French Open Title

On a very one-sided semifinal Friday at the French Open, both favorites rolled to victory setting up Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem title match on Sunday. Under comfortable blue skies, Thiem opened the afternoon up against the surprise semifinalist Marco Cecchinato who had stunned Novak Djokovic on Tuesday. In this first tour meeting, Thiem jumped [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:24 pm in French Open | 41 Comments »

June 7th, 2018

Nadal v Del Potro, Thiem v Cecchinato In French Open SFs; Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall previews and picks the French Open men’s semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:09 pm in French Open | 94 Comments »

June 5th, 2018

Djokovic Checked Out Of French By Cecchinato, Thiem Topples Zverev; Rafa Resumes Wed.

Who would believe it, Marco Cecchinato is in a Grand Slam semifinal.

Posted by Staff @ 4:35 pm in French Open | 143 Comments »

June 4th, 2018

Nadal Wins Again At French, Del Potro Downs Isner; Zverev v Thiem In QF

The fourth round began at the French Open Monday in Paris. Two matches went straight sets, two went the distance. Rafael Nadal upped his win streak to 13 and 38 straight sets after easing past 22-year-old Maximilian Marterer 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4). The German Marterer actually pushed Nadal early gain a quick break. And then again [...]

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in French Open | 140 Comments »

June 3rd, 2018

Zverev Comes Back From Brink Again To Make First Slam QF, Will Meet Thiem; Delpo-Isner Mon.

Two quarterfinals are set at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:15 pm in French Open | 72 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Nadal, Del Potro Dominate At French Open, Shapovalov Upset; Monfils v Goffin Fri.

Rafael Nadal has now won 11 straight matches at the French Open, 23 sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:47 pm in French Open | 68 Comments »

May 30th, 2018

Djokovic Advances In 3 While Zverev, Dimitrov, Nishikori Survive In 5 At French Open

Three top names had to survive in five Wednesday at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:40 pm in French Open | 18 Comments »

May 29th, 2018

Nadal Made To Work By Bolelli at French, Del Potro Gives Hope; Djokovic Wed.

3 more men’s matches are still to finish in the French Open first round.

Posted by Staff @ 5:45 pm in French Open | 59 Comments »

May 28th, 2018

Djokovic Advances In Rainy Roland Garros, Wawrinka Ousted; Nadal To Finish Tues.

Rains stopped Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 5:21 pm in French Open | 26 Comments »

May 24th, 2018

French Open Men’s Draw Preview: Nadal Should Breeze; Djokovic, Zverev, Thiem On Other Half

Sean Randall previews the French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:13 pm in French Open | 58 Comments »

May 17th, 2018

Nadal Slams Shapovalov, Faces Fognini In Rome QF; Djokovic, Zverev Advance, Del Potro Injured

Defending champion Alexander Zverev has now won 22 straight sets on clay.

Posted by Staff @ 8:45 pm in Rome | 24 Comments »

May 16th, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic, Delpo Advance In Rome, Dimitrov, Thiem Ousted; Rafa Out For Revenge Thurs.

Rafael Nadal will meet Denis Shapovalov Thursday in Rome. Can the Canadian beat Rafa again?

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 pm in Rome | 25 Comments »

May 15th, 2018

Nadal, Del Potro Open Play Wed. In Rome, Djokovic Returns On Court 3; Shapovalov Wins Thriller

The King of Clay is back on court Wednesday in Rome,

Posted by Staff @ 9:52 pm in Rome | 38 Comments »

May 15th, 2018

Juan Martin Del Potro: Clay Isn’t My Favorite Because I Don’t Like To Run Too Much

Juan Martin del Potro would rather be playing on hard court or grass.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:16 am in Rome | 15 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid…

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »