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December 30th, 2016

Tennis-X 2016 Awards: Tennis’ Best Dopers, Tankers, Nutballs All Lauded

Who were the best and brightest from 2016?

Posted by Staff @ 4:07 pm in 2016 Season | 21 Comments »

December 27th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro Plays Football With The Boca Juniors [Video]

Juan Martin del Potro showed off some soccer skills in Buenos Aires last week.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:36 am in Videos | 1 Comment »

December 24th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro Confirms Australian Open Withdrawal

Juan Martin del Potro won’t be in Austalia this year.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:25 am in Australian Open | 51 Comments »

December 21st, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro Might Skip The Australian Open: I Might Not Be Fit Enough

Juan Martin del Potro said he isn’t sure if he’ll play the Australian Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:34 pm in 2017 Season, Australian Open | 17 Comments »

November 28th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro Suffered A Broken Finger During His Epic Davis Cup Win Over Marin Cilic

What a way for Juan Martin del Potro to cap an incredible 2016 comeback season.

Posted by Staff @ 8:05 pm in Davis Cup | 21 Comments »

November 27th, 2016

Argentina Wins Davis Cup After Improbable Comeback Led By Juan Martin Del Potro

“It is a great honor to be a team captain to this group of professionals,” Argentina captain Daniel Orsanic told reporters. “What Del Potro did was amazing. He represents his country with so much pride and he also showed how good a player he is. His achievement borders the impossible, while Federico played a perfect match and was on top of every ball throughout the contest.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 pm in Davis Cup | 10 Comments »

November 25th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina Seek First Davis Cup Title In Croatia This Weekend

Will Argentina finally break through and win the Davis Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in Davis Cup | 99 Comments »

November 10th, 2016

Federer Wins ATP Fans’ Favorite, Sportsmanship Award; Del Potro Named Comeback Player Of Year

For the sixth straight year Roger Federer won the ATP’s Sportsmanship award.

Posted by Staff @ 1:51 pm in ATP | 12 Comments »

October 28th, 2016

Nishikori Knocks Out Del Potro In Basel, Wawrinka Stunned By Elder Zverev

Stan Wawrinka fell to qualifier Mischa Zverev in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 pm in Fall Season | No Comments »

October 27th, 2016

Wawrinka Reaches Basel QFs; Del Potro v Nishikori Friday

Three former US Open champions are in action Friday in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:10 pm in Fall Season | No Comments »

October 26th, 2016

Del Potro Wins Basel Opener, Faces Goffin; 3 US Open Champions In Action Thursday

Juan Martin Del Potro will face David Goffin Thursday in Basel. The Belgian just beat Delpo in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Fall Season | 56 Comments »

October 26th, 2016

Wawrinka A 3-Set Winner In Basel, Raonic, Dimitrov Upset; Del Potro, Nishikori Wednesday

Stan Wawrinka ending a 4-match first round losing streak in Basel Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 am in Fall Season | 1 Comment »

October 23rd, 2016

Del Potro Wins ATP Stockholm, 1st Title in Almost 3 Years

“I’ve been trying to fix my problems for the past two years and I didn’t expect to win a title at this moment in my career,” said the Argentine, who had last won a title when he beat troubled Aussie Bernard Tomic in the 2014 Sydney final.

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 21st, 2016

Del Potro v Dimitrov, Zverev v Sock In Stockholm SFs Saturday; Edmund Into First ATP SF In Antwerp

A pair of good semifinals are on tap in Stockholm on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:23 pm in Moscow, Stockholm | 8 Comments »

October 15th, 2016

Monfils, Goffin, Kvitova Headline Stockholm, Antwerp, Luxembourg This Week

No Top 10ers but an interesting field between the multi-Slam winner Kvitova, the French Open champ Schiavone, the former No. 1 Wozniacki, the former brand-wannabee Bouchard, and the breakout player Siegemund…

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | Comments Off