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June 5th, 2016

Federer, Del Potro Kick Off Grass Season Amidst Challengers at ATP Stuttgart

Notes: Roger Federer after skipping the French Open with a back injury returns to kick off the grasscourt season at Stuttgart…Federer is the lone Top 10er, but a strong field includes a number of floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting starters include (1) Federer vs. the American top prospect Fritz, (8) Pouille vs. the Aussie Millman (winner to face the Del Potro vs. Dimitrov victor) and (7) Kohlschreiber vs. the French riser Herbert…

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 pm in Tennis | 79 Comments »

May 12th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro Won’t Play The French Open For A Fourth Straight Year

Juan Martin del Potro’s 2016 clay season is already over. He’ll now focus on the grass.

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 pm in French Open | 6 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Del Potro Joins Nadal as ‘Back’ in Madrid; Wed. Preview With Djokovic, Wawrinka-Kyrgios

“I have just played my best match since I came back to tennis after my surgeries,” Del Potro said. “I’ve had a great test against a very high-level player.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Madrid | 99 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Tearful Goffin, Federer Retreat Mark Monday Madrid; Tuesday Big Day With Nadal, Murray

Unseeded results of note were Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez downing Leo Mayer in three, Sam Querrey coming from a set down to defeat French qualifier Pierre-Hughes Herbert, and qualifier Radek “The Worm” Stepanek outlasting Canuck Vasek “Popsicle” Pospisil in three sets.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Madrid | 54 Comments »

April 30th, 2016

Is Rafael Nadal For Real? Novak Djokovic Leads Big 4 At Madrid Masters

Sean Randall previews the Madrid men’s draw. Will we see a Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:53 am in Madrid | 83 Comments »

April 29th, 2016

Zverev Knocks Goffin Out Of Munich, Will Face Thiem In SF; Kyrgios Too Strong For Coric In Estoril

Alexander Zverev collides with Dominic Thiem Saturday on the clay in Munich while Nick Kyrgios remains in the hunt for the Estoril title.

Posted by Staff @ 7:20 pm in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich | 15 Comments »

April 28th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios v Borna Coric In Estoril; Juan Martin Del Potro Advances In Munich

So good matches are lined for Friday on quarterfinal day.

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich | 5 Comments »

April 27th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro Wins First Clay Match In Three Years In Munich, Gael Monfils Withdraws

Juan Martin del Potro opened his 2016 clay season today in Munich.

Posted by Staff @ 2:06 pm in Munich | 19 Comments »

April 6th, 2016

Dancing Juan Martin Del Potro Will Put A Smile On Your Face [Video]

Watch Juan Martin del Potro go dancing.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:35 am in Videos | 7 Comments »

March 25th, 2016

Djokovic Cruises In Miami Opener, Del Potro Shocked; Murray, Nadal Begins Saturday

Novak Djokovic was sharp in his Miami opener.

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 pm in Miami | 120 Comments »

March 24th, 2016

Roger Federer v Juan Martin Del Potro Friday In Miami; Djokovic, Ferrer, Berdych In 2R Play

After seven weeks recovering from left knee surgery, Roger Federer returns Friday in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Miami | 35 Comments »

March 24th, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro Wins, Will Face Roger Federer Friday; Serena Williams, Simona Halep Thursday In Miami

Juan Martin del Potro set up a Friday afternoon showdown with Roger Federer.

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Miami | 22 Comments »

March 23rd, 2016

Tennis Will Be Played Wednesday! Del Potro, Zverev, Bouchard On Court As Miami Begins

Sick of equal prize money talk,? The Miami Open begins Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:05 am in Miami | 12 Comments »

March 21st, 2016

Miami Open Draw: Federer Returns, Could Face Del Potro In Opener; Djokovic Goes For 3-Peat

The Miami men’s draw is out!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:37 pm in Miami | 55 Comments »

March 11th, 2016

Del Potro Wins At Indian Wells, Sets Up Berdych Showdown; Tiafoe Beats Fritz In Next Gen Matchup

Frances Tiafoe made his mark beating Taylor Fritz at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Indian Wells | 12 Comments »