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March 22nd, 2014

Is Juan Martin Del Potro’s 2014 Season Over? It Appears So

It appears Juan Martin del Potro will undergo season-ending left wrist surgery on Monday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:03 am in Injuries, Miami | 19 Comments »

March 17th, 2014

Miami Men’s Draw: Djokovic, Federer Could Meet In SFs; Nadal Heavily Favored In Top Half

The Miami draw is out and this time the bottom half is loaded.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:32 pm in Miami | 55 Comments »

March 9th, 2014

Djokovic Eases Into Indian Wells 3rd RD As Berdych, Tsonga Slump; Federer, Nadal Return Monday

Three of the top men were bounced out of Indian Wells on Sunday – Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, leaving Novak Djokovic as an even bigger favorite in the bottom half.

Posted by Staff @ 11:12 pm in Indian Wells | 121 Comments »

March 9th, 2014

Juan Martin Del Potro Withdraws From Indian Wells: My Left Wrist Is Still Hurting A Lot

Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from Indian Wells.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:27 pm in Indian Wells, Injuries | 10 Comments »

March 4th, 2014

Indian Wells Men’s Preview: Will Nadal Beat Murray, Federer And Djokovic To Defend Title?

The first Tennis Masters event kicks off in Indian Wells later this week and it’s a wide open men’s field.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:44 pm in Indian Wells | 86 Comments »

February 25th, 2014

Juan Martin Del Potro Leaves Dubai In Tears After His Injured Wrist Forces Him To Retire [Video]

Juan Martin Del Potro’s bad left wrist just isn’t in tournament shape.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:50 am in Dubai, Injuries, Videos | 22 Comments »

February 24th, 2014

Juan Martin Del Potro: My Left Wrist Is Still Not 100%, But It’s Getting Better

Ahead of the Dubai event, Juan Martin del Potro admits the wrist his injured last month is still bothering him.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:48 am in Dubai | 2 Comments »

February 23rd, 2014

Djokovic, Federer in Dubai: ATP/WTA Previews

DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS Dubai, U.A.E.; Surface: hard Seeds: Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin Del Potro, Tomas Berdych, Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Mikhail Youzhny, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Dmitry Tursunov Floaters: Radek “The Worm” Stepanek, Igor Sijsling Notes: The defending champ Djokovic has won four Dubai titles (four of last five years) while Federer has won five…Djokovic [...]

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 14th, 2014

Defending Champion Del Potro, Kvitova Out; Cilic Authors Take Down Of Murray In Rotterdam

Top seeds Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Murray both came up losers Friday in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 7:43 pm in Doha, Memphis | 41 Comments »

February 14th, 2014

Murray Masters Thiem, Faces Cilic Friday In Rotterdam QFs; Del Potro, Berdych Also In Hunt

It wasn’t easy but Wimbledon champion Andy Murray got past promising youngster Dominic Thiem in the second round at Rotterdam on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:02 am in Doha, Memphis | 14 Comments »

February 12th, 2014

Murray, Del Potro Advance In Rotterdam, Tsonga Upset; Dimitrov v Gulbis Thursday

Tournament favorites Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Murray both advanced to the second round at Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in 2014 Season | 14 Comments »

February 11th, 2014

Murray, Del Potro v Monfils On Tap Wednesday In Rotterdam

Juan Martin del Potro test his ailing left wrist against the red hot Gael Monfils Wednesday in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 11:03 pm in 2014 Season | 9 Comments »

February 8th, 2014

No. 1s Nadal, Serena Williams Pull; ATP/WTA Previews This Week

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal pulled from the event citing a stomach virus…Ferrer shooting for third title in a row…Wildcards went to Ferrer and Argentines Facundo Arguello and Guido Pella…Returning champs in the field are Ferrer (2013-12), Almagro (2011), Robredo (2009), and Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 2:59 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 28th, 2014

Uh Oh, Juan Martin del Potro’s Left Wrist Is In Severe Pain

Juan Martin del Potro’s left wrist was in severe pain during the Australian Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:08 am in Australian Open, Injuries | 24 Comments »

January 16th, 2014

Juan Martin Del Potro: “Sometimes Favorites Lose Early”

Juan Martin del Potro became the first big seeded casualty Thursday night in Melbourne.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:59 pm in Australian Open | 12 Comments »