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May 19th, 2017

Terrific Thiem Topples Nadal, Awaits Rain-Delayed Djokovic-DelPo Winner In Rome SF

There will be at least three new faces in the Rome semifinals on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Rome | 89 Comments »

May 17th, 2017

Nadal Has Easy Day, Sock Next In Rome; Nishikori, Wawrinka Advance

Thursday in Rome it’s Rafael Nadal-Jack Sock and Kei Nishikori-Juan Martin del Potro.

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Rome | 35 Comments »

May 15th, 2017

Del Potro Denies Dimitrov In Rome; Murray Opens Title Defense Tuesday

Andy Murray begins his Rome title defense Tuesday against the flamboyant Fabio Fognini.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Rome | 13 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

May 4th, 2017

More Bad Luck For Juan Martin Del Potro, He Withdrew From Estoril After His Grandfather Died

When will something go right for Juan Martin del Potro?

Posted by Staff @ 1:53 pm in Estoril | 7 Comments »

April 29th, 2017

Del Potro, Raonic Feature at 3 ATP Events Next Week; Previews

Two Top 10ers make Istanbul the top event this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Matches to watch for in the 1st rd. include (5) Troicki vs. the big-match Baghdatis, and (8) Darcis vs. Sela to see who can hit their way out of that paper bag…

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 5th, 2017

11 Things I Think I Thought About Roger Federer And The First Quarter Of 2017

Sean Randall recaps the first three months of 2017.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:27 pm in 2017 Season | 43 Comments »

March 27th, 2017

Federer Derails Del Potro, Tall Men Tumble In Miami; Men’s 4R Tuesday Inc. Nadal

Roger Federer is now 15-1 on the season after dominating Juan Martin del Potro at Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Miami | 92 Comments »

March 20th, 2017

Miami Draw Men’s Preview: Federer Leads Way But Del Potro Awaits In 3rd RD, Nadal Seeks First Title

Sean Randall previews the Miami Open. Can Roger Federer keep it going?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:38 pm in Miami | 48 Comments »

March 14th, 2017

Federer Sets Up Nadal Wed. At Indian Wells, Djokovic Denies Del Potro, Kyrgios Next

All eight men’s fourth round matches are scheduled for Wednesday including Federer-Nadal and Djokovic-Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Indian Wells | 21 Comments »

March 14th, 2017

Djokovic v Del Potro, Nadal v Verdasco; Tuesday Indian Wells Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews a big day at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:30 am in Indian Wells | Comments Off

March 14th, 2017

Novak Djokovic: Against Del Potro, It’s A Very Even Match, I’ve Got To Give It My All

Novak Djokovic previews another meeting against Juan Martin del Potro.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:39 am in Indian Wells | 58 Comments »

March 13th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Roll, Djokovic Escapes At Indian Wells; Isner-Monfils Tonight

The top players all advanced in the Quarter of Death at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Indian Wells | 7 Comments »

March 8th, 2017

Indian Wells Men’s Preview: Can Murray Finally Win? Who’ll Emerge From The Quarter Of Death?

Sean Randall makes his pick for the Quarter of Death and the entire Indian Wells field.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:38 pm in Indian Wells | 16 Comments »

March 7th, 2017

Defending Champ Djokovic With Federer, Nadal, Del Potro And Kyrgios In Same Indian Wells Quarter

A loaded men’s singles draw gets underway on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:07 pm in Indian Wells | 28 Comments »