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January 23rd, 2011

Soderling, Murray Near Quarterfinal Australian Open Showdown; Roddick, Sharapova Out

Roddick roasted, Soderling v. Murray ahead?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:15 pm in Australian Open | 313 Comments »

January 22nd, 2011

Tomic, Stosur Mark Aussie Exit from Australian Open; Raonic Rises

“I thought it was over at 4-love,” Tomic said. “Just shows how much he can come back. Against these guys, especially in the Top 10, you can’t afford to lose concentration. That’s the important part. Physically-wise he’s a machine…”

Posted by Staff @ 9:20 am in Tennis | 68 Comments »

November 9th, 2010

David Ferrer: The Forgotten One

The over-achieving Spaniard just won his second title of the year and ninth overall in Valencia.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:44 am in 2010 Season, ATP, London, Paris | 15 Comments »

October 31st, 2010

Titles Wrap: Clijsters, Melzer, Monfils Among Winners; Tennis-X Notes

Caroline Wozniacki finishes the year No. 1, Elena Dementieva drops the retirement bomb, and the WTA Tour puts another injury-riddled, star-lacking season to rest. Here’s hoping for the return of Justine Henin and Serena and Venus Williams in 2011 — and while we’re at it, the attempted comebacks of Martina Hingis and Ana Kournikova. If you thought it wasn’t bad, consider that Vera “The Crying Game” Zvonareva had a chance to finish the year No. 1 during the year-end championships…

Posted by Staff @ 9:59 pm in Tennis | 33 Comments »

October 23rd, 2010

Muster Playing ATP Vienna; WTA Champs This Week: Previews

Former No. 1 Tommy Muster returns at 43 years old!; interesting opening-round matches include (1) Melzer after a bye potentially facing (WC) Blake, and (5) Gulbis vs. Muster…

Posted by Staff @ 6:48 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 15th, 2010

Federer Shreds Soderling, Djokovic Next; Murray Visits Monaco in Shanghai

It’s Federer and Djokovic in the semifinals Saturday in Shanghai, take your pick!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:05 pm in 2010 Season | 180 Comments »

October 14th, 2010

Nadal Upset; Djokovic, Murray Cruise; Federer v. Soderling Friday in Shanghai

Rafael Nadal gets upset by Jurgen Melzer in Shanghai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:25 pm in Shanghai | 172 Comments »

October 13th, 2010

Nadal, Federer, Djokovic Easily Advance in Shanghai; Roddick Injured

The top four players – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray – return to center court play Thursday in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 pm in Shanghai | 172 Comments »

September 19th, 2010

Fish Puts U.S. Back in Davis Cup World Group; Federer Missing

Roger Federer let Switzerland slide into obscurity, and also perhaps Federer’s chance of winning the Davis Cup before his career ends, when Switzerland was swept 5-0 by Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup World Group Playoffs. Federer ducked out of the match, citing a need for rest after losing in the semifinals of the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:04 pm in Tennis | 85 Comments »

July 17th, 2010

Roddick, Davydenko Headline Atlanta, Hamburg this Week on ATP

Notes: Pro tennis returns to Atlanta; wildcards went to (1) Roddick, Brit James Ward and American tragedy Donald Young; openers of interest include Blake vs. Dent, (5) Tipsarevic vs. Kevin “Mr.” Anderson, and (8) Becker vs. Iron Mike; seeds Malisse and Becker get left off the ATP tournament web page’s featured players, ouch; Friday, Saturday and Sunday coverage live on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

June 9th, 2010

Clay Court Carry Over – Will Recent History Trump Older Trends at Wimbledon 2010?

French Open results have not typically indicated likely Wimbledon success.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:24 pm in Clay Season, French Open, Grass season, Halle, Queens, Wimbledon | 95 Comments »

June 4th, 2010

Nadal vs. Soderling French Final After Fade by Berdych

“It’s always good to have beaten a player before,” said Soderling, the first to lay down the smack. “I know that I can beat him. I showed it. But every match is a new match, and every match is different.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in French Open, Tennis | 91 Comments »

June 3rd, 2010

Nadal Collides With Melzer; Bombers Berdych, Soderling Battle at French Open Semifinals

Can Jurgen Melzer upset Rafael Nadal at the French Open semifinals on Saturday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:47 pm in French Open | 245 Comments »

June 3rd, 2010

And Then There Were Four: Rafael Nadal Seeks to Restore Order in 2010

Jurgen Melzer is the oldest and shortest player in the mix and seems to have at best a Cinderella story chance at taking the crown.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 12:16 pm in 2009 Season, 2010 Season, French Open, Miami, No. 1 ranking | 74 Comments »

June 2nd, 2010

Melzer Stuns Djokovic in Five; Nadal Edges Almagro at French Open

Jurgen Melzer will player Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:36 pm in French Open | 115 Comments »

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