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January 22nd, 2017

Roger Federer: I Think I’m Playing Better And Better, And I Felt Great In The Fifth Set!

Roger Federer met the press after his 5-set win over Kei Nishikori.

Posted by Staff @ 8:44 am in Australian Open | 17 Comments »

January 22nd, 2017

World No. 1 Andy Murray Out in 4th Round Stunner To Mischa Zverev at Australian Open

“I don’t know how I did it,” the 29-year-old Zverev said. “I was like in a little coma and serve and volleying my way through it. I think you should tell me how I did it because honestly there were a few points where I don’t know how I pulled it off, I don’t know how I won some points but somehow I made it.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:42 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 51 Comments »

January 21st, 2017

Rafa Rises Up Down Under; Federer v Nishikori Tonight At The Australian Open, Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall previews the start of the fourth round at the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:16 pm in Australian Open | 198 Comments »

January 20th, 2017

Federer Delights; Rafa v Zverev Saturday at Australian Open

“For sure it’s not going to be easy [facing Federer],” Nishikori said. “He was playing great tennis today. I watched only a few points. But it’s always great to play Roger. It’s a big challenge for me. I’m just happy to play him because I think we needed him on the tour. I’m happy to see him back 100 percent.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:50 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 129 Comments »

January 19th, 2017

Federer Faces Berdych Tonight At The Australian Open, Can He Win? Third Round Preview

Does Roger Federer have a chance at upsetting Tomas Berdych tonight at the Australian Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:52 pm in Australian Open | 121 Comments »

January 18th, 2017

Kyrgios Melts Down, Evans Talks Shirts Wednesday at Aussie Open

“Obviously it’s not the greatest thing to hear,” Kyrgios said of the jeers. “I didn’t have the best preparation coming into the Australian Open. Pretty banged up, my body. I don’t even know what the score was in the end. Was it 10-8? 10-8 in the fifth, getting booed off, definitely not the best feeling.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:07 am in Australian Open | 90 Comments »

January 16th, 2017

Wawrinka, Nishikori, Cilic Escape with Wins on Day 1 at Australian Open

Murray kept the Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko at arm’s length with a 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-2 win. The Brit has not been a fan of the weather in Melbourne to start the week.

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Australian Open | 27 Comments »

January 8th, 2017

Dimitrov Beats Nishikori to Break 2-1/2 Year Title Drought

Dimitrov improved to 5-5 in career finals. Nishikori fell to 11-10, starting a losing streak of his own now in finals, falling in his last five since winning in Memphis last year.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:38 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2017

Dimitrov Downs Raonic, Will Face Nishikori For Brisbane Title

Grigor Dimitrov takes on Kei Nishikori in the final of Brisbane.

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in Brisbane | 9 Comments »

January 6th, 2017

Raonic Beats Nadal To Reach Brisbane SFs; Nishikori v Wawrinka Saturday

Milos Raonic beat Rafael Nadal for just the second time in his career.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in Brisbane | 1 Comment »

December 31st, 2016

Nadal, No. 1 Kerber Among Headliners Next Week at Brisbane International Tennis; Previews

Five Top 10ers in the impressive field…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Opening-round testers for (1) Raonic vs. Querrey, (5) Nadal vs. The Dog, (7) Dimitrov vs. Johnson, (8) Ferrer vs. Tomic, and (6) Pouille vs. Simon…

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

November 19th, 2016

Murray Toughs Out Roanic In Epic ATP Finals SF, Sets Up Dream Final With Djokovic

What a crazy day semifinal Saturday at the ATP Finals in London. Murray wins in 3 hours, 38 minutes while Djokovic needed just over an hour.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:57 pm in ATP Finals | 11 Comments »

November 18th, 2016

Murray v Raonic, Djokovic v Nishikori In Chase For No. 1; ATP Finals SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall picks the semifinal round at the ATP Finals in London. Will it be a winner-take-all Sunday final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:17 pm in ATP Finals | 113 Comments »

November 18th, 2016

Murray Tops Wawrinka At ATP Finals To Qualify For SFs And Keep No. 1 Hopes Alive

Andy Murray returns to the semifinal at the ATP Finals in London with an emphatic 6-4, 6-2 win over Stan Wawrinka Friday. And Kei Nishikori secured the second spot.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:29 pm in ATP Finals | 12 Comments »

November 17th, 2016

Raonic Reaches SFs At ATP Finals, Djokovic Back In No. 1 Lead; Murray v Wawrinka Friday

Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka battle Friday at the ATP Finals for a spot in the London semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:16 pm in ATP Finals | 36 Comments »