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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 24th, 2016

Resurgent Rafael Nadal Wins Barcelona, Ties Guillermo Vilas’ All-Time Clay Mark

The former No. 1 is the only player to win nine titles at an event in the Open Era, and now he has done it at Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Roland Garros. Roger Federer has won eight titles during his career at Halle, as did Vilas at Buenos Aires.

Posted by Staff @ 4:44 pm in Barcelona | 69 Comments »

April 23rd, 2016

Rafael Nadal Meets Kei Nishikori In Blockbuster Barcelona Final, Who’s The Pick?

Top seeds Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori collide for the Barcelona title on Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:52 pm in Barcelona | 118 Comments »

April 22nd, 2016

Former Champions Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori Continue On Barcelona Collision Course

Rafael Nadal upped his win streak to 8 today in Barcelona.

Posted by Staff @ 6:40 pm in Barcelona | 53 Comments »

April 21st, 2016

Rafael Nadal Faces Fabio Fognini Friday In Barcelona; Kei Nishikori Win Streak At 12

Rafael Nadal has won his last 7 matches, but tomorrow runs into nemesis Fabio Fognini.

Posted by Staff @ 6:30 pm in Barcelona | 67 Comments »

April 16th, 2016

Nishikori, Not Nadal, the New King of Clay in Barcelona?; Bucharest; ATP Previews

Nishikori is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Andujar in the final…”I am happy to be back in Barcelona. I feel good and hope to win my third consecutive title here,” Nishikori said…Nadal won the title in eight of nine years prior to that…

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in Barcelona, Bucharest, Tennis | 21 Comments »

April 3rd, 2016

Novak Djokovic Changes Multiple Record Books, Beating Kei Nishikori in Miami Final

“Congratulations Novak, an incredible two tournaments in a row,” Nishikori said of Djokovic winning Indian Wells and Miami back-to-back. “Hope I can get you next time. Playing Novak is always a great challenge for me. I hope I can win a Masters next time.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:13 pm in Miami | 54 Comments »

April 2nd, 2016

Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori In The 2016 Miami Final, Who’s The Pick?

What does Kei Nishikori have to do to beat Novak Djokovic in the Miami final Sunday? Sean Radall previews.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:16 pm in Miami | 139 Comments »

April 2nd, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori Advance To Miami Open Final

Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori will meet in the Sunday men’s final in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 9:40 am in Miami | 4 Comments »

March 31st, 2016

Nishikori Escapes Monfils, Kyrgios Is Next; Djokovic v Goffin; Miami SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews the men’s semifinals from Miami Friday. Can Novak Djokovic continue his dominance?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:44 pm in Miami | 92 Comments »

March 29th, 2016

Djokovic Powers Into Miami QFs, Faces Berdych Wednesday; Monfils Outlasts Dimitrov, Raonic Rolls

The Miami Qfs are set. Wednesday it’s David Goffin v Gilles Simon and Novak Djokovic v Tomas Berdych.

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 pm in Miami | 142 Comments »

March 28th, 2016

Miami Madness as Murray Manhandled by Maria’s Ex

“To be honest I just played better in the big moments today,” Dimitrov said.

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 pm in Tennis | 44 Comments »

March 19th, 2016

Nadal Picks Up Big Win Over Nishikori, But Can He Beat Djokovic? Indian Wells SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall makes his pick for the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal Indian Wells semifinal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:26 am in Indian Wells | 258 Comments »

March 17th, 2016

Rafael Nadal v Kei Nishikori, Novak Djokovic v JW Tsonga; Indian Wells Friday Picks And Pans

Are we going to see the resumption of the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal rivalry Saturday?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:37 pm in Indian Wells | 173 Comments »

March 15th, 2016

Nadal Gets Revenge, Faces Zverev Next At Indian Wells; Djokovic, Nishikori, Thiem Advance To Wed QFs

All eight men’s fourth round matches are in play on a busy Wednesday at Indian Wells. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori are among those on court.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Indian Wells | 118 Comments »