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May 9th, 2016

Zverev Downs Dimitrov, Thiem Advances, Tsonga Withdraws; Wawrinka, Nishikori Tuesday In Rome

The young guns were strong on Monday in Rome. But Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to withdraw.

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 pm in Rome | 48 Comments »

May 7th, 2016

Andy Murray Does It Again, Beats Rafael Nadal In Madrid; Novak Djokovic Awaits In Final

Would you believe Andy Murray owns Rafael Nadal in Spain? He does.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:57 pm in Madrid | 16 Comments »

May 7th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Blockbuster Saturday Semis at Madrid

Djokovic made Milos Raonic his locker room bh, improving to 7-0 vs. the Canuck with a 6-3, 6-4 win.

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in Tennis | 266 Comments »

May 5th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Overcomes Slow Start In Madrid; Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic Dominate

Three former champions reached the quarterfinals at the Madrid Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:09 pm in Madrid | 157 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Back In Win Column In Madrid, Joins Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray In Thursday Sweet 16

It’s a big day Thursday at Madrid with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori and Tomas Berdych all on court.

Posted by Staff @ 7:42 pm in Madrid | 60 Comments »

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 »