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March 8th, 2016

Indian Wells Draw: Former Champions Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Headline Field

Sean Randall previews the Indian Wells men’s draw. Will Novak Djokovic get his 3-peat?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:09 pm in Indian Wells | 33 Comments »

February 13th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Reaches Buenos Aires SFs, Dominic Thiem Next; Taylor Fritz Breaks Out In Memphis

Rafael Nadal will face Dominic Thiem today in the Buenos Aires semifinals. 18-year-old Taylor Fritz reaches first career ATP semifinal in Memphis.

Posted by Staff @ 8:53 am in Latin Swing, Memphis, Rotterdam | 85 Comments »

February 11th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Opens Title Defense Tonight In Buenos Aires; Kei Nishikori Wins 14th Straight In Memphis

Rafael Nadal begins his clay season tonight in Buenos Aires.

Posted by Staff @ 8:11 am in Latin Swing, Memphis | 97 Comments »

February 6th, 2016

All Eyes on Rafael Nadal in Buenos Aires: ATP Previews This Week

Last year Nadal broke Ferrer’s three-year hold on the event, beating Monaco in the final…Pulling from the event were Aljaz Bedene, Andreas “Don’t Be A” Haider-Maurer, and Jack Sock…Spaniards have won the singles title for the last seven years…The title-less Nadal is trying to repeat last year when he won his first title of the year in Buenos Aires…Former champs in the field are Nadal (2015), Ferrer (2014-12), Almagro (2011), and Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 9:59 pm in Tennis | 107 Comments »

January 26th, 2016

World No. 1 Djokovic vs World GOAT Federer in Aussie Open Semifinals

“I sort of had a good start,” Nishikori said. “But when I lost the game with my serve, everything start, you know, changing. He start playing much better. I lost little bit confidence, start missing a lot.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:44 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 159 Comments »

January 24th, 2016

Djokovic, Berdych Survive 5-Set Scares, Federer Barely Breaks Sweat in Oz

“I know exactly what I was doing, but I won’t say it. I had a plan,” the Frenchman said.

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 130 Comments »

January 22nd, 2016

Djokovic, Federer Cruise; Berdych Stops Kyrgios Show at Australian Open

Berdych remained calm and composed while Kyrgios, who raced to a 6-1 third-set win, was seemingly rattled by every potential distraction, including at one point music that could be heard from another court.

Posted by Staff @ 8:26 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 71 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Men’s Seeds Cruise, Federer Sets Up ‘Baby Fed’ Meeting at Australian Open

If the women’s side at the Australian Open has been a bubbling cauldron of uncertainty, injuries and upsets, the men’s side has been a peaceful stroll through the Aussie bush collecting flowers and occasionally stopping to solo on the didgeridoo.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 14th, 2016

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Roger Federer Lands In Novak Djokovic’s Half; Can Rafael Nadal Make A Run?

Sean Randall previews the men’s Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:29 pm in Australian Open | 148 Comments »

January 1st, 2016

Federer, Sharapova Headline Brisbane International; Preview

Both Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova show up to defend their Brisbane titles, where the men’s and women’s fields are stellar for an opening week to the year where the majority of the stars are usually off playing lucrative exhibitions.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:33 pm in 2016 Season, Brisbane, Tennis | 6 Comments »

November 17th, 2015

Roger Federer Proves Novak Djokovic Is Beatable; Andy Murray Meets Rafael Nadal Wednesday At ATP Finals

Roger Federer turned back the clock once again, beating Novak Djokovic to secure an ATP Finals semifinal spot. Tomorrow Rafael Nadal collides with Andy Murray.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:49 pm in ATP Finals | 107 Comments »

November 17th, 2015

Roger Federer Stops The Streaking Novak Djokovic At ATP Finals, Clinches SF Berth

Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic for a third time this year.

Posted by Staff @ 5:28 pm in ATP Finals | 37 Comments »

November 16th, 2015

Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer Tuesday At London ATP Finals; Big 4-0 As Nadal, Murray Winners

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer meet Tuesday in the ATP Finals, who’s the pick?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:30 pm in ATP Finals | 193 Comments »

November 14th, 2015

Is There Anyone Who Can Stop Novak Djokovic In London? ATP Finals Preview

Sean Randall previews the ATP Finals in London.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:30 pm in ATP Finals | 160 Comments »

October 31st, 2015

Previews: ATP Paris Masters Field Loaded, Djokovic Defends

All of the Top 10 and 15 of the Top 16 players post this coming week for the Paris Masters, the final regular-season tournament on the ATP World Tour. Who will be hot going into the ATP Finals, where the Top 8 field is already set?

Posted by Staff @ 7:16 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »