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August 15th, 2015

Serena vs. Streaking Bencic in Toronto Semis; Djokovic and Chardy Save MPs

Unseeded Swiss Belinda Bencic continued her breakthrough tournament on Friday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, upsetting No. 5 seed Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-2 to set up a semifinal meeting with world No. 1 Serena Williams.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Tennis | 105 Comments »

August 14th, 2015

Nadal, Djokovic, Murray All Winners, Kyrgios The Big Loser Thursday In Montreal; Serena In Toronto QFs

It’s a big quartefinal day Friday at the Canadian Open in Montreal.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in Canadian Open | 241 Comments »

August 13th, 2015

Kei Nishikori Says He Doesn’t Feel Much Pressure To Win From Japan

Kei Nishikori is thrilled to be the Asian No. 1, but he really wants to be the global No. 1.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:44 pm in Canadian Open | 3 Comments »

August 12th, 2015

Djokovic Wins, Murray Suspended In Montreal; Nadal, Nishikori Today

Novak Djokovic started his summer hardcourts on a positive note, can Rafael Nadal follow?

Posted by Staff @ 9:21 am in Canadian Open | 117 Comments »

August 10th, 2015

Kei Nishikori Denies John Isner For First Washington Title

John Isner still has never won an ATP 500 title.

Posted by Staff @ 9:52 am in Washington | Comments Off

August 8th, 2015

Isner v Nishikori in ATP Washington Final

Isner dropped 30 aces and won 85 percent of first serve points. He finished runner-up in Washington, D.C. in 2007 (l. to Andy Roddick) and 2013 (l. to Juan Martin Del Potro).

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Tennis | 74 Comments »

August 8th, 2015

Isner, Nishikori Headed Toward Final Meeting at Citi Open

“He takes really big cuts on the ball and if I miss my spot he really likes pace,” Isner said of Berankis. “He did it one time in the third set as well. He just caught fire and was swinging away. I didn’t panic because it was one set to go. I could have very easily lost that [second] set in a tiebreaker so it was all good.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:59 am in Tennis | 17 Comments »

August 7th, 2015

Montreal Preview: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray And Rafael Nadal Headline The Roger-Less Cup

Sean Randall previews the Montreal draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:51 pm in Canadian Open | 88 Comments »

August 7th, 2015

John Isner Advances, Grigor Dimitrov Falls In Washington; Ailing Caroline Wozniacki Stumbles In Stanford

John Isner has won six straight matches.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Stanford, Washington | 36 Comments »

August 1st, 2015

Murray in, Serena Out on U.S. Hardcourts; ATP/WTA Previews

All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes, but some potential interesting second-rounders with (12) Pospisil vs. (WC) Haas, (4) Gasquet vs. the hot-handed Muller, break-up boy (6) Dimitrov vs. the resurgent Baghdatis, and (7) Lopez vs. (WC) Hewitt on his retirement tour…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in Stanford, Tennis, Washington | 12 Comments »

July 1st, 2015

Kei Nishikori Withdraws From Wimbledon With A Calf Injury

Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:32 am in Wimbledon | 10 Comments »

June 29th, 2015

A Brit Wins (Really!); Hewitt Plays Last Match at Wimbledon Monday

“To be honest, I’m not sure how much I believed I could win a round of Wimbledon before today, even going into the match,” said the 21-year-old bearded Broady, a Wimbledon juniors doubles champion and singles runner-up. “I’m hoping that it will sort of push me on and give me a bit more fire to want to get back here.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 22 Comments »

June 26th, 2015

Wimbledon Men’s Preview: Tough Draws All Around With Murray-Nadal, Federer-Berdych QFs

Sean Randall previews Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:18 am in Wimbledon | 134 Comments »

June 20th, 2015

Federer Fights Off Karlovic, Faces Seppi In Halle Final; Anderson To Play Murray Or Troicki For Queen’s Title

Roger Federer seeks an 8th Halle title on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 2:00 pm in Halle, Queens | 107 Comments »

June 14th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Federer, Murray, Nadal on Grass This Week

Four Top 10 players on the WTA tour take to the grass in Birmingham, while Roger Federer leads in Halle, and Andy Murray, French Open champ Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal at the Queen’s Club during week #2 of the 2015 grasscourt season.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Grass season, Halle, Queens, Tennis | 24 Comments »