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January 20th, 2014

Rafael Nadal Fights Off Nishikori, Blisters, Broken Shoelaces And Time Violations

Rafael Nadal has several opponents on Monday in his fourth round match against Kei Nishikori.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:36 am in Australian Open | 26 Comments »

December 31st, 2013

Kei Nishikori Discusses Hiring Michael Chang As His New Coach

Kei Nishikori talks about his partnership with Michael Chang.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:26 am in Brisbane | 4 Comments »

December 29th, 2013

2014 Preview: Novak Djokovic Or Rafael Nadal, Who’ll Finish The Year No. 1?

Sean Randall previews the 2014 season and makes his Grand Slam predictions.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:56 pm in 2014 Season, Australian Open, French Open, US Open, Wimbledon | 229 Comments »

December 28th, 2013

Nadal, Federer, Serena Kick Off 2014 Tennis Season: Previews

Nadal opens against Rosol who famously ousted him at Wimbledon a couple years ago…Other tough starts for (4) Berdych vs. Dr. Ivo, and (2) Ferrer vs. the pesky Dolgopolov…Ferrer beat Nadal last week at the Abu Dhabi exhibition, eventually losing in the final to Novak Djokovic…Nadal has never won Doha in five appearances…Ferrer has never won in three appearances…Murray making his first ATP appearance since back surgery…In last year’s final Gasquet beat Davydenko…Returning champs in the field are Gasquet (2013), Davydenko (2010), and Murray (2009-08).

Posted by Staff @ 1:38 pm in 2014 Season, Tennis | 62 Comments »

October 29th, 2013

Tsonga Succumbs To Nishikori In Paris, Sends Federer To Finals; Djokovic Wins 13th Straight

Roger Federer clinched his spot in London today after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Paris | 66 Comments »

October 20th, 2013

WTA Championships Controversy; ATP Basel, Valencia Previews

Controversy came with the end of the season as Kerber received a late wildcard for the Linz tournament, which she won, allowing her to edge Wozniacki for a Top 8 spot. “I do not understand that (the WTA) can suddenly change the draw and allocation of wildcards that way,” Wozniacki said. “There are many things that have been done in an unsportsmanlike and unethical manner. And you can hear from other players. They think it’s so ridiculous.”…

Posted by Staff @ 1:05 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

September 29th, 2013

Del Potro, Tsonga; Nishikori Defends at ATP Tokyo

Notes: Andy Murray pulled from the event (back surgery)…Some opening-round testers with (1) Del Potro vs. Baghdatis, (4) Nishikori vs. Tuna Melzer, and (2) Tsonga vs. Gael Force in an all-French affair…Simon and Almagro have losing career records at the event, while Anderson makes his debut…Wildcards went to Del Potro and Japan’s Tatsuma Ito, Go Soeda, and Yuichi Sugita…Nishikori beat Raonic in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Nishikori (2012) and Tsonga (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 6th, 2013

Djokovic Opens Summer Hardcourt Season Tuesday In Montreal; Nadal Playing Doubles

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams are in action up North in Canada on Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:02 am in Canadian Open | 153 Comments »

July 31st, 2013

Del Potro Returns In Washington Today, He’s My No. 2 Favorite For The U.S. Open Right Now; Robson v Kvitova In Carlsbad

My No. 2 pick for the US Open Juan Martin Del Potro begins his summer hardcourt campaign tonight in Washington.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:24 am in Washington | 13 Comments »

July 27th, 2013

Del Potro Heads Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Three former No. 1s among the seeds…No Williams sisters but plenty of Top 10ers and floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough openers for (1) Azarenka after a bye against Pennetta or Schiavone, (4) Vinci after a bye likely against the veteran Mattek-Sands, (7) Ivanovic vs. Cibulkova, (5) Stosur vs. the rolling Lepchenko, and (2) Radwanska after a bye likely vs. the veteran Hantuchova…Wildcards went to American Allie Kiick, France’s Virginie Razzano, and Stosur…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Bojana Jovanovski, Kristina Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova…Martina Hingis and Hantuchova received a wildcard in doubles…Cibulkova beat Bartoli in the final last year…Returning champions in the field are Cibulkova (2012), Radwanska (2011), and Kuznetsova (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Na Li
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Maria Sharapova
7 Tomas Berdych7 Angelique Kerber
8 Grigor Dimitrov8 Eugenie Bouchard
9 Andy Murray9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Jelena Jankovic
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