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January 16th, 2017

Wawrinka, Nishikori, Cilic Escape with Wins on Day 1 at Australian Open

Murray kept the Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko at arm’s length with a 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-2 win. The Brit has not been a fan of the weather in Melbourne to start the week.

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Australian Open | 27 Comments »

January 8th, 2017

Dimitrov Beats Nishikori to Break 2-1/2 Year Title Drought

Dimitrov improved to 5-5 in career finals. Nishikori fell to 11-10, starting a losing streak of his own now in finals, falling in his last five since winning in Memphis last year.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:38 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2017

Dimitrov Downs Raonic, Will Face Nishikori For Brisbane Title

Grigor Dimitrov takes on Kei Nishikori in the final of Brisbane.

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in Brisbane | 9 Comments »

January 6th, 2017

Raonic Beats Nadal To Reach Brisbane SFs; Nishikori v Wawrinka Saturday

Milos Raonic beat Rafael Nadal for just the second time in his career.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in Brisbane | 1 Comment »

December 31st, 2016

Nadal, No. 1 Kerber Among Headliners Next Week at Brisbane International Tennis; Previews

Five Top 10ers in the impressive field…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Opening-round testers for (1) Raonic vs. Querrey, (5) Nadal vs. The Dog, (7) Dimitrov vs. Johnson, (8) Ferrer vs. Tomic, and (6) Pouille vs. Simon…

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

November 19th, 2016

Murray Toughs Out Roanic In Epic ATP Finals SF, Sets Up Dream Final With Djokovic

What a crazy day semifinal Saturday at the ATP Finals in London. Murray wins in 3 hours, 38 minutes while Djokovic needed just over an hour.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:57 pm in ATP Finals | 11 Comments »

November 18th, 2016

Murray v Raonic, Djokovic v Nishikori In Chase For No. 1; ATP Finals SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall picks the semifinal round at the ATP Finals in London. Will it be a winner-take-all Sunday final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:17 pm in ATP Finals | 113 Comments »

November 18th, 2016

Murray Tops Wawrinka At ATP Finals To Qualify For SFs And Keep No. 1 Hopes Alive

Andy Murray returns to the semifinal at the ATP Finals in London with an emphatic 6-4, 6-2 win over Stan Wawrinka Friday. And Kei Nishikori secured the second spot.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:29 pm in ATP Finals | 12 Comments »

November 17th, 2016

Raonic Reaches SFs At ATP Finals, Djokovic Back In No. 1 Lead; Murray v Wawrinka Friday

Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka battle Friday at the ATP Finals for a spot in the London semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:16 pm in ATP Finals | 36 Comments »

November 17th, 2016

Murray Outlasts Nishikori At ATP Finals, Wawrinka Stays Alive; Raonic-Thiem For Second Place Thursday

Who’ll join Novak Djokovic in the semifinals Saturday? We’ll add one more name.

Posted by Staff @ 12:22 am in ATP Finals | 46 Comments »

November 14th, 2016

Murray Wins in 1st Small Step Toward Year-end No. 1 at ATP World Tour Finals; Djokovic-Raonic Tues

“It was a really, really good atmosphere tonight,” said Murray. “After a long few months, it’s nice to know that I’m going to be finishing the year playing in that sort of atmosphere. It helps you get up for the matches a bit more, as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:18 pm in ATP Finals | 25 Comments »

November 12th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Or Andy Murray, Who’ll Win The Battle For No. 1 In London? ATP Finals Preview

Sean Randall previews the ATP Finals in London which begins on Sunday. Who’ll finish No. 1 and take home the final title of the 2016 season?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:39 pm in ATP Finals | 66 Comments »

November 7th, 2016

ATP Finals Groups: Novak Djokovic = Easy, Andy Murray = Not So Easy

The ATP Finals groupings were released today, and Novak Djokovic has to be pleased.

Posted by Staff @ 10:59 am in ATP Finals | 100 Comments »

November 3rd, 2016

Djokovic Denies Dimitrov, Murray Dominates Pouille In Paris; Tsonga v Raonic Friday

The battle

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Paris | 171 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Cilic Beats Nishikori To Win Basel And Close In On ATP Finals Spot

“Being in the final of a 500 tournament against someone like Kei, who has been playing good tennis during the week, I knew it was going to be important to have energy straight away,” Cilic said. “I was playing well in the first set, with my shotmaking and I was serving smart.

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Fall Season | 18 Comments »