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May 12th, 2018

Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid…

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 11th, 2018

Thiem Ends Nadal Streak In Madrid, Zverev Advances To 3rd Straight Masters SF

A first time winner in Madrid will be crowned on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 pm in Madrid | 60 Comments »

April 29th, 2018

Anderson Top Seed, Hewitt Returns at ATP Estoril; Preview

Interesting starts include (1) Anderson vs. the Barcelona finalist Tsitsipas if the Greek isn’t too gassed, (8) Medvedev vs. the veteran Sousa, and (4) Muller on his worst surface (although he reached the final last year) vs. the American Sandgren-Tiafoe match winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 am in Tennis | 14 Comments »

March 29th, 2018

Zverev Rolls Coric To Reach Miami SF, Will Face Carreno Busta Who Saves MP v Anderson

The men’s final four is set at Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in Miami | 32 Comments »

March 29th, 2018

Del Potro Outlasts Raonic In Miami QF Thriller, Win Streak At 15; Zverev v Coric Thurs

The first men’s semifinal is set, it’s Juan Martin del Potro against John Isner.

Posted by Staff @ 1:21 am in Miami | 88 Comments »

March 28th, 2018

Zverev Dominates Kyrgios, Big Men Roll In Miami; QFs Up Wed With Del Potro, Chung

The big men are ruling Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 1:35 am in Miami | 63 Comments »

March 16th, 2018

Federer Pulls Away From Chung At Indian Wells, Keeps #1 Ranking; Del Potro Today

Roger Federer kept his record perfect on the year getting past a Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-1 to advance to his 10th Indian Wells semifinal. In a rematch of their Australian Open semifinal in which Chung withdrew in the second, Federer came out quickly jumping out to a 3-0 lead. But Chung, now healthy, found the [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Indian Wells | 37 Comments »

March 15th, 2018

Federer v Chung As QFs Begin At Indian Wells; Del Po, Raonic Play Friday

The quarterfinals are set at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 am in Indian Wells | 18 Comments »

March 4th, 2018

Del Potro Wins Big Man Battle Against Anderson for ATP Acapulco Acclaim

“I think he played really well,” Anderson said of Del Potro. “He’s obviously a tough competitor and a great player. I just needed to do a little bit more today.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:31 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

March 2nd, 2018

Del Potro Stays Perfect Against Thiem, Meets Zverev In Acapulco SFs

Dominic Thiem double faulted down match point again to Juan Martin del Potro.

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 am in Acapulco | 42 Comments »

February 24th, 2018

Nadal, Stephens Headline Fields at Joint Acapulco; Previews

Potential tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. his free-swinging Spanish countryman F-Lo (winner to possibly meet (WC) Thanasi Kokkinakis), (4) Sock 2nd rd. vs. the Aussie Open semifinalist Chung, (6) Del Potro vs. the elder net-rushing Zverev, (3) Thiem 2nd rd. vs. the Nishikori-Shapovalov winner, and (8) Isner vs. his countryman Harrison…

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

February 19th, 2018

Anderson Outserves Querrey for ATP New York Open TItle

“Tennis is a tough sport,” Anderson said afterwards. “You play three, four, five matches sometimes to get to the final and if it doesn’t go your way, it’s pretty tough to deal with even though you’ve had a great week. I’ve been to quite a few finals. It really means a lot to me to get through today.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 49 Comments »

February 18th, 2018

Sock v Raonic 1st Round at ATP Delray Beach; Preview

Tough starts for (1) Sock vs. Raonic, (6) Isner vs. last week’s hot New York Open semifinalist Albot, and (2) Del Potro vs. Chardy who he has lost to on hardcourt…

Posted by Staff @ 2:11 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 10th, 2018

Black Tennis Courts, Querrey, Isner Headline New ATP New York Open

It is the first edition of the event in New York after it relocated from Memphis, taking place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale; the tournament reportedly will be the first on the ATP World Tour to use black tennis courts…

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 6th, 2018

Simon After Horrendous 2017 Starts New Year with ATP Pune Title

Whatever Gilles Simon’s off-season consisted of, we’ll take one of those.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:34 pm in Tennis | Comments Off