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April 15th, 2018

Emotional Johnson Repeats as ATP Houston Champion

Johnson will marry longtime girlfriend Kendall Bateman on Saturday. Sandgren will break into the Top 50 on the ATP rankings for the first time.

Posted by Staff @ 7:44 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 15th, 2018

Andujar Lowest-Ranked ATP Winner in 20 Years at Casablanca

Andujar has won three of his four ATP titles in Morocco, with the fourth coming in Gstaad four years ago.

Posted by Staff @ 7:19 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Gasquet, Paire, The Dog at ATP Marrakech; Preview

Interesting starts for (1) Ramos-Vinolas 2nd rd. vs. Troicki, (5) Haase 2nd rd. vs. Sousa, (6) Paire opening against French countryman Simon, (8) Zverev net-rushing on clay vs. the home-country favorite Lorenzo, and (2) Edmund vs. the veteran Vesely…

Posted by Staff @ 10:47 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 10th, 2018

Top 10ers Thiem, Carreno Busta at ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires; Preview

Tough starts for (7) Cuevas vs. Monfils and (2) Carreno Busta vs. G-Lo in an all-Spanish meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 25th, 2018

Cilic Dumps Edmund To Reach Australian Open Final; Federer v Chung Friday

Who will Main Cilic face in the Sunday Australian Open final?

Posted by Staff @ 8:21 am in Australian Open | 201 Comments »

January 24th, 2018

Kerber v Halep, Woznaicki v Mertens On SF Thursday At Austalian Open; Cilic-Edmund At Night

The semifinals get underway Thursday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in Australian Open | 52 Comments »

January 23rd, 2018

Injured Nadal Retires To Cilic At Australian Open; Edmund Stuns Dimitrov For First Slam SF

One men’s semifinal is set at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:34 am in Australian Open | 65 Comments »

January 22nd, 2018

Nadal, Dimitrov Bid For Australian Open Rematch; Svitolina Seeks First Slam Semi

Four semifinal berths are up for grabs Tuesday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:26 pm in Australian Open | 241 Comments »

January 21st, 2018

Nadal Survives The Schwartz At Australian Open; Dimitrov Downs Kyrgios In Thriller

Rafael Nadal has won his last 11 matches in Grand Slam play.

Posted by Staff @ 8:17 am in Australian Open | 8 Comments »

January 19th, 2018

Nadal Steamrolls Into Australian Open 4th RD; Kyrgios Tsinks Tsonga, Dimitrov Next

Rafael Nadal looks really, really good right now.

Posted by Staff @ 7:39 am in Australian Open | 6 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Thiem, Defending Champ Khachanov at ATP Chengdu; Preview

(1) Thiem could start against Coric and (6) Edmund will start against Tomic…

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July 24th, 2017

Kyrgios Withdraws, Isner Large, in Charge at Atlanta; ATP Preview

Opening-round matches of interest include (1) Sock vs. the upset specialist and 2014 finalist Sela in a first-time meeting, (5) Edmund vs. the veteran and 2015 finalist Baghdatis, (8) Donaldson vs. Escobedo in an all-American encounter, (6) Young vs. (Q) Smyczek in another all-American, and (2) Isner vs. the Fratangelo-Pospisil winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

April 29th, 2017

Del Potro, Raonic Feature at 3 ATP Events Next Week; Previews

Two Top 10ers make Istanbul the top event this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Matches to watch for in the 1st rd. include (5) Troicki vs. the big-match Baghdatis, and (8) Darcis vs. Sela to see who can hit their way out of that paper bag…

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 17th, 2017

Djokovic Returns Tuesday In Monte Carlo; Seeds 6-0 Led By Zverev Domination, Berdych Comeback

Novak Djokovic is back in action Tuesday in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 6:20 pm in Monte Carlo | 57 Comments »

February 26th, 2017

Loaded Mexican Open with Djokovic, Nadal, More; Previews

Holy cow, a rockin’ seeded field, and even more floaters…First round looks for (1) Djokovic after a long layoff vs. the dangerous Klizan (winner to likely meet Del Potro), (4) Thiem vs. the backboard Simon, (5) Goffin 2nd. rd. vs. the Edmund-Querrey winner, (8) Isner vs. his American compatriot Johnson, (3) Cilic vs. the unpredictable (WC) Dolgopolov, and (2) Nadal vs. the streaking older Zverev..

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 pm in Acapulco | 36 Comments »