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August 12th, 2018

Cincinnati Preview: Federer, Nadal Renew Hardcourt Rivalry in Loaded Field

(1) Federer vs. (WC) Murray 3rd rd.? (4) Del Potro vs. (15) Kyrgios 3rd rd.?…

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

August 2nd, 2018

Murray Edges Edmund In Washington; Del Potro Opens Win Win in Los Cabos; Thiem Tumbles On Clay

Andy Murray had to dig deep to win again.

Posted by Staff @ 9:49 am in Washington | 26 Comments »

August 1st, 2018

Young Ousts Wawrinka In Washington; Murray v Edmund Today; Delpo Opens Play In Los Cabos

Andy Murray returns this afternoon to test countryman Kyle Edmund.

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 am in Washington | 47 Comments »

July 15th, 2018

Edmund Heads Field at ATP Umag; Preview

Wildcards went to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and Croats Nino Serdarusic and Franko Skugor…

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 7th, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic Strong Again At Wimbledon; Zverev, Kyrgios Ousted

The fourth round is set at Wimbledon!

Posted by Staff @ 6:34 pm in Wimbledon | 10 Comments »

June 27th, 2018

Murray Falls In Eastbourne To Edmund, Will Make Wimbledon Decision By Friday

Will Andy Murray play Wimbledon?

Posted by Staff @ 5:17 pm in Grass season | 1 Comment »

June 23rd, 2018

Wozniacki, Murray Fan Favorites at ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Murray and Wawrinka square off first round, winner to meet (2) Edmund…Other openers of interest are (8) Fuchsovics vs. the grass-ready Brit (WC) Norrie, the rookie (4) Ceccinato vs. the veteran Seppi, (5) Mayer vs. Simon (winner to meet Muller), and (7) Johnson vs. Medvedev (winner to face M.Zverev)…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tennis | 47 Comments »

June 21st, 2018

Djokovic Dominates Dimtrov In Queen’s; Kyrgios Eliminates Edmund

Thursday in Queen’s, Novak Djokovic picked up his first Top 5 win since the start of 2017.

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 pm in Queens | 22 Comments »

June 17th, 2018

Djokovic, Wawrinka, Murray Unseeded at Queen’s Club/Fever-Tree Championships

Are you kidding? Unseeded Murray, Djokovic, Wawrinka, Raonic, Kyrgios and more…

Posted by Staff @ 7:43 pm in Tennis | 34 Comments »

May 17th, 2018

Nadal Slams Shapovalov, Faces Fognini In Rome QF; Djokovic, Zverev Advance, Del Potro Injured

Defending champion Alexander Zverev has now won 22 straight sets on clay.

Posted by Staff @ 8:45 pm in Rome | 24 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 »

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off