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January 21st, 2016

Ferrer Sends Hewitt Into Retirement At Australian Open; Murray, Monfils Impress; Verdasco Out

Lleyton Hewitt played his last singles match Thursday night at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open | 10 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Men’s Seeds Cruise, Federer Sets Up ‘Baby Fed’ Meeting at Australian Open

If the women’s side at the Australian Open has been a bubbling cauldron of uncertainty, injuries and upsets, the men’s side has been a peaceful stroll through the Aussie bush collecting flowers and occasionally stopping to solo on the didgeridoo.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

September 4th, 2015

Federer Darts Past Darcis, Murray Struggles At US Open; Djokovic, Nadal v Fognini Friday

Roger Federer is rolling early at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:05 am in US Open | 244 Comments »

July 19th, 2015

Murray, Aussies Stun in Davis Cup Wins; ATP/WTA Weekend Winners

“I love the backs-to-the-wall situation and we had to rally together to get the win,” said Hewitt, who saw the Aussies come back from 0-2 down in a Davis Cup match for the first time in 76 years. “You don’t get opportunities like this very often. This is what dreams are made of. The last three or four years, Davis Cup has been as big as any grand slam for me personally.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 28 Comments »

June 29th, 2015

A Brit Wins (Really!); Hewitt Plays Last Match at Wimbledon Monday

“To be honest, I’m not sure how much I believed I could win a round of Wimbledon before today, even going into the match,” said the 21-year-old bearded Broady, a Wimbledon juniors doubles champion and singles runner-up. “I’m hoping that it will sort of push me on and give me a bit more fire to want to get back here.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 22 Comments »

May 15th, 2015

The Top 10 Worst ATP Players Entering the 2015 French Open

With a minimum of five matches, Argentina’s Maximo Gonzalez is a perfect 0-5 on the year to lead all players in the 2015 Worst Player race, but of special note is Ernests Gulbis and his stellar 1-11 win-loss record in 2015 while maintaining a No. 22 ranking.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:07 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

January 29th, 2015

Lleyton Hewitt Announces He’ll Likely Retire After The 2016 Australian Open

Former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt says he will hang it up after the 2016 Australian Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:23 am in French Open | 10 Comments »

January 22nd, 2015

Did Lleyton Hewitt Just Play His Last Match At The Australian Open?

Lleyton Hewitt isn’t sure if he’ll return to the Australian Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:03 am in Australian Open | 15 Comments »

January 12th, 2015

Roger Federer And Lleyton Hewitt Play Tennis At The Sydney Harbor [Video]

Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt played a match under a new scoring format.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:41 am in Videos | 51 Comments »

August 1st, 2014

Venus Beats Azarenka, Could Face Serena Saturday In Stanford; Berdych Bounced In D.C.

Venus turned back the clock Thursday night in Stanford.

Posted by Staff @ 9:33 am in Stanford, Washington | 2 Comments »

July 31st, 2014

Isner Upset (Literally) In Washington; Serena Returns With A Roar In Stanford, Azarenka-Venus Tonight

John Isner wasn’t pleased with his court assignment Wednesday in Washington.

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 am in Stanford, Washington | 3 Comments »

July 27th, 2014

Serena Leads Stanford, Men and Women in Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Solid field with four Top 10ers and two unseeded Slam champs…The Top 4 seeds receive opening round byes, with tough starts for (5) Ivanovic vs. Lisicki, (4) Azarenka after a bye likely vs. (WC) Venus, (3) Kerber likely vs. Vandeweghe, (7) Suarez Navarro vs. Puig, and (2) Radwanska likely vs. Garcia…Wildcards went to Americans Kristie Ahn and Venus, and Azarenka…Pulling from the tournament were Sara Errani and Petra Kvitova…Cibulkova beat Radwanska in last year’s final…Venus is 2-4 in Stanford finals…Martina Navratilova (5-4) has reached the most Stanford finals in the tournament’s history…Returning champs in the field are Cibulkova (2013), Serena Williams (2012-11), Azarenka (2010), and Venus Williams (2002,’00).

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

July 14th, 2014

Hewitt, Cuevas, Bautista Agut, Halep, Petkovic Win ATP/WTA Titles

In the singles final the Aussie won his 30th career singles title, defeating “Dr.” Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(3). In the doubles final he partnered with countryman Chris “Penthouse” Guccione, defeating Jonathan Erlich and Rajeev Ram 7-5, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 1:11 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Ferrer, Isner, Halep Lead Events

The hodgepodge of seeds includes a former world No. 1 and Wimbledon champ and this year’s Wimbledon men’s doubles winner…Interesting starts for (7) Sock vs. the veteran Kuznetsov and the struggling (2) Karlovic vs. Ginepri…

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

June 20th, 2014

Wimbledon Men’s Draw: Nadal Could Be Tested Early; Federer, Murray, Djokovic Not So Much

The Wimbledon men’s draw is out. Rafael Nadal fans won’t be happy.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:46 am in Wimbledon | 108 Comments »