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November 22nd, 2018

Croatia Visits France For Davis Cup Title This Weekend; Cilic, Coric, Tsonga Headline

The last Davis Cup final as we know it will be held this weekend in France.

Posted by Staff @ 11:49 pm in Davis Cup | 2 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

Rising youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and former champ Lucas Pouille will contend, along with a few unseeded floaters giving the seeds some early challenges.

Posted by Staff @ 2:40 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 13th, 2018

Djokovic, Wawrinka Monday Winners In Cincinnati, Murray Out; Federer Set For Summer Debut

Seven-time champion Roger Federer makes his summer debut Tuesday at Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Cincinnati | 16 Comments »

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 | Comments Off

June 15th, 2018

Federer, Kyrgios Advance To Saturday SF In Stuttgart; Gasquet-Tomic in Den Bosch

Can the Aussies pull upsets Saturday in the semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Grass season, Stanford | 71 Comments »

June 11th, 2018

Federer is Back on Grass with No. 1 in Sight This Week; Stuttgart Preview

“I think that’s a bit of extra motivation,” Federer said of the No. 1 ranking perch. “But then again, having lost here last year in the first round, for me, it resets the goals as well, and just take it one at a time and don’t think too far ahead. Not that I did that last year, but on grass, margins are very slim. It’s not so simple, especially when you haven’t played in three months.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:23 pm in Tennis | 175 Comments »

May 29th, 2018

Nadal Made To Work By Bolelli at French, Del Potro Gives Hope; Djokovic Wed.

3 more men’s matches are still to finish in the French Open first round.

Posted by Staff @ 5:45 pm in French Open | 59 Comments »

May 27th, 2018

Zverev Rolls In French Opener, Kyrgios Withdraws; Nadal, Djokovic Mon.

Three former French Open men’s champions are in action Monday at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:42 pm in French Open | 58 Comments »

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 »

April 21st, 2018

Frenchmen Pouille, Gasquet Among Top Seeds at ATP Budapest; Preview

No Top 10 players and only one Top 30 player at the 2nd edition of the Hungarian Open…

Posted by Staff @ 12:29 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 8th, 2018

Nadal and Spain Survive Marathon, Davis Cup World Group Semifinals Set

Rafael Nadal in his return from injury and David Ferrer needed their all to edge past Germany in the fifth and final match, where Ferrer defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(1), 3-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 7:57 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 33 Comments »

March 6th, 2018

Indian Wells Draw: Djokovic Makes Return, But Can He Stop Defending Champ Federer?

Sean Randall previews Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:44 pm in Indian Wells | 27 Comments »

March 3rd, 2018

Bautista Agut Turns Around Drought for ATP Dubai Title

“I played very good, very aggressively,” Bautista Agut said after claiming his second title of 2018. “I didn’t give him all the court, all the control of the game. I played very good tennis tonight.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

February 26th, 2018

Russian Khachanov Drains Pouille in 3-Setter in ATP Marseille Final

“I just need to keep working and keep going,” the 21-year-old Khachanov said afterwards. “I felt I was playing good here from the first day. It’s nice to play on a full court in the final, and I hope to come back next year.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

February 25th, 2018

Dimitrov, Pouille Head ATP Dubai Field; Preview

Dimitrov the lone Top 10er in the field…Tough start for (5) Gasquet vs. Coric, then Paire…

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »