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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 »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 »

February 18th, 2018

Wawrinka Looks to Find Form Again at ATP Marseilles; Preview

It’s anybody’s title this week in Marseille where the spotty Stan Wawrinka heads the field after the late withdrawal of David Goffin.

Posted by Staff @ 1:20 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 11th, 2018

Pouille Domination Over Gasquet Continues with ATP Montpellier Title

It was Pouille’s fourth straight win over Gasquet who was competing in his sixth straight Montpellier final.

Posted by Staff @ 4:12 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 10th, 2018

Federer Can Regain No. 1 Next Week at ATP Rotterdam; Tournament Preview

Federer to become No. 1 will likely have to beat a qualifier, then the Philipp Kohlschreiber-Karen Khachanov winner, then Stan Wawrinka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 pm in Tennis | 166 Comments »

February 3rd, 2018

Goffin Top Seed, Large French Contingent at ATP Montpellier; Preview

Tough starts for (1) Goffin vs. Simon, (7) Ferrer vs. the powerful Khachanov, (5) Gasquet vs. the riser Medvedev, and (3) Tsonga vs. the Brown-Mahut winner…(2) Pouille starts against a qualifier…

Posted by Staff @ 5:03 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

November 26th, 2017

Goffin Heroics Can’t Stop France from Claiming 10th Davis Cup

“I’m so proud of my team,” said Pouille after watching France raise the cup for the first time in 16 years. “We really wanted this trophy and finally we’ve got it.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:58 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 4 Comments »

October 29th, 2017

Pouille Party as Frenchman Takes Title at ATP Vienna

“Congrats to my good friend Lucas for his victory,” said Tsonga. “I love this tournament for the support they give me, every time I come here in Vienna. All the moments I spend here are special.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:35 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 28th, 2017

Federer v Del Potro In Basel Final; Tsonga v Pouille In Vienna

Roger Federer seeks a 95th career title on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 pm in Fall Season | 125 Comments »

October 3rd, 2017

Nadal Saves Matchpoints v Pouille In Beijing; Del Potro-Dimitrov Wednesday

Rafael Nadal ups win streak to 8 matches.

Posted by Staff @ 10:13 pm in beijing | 7 Comments »