October 17th, 2009
Notes: Weak, weak seeded line-up; tough openers include (1) Davydenko vs. Safin, (4) Andreev vs. Ginepri, (6) Tipsarevic vs. Crazi Dani, and (5) Cuevas vs. Lu (upset alert); Russians have won 13 titles in the 19 years of the event; unseeded Igor Kunitsyn is the defending champ, and is looking at a second-round meeting with the Davydenko-Safin winner; Davydenko looking for fourth Moscow title; Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the Moscow title five years in a row from 1997-2001.
October 15th, 2009
Sean Randall breaks down the Shanghai third round matches.
October 9th, 2009
Top seed Rafael Nadal showed no signs of wear and tear after the Spaniard ripped former No. 1 Marat Safin.
October 8th, 2009
Rafael Nadal goes three sets in a win over James Blake while Serena gets undressed for the cover of ESPN The Magazine.
August 24th, 2009
Just for fun, I am trying something different. As the 2009 hard court season heads toward the finish line, I came up with some hypothetical matches between former U.S. Open champions.
August 18th, 2009
The number of players a fan can see at close range on the practice courts and side courts is always great on the first few days of an event.
July 30th, 2009
Rafael Nadal is still leaving doubt on his participation in Montreal.
July 18th, 2009
Richard Gasquet claims a dosed drink or a contaminated kiss in a Miami nightclub caused his positive test for cocaine.
July 11th, 2009
Israel clinched the tie in the Saturday doubles when Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram stopped a comeback from former No. 1 Marat Safin and Igor Kunitsyn 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(3), 4-6, 6-4.
July 9th, 2009
Can “Dr.” Ivo rain down the aces on clay? The nod goes to Croatia as Blake is 0-4 in live ties on clay and Fish has only one win in the same situation. Marin Cilic should dictate this tie, but the Bryan brothers will do their best to keep it a live tie by Sunday.
June 14th, 2009
Pete Sampras sent the message that if a player were talented, self-disciplined and professional, he could exceed the seven or eight majors that seemed to be the best one could hope for in a career.
May 27th, 2009
French wildcard Josselin Ouanna ousted former No. 1 Marat Safin 7-6(2), 7-6(4), 4-6, 3-6, 10-8 in the biggest upset of the day.
May 26th, 2009
The women had the drama at the French Open the first three days, but will it continue?
May 23rd, 2009
Sean Randall breaks down the men’s French Open draw.
March 11th, 2009
Who doing what and where at Indian Wells? Sean Randall examines the men’s draw the Indian Wells Masters.