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July 11th, 2009

Davis Cup Doubles: Israel Upsets Powerhouse Russia, U.S. Alive

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.

Posted by Staff @ 1:41 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

July 9th, 2009

Davis Cup Quarterfinal Previews

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.

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 70 Comments »

June 14th, 2009

Federer Breaks the Curse; Sampras as Pioneer

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.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:35 pm in 2009 Season, Australian Open, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, Wimbledon, Year-End No. 1 | 168 Comments »

May 27th, 2009

Murray Rises, Safin Flops at French Open

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.

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in French Open, Tennis | 90 Comments »

May 26th, 2009

Serena Survives While Djokovic Enjoys Easy Street at French Open

The women had the drama at the French Open the first three days, but will it continue?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:15 pm in French Open | 57 Comments »

May 23rd, 2009

Nadal Out for Fifth French Open, Can he be Stopped?

Sean Randall breaks down the men’s French Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:55 pm in 2009 Season, French Open | 64 Comments »

March 11th, 2009

Nadal, Federer to Resume Rivalry at Indian Wells?

Who doing what and where at Indian Wells? Sean Randall examines the men’s draw the Indian Wells Masters.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:52 pm in 2009 Season, Indian Wells, Miami | 102 Comments »

March 5th, 2009

Will Nadal, Spain Reign Again in 2009 Davis Cup Play?

Who will win the 2009 Davis Cup? Sean Randall, as he always does, break down the weekend’s ties and the 2009 Davis Cup season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:29 pm in 2009 Season, Davis Cup | 63 Comments »

January 21st, 2009

Fat Nalbandian Falls, Dokic Wins, Federer v Safin Upcoming at Australian Open

Two old foes and former No. 1s will do battle in a blockbuster meeting on Thursday at the Australian Open when Roger Federer meets Marat Safin.

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 am in Australian Open | 58 Comments »

January 20th, 2009

Murray Wins, Baghdatis Tries Not to Puke in Heat at Australian Open

Marcos Baghdatis on the difficult heat at the Aussie Open: “The conditions, the sun, the sun, it’s just very strong. Just even being out there, you cannot breathe. I just want to, you know, puke. But I’m happy I went through.”…

Posted by Staff @ 9:16 am in Tennis | 38 Comments »

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