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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 »

January 4th, 2009

Tennis-X Previews: Safin Beat Up, Doha Brings Big Guns

Officials at the Hopman Cup exhibition were shocked when Marat Safin showed up for the event with a black and bloodied eye and cuts on his face after getting in a brawl in Moscow.

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Tennis | 144 Comments »

January 3rd, 2009

Nadal, Federer Lead 7 of Top 8 as ATP Season Begins

Big start to the New Year with just about all the top guys playing ATP events, including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and the two Andys, Murray and Roddick, all in Doha.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:14 pm in 2009 Season, Player Participation | 21 Comments »

October 12th, 2008

Safin Title Drought Continues; Nalbandian Feeling Rosy Entering Madrid

So what’s going to happen first, Marat Safin wins a title or Guns N’ Roses finally releases their super long-awaited Chinese Democracy CD?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:40 pm in Madrid, Year-End No. 1 | 84 Comments »

October 10th, 2008

Federer Ready for Madrid; Nadal, Djokovic Await

That Roger Federer is one curious cat, isn’t he?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:59 pm in Madrid, Year-End No. 1 | 78 Comments »

July 12th, 2008

Chang Enters Tennis Hall of Fame, But How?

I am quite certain that at some point today, Thomas Muster, Sergi Bruguera and perhaps a few other former Grand Slam champions all scratched their head upon hearing the news that Michael Chang officially entered the Tennis Hall of Fame.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:59 pm in hall of fame, Newport | 100 Comments »

July 4th, 2008

Screwed on the 4th of July: NBC Offers No Live Wimbledon Semis

Thanks NBC, and thanks Wimbledon. Thanks for again banding together to try and ruin the sport. If that’s your combined intent, your combined goal, you are really doing a helluva a great job!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:31 am in Tennis, Tennis on TV, TV, Wimbledon | 88 Comments »

June 30th, 2008

Gasquet Crumbles Giving Murray First Slam Quarterfinal Spot; Federer, Nadal Dominate

Did Richard Gasquet really just blow it serving for the match, up two sets and 5-4 on Andy Murray in the third? Ah, yes he did. What a stunner.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:27 pm in Wimbledon | 38 Comments »

June 29th, 2008

Murray v. Gasquet Highlights Promising Wimbledon Fourth Round

Pretty nice line-up we have at Wimbledon on Monday with the entire fourth round – men’s and women’s – scheduled. If you could have only one single ticket in tennis you could make a case this is the day to have it.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:24 pm in Wimbledon | 46 Comments »

June 25th, 2008

Serb Shocker: Djokovic Gets Thumped by Safin at Wimbledon

o much for that Novak Djokovic v. Roger Federer meeting. Marat Safin did what I didn’t think he was still capable of doing, that is taking out a big name in a big tournament.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:08 pm in Wimbledon | 87 Comments »