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February 10th, 2011

Murray’s Misery Mounts; Raonic Blasts Blake, Berankis Next at San Jose

Andy Murray can’t stop the rot, Raonic passes Blake in the night.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:06 am in San Jose | 67 Comments »

January 20th, 2011

Young Tomic (AUS), Raonic (CAN), Berankis (LTU) Shine in Men’s Upsets at Australian Open; X-Notes

Matches to look out for on a loaded Friday in Melbourne include (2) Roger Federer vs. Xavier “X-Man” Malisse, (19) Stan Wawrinka vs. (12) Gael “Force” Monfils, an all-Serb in (29) Viktor Troicki vs. (3) Novak Djokovic, (8) Andy Roddick vs. Dutchman Robin Haase, Kei “Special K” Nishikori vs. Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco, (6) Tomas Berdych vs. (28) Richard Gasquet, and (14) Nicolas Almagro vs. (17) Ivan Ljubicic.

Posted by Staff @ 9:09 am in Tennis | 30 Comments »

October 23rd, 2010

Muster Playing ATP Vienna; WTA Champs This Week: Previews

Former No. 1 Tommy Muster returns at 43 years old!; interesting opening-round matches include (1) Melzer after a bye potentially facing (WC) Blake, and (5) Gulbis vs. Muster…

Posted by Staff @ 6:48 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 23rd, 2010

Federer Into Stockolm Final; Baghdatis, Troicki Vie for Vienna Title

Roger Federer is bidding to tie Pete Sampras with 64 career ATP titles.

Posted by Staff @ 3:23 pm in Stockholm | 72 Comments »

October 10th, 2010

Rain Moves Djokovic, Wozniacki Beijing Finals to Monday;Tsonga, Verdasco on Court in Shanghai

Rain has moved both men’s and women’s finals to Monday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 10:50 pm in beijing, Shanghai | 17 Comments »

October 3rd, 2010

Nadal, Big Boys in Action at Beijing, Tokyo: ATP Previews

Lots of dangerous floaters in Beijing, with first-round matches of interest including Fish vs. Tipsarevic (winner to face (1) Djokovic), (6) Verdasco vs. Kohlschreiber (winner to face (WC) Isner), (3) Soderling vs. Robredo, (7) Youzhny vs. Ljubicic, and (2) Murray facing a qualifying-tested Mathieu.

Posted by Staff @ 1:41 pm in Tennis | 35 Comments »

August 27th, 2010

New Haven Pilot Pen Exhibits Old Charm

The New Haven tennis event has a lot of offer, not just tennis.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 11:38 am in 2010 Season, US Open, US Open Series | 10 Comments »

August 22nd, 2010

Nothing Fishy: Flying Fish Faces Federer Today in Cincinnati Tennis Masters Final

It’s Mardy Fish and Roger Federer in the Cincinnati final, who’ll win it?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:46 am in Cincinnati | 315 Comments »

August 22nd, 2010

Wozniacki, Dementieva Lead Solid Field at WTA New Haven; + Men

Wozniacki will open against the winner of Oudin and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova; (7) Pennetta a tough start against Kleybanova; the French Open champ (3) Schiavone starts against former No. 1 (WC) Safina; (2) Stosur will likely start against the tough Zheng; tournament started in 1948 as the U.S. Women’s Hardcourt Championships; Wozniacki is the two-time defending champion.

Posted by Staff @ 12:17 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 21st, 2010

Baghdatis Stuns Nadal, Federer Next in Cincinnati SF; Roddick v. Fish This Afternoon

Marcos Baghdatis upsets Rafael Nadal to spoil a Roger Federer-Nadal semifinal

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:10 am in Tennis | 231 Comments »

August 8th, 2010

Nalbandian Seeks First US Title Against Baghdatis in Washington Final

David Nalbandian meets Marcos Baghdatis in the final of the Legg Mason in Washington.

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 am in Washington | 32 Comments »

August 3rd, 2010

WC Blake Exits in 1R; Roddick, Isner, Fish on Tap Tonight at Legg Mason Tennis Classic

Former champion James Blake (’02) was defeated in this first round in Washington.

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 2:39 pm in Washington | 7 Comments »

August 1st, 2010

Roddick, Jankovic, Wozniacki Star at Washinton, San Diego, Copenhagen

Loaded non-seeded field with former No. 1s Ivanovic and Safina, and former No. 2 Kuznetsova unseeded; first-round match-ups of interest are (6) Bartoli vs. Hantuchova, (7) Peer vs. (WC) Ivanovic, (8) Wickmayer vs. Kuznetsova, and potential second-round match-ups after seeded byes (1) Jankovic vs. Rezai and Stosur vs. Azarenka or Oudin

Posted by Staff @ 3:32 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 27th, 2010

Roddick Grinds, Monfils Folds at French Open

“It’s the slowest here,” Roddick said. “It’s the most challenging for me. I feel like every time I play out there it’s raining. Wet day on [court] Lenglen has been my Achilles heel. I’ve lost a lot of matches out there in conditions exactly like that. I was able to get through that one today. That was one that might have gotten away from me awhile ago. But I was just kind of staying the course.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:52 pm in French Open, Tennis | 165 Comments »

April 28th, 2010

Why Roger Federer Should Care About the Masters

Years ago, Federer was winning matches on his worst days with only Rafael Nadal being able to topple him. Times have changed.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:05 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Rome | 133 Comments »