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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 »

April 5th, 2010

Andy Roddick Stole the Show: Indian Wells-Miami Overview

About four years ago, March Madness did not exist in tennis. In fact, the only madness there was may have been Federer Madness.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 9:44 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Indian Wells, Miami | 96 Comments »

March 24th, 2010

Indian Wells Photo Shoot Behind the Scenes

A behind the scene look at the ATP’s player photo shoot at Indian Wells.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:55 pm in Indian Wells, Videos | Comments Off

March 17th, 2010

Baghdatis Bounces Federer; Nadal v. Isner Today at Indian Wells

Nobody beats Marcos Bagdhatis seven times in a row, not Roger Federer.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:01 am in Indian Wells | 251 Comments »

March 16th, 2010

Djokovic Escapes, Federer, Roddick Return; WTA Left Slam-less at Indian Wells

Sean Randall previews the day at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:17 pm in Indian Wells, WTA | 262 Comments »

March 11th, 2010

Indian Wells Preview: the Sick, the Injured, the First Masters of the Year

The first Masters 1000 of the year has a really wide open draw. It’s so wide open that I’m ready to break my computer out of frustration while trying to pick the right bracket.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:41 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Indian Wells | 79 Comments »