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July 23rd, 2016

Toronto Preview: Lone Big 4 Entrant Novak Djokovic Returns As Heavy Favorite

Novak Djokovic is the only Top 4 player in Toronto, is he over whatever was bothering him in London?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:00 pm in Canadian Open | 107 Comments »

July 22nd, 2016

Marin Cilic Splits From Coach Goran Ivanisevic After Nearly Three Years

Marin Cilic is without a coach for the time being.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:26 pm in Coaching | No Comments »

July 18th, 2016

Davis Cup Quarterfinal Capsules: Heroics from Britain, Croatia

“It’s not easy to play in a fifth match obviously,” said Coric, who saw Croatia back from an 0-2 brink for the first time ever, and to 4-0 all time against the U.S. “I have to be honest, I like that kind of situation.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:37 am in Davis Cup, Tennis | 12 Comments »

July 15th, 2016

Marin Cilic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, John Isner Among Stars In Davis Cup QFs This Weekend

Davis Cup quarterfinals get underway Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Davis Cup | 47 Comments »

July 6th, 2016

Roger Federer: This Is Huge For Me, My Season, My Career, It’s A Big Moment!

Roger Federer made more history today at Wimbledon.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:50 pm in Wimbledon | 70 Comments »

July 6th, 2016

Andy Murray, Roger Federer Make ‘Big 2 and Friends’ in Wimbledon Semifinals

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is out. Rafael Nadal is sidelined. But two of the former fabled “Big Four,” and two perennial Top 10ers looking to step it up, moved into the Wimbledon semifinals on Wednesday.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:15 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 11 Comments »

July 5th, 2016

Roger Federer, Andy Murray On Wimbledon Collision Course? QF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:42 pm in Wimbledon | 457 Comments »

July 4th, 2016

Roger Federer, Andy Murray Lead Favorites Into Wimbledon QFs; Nick Kyrgios Show Over

“I would have never thought that I was going to win the first four matches in straight sets, so I’m extremely pleased,” said Federer…”

Posted by Staff @ 4:02 pm in Wimbledon | 53 Comments »

June 17th, 2016

Andy Murray Needs 3 In Queen’s, Meets Marin Cilic In SFs; Milos Raonic Stays Perfect Under McEnroe

We are now one match from a Ivan Lendl-John McEnroe coaching showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 7:00 pm in Queens | 26 Comments »

June 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Lead Grass Events Next Week at Halle, Queen’s

Notes: Six of the eight seeds have challenging starts with (1) Murray vs. Mahut, (5) Cilic vs. F-Lo, (6) Bautista Agut vs. Querrey, (3) Raonic vs. Kyrgios, (7) Isner vs. Del Potro, and (2) Wawrinka vs. Hot Sauce…The all-Brit wildcard allocation went to Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans and James Ward…

Posted by Staff @ 6:21 pm in Halle, Queens, Tennis | 172 Comments »

June 5th, 2016

Federer, Del Potro Kick Off Grass Season Amidst Challengers at ATP Stuttgart

Notes: Roger Federer after skipping the French Open with a back injury returns to kick off the grasscourt season at Stuttgart…Federer is the lone Top 10er, but a strong field includes a number of floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting starters include (1) Federer vs. the American top prospect Fritz, (8) Pouille vs. the Aussie Millman (winner to face the Del Potro vs. Dimitrov victor) and (7) Kohlschreiber vs. the French riser Herbert…

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 pm in Tennis | 79 Comments »

May 21st, 2016

Wawrinka Achieves 1st in Switzerland with Geneva Crown

It was Wawrinka’s third title of the season, improving him to 3-0 in finals on the season and 14-9 career.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 20th, 2016

French Open Men’s Draw: Are Novak Djokovic And Andy Murray Heading Toward The Final?

Sean Randall previews the French Open. Did he really pick Andy Murray to win it?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:04 am in French Open | 94 Comments »

May 16th, 2016

Preview: ATP, WTA Players Look for Mojo Heading Into French Open

Tough starts for (9) Stephens vs. Vekic and (9) Cornet vs. Kudryavtseva…The storm of players pulling from the field included Daria Gavrilova, Camila Giorgi, Yanina Wickmayer and Caroline Wozniacki…

Posted by Staff @ 1:44 am in Tennis | No Comments »

March 15th, 2016

Murray a Daddy Downer in Indian Wells; Rafa v Hot Sauce Today

Tuesday’s riches of highlights in Indian Wells are (4) Rafael Nadal vs. Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco in an all-Spanish, (5) Kei Nishikori vs. (30) Steve Johnson, (1) Noval Djokovic vs. (27) Philipp Kohlschreiber, (11) Dominic Thiem vs. (21) Jack Sock, (7) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. (31) Sam Querrey, and (16) Gilles Simon vs. Alexander Zverev.

Posted by Staff @ 1:03 am in Indian Wells | 28 Comments »