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May 26th, 2015

Marin Cilic Resumes Grand Slam Winning Streak!

Marin Cilic is working his way back to Grand Slam winning form.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:05 am in French Open | Comments Off

May 21st, 2015

Wawrinka Crashes Out Of Home Geneva Event; Coric, Thiem Bid For Upsets In Nice

Stan Wawrinka’s troubled continued today in Geneva.

Posted by Staff @ 5:21 pm in Clay Season | 9 Comments »

May 18th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Simon, Isner at Nice; Geneva, Strasbourg, Nurnberg

Notes: Gulbis is defending the Nice title (d. Federico Delbonis) then a Roland Garros semifinal…Gulbis is 1-11 win-loss this year…(8) Monaco could start against Querrey…Wildcards went to France’s Maxime Hamou and Lucas Pouille, and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis…Withdrawing from the tournament were Simone Bolelli, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Martin Klizan, and Diego Schwartzman…Gulbis (2015) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in Tennis | 32 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal in Barcelona, Loaded WTA Stuttgart

Kei Nishikoi beat Santiago Giraldo in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the final are Nishikori (2014), Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010) and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 16th, 2015

Federer Still Can’t Win In Monte Carlo; Nadal, Djokovic Move Closer To Saturday SF

Twelve times Roger Federer has tried to win Monte Carlo and now it’s 12 times that he’s failed.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:52 pm in Monte Carlo | 120 Comments »

April 15th, 2015

Nadal v Isner, Federer v Monfils Headline Blockbuster Thursday In Monte Carlo

A bunch of big-time matches line the Thursday Monte Carlo schedule.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:42 pm in Monte Carlo | 192 Comments »

March 15th, 2015

Marin Cilic: I’m Still In Pain And I’m Still Rusty, But I Think I’m Going To Be In Good Form Soon

US Open champion Marin Cilic returned to tennis yesterday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:54 pm in Indian Wells, Injuries | 10 Comments »

March 3rd, 2015

US Open Champion Marin Cilic Still Hasn’t Played This Year, And He Won’t Play Davis Cup Either

Marin Cilic hopes to be back at Indian Wells and Miami this month.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:21 am in Injuries | 13 Comments »

December 31st, 2014

Cilic Withdraws From Brisbane, Del Potro Might Follow; Australian Open In Doubt For Both?

Two former US Open champions might miss the Australian Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:18 am in Australian Open | 9 Comments »

December 12th, 2014

Poll: Who’s Most Likely To Drop Out Of The Top 10 In 2015?

Who’ll drop out of the Top 10 in 2015?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:09 pm in 2015 Season, Polls | 103 Comments »

November 10th, 2014

Djokovic, Wawrinka Bake Breadsticks At ATP Finals; Federer, Murray In Action Tuesday

It was another day of blowouts at the ATP Finals Monday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:13 pm in ATP Finals | 43 Comments »

November 4th, 2014

2014 ATP Finals Profile: Marin Cilic

What’s the evaluation of Marin Cilic at the ATP Finals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:03 am in ATP Finals | 61 Comments »

November 1st, 2014

2014 ATP Finals Field: Raonic, Nishikori, Cilic Make Debut

The Finals field is set.

Posted by Staff @ 1:35 am in ATP Finals | 21 Comments »

October 19th, 2014

Beck, Berdych, Ciic, Murray, Pavlyuchenkova Win WTA/ATP Titles

The Spaniard led 5-3 in the third before losing the final four games. “I have reached the final, so it is positive,” Ferrer said. “Andy played more aggressively than I did in the crucial moments and he deserved to win.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 18th, 2014

London Race: Murray v Ferrer, Dimitrov v Berdych In Sunday Finals

It’s a big Sunday in the London race.

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in ATP Finals, Fall Season | 32 Comments »