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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 »

October 12th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Murray Looking for Vienna Points

The top-seeded Raonic is making his first appearance at the event…Not a deep field with players outside the Top 100 receiving direct entry…Wildcards went to Russians Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Evgeny Donskoy…Raonic after a bye will open against a qualifier…Returning former champs in the field are Seppi (2012) and Youzhny (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

October 9th, 2014

Murray Crashes, Federer Betterer In Shanghai; Djokovic Moves Closer To No. 1

Novak Djokovic could really put a lock on the No. 1 ranking this week in Shanghai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:15 pm in ATP Finals, Shanghai | 77 Comments »

October 6th, 2014

Cilic Crashes Out Of Shanghai, Dimitrov Wins; Murray On Tap Tuesday

US Open champion Marin Cilic fell in the first round at Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 3:53 pm in Shanghai | 15 Comments »

October 4th, 2014

Shanghai Masters Draw: Djokovic, Federer, Murray, Nishikori In Loaded Top Half

Will Novak Djokovic get a three-peat in Shanghai? He might have to beat Murray, Federer and Nadal in succession to do it!

Posted by Staff @ 12:18 am in Shanghai | 27 Comments »

October 2nd, 2014

Beijing Blockbusters Friday: Djokovic v Dimitrov, Murray v Cilic; Serena, Sharapova Also

The last six Grand Slam champions are in action Friday in Beijing.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:35 pm in beijing | 113 Comments »

September 29th, 2014

Nadal Returns Tonight In Beijing, Djokovic Begins Final No. 1 Push; Serena Survives Scare

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal open their fall season Tuesday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 1:37 pm in beijing | 54 Comments »

September 27th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal, Serena Rock China Open Field

Women’s Seeds: Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Sara Errani, Ekaterina Makarova, Lucie Safarova, Flavia Pennetta, Andrea Petkovic, Venus Williams

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 17th, 2014

US Open Champ Marin Cilic Greeted By 20,000 Fans In Homecoming Celebration

Marin Cilic got a big welcome back home.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:25 am in US Open, Videos | 17 Comments »

September 15th, 2014

10 Things I Think I Thought About Marin Cilic, The Big Four And The No. 1 Race

Sean Randall says this could be a memorable finish in the ATP No. 1 race.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:14 pm in 2014 Season, US Open | 55 Comments »

September 12th, 2014

What the Future Holds for Cilic, Nishikori After US Open

Cilic has the greater upside rankings-wise over the next 14 months due to his imposing stature, a monster serve, great court coverage for a big man, and what led to his breakthrough, sidelining tactics for an aggressive match approach that makes his opponent have to worry about tactics.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:34 am in Tennis | 24 Comments »