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July 28th, 2013

Isner, Robredo, Youzhny, Cibulkova, Svitolina Win Titles

Isner played seven tiebreakers over four matches during the week after receiving a first-round bye, needing three sets to beat No. 373-ranked Christian Harrison, two tiebreaks to defeat No. 91-ranked James Blake, a third-set tiebreak in the semifinal win over Lleyton Hewitt, and three tiebreaks against Anderson.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:23 pm in Tennis | 28 Comments »

February 6th, 2012

Fed Cup Results; Berdych, Youzhny, Monaco Win ATP Titles

Maria Sharapova and Svletlana Kuznetsova eased to wins to give Russia a 2-0 lead. After a singles loss by Nadia Petrova, Kuznetsova clinched the tie with a three-set win over Spain’s unheralded Silvia Soler-Espinosa.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

October 31st, 2010

Titles Wrap: Clijsters, Melzer, Monfils Among Winners; Tennis-X Notes

Caroline Wozniacki finishes the year No. 1, Elena Dementieva drops the retirement bomb, and the WTA Tour puts another injury-riddled, star-lacking season to rest. Here’s hoping for the return of Justine Henin and Serena and Venus Williams in 2011 — and while we’re at it, the attempted comebacks of Martina Hingis and Ana Kournikova. If you thought it wasn’t bad, consider that Vera “The Crying Game” Zvonareva had a chance to finish the year No. 1 during the year-end championships…

Posted by Staff @ 9:59 pm in Tennis | 33 Comments »

October 2nd, 2010

Nadal Stunned in Bangkok; Wozniacki Takes Tokyo

US Open champion Rafael Nadal gets shocked in Bangkok.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:37 am in 2010 Season | 182 Comments »

October 1st, 2010

Nadal Rolls, Gulbis Falls in Bangkok; Soderling, Berdych Upset in Kuala Lumpur

Rafael Nadal won his ninth straight match on hardcourts.

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 pm in 2010 Season | 19 Comments »

September 10th, 2010

Nadal Swallows Hot Sauce; U.S. Wins Mixed at US Open

Nadal is trying to complete a career Grand Slam at age 24. The other Saturday semifinal will feature Federer against Novak Djokovic. Nadal has won his last 19 Grand Slam matches, and in Youzhny faces an opponent who beat him in the 2006 US Open quarterfinals, before he gets a shot at his Swiss nemesis.

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in Tennis | 43 Comments »

September 8th, 2010

Venus Williams Lone American at US Open; Men Run Marathons

In the semifinals the elder Williams sister will face No. 2 seed and defending champion Kim Clijsters, who outlasted Aussie Sam Stosur in three sets in the final women’s night match.

Posted by Staff @ 12:20 am in Tennis, US Open | 61 Comments »

May 9th, 2010

Querrey, Youzhny, Montanes Win ATP Titles

“It would feel better if I didn’t have to beat my buddy out there and it was someone else,” Querrey said of his Davis Cup partner. “But it’s still exciting. He’s got the biggest serve in the game so it can be frustrating at times. But you just have to not let it bother you when you get aced and just walk to the other side to be ready for the next point. It’s a game of inches, as they say, and on match point he missed that forehand by a couple of inches.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 8th, 2010

Federer Can’t Even Reach Estoril Final; All-American Title Tussle Set in Serbia

Albert Montanes stunned World No. 1 Roger Federer 6-2, 7-6(5) this afternoon at a rainy Estoril Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:18 pm in Estoril, Videos | 152 Comments »

February 27th, 2010

Djokovic Ahead Before Desert Rain Halts Dubai Final; Gulbis a Game From First Final

Rain has halted the Dubai final and the Delray semifinal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:53 pm in 2010 Season, Dubai | 32 Comments »

February 26th, 2010

Murray Embroiled in Dubai ‘Practice-Gate’, Djokovic Avoids Getting Bagged

Andy Murray is under fire for his words and performance in Dubai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:05 pm in 2010 Season, Dubai | 184 Comments »

February 14th, 2010

Roddick Rises; Djokovic, Davydenko Fall

A few surprises yesterday in the world of tennis both coming in Rotterdam really.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:09 am in 2010 Season | 39 Comments »

November 7th, 2009

Djokovic Saves 3 MPs, Meets Federer in Basel; Murray Seeks Valencia Title

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for a 14 time tomorrow in the final of Basel.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:24 pm in 2009 Season, ATP, No. 1 ranking | 179 Comments »

October 25th, 2009

Baghdatis Finally Wins; ATP/WTA Weekend Wrap; Tennis-X Notes

WOZ’S LOOSE LIPS — So who is more to blame: Caroline Wozniacki and her on-court coach/dad for telling her to tank the match (in Polish) where Polish-speaking fans hear it on TV then place on-line bets, or the WTA Tour’s dumb-ass on-court coaching experiment? Careful WTA as you might get what you wish for — on-court coaching is popular! (with on-line betters)!

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

October 10th, 2009

Cilic Crushes Nadal, Meets Djokovic for Beijing Title; Tsonga, Hewitt Reach Tokyo Final

21-year-old Marin Cilic scored his second big scalp in as many months following a 6-1, 6-3 beating over Rafael Nadal in the Beijing semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:31 am in Asia, ATP, beijing, WTA | 75 Comments »

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