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July 20th, 2013

Federer in Gstaad; No $erena in Stanford: ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Two-time defending champ Serena Williams obviously didn’t like the under-the-table appearance fee to appear in Stanford, passing on the event and last week playing the tiny Swedish Open in Bastad, which was willing to pony-up some major cash…Tough starts are (1) Radwanska after a bye possibly facing the former Slam champ Schiavone, (8) Rybarikova vs. the explosive Keys, and (2) Stosur after a bye likely facing the powerful Goerges….Wildcards went to American Nicole Gibbs and Croat Ajla Tomljanovic…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli (hamstring), Kirsten Flipkens, Sabine Lisicki (wrist), and Maria Sharapova (hip)…Since 1990, 20 of the 23 champions have been Slam winners, but this year there are no returning champions in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 4:34 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 15th, 2013

Federer Seeks First Title In 10 Months; Former Champs Murray, Cilic Collide At Queen’s

Roger Federer is on the brink of his very first title in 10 months while 2-champ Andy Murray looks for another crown at Queen’s.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:07 pm in Halle, Queens | 171 Comments »

April 17th, 2013

Nadal Cruises While Djokovic Struggles In Monte Carlo; Murray v Wawrinka Thursday

Novak Djokovic barely survived a his injury and Mikhail Youzhny Wednesday in Monte Carlo, while Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray rolled.

Posted by Staff @ 7:07 pm in Monte Carlo | 293 Comments »

July 4th, 2012

Roger Federer: I’m Not Injured, I’m Fresh And Ready To Go For My Match Against Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer says his back is fine and he looks forward to the challenge of playing Novak Djokovic on grass.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:47 pm in Wimbledon | 35 Comments »

July 3rd, 2012

Djokovic, Federer, Close In On Semifinal Collision; Wimbledon QF Picks And Pans

Will we see another Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic Grand Slam semifinal?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:32 pm in Wimbledon | 356 Comments »

June 2nd, 2012

Mikhail Youzhny Writes He’s “Sorri” In the Sand

Mikhail Youzhny draws a message in the dirt for his fans.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:54 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

March 1st, 2012

Murray v Berdych, Tsonga v Del Potro Thursday In Dubai; Roddick Out For Revenge In Delray

With seven of the top 10 in the quarterfinals, it promises to be a blockbuster day in Dubai.

Posted by Staff @ 12:46 am in Dubai | 90 Comments »

December 15th, 2011

Mikhail Youzhny Earns PhD In Philosophy

That’s Dr. Mikhail Youzhny.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:01 pm in 2011 Season | 11 Comments »

October 30th, 2010

Federer, Djokovic, Roddick in Loaded Basel Field; ATP Previews

Notes: The world No. 2 Federer heads a loaded field, looking to take the homecountry title he lost to Djokovic in the 2009 final; openers of interest are (4) Roddick vs. Querrey in an all-American, (7) Ljubicic vs. the hot-handed Mayer, (8) Isner vs. Llodra, and (2) Djokovic vs. Gulbis; Berdych is at a career-high No. 6, but hasn’t won a title this year and is looking at Gasquet 2nd rd.; Roddick needs a good result to help reach the year-end Masters…

Posted by Staff @ 5:12 pm in Tennis | 73 Comments »

October 23rd, 2010

Muster Playing ATP Vienna; WTA Champs This Week: Previews

Former No. 1 Tommy Muster returns at 43 years old!; interesting opening-round matches include (1) Melzer after a bye potentially facing (WC) Blake, and (5) Gulbis vs. Muster…

Posted by Staff @ 6:48 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 5th, 2010

Roddick, Murray, Nadal, Djokovic Winners Tuesday; Sharapova a Loser

The top men won easily on Tuesday while Maria Sharapova continued her slide.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:38 pm in 2010 Season, beijing | 9 Comments »

October 3rd, 2010

Youzhny, G-Lo Win ATP Titles at Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok

In the semifinals G-Lo saved 24 of 26 break points against Nadal. In the final, after blowing a 3-1 lead in the final set, G-Lo was denied on a couple of match points on Nieminen’s serve in the 10th game before finally closing out the match.

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

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 »

September 11th, 2010

Djokovic Outlasts Federer in Electric Epic, Will Face Nadal in US Open Final

Novak Djokovic played the match of his life to squash a Federer-Nadal US Open final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:39 pm in US Open | 198 Comments »

September 11th, 2010

Tennis World Awaits a Federer-Nadal US Open Final

Everything is point to a Federer-Nadal US Open final, will we get it?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:01 am in US Open | 712 Comments »

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