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September 29th, 2013

Djokovic, Nadal Headline China Open in Beijing

Notes: Wildcards went to former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, and China’s Wu Di and Zhang Ze…Interesting first round matches include (1) Djokovic vs. the streaky Rosol (winner to likely face Hot Sauce), Querrey vs. Youzhny (winner to likely face (6) Wawrinka), (3) Ferrer vs. Popsicle, and (7) Haas vs. Hewitt…Wawrinka makes debut at event…Pulling from the event were Marin Cilic (doping suspension), Ernests Gulbis, Jerzy Janowicz (back), and Martin Klizan…Returning champs in the field are Djokovic (2012,’10-09), Berdych (2011), and Nadal (2005).

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in beijing, Tennis | 52 Comments »

September 22nd, 2013

Previews: Azarenka vs. Venus at Tokyo; ATP Events

Tough openers for (4) Simon after a bye vs. the winner of Karlovic-Tomic, and (7) Nieminen vs. the Dutch riser Sijsling…Wildcards went to three dudes whose names you can’t pronounce…Pulling from the event were Ivan Dodig, Andy Murray (back surgery), and Tommy Robredo…Gasquet beat Simon in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Gasquet (2012) and Simon (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 8:02 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 4th, 2013

US Open Men’s QF Preview: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray The Favorites

Previewing the four men’s quarterfinals.

Posted by Special @ 12:37 pm in US Open | 53 Comments »

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 »

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Rankings
ATP - Dec 15 WTA - Dec 15
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Dominika Cibulkova
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