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January 19th, 2019

Favorites Djokovic, Zverev Cruise Into Australian R16; Nadal, Federer Face Tests

Federer v Tsitsipas, Nadal v Berdych at the Australian Open on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in Australian Open | 21 Comments »

January 17th, 2019

Raonic Ousts Wawrinka In 4 Breakers, Djokovic Advances; Nadal v De Minaur Fri

Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:00 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 16th, 2019

Federer, Nadal Post Australian Open Wins, Americans Score Upsets; Djokovic v Tsonga Thurs.

Tournament favorite Novak Djokovic returns Thursday in Melbourne to take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a rematch of their 2008 final.

Posted by Staff @ 8:09 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 15th, 2019

Djokovic Continues Domination; Federer, Nadal Return Wed At Australian Open

Novak Djokovic is a perfect 29-0 as the top seed at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:41 am in Australian Open | 6 Comments »

January 10th, 2019

Australian Open Men’s Draw: Can Anyone Stop A Djokovic v Federer Final?

Sean Randall handicaps the men’s draw at the French Open. Borna Coric in the semifinals?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:07 am in Australian Open | 9 Comments »

January 2nd, 2019

Nadal, Murray, Kyrgios, Svitolina Out Of Brisbane; Dimitrov Advances To Nishikori Showdown

The Brisbane event lost both top seeds, Rafael Nadal and Elina Svitolina, on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 pm in Brisbane | No Comments »

October 31st, 2018

Federer Gets Walkover, Nadal Withdraws In Paris; New No. 1 Djokovic Back Thursday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal didn’t hit a ball on Wednesday in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Paris | 17 Comments »

October 30th, 2018

Djokovic Opens With Win In Paris; Federer, Nadal Wednesday

Novak Djokovic won his 19th straight match in Paris on Tuesday. If Rafael Nadal loses on Wednesday, Djokovic returns to No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in Paris | 19 Comments »

October 28th, 2018

Ridiculous 1st Rd Tests for Nadal, Federer, Seeds at ATP Paris Masters

Did You Know? Only Novak Djokovic has been able to successfully defend the long-standing Paris Masters title, winning three years in a row (2015-13). Winning then losing in the following year’s final were six players: Stan Smith (1972-73), Boris Becker (1989-90), Guy Forget (1991-92), Pete Sampras (1997-98), David Nalbandian (2007-08), and David Ferrer (2012-13).

Posted by Staff @ 4:33 pm in Paris, Tennis | 11 Comments »

October 7th, 2018

Federer, Djokovic, Del Potro Lead Shanghai Field; Wawrinka-Coric Monday

The Big 4 have won the last 8 Shanghai Masters titles.

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 pm in Shanghai | 2 Comments »

October 5th, 2018

Gasquet Ousts Anderson In Tokyo; Shapovalov Saves Match Point, Bids For First ATP Final

An all-Canadian semifinal won’t happen in Tokyo.

Posted by Staff @ 6:31 pm in Tokyo | Comments Off on Gasquet Ousts Anderson In Tokyo; Shapovalov Saves Match Point, Bids For First ATP Final

September 29th, 2018

Cilic Leads, but Unseeded Kyrgios, Wawrinka Add Sriracha to Japan Open Field; Preview

A mine field of unseeded floaters as (7) Chung starts against Shapovalov (winner to meet the Wawrinka-Taylor Fritz winner), Simon vs. De Minaur with the winner to meet (3) Tsitsipas, and (8) Gasquet vs. Kyrgios 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 2nd, 2018

Del Potro Dominant, Nadal Wins At US Open; Federer, Djokovic One Win Away

Juan Martin del Potro is back in the US Open quarterfinals for a third straight year.

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in US Open | 124 Comments »

September 1st, 2018

Nadal, Anderson Win US Open Thrillers; Federer v Kyrgios On Super Saturday

Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson had to work hard Friday to stay in the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in US Open | 60 Comments »

August 31st, 2018

Federer, Djokovic Reach US Open Third Round, Kyrgios Controversy; Nadal, Delpo Back

Novak Djokovic won his 9th straight Grand Slam match Thursday at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:38 am in US Open | 122 Comments »