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February 18th, 2017

Raonic Top Seed at Delray Beach; French Flair at Marseille; ATP Previews

First-round matches to look for are (4) Querrey vs. Sela who he is 2-2 against career, (7) Del Potro vs. Anderson in a meeting of former Delray champions, (4) Johnson vs. crafty fellow American (WC) Kozlov, and (1) Karlovic vs. Young in a rematch of the 2015 Delray final (winner to possibly meet Fritz)…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 am in Tennis | No Comments »

January 25th, 2017

Nadal Steamrolls Raonic to Set Up Dimitrov Semi at Australian Open

“He beat me two weeks ago in Brisbane, so I decided to go more inside the court on the return,” Nadal said. “I knew there were going to be tough moments in the match, he has one of the top two serves on the tour and he’s able to play so aggressive on the return.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:28 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 50 Comments »

January 23rd, 2017

Nadal Toughs Out Win; Lower Seeds Advance at Australian Open

“[Raonic] beat me a couple weeks ago,” Nadal said. “He’s a player with an amazing serve.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 51 Comments »

January 21st, 2017

Nadal Stares Down Teen Zverev in 5 Sets; Gasquet-Dimitrov Late at Aussie Open

Any questions regarding Nadal’s fitness were answered Saturday, while the teenager ended up cramping in the fifth set.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

January 19th, 2017

Djokovic Stunned; Raonic Sick; Sick Friday Line-Up at Aussie Open

“There was intensity, of course,” Djokovic said. “We played four-and-a-half hours.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open | 72 Comments »

January 18th, 2017

Kyrgios Melts Down, Evans Talks Shirts Wednesday at Aussie Open

“Obviously it’s not the greatest thing to hear,” Kyrgios said of the jeers. “I didn’t have the best preparation coming into the Australian Open. Pretty banged up, my body. I don’t even know what the score was in the end. Was it 10-8? 10-8 in the fifth, getting booed off, definitely not the best feeling.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:07 am in Australian Open | 90 Comments »

January 17th, 2017

Nadal Says Body is Good; Murray, Federer On Deck Wednesday at Aussie Open

“The body is good,” Nadal said of his wrist, knees, hair, etc. “And that’s the key. If the body is not good, everything is more difficult. After Roland Garros everything was more difficult, but that’s in the past.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:02 am in Australian Open | 82 Comments »

January 14th, 2017

Moving Forward, That’s Why Milos Raonic Hired Richard Krajicek

Milos Raonic has a plan to beat Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:09 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 12th, 2017

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic Opens With Verdasco, Federer Lands With Murray

Sean Randall previews the Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:03 pm in Australian Open | 104 Comments »

January 8th, 2017

Dimitrov Beats Nishikori to Break 2-1/2 Year Title Drought

Dimitrov improved to 5-5 in career finals. Nishikori fell to 11-10, starting a losing streak of his own now in finals, falling in his last five since winning in Memphis last year.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:38 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2017

Dimitrov Downs Raonic, Will Face Nishikori For Brisbane Title

Grigor Dimitrov takes on Kei Nishikori in the final of Brisbane.

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in Brisbane | 9 Comments »

January 6th, 2017

My 2017 Top 10: Is It Novak Djokovic Or Andy Murray, And Can They Hold Off The Next Wave?

Who’ll finish No. 1 in 2017? Sean Randall breaks it down.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:54 pm in 2017 Season | 6 Comments »

January 6th, 2017

Raonic Beats Nadal To Reach Brisbane SFs; Nishikori v Wawrinka Saturday

Milos Raonic beat Rafael Nadal for just the second time in his career.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in Brisbane | 1 Comment »

January 5th, 2017

Nadal To Face Raonic In Friday Brisbane QF Moya Bowl; Thiem v Dimitrov Undercard

Five Top 10 players reached the quarterfinals in Brisbane!

Posted by Staff @ 6:22 pm in Brisbane | 69 Comments »

December 31st, 2016

Nadal, No. 1 Kerber Among Headliners Next Week at Brisbane International Tennis; Previews

Five Top 10ers in the impressive field…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Opening-round testers for (1) Raonic vs. Querrey, (5) Nadal vs. The Dog, (7) Dimitrov vs. Johnson, (8) Ferrer vs. Tomic, and (6) Pouille vs. Simon…

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »