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July 9th, 2017

Led By Federer, Nadal And Djokovic, Big 4 Dominate Week One At Wimbledon

Sean Randall recaps week one at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:41 pm in Wimbledon | Comments Off

July 8th, 2017

Favorites Federer, Amped Djokovic Advance Into Round of 16 at Wimbledon

“Every time I play against him he’s stronger than the time before,” the Swiss said of his almost mirror-image rival Dimitrov. “I’m ready for a tough one but sure again, another exciting match because he’s a great shotmaker.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

July 6th, 2017

Federer Conquers Nerves; Murray, Nadal Up Friday at Wimbledon

“I struggled early on,” Federer said. “I couldn’t get rid of the nerves.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Murray-Nadal, Federer-Djokovic SFs Slated

Sean Randall previews the Wimbledon men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:57 am in Wimbledon | 77 Comments »

June 20th, 2017

Murray Stunned By Thompson In Queen’s; Wawrinka, Raonic Also Out

Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic are all out of Queen’s!

Posted by Staff @ 4:20 pm in Queens | 37 Comments »

June 17th, 2017

Early Test for Murray, Others in Loaded Field at Aegon/Queen’s Club; ATP Preview

Former champs in the field are Murray (2016-15,’13,’11,’09), Dimitrov (2014), Cilic (2012), and Querrey (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Grass season, Tennis | 89 Comments »

June 2nd, 2017

Nadal and Raonic Cruise, Djokovic Bends But Doesn’t Break at French Open

“Today was one of the best matches I have ever played, without a doubt,” said Nadal, who will next meet No. 17-seeded countryman Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 5:33 pm in French Open, Tennis | 32 Comments »

May 26th, 2017

French Open Men’s Preview: Nadal, Djokovic End Up On Same Side Of Draw

Sean Randall previews the French Open men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:56 am in French Open | 29 Comments »

May 22nd, 2017

Wawrinka, Raonic Among Lots of Big Names at ATP Geneva, Lyon Before French; Previews

Geneva boasts two of the Top 10 after last-minute wildcards…Potential tough starts for (1) Wawrinka vs. Sousa who always plays him close, and (7) Lorenzi vs. Anderson…

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Tennis | Comments Off

May 18th, 2017

Nadal v Thiem, Djokovic v Del Potro On Big Friday In Rome

Sean Randall previews a fabulous Friday in Rome.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:44 pm in Rome | 84 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

May 7th, 2017

Cilic Wins Big Man Battle at Istanbul; Carreno Busta’s Out an ATP Title at Estoril

“I’m on a good track and feeling very well,” said Cilic, who did not drop a set all week. “In these last three or four weeks on clay, it’s never easy, but I’m trying to get better with every match.

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

May 6th, 2017

All Hands On Deck as Murray, Djokovic Headline ATP Madrid; Preview

Kyrgios starts against Marcos Baghdatis, then meets the winner of Ryan Harrison and Bernard Tomic, then would face Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 3:12 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

April 29th, 2017

Del Potro, Raonic Feature at 3 ATP Events Next Week; Previews

Two Top 10ers make Istanbul the top event this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Matches to watch for in the 1st rd. include (5) Troicki vs. the big-match Baghdatis, and (8) Darcis vs. Sela to see who can hit their way out of that paper bag…

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

March 27th, 2017

Milos Raonic: Wimbledon Was The Last Time I Felt Physically Good

Milos Raonic won’t return to tennis until he’s 100%.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:57 pm in 2017 Season | 5 Comments »