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July 6th, 2016

Andy Murray, Roger Federer Make ‘Big 2 and Friends’ in Wimbledon Semifinals

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is out. Rafael Nadal is sidelined. But two of the former fabled “Big Four,” and two perennial Top 10ers looking to step it up, moved into the Wimbledon semifinals on Wednesday.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:15 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 11 Comments »

July 5th, 2016

Roger Federer, Andy Murray On Wimbledon Collision Course? QF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:42 pm in Wimbledon | 457 Comments »

July 3rd, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Wins, Says He’s Ready for Andy Murray Monday at Wimbledon; Roger Federer Returns

“My attitude was great today — very, very happy with the way I played,” said Kyrgios, who will next play Murray in the round of 16. “I definitely have the tools to (beat Murray) but he is probably the favorite now Djokovic is out.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:10 pm in Wimbledon | 126 Comments »

June 30th, 2016

Murray Wins, Thiem Ousted By Vesely On Catch-Up Day at Wimbledon; Federer, Djokovic Friday

Andy Murray led the charge as players caught up with a full day of play without rain on Thursday at Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 11:42 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 190 Comments »

June 30th, 2016

Have Milos Raonic And John McEnroe Already Split?

Tim Henman says that Milos Raonic and John McEnroe have split.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:14 pm in Coaching, Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

June 20th, 2016

Andy Murray Sets Record With 5th Queen’s Title; Florian Mayer Denies Alexander Zverev In Halle

“It’s a tournament that obviously means a lot to me,” said Murray, who also won the title in 2015, ’13, ’11 and ’09. “It’s been my most successful tournament.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:56 am in Halle, Queens | 171 Comments »

June 18th, 2016

Andy Murray v Milos Raonic In The Queen’s Lendl-McEnroe Bowl, Who’s The Pick?

Ivan Lendl v John McEnroe battle for the first time as coaches! Sean Randall picks the winner.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:29 pm in Queens | 77 Comments »

June 17th, 2016

Andy Murray Needs 3 In Queen’s, Meets Marin Cilic In SFs; Milos Raonic Stays Perfect Under McEnroe

We are now one match from a Ivan Lendl-John McEnroe coaching showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 7:00 pm in Queens | 26 Comments »

June 16th, 2016

Andy Murray, Milos Raonic Move Into Queen’s QFs; John Isner Blows 10 MPs In Loss

Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe could be headed to a coaching clash this weekend in London.

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 pm in Queens | 2 Comments »

June 15th, 2016

Milos Raonic Finishes Off Nick Kyrgios In Queen’s; John Isner Serves Notice Smacking 25 Aces In Win

Andy Murray returns to the court Thursday to face countryman Aljaz Bedene.

Posted by Staff @ 7:04 pm in Queens | 2 Comments »

June 14th, 2016

Andy Murray Advances In Rainy London; Kyrgios-Raonic, Isner-Del Potro To Finish Wednesday

Andy Murray made a successful return with Ivan Lendl, but the Scot was down a break in both sets.

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in London | 19 Comments »

June 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Lead Grass Events Next Week at Halle, Queen’s

Notes: Six of the eight seeds have challenging starts with (1) Murray vs. Mahut, (5) Cilic vs. F-Lo, (6) Bautista Agut vs. Querrey, (3) Raonic vs. Kyrgios, (7) Isner vs. Del Potro, and (2) Wawrinka vs. Hot Sauce…The all-Brit wildcard allocation went to Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans and James Ward…

Posted by Staff @ 6:21 pm in Halle, Queens, Tennis | 172 Comments »

May 30th, 2016

Milos Raonic: There’s A Lot I Want To Achieve, That’s Why I Hired John McEnroe

What does Milos Raonic think about John McEnroe?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:31 pm in Coaching, French Open | 12 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

John McEnroe Announces He’ll Help Coach Milos Raonic At Wimbledon

Let’s wait and hear what Milos Raonic says about this.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:20 pm in French Open | 12 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Andy Murray Has Short Day, Lines Up John Isner Next at French Open; Djokovic, Tsonga Saturday

“Everything that I did today was pretty high-level,” said Wawrinka, who will next face No. 22 Viktor Troicki, who on Friday beat No. 16 Gilles Simon in straight sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:00 pm in French Open, Tennis | 118 Comments »