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June 28th, 2016

Murray Beats Another Brit, Wawrinka Lines Up Del Potro, Federer vs. Cinderella Wed. at Wimbledon

“My job is to learn from the French Open and one of the things I could have done better there is start the tournament quicker,” said Murray, wrapping his match right before the rains came.

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

June 25th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Confident Ahead Of Wimbledon

Australian Nick Kyrgios is thinking big things for Wimbledon.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:34 pm in Wimbledon | 11 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 »

May 22nd, 2016

Seeds Krygios, Paire Advance on Rainy French Open-ing Day; Wawrinka, Murray Monday

“A code violation for saying ‘towel’ loud?” Kyrgios told the chair umpire. “Now I’ve seen it all. That’s bullshit…are you kidding?”

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in French Open | 27 Comments »

May 22nd, 2016

Nishikori, Raonic, Kyrgios And Kvitova Headline Opening Day At The French Open

The French Open begins on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 5:45 am in French Open | 2 Comments »

May 20th, 2016

French Open Men’s Draw: Are Novak Djokovic And Andy Murray Heading Toward The Final?

Sean Randall previews the French Open. Did he really pick Andy Murray to win it?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:04 am in French Open | 94 Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal Friday at Rome; Federer Falls, Berdych Double Bageled

“After the first set I had to change,” Djokovic said. “First set was a complete Bellucci storm, and I was blown away from the court. Fortunately the matches are played in best of three, so I had another opportunity to come back and to restart, which I did.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:44 am in Madrid | 240 Comments »

May 11th, 2016

Roger Federer ‘Expected to Lose’ but Wins in ATP Rome Debut; Thurs Blockbuster Big 4 Line-up

“I was expecting to lose in straight sets today. That was the mind-set going in, so to win in straights is actually a really big surprise to me. I played cautious, and I only decided after the warm-up that I was actually going to play. So for me it was a big match on many levels.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:45 pm in Rome | 198 Comments »

May 10th, 2016

Roger Federer v Alexander Zverev Wed In Rome; Djokovic, Murray, Nadal Also In Action

A blockbuster Wednesday is headlined by the Big 4!

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Rome | 81 Comments »

May 10th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios: I Don’t Think It’s An Exaggeration, I Can Be A Top 3 Player!

Nick Kyrgios believes he can be the next No. 1.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:41 pm in Rome | 5 Comments »

May 10th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Defends Bernard Tomic’s Matchpoint Tank

Nick Kyrgios says ease up on Bernard Tomic. Clay is not his best surface!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:26 pm in Clay Season | No Comments »

May 9th, 2016

Zverev Downs Dimitrov, Thiem Advances, Tsonga Withdraws; Wawrinka, Nishikori Tuesday In Rome

The young guns were strong on Monday in Rome. But Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to withdraw.

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 pm in Rome | 48 Comments »

May 6th, 2016

Hot Dog Nick Kyrgios Hit This Incredible Tweener To Win A Point Against Kei Nishikori In Madird [Video]

Nick Kyrgios dazzled in a losing effort today in Madrid.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:19 pm in Best Shots, Videos | 1 Comment »

May 5th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Overcomes Slow Start In Madrid; Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic Dominate

Three former champions reached the quarterfinals at the Madrid Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:09 pm in Madrid | 157 Comments »