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August 26th, 2016

US Open Draw Preview: Can Anyone Stop A Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Final?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open draw. Will we see another Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in US Open | 41 Comments »

August 7th, 2016

Kyrgios Ends Isner’s 3-Year ATP Atlanta Run in Final

As early as the second set Isner looked compromised by the sun and the high temperatures, appearing sluggish until cloud cover rolled in.

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 31st, 2016

Preview: Isner Skips Olympics, Headlines ATP BB&T Atlanta Open

Among the interesting opening-round matches are (8) Fritz against fellow American and wildcard Austin Smith, (7) Young vs. Rajeev “Rampras” Ram, and (2) Kyrgios after a bye starting against the winner of American wildcard Jared Donaldson and giant-serving Aussie Sam Groth.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:42 am in Atlanta, Tennis | No Comments »

July 26th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios: Canadians Support Their Athletes Better Than Australians Do

Nick Kyrgios once again had some interesting words after his lackluster loss to 17-year-old Denis Shapovalov last night in Toronto.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:25 am in Canadian Open | 3 Comments »

July 26th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Double Faults Out Of Canadian Open To Teen Denis Shapovalov; Stan Wawrinka Tuesday

Just 17, Canadian Denis Shapovalov announced himself as one of the future stars of the game ousting Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Canadian Open | No Comments »

July 23rd, 2016

Toronto Preview: Lone Big 4 Entrant Novak Djokovic Returns As Heavy Favorite

Novak Djokovic is the only Top 4 player in Toronto, is he over whatever was bothering him in London?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:00 pm in Canadian Open | 107 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 28th, 2016

Murray Beats Another Brit, Wawrinka Lines Up Del Potro, Federer vs. Cinderella Willis 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 | 94 Comments »

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 »