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July 3rd, 2017

Wawrinka Exits in Shocker; Federer, Djokovic Up Tues. at Wimbledon

“It’s like you have a fear, you’re tight, but you want to show your best. You want to [beat] Stan Wawrinka on Centre Court so that people can know more about you. It was just something special. I don’t know how to explain it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:58 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 28 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 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 »

May 31st, 2017

Zverev Gets Schooled; Nadal On Wed. at French Open

“It’s my 14th year,” a jubilant Verdasco told the crowd afterwards. “It’s a pleasure for me to be playing here still. I’ve been practicing very hard, and a little bit of that work came through.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:41 am in French Open | 28 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 | No 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 10th, 2017

Wawrinka Among Upsets, Escapes Wed. at ATP Madrid; Insane Thurs. With Nadal-Kyrgios

“I think that even though I played really badly, my attitude has been very positive,” said Nadal, who benefited from Fognini missing some sitters and easy volleys on big points throughout the match. “My attitude and the will to win today’s match was there.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:54 pm in Madrid | 40 Comments »

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 9th, 2017

Kyrgios Klubs U.S.; Davis Cup Quarterfinal Capsules

“I love to play at home, I love the atmosphere when I’m playing in front of my crowd,” said Goffin, who has won 12 of his last 13 Davis Cup singles matches. In the semifinals Belgium will host Australia.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 6th, 2017

Djokovic, Kyrgios Headline Davis Cup QF This Weekend; Previews

Spain should instead send over their Junior Davis Cup team, the result would probably be the same.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:46 am in Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

April 5th, 2017

11 Things I Think I Thought About Roger Federer And The First Quarter Of 2017

Sean Randall recaps the first three months of 2017.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:27 pm in 2017 Season | 43 Comments »

April 1st, 2017

Watch Nick Kyrgios Calmly Hit A Tweener Half-Volley Winner Against Roger Federer [Video]

A tweener half-volley winner from Nick Kyrgios? Sure why not!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:01 pm in Best Shots, Miami, Videos | 1 Comment »

March 31st, 2017

Federer Holds Off Combustible Kyrgios in Miami Open Semis, to Face Nadal

Federer in the final will meet former No. 1 Rafael Nadal, who in the earlier semifinal navigated a tricky meeting against Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 pm in Miami | 31 Comments »

March 29th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Power Into Miami QFs, Zverev Upsets Wawrinka

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are now the favorites to meet in the Sunday final, but will they make it?

Posted by Staff @ 12:50 am in Miami | 49 Comments »