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February 18th, 2017

Raonic Top Seed at Delray Beach; French Flair at Marseille; ATP Previews

First-round matches to look for are (4) Querrey vs. Sela who he is 2-2 against career, (7) Del Potro vs. Anderson in a meeting of former Delray champions, (4) Johnson vs. crafty fellow American (WC) Kozlov, and (1) Karlovic vs. Young in a rematch of the 2015 Delray final (winner to possibly meet Fritz)…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 10th, 2017

Nick Kyrgios Pulled From Rotterdam To Play The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Except He Didn’t Get Picked

Nick Kyrgios made time to play in the NBA celebrity All-Star game except the game didn’t want him.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:54 am in 2017 Season | 7 Comments »

February 2nd, 2017

Davis Cup First Round Preview: Djokovic, Kyrgios, Zverev, Gasquet Headline

Davis Cup first round gets underway this weekend with just five Top 20 players in the World Group.

Posted by Staff @ 7:37 pm in Davis Cup | 26 Comments »

January 18th, 2017

Kyrgios Melts Down, Evans Talks Shirts Wednesday at Aussie Open

“Obviously it’s not the greatest thing to hear,” Kyrgios said of the jeers. “I didn’t have the best preparation coming into the Australian Open. Pretty banged up, my body. I don’t even know what the score was in the end. Was it 10-8? 10-8 in the fifth, getting booed off, definitely not the best feeling.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:07 am in Australian Open | 90 Comments »

January 15th, 2017

Roger Federer’s Return Headlines Day 1 At The Australian Open; No. 1s Murray, Kerber On Court

It’s opening day of the 2017 Australian Open!

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Australian Open | 25 Comments »

January 6th, 2017

My 2017 Top 10: Is It Novak Djokovic Or Andy Murray, And Can They Hold Off The Next Wave?

Who’ll finish No. 1 in 2017? Sean Randall breaks it down.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:54 pm in 2017 Season | 6 Comments »

December 30th, 2016

Tennis-X 2016 Awards: Tennis’ Best Dopers, Tankers, Nutballs All Lauded

Who were the best and brightest from 2016?

Posted by Staff @ 4:07 pm in 2016 Season | 21 Comments »

December 12th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios: The Ban Has Put Me In Good Shape For 2017

Nick Kyrgios admits he’s seen a shrink and he’s looking at Mark Philippoussis as a potential coach.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:11 pm in 2017 Season | 9 Comments »

October 18th, 2016

8-Week Ban? Nick Kyrgios Got Off Easy

ATP’s latest effort to change Nick Kyrgios likely to fall flat.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:42 pm in 2016 Season | 16 Comments »

October 17th, 2016

Sorry Nick Kyrgios Responds To 8-Week ATP Suspension, Says He Will Improve His Behavior

A remorseful Nick Kyrgios has agreed to counseling for his bad behavior.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:51 am in ATP, Shanghai | 27 Comments »

October 17th, 2016

The ATP is Sending Nick Kyrgios to a Psychologist

However, the ATP says, “the suspension will be reduced to three tournament weeks upon agreement that the player enters a plan of care under the direction of a Sports Psychologist, or an equivalent plan approved by ATP, meaning Kyrgios could regain eligibility to compete on the ATP World Tour or Challenger Tour from Monday 7 November, 2016.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:13 am in Tennis | 29 Comments »

October 13th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Fined $16.5K By ATP For Tanking In Shanghai

The ATP slapped Nick Kyrgios with a $16,500 dollar fine for tanking in Shanghai.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:20 pm in Shanghai | 7 Comments »

October 12th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Tanks Away Match In Shanghai, Gets Booed Off Court [Video]

Nick Kyrgios had another meltdown Wednesday in Shanghai.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:34 pm in Shanghai, Videos | 20 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Iron Man Kyrgios Grinds Down Goffin for ATP Tokyo Title

“It was tough, we had a lot of long rallies,” said the 21 year old, who saved 11 of the 12 break points against him. “I thought the way I returned today got me a lot of opportunities. It was a high-quality match, but I got lucky at times as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 pm in Tennis | Comments Off