September 29th, 2013
Notes: Andy Murray pulled from the event (back surgery)…Some opening-round testers with (1) Del Potro vs. Baghdatis, (4) Nishikori vs. Tuna Melzer, and (2) Tsonga vs. Gael Force in an all-French affair…Simon and Almagro have losing career records at the event, while Anderson makes his debut…Wildcards went to Del Potro and Japan’s Tatsuma Ito, Go Soeda, and Yuichi Sugita…Nishikori beat Raonic in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Nishikori (2012) and Tsonga (2009).
September 22nd, 2013
Tough openers for (4) Simon after a bye vs. the winner of Karlovic-Tomic, and (7) Nieminen vs. the Dutch riser Sijsling…Wildcards went to three dudes whose names you can’t pronounce…Pulling from the event were Ivan Dodig, Andy Murray (back surgery), and Tommy Robredo…Gasquet beat Simon in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Gasquet (2012) and Simon (2009).
July 19th, 2013
Roger Federer is winning with his new racquet, but it isn’t pretty.
May 1st, 2013
It’s been a strange first four months of the ATP season. But that’s a good thing, right?
April 27th, 2013
Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova both bid for title defenses tomorrow.
February 28th, 2013
The Top 4 seeds including former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are in the semifinals Friday in Dubai.
February 27th, 2013
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are featured in a nighttime twin-bill Wednesday in Dubai while Rafael Nadal scores a win in Mexico as his comeback continues.
January 21st, 2013
Who’ll come out ahead on the first day of the men’s quarterfinals at the Australian Open.
January 20th, 2013
Nicolas Almagro is just three sets from a Grand Slam semifinal on hardcourts, but to get there he’ll have to beat his countryman for the first time in 13 tries.
November 18th, 2012
“I was playing very aggressive today; I wanted be the one who is active, who is controlling the game,” Stepanek said. “It paid off, even though I lost the third set. I had no doubt I was on the way.”
November 17th, 2012
After the Czech doubles win today, Tomas Berdych has the Davis Cup final on his racket Sunday in reverse singles.
November 15th, 2012
Spain travels to Prague this weekend to take on the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final.
September 28th, 2012
Novak Djokovic has set his sights on finishing 2012 as the No. 1 player in the world.
September 13th, 2012
In the Davis Cup semifinalist this weekend USA visits Spain and the Czechs travel to Argentina.
July 15th, 2012
Notes: Top 4 seeds receive first round byes, but plenty of good opening round matches including (1) Isner vs. Ram/qualifier winner (Ram coming off Newport SF), (7) Bogomolov vs. (WC) Jack Sock, (8) Soeda vs. X-Man, and (6) Harrison vs. Blake in a U.S. new vs. old match-up; additional wildcards went to Steve Johnson and Brian Baker; Mardy Fish (2011-10) has won the event both years since its re-inception in Atlanta, last year beating Isner and saving match points in brutal temperatures.