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February 27th, 2013

Federer, Djokovic On Court Wednesday In Dubai; Nadal Makes Quick Work Of Qualifier In Mexico

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.

Posted by Staff @ 12:09 am in Dubai, Latin Swing | 24 Comments »

January 21st, 2013

Can Djokovic Recover To Beat Berdych? Australian Open Quarterfinal Picks And Pans

Who’ll come out ahead on the first day of the men’s quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:52 pm in Australian Open | 111 Comments »

January 20th, 2013

Nicolas Alamgro Has Lost All 12 Matches With David Ferrer, But He Will Fight On Tuesday

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.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:45 am in Australian Open | 3 Comments »

November 18th, 2012

Stepanek the Hero in 3-2 Czech Davis Cup Win Over Spain

“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.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 44 Comments »

November 17th, 2012

Berdych Stays Perfect Leading Czechs To 2-1 Lead, Now Just Needs To Beat Rested Ferrer For Davis Cup Title Sunday

After the Czech doubles win today, Tomas Berdych has the Davis Cup final on his racket Sunday in reverse singles.

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Davis Cup | 60 Comments »

November 15th, 2012

Berdych Calls Almagro The Weakest Link As Czechs Host Spain This Weekend In Davis Cup Finale

Spain travels to Prague this weekend to take on the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 am in Davis Cup | 65 Comments »

September 28th, 2012

Novak Djokovic: I Want To Finish No. 1 [Video]

Novak Djokovic has set his sights on finishing 2012 as the No. 1 player in the world.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:50 pm in Videos, Year-End No. 1 | 37 Comments »

September 13th, 2012

Nadal-Less Spain Host U.S. In Davis Cup SFs; Czechs Travel To Argentina

In the Davis Cup semifinalist this weekend USA visits Spain and the Czechs travel to Argentina.

Posted by Staff @ 10:48 pm in Davis Cup | 61 Comments »

July 15th, 2012

Tennis Previews: Isner, Fish, Roddick Headline ATP Atlanta

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.

Posted by Staff @ 3:14 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

June 28th, 2012

Nadal Czeched Out By Rosol In Wimbledon Shocker, Pressure Shifts To Murray; Federer, Djokovic Friday

Rafael Nadal was handed one of his most stunning losses of his career Thursday at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:25 pm in Wimbledon | 520 Comments »

June 6th, 2012

Nadal, Murray Try To Complete Fab Four’s Return To The French Open SFs; QF Picks And Pans

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray look return the Big Four to the French Open semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:09 am in French Open | 148 Comments »

June 4th, 2012

Roland Garros Meltdown Alerts: Li Exits, Nadal Embarrasses Monaco

Tremendous headcase and defending French Open champion Li Na exited Roland Garros on Monday in her own inimitable fashion — losing 6-0 to a qualifier.

Posted by Staff @ 8:40 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

April 25th, 2012

Nadal Cruises To 30th Straight Barcelona Win, Almagro Meets Raonic Thursday; Retirements Hit WTA Stuttgart

Rafael Nadal breezed to his 30th straight win in Barcelona.

Posted by Staff @ 10:01 pm in Barcelona | 38 Comments »

April 22nd, 2012

Serbia, Czechs Gain Fed Cup Final; Women’s Top 8 in Stuttgart; Previews

Over the weekend the defending champion Czech Republic moved into the final behind current Wimbledon holder Petra Kvitova, and in the final they will meet the hungry Serbian squad, powered by former No. 1s Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, with the Serbs in their first-ever final.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 5th, 2012

Davis Cup QF Preview: Can Isner Fray The French Nerves? Will Spain, Serbia Prevail Without Nadal, Djokovic?

A preview of this weekend’s Davis Cup matchups.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:43 pm in Davis Cup | 29 Comments »