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February 17th, 2012

Federer Tries To Join Del Potro, Berdych In Rotterdam SFs; Roddick Tests Ankle In San Jose

Roger Federer returns in Rotterdam where rivals Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro have already reached the semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:35 am in San Jose | 50 Comments »

February 15th, 2012

Want To Buy Nicolas Almagro’s House? Now You Can [Video]

Nicolas Almagro’s house is up for sale. Rafael Nadal gets a new one.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:19 am in Videos | 2 Comments »

January 22nd, 2012

Sissy Tomas Berdych Won’t Shake Nicolas Almagro’s Hand After Getting Tatooed By A Little Tennis Ball [Video]

Tomas Berdych didn’t shake Nicolas Almagro’s hand after the Spaniard pegged him at the net.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:28 am in Australian Open, Videos | 34 Comments »

July 15th, 2011

Soderling, Berdych Clash in Bastad; Kleybanova Diagnosed with Cancer

Robin Soderling and Tomas Berdych will clash in the Bastad semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:39 pm in 2011 Season | 38 Comments »

April 23rd, 2011

Nadal Wins 500th Career Match, Meets Ferrer for Barcelona Title Sunday

Rafael Nadals is out for a sixth Barcelona title Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:13 pm in Barcelona | 50 Comments »

April 11th, 2011

Federer Begins Clay Season Against Kohlschreiber in Monte Carlo; Raonic v. Gulbis Undercard

Roger Federer begins his clay campaign against the tricky Phil Kohlschreiber.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:53 pm in Tennis | 40 Comments »

February 27th, 2011

WTA Previews; Del Potro, Ferrer, Dulko Win Titles

Notes: Troubled former No. 1 Dinara Safina floats seedlessly in the draw, starting against China’s Xinyun Han, then a possible meeting with (5) Safarova; (8) Jovanovski a tough start against Tanasugarn, and (1) Schiavone vs. Dokic; last year Kleybanova beat the now-retired Elena Dementieva to win her first WTA title in Kuala Lumpur.

Posted by Staff @ 7:44 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

February 26th, 2011

Can Federer Stop a Djokovic Dubai Three-Peat on Huge Saturday of Tennis?

Federer v. Djokovic in Dubai headline a great day of tennis.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:49 am in Dubai | 123 Comments »

February 24th, 2011

Federer, Djokovic Near Rematch in Dubai; Del Potro Getting Scary

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic appear to be on another collision course.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:02 pm in Dubai | 148 Comments »

February 13th, 2011

Soderling Repeats in Rotterdam; Verdasco Bids to do Same in San Jose

Fernando Verdasco will try to match Robin Soderling’s effort and win his second straight San Jose title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:32 pm in San Jose | 65 Comments »

October 23rd, 2010

Muster Playing ATP Vienna; WTA Champs This Week: Previews

Former No. 1 Tommy Muster returns at 43 years old!; interesting opening-round matches include (1) Melzer after a bye potentially facing (WC) Blake, and (5) Gulbis vs. Muster…

Posted by Staff @ 6:48 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 1st, 2010

Querrey, Ferrero, Almagro, Azarenka, Pavlyuchenkova Capture Titles

No. 2 seed Sam Querrey won his fourth title of the year in LA Sunday, beating Andy Murray for the first time in five meetings 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-3 for the Farmers Classic title. Querrey successfully defended his title from 2010, improving to 4-1 in finals this year.

Posted by Staff @ 10:37 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

July 18th, 2010

Almagro, Montanes, Kanepi, Szavay Win Titles: Weekend Wrap

“I was very tired, mainly in the second set but also in the third. I was also nervous,” Szavay said. “But I fought with myself and broke it. It’s very nice to have a second title in a row. I’ve been working very hard and this is the reward.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:01 pm in Tennis | 30 Comments »

July 17th, 2010

Roddick, Davydenko Headline Atlanta, Hamburg this Week on ATP

Notes: Pro tennis returns to Atlanta; wildcards went to (1) Roddick, Brit James Ward and American tragedy Donald Young; openers of interest include Blake vs. Dent, (5) Tipsarevic vs. Kevin “Mr.” Anderson, and (8) Becker vs. Iron Mike; seeds Malisse and Becker get left off the ATP tournament web page’s featured players, ouch; Friday, Saturday and Sunday coverage live on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

June 2nd, 2010

Melzer Stuns Djokovic in Five; Nadal Edges Almagro at French Open

Jurgen Melzer will player Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:36 pm in French Open | 115 Comments »