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June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | No Comments »

June 21st, 2017

Novak Djokovic Takes Wildcard Into Eastbourne

In a rare appearance, Novak Djokovic will play an ATP 250 event right before a Grand Slam.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:48 pm in Grass season | 48 Comments »

June 8th, 2017

Murray v Wawrinka, Nadal v Thiem; French Open SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews the men’s semifinals from the French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:55 pm in French Open | 341 Comments »

June 7th, 2017

Novak Djokovic Is In Freefall

Novak Djokovic needs help. Not the Andre Agassi kind of help, either.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:49 pm in French Open | 91 Comments »

June 7th, 2017

Djokovic Mentally Bails at French Open; Nadal, Thiem Book Semifinal

“All and all, I think it was decided in the first set,” Djokovic said after the match. “He deserved to win. He was definitely the better player on court today.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:05 pm in French Open, Tennis | 33 Comments »

June 7th, 2017

Novak Djokovic Suffers Worst Loss At French Open, Considers Taking A Break

Novak Djokovic is reeling.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:22 am in French Open | 29 Comments »

June 5th, 2017

Djokovic v Thiem, Nadal v Carreno Busta; French Open Tuesday Picks And Pans

Sean Randall previews Tuesday’s matches.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:13 pm in French Open | 158 Comments »

June 5th, 2017

Murray Lines Up Nishikori; Nadal, Djokovic Featured Tuesday at French Open

“I think today was probably the best I have played overall,” Murray said afterwards. “It was difficult conditions. It was pretty windy out there. Each match I feel like I played better. I have hit the ball cleaner and started to see the right shots at the right moments. I’ve come a long way the last 10 days or so.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:50 pm in French Open, Tennis | 26 Comments »

June 5th, 2017

Novak Djokovic: Thiem Will Step It Up And Try Something Special Against Me

Dominic Thiem won just one game the last time he met Novak Djokovic. Can he do better Tuesday in Paris?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:44 am in French Open | No Comments »

June 4th, 2017

Djokovic, Thiem Set Meeting; Murray v Khachanov Monday at French Open

“I hope [coach] Andre [Agassi] only saw the second and third sets,” Djokovic joked in his post-match interview.

Posted by Staff @ 8:23 pm in French Open, Tennis | 22 Comments »

June 3rd, 2017

Murray Looks Strong Again; Loaded Sunday Schedule With Nadal, Djokovic at French Open

Rain postponed the completed of the men’s fourth round.

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 pm in French Open | 47 Comments »

June 2nd, 2017

Nadal and Raonic Cruise, Djokovic Bends But Doesn’t Break at French Open

“Today was one of the best matches I have ever played, without a doubt,” said Nadal, who will next meet No. 17-seeded countryman Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 5:33 pm in French Open, Tennis | 32 Comments »

June 2nd, 2017

Is Andre Agassi Coaching Novak Djokovic For Free?

Andre Agassi finally speaks on coaching Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:37 pm in French Open, Videos | 24 Comments »

June 2nd, 2017

Novak Djokovic Gets Testy With Carlos Ramos Over Warning [Video]

Even with Andre Agassi, Novak Djokovic is still on edge.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:23 pm in French Open, Videos | 5 Comments »

June 1st, 2017

Murray Muddles Through; Nadal, Djokovic On Tap Friday at French Open

“It will be very tough,” Murray said. “Juan Martin plays better than his ranking. He’s come back from his injuries and he’s had a lot of tough matches this year, playing lots of Top 10 players early in the tournaments. I am sure we will get a good atmosphere.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:57 pm in French Open, Tennis | 89 Comments »