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July 9th, 2017

Led By Federer, Nadal And Djokovic, Big 4 Dominate Week One At Wimbledon

Sean Randall recaps week one at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:41 pm in Wimbledon | Comments Off

July 8th, 2017

Favorites Federer, Amped Djokovic Advance Into Round of 16 at Wimbledon

“Every time I play against him he’s stronger than the time before,” the Swiss said of his almost mirror-image rival Dimitrov. “I’m ready for a tough one but sure again, another exciting match because he’s a great shotmaker.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

July 7th, 2017

Rafa Wins, But In for Wet Monday?; Djokovic, Federer on Saturday at Wimbledon

Rain is in the forecast for Sunday, and Monday when Rafa plays next.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:21 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 44 Comments »

July 6th, 2017

Federer Conquers Nerves; Murray, Nadal Up Friday at Wimbledon

“I struggled early on,” Federer said. “I couldn’t get rid of the nerves.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

July 4th, 2017

Retirements to Djokovic, Federer Have Wimbledon Up in Arms

“There’s got to be a rule for guys who come out clearly not giving or able to give 100 percent,” said BBC commentator John McEnroe on the two straight retirements stunning fans on center court. “It’s no good for anyone.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 67 Comments »

July 3rd, 2017

Novak Djokovic Confirms He’s Added Mario Ancic To His Wimbledon Coaching Team

Novak Djokovic will have Andre Agassi and Mario Ancic in his coaching box tomorrow against Martin Klizan.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:36 pm in Coaching, Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

July 1st, 2017

Djokovic Handles Monfils for 2nd 2017 Title at ATP Eastbourne

At this point last year the Serb had won six titles, including the first two slams of the year and three Masters 1000 events. Djokovic is now 68-30 in career finals, and Monfils 6-20 after his first final of the year.

Posted by Staff @ 2:16 pm in Tennis | 16 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Djokovic, Monfils To Meet For Eastbourne Title

Novak Djokovic seeks his second title of the season.

Posted by Staff @ 6:06 pm in Grass season | 24 Comments »

June 30th, 2017

Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Murray-Nadal, Federer-Djokovic SFs Slated

Sean Randall previews the Wimbledon men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:57 am in Wimbledon | 77 Comments »

June 27th, 2017

Novak Djokovic: I’m Just Trying To Embrace Whatever Life Throws My Way

Novak Djokovic is very chilled.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:44 pm in Grass season | 9 Comments »

June 27th, 2017

Novak Djokovic Confirms Andre Agassi Will Be Coaching Him At Wimbledon

We’ll have more Andre Agassi at Wimbledon.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:36 pm in Grass season | 7 Comments »

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 | Comments Off

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 »