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January 23rd, 2016

Murray v Tomic Next on Aussie Radar; Djokovic, Federer Up Sunday; X-Notes

Isner is 1-6 career against Ferrer. The winner of the match-up will meet the Murray-Tomic victor in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 66 Comments »

January 22nd, 2016

Why Does Novak Djokovic Eat Dates On Court?

Novak Djokovic eats dates on court.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:10 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 22nd, 2016

Djokovic, Federer Cruise; Berdych Stops Kyrgios Show at Australian Open

Berdych remained calm and composed while Kyrgios, who raced to a 6-1 third-set win, was seemingly rattled by every potential distraction, including at one point music that could be heard from another court.

Posted by Staff @ 8:26 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 71 Comments »

January 21st, 2016

Federer v Dimitrov, Kyrgios-Berdych Highlight Friday At Australian Open; Unloved(?) Djokovic Sent To MCA

What a blockbuster line-up Friday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:33 am in Australian Open | 235 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Opinion: Taking a Dump on Match Fixing, On-Court Coaching; Plus Tennis-X Notes

It’s tennis, not a goddam golf match where you need a caddy telling you the distance to the hole.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:34 pm in Tennis | 58 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Men’s Seeds Cruise, Federer Sets Up ‘Baby Fed’ Meeting at Australian Open

If the women’s side at the Australian Open has been a bubbling cauldron of uncertainty, injuries and upsets, the men’s side has been a peaceful stroll through the Aussie bush collecting flowers and occasionally stopping to solo on the didgeridoo.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

Djokovic Still Darling; Paire Rips Rubin After Loss at Australian Open; X-Notes

“I played against a not-good player, but I was very bad today so that’s it, I lost,” Paire said. “I didn’t know him, and after this match, I said, yes, he’s not a good player.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 210 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Discusses When He Was Once Offered $200,000 To Fix A Match!

Novak Djokovic has been asked to throw a match.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:53 am in Australian Open, Gambling | 28 Comments »

January 17th, 2016

Defending Champions Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Headline Blockbuster Day 1 Australian Open

It’s a loaded opening day at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 am in Australian Open | 55 Comments »

January 14th, 2016

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Roger Federer Lands In Novak Djokovic’s Half; Can Rafael Nadal Make A Run?

Sean Randall previews the men’s Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:29 pm in Australian Open | 148 Comments »

January 12th, 2016

Poll: Who’s Your Early 2016 Australian Open Favorite? Can Anyone Beat Novak Djokovic?

Who’s your early pick to win the Australian Open?

Posted by Staff @ 10:26 am in Australian Open, Polls | 94 Comments »

January 10th, 2016

Novak Djokovic: I’m Not Invincible, Nobody Is Invincible

Novak Djokovic is happy with his start fo 2016.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:38 pm in Doha | 13 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Says He’s Never Played Someone As Good As Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal says he’s never played anyone as good as Novak Djokovic. Roger Federer, you listening?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:22 pm in Doha | 100 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Leads My 2016 Top 10, But Will Roger Federer Stay Ahead Of Rafael Nadal?

Who’ll finish Top 10 in 2016? Sean Randall makes his picks.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:00 pm in 2016 Season, ATP, Year-End No. 1 | 18 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Djokovic Merciless in Doha Final, Rocks Nadal for 1st 2016 Title

The world No. 1 Djokovic rocked Nadal 6-1, 6-2 for the season-opening Qatar ExxonMobil Open title in Doha on Saturday, winning his sixth consecutive ATP title.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 pm in Doha | 106 Comments »