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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 | Comments Off

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 »

May 31st, 2017

Top Dogs Ease Through, Johnson Pulls Heart Strings at French Open

“Midway second set until maybe midway third set, that’s where I allowed him to believe more that he can get back into the match, and he started playing better,” Djokovic said. “I felt like maybe I took the foot off the gas a little bit.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:21 pm in French Open, Tennis | 33 Comments »

May 29th, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal Start Solid; American Nightmare at French Open

Djokovic in his post-match conference was asked about Agassi at length, prompting him to ask whether he should bring his coach in to the press room next time.

Posted by Special @ 6:16 pm in French Open, Tennis | 40 Comments »

May 28th, 2017

Thiem Dream; Nadal, Djokovic On Court Monday at French Open

“I was a bit nervous before the match,” Thiem said. “This tournament is the biggest highlight of the year of the year for me, the Slam on clay.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 pm in French Open | 17 Comments »

May 26th, 2017

French Open Men’s Preview: Nadal, Djokovic End Up On Same Side Of Draw

Sean Randall previews the French Open men’s draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:56 am in French Open | 29 Comments »

May 25th, 2017

Brad Gilbert: Djokovic-Agassi Has Potential To Be A Very Exciting Partnership

Brad Gilbert takes the new Andre Agassi-Novak Djokovic coaching relationship.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:48 am in Coaching | 2 Comments »