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May 16th, 2016

French Open Men’s Seedings: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray The Top 2; Rafael Nadal No. 5

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could meet again in the French Open quarterfinals.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:59 am in French Open | 95 Comments »

May 16th, 2016

Andy Murray Wins Rome, Beats No. 1 Novak Djokovic On Clay For 1st Time

“I had a long couple of weeks, especially the last couple of days,” said Djokovic. “I knew it’s going to be very hard for me, an uphill ride against Andy today, who was playing throughout the week at a very high level. To compete with him in long exchanges and rallies that we do have in our encounters, they require a lot more energy and better performance from my side which didn’t happen.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:51 am in Rome | 64 Comments »

May 14th, 2016

Is Birthday Boy Andy Murray Finally Ready To End Novak Djokovic’s Run In Rome? Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall picks the Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray Rome final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:31 pm in Rome | 366 Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Beats Rafael Nadal In Thriller While Andy Murray Impresses; Rome SF Picks And Pans

Are we headed to another Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:11 pm in Rome | 225 Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Won The First Set From Rafael Nadal In Rome With This Incredible Point [Video]

Novak Djokovic continued his mastery over rival Rafael Nadal thanks in part to this incredible point which gave him the first set.

Posted by Staff @ 4:10 pm in Best Shots, Rome, Videos | 15 Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal Friday at Rome; Federer Falls, Berdych Double Bageled

“After the first set I had to change,” Djokovic said. “First set was a complete Bellucci storm, and I was blown away from the court. Fortunately the matches are played in best of three, so I had another opportunity to come back and to restart, which I did.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:44 am in Madrid | 240 Comments »

May 12th, 2016

Poll: Novak Djokovic Or Rafael Nadal, Who Wins Their 49th Meeting Friday In Rome?

Novak Djokovic has won the last six meetings against Rafael Nadal and 13 straight sets (10 of last 11 matches, 22-4 sets).

Posted by Staff @ 9:10 pm in Rome | 15 Comments »

May 11th, 2016

Roger Federer ‘Expected to Lose’ but Wins in ATP Rome Debut; Thurs Blockbuster Big 4 Line-up

“I was expecting to lose in straight sets today. That was the mind-set going in, so to win in straights is actually a really big surprise to me. I played cautious, and I only decided after the warm-up that I was actually going to play. So for me it was a big match on many levels.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:45 pm in Rome | 198 Comments »

May 10th, 2016

Roger Federer v Alexander Zverev Wed In Rome; Djokovic, Murray, Nadal Also In Action

A blockbuster Wednesday is headlined by the Big 4!

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Rome | 81 Comments »

May 10th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Now Has The Same Number Of ATP Titles As Pete Sampras And Bjorn Borg [Chart]

Novak Djokovic is now 7th on the Open Era titles list.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:15 pm in Charts | 47 Comments »

May 8th, 2016

Andy Murray Pushes, But Not Hard Enough as Dominant Novak Djokovic Wins Madrid

Murray has won only two of their last 16 meetings, has lost 12 of the last 13 to Djokovic, and will drop to No. 3 behind Roger Federer on the ATP rankings after raising the Madrid trophy last year.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 pm in Madrid | 93 Comments »

May 7th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Meets Andy Murray For The 2016 Madrid Title, Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall makes his pick for the Madrid final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:52 pm in Madrid | 270 Comments »

May 7th, 2016

Andy Murray Does It Again, Beats Rafael Nadal In Madrid; Novak Djokovic Awaits In Final

Would you believe Andy Murray owns Rafael Nadal in Spain? He does.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:57 pm in Madrid | 16 Comments »

May 7th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Blockbuster Saturday Semis at Madrid

Djokovic made Milos Raonic his locker room bh, improving to 7-0 vs. the Canuck with a 6-3, 6-4 win.

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in Tennis | 266 Comments »

May 6th, 2016

Rome Draw: Roger Federer Returns, Faces Brutal Road; Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal QF?

Roger Federer won’t have an easy return off of injury in Rome.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:02 pm in Rome | 29 Comments »