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May 22nd, 2017

Novak Djokovic Talks About The Hiring Of Andre Agassi

How did Novak Djokovic persuade Andre Agassi to return to tennis?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:30 am in Coaching | 26 Comments »

May 22nd, 2017

Novak Djokovic Switches From Uniqlo To Lacoste

Novak Djokovic will be wearing the Crocodile going forward.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:24 am in 2017 Season | Comments Off

May 22nd, 2017

Happy 30th Birthday To Novak Djokovic!

Novak Djokovic is now 30!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:05 am in 2017 Season, Videos | 6 Comments »

May 22nd, 2017

For The First Time In ATP Rankings History, The Entire Top 5 Is 30+

The men’s Top 5 is the oldest it’s ever been!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:57 am in Rankings | 8 Comments »

May 21st, 2017

Zverev Powers Djokovic Off Court for Rome Title, Top 10 Debut

“He served very well,” Djokovic surmised. “I just wasn’t able to get any rhythm on my returns. If we would get into a rally, he would smash the ball from the first or second shot.

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Rome | 31 Comments »

May 21st, 2017

Novak Djokovic’s New Coach Is Andre Agassi!

Andre Agassi is back in tennis.

Posted by Staff @ 12:38 pm in Coaching | 16 Comments »

May 20th, 2017

Djokovic Tames Thiem, Will Meet Zverev In Rome Final

Novak Djokovic goes for his first Masters title of the year.

Posted by Staff @ 8:36 pm in Rome | 63 Comments »

May 19th, 2017

Terrific Thiem Topples Nadal, Awaits Rain-Delayed Djokovic-DelPo Winner In Rome SF

There will be at least three new faces in the Rome semifinals on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Rome | 89 Comments »

May 18th, 2017

Nadal v Thiem, Djokovic v Del Potro On Big Friday In Rome

Sean Randall previews a fabulous Friday in Rome.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:44 pm in Rome | 84 Comments »

May 17th, 2017

Murray’s Misery Mounts, Falls To Fognini In Rome; Nadal Wednesday

Andy Murray’s slump deepens.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Rome | 69 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Is Reaching Semifinals Now Success For Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic lowers the bar on expectations.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:07 pm in Clay Season | 3 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Novak Djokovic To Remain Coachless Through The French Open

Novak Djokovic won’t pin the Rafael Nadal loss on his coaching situation.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:56 am in Coaching | Comments Off

May 13th, 2017

Nadal Dominates Djokovic To Reach Madrid Final Against Thiem

Rafael Nadal got his first win over Novak Djokovic in almost 3 years.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:20 pm in Madrid | 100 Comments »

May 12th, 2017

Nadal, Djokovic to Meet Saturday in ATP Madrid Semifinals

“It’s going to be a very tough match against one of the best players in tennis history,” Nadal summarized. “I know that to be able to have chances, I have to give 100 percent…I think I’ve done my homework.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:51 pm in Tennis | 97 Comments »