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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 »

June 7th, 2017

Djokovic Mentally Bails at French Open; Nadal, Thiem Book Semifinal

“All and all, I think it was decided in the first set,” Djokovic said after the match. “He deserved to win. He was definitely the better player on court today.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:05 pm in French Open, Tennis | 33 Comments »

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 »