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April 24th, 2017

Nadal, Murray Vie for ATP Barcelona Crown; Budapest; ATP Previews

Potential tough starts for (16) Lopez vs. G-Lo, and (9) Gasquet vs. (WC) Robredo…Wildcards were awarded to Murray, Robredo, Zverev, Albert Montanes, and Mikael Ymer…

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 18th, 2017

Federer, Wawrinka Roll Into All-Swiss Indian Wells Final, Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall previews the all-Swiss Indian Wells men’s final between Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:50 pm in Indian Wells | 102 Comments »

March 17th, 2017

Carreno Busta Moves Into First Masters SF Outlasting Cuevas At Indian Wells; Federer-Kyrgios Friday

Roger Federer will try to gain revenge on Nick Kyrgios Friday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 12:20 am in Indian Wells | 3 Comments »

February 27th, 2017

Thiem Beats Carreno Busta To Win ATP Rio Title

“This is the best feeling you can have, winning a title,” Thiem said afterwards. “It’s all you practice for. I played five very good matches, especially in the semis and final against amazing players.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Rio | No Comments »

February 26th, 2017

Svitolina Looks for 2nd Straight Title at Kuala Lumpur; Sao Paulo; WTA Previews

Top 10er as of Monday Svitolina is coming off the win in the Dubai final…Wildcards went to Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas, the Ukraine’s Katarina Zavatska, and China’s Zheng Saisai…

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 19th, 2017

Nishikori, Thiem, Clay Floaters Make ATP Rio a Tough Slough; Preview

First-round matches that deserve a second look are a gassed (1) Nishikori vs. Brazil’s Bellucci, (4) Carreno Busta vs. Brazil’s Souza who he lost to in their only career meeting, (6) Ferrer vs. the Buenos Aires winner Dolgopolov who he lost to three years ago at this event, a Robredo vs. Fognini veteran match-up (winner to face (5) Ramos Vinolas), (7) Lorenzi vs. Delbonis who he is 0-3 career against, and (2) Thiem vs. the back-from-injury Tipsarevic in a first-time meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 5:44 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 11th, 2017

4-Time Defending Champ Nishikori Abandons Memphis for ATP Buenos Aires; Previews

The 20th anniversary of the tournament sees Kei Nishikori collecting the appearance fee as the top seed instead of seeking a fifth consecutive title at Memphis…

Posted by Staff @ 7:29 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 7th, 2017

Thiem, ‘C’-Level Marquee Players at ATP Sydney, Auckland; Previews

(8) Granollers starts against Hot Sauce, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Fognini, and (6) Muller vs. Dolgopolov…(2) Cuevas looking at a tough encounter with Mahut 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Auckland, Sydney | 11 Comments »

October 23rd, 2016

Carreno Busta’s Out His 2nd Title, Beating Fognini at ATP Moscow

“I always play good here,” Fognini said. “So Russia brings me luck.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:58 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

October 15th, 2016

Defending Champ Kuznetsova, Djokovic-Killer Bautista Agut Lead Next Week at Kremlin Cup

No Maria Sharapova in Russia as the former No. 1 remains sidelined for doping until April 2017, but Russian fans still get defending champion and former world No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova, and on the men’s side Roberto Bautusta-Agut who upset world No. 1 Novak Djokovic today in the semifinals at Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 5:34 pm in Moscow, Tennis | 4 Comments »

August 27th, 2016

Carreno Busta Edges Bautista Agut To Claim First ATP Title In Winston-Salem

One more Spaniard has a title on the ATP.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in Winston-Salem | Comments Off

August 21st, 2016

Everyone Withdraws from WTA Connecticut; Gasquet Leads Winson-Salem

This tournament has turned into a complete mess with the seeding in chaos as Svetlana Kuznetova withdrew citing a shoulder injury, Johanna Konta pulled with a back injury, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova withdrew citing a back injury, then today (Sunday) Madison Keys injured her neck practicing and withdrew…

Posted by Staff @ 3:34 pm in Connecticut Open, Tennis, Winston-Salem | 2 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

ATP Previews: Thiem Machine in Kitzbuhel; Umag; Gstaad

.(1) Cuevas could have a difficult start against G-Lo, and (6) Carreno Busta “Rhymes” starts against the veteran Seppi…

Posted by Staff @ 1:14 am in Tennis | Comments Off

June 18th, 2016

Grass Tennis Preview: Radwanska, WTA Stars in Eastbourne, Not So Much in ATP Nottingham

Four Top 10 seeds and a former Wimbledon champ round out the stout draw…The 16 seeds all receive opening-round byes…Floaters galore, with tough opening matches for…

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

May 1st, 2016

Nicolas Almagro Wins First Title Since 2012 In Estoril Beating Pablo Carreno Busta

Thirty-year-old Nicolas Almagro will return to the Top 50 thanks to his 13th career ATP title.

Posted by Staff @ 3:37 pm in Estoril | 3 Comments »