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July 25th, 2015

Rafa Heads Hamburg, Isner in Atlanta; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Time for the tournament sponsored by an online betting site as the tour fights rampant match-fixing…Loaded dirt field…Rafa makes his first appearance since being upset at Wimbledon…Tough starts for (1) Rafa vs. Hot Sauce

Posted by Staff @ 11:47 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

April 4th, 2015

ATP Previews: Isner in Houston, Ugly in Casablanca

The Bryan brothers, coming off the Miami Open title, are the top seeds in doubles…The tournament celebrates its 15th year in Houston after moving about in the U.S. since 1910…Former champs in the field are Verdasco (2014), Isner (2013), and Hewitt (2009).

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:34 pm in ATP, Casablanca, Houston, Tennis | 3 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Brutal Field at WTA Doha; ATP Previews

Nadal a question mark after a cramp-ridden semifinal loss on Saturday at the Rio Open…Not a lot of early challenges besides (7) Andujar opening against Almagro…Wildcards went to Argentines Guido Andreozzi, Renzo Olivo and Horacio Zeballos…David Ferrer beat Fognini in last year’s final…Nadal is making his first appearance in Buenos Aires in 10 years…Ferrer passes on the opportunity to win a fourth consecutive Buenos Aires title in a row…Returning former champs in the field are Almagro (2011), Robredo (2009), and Juan Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

July 27th, 2014

Serena Leads Stanford, Men and Women in Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Solid field with four Top 10ers and two unseeded Slam champs…The Top 4 seeds receive opening round byes, with tough starts for (5) Ivanovic vs. Lisicki, (4) Azarenka after a bye likely vs. (WC) Venus, (3) Kerber likely vs. Vandeweghe, (7) Suarez Navarro vs. Puig, and (2) Radwanska likely vs. Garcia…Wildcards went to Americans Kristie Ahn and Venus, and Azarenka…Pulling from the tournament were Sara Errani and Petra Kvitova…Cibulkova beat Radwanska in last year’s final…Venus is 2-4 in Stanford finals…Martina Navratilova (5-4) has reached the most Stanford finals in the tournament’s history…Returning champs in the field are Cibulkova (2013), Serena Williams (2012-11), Azarenka (2010), and Venus Williams (2002,’00).

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 am in Tennis | Comments Off

July 6th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Ferrer, Isner, Halep Lead Events

The hodgepodge of seeds includes a former world No. 1 and Wimbledon champ and this year’s Wimbledon men’s doubles winner…Interesting starts for (7) Sock vs. the veteran Kuznetsov and the struggling (2) Karlovic vs. Ginepri…

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 16th, 2014

Top Seeds Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka Cruise In Monte Carlo; Ferrer v Dimitrov Thursday

The top seeds continue to roll in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 5:06 pm in Monte Carlo | 22 Comments »

April 15th, 2014

Djokovic Dominates; Nadal, Federer In Action Wednesday At Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic needed just 45 minutes to win his clay opener today in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 4:29 pm in Monte Carlo | 54 Comments »

November 4th, 2013

Federer Wins Three ATP Awards, Nadal Claims Comeback Player Of Year

Roger Federer took home three ATP year-end awards.

Posted by Staff @ 1:45 pm in ATP, ATP Finals | 33 Comments »

May 26th, 2013

Venus Falls At French Open While Federer, Serena Romp; Defending Champs Nadal, Sharapova Monday

Venus Williams was upset in the French Open first round while sister Serena and Roger Federer barely broke a sweat.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:28 pm in French Open | 143 Comments »

May 25th, 2013

Federer Faces Carreno-Busta On Opening Day At French Open; Williams Sisters Also Headline

Tennis greats Roger Federer and Serena Williams open play Sunday at the French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:36 pm in French Open | 42 Comments »

May 24th, 2013

Roger Federer Doesn’t Care If He Ever Beats Nadal In Paris Because He’s Already Won The French Open!

Roger Federer talks about Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:35 pm in French Open | 27 Comments »

May 5th, 2013

Veterans Haas, Ferrer Favorites For Sunday ATP Titles

Veterans Tommy Haas and David Ferrer bid for titles Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:23 am in Clay Season | 28 Comments »

May 1st, 2013

It’s May 1 And Nadal Is Undefeated On Hardcourts, Djokovic Undefeated On Clay, Anything Else?

It’s been a strange first four months of the ATP season. But that’s a good thing, right?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:58 pm in 2013 Season | 20 Comments »

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