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September 14th, 2018

Davis Cup SF: Nadal-Less Spaniard Travel To France; Croatians Cilic, Coric Host USA

Will this be the last tradition Davis Cup semifinal round?

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 am in Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Cincinnati Preview: Federer, Nadal Renew Hardcourt Rivalry in Loaded Field

(1) Federer vs. (WC) Murray 3rd rd.? (4) Del Potro vs. (15) Kyrgios 3rd rd.?…

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

July 22nd, 2018

Thiem Leads Floater-Filled Field at ATP German Open Hamburg; Preview

The field is loaded with floating landmines — first-round matches of interest include (7) Gasquet vs. Paire in an all-French,(3) Carreno Busta vs. last year’s finalist (WC) Mayer, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Seppi, and (6) Cecchinato vs. Monfils…

Posted by Staff @ 12:00 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 16th, 2018

Ferrer Defends, Schwartzman Leads at ATP Bastad; Preview

Wildcards went to Spain’s Jaume Munar, Norway’s Casper Ruud and Sweden’s Mikael Ymer…

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid…

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 29th, 2018

Anderson Top Seed, Hewitt Returns at ATP Estoril; Preview

Interesting starts include (1) Anderson vs. the Barcelona finalist Tsitsipas if the Greek isn’t too gassed, (8) Medvedev vs. the veteran Sousa, and (4) Muller on his worst surface (although he reached the final last year) vs. the American Sandgren-Tiafoe match winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 am in Tennis | 14 Comments »

April 27th, 2018

Nadal Finally Tested In Barcelona, But Still Wins In Straights; Tsitsipas Tstuns Thiem

Rafael Nadal’s clay win streak is up to 17.

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 pm in Barcelona | 29 Comments »

April 26th, 2018

Another Easy Win For Nadal In Barcelona, Dimitrov Saves MPs v Jaziri

Rafael Nadal’s clay win streak is at 16. Set streak at 40.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Barcelona | 78 Comments »

April 21st, 2018

Nadal Goes for 11 at ATP Barcelona Open; Preview

(1) Nadal looking at the wrist-addled (14) Nishikori 3rd rd. then (6) Djokovic then (4) Goffin…

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

March 31st, 2018

Isner Stops Del Potro Streak, Will Face Zverev For Miami Masters Title

It will be John Isner and Alexander Zverev for the Miami title on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:47 am in Miami | 50 Comments »

March 29th, 2018

Zverev Rolls Coric To Reach Miami SF, Will Face Carreno Busta Who Saves MP v Anderson

The men’s final four is set at Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in Miami | 32 Comments »

March 29th, 2018

Del Potro Outlasts Raonic In Miami QF Thriller, Win Streak At 15; Zverev v Coric Thurs

The first men’s semifinal is set, it’s Juan Martin del Potro against John Isner.

Posted by Staff @ 1:21 am in Miami | 88 Comments »

March 28th, 2018

Zverev Dominates Kyrgios, Big Men Roll In Miami; QFs Up Wed With Del Potro, Chung

The big men are ruling Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 1:35 am in Miami | 63 Comments »

February 18th, 2018

Cilic, Thiem, Carreno Busta Favorites at ATP Rio; Preview

Tough start for (1) Cilic vs. a qualifier then Monfils…

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »