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April 16th, 2019

Djokovic Survives Clay Opener In Monte Carlo, Wawrinka Falls Apart; Nadal Opens Clay Season Wed.

Novak Djokovic was a little wobbly in his 2019 clay opener.

Posted by Staff @ 5:37 pm in Monte Carlo | 2 Comments »

March 13th, 2019

Djokovic Stunned By Kohlschreiber At Indian Wells; Federer, Nadal Advance

Novak Djokovic is still in doubles at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 10:31 am in Indian Wells | 14 Comments »

March 11th, 2019

Nadal, Federer Open With Wins At Indian Wells; Djokovic Returns

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal began their march toward an Indian Wells semifinal showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Indian Wells | 6 Comments »

March 10th, 2019

Djokovic Advances At Indian Wells, Kyrgios Crashes Out; Federer, Nadal Sunday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal open play Sunday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 am in Indian Wells | 10 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

Rising youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and former champ Lucas Pouille will contend, along with a few unseeded floaters giving the seeds some early challenges.

Posted by Staff @ 2:40 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

September 4th, 2018

Federer Stunned By Millman At US Open, Djokovic Through; Nadal v Thiem Tues.

A sweaty Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 1:45 am in US Open | 176 Comments »

September 1st, 2018

Federer, Djokovic Move Closer To US Open QF, Zverev Out; Nadal, Delpo Sun.

Can either John Millman or Joao Sousa spoil a Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic Wednesday night quarterfinal?

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in US Open | 80 Comments »

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 | Comments Off on Thiem Leads Floater-Filled Field at ATP German Open Hamburg; Preview

June 11th, 2018

Federer is Back on Grass with No. 1 in Sight This Week; Stuttgart Preview

“I think that’s a bit of extra motivation,” Federer said of the No. 1 ranking perch. “But then again, having lost here last year in the first round, for me, it resets the goals as well, and just take it one at a time and don’t think too far ahead. Not that I did that last year, but on grass, margins are very slim. It’s not so simple, especially when you haven’t played in three months.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:23 pm in Tennis | 175 Comments »

May 6th, 2018

World No. 3 Zverev Wins ATP Munich, Heads to Madrid

“I had to play my best tennis to have a chance, so that is what I did,” said Zverev. “At the beginning I was struggling a little bit and then I found my rhythm and felt very good on court.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 28th, 2018

Zverev Defending Champion Next Week at ATP Munich; Preview

Potential tough starts for the oft-injured (7) Monfils vs. the riser Basic, and (6) Kohlschreiber vs. Karlovic…

Posted by Staff @ 6:20 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Zverev Defending Champion Next Week at ATP Munich; Preview

April 8th, 2018

Gasquet, Paire, The Dog at ATP Marrakech; Preview

Interesting starts for (1) Ramos-Vinolas 2nd rd. vs. Troicki, (5) Haase 2nd rd. vs. Sousa, (6) Paire opening against French countryman Simon, (8) Zverev net-rushing on clay vs. the home-country favorite Lorenzo, and (2) Edmund vs. the veteran Vesely…

Posted by Staff @ 10:47 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Gasquet, Paire, The Dog at ATP Marrakech; Preview

March 16th, 2018

Federer Pulls Away From Chung At Indian Wells, Keeps #1 Ranking; Del Potro Today

Roger Federer kept his record perfect on the year getting past a Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-1 to advance to his 10th Indian Wells semifinal. In a rematch of their Australian Open semifinal in which Chung withdrew in the second, Federer came out quickly jumping out to a 3-0 lead. But Chung, now healthy, found the […]

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Indian Wells | 37 Comments »

February 25th, 2018

Dimitrov, Pouille Head ATP Dubai Field; Preview

Dimitrov the lone Top 10er in the field…Tough start for (5) Gasquet vs. Coric, then Paire…

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 3rd, 2018

Dimitrov Pulls But Wawrinka Leads at ATP Sofia Open; Preview

“I and my team had to take one of the most difficult decisions to skip this year’s edition of the tournament in Sofia,” said Dimitrov in a statement. “I will not be at 100 percent ready.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:38 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Dimitrov Pulls But Wawrinka Leads at ATP Sofia Open; Preview