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August 11th, 2012

Federer, Djokovic, Serena Headline Cincinnati Tennis: Previews

the Top 8 seeds receive first round byes, and tough openers include (15) Kohlschreiber vs. (WC) Baker, winner to meet the Harrison vs. Tomic victor; (10) Fish vs. F-Lo, (8) Monaco possibly vs. The Worm 2nd rd., (4) Ferrer possibly vs. Wawrinka 2nd rd., (14) Nishikori vs. Granoller, winner to possibly meet (WC) Blake; (11) Simon vs. Baghdatis, winner to meet Raonic vs. Gasquet victor; (6) Del Potro vs. Nalbandian/Haas winner, (9) Isner vs. Viktor Troicki, victor to face (WC) Hewitt vs. Mikhail Youzhny winner; (3) Murray possibly opening vs. (WC) Querrey, and (13) Dolgopolov vs. Davydenko

Posted by Staff @ 10:22 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

August 5th, 2012

Rogers Cup Tennis Preview; Olympic Wrap

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic, Juan Mart´┐Żn del Potro, Juan Monaco, John Isner, Gilles Simon, Marin Cilic, Mardy Fish, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Kei Nishikori, Richard Gasquet, Florian Mayer, Milos Raonic

Posted by Staff @ 10:44 pm in Olympics, Tennis | 48 Comments »

July 3rd, 2012

Djokovic, Federer, Close In On Semifinal Collision; Wimbledon QF Picks And Pans

Will we see another Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic Grand Slam semifinal?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:32 pm in Wimbledon | 356 Comments »

July 1st, 2012

Djokovic, Federer The Favorites As Week Two At Wimbledon Begins; Sweet 16 Picks And Pans

Will Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer avoid the upset bug on Monday? Or will week two provide more hair-raising drama?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:17 pm in Wimbledon | 245 Comments »

June 15th, 2012

Federer Outlasts Raonic, Nadal Upset In Halle; Teary Dimitrov Reaches First ATP SF At Queen’s

Roger Federer avoided upset by edging Milos Raonic in Halle, where Rafael Nadal was earlier toppled.

Posted by Staff @ 10:00 pm in Halle, Queens | 97 Comments »

June 14th, 2012

Nadal Wins, Federer v Raonic In Halle; Tsonga Injured At Queen’s

Roger Federer faces Milos Raonic in a blockbuster showdown Friday in Halle.

Posted by Staff @ 11:17 pm in Halle, Queens | 211 Comments »

May 6th, 2012

Del Potro, Streaking Errani Among ATP/WTA Winners; Weekend Wrap

Suarez Navarro led a set and 5-3, then blew two match points in the tiebreak, then in the third led 4-2 before running out of chances. “I’ve won a few matches from match points down but I’ve never won a final like this,” Kanepi said. “I’ll remember this final in a good way for a long time.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:05 pm in Tennis | 21 Comments »

June 12th, 2011

Murray and Queen’s Final Pushed to Monday; Tennis-X Notes

I adored Rafa when he came on tour. He was such a breath of fresh air! He was a marvelous guy. I adored his positive energy. After that, he had a period I didn’t like. Negative energy. When he played the intimidation game by jumping all over the place, when it was him against the world…

Posted by Staff @ 5:28 pm in Tennis | 86 Comments »

October 23rd, 2010

Muster Playing ATP Vienna; WTA Champs This Week: Previews

Former No. 1 Tommy Muster returns at 43 years old!; interesting opening-round matches include (1) Melzer after a bye potentially facing (WC) Blake, and (5) Gulbis vs. Muster…

Posted by Staff @ 6:48 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 11th, 2010

Dominant Djokovic Wins Beijing; Wozniacki Takes Women’s Title; Roddick on Deck in Shanghai

Novak Djokovic is again hitting his stride at the end of the tennis calendar.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:35 pm in beijing, Shanghai | 38 Comments »

October 3rd, 2010

Nadal, Big Boys in Action at Beijing, Tokyo: ATP Previews

Lots of dangerous floaters in Beijing, with first-round matches of interest including Fish vs. Tipsarevic (winner to face (1) Djokovic), (6) Verdasco vs. Kohlschreiber (winner to face (WC) Isner), (3) Soderling vs. Robredo, (7) Youzhny vs. Ljubicic, and (2) Murray facing a qualifying-tested Mathieu.

Posted by Staff @ 1:41 pm in Tennis | 35 Comments »

August 13th, 2010

Federer Gets Berdych Rematch, Murray Faces Hot Nalbandian Friday in Toronto

Sean Randall breaks down the men’s quarterfinals in Toronto.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:34 am in Canadian Open | 435 Comments »

July 17th, 2010

Roddick, Davydenko Headline Atlanta, Hamburg this Week on ATP

Notes: Pro tennis returns to Atlanta; wildcards went to (1) Roddick, Brit James Ward and American tragedy Donald Young; openers of interest include Blake vs. Dent, (5) Tipsarevic vs. Kevin “Mr.” Anderson, and (8) Becker vs. Iron Mike; seeds Malisse and Becker get left off the ATP tournament web page’s featured players, ouch; Friday, Saturday and Sunday coverage live on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

June 24th, 2010

Isner Wins Marathon, Nadal’s Turn to Escape at Wimbledon

John Isner and Rafael Nadal win different kinds of five sets matches on Thursday at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:54 pm in Wimbledon | 106 Comments »

June 10th, 2010

Roddick, Djokovic Tumble on the Queen’s Turf, Nadal Survives; Federer on Falla in Halle

Some big guns fired blanks today at Queen’s Club.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:05 pm in Halle, Queens, Wimbledon | 215 Comments »

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