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May 21st, 2016

Rafael Nadal Feels At Home At The French Open

Rafael Nadal loves being back at Roland Garros.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:34 pm in French Open | 3 Comments »

May 20th, 2016

French Open Men’s Draw: Are Novak Djokovic And Andy Murray Heading Toward The Final?

Sean Randall previews the French Open. Did he really pick Andy Murray to win it?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:04 am in French Open | 94 Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Beats Rafael Nadal In Thriller While Andy Murray Impresses; Rome SF Picks And Pans

Are we headed to another Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:11 pm in Rome | 225 Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal Friday at Rome; Federer Falls, Berdych Double Bageled

“After the first set I had to change,” Djokovic said. “First set was a complete Bellucci storm, and I was blown away from the court. Fortunately the matches are played in best of three, so I had another opportunity to come back and to restart, which I did.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:44 am in Madrid | 240 Comments »

May 12th, 2016

Poll: Novak Djokovic Or Rafael Nadal, Who Wins Their 49th Meeting Friday In Rome?

Novak Djokovic has won the last six meetings against Rafael Nadal and 13 straight sets (10 of last 11 matches, 22-4 sets).

Posted by Staff @ 9:10 pm in Rome | 15 Comments »

May 10th, 2016

Roger Federer v Alexander Zverev Wed In Rome; Djokovic, Murray, Nadal Also In Action

A blockbuster Wednesday is headlined by the Big 4!

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Rome | 81 Comments »

May 9th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: Andy Murray Can Win The French Open

Rafael Nadal says he’s more consistent now, and that’s good news.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:40 am in Madrid | 2 Comments »

May 8th, 2016

Andy Murray Pushes, But Not Hard Enough as Dominant Novak Djokovic Wins Madrid

Murray has won only two of their last 16 meetings, has lost 12 of the last 13 to Djokovic, and will drop to No. 3 behind Roger Federer on the ATP rankings after raising the Madrid trophy last year.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 pm in Madrid | 93 Comments »

May 7th, 2016

Andy Murray Does It Again, Beats Rafael Nadal In Madrid; Novak Djokovic Awaits In Final

Would you believe Andy Murray owns Rafael Nadal in Spain? He does.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:57 pm in Madrid | 16 Comments »

May 7th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Blockbuster Saturday Semis at Madrid

Djokovic made Milos Raonic his locker room bh, improving to 7-0 vs. the Canuck with a 6-3, 6-4 win.

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in Tennis | 266 Comments »

May 6th, 2016

Rome Draw: Roger Federer Returns, Faces Brutal Road; Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal QF?

Roger Federer won’t have an easy return off of injury in Rome.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:02 pm in Rome | 29 Comments »

May 5th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Overcomes Slow Start In Madrid; Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic Dominate

Three former champions reached the quarterfinals at the Madrid Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:09 pm in Madrid | 157 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Del Potro Joins Nadal as ‘Back’ in Madrid; Wed. Preview With Djokovic, Wawrinka-Kyrgios

“I have just played my best match since I came back to tennis after my surgeries,” Del Potro said. “I’ve had a great test against a very high-level player.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Madrid | 99 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Rafael Nadal: I Believe My Rivals Are Clean, I Believe The Sport Is Clean And I Believe In The Doping Program

Rafael Nadal reiterates his stance on more transparency in the drug testing program.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:24 am in Drug Testing, Madrid | 15 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Rafael Nadal Brings 10-Match Win Streak Into Madrid, Cautions He Doesn’t Know Which Rafa Will Show Up

Rafael Nadal seeks a fourth title in Madrid where he isn’t worried about the altitude.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:13 am in Madrid | 4 Comments »