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April 18th, 2017

Djokovic Survives Simon Upset Bid In Monte Carlo; Nadal, Murray Tomorrow

Gilles Simon served for the match against Novak Djokovic, but couldn’t close the deal.

Posted by Staff @ 4:20 pm in Monte Carlo | 62 Comments »

April 14th, 2017

Monte Carlo Preview: Murray, Djokovic Return To Battle; Nadal Seeks 10th Title

Sean Randall previews the first big clay event of the season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:29 pm in Monte Carlo | 18 Comments »

April 3rd, 2017

Rafael Nadal: I’m Ready To Win Titles, But I’m Not The Favorite Yet To Win The French

Rafael Nadal isn’t ready to put a favorite tag on anyone at the French Open, not even himself.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:30 pm in Clay Season, Miami | 5 Comments »

April 2nd, 2017

Unstoppable Roger Federer Tames Rafael Nadal Again for Miami Open Title

“I think it was a close match,” said Federer. “Maybe if you didn’t see the match and you were sitting somewhere around the world and you see the score you’re thinking it was straightforward with couple breaks and that was it. That’s not the full story.

Posted by Staff @ 6:38 pm in Miami | 62 Comments »

April 2nd, 2017

2017 Miami Open Men’s Final Open Thread: Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal

The open thread!

Posted by Staff @ 11:52 am in Miami | 236 Comments »

April 1st, 2017

Miami Final Preview: Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal, Who’s Pick?

Sean Randall makes his pick for the Miami Open final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:46 pm in Miami | 41 Comments »

April 1st, 2017

Poll: Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal? Who’ll Win The Miami Final?

Who’ll win the Miami final?

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 am in Miami, Polls | 25 Comments »

March 31st, 2017

Federer Holds Off Combustible Kyrgios in Miami Open Semis, to Face Nadal

Federer in the final will meet former No. 1 Rafael Nadal, who in the earlier semifinal navigated a tricky meeting against Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 pm in Miami | 31 Comments »

March 31st, 2017

Federer, Kyrgios Survive In 3 To Advance To Miami SF Showdown; Nadal v Fognini

We are one match from Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal final in Miami, can anyone spoil it?

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 am in Miami | 301 Comments »

March 29th, 2017

Nadal, Nemesis Fognini Set Up Miami Open Semifinal; Federer-Berdych Thursday

“I’m feeling really good on court and other times, so this is the best thing that I can have this week,” Fognini said.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 pm in Miami | 209 Comments »

March 29th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Power Into Miami QFs, Zverev Upsets Wawrinka

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are now the favorites to meet in the Sunday final, but will they make it?

Posted by Staff @ 12:50 am in Miami | 49 Comments »

March 27th, 2017

Federer Derails Del Potro, Tall Men Tumble In Miami; Men’s 4R Tuesday Inc. Nadal

Roger Federer is now 15-1 on the season after dominating Juan Martin del Potro at Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Miami | 92 Comments »

March 26th, 2017

Nadal Recovers After Bagel; Monday Miami Features Federer v Del Potro

“I knew it’s going to be a tough one,” Nishikori said. “Fernando is a very solid player. He has a great serve and great groundstrokes.

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 pm in Miami | 104 Comments »

March 26th, 2017

Federer, Del Potro Advanced To Miami 3R Showdown; Nadal, Nishikori Return Sunday

Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro and Stan Wawrinka all advanced Saturday at Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Miami | 9 Comments »

March 25th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: Roger’s Had A Great Start To 2017 But Novak And Andy Are Still The Favorites

Rafael Nadal reminds the press it’s still very early in 2017.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:02 pm in Miami | 33 Comments »