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August 11th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: Losing To Shapovalov Was The Worst Loss Of The Year For Me

Rafael Nadal lost his second straight match to a lefty.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:43 pm in Canadian Open | 5 Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Nadal Shocked By Shapovalov In Montreal; Federer Wins 17th Straight v Ferrer

Rafael Nadal lost to an 18-year-old at the Canadian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 2:00 am in Canadian Open | 23 Comments »

August 9th, 2017

Nishikori, Raonic, 3 Top 10 Exit at Canadian Open in Montreal; Federer, Nadal In Action Thurs

Righting the ship were Top 10-seeded winners No. 1 Rafael Nadal rolling Borna Coric 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 Roger Federer cruising past Canuck Peter Polansky 6-2, 6-1; No. 4 Alexander Zverev struggling past injured Richard Gasquet 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(3); and No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov topping Mischa Zverev 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 11:23 pm in Canadian Open | 169 Comments »

August 9th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Open Play Wednesday In Montreal; Thiem Tamed By Schwartzman

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal open play Wednesday in Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Canadian Open | 47 Comments »

August 6th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Lead Depleted Canadian Open Montreal Field; Will The Cup Be Roger’s Again?

Sean Randall previews the Montreal Canadian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:55 am in Canadian Open | 78 Comments »

July 17th, 2017

With Hard Courts Ahead, Roger Federer Trails Rafael Nadal By Just 550 Race Points!

The Race is on for No. 1!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:45 pm in Wimbledon, Year-End No. 1 | 149 Comments »

July 11th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Wasn’t Happy With His Wimbledon Court Assignments

Rafael Nadal wants more matches on Centre Court.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:47 am in Wimbledon | 15 Comments »

July 11th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Hilariously Bumped His Head In The Tunnel At Wimbledon [Video]

Did this head bump lead to his loss?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:33 am in Videos, Wimbledon | 28 Comments »

July 9th, 2017

Federer v Dimitrov, Raonic v Zverev; Azarenka v Halep; Wimbledon Monday Picks And Pans

The so-called “Best Day in Tennis” takes place Monday at Wimbledon. While the schedule is loaded with all 32 players left in the men’s and women’s draws, it can be the most “Annoying Day in Tennis” because you can’t possibly watch everything! And there’s a lot to see. And instead of just men, I’ll just [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:08 pm in Wimbledon | 209 Comments »

July 9th, 2017

Led By Federer, Nadal And Djokovic, Big 4 Dominate Week One At Wimbledon

Sean Randall recaps week one at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:41 pm in Wimbledon | No Comments »

July 7th, 2017

Rafa Wins, But In for Wet Monday?; Djokovic, Federer on Saturday at Wimbledon

Rain is in the forecast for Sunday, and Monday when Rafa plays next.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:21 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 44 Comments »

July 5th, 2017

Murray Sharpens Up, Nadal Not Impressed by Next Opponent; Fed, Djokovic on Thursday at Wimbledon

“I almost wanted to stop because they were hitting you in the face when you were trying to hit balls,” said Querrey of the ant invasion. “All over the place. I lost a set when the ants came. If I had won that set, probably wouldn’t have bugged me as much.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:16 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 31 Comments »

July 5th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Signs Prosthetic Leg At Wimbledon [Video]

Has Roger Federer signed one? Novak Djokovic did.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:42 pm in Videos, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

July 3rd, 2017

Wawrinka Exits in Shocker; Federer, Djokovic Up Tues. at Wimbledon

“It’s like you have a fear, you’re tight, but you want to show your best. You want to [beat] Stan Wawrinka on Centre Court so that people can know more about you. It was just something special. I don’t know how to explain it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:58 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 28 Comments »

July 2nd, 2017

Murray, Nadal, Cilic Open Big Day Of Play For Men At Wimbledon Monday

It’s a big opening day for the men at Wimbledon.

Posted by Special @ 6:27 pm in Wimbledon | 48 Comments »