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October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 7th, 2016

Dimitrov Dominates Nadal In Beijing; Murray Rolls Into SF Battle With Ferrer

In his seventh try, Grigor Dimitrov finally beat Rafael Nadal, crushing the Spaniard 6-2, 6-4 in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in beijing | 22 Comments »

October 6th, 2016

Nadal, Dimitrov Advance To QF Clash In Rainy Beijing; Murray Faces Edmund

On a rainy day in Beijing, Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov advanced to a quarterfinal showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 3:20 pm in beijing | 14 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Murray Drops 3 Games In Beijing; Nadal Returns Thurs Plus Dimitrov-Pouille, Wozniacki-Radwanska

Back up to speed, Andy Murray has looked good so far in Beijing.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:45 pm in beijing | 26 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Zverev Downs Thiem, Kvitova Keeps Rolling at China Open

Kvitova entered the match with taped fingers, not from blisters, but reportedly from a nail session gone wrong.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 3rd, 2016

Rafael Nadal Says It’s A Mistake To Speed Tennis Up Too Much

Rafael Nadal says “no” to quick matches! That’s not what the public wants, the Spaniard said.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:31 pm in beijing | 25 Comments »

October 3rd, 2016

Cilic, Nishikori Win Tokyo Openers; Murray, Nadal In Action Tuesday In Beijing

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal open fall play Tuesday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 2:26 pm in beijing, Tokyo | 6 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 15th, 2016

Davis Cup SFs: Andy Murray v Juan Martin Del Potro Friday; Rafael Nadal Travels To India

The Davis Cup semifinals get underway this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 6:32 pm in Davis Cup | 46 Comments »

September 12th, 2016

10 Things I Think I Thought About Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic And The US Open

Recapping the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:40 pm in US Open | 122 Comments »

September 5th, 2016

Pouille Powers Past Nadal In US Open Epic; Djokovic Romps, Murray, Del Potro Monday

Half of the quarterfinals are set.

Posted by Staff @ 1:06 am in US Open | 95 Comments »

September 4th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: I Should Have Won That Match Before I Missed That Forehand

Rafael Nadal talks about the tough loss to Lucas Pouille Sunday night at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:16 pm in US Open | 18 Comments »

September 3rd, 2016

Rafael Nadal Hit This Fantastic Tweener At The US Open Friday Night [Video]

It’s rare for Rafael Nadal to hit a tweener, but he did last night.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:58 am in US Open, Videos | Comments Off

September 3rd, 2016

Nadal Impresses At US Open, Another Easy Day For Djokovic; Murray, Del Potro Saturday

Rafael Nadal finished off the first week of the US Open in style routing Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round Friday night. “I think I played well tonight,” Nadal said. ‘Very happy about the way I played. First set especially was very high level.” The win lifted Nadal into his first [...]

Posted by Staff @ 1:31 am in US Open | 98 Comments »

September 1st, 2016

Rafael Nadal Became The First Player To Win A Match Under The New Arthur Ashe Roof [Video]

Watch Rafael Nadal try to hit the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof with a ball.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:07 pm in US Open, Videos | Comments Off