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July 22nd, 2018

Fognini Still Dominant on Clay with ATP Bastad Title

Fabio Fognini is ramping it up on clay before the US hardcourt season begins in earnest.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 22nd, 2018

Thiem Leads Floater-Filled Field at ATP German Open Hamburg; Preview

The field is loaded with floating landmines — first-round matches of interest include (7) Gasquet vs. Paire in an all-French,(3) Carreno Busta vs. last year’s finalist (WC) Mayer, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Seppi, and (6) Cecchinato vs. Monfils…

Posted by Staff @ 12:00 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 16th, 2018

Ferrer Defends, Schwartzman Leads at ATP Bastad; Preview

Wildcards went to Spain’s Jaume Munar, Norway’s Casper Ruud and Sweden’s Mikael Ymer…

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

July 2nd, 2018

New Look Federer Rolls In Wimbledon Opener, Dimitrov Upset By Wawrinka; Nadal, Djokovic Tues

New clothes, same Roger Monday at Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 6:10 pm in Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

June 29th, 2018

Wimbledon Men’s Draw: Federer, Nadal Gets Easy Early Draws; Murray v Paire

Sean Randall breaks down the men’s draw at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:48 pm in Wimbledon | 158 Comments »

June 17th, 2018

Gasquet, Krunic Lift Grass Titles in Netherlands

“I don’t know how you pulled this off, mate, but the fact that you didn’t show how much pain you were in today, makes me respect you more,” Krunic said on-court after the match. “I think we’re both champions, and I’m happy that I was able to stay [in the match]. I was very nervous and it was tough for me to play, but I’m happy that I hung in there.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:25 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

June 16th, 2018

Federer Edges Kyrgios In Stuttgart Thriller, Will Face Raonic In Final; Gasquet-Chardy For Den Bosch Title

Roger Federer seeks his 98th career title Sunday in Stuttgart.

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Stuttgart | 46 Comments »

June 15th, 2018

Federer, Kyrgios Advance To Saturday SF In Stuttgart; Gasquet-Tomic in Den Bosch

Can the Aussies pull upsets Saturday in the semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Grass season, Stanford | 71 Comments »

June 11th, 2018

Vandeweghe, Mannarino Lead Fields at Co-ed Libema Open on Grass; Previews

(8) Sabalenka starts against last year’s teenage Wimbledon quarterfinalist Vondrousova, and (3) Bertens against last year’s runner-up Vikhlyantseva…

Posted by Staff @ 12:37 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 1st, 2018

Djokovic, Zverev Advoid Upset, Rain At French Open, Dimitrov Out; Nadal Seeks Sweet 16 v Gasquet

Rains his the French Open again, but not before two top 10 seeds fell.

Posted by Staff @ 4:44 pm in French Open | 25 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Nadal, Del Potro Dominate At French Open, Shapovalov Upset; Monfils v Goffin Fri.

Rafael Nadal has now won 11 straight matches at the French Open, 23 sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:47 pm in French Open | 68 Comments »

May 28th, 2018

Djokovic Advances In Rainy Roland Garros, Wawrinka Ousted; Nadal To Finish Tues.

Rains stopped Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 5:21 pm in French Open | 26 Comments »

May 24th, 2018

French Open Men’s Draw Preview: Nadal Should Breeze; Djokovic, Zverev, Thiem On Other Half

Sean Randall previews the French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:13 pm in French Open | 58 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid…

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 4th, 2018

2-Time Champ Djokovic To Meet Nishikori In Madrid Opener; Nadal Seeks 6th Title

Novak Djokovic will try to avoid a third straight loss.

Posted by Staff @ 10:16 pm in Madrid | 65 Comments »