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June 28th, 2019

Men’s Preview: Djokovic, Nadal Resume Chase For Federer At Wimbledon

Sean Randall previews the men’s Wimbledon draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:46 pm in Wimbledon | 31 Comments »

May 7th, 2019

Federer Finds Form In First Clay Match In 3 Years, Djokovic Wins; Nadal, Del Potro Wed. In Madrid

Roger Federer makes a successful return to clay!

Posted by Staff @ 5:47 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

May 4th, 2019

Federer Returns To Clay, Faces Formidable Madrid Field With Nadal, Djokovic

Sean Randall previews the Madrid Masters.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:40 pm in Madrid | 12 Comments »

October 29th, 2018

With Eye On No. 1, Novak Djokovic Opens Play Tuesday In Paris

After ranking 22 in June, next Monday Novak Djokovic could be No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 pm in No. 1 ranking, Paris | 8 Comments »

October 28th, 2018

Ridiculous 1st Rd Tests for Nadal, Federer, Seeds at ATP Paris Masters

Did You Know? Only Novak Djokovic has been able to successfully defend the long-standing Paris Masters title, winning three years in a row (2015-13). Winning then losing in the following year’s final were six players: Stan Smith (1972-73), Boris Becker (1989-90), Guy Forget (1991-92), Pete Sampras (1997-98), David Nalbandian (2007-08), and David Ferrer (2012-13).

Posted by Staff @ 4:33 pm in Paris, Tennis | 11 Comments »

October 10th, 2018

Federer Opens Shanghai Title Defense With 3 Set Win; Del Potro, Zverev Also Winners

Roger Federer opened his Shanghai title defense with a 3-set win over Tokyo champion Daniil Medvedev.

Posted by Staff @ 7:58 pm in Shanghai | 10 Comments »

October 9th, 2018

Djokovic Wins, Cilic Out; Defending Camp Federer v Medvedev Wed.

Novak Djokovic improved to 12-0 against Jeremy Chardy.

Posted by Staff @ 2:45 pm in Shanghai | 19 Comments »

October 7th, 2018

Federer, Djokovic, Del Potro Lead Shanghai Field; Wawrinka-Coric Monday

The Big 4 have won the last 8 Shanghai Masters titles.

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 pm in Shanghai | 2 Comments »

October 5th, 2018

Gasquet Ousts Anderson In Tokyo; Shapovalov Saves Match Point, Bids For First ATP Final

An all-Canadian semifinal won’t happen in Tokyo.

Posted by Staff @ 6:31 pm in Tokyo | Comments Off on Gasquet Ousts Anderson In Tokyo; Shapovalov Saves Match Point, Bids For First ATP Final

September 29th, 2018

Cilic Leads, but Unseeded Kyrgios, Wawrinka Add Sriracha to Japan Open Field; Preview

A mine field of unseeded floaters as (7) Chung starts against Shapovalov (winner to meet the Wawrinka-Taylor Fritz winner), Simon vs. De Minaur with the winner to meet (3) Tsitsipas, and (8) Gasquet vs. Kyrgios 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

Rising youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and former champ Lucas Pouille will contend, along with a few unseeded floaters giving the seeds some early challenges.

Posted by Staff @ 2:40 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

August 28th, 2018

Djokovic Survives Heat, Fucsovics At US Open, Federer Happy; Murray v Verdasco Wed

The US Open was hot on Tuesday, and will stay hot on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in US Open | 49 Comments »

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 | Comments Off on Thiem Leads Floater-Filled Field at ATP German Open Hamburg; Preview

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 »