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October 2nd, 2016

Berdych Bounces Back from Surgery, Beats Gasquet in ATP Shenzhen Final

“Five weeks ago I was in hospital, now I’m sitting here with the trophy,” said Berdych, who missed the US Open due to an appendicitis. “Things are changing very quickly.

Posted by Staff @ 5:35 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Defending Champ Tomas Berdych To Meet Richard Gasquet In Shenzhen Final

After suffering from appendicitis a month ago, Tomas Berdych is back in a title match.

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 pm in Asia | Comments Off

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 30th, 2016

Berdych, Gasquet Advance To Shenzhen SFs; Khachanov Impresses In Chengdu, Thiem Doesn’t

Semifinals take place Saturday in Asia on the ATP.

Posted by Staff @ 4:30 pm in Asia | Comments Off

September 17th, 2016

Murray Bros Close Gap v Argentina, Will Del Potro Be Fit Sunday? Cilic Looks To Close Out France

Great Britain will have to win both matches Sunday in Davis Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Davis Cup | 21 Comments »

August 30th, 2016

Flat Djokovic Wins In 4 At US Open; Nadal, Cilic Strong; Murray, Del Potro Open Play Tuesday

Novak Djokovic still doesn’t look himself out on court.

Posted by Staff @ 12:47 am in US Open | 31 Comments »

August 26th, 2016

US Open Draw Preview: Can Anyone Stop A Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Final?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open draw. Will we see another Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in US Open | 70 Comments »

August 21st, 2016

Everyone Withdraws from WTA Connecticut; Gasquet Leads Winson-Salem

This tournament has turned into a complete mess with the seeding in chaos as Svetlana Kuznetova withdrew citing a shoulder injury, Johanna Konta pulled with a back injury, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova withdrew citing a back injury, then today (Sunday) Madison Keys injured her neck practicing and withdrew…

Posted by Staff @ 3:34 pm in Connecticut Open, Tennis, Winston-Salem | 2 Comments »

July 3rd, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Wins, Says He’s Ready for Andy Murray Monday at Wimbledon; Roger Federer Returns

“My attitude was great today — very, very happy with the way I played,” said Kyrgios, who will next play Murray in the round of 16. “I definitely have the tools to (beat Murray) but he is probably the favorite now Djokovic is out.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:10 pm in Wimbledon | 126 Comments »

June 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Lead Grass Events Next Week at Halle, Queen’s

Notes: Six of the eight seeds have challenging starts with (1) Murray vs. Mahut, (5) Cilic vs. F-Lo, (6) Bautista Agut vs. Querrey, (3) Raonic vs. Kyrgios, (7) Isner vs. Del Potro, and (2) Wawrinka vs. Hot Sauce…The all-Brit wildcard allocation went to Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans and James Ward…

Posted by Staff @ 6:21 pm in Halle, Queens, Tennis | 172 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray On French Open Collision Course, But The Scot Is A Round Ahead

Will this compressed schedule really hurt Novak Djokovic? Or maybe it helps him?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:38 pm in French Open | 155 Comments »

June 1st, 2016

Djokovic Nails, Gasquet Bails on Wednesday at French Open; Thursday Previews

“It was very, very important to win the second set because it was a very physical match up to that point,” said Murray, who reverted to his grinding form after trouble in the first two rounds of the event.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:06 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 29th, 2016

Richard Gasquet Brings Parisians to Feet with Kei Nishikori Upset at French Open; Novak Djokovic Monday

“I think it was a very important time for me to stop because I was playing not good, I was playing far from the baseline and very slow…I knew that if I wanted to beat this guy, I needed to play very, very deep and very fast, because he’s playing with big rhythm. If I’m playing short like I did in Rome and Madrid, I have no chance to win.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:11 pm in French Open, Tennis | 8 Comments »

May 27th, 2016

Andy Murray Has Short Day, Lines Up John Isner Next at French Open; Djokovic, Tsonga Saturday

“Everything that I did today was pretty high-level,” said Wawrinka, who will next face No. 22 Viktor Troicki, who on Friday beat No. 16 Gilles Simon in straight sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:00 pm in French Open, Tennis | 118 Comments »

May 25th, 2016

Murray Muddles Through Again in 5 At French Open! Djokovic, Nadal On Thursday

“You can’t play too many matches like this if you want to go far in this tournament,” said Murray, who may have already done himself in after more than seven hours on court in two matches.

Posted by Staff @ 5:09 pm in French Open | 57 Comments »