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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 »

April 21st, 2018

Frenchmen Pouille, Gasquet Among Top Seeds at ATP Budapest; Preview

No Top 10 players and only one Top 30 player at the 2nd edition of the Hungarian Open…

Posted by Staff @ 12:29 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 19th, 2018

Thiem Tames Djokovic, Nadal Next In Monte Carlo; Raonic Injured Again

Four events this year for Novak Djokovic, 0 quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 6:14 pm in Monte Carlo | 102 Comments »

April 19th, 2018

Djokovic Sets Thiem Showdown Thursday In Monte Carlo; Nadal Rolls In Clay Opener

The favorites were straight set winners Wednesday in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 12:52 am in Monte Carlo | 62 Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Gasquet, Paire, The Dog at ATP Marrakech; Preview

Interesting starts for (1) Ramos-Vinolas 2nd rd. vs. Troicki, (5) Haase 2nd rd. vs. Sousa, (6) Paire opening against French countryman Simon, (8) Zverev net-rushing on clay vs. the home-country favorite Lorenzo, and (2) Edmund vs. the veteran Vesely…

Posted by Staff @ 10:47 am in Tennis | Comments Off

February 25th, 2018

Dimitrov, Pouille Head ATP Dubai Field; Preview

Dimitrov the lone Top 10er in the field…Tough start for (5) Gasquet vs. Coric, then Paire…

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 11th, 2018

Pouille Domination Over Gasquet Continues with ATP Montpellier Title

It was Pouille’s fourth straight win over Gasquet who was competing in his sixth straight Montpellier final.

Posted by Staff @ 4:12 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 3rd, 2018

Goffin Top Seed, Large French Contingent at ATP Montpellier; Preview

Tough starts for (1) Goffin vs. Simon, (7) Ferrer vs. the powerful Khachanov, (5) Gasquet vs. the riser Medvedev, and (3) Tsonga vs. the Brown-Mahut winner…(2) Pouille starts against a qualifier…

Posted by Staff @ 5:03 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 18th, 2018

Djokovic Masters Monfils In Australian Open Heat; Big Men Del Potro, Berdych, Zverev Advance

Who survived the heat Thursday at the Australian Open?

Posted by Staff @ 7:44 am in Australian Open | 92 Comments »

January 14th, 2018

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic! Who’s Going To Win The Australian Open?

Sean Randall picks his winner for the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:30 am in Australian Open | 56 Comments »

January 11th, 2018

Good Draw For Nadal At Australian Open; Federer In Djokovic, Del Potro, Zverev, Wawrinka Half

Rafael Nadal should get to the quarterfinals without losing a set!

Posted by Staff @ 6:51 am in Australian Open | 127 Comments »

December 31st, 2017

Djokovic Withdrawal Leaves Thiem in Charge at ATP Doha; Preview

Tough starts for (8) Lopez vs. Spanish countryman G-Lo, and (2) Carreno Busta vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Qatar’s Jabor Al-Mutawa, Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri and France’s Gael Monfils…Withdrawing from the field were Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga…

Posted by Staff @ 1:59 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

November 26th, 2017

Goffin Heroics Can’t Stop France from Claiming 10th Davis Cup

“I’m so proud of my team,” said Pouille after watching France raise the cup for the first time in 16 years. “We really wanted this trophy and finally we’ve got it.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:58 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 4 Comments »

November 23rd, 2017

Goffin, Belgium Seeking First Davis Cup Title This Weekend In France

Belgium seeks a first Davis Cup title this weekend in France.

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Davis Cup | 4 Comments »