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July 7th, 2015

Federer, Murray Head Toward SFs, Djokovic Faces Cilic Test; Wimbledon QF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall handicaps the Wimbledon men’s quarterfinals. Can the top 3 – Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray – advance to the semifinals?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:46 pm in Wimbledon | 341 Comments »

July 6th, 2015

Djokovic Delayed; Federer, Murray Charge Into Wimbledon Quarters

“I got off to a good start and kept rolling,” said the seven-time Wimbledon champ. “Maybe Roberto wasn’t at his very best. Midway through the second, he hurt himself. Still, he was out there and he was actually still moving okay, so I had to put him away, which I was able to do.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:41 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 107 Comments »

July 5th, 2015

The Best Day In Tennis! Djokovic, Federer, Murray In Action Plus Serena v Venus At Wimbledon On Monday

Will Ivo Karlovic spoil Andy Murray’s Wimbledon bid? Fourth round picks and pans!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:57 pm in Wimbledon | 314 Comments »

June 26th, 2015

Wimbledon Men’s Preview: Tough Draws All Around With Murray-Nadal, Federer-Berdych QFs

Sean Randall previews Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:18 am in Wimbledon | 134 Comments »

June 23rd, 2015

I Have Novak Djokovic As My Early Wimbledon Favorite, But I’m Not Crazy About It

Some early thoughts on the Wimbledon favorites.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:28 pm in Wimbledon | 111 Comments »

May 4th, 2015

Federer, Gasquet, Pliskova, Svitolina Win ATP/WTA Titles

Cuevas fell to 3-1 in career finals. “It’s difficult to face Roger, not only because of his game but also to stay focused on the game and not get distracted,” Cuevas said. “It was a very good experience for me, and I think it will help me in the future.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

May 2nd, 2015

Federer Meets Cuevas In Istanbul Final; Murray Seeks First Career Clay Title In Munich

Roger Federer and Andy Murray seek clay titles Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 2:51 pm in Estoril | 38 Comments »

April 25th, 2015

ATP Previews: Federer in Turkey?; Munich, Estoril

The first-ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey debuts, with organizers spending for Roger Federer to mark the occasion…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, but potential tough starts for (7) Youzhny vs. Bellucci, and (5) Haider-Maurer vs. Dodig…Wildcards were awarded to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, Turkey’s Cem Ilkel, and Russian Andrey Rublev.

Posted by Staff @ 4:15 pm in Tennis | 26 Comments »

April 9th, 2015

Del Potro Withdraws From Monte Carlo; Kyrgios, Gasquet Also Out

Juan Martin del Potro won’t be playing Monte Carlo next week.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:10 am in Monte Carlo | 12 Comments »

March 18th, 2015

Kvitova, Kyrgios, Gasquet Out Of Miami

Three names are already out of Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 2:32 pm in Injuries, Miami | 5 Comments »

February 8th, 2015

France Shocks in Fed Cup; Gasquet Leads ATP Winners

“I was either going to be a genius or a nonsense captain,” Mauresmo said. “I took the decision to play Kristina because I knew she had the game to beat Errani. We knew the tactics and she was able to deliver on the court which is always the toughest thing to do.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 3rd, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Stars Come Out at 4 Events in Week 1

The stars are coming out on week one, even uncharacteristically on the women’s side, as current No. 1 Novak Djokovic and former top dogs Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic compete at four events in week one of 2015.

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in 2015 Season, Tennis | 10 Comments »

September 29th, 2014

Nadal Returns Tonight In Beijing, Djokovic Begins Final No. 1 Push; Serena Survives Scare

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal open their fall season Tuesday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 1:37 pm in beijing | 54 Comments »

September 21st, 2014

ATP/WTA Preview: Loaded Women’s Field at China Debut Event

Notes: It’s the debut of the Premier 5 Series event in China…Victoria Azarenka pulls from the event with a foot injury, and announces she will miss the rest of the year…Potential tough starts include (1) Serena Williams after a bye vs. her nemesis Cornet, the struggling (6) Bouchard after a bye vs. the resurgent Peng, (4) Sharapova after a bye vs. countrywoman and former world No. 2 Kuznetsova, (5) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Venus/Garcia winner, (16) Petkovic vs. the comer (Q) Vekic, (12) Cibulkova vs. the big-hitting Keys, and (14) Safarova vs. the likewise big-hitting Lisicki…

Posted by Staff @ 6:47 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 10th, 2014

Cincinnati Preview: Djokovic, Serena Attempt to Rebound

Women’s Notes: Potential tough first-rounders went to (1) Serena vs. the former Slam winner Stosur, (7) Bouchard vs. Kuznetsova, (5) Sharapova vs. the Cornet/Keys winner, and (16) Safarova vs. Venus…Wildcards went to Americans Lauren Davis and Christina McHale, and Swiss Belinda Bencic…Pulling from the event were Li Na and Yvonne Meusburger…Last year Azarenka beat Serena Williams in the final…Returning champs in the field are Azarenka (2013), Sharapova (2011), and Jankovic (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in Cincinnati | 7 Comments »