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October 29th, 2015

Roger Federer Needs Three To Reach Basel QFs; Rafael Nadal Challenges Marin Cilic Friday

Roger Federer was a winner Thursday in Basel. Rafael Nadal will face Marin Cilic Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 pm in Fall Season | 160 Comments »

October 25th, 2015

Federer Headlines Basel, Ferrer in Valencia; ATP Previews

Federer (2014,’11-10,’08-06) is the lone former champ in the field. “I remember I was always very nervous on court because I always wanted to do so well here,” said Federer, who lost to Andre Agassi in the first round in his first appearance in 1998.

Posted by Staff @ 4:02 pm in Tennis | 47 Comments »

October 25th, 2015

Is The Race To London ATP Finals Already Over?

Richard Gasquet is the only player left with a chance to qualify for London.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:06 pm in ATP Finals | 3 Comments »

October 17th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Radwanska, 4 Top 10 in Moscow; Lux, Stockholm, Vienna

Notes: Strong seeding but not a lot of field depth…(4) Tomic will start against the Querrey-Baghdatis winner…Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Wildcards went to Berdych, Swede Mike Ymer and Finn Jarkko Nieminen…Last year Berdych came from a set down to beat Dimitrov in the final…Berdych trying to become the first Stockholm back-to-back winner since James Blake (2005-06)…Former champs in the field are Berdych (2014,’12), Dimitrov (2013), and Baghdatis (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 3:18 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 10th, 2015

Djokovic, Defending Champ Federer Lead All-Star Shanghai Masters Field

Early challenges include (11) Gasquet vs. Muller, (5) Berdych vs. Sock, (8) Nadal vs. Karlovic, (6) Nishikori vs. Kyrgios, (12) Anderson vs. Haas, and (16) Tsonga vs. Robredo…

Posted by Staff @ 9:50 pm in Shanghai, Tennis | 65 Comments »

October 6th, 2015

Djokovic Rolls In Beijing Opener, Nadal Unimpressive, Ivanovic Beats Venus; Nishikori, Wawrinka In Tokyo Action

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal returned with wins Tuesday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 5:19 pm in beijing | 13 Comments »

October 4th, 2015

Japanese Hero Kei Nishikori Stars In Tokyo Title Defense; Stan Wawrinka The Top Seed

Defending champion Kei Nishikori returns to Tokyo seeking a third title there.

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Asia | 2 Comments »

September 29th, 2015

2015 Marquee Fall Schedules: Find Out Where Djokovic, Federer, Nadal And Murray Will Be Playing

Sean Randall previews the fall season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:54 am in Fall Season | 12 Comments »

September 10th, 2015

Federer PeRFect Again, Rips Gasquet, Will Meet Countryman Wawrinka In US Open Semifinals Friday

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will meet in the US Open semifinals on Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 am in US Open | 54 Comments »

September 8th, 2015

Federer Masters Isner; Serena v Venus Tonight at US Open

Federer navigated the first-set tiebreak easily, and ended the second-set dogfight tiebreak with a ridiculous screaming backhand down the line from outside the court. Isner challenged the call but to no avail. The Swiss broke Isner at 6-5 in the final set, the first time Isner has been broken at the US Open in 100+ service games stretching back to last year.

Posted by Staff @ 12:13 am in US Open | 422 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »

August 27th, 2015

US Open Draw Preview: Murray Lands In Federer’s Half, Djokovic Might See Nadal In QFs

Sean Randall breaks down the US Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:37 pm in US Open | 172 Comments »

August 21st, 2015

Djokovic, Murray Survive Scares In Cincinnati, Nadal Doesn’t; Federer Flies Past Anderson

Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were all pushed to the edge Thursday in Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Roger Federer had an easy day.

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in Cincinnati | 176 Comments »

August 20th, 2015

Nadal Closes In On Federer QF Cincinnati Showdown; Murray v Dimitrov Thursday

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are one day from a QF collision in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 2:18 am in Cincinnati | 303 Comments »

August 16th, 2015

Cincinnati Previews: Federer, Serena Must Step to Challenges

All the big dogs take to the court on both the men’s and women’s sides in Cincinnati, which sees defending champ Roger Federer return to the court after skipping Montreal last week.

Posted by Special @ 1:10 pm in Cincinnati, Tennis | 17 Comments »