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January 18th, 2019

Easy Day For Federer, Nadal Who Dominate Youngsters At Australian Open; Djokovic Duels Shapovalov Next

The young gen players continue to make inroads, but Roger and Rafa still rule.

Posted by Staff @ 9:02 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 16th, 2019

Federer, Nadal Post Australian Open Wins, Americans Score Upsets; Djokovic v Tsonga Thurs.

Tournament favorite Novak Djokovic returns Thursday in Melbourne to take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a rematch of their 2008 final.

Posted by Staff @ 8:09 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 14th, 2019

Murray Falls In Thrilling Final Australian Open Match; Federer, Nadal Advance

Andy Murray fittingly gave it his all in his final match at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 am in Australian Open | 12 Comments »

January 12th, 2019

Murray Opens Farewell Australian Open Monday; Federer, Nadal, Wozniacki On Court

Andy Murray begins his final Australian Open Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 11:06 pm in Australian Open | 38 Comments »

January 4th, 2019

Djokovic Not Agut Enough, Falls To Spaniard In Doha Shocker

Novak Djokovic has now failed to win his last three events.

Posted by Staff @ 8:11 pm in Doha | 9 Comments »

January 3rd, 2019

Djokovic Goes The Distance Again In Doha Win Over Basilashvili, Wawrinka Ousted

Novak Djokovic has now won 38 of his last 41 matches, and 13 straight in Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 6:58 pm in Doha | 12 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Thiem Headlines, Wawrinka Spices-Up St. Pete Open; ATP Preview

Stan Wawrinka takes a wildcard into St. Pete where as an unseeded player he is looking at a meeting with No. 4 Karen Khachanov in the second round.

Posted by Staff @ 3:02 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 14th, 2018

Davis Cup SF: Nadal-Less Spaniard Travel To France; Croatians Cilic, Coric Host USA

Will this be the last tradition Davis Cup semifinal round?

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 am in Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

July 22nd, 2018

Hot-Handed Fognini to Defend, Face Last Year’s Finalist in Opener at ATP Gstaad

Fognin is the defending champion, in last year’s final defeating surprise German finalist Yannick Hanfmann; Hanfmann qualified and could meet Fognini in his opener.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Hot-Handed Fognini to Defend, Face Last Year’s Finalist in Opener at ATP Gstaad

June 22nd, 2018

Federer Wins 19th Straight On Grass At Halle; Coric Into First Grass SF

Roger Federer is the big favorite to win another Halle title this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 8:03 pm in Halle | 1 Comment »

April 28th, 2018

Zverev Defending Champion Next Week at ATP Munich; Preview

Potential tough starts for the oft-injured (7) Monfils vs. the riser Basic, and (6) Kohlschreiber vs. Karlovic…

Posted by Staff @ 6:20 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Zverev Defending Champion Next Week at ATP Munich; Preview

April 21st, 2018

Nadal Goes for 11 at ATP Barcelona Open; Preview

(1) Nadal looking at the wrist-addled (14) Nishikori 3rd rd. then (6) Djokovic then (4) Goffin…

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

March 3rd, 2018

Bautista Agut Turns Around Drought for ATP Dubai Title

“I played very good, very aggressively,” Bautista Agut said after claiming his second title of 2018. “I didn’t give him all the court, all the control of the game. I played very good tennis tonight.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Bautista Agut Turns Around Drought for ATP Dubai Title

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 »