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January 4th, 2014

Del Potro in Sydney; ATP/WTA Tennis Previews

Notes: Sam Stosur still injured?…Tough draws for (3) Vesnina against the Puerto Rican riser Puig, and (5) Pennetta against the former No. 1 Venus…Venus on the small-tournament guarantee-cash circuit this year?…Wildcards went to Aussies Casey Dellacqua, Olivia Rogowska and Storm Sanders…Storm Sanders is an awesome sports name, period…Pulling from the tournament were Nadia Petrova, Ashleigh Barty and Stefanie Voegele…Vesnina in last year’s final beat Barthel…Returning former champs in the field are Vesnina (2013), Barthel (2012), and Jie Zheng (2005).

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 8th, 2013

Nadal Dominates In Madrid Opener, Azarena Loses First Match Of Year; Federer v Nishikori Thursday

Rafael Nadal looked sharp in his Madrid opener today at the Magic Box.

Posted by Staff @ 10:09 pm in Madrid | 69 Comments »

August 7th, 2011

Stepanek, Haase, Radwanska Win Titles; X-Notes

It was the first title for the 22-year-old Radwanska since Eastbourne in 2008. Zvonareva fell to 12-17 in career finals, and snapped a nine-match winning streak after winning the Baku title two weeks ago.

Posted by Staff @ 11:08 pm in Tennis | 85 Comments »

April 11th, 2011

Federer Begins Clay Season Against Kohlschreiber in Monte Carlo; Raonic v. Gulbis Undercard

Roger Federer begins his clay campaign against the tricky Phil Kohlschreiber.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:53 pm in Tennis | 40 Comments »

November 20th, 2010

Nadal Wins No. 1, Sportsmanship Award; Federer Named ATP Fan Favorite

Rafael Nadal took home top honors in the 2010 ATP Awards.

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 am in 2010 Season, ATP | 20 Comments »

June 24th, 2010

Isner Wins Marathon, Nadal’s Turn to Escape at Wimbledon

John Isner and Rafael Nadal win different kinds of five sets matches on Thursday at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:54 pm in Wimbledon | 106 Comments »

January 15th, 2010

2010 Australian Open Tennis Predictions

Since their first and only slam final to date, Federer reached the final at the next four slams.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 12:33 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Australian Open, Grand Slams | 107 Comments »

April 28th, 2008

ATP Barcelona Blog

Whoever coined the phrase “Sunny Spain” must have been drinking a bit too much vino tinto. The weather today was a cloudy and damp 61 degrees.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 pm in ATP, Barcelona | 29 Comments »