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March 21st, 2011

Top Names Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Defending Champ Roddick Lead Miami Field, But Who’ll Win?

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer could meet in the Miami semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:30 pm in Miami | 92 Comments »

March 15th, 2011

Nadal, Del Potro Near SF Clash; Federer, Djokovic, Roddick Headline Indian Wells Big Tuesday

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick headline a very busy Tuesday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:23 pm in Tennis | 159 Comments »

March 14th, 2011

Djokovic Stays Perfect, Federer, Roddick Win; Nadal, Del Potro Today at Indian Wells

Novak Djokovic stays perfect in 2011, Rafael Nadal is back on court today at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:32 am in Tennis | 75 Comments »

March 13th, 2011

Madness Gets to Murray; Federer, Djokovic Roddick in Action Today at Indian Wells

Andy Murray continued his tailspin with an early exit at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:32 am in Indian Wells | 156 Comments »

March 12th, 2011

Nadal, Del Potro, Murray Lead Way as March Madness Begins at Indian Wells

March Madness tennis style officially begins today at Indian Wells.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:38 pm in Indian Wells | 91 Comments »

February 21st, 2011

ATP/WTA Previews; Diving Roddick Trips Big Baby Raonic

Andy Roddick stopped shooting star Milos “Big Baby” Raonic, halting the baby-faced Canadian giant from a claiming a second consecutive title with a 7-6(7), 6-7(11), 7-5 win in the Memphis final Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:10 am in Tennis | 36 Comments »

February 13th, 2011

Soderling Repeats in Rotterdam; Verdasco Bids to do Same in San Jose

Fernando Verdasco will try to match Robin Soderling’s effort and win his second straight San Jose title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:32 pm in San Jose | 65 Comments »

February 12th, 2011

Monfils Withdrawal Sends Raonic to First ATP Final, Awaits Verdasco or Del Potro in San Jose

Milos Raonic is into his first ATP final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:43 am in San Jose | 166 Comments »

February 9th, 2011

Querrey Losing Streak Hits Six in San Jose, Del Potro Wins; Murray Returns in Rotterdam

Slumping Sam Querrey loses another, Del Potro picks up a win and Murray returns.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:37 am in San Jose | 24 Comments »

February 6th, 2011

Clijsters Closes on No. 1; Winners & Losers; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Top-seeded Hot Sauce opens against American wildcard Rajeev Ram, to face the winner of Karlovic vs. Ryan Sweeting…Jamaican-turned-German Dustin Brown starts against “The” Donald Young, and (4) Malisse vs. Raonic…Verdasco is 5-0 career in San Jose, last year beating Andy Roddick in the final…Verdasco (2010) and Hewitt (2002) only returning champions in the field…No player has ever won three straight San Jose titles, but winning two in a row: Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Mark Philippoussis, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe.

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Tennis | 89 Comments »

January 21st, 2011

Roddick Hurts Haase, Federer Returns to Form; Will Youth be Served Saturday at the Australian Open?

For 90 minutes or so it looked like Andy Roddick was in serious trouble against upstart Robin Haase.

Posted by Staff @ 8:43 am in Australian Open | 289 Comments »

January 20th, 2011

Young Tomic (AUS), Raonic (CAN), Berankis (LTU) Shine in Men’s Upsets at Australian Open; X-Notes

Matches to look out for on a loaded Friday in Melbourne include (2) Roger Federer vs. Xavier “X-Man” Malisse, (19) Stan Wawrinka vs. (12) Gael “Force” Monfils, an all-Serb in (29) Viktor Troicki vs. (3) Novak Djokovic, (8) Andy Roddick vs. Dutchman Robin Haase, Kei “Special K” Nishikori vs. Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco, (6) Tomas Berdych vs. (28) Richard Gasquet, and (14) Nicolas Almagro vs. (17) Ivan Ljubicic.

Posted by Staff @ 9:09 am in Tennis | 30 Comments »

January 18th, 2011

Federer Faces Simon Test Tonight; Top Seeds Breeze at Australian Open

Remarks on the first round of play in Australia.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:16 pm in Australian Open | 376 Comments »

January 10th, 2011

Del Potro Wins! Stubborn Roddick Gets Pushed Around (Again)

Juan Martin Del Potro makes a winning return while Andy Roddick is really turning into a pusher.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:47 am in 2011 Season, Sydney | 148 Comments »

January 9th, 2011

Federer, Soderling Capture Titles; U.S. Wins Hopman; Tennis-X Notes

Russian workhorse Nikolay Davydenko was one match away from duplicating the 2010 feat when he defeated the top two players in the world, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, to repeat as Doha champion on Sunday, but this time the world No. 2 Federer was having none of it. Federer defeated Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 to claim his third career Qatar ExxonMobil Open title in Doha.

Posted by Staff @ 5:06 pm in Tennis | 20 Comments »

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