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January 23rd, 2016

Super Sunday! Federer, Djokovic, Serena And Sharapova Headline Start Of Australian Open 4th Round

What a Sunday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 22nd, 2016

Djokovic, Federer Cruise; Berdych Stops Kyrgios Show at Australian Open

Berdych remained calm and composed while Kyrgios, who raced to a 6-1 third-set win, was seemingly rattled by every potential distraction, including at one point music that could be heard from another court.

Posted by Staff @ 8:26 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 71 Comments »

January 22nd, 2016

Roger Federer Went Bananas After Watching This Point From The Sharapova-Davis Tiebreaker [Video]

Watch this reaction to a missed volley from Lauren Davis.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:17 am in Australian Open, Videos | 9 Comments »

January 21st, 2016

Federer v Dimitrov, Kyrgios-Berdych Highlight Friday At Australian Open; Unloved(?) Djokovic Sent To MCA

What a blockbuster line-up Friday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:33 am in Australian Open | 235 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Opinion: Taking a Dump on Match Fixing, On-Court Coaching; Plus Tennis-X Notes

It’s tennis, not a goddam golf match where you need a caddy telling you the distance to the hole.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:34 pm in Tennis | 58 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Roger Federer: Grigor Dimitrov’s On A High Right Now, He’s Got The Game To Be Really Dangerous

Can Grigor Dimitriov finally beat Roger Federer?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:30 am in Australian Open | 24 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Men’s Seeds Cruise, Federer Sets Up ‘Baby Fed’ Meeting at Australian Open

If the women’s side at the Australian Open has been a bubbling cauldron of uncertainty, injuries and upsets, the men’s side has been a peaceful stroll through the Aussie bush collecting flowers and occasionally stopping to solo on the didgeridoo.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Roger Federer Doesn’t Want His Kids To Be Pro Tennis Players

Roger Federer says his kids won’t be pro tennis players.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:41 am in Australian Open | 27 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

Djokovic Still Darling; Paire Rips Rubin After Loss at Australian Open; X-Notes

“I played against a not-good player, but I was very bad today so that’s it, I lost,” Paire said. “I didn’t know him, and after this match, I said, yes, he’s not a good player.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 210 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

Roger Federer: I Want To Hear The Names Of The Match Fixers, Otherwise The Report Is Just Nonsense

Roger Federer speaks about the better allegations.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:56 am in Australian Open, Gambling | 29 Comments »

January 16th, 2016

Roger Federer Explains His Decision To Hire Ivan Ljubicic As His New Coach

Roger Federer talks about the hiring of Ivan Ljubicic.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:41 am in Australian Open, Coaching | 3 Comments »

January 16th, 2016

Roger Federer’s Cold is 90% Gone, So 10% Of It Still Remains!

Roger Federer still has a cold, but it’s almost gone!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:15 am in Australian Open | No Comments »

January 14th, 2016

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Roger Federer Lands In Novak Djokovic’s Half; Can Rafael Nadal Make A Run?

Sean Randall previews the men’s Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:29 pm in Australian Open | 148 Comments »

January 12th, 2016

Poll: Who’s Your Early 2016 Australian Open Favorite? Can Anyone Beat Novak Djokovic?

Who’s your early pick to win the Australian Open?

Posted by Staff @ 10:26 am in Australian Open, Polls | 94 Comments »

January 11th, 2016

Roger Federer Can’t See Himself Playing Mixed Doubles With Martina Hingis BEFORE The Olympics

Roger doesn’t think he’ll play the mixed doubles event at the Olympics.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:45 am in Olympics | 3 Comments »