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January 26th, 2016

Roger Federer Admits Mistake In Assessing Bernard Tomic: “My Bad”

Roger Federer try to clear up the Bernard Tomic controversy.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:45 am in Australian Open | 7 Comments »

January 26th, 2016

Roger Federer Says He Likes Nick Kyrgios’s Personality And He Enjoys Watching Him Play

Would you believe Roger Federer is a fan of Nick Kyrgios?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:20 am in Australian Open | 3 Comments »

January 25th, 2016

Raonic Stumps Stan; Federer, Djokovic on Court Tuesday at Australian Open

It was also a landmark win considering the Canadian hadn’t beaten a Top 10 player at a Slam in five years. In the fifth set Raonic broke for a 4-2 lead and rode out the match from there, winning the last game at love.

Posted by Staff @ 8:39 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 25 Comments »

January 24th, 2016

Djokovic, Berdych Survive 5-Set Scares, Federer Barely Breaks Sweat in Oz

“I know exactly what I was doing, but I won’t say it. I had a plan,” the Frenchman said.

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 130 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Bernard Tomic Says Roger Federer’s Level Is No Where Close To Where Novak Djokovic Is At

Listen to what Bernard Tomic has to say.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:20 pm in Australian Open | 364 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Murray v Tomic Next on Aussie Radar; Djokovic, Federer Up Sunday; X-Notes

Isner is 1-6 career against Ferrer. The winner of the match-up will meet the Murray-Tomic victor in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 66 Comments »

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 »