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May 8th, 2011

Djokovic v Nadal Show Moves to Rome; Men’s and Women’s Previews

On the women’s side the talking points are — who is going to win this week? Because seemingly anybody can win. No one can maintain a roll.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:55 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

May 2nd, 2010

Nadal Beats Ferrer for 5th Rome Title

“I am 23 and sure 17 is a very important number for me,” Nadal said.”There are some tournaments coming up – Madrid is coming up soon — and so I’m going to try to keep winning, but these tournaments are very difficult and some of the best players in the world are there…Probably I didn’t play as well as Monte Carlo. I played well, but not as well as Monte Carlo, but the important thing is winning.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:51 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

April 25th, 2010

Federer, Nadal in Rome; Loaded Stuttgart WTA Field; Previews

Wow, two unseeded former No. 1s in Henin and Ivanovic; lots o’ first-round meetings of interest…

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 70 Comments »

May 8th, 2009

Safina, Kuznetsova Reach 2nd Final in Two Weeks at Rome

Safina was 0-2 career against Williams, but the elder Williams sister could not hold on to a set and a break in the second lead. Safina leads Kuznetsova 7-5 in career meetings, but lost to her countrywoman last weekend in the Stuttgart final.

Posted by Staff @ 5:13 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

May 6th, 2009

Serena Williams Ousted 1st Rd in Rome After Disparaging Safina

“Well, we all know who the real No. 1 is,” Williams said Monday in response to a question regarding her world No. 2 standing and Safina’s top spot. “Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 am in Tennis | 53 Comments »

May 4th, 2009

Venus Survives 3-set Scare in Opener at WTA Rome

“We both played aggressive,” Venus told the media. “She’s just going for every shot, for the lines. I was OK with the match being a little longer. I just I want to hit balls. In a way it’s not too bad to go three sets.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:49 pm in Tennis | 14 Comments »

May 3rd, 2009

Nadal Wins Title, Djokovic Ranking Drop in Rome

“One of the most important of my career,” Nadal told reporters in regard to the Rome title. “Win in Rome is a a big title. I have right now 15 Masters 1000 in my career, so that’s a lot, and I’m very happy for that. Win here in Rome is always unbelievable.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:35 pm in Tennis | 274 Comments »

April 30th, 2009

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Into ATP Masters Rome Quarters

No. 12 seed Fernando “Gonzo” Gonzalez impressively broke his racquet in half over his knee in the first set before overcoming unseeded Austrian Jurgen “Tuna” Melzer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 6:28 pm in Tennis | 132 Comments »

April 29th, 2009

Nadal, Federer Win; Murray Toppled Early at ATP Rome

Barcelona runner-up David Ferrer was another first-round casualty, losing a rain-delayed three-setter to France’s Paul-Henri Mathieu.

Posted by Staff @ 8:00 pm in Tennis | 114 Comments »

April 27th, 2009

Blake Bombs, Rain Ends Day at ATP Masters Rome

“I don’t know how I’m going turn it around,” Blake said. “I’ve played worse before and turned it around and had some good results — hopefully this time it’ll be the same. I’ll have some bad times and there will be plenty of ups too hopefully still after my career. If I don’t start playing better than I did today, I’ll be out (of the French Open) early though. I need to make some adjustments in the next three weeks.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:20 pm in Tennis | 23 Comments »

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1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 David Ferrer5 Simona Halep
6 Tomas Berdych6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Milos Raonic9 Maria Sharapova
10 John Isner10 Dominika Cibulkova
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