The X Blog - Dysfunctional Tennis Blogging at its Finest

July 29th, 2018

Isner Beats Harrison for 5th ATP Atlanta Title

Harrison won the first set for the first time in the tournament, winning every other match of the week from a set down. Isner evened the match in the second set, and in the third set broke Harrison in the first game, with the match never in doubt from there.

Posted by Staff @ 10:03 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

July 22nd, 2018

Isner Goes for 5th ATP Atlanta Open Title as US Open Series Begins; Preview

Interesting starts include (1) Isner vs. the rising Aussie Minaur, (7) M.Zverev vs. the hot-handed Smyczek, (4) Ebden vs. Karlovic, and the Newport finalist Ramanathan vs. Taylor Fritz, winner to meet (3) Chung…

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 pm in Tennis | 91 Comments »

July 15th, 2018

Zverev, Karlovic, Mahut, Hewitt at ATP Hall of Fame Newport on Grass

Tough opening-round match-ups include (6) Muller vs. Baghdatis, (7) De Minaur vs. Karlovic, and (5) Harrison vs. Mahut…

Posted by Staff @ 11:14 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Isner, Querrey, Sock, Kyrgios Lead U.S.-Heavy Field at ATP Houston; Preview

Look for the gassed Isner to go out early after winning Miami then Davis Cup over the weekend…Nice draw for (2) Querrey to meet (4) Kyrgios in the semis…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:22 am in Tennis | Comments Off

March 9th, 2018

Moms Serena, Azarenka Win In Comebacks At Indian Wells; Muguruza, Halep Friday

A pair of mothers made winning returns Thursday night at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 8:15 am in Indian Wells | 32 Comments »

March 8th, 2018

Osaka Ousts Sharapova At Indian Wells; Moms Serena, Azarenka Return Today

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka make their returns tonight in Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 am in Indian Wells | 37 Comments »

February 10th, 2018

Black Tennis Courts, Querrey, Isner Headline New ATP New York Open

It is the first edition of the event in New York after it relocated from Memphis, taking place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale; the tournament reportedly will be the first on the ATP World Tour to use black tennis courts…

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 15th, 2018

Nadal, Kyrgios, Dimitrov Cruise At Australian Open; Anderson, Isner, Sock Out

Rafael Nadal looked real good Monday in his Australian Open first round match.

Posted by Staff @ 7:40 am in Australian Open | 10 Comments »

January 7th, 2018

Kyrgios Wins 1st ATP Title Since 2016 at Home in Brisbane

Kyrgios showed his mettle during the week in coming from a set down to beat Aussie compatriot Matthew Ebden, then Alexandr Dolgopolov, then Dimitrov in the semis.

Posted by Staff @ 11:17 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 5th, 2018

Dimitrov, Kyrgios Set Up Brisbane SF; Frenchmen Monfils, Simon Seek Saturday Titles

The first two ATP titles are up for grabs Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:57 pm in Brisbane, Doha | 6 Comments »

July 30th, 2017

Fighting Off Sets Points, Isner Wins 4th ATP Atlanta Title

“The match I lost to Dudi Sela [at Wimbledon] was a blessing,” Isner said of his aggressiveness. “I had a sit-down with my staff and hashed things out. I was playing tentative and scared, not to win. I told myself that’s not the way to play.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:16 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

July 24th, 2017

Kyrgios Withdraws, Isner Large, in Charge at Atlanta; ATP Preview

Opening-round matches of interest include (1) Sock vs. the upset specialist and 2014 finalist Sela in a first-time meeting, (5) Edmund vs. the veteran and 2015 finalist Baghdatis, (8) Donaldson vs. Escobedo in an all-American encounter, (6) Young vs. (Q) Smyczek in another all-American, and (2) Isner vs. the Fratangelo-Pospisil winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

June 17th, 2017

Early Test for Murray, Others in Loaded Field at Aegon/Queen’s Club; ATP Preview

Former champs in the field are Murray (2016-15,’13,’11,’09), Dimitrov (2014), Cilic (2012), and Querrey (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Grass season, Tennis | 89 Comments »

May 22nd, 2017

Wawrinka, Raonic Among Lots of Big Names at ATP Geneva, Lyon Before French; Previews

Geneva boasts two of the Top 10 after last-minute wildcards…Potential tough starts for (1) Wawrinka vs. Sousa who always plays him close, and (7) Lorenzi vs. Anderson…

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Tennis | Comments Off