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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 | No Comments »

March 10th, 2017

Americans Harrison, Opelka, Tiafoe Fall At Indian Wells; Nadal-Tomic Doubles, Fritz Friday

It was a slow start for American men at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 10:16 am in Indian Wells | 8 Comments »

February 19th, 2017

Unseeded American Harrison Wins Emotional 1st Title at ATP Memphis

“I don’t think I had a single easy hold in the second set,” Harrison said. “He came out and was playing really good tennis.

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

July 26th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Double Faults Out Of Canadian Open To Teen Denis Shapovalov; Stan Wawrinka Tuesday

Just 17, Canadian Denis Shapovalov announced himself as one of the future stars of the game ousting Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Canadian Open | Comments Off

February 24th, 2016

Americans Taylor Fritz, Ryan Harrison Pull Off Upsets In Acapulco

Taylor Fritz earned his second career Top 30 victory Tuesday in Acapulco where he upset 30th-ranked Jeremy Chardy.

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Acapulco | 4 Comments »

August 16th, 2015

Ryan Harrison Threatened Thanasi Kokkinakis During Cincinnati Qualifying Last Night [Video]

Ryan Harrison got into it with Thanasi Kokkinakis last night in Cincinnati.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:51 pm in Cincinnati, Videos | 10 Comments »

March 13th, 2015

Serena Makes Indian Wells Return Tonight; Harrison Saves 2 MPs, Turns Away Fish

Serena is back in Indian Wells tonight.

Posted by Staff @ 9:13 am in Indian Wells | 50 Comments »

February 26th, 2015

After 7 Years, Ryan Harrison Finally Got His First Top 10 Win, Now He’s Ready To Become The Best In The World!

Ryan Harrison won his first career Top 10 match.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:00 am in 2015 Season | 13 Comments »

August 26th, 2013

Federer, Nadal Begin March To US Open Quarters; Serena Opens Title Defense

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal open their 2013 US Open campaigns today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:17 am in US Open | 54 Comments »

July 31st, 2013

Del Potro Returns In Washington Today, He’s My No. 2 Favorite For The U.S. Open Right Now; Robson v Kvitova In Carlsbad

My No. 2 pick for the US Open Juan Martin Del Potro begins his summer hardcourt campaign tonight in Washington.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:24 am in Washington | 13 Comments »

July 27th, 2013

Del Potro Heads Washington; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Three former No. 1s among the seeds…No Williams sisters but plenty of Top 10ers and floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough openers for (1) Azarenka after a bye against Pennetta or Schiavone, (4) Vinci after a bye likely against the veteran Mattek-Sands, (7) Ivanovic vs. Cibulkova, (5) Stosur vs. the rolling Lepchenko, and (2) Radwanska after a bye likely vs. the veteran Hantuchova…Wildcards went to American Allie Kiick, France’s Virginie Razzano, and Stosur…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Bojana Jovanovski, Kristina Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova…Martina Hingis and Hantuchova received a wildcard in doubles…Cibulkova beat Bartoli in the final last year…Returning champions in the field are Cibulkova (2012), Radwanska (2011), and Kuznetsova (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »