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March 20th, 2013

Pennetta Lines Up Serena; Blake v Harrison Wed. at Sony in Miami

“I tried to be ready for Indian Wells but my ankle wasn’t ready, so I had to wait another few weeks,” Na said. “I really wanted to be 100 percent ready to come back to the court, because otherwise it would be dangerous. I’ve been really looking forward to coming back. I feel like I had another off-season just now.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:04 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

March 10th, 2013

After Isner’s Loss America May Have No Players In ATP Top 20 Next Week

The U.S. may not have any men in the Top 20 next week in the ATP Rankings, and that would be a first!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:41 pm in American tennis | 7 Comments »

March 10th, 2013

Nadal, Federer Roll At Indian Wells; American Youngsters Fizzle; Djokovic, Murray Today

Rafael Nadal looked good, not great, in his hardcourt debut while the American youngsters crashed out.

Posted by Staff @ 9:36 am in Indian Wells | 114 Comments »

March 8th, 2013

Nadal Makes Hardcourt Debut Saturday At Indian Wells; Federer Opens Title Defense; American Girls Hold Court

Rafael Nadal makes his return to hardcourts Saturday at Indian Wells while Roger Federer opens his title defense.

Posted by Staff @ 11:49 pm in Indian Wells | 151 Comments »

January 14th, 2013

Australian Open Day 1 Wrap: Hewitt Out; Sharapova Bakes 2 Bagels

“There are some few adjustments that I need to make and get a little bit sharper on the court,” said Djokovic, who will next face American Ryan Harrison. “But it’s expected in the first match you’re still not a 100 percent on the court.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 43 Comments »

January 8th, 2013

Stephens, Madison, Davis Lead American Wins; Tomic Advances In Sydney

American women continue their surge during week two of the tennis season, while Bernard Tomic wins and Grigor Dimitrov falls.

Posted by Staff @ 2:15 pm in Sydney | 63 Comments »

July 18th, 2012

Blake Bests Harrison For First Win Of Season; Roddick v. Mahut Today In Atlanta

James Blake earned his first win of the season putting away 20-year-old Ryan Harrison last night in Atlanta.

Posted by Special @ 9:37 am in 2012 Season | Comments Off

July 8th, 2012

Serena Williams Back on Court; Isner at Newport; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Of course Isner could meet Mahut in the second round; players looking to get additional grasscourt practice in for the Olympics in London at Wimbledon; first-rounders of interest are (5) Bogomolov Jr. vs. Querrey, and (WC) Hewitt vs. Canadian riser Vasek “Popsicle” Pospisil; other wildcards went to Americans Jack Sock and Harrison; Isner (2011) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

June 24th, 2012

Packed Monday at Wimbledon includes Novak, Maria, Venus, Kim, More

The 126th edition of The Championships at Wimbledon kicks off Monday with a slew of interesting match-ups, including three former No. 1s who are unseeded, Kim Clijsters’ last Wimbledon, and world No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova in action.

Posted by Staff @ 6:24 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 162 Comments »

May 27th, 2012

Djokovic Opens Bid For “Djoker Slam”, Federer, Azarenka Also Scheduled; Roddick Roughed Up At Roland Garros

Novak Djokovic begins his quest for a Djoker Slam.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:15 pm in French Open | 143 Comments »

May 20th, 2012

ATP/WTA Previews: Dusseldorf, Nice, Brussels, Strasbourg

(1) Isner after a bye could face X-Man, and (6) Haase starts against former No. 1 and French Open champion Ferrero; seeds Isner, Simon and Tomic make their debuts in Nice; the Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles; Almagro (2011) is the lone returning champ in the field, defeating Victor Hanescu in last year’s seat-emptying final.

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

April 8th, 2012

Isner, Fish in Houston, Woz in Copenhagen; ATP and WTA Previews

Seeds: Mardy Fish, John Isner, Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez, Juan Monaco, Kevin “Mr.” Anderson, Carlos Berlocq, Alex Bogomolov Jr., “Dr.” Ivo Karlovic

Posted by Staff @ 1:22 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

April 5th, 2012

Davis Cup QF Preview: Can Isner Fray The French Nerves? Will Spain, Serbia Prevail Without Nadal, Djokovic?

A preview of this weekend’s Davis Cup matchups.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:43 pm in Davis Cup | 29 Comments »

April 5th, 2012

Thursday U.S. Davis Cup Team Interview Transcript

RYAN HARRISON: Well, I think I have the advantage of being a practice partner a couple years ago, also being a part of that fantastic tie we had in Switzerland. Like Jim said, I played the dead rubber match for me to get out there. We discussed a lot of that stuff in the past. Obviously we talked about it, just like we talked about many other things for this match. I think we’re both on the same page. We both have a very clear mindset of what has to be done in order to get the job done. We’re going to try to go out and execute tomorrow.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Tennis | Comments Off

March 25th, 2012

Federer, Djokovic Ease Into Miami Third Round; Murray v Raonic (Hopefully) On Tap For Sunday

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick were all easy winners on Saturday in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 1:12 am in Miami | 61 Comments »