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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 »

March 24th, 2012

Venus Bagels Kvitova; Federer v Harrison, Djokovic, Roddick, Serena Today In Miami

Venus Williams continues to look sharp in her return, and Saturday promises to be a huge day in Miami.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:18 am in Tennis | 68 Comments »

March 22nd, 2012

Venus, Clijsters Make Winning Returns In Miami; Serena, Sharapova, Harrison, Nadal Today

Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters made successful returns from ailments Wednesday in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 9:41 am in Miami | 16 Comments »

March 14th, 2012

Djokovic, Federer Struggle, Azarenka Rolls at Indian Wells; Thursday Preview

“I was pissed, yeah, in the first set especially losing 6-love is not fun,” Radwanska said. “Especially when you expect that you’re at this kind of level that you can beat anyone. But then I was seeing that she was playing just too good.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Indian Wells | 102 Comments »

March 11th, 2012

Murray Pounded For Third Straight Loss At Indian Wells; Federer, Nadal Today

Andy Murray suffered a shock early loss at Indian Wells last night.

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 am in Indian Wells | 164 Comments »

February 21st, 2012

Americans Isner, Querrey, Harrison, Blake Highlight Memphis Tuesday

Top seed John Isner headlines an American-centric Tuesday in Memphis.

Posted by Staff @ 10:08 am in Memphis | 1 Comment »

February 19th, 2012

Roddick, Blake Play Through Injuries; Loaded Dubai — WTA/ATP Previews

Notes: Blake attempts return from chronic knee injury; seeds Bogomolov Jr. and Tomic make their debuts at the event; unfortunate draw for American wildcard Jack Sock against fellow wildcard Harrison; openers of interest include (1) Isner vs. Muller in a serve-a-thon; Blake vs. Sweeting, winner to likely play (WC) Querrey for American watchers; (5) Bogomolov Jr. vs. hot-handed The Roach; tired (4) Raonic vs. Gulbis; and the injury-riddled (2) Roddick vs. X-Man; former champs in the field are Roddick (2011,’09,’02) and Querrey (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 6:13 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

February 19th, 2012

Federer v Del Potro For Rotterdam Title; Raonic Returns To San Jose Final

Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro meet for the Rotterdam indoor title on Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:15 am in Doha, San Jose | 125 Comments »

February 18th, 2012

Roddick Upset; Scary Del Potro Blasts Berdych in Rotterdam, Awaits Federer?

Andy Roddick is upset while in Rotterdam Juan Martin Del Potro is looking scary good.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:40 am in Doha, San Jose | 118 Comments »