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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 »

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 »