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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 »

January 10th, 2012

Del Potro Debuts; Federer, Serena Hit; Nadal Unsettled; Random Australian Open Musings

Roger Federer and Serena Williams are back hitting tennis balls as Juan Martin Del Potro opens his 2012 season in Sydney.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:24 am in 2012 Season, Sydney | 63 Comments »

October 11th, 2011

Teens Harrison, Tomic Surprise In Shanghai; Another Nadal-Murray Final Ahead?

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray open play tonight in Shanghai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:50 pm in Shanghai | 15 Comments »

October 3rd, 2011

Reeling Roddick Calls First Round Beijing Loss “Unacceptable”; Hingis To Return With Federer?

Andy Roddick loses on court, then loses his cool off it. Are Roger Federer and Martina Hingis teaming up for mixed doubles?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:15 pm in Asia, Videos | 23 Comments »

September 26th, 2011

Tsonga Wins; Strike Leader Murray Hammered; X-Notes

“They can play 19 weeks and make 10 million or play 20 weeks and make 20 million. An extra 10 million, I don’t really think that is a big problem to be honest.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 am in Tennis | 39 Comments »

August 29th, 2011

Federer Cruises; Nadal, Djokovic Up Day 2 at US Open

“It was a good workout,” said Federer in his best not-condescending-but-kinda-condescending fashion after the straight-set win.

Posted by Staff @ 11:49 pm in US Open | 180 Comments »

August 17th, 2011

John McEnroe: Ryan Harrison is a Top 15, Top 10 Player

John McEnroe gives his thoughts on Ryan Harrison.

Posted by Staff @ 4:52 pm in US Open | Comments Off

August 17th, 2011

Federer Fantastic; Djokovic, Nadal, Murray Today in Cincinnati

Roger Federer looked fantastic in a win over Juan Martin Del Potro Wednesday night in Cincinnati.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:54 am in Cincinnati | 87 Comments »

August 16th, 2011

Roddick Crashes Out of Top 20, Cincinnati; Federer v. Del Potro Today

Andy Roddick got sent out of the Cincinnati and the Top 20 last night.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:07 am in Cincinnati | 68 Comments »

August 15th, 2011

Ryan Harrison Throws Out First Pitch at Cincinnati Reds Game [Video]

Ryan Harrison’s notoriety is growing. Yesterday the teen threw out the first pitch at a Cincinnati Reds game.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:09 am in Cincinnati, Videos | Comments Off

August 8th, 2011

Fish on Harrison Temper, Recruiting Roddick for Winston-Salem

“…he’s a fiery kid. I bet that if you asked him if he played better, if he didn’t get fired up, sort of subdued — I think he was a little more subdued in Atlanta, and to be honest, he played a lot better in L.A. when he broke three racquets. Over the years he’ll figure out how to channel that energy, but he’s got a lot energy, a lot of good energy. You know he wants to win if he’s breaking racquets like that. I think that’s a good sign.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:42 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

August 4th, 2011

Isner Battles Blake in DC; Americans on the Move

Americans are charging ahead in Washington and Carlsbad.

Posted by Staff @ 11:10 am in Washington | 7 Comments »

August 2nd, 2011

Nalbandian v Blake in Washington; Harrison, Isner Also in Action

David Nalbandian opens his Washington title defense against American James Blake.

Posted by Staff @ 3:40 pm in Washington | 4 Comments »