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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 »

July 30th, 2011

Monfils, Fish Headline ATP Washington; Kitzbuhel; WTA Carlsbad Previews

Nalbandian beat Baghdatis in last year’s final; Andy Roddick misses the event with injury, yet to debut on the U.S. summer circuit; returning champs in the field are Nalbandian (2010) and Blake (2002).

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 30th, 2011

Serena Stuffs Sharapova in Stanford Blowout; Gulbis Stuns Del Potro in LA

Serena Williams crushed Maria Sharapova last night in Stanford.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:01 pm in Tennis | 41 Comments »

July 29th, 2011

Serena, Sharapova Renew Rivalry Tonight at Stanford; Del Potro, Fish Highlight LA QFs

Women’s tennis heavyweights Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova clash tonight in Stanford.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:56 pm in Los Angeles, Stanford | 16 Comments »

July 26th, 2011

What’s the Future Hold for Ryan Harrison?

What can we expect out of Ryan Harrison?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:28 pm in American tennis | 22 Comments »

July 24th, 2011

Unseeded Serena Looms at Stanford; Roddick Still in Hiding; ATP/WTA Previews

American Andy Roddick still in seclusion during Week #2 of the US Open Series, not making an appearance since the U.S. Davis Cup debacle vs. Spain…

Posted by Staff @ 2:13 pm in Tennis | 8 Comments »

July 23rd, 2011

Fish Forges Ahead in Atlanta, Faces Harrison in SF; Almagro v. Simon in Hamburg Final

Mardy Fish gets a first look at Ryan Harrison in Atlanta while Simon and Almagro battle for the Hamburg title on Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:14 am in Hamburg, Summer Swing | 29 Comments »

July 22nd, 2011

Fish, Isner, Harrison Lead Americans into Atlanta QFs

Mardy Fish and John Isner appear headed on an Atlanta collision.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:25 am in Summer Swing | 12 Comments »

June 23rd, 2011

Nadal, Federer, Djokovic Dominate Wimbledon First Two Rounds, Will it Continue?

The favorites Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic looked dominant early at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:23 pm in Wimbledon | 193 Comments »

May 24th, 2011

Nadal, Soderling Survive American Assault; Djokovic, Federer Return Wednesday

Rafael Nadal and Robin Soderling survive American upset bids.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:41 pm in French Open | 252 Comments »

April 5th, 2011

Harrison, Blake, Dr. Ivo Today at U.S. Clay Courts in Houston

Americans went 1-for-3 in the final round of qualifying play on Monday as American Donald Young lost to Ivo Karlovic in straights, Americna Rajeev Ram lost to Chile’s Paul Capdeville in three, American Alex Bogomolov Jr. lost to Croat Franco Skugor in three, and American Tim Smyczek gained the main draw after defeating Canadian Frank Dancevic in three sets.

Posted by Staff @ 10:19 am in Tennis | Comments Off