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January 16th, 2013

Breakthroughs, Upsets, Chokes, Maria’s Bagels Wed. at Aussie Open

China’s Zheng Jie pulled off perhaps the largest upset of the day — only perhaps, because it was only a matter of time before Top 10er Sam Stosur got tight in front of her home audience. Jie defeated the No. 9-seeded Stosur 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 after Stosur twice served for the match, and double-faulted on match point for good measure.

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 115 Comments »

January 10th, 2013

Australian Open Preview: Federer Was Right, Djokovic Is The Clear Favorite Thanks To A Cush Draw

The draw is out for the first Grand Slam of the tennis season and defending champion Novak Djokovic should breeze to the final weekend.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:00 pm in Australian Open | 161 Comments »

January 10th, 2013

Tomic, Ferrer Advance To Tournament Semifinals; American Teen Stephens Stays Alive In Hobart

David Ferrer is already into his second semifinal of the young 2013 season while Bernard Tomic stays hot in Sydney.

Posted by Staff @ 2:56 pm in Sydney | 7 Comments »

December 30th, 2012

2013 Tennis Predictions: My Top 10 Starts With Djokovic As We Begin The Shift Away From The Federer-Nadal Era

What will happen in 2013? Let Sean Randall explain.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:30 pm in 2013 Season | 80 Comments »

November 1st, 2012

Murray, Del Potro Join Paris Exodus And Save Energy For London; Ferrer Sets Sights On First Masters Title

Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro were both upset in Paris today, leaving David Ferrer the highest remaining seed at the final regular event on the 2012 ATP calendar.

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 pm in ATP Finals, Paris | 77 Comments »

October 31st, 2012

Darth Djokovic Feels The Force From Querrey At Paris; Murray, Ferrer, Del Potro Advance

Novak Djokovic was upset while Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro and David Ferrer advanced into the third round at the Paris Masters.

Posted by Staff @ 10:47 pm in Paris | 86 Comments »

October 31st, 2012

Sam-urai Querrey Slays “Darth Djokovic” In Paris Stunner [Video]

Not even Darth Vader could help Novak Djokovic past Sam Querrey today in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 3:11 pm in Paris, Videos | 22 Comments »

October 30th, 2012

Djokovic, Murray Begin Play Wednesday In Paris; Berdych, Tsonga Win Openers

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray open play Wednesday in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Paris | 64 Comments »

October 27th, 2012

Will Federer Play Paris? For Now He’s In The Draw Along With Djokovic And Murray

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer lead a strong Paris Masters field in the final event of the ATP’s regular season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:03 pm in Paris | 126 Comments »

October 10th, 2012

Murray Gets A Walkover, Now Must Dance With The Dog; Federer On Brink Of 300 At Shanghai

Andy Murray got a walkover while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic breezed into the Shanghai third round.

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 pm in Tennis | 39 Comments »

October 6th, 2012

Federer Returns In Shanghai Where The No. 1 Race Heats Up With Djokovic, Murray

The No. 1 race heats up in Shanghai with the return of Roger Federer who joins rivals Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in the Far East.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:27 am in Shanghai | 49 Comments »

September 17th, 2012

U.S. Loses, Federer Wins in Davis Cup; Weekend Dish

Notes: Not a lot of opening-round matches to grab your attention, or after that; wildcards went to Paul-Henri Mathieu, Davydenko, and Albano Olivetti of France; returning champs in the field are Tsonga (2011) and Monfils (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 1:09 am in Tennis | 29 Comments »

September 13th, 2012

Nadal-Less Spain Host U.S. In Davis Cup SFs; Czechs Travel To Argentina

In the Davis Cup semifinalist this weekend USA visits Spain and the Czechs travel to Argentina.

Posted by Staff @ 10:48 pm in Davis Cup | 61 Comments »

August 19th, 2012

Preview: Roddick, Radwanska Among Strong Fields Week Before US Open

Wozniacki is the lone returning champion, trying to win her fifth straight New Haven Open. A win this year for Wozniacki would put her in rarified company, as only three players have won a tournament title five years in a row — Chris Evert (Charleston), Steffi Graf (Hamburg), and Martina Navratilova (Eastbourne, Wimbledon and Chicago).

Posted by Staff @ 2:38 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 11th, 2012

Thanks To Tsonga Fire Hydrants Are Now Injuring Tennis Players! Plus Other Bizarre Tennis Injuries

Some of the weirder injuries suffered by tennis players.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 pm in Injuries | 11 Comments »