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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 »

July 30th, 2012

Querrey, Jovanovski Highlight Wacky Non-Olympic Tennis Weekend

“My nerves were playing me in the first set, that’s for sure,” Berankis said after the damage. “I didn’t play as I would like to play. But in the second set, a couple games here and there, I loosened up a little bit.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:54 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 23rd, 2012

Querrey, Blake Head Rock-bottom ATP L.A. Field

Notes: A former playground for former No. 1s, this year the L.A. event hits rock bottom, headlined by No. 47-ranked Frenchman Benoit Paire, with no stars available due to the Olympics and injuries…

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 29th, 2012

Federer Escapes Again As Benneteau Fades At Wimbledon; Murray Begins Finals Push In Nadal-Less Bottom Half

Roger Federer escapes the clutches of Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon on Friday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:00 pm in Wimbledon | 216 Comments »

June 25th, 2012

Why I’m Picking Rafael Nadal To Win Wimbledon; Venus, Berdych, Isner Upset On Day One

I’m Picking Rafael Nadal to win Wimbledon!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:32 pm in Wimbledon | 184 Comments »