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September 2nd, 2015

Djokovic, Serena Right Ships Wed. at US Open; Tennis-X Notes

ESPN commentator John McEnroe derided Nadal for being “pushed around” in the match, but Nadal says he is happy with his progress from a summer season where he failed to win a U.S. summer hardcourt match for the second year in a row.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Tennis, US Open | 141 Comments »

May 14th, 2015

7 of Top 8 in Men’s Quarters; Murray, Serena Duck Out at Rome

It was the 19th consecutive match win for the Serb, who will next meet Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals after Japan’s No. 1 player defeated Djokovic’s Serb countryman and friend Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 pm in Tennis | 170 Comments »

March 30th, 2015

Nadal, Ivanovic Fall Out at Miami; Williams Sisters On Monday

“I was anxious on court,” Nadal said after a second straight career loss to Spanish countryman Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco. “I tried in every point, but I was not able to relax myself, calm myself.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:22 am in Tennis | 18 Comments »

March 17th, 2015

Former No. 1s Fall Monday; Serena vs. Sloane on Tuesday at Indian Wells

“I actually didn’t feel like I played my best tennis,” said Sharapova, who will next face the defending champion Flavia Pennetta. “But I was competitive. I was there. I feel like I did everything I had to do in order to win the match, which is sometimes the most important thing.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 am in Indian Wells | 19 Comments »

February 8th, 2015

France Shocks in Fed Cup; Gasquet Leads ATP Winners

“I was either going to be a genius or a nonsense captain,” Mauresmo said. “I took the decision to play Kristina because I knew she had the game to beat Errani. We knew the tactics and she was able to deliver on the court which is always the toughest thing to do.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

June 27th, 2014

Nadal Squeaks By; Venus v Kvitova Friday at Wimbedon

“I feel like her game matches up with grass extremely well,” the Russian said. “She stays down really low, hits really flat from both sides, has had steady results on the surface. It’s going to be a challenge.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:42 am in Tennis | 33 Comments »

May 25th, 2008

Can Djokovic or Federer Chase Down Nadal at the French Open?

Rafael Nadal has never, ever lost a best-of-five set match on clay. Never. The Spaniard has a perfect 34-0 mark in his career in best of five matches on the dirt, but that fact is not the only reason I’m making him my pick to win a fourth straight French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:01 am in Clay Season, French Open | 140 Comments »

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