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August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

July 23rd, 2018

Where Does ATP Newport Title Leave Steve Johnson?

“It was misting, raining for the majority of the match, but never hard enough for us to stop,” Johnson said. “I can’t believe we got it in and I’m very happy we got it in because I don’t think the radar looked overly convincing for the next couple days, either. These things have a funny way of working out, and I’m very glad it did.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:20 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 15th, 2018

Zverev, Karlovic, Mahut, Hewitt at ATP Hall of Fame Newport on Grass

Tough opening-round match-ups include (6) Muller vs. Baghdatis, (7) De Minaur vs. Karlovic, and (5) Harrison vs. Mahut…

Posted by Staff @ 11:14 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

June 23rd, 2018

Wozniacki, Murray Fan Favorites at ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Murray and Wawrinka square off first round, winner to meet (2) Edmund…Other openers of interest are (8) Fuchsovics vs. the grass-ready Brit (WC) Norrie, the rookie (4) Ceccinato vs. the veteran Seppi, (5) Mayer vs. Simon (winner to meet Muller), and (7) Johnson vs. Medvedev (winner to face M.Zverev)…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tennis | 47 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Nadal, Del Potro Dominate At French Open, Shapovalov Upset; Monfils v Goffin Fri.

Rafael Nadal has now won 11 straight matches at the French Open, 23 sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:47 pm in French Open | 68 Comments »

April 15th, 2018

Emotional Johnson Repeats as ATP Houston Champion

Johnson will marry longtime girlfriend Kendall Bateman on Saturday. Sandgren will break into the Top 50 on the ATP rankings for the first time.

Posted by Staff @ 7:44 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Isner, Querrey, Sock, Kyrgios Lead U.S.-Heavy Field at ATP Houston; Preview

Look for the gassed Isner to go out early after winning Miami then Davis Cup over the weekend…Nice draw for (2) Querrey to meet (4) Kyrgios in the semis…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:22 am in Tennis | Comments Off

March 8th, 2018

Osaka Ousts Sharapova At Indian Wells; Moms Serena, Azarenka Return Today

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka make their returns tonight in Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 am in Indian Wells | 37 Comments »

February 10th, 2018

Black Tennis Courts, Querrey, Isner Headline New ATP New York Open

It is the first edition of the event in New York after it relocated from Memphis, taking place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale; the tournament reportedly will be the first on the ATP World Tour to use black tennis courts…

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 10th, 2017

Kyrgios Walks Off Court, Isner Saves MP; Federer, Nadal Wed In Shanghai

Nick Kyrgios did it again.

Posted by Staff @ 5:08 pm in Shanghai | 11 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Isner, Johnson Wave American Flag at ATP Winston-Salem; Preview

Wildcards were awarded to Gulbis, Cyprus’ Petros Chrysochos, Coric, and American Taylor Fritz…

Posted by Staff @ 7:30 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Preview: Kerber, 8 of Top 10; Djokovic at Combined ATP/WTA Eastbourne

Potential tough starts for (1) Kerber vs. homegirl (WC) Broady, (10) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (3) Pliskova vs. the Riske/Cornet winner, (8) Radwanska vs. the Goerges/Bellis winner, (11) Muguruza vs. Bouchard, and (6) Wozniacki vs. the Japanese riser Osaka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:02 am in Tennis | Comments Off

June 11th, 2017

Federer Back with Doozy of a Draw on Grass at Stuttgart; ATP Previews

(1) Roger Federer could start against (WC) Haas? What is it with these two and grass each year?

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 65 Comments »

May 31st, 2017

Steve Johnson Breaks Down In Tears After Emotional Win At French Open

Steve Johnson’s has been playing with a very heavy heart at the French Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:40 pm in French Open | 4 Comments »