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February 3rd, 2013

Davis Cup Wrap: U.S. Sputtering, Swiss Fail, Kazakh Win$

Former world No. 1 Roger Federer does his annual skip-and-defend (skip the first round, hope your team wins), and now will have to play to keep Switzerland from falling out of the World Group later this year. Swiss Stan Wawrinka won the opening singles against Lukas Rosol, but it was all Czech from then on as Tomas Berdych took control of the tie, winning his first singles over Swiss Henri Laaksonen (?!?), the doubles with Rosol over Wawrinka-Marcos Chiudinelli 24-22 in the fifth set, then his second singles over Wawrinka in four sets. Thanks Rog, from the Swiss team, and the Czech team. The Czechs will next travel to Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 5:16 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 148 Comments »

October 24th, 2012

Federer Needs Three To Advances In Basel; Upsets Continue In Valencia As Isner Gets Chopped Down

Tomaz Bellucci once again had Roger Federer on the ropes but the Brazilian couldn’t do much more than win a set. Like an earlier encounter at Indian Wells, the lefty forced a third set against Federer before the Swiss prevailed 6-3, 6-7(6), 7-5 in the second round at Basel. “He’s a good player. He has [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:29 pm in Tennis | 24 Comments »

October 14th, 2012

ATP/WTA Previews: Moscow, Stockholm, Vienna, Luxembourg

Women’s Notes: (1) Stosur after a bye could open against Cornet, and (3) Wozniacki after a bye against the Slam winner Schiavone…Pulling from the event were Marina Erakovic, Sara Errani, Kaia Kanepi, and Aleksandra Wozniak…Returning champs in the field are Cibulkova (2011) and Schiavone (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 23rd, 2012

Roddick, Monaco, Bellucci, Cibulkova, Hercog Win Titles

“I know by now the score of a set is irrelevant,” said Roddick, whose only career loss to Muller came at the US Open. “Whether it’s 7-6 or 6-1, it still counts the same. You just try to start over and put some holds together. I was able to [slide] out the second set and I think he might have gotten a little tired in the third.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:10 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 8th, 2011

Streaking Nadal, Djokovic Survive Upset Bids, Meet in Sunday Madrid Final; Will Novak Stay Perfect?

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic kept their streaks intact to set up a super showdown in the Sunday Madrid final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:14 am in Madrid | 312 Comments »

May 7th, 2011

Ho Hum, It’s Federer v. Nadal in Madrid; Djokovic Hits 30 and 32

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet for a 24th time Saturday in Madrid.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:08 am in Madrid | 238 Comments »

July 17th, 2010

Roddick, Davydenko Headline Atlanta, Hamburg this Week on ATP

Notes: Pro tennis returns to Atlanta; wildcards went to (1) Roddick, Brit James Ward and American tragedy Donald Young; openers of interest include Blake vs. Dent, (5) Tipsarevic vs. Kevin “Mr.” Anderson, and (8) Becker vs. Iron Mike; seeds Malisse and Becker get left off the ATP tournament web page’s featured players, ouch; Friday, Saturday and Sunday coverage live on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel.

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

May 31st, 2010

Nadal Marches into the French Open Quarters, Federer v. Soderling Rematch Tuesday

Roger Federer and Robin Soderling meet again at the French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:49 pm in French Open | 479 Comments »

April 19th, 2010

Nadal Goes for 6 in a Row at ATP Barcelona

Seeds: Rafael Nadal, Robin Soderling, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando Gonzalez, Fernando Verdasco, Tomas Berdych, Juan Carlos Ferrero, David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo, Juan Monaco, Jurgen Melzer, Lleyton Hewitt, Thomaz Bellucci, Al Montanes, Nicolas Almagro, Feliciano Lopez

Posted by Staff @ 1:15 am in Tennis | 51 Comments »

February 7th, 2010

Lopez, Cilic, Bellucci Win ATP Titles

“I did not have much time to adjust after the Australian Open; it was not easy to meet people’s expectations. I am proud about what I’ve done,” Cilic said. “I have played lot of matches this year, but it was also mentally tough. Now I can relax.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:45 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

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ATP - Apr 14 WTA - Apr 14
1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 Tomas Berdych5 Simona Halep
6 David Ferrer6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Richard Gasquet9 Maria Sharapova
10 Milos Raonic10 Dominika Cibulkova
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