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January 24th, 2016

Djokovic, Berdych Survive 5-Set Scares, Federer Barely Breaks Sweat in Oz

“I know exactly what I was doing, but I won’t say it. I had a plan,” the Frenchman said.

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 130 Comments »

January 22nd, 2016

Djokovic, Federer Cruise; Berdych Stops Kyrgios Show at Australian Open

Berdych remained calm and composed while Kyrgios, who raced to a 6-1 third-set win, was seemingly rattled by every potential distraction, including at one point music that could be heard from another court.

Posted by Staff @ 8:26 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 71 Comments »

January 21st, 2016

Federer v Dimitrov, Kyrgios-Berdych Highlight Friday At Australian Open; Unloved(?) Djokovic Sent To MCA

What a blockbuster line-up Friday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:33 am in Australian Open | 235 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Men’s Seeds Cruise, Federer Sets Up ‘Baby Fed’ Meeting at Australian Open

If the women’s side at the Australian Open has been a bubbling cauldron of uncertainty, injuries and upsets, the men’s side has been a peaceful stroll through the Aussie bush collecting flowers and occasionally stopping to solo on the didgeridoo.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Leads My 2016 Top 10, But Will Roger Federer Stay Ahead Of Rafael Nadal?

Who’ll finish Top 10 in 2016? Sean Randall makes his picks.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:00 pm in 2016 Season, ATP, Year-End No. 1 | 18 Comments »

January 8th, 2016

Any Chance Rafael Nadal Beats Novak Djokovic Saturday In The Doha Final?

Sean Randall makes his pick for Doha final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:11 pm in Doha | 124 Comments »

January 7th, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Now Just One Win From Doha Final

Will it be Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meeting the first weekend of the New Year?

Posted by Staff @ 9:41 pm in Doha | 67 Comments »

January 2nd, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Loaded Doha; ATP/WTA Week 1 Previews

Federer has won the most singles titles of any player in Doha, and is a perfect 3-0 in finals…Ferrer beat Berdych in last year’s final…Nadal, who is playing doubles with Verdasco, has won the most doubles titles of anyone at the event with four (2005,’09,’11,’15)…Former singles champs in the field are Ferrer (2015), Nadal (2014), and Federer (2011,’06-05).

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 1st, 2016

Where Will Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Be Playing This January?

Sean Randall lays out the January schedule.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:09 pm in 2016 Season | 9 Comments »

November 25th, 2015

8 Things I Think I Thought About Novak Djokovic And The ATP Finals

Closing thoughts on the ATP Finals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:04 am in ATP Finals | 82 Comments »

November 18th, 2015

Rafael Nadal Rocks Andy Murray, Reaches SFs; Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic Thursday Favorites

Rafael Nadal collected one of his best wins of the season, beating Andy Murray at the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 6:45 pm in ATP Finals | 232 Comments »

November 17th, 2015

Roger Federer Proves Novak Djokovic Is Beatable; Andy Murray Meets Rafael Nadal Wednesday At ATP Finals

Roger Federer turned back the clock once again, beating Novak Djokovic to secure an ATP Finals semifinal spot. Tomorrow Rafael Nadal collides with Andy Murray.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:49 pm in ATP Finals | 107 Comments »

November 17th, 2015

Roger Federer Stops The Streaking Novak Djokovic At ATP Finals, Clinches SF Berth

Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic for a third time this year.

Posted by Staff @ 5:28 pm in ATP Finals | 37 Comments »

November 16th, 2015

Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer Tuesday At London ATP Finals; Big 4-0 As Nadal, Murray Winners

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer meet Tuesday in the ATP Finals, who’s the pick?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:30 pm in ATP Finals | 193 Comments »

November 15th, 2015

Djokovic Dominates, Federer Beats Back Berdych At ATP Finals; Murray And Nadal-Wawrinka Monday

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer dominated on Sunday on Day 1 of the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 pm in ATP Finals | 91 Comments »