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March 9th, 2015

Second Serve Return Win %: Would You Believe Tomas Berdych Ranks First? [Stats]

Right now it probably comes as a surprise that Tomas Berdych is best at returning second serves!

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 pm in Charts | 18 Comments »

February 26th, 2015

Murray Stunned By Coric In Dubai, Djokovic, Federer Dominate; Venus Takes Out Radwanska In Doha

Andy Murray has slumped since the Australian Open. We thought he was back?

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Doha, Dubai | 147 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Brutal Field at WTA Doha; ATP Previews

Nadal a question mark after a cramp-ridden semifinal loss on Saturday at the Rio Open…Not a lot of early challenges besides (7) Andujar opening against Almagro…Wildcards went to Argentines Guido Andreozzi, Renzo Olivo and Horacio Zeballos…David Ferrer beat Fognini in last year’s final…Nadal is making his first appearance in Buenos Aires in 10 years…Ferrer passes on the opportunity to win a fourth consecutive Buenos Aires title in a row…Returning former champs in the field are Almagro (2011), Robredo (2009), and Juan Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

February 14th, 2015

Berdych, Wawrinka Meet In Rotterdam Final; Vanni Surprises In Sao Paulo

Tomas Berdych will try to defend his Rotterdam title Sunday against Stan Wawrinka.

Posted by Staff @ 6:33 pm in Memphis, Rotterdam | 33 Comments »

February 13th, 2015

Simon Slays Murray In Rotterdam, Berdych, Wawrinka Advance; Young Ousts Tomic In Memphis

Andy Murray was sent out of the Rotterdam event today by veteran Gilles Simon.

Posted by Staff @ 6:45 pm in Memphis, Rotterdam | 13 Comments »

January 28th, 2015

Andy Murray v Tomas Berdych In Thursday, Who’s The Pick? Wawrinka, Djokovic Advance

Who will win the Andy Murray – Tomas Berdych semifinal?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:15 am in Australian Open | 206 Comments »

January 27th, 2015

Djokovic Closes In On A Fifth Australian Open, Faces Raonic; Nishikori v Wawrinka; Wednesday QF Picks And Pans

Who’ll be winners Wednesday at the Australian Open/

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:08 pm in Australian Open | 87 Comments »

January 27th, 2015

Murray Schools Kyrgios; Nadal, Halep Upset at Australian Open

For Halep there were many secrets, secrets that could not be deciphered during the quarterfinal beatdown which ended in a second-set bagel.

Posted by Staff @ 8:33 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 52 Comments »

January 27th, 2015

Rafael Nadal: I Didn’t Play With The Right Intensity, The Right Rhythm, Tomas Was Better Than Me Today

Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 2:15 am in Australian Open | 37 Comments »

January 26th, 2015

Rafael Nadal v Andy Murray Ahead? Australian Open QF Tuesday Picks And Pans

Who’ll come up big on day one of the Australian Open quarterfinals?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:49 am in Australian Open | 187 Comments »

January 25th, 2015

Murray, Kyrgios Win Emotional Matches to Set Up Australian Open Quarters Date

Murray in the quarters will meet unseeded Aussie Nick Kyrgios, who achieved something Roger Federer could not at the 2015 Australian Open — beating in-form Italian Andreas Seppi, trailing 0-2 sets down before pulling out a 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5), 8-6 win.

Posted by Staff @ 8:41 am in Australian Open | 90 Comments »

January 25th, 2015

Tomas Berdych: I’ve Put Myself In The Best Possible Position To Beat Rafael Nadal

Will Tomas Berdych end his 17-match losing streak to Rafael Nadal on Tuesday?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:37 am in Australian Open | 8 Comments »

January 22nd, 2015

Djokovic, Murray Dominant Heading Into Australian Third Round While Federer, Nadal Are Ailing

Sean Randall updates the Australian Open third round.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:42 pm in Australian Open | 120 Comments »

January 21st, 2015

Ailing Nadal Escapes American Smyczek in 5 on Upset Day at Aussie Open

“I felt, I don’t know,” Nadal said. “At the end of the first set, I start to feel my body very bad, very tired…I was worrying crazy. Then when I was serving for the third, almost throw up…I suffered too much on court for three hours and a half. I was suffering a lot. Too much. You know, was not funny today the way that the match was. Obviously is a very positive thing that finally have the chance to win, but, yeah, I hope to recover myself.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 25 Comments »

January 20th, 2015

Tomas Berdych And Model Girlfriend Ester Satorova Are Engaged

Win or lose, this has turned out to be quite an Australian Open for Tomas Berdych.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:48 am in Australian Open, Romance | 1 Comment »

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