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June 28th, 2013

Tommy Haas: You Can’t Buy ATP Points, Otherwise Gulbis Would Be No. 1!

Tommy Haas explains how to get back to the top of the rankins.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:16 pm in Wimbledon | 9 Comments »

June 14th, 2013

Take Your Pick: Federer v Haas In Halle, Murray v Tsonga At Queen’s

A couple of really good semifinal matches are on tap tomorrow on the European grass.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:59 pm in Halle, Queens | 142 Comments »

June 9th, 2013

Preview: Federer, England Kick Off Grasscourt Season

Notes: Rafa pulls out to rest the knees after his Roland Garros run…Tough starts for (3) Haas after a bye vs. Gulbis or Baghdatis, (5) Raonic vs. Monfils, and (4) Nishikori after a bye vs. Youzhny…Janko Tipsarevic also pulled…Former champs in the field are Haas (2012,’09), Kohlschreiber (2011), and Federer (2008,’08,’06-03).

Posted by Staff @ 10:53 pm in Tennis | 206 Comments »

June 4th, 2013

Nadal, Djokovic Three Sets From French Semifinal; Is The End Nigh For Federer?

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic head for a semifinal collision at the French Open while Roger Federer continues to struggle.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:09 pm in French Open | 210 Comments »

June 3rd, 2013

Tommy Haas Loved Watching Mikhail Youzhny Smash His Racquet [Video]

Tommy Haas enjoyed watching his opponent Mikhail Youzhny today smash his racquet to smithereens.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:39 pm in French Open, Videos | 2 Comments »

June 1st, 2013

Haas Outlasts Marathon Man Isner At French Open; Djokovic Dominates While Nadal Struggles

Tommy Haas held it together to outlast John Isner in a thriller at the French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:33 pm in French Open | 242 Comments »

May 31st, 2013

Federer, Favorites, Doughy Players Advance Friday at French Open

Federer, who next meets the No. 15 seed Simon who has been tested in long matches, was also on the energy-conserving tip.

Posted by Staff @ 7:33 pm in French Open, Tennis | 150 Comments »

May 28th, 2013

Djokovic Beats Rain, Goffin Tuesday at French Open

American qualifier Jack Sock was a straight-set winner over Spaniard Guillermo “G-Lo” Garcia-Lopez, and will next meet Haas.

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 pm in Tennis | 50 Comments »

May 18th, 2013

Big ATP Names Week Before French at ATP Nice, Dusseldorf

The long-running Davis Cup-style ATP World Team Cup is no more, this year replaced by a 250-level tournament at The Rochusclub in Düsseldorf…Tough starts for (8) Davydenko vs. Tursunov, and 2nd rd. (2) Haas vs. Dodig…Wildcards went to Benjamin Becker, Haas and Juan Monaco…Pulls from the event included Nicolas Almagro, Grigor Dimitrov, Florian Mayer, Philipp Petzschner and Mikhail Youzhny.

Posted by Staff @ 2:59 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 5th, 2013

Haas, Wawrinka, Pavlyuchenkova Win Tennis Titles

“I was complaining a little bit that these things weren’t working, so I think I just needed some positive words from Martina out there,” Pavlyuchenkova said. “She told me to keep playing my game and be more aggressive, and other things. It really helped.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:37 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 5th, 2013

Veterans Haas, Ferrer Favorites For Sunday ATP Titles

Veterans Tommy Haas and David Ferrer bid for titles Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:23 am in Clay Season | 28 Comments »

April 28th, 2013

ATP/WTA Previews: Haas in Munich, Ferrer in Portugal

Men’s Notes: The tournament is now named in the Estoril municipality of Oeiras for whatever reason…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Ferrer is 1-3 career at the event…Two-time defending champ Juan Martin del Potro pulled citing a virus…Kevin Anderson and Juan Monaco were other notable pulls…No past champions are in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 9:42 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

March 30th, 2013

Tommy Haas: I Will Definitely Cherish This Tournament For The Rest Of My Life

Tommy Haas had one of the most memorable weeks of his life in Miami.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:40 am in Miami | 5 Comments »

March 30th, 2013

Andy Murray Explains Why Tennis Has Become An Older Sport

Andy Murray explains why tennis players are so much older than they use to be.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:04 am in Miami | 7 Comments »

March 29th, 2013

Murray, Ferrer The Favorites, But Will The March Madness Continue? Miami SF Picks And Pans

It’s an unusual foursome in the men’s semifinals at Miami today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:33 pm in Miami | 82 Comments »