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August 18th, 2013

Will Isner Pull? Previews: ATP Winston-Salem, WTA New Haven

Notes: Will Isner pull out after his draining run in Cincinnati? Probably…Not a lot of floating talent, and all 16 seeds receive first-round byes…Potentially tough opening-round match-ups for seeds after byes include (11) Nieminen vs. (WC) Fish, (9) Melzer vs. the rising Dutchman Sijsling, and (5) Paire vs. Blake…Other wildcards went to Berdych, Spain’s Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco, and Belgian Romain Bogaerts…Pulling from the event were Carlos Berlocq, Nikolay Davydenko, Marcel Granollers, Tommy Haas, Albert Ramos, the doping-suspended Viktor Troicki, and Horacio Zeballos…Isner is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Berdych in the final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:08 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

July 28th, 2013

Isner, Robredo, Youzhny, Cibulkova, Svitolina Win Titles

Isner played seven tiebreakers over four matches during the week after receiving a first-round bye, needing three sets to beat No. 373-ranked Christian Harrison, two tiebreaks to defeat No. 91-ranked James Blake, a third-set tiebreak in the semifinal win over Lleyton Hewitt, and three tiebreaks against Anderson.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:23 pm in Tennis | 28 Comments »

July 20th, 2013

Federer in Gstaad; No $erena in Stanford: ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Two-time defending champ Serena Williams obviously didn’t like the under-the-table appearance fee to appear in Stanford, passing on the event and last week playing the tiny Swedish Open in Bastad, which was willing to pony-up some major cash…Tough starts are (1) Radwanska after a bye possibly facing the former Slam champ Schiavone, (8) Rybarikova vs. the explosive Keys, and (2) Stosur after a bye likely facing the powerful Goerges….Wildcards went to American Nicole Gibbs and Croat Ajla Tomljanovic…Pulling from the event were Marion Bartoli (hamstring), Kirsten Flipkens, Sabine Lisicki (wrist), and Maria Sharapova (hip)…Since 1990, 20 of the 23 champions have been Slam winners, but this year there are no returning champions in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 4:34 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 4th, 2013

Tsonga Hammers Federer, Advances To First French Open Semifinal

Roger Federer showed his age again today after getting pounded by Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in the quarterfinals at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 2:15 pm in French Open | 55 Comments »

June 3rd, 2013

Federer In Tsonga Showdown Tuesday At French Open; Nadal Returning To Form Just In Time?

Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clash tomorrow in the best of the four French Open quarterfinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:05 pm in French Open | 349 Comments »

June 2nd, 2013

Tommy Robredo Becomes The First Player Since 1927 To Win Three Straight Matches From 0-2 Down

Tommy Robredo won his third straight match from 0-2 down, a first in 86 years,

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:32 pm in French Open | 21 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

April 14th, 2011

Will Nadal, Federer, Murray be Tested Thursday in Monte Carlo? Verdasco Out of Fire

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all face tough matches Thursday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:30 am in Monte Carlo | 47 Comments »

March 17th, 2011

Federer Survives, Djokovic Getting Scary, Nadal Oddly Perfect at Indian Wells

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal survived upset bids Wednesday at Indian Wells. Andy Roddick wasn’t so fortunate.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:06 pm in Indian Wells | 129 Comments »

March 16th, 2011

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, DelPo Lead Last 24 Slam Champs at Indian Wells Today

It’s another big day at Indian Wells with Federer, Nadal, Delpo and Djokovic in action.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:00 pm in Indian Wells | 75 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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