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July 28th, 2021

Djokovic Cruises Into Tokyo Olympics QFs, Tsitsipas Upset, Murray Done; Men’s QF Thurs

Novak Djokovic is closing in on not one but two golds this weekend in Tokyo.

Posted by Staff @ 3:33 pm in Olympics | 2 Comments »

June 8th, 2021

Tsitsipas Sees Off Medvedev At French Open, Will Meet Zverev In SF; Nadal v Djokovic 1 Win Away

The favorites are all winning in Paris in the men’s draw.

Posted by Staff @ 9:47 pm in French Open | 5 Comments »

June 7th, 2021

Djokovic Outlasts Musetti, Nadal Takes Down Sinner At French Open; Spicy Tsitsipas v Medvedev QF

The showdown between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal against the Italian teens took center stage Monday at the French Open for the conclusion of the fourth round. Djokovic met former practice partner Lorenzo Musetti and the youngster gave him a handful. Playing in his first Major and first center court, the 19-year-old Musetti hung tough […]

Posted by Staff @ 8:22 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

June 6th, 2021

Medvedev, Tsitsipas Set QF French Open Showdown, Federer Out; Nadal v Sinner Mon.

Three of the four men’s matches on Sunday went three sets, the other went four.

Posted by Staff @ 8:06 pm in French Open | 15 Comments »

June 4th, 2021

Tsitispas, Medvedev Survive Tall Tests At French Open; Federer, Nadal Face Former College Stars

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both face lefties on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in French Open | Comments Off on Tsitispas, Medvedev Survive Tall Tests At French Open; Federer, Nadal Face Former College Stars

May 12th, 2021

Nadal Rallies Past Sinner At Rome Masters; Medvedev’s Clay Troubles Continue

Rafael Nadal was down a break three times to the teen prodigy Jannik Sinner but rallied to win it 7-5, 6-4 at the Rome Masters on Wednesday. Sinner, who played Nadal tough at the French Open last fall, came out connecting on his flat, heavy shots but the 19-year-old came up short in crunch time. […]

Posted by Staff @ 6:10 pm in Rome | Comments Off on Nadal Rallies Past Sinner At Rome Masters; Medvedev’s Clay Troubles Continue

May 5th, 2021

Nadal Overwhelms Teen Alcaraz At Madrid Masters; Medvedev, Tsitsipas Advance

All 16 remaining men in Madrid will be in action on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 5:51 pm in Madrid | 2 Comments »

May 4th, 2021

Thiem Terrific In Return At Madrid Masters; Nadal v Alcaraz Wed.

All eyes in Spain will be on Rafael Nadal taking on the new sensation Carlos Alcaraz on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:23 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

April 25th, 2021

Shapovalov, Nishikori, Garin, Cilic Lead Way In Estoril

Top seed Denis Shapovalov hopes to get on track in Estoril this week.

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Estoril | Comments Off on Shapovalov, Nishikori, Garin, Cilic Lead Way In Estoril

April 15th, 2021

Djokovic Stunned By Evans At Masters Carlo Masters; Nadal Rolls, Rublev Next

Novak Djokovic is out of Monte Carlo. It’s been a tough week for the players who live there.

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 pm in Monte Carlo | 10 Comments »

April 13th, 2021

Tsitsipas Tops Karatsev In Monte Carlo; Nadal, Djokovic v Sinner Wed.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic play their first matches since Melbourne Wednesday in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 8:44 pm in Monte Carlo | Comments Off on Tsitsipas Tops Karatsev In Monte Carlo; Nadal, Djokovic v Sinner Wed.

April 12th, 2021

Karatsev Knocks Out Musetti, Meets Tsitsipas Tues At Monte Carlo Masters; Fognini Opens Defense

The weather is going to be a factor this week in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 6:18 pm in Monte Carlo | Comments Off on Karatsev Knocks Out Musetti, Meets Tsitsipas Tues At Monte Carlo Masters; Fognini Opens Defense

November 2nd, 2020

Croats Cilic, Coric Opening Day Paris Indoor Winners; Former Champ Khachanov Out

Karen Khachanov will likely finish 2020 in the Top 20 without having even made a SF on the year.

Posted by Staff @ 7:59 pm in Paris | Comments Off on Croats Cilic, Coric Opening Day Paris Indoor Winners; Former Champ Khachanov Out

October 1st, 2020

Djokovic Rolls Again At French Open, Shapovalov Falls In 5; Third Round Fri.

Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem lead the third round on French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:56 pm in French Open | Comments Off on Djokovic Rolls Again At French Open, Shapovalov Falls In 5; Third Round Fri.

September 6th, 2020

Djokovic Default Opens Door For A New Grand Slam Champion At US Open

A historic day for the men at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 pm in US Open | 2 Comments »