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August 31st, 2021

Rusty Djokovic Makes Rune Cramp At US Open, Zverev Looks Strong; Medvedev Faces Koepfer Again

Novak Djokovic got his bid for the Calendar Slam underway Tuesday night in New York.

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

June 1st, 2021

Djokovic Dominates French Opener, Nadal Ups Streak, Rublev Out; Medvedev Gets Night Billing

The Big 3 didn’t drop a set in the first round at the French Open.S

Posted by Staff @ 10:19 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

February 16th, 2020

Edmund Victorious Over Seppi For New York Open Title

Kyle Edmund won his second career ATP title Sunday in New York.

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 pm in 2020 Season | 6 Comments »

January 23rd, 2020

Nadal Powers Into Australian 3R, Thiem Survives; Federer Seeks Revenge On Millman

All three Russian men won Thursday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:53 am in Australian Open | 15 Comments »

October 28th, 2019

Federer Withdraws From Paris Masters, Intends To Play The French; Khachanov, Medvedev, Zverev Tues.

Roger Federer won’t make it a Big 3 party in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 7:28 pm in Paris | Comments Off on Federer Withdraws From Paris Masters, Intends To Play The French; Khachanov, Medvedev, Zverev Tues.

January 18th, 2019

Easy Day For Federer, Nadal Who Dominate Youngsters At Australian Open; Djokovic Duels Shapovalov Next

The young gen players continue to make inroads, but Roger and Rafa still rule.

Posted by Staff @ 9:02 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 12th, 2019

De Minaur Downs Seppi For Maiden Title In Sydney

Shades of his mentor Lleyton Hewitt, Alex de Minaur wins first title at 19 in Sydney.

Posted by Staff @ 11:51 pm in Sydney | Comments Off on De Minaur Downs Seppi For Maiden Title In Sydney

June 11th, 2018

Vandeweghe, Mannarino Lead Fields at Co-ed Libema Open on Grass; Previews

(8) Sabalenka starts against last year’s teenage Wimbledon quarterfinalist Vondrousova, and (3) Bertens against last year’s runner-up Vikhlyantseva…

Posted by Staff @ 12:37 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 28th, 2018

Cilic Defending Champion, Tomic Back Next Week at ATP Istanbul; Preview

Cilic is the lone former champion in the field, in last year’s final defeating Milos Raonic.

Posted by Staff @ 5:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Cilic Defending Champion, Tomic Back Next Week at ATP Istanbul; Preview

April 21st, 2018

Frenchmen Pouille, Gasquet Among Top Seeds at ATP Budapest; Preview

No Top 10 players and only one Top 30 player at the 2nd edition of the Hungarian Open…

Posted by Staff @ 12:29 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Frenchmen Pouille, Gasquet Among Top Seeds at ATP Budapest; Preview

January 20th, 2018

Dimitrov v Kyrgios, Nadal, Wozniacki Headline Start Of Australian Open Fourth Round

Rafael Nadal and a match between uber-talents Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios open the fourth round at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:43 pm in Australian Open | 13 Comments »

January 19th, 2018

Nadal Steamrolls Into Australian Open 4th RD; Kyrgios Tsinks Tsonga, Dimitrov Next

Rafael Nadal looks really, really good right now.

Posted by Staff @ 7:39 am in Australian Open | 6 Comments »

January 18th, 2017

Kyrgios Melts Down, Evans Talks Shirts Wednesday at Aussie Open

“Obviously it’s not the greatest thing to hear,” Kyrgios said of the jeers. “I didn’t have the best preparation coming into the Australian Open. Pretty banged up, my body. I don’t even know what the score was in the end. Was it 10-8? 10-8 in the fifth, getting booed off, definitely not the best feeling.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:07 am in Australian Open | 90 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 18th, 2016

Grass Tennis Preview: Radwanska, WTA Stars in Eastbourne, Not So Much in ATP Nottingham

Four Top 10 seeds and a former Wimbledon champ round out the stout draw…The 16 seeds all receive opening-round byes…Floaters galore, with tough opening matches for…

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »