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August 18th, 2021

Dominic Thiem’s 2021 Season Is Over After Wrist Flare-Up

Dominic Thiem will start 2022 outside the Top 10.

Posted by Staff @ 1:08 pm in US Open | 7 Comments »

June 24th, 2021

Dominic Thiem Withdraws From Wimbledon With Wrist Injury, US Open Title Defense In Doubt

Dominic Thiem’s wrist will be a splint for five weeks.

Posted by Staff @ 5:38 pm in Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

June 23rd, 2021

Wimbledon Announces Seedings: Djokovic, Barty On Top; Thiem In Doubt

Wimbledon based their seedings off the rankings in 2021.

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Wimbledon | Comments Off on Wimbledon Announces Seedings: Djokovic, Barty On Top; Thiem In Doubt

June 20th, 2021

Djokovic Makes Grass Debut In Mallorca, But In Doubles; Medvedev, Thiem Headline Singles

Three Top 5 players are in Mallorca this week. Four if you include resident Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in Grass season | 17 Comments »

June 5th, 2021

Big 3 Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Plus Serena Star As Week 2 Of French Begins

After one week at the French Open, the four biggest names in tennis are still standing.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:53 pm in French Open | Comments Off on Big 3 Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Plus Serena Star As Week 2 Of French Begins

May 30th, 2021

Thiem Toppled In French Open Day 1 Stunner, Zverev Survives; Federer, Medvedev Monday

There are no Grand Slam champions left in the bottom half of the men’s draw.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 pm in French Open | 7 Comments »

May 30th, 2021

French Open Begins With Osaka, Thiem, Tsitsipas, Zverev Headlining Play

The biggest clay event in the world starts Sunday in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 12:07 am in French Open | 3 Comments »

May 28th, 2021

Dominic Thiem: Facing Rafael Nadal At The French Open Is One Of The Toughest Tests In Sports

Dominic Thiem is the only man in the bottom half of the draw with a Grand Slam title.

Posted by Staff @ 10:07 pm in French Open | Comments Off on Dominic Thiem: Facing Rafael Nadal At The French Open Is One Of The Toughest Tests In Sports

May 27th, 2021

French Open Men’s Preview: Nadal, Federer, Djokovic Land In Same Half; Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall picks the 2021 French Open men’s champion.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:45 pm in French Open | 9 Comments »

May 16th, 2021

Tsitsipas, Thiem, Sinner Star In Lyon

Dominic Thiem is the top seed and former champion in Lyon, but Stefanos Tsitsipas is arguably the favorite to win the title.

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 pm in Clay Season | Comments Off on Tsitsipas, Thiem, Sinner Star In Lyon

May 13th, 2021

Nadal Survives Shapovalov Epic At Rome Masters; Djokovic Rolls, Thiem Upset

More men’s marathons at Thursday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 7:05 pm in Rome | Comments Off on Nadal Survives Shapovalov Epic At Rome Masters; Djokovic Rolls, Thiem Upset

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 8th, 2021

Zverev Gets Revenge On Thiem, Will Face Berrettini For Madrid Masters Title

There will be a fifth different champion in the last five Masters events.

Posted by Staff @ 8:19 pm in Madrid | Comments Off on Zverev Gets Revenge On Thiem, Will Face Berrettini For Madrid Masters Title

May 7th, 2021

Zverev Beats Nadal For Third Straight Time, Thiem Rallies Past Isner At Madrid Masters

Since the restart, Casper Ruud has made all 3 clay Masters semifinals while Nadal has made zero!

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 pm in Madrid | Comments Off on Zverev Beats Nadal For Third Straight Time, Thiem Rallies Past Isner At Madrid Masters

May 6th, 2021

Nadal Moves Into Madrid Masters QFs, Will Face Zverev; Tsitsipas Shocked By Ruud, Rublev Ousted

Russians went 0-4 on Thursday in Madrid across both draws.

Posted by Staff @ 5:53 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »