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May 18th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Simon, Isner at Nice; Geneva, Strasbourg, Nurnberg

Notes: Gulbis is defending the Nice title (d. Federico Delbonis) then a Roland Garros semifinal…Gulbis is 1-11 win-loss this year…(8) Monaco could start against Querrey…Wildcards went to France’s Maxime Hamou and Lucas Pouille, and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis…Withdrawing from the tournament were Simone Bolelli, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Martin Klizan, and Diego Schwartzman…Gulbis (2015) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 1:33 am in Tennis | 32 Comments »

May 15th, 2015

The Top 10 Worst ATP Players Entering the 2015 French Open

With a minimum of five matches, Argentina’s Maximo Gonzalez is a perfect 0-5 on the year to lead all players in the 2015 Worst Player race, but of special note is Ernests Gulbis and his stellar 1-11 win-loss record in 2015 while maintaining a No. 22 ranking.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:07 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal in Barcelona, Loaded WTA Stuttgart

Kei Nishikoi beat Santiago Giraldo in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the final are Nishikori (2014), Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010) and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 13th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Opens Clay Campaign Tuesday In Monte Carlo; Gulbis Wins One Game

Novak Djokovic opens his 2015 clay season Tuesday in Monte Carlo. Will a French Open title be waiting at the end of it?

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Monte Carlo | 19 Comments »

March 24th, 2015

Miami Men’s Preview: Will Novak Djokovic Defend Or Can Rafael Nadal Finally Win In South Florida?

Sean Randall previews the Miami men’s event.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:32 am in Miami | 45 Comments »

February 24th, 2015

Ernests Gulbis Doesn’t Want To Be Recognized As A Tennis Player, So He Checks In His Racquets At Airports

Ernests Gulbis knows what’s wrong with his game, but can he fix it?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:53 am in Dubai, Indian Wells | 4 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Brutal Field at WTA Doha; ATP Previews

Nadal a question mark after a cramp-ridden semifinal loss on Saturday at the Rio Open…Not a lot of early challenges besides (7) Andujar opening against Almagro…Wildcards went to Argentines Guido Andreozzi, Renzo Olivo and Horacio Zeballos…David Ferrer beat Fognini in last year’s final…Nadal is making his first appearance in Buenos Aires in 10 years…Ferrer passes on the opportunity to win a fourth consecutive Buenos Aires title in a row…Returning former champs in the field are Almagro (2011), Robredo (2009), and Juan Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

February 20th, 2015

Nadal Into Rio QFs; Bolelli Beats Raonic For First Top 10 Win In Marseille, Def Champ Gulbis Winless in 2015

So far so good for the King of Clay Rafael Nadal in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 15 Comments »

January 19th, 2015

Federer, Nadal Dominate At The Australian Open; Top Seeds Serena, Djokovic In Action Tuesday

The big names along with some new Australian teens won in Melbourne on day one at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 am in Australian Open | 16 Comments »

January 18th, 2015

Former Champions Federer, Nadal, Sharapova Headline Day 1 At Australian Open

What’s happening on Day 1 at the Australian Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:49 pm in Australian Open | 64 Comments »

January 15th, 2015

Australian Open Men’s Draw: Djokovic Drives For Five, Federer v Nadal SF?

A quick preview of the men’s Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:13 pm in Australian Open | 61 Comments »

January 2nd, 2015

Tennis-X 2015 Future Forecast: Pain, Break-ups, Hook-ups And More

If you’re experiencing annual awards burn out, with every tennis site you’ve never heard of churning out awards, let’s ditch 2014 and look at who’s likely to do what (or who) in 2015:

Posted by Staff @ 1:10 pm in 2015 Season | 15 Comments »

October 18th, 2014

Previews: WTA Finals; ATP Basel, Valencia

Wozniacki could sneak out of the White Group with her solid record against her group mates…Former champs in the field are Serena (2013-12,’09,’01), Kvitova (2011) and Sharapova (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 12th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Murray Looking for Vienna Points

The top-seeded Raonic is making his first appearance at the event…Not a deep field with players outside the Top 100 receiving direct entry…Wildcards went to Russians Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Evgeny Donskoy…Raonic after a bye will open against a qualifier…Returning former champs in the field are Seppi (2012) and Youzhny (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

September 27th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal, Serena Rock China Open Field

Women’s Seeds: Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Sara Errani, Ekaterina Makarova, Lucie Safarova, Flavia Pennetta, Andrea Petkovic, Venus Williams

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »