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May 28th, 2021

Djokovic Reaches Belgrade Finals, Faces Qualifier Molcan

Novak Djokovic won’t play anyone in the Top 95 in Belgrade.

Posted by Staff @ 8:57 pm in Clay Season, French Open | 5 Comments »

May 14th, 2021

Nadal Gets Revenge On Zverev At Rome Masters; Djokovic In Trouble v Tsitsipas

Novak Djokovic will be a set and a break down to Stefanos Tsitsipas when they resume on Saturday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 4:33 pm in Rome | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

May 3rd, 2021

Dimitrov Out, Alcaraz Sets Meeting With Nadal At Madrid Masters; Fognini Faces Berrettini

The hype will be real come Wednesday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in Madrid | No Comments »

April 14th, 2021

Djokovic, Nadal Start Strong In Clay Openers In Monte Carlo

After 2 months off tour, no rust apparent for either Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in their clay openers.

Posted by Staff @ 7:46 pm in Monte Carlo | Comments Off on Djokovic, Nadal Start Strong In Clay Openers In Monte Carlo

February 25th, 2018

Cuevas Goes for 4 in a Row at ATP Sao Paulo; Preview

Cuevas, the three-time defending champion, in last year’s final defeated Ramos Vinolas from a set down.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Cuevas Goes for 4 in a Row at ATP Sao Paulo; Preview

February 26th, 2017

Svitolina Looks for 2nd Straight Title at Kuala Lumpur; Sao Paulo; WTA Previews

Top 10er as of Monday Svitolina is coming off the win in the Dubai final…Wildcards went to Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas, the Ukraine’s Katarina Zavatska, and China’s Zheng Saisai…

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Svitolina Looks for 2nd Straight Title at Kuala Lumpur; Sao Paulo; WTA Previews

November 27th, 2016

Argentina Wins Davis Cup After Improbable Comeback Led By Juan Martin Del Potro

“It is a great honor to be a team captain to this group of professionals,” Argentina captain Daniel Orsanic told reporters. “What Del Potro did was amazing. He represents his country with so much pride and he also showed how good a player he is. His achievement borders the impossible, while Federico played a perfect match and was on top of every ball throughout the contest.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 pm in Davis Cup | 10 Comments »

October 15th, 2016

Monfils, Goffin, Kvitova Headline Stockholm, Antwerp, Luxembourg This Week

No Top 10ers but an interesting field between the multi-Slam winner Kvitova, the French Open champ Schiavone, the former No. 1 Wozniacki, the former brand-wannabee Bouchard, and the breakout player Siegemund…

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Monfils, Goffin, Kvitova Headline Stockholm, Antwerp, Luxembourg This Week

August 21st, 2016

Everyone Withdraws from WTA Connecticut; Gasquet Leads Winson-Salem

This tournament has turned into a complete mess with the seeding in chaos as Svetlana Kuznetova withdrew citing a shoulder injury, Johanna Konta pulled with a back injury, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova withdrew citing a back injury, then today (Sunday) Madison Keys injured her neck practicing and withdrew…

Posted by Staff @ 3:34 pm in Connecticut Open, Tennis, Winston-Salem | 2 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

Davis Cup Quarterfinal Capsules: Heroics from Britain, Croatia

“It’s not easy to play in a fifth match obviously,” said Coric, who saw Croatia back from an 0-2 brink for the first time ever, and to 4-0 all time against the U.S. “I have to be honest, I like that kind of situation.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:37 am in Davis Cup, Tennis | 12 Comments »

May 16th, 2016

Preview: ATP, WTA Players Look for Mojo Heading Into French Open

Tough starts for (9) Stephens vs. Vekic and (9) Cornet vs. Kudryavtseva…The storm of players pulling from the field included Daria Gavrilova, Camila Giorgi, Yanina Wickmayer and Caroline Wozniacki…

Posted by Staff @ 1:44 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Preview: ATP, WTA Players Look for Mojo Heading Into French Open

April 24th, 2016

Del Potro Returns at Munich; ATP Previews This Week

No Top 20 players, but Istanbul you do have Bernie “The Tank Engine” Tomic! For at least a round…

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 am in Estoril, Istanbul, Munich, Tennis | 8 Comments »

April 16th, 2016

Nishikori, Not Nadal, the New King of Clay in Barcelona?; Bucharest; ATP Previews

Nishikori is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Andujar in the final…”I am happy to be back in Barcelona. I feel good and hope to win my third consecutive title here,” Nishikori said…Nadal won the title in eight of nine years prior to that…

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in Barcelona, Bucharest, Tennis | 21 Comments »

April 11th, 2016

Monaco Stifles Sock in Houston Final; Delbonis Turns Back Coric

Monaco, who returned to the tour in February after wrist surgery late last year, won his first Houston title since 2012, and his first overall since 2013.

Posted by Staff @ 12:43 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »