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February 1st, 2010

Australian Open: Post-Tournament Assessment

Before I move on from the world number 1, I’d like to say that I wasn’t overly impressed with Federer’s speech during the ceremony. “I can cry like Roger,” Murray said. “It’s just a shame I can’t play like him.” How many players do you think nodded their heads when they heard this?

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 11:18 pm in 2010 Season, ATP, Australian Open, Tennis | 134 Comments »

January 31st, 2010

Previews: ATP Zagreb, Joburg, Santiago; Fed Cup

Notes: Croats Cilic, Ljubicic, Karlovic among seeds; Cilic could face Crazi Dani 2nd rd.; (4) Troicki opens against Schuettler, and (2) Ljubicic vs. Clement; Cilic beat Mario “Baby Goran” Ancic in last year’s all-Croat final; Ljubicic won in 2006.

Posted by Staff @ 12:08 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Previews: ATP Zagreb, Joburg, Santiago; Fed Cup

January 24th, 2010

Australian Open: Mid-Tournament Assessment

I wasn’t sure when to make a mid-tournament assessment.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 3:07 pm in 2010 Season, Australian Open, Grand Slams, Tennis | 86 Comments »

January 24th, 2010

Patient Roddick Survives in Five, Del Potro Doesn’t at Australian Open

Credit to Andy Roddick for hanging in long enough to allow a red-hot Fernando Gonzalez self destruct.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:35 am in Australian Open | 93 Comments »

January 23rd, 2010

Federer, Djokovic, Serena Steamroll on Snoozer Saturday at the Australian Open

Sean Randall recaps Saturday play at the Australian Open and looks ahead to Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:38 am in Australian Open | 469 Comments »

January 15th, 2010

2010 Australian Open Tennis Predictions

Since their first and only slam final to date, Federer reached the final at the next four slams.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 12:33 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Australian Open, Grand Slams | 107 Comments »

December 23rd, 2009

Top 10 Tennis Strokes of the Decade

With everyone doing top 10 lists of the decade or the year, I decided to take a slightly different approach.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 5:08 pm in ATP, Tennis | 42 Comments »

November 11th, 2009

Federer Fails in Final Set (Again); Nadal, Murray Survive in Paris

What a day of drama at the Paris Indoors. Roger Federer gets upset and Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal nearly join him at the exits.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:00 pm in London, Paris, Year-End No. 1 | 147 Comments »

October 15th, 2009

Safin Takes Aim at Berdych, Roddick in Shanghai

Sean Randall breaks down the Shanghai third round matches.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:42 am in Asia, ATP, Shanghai, Wimbledon | 134 Comments »

October 10th, 2009

No Federer, No Murray Leaves Shanghai Masters Field Wide Open

Sean Randall breaks down the Shanghai Masters field.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:08 am in Asia, ATP, Shanghai | 72 Comments »

September 11th, 2009

Del Potro Wins, Nadal Rained Out at US Open

“Everything,” Del Potro said when asked why he liked the US Open so much. “The stadium, the crowds, the people, the city, everything. It’s so lovely.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:11 am in Tennis | 100 Comments »

September 8th, 2009

Murray Wilts, Nadal New No. 2 at US Open

“I plan on playing just now,” Murray said. “See what I, you know, do from here. You know, go and obviously take a few days off. You know, been over in the States now, you know, a good sort of six and a half, seven weeks. You know, so I will go home and rest and, you know, make sure I do all the right things and, you know, hopefully be okay.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Tennis | 413 Comments »

September 5th, 2009

Roddick, Federer Face First Test Today at US Open

Things will be heating up at the US Open this weekend with a some great matchups.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:34 am in US Open | 831 Comments »

August 12th, 2009

Nadal Faces Ferrer Test Tonight in Singles Return at Montreal

Sean Randall previews the day ahead in tennis in Montreal and in Cincinnati.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:23 am in Canadian Open, Cincinnati | 211 Comments »

August 7th, 2009

Legg Mason: Roddick’s 500th, Quarters Set

In the highlight match of the evening, Andy Roddick became the 36th player in the Open Era to reach 500 career match victories.

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 11:26 am in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, US Open Series, Washington | 89 Comments »