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August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

July 22nd, 2018

Thiem Leads Floater-Filled Field at ATP German Open Hamburg; Preview

The field is loaded with floating landmines — first-round matches of interest include (7) Gasquet vs. Paire in an all-French,(3) Carreno Busta vs. last year’s finalist (WC) Mayer, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Seppi, and (6) Cecchinato vs. Monfils…

Posted by Staff @ 12:00 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Thiem Leads Floater-Filled Field at ATP German Open Hamburg; Preview

July 16th, 2018

Ferrer Defends, Schwartzman Leads at ATP Bastad; Preview

Wildcards went to Spain’s Jaume Munar, Norway’s Casper Ruud and Sweden’s Mikael Ymer…

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

June 29th, 2018

Wimbledon Men’s Draw: Federer, Nadal Gets Easy Early Draws; Murray v Paire

Sean Randall breaks down the men’s draw at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:48 pm in Wimbledon | 158 Comments »

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 »

June 3rd, 2018

Zverev Comes Back From Brink Again To Make First Slam QF, Will Meet Thiem; Delpo-Isner Mon.

Two quarterfinals are set at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:15 pm in French Open | 72 Comments »

June 1st, 2018

Djokovic, Zverev Advoid Upset, Rain At French Open, Dimitrov Out; Nadal Seeks Sweet 16 v Gasquet

Rains his the French Open again, but not before two top 10 seeds fell.

Posted by Staff @ 4:44 pm in French Open | 25 Comments »

May 30th, 2018

Djokovic Advances In 3 While Zverev, Dimitrov, Nishikori Survive In 5 At French Open

Three top names had to survive in five Wednesday at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:40 pm in French Open | 18 Comments »

May 24th, 2018

French Open Men’s Draw Preview: Nadal Should Breeze; Djokovic, Zverev, Thiem On Other Half

Sean Randall previews the French Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:13 pm in French Open | 58 Comments »

April 21st, 2018

Nadal Goes for 11 at ATP Barcelona Open; Preview

(1) Nadal looking at the wrist-addled (14) Nishikori 3rd rd. then (6) Djokovic then (4) Goffin…

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 19th, 2018

Djokovic Sets Thiem Showdown Thursday In Monte Carlo; Nadal Rolls In Clay Opener

The favorites were straight set winners Wednesday in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 12:52 am in Monte Carlo | 62 Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Isner, Querrey, Sock, Kyrgios Lead U.S.-Heavy Field at ATP Houston; Preview

Look for the gassed Isner to go out early after winning Miami then Davis Cup over the weekend…Nice draw for (2) Querrey to meet (4) Kyrgios in the semis…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:22 am in Tennis | Comments Off on Isner, Querrey, Sock, Kyrgios Lead U.S.-Heavy Field at ATP Houston; Preview

March 27th, 2018

Zverev Advances To Kyrgios Miami Showdown, Kyrgios-Verdasco Scuttle; Del Potro Returns Tues

Safe to say everyone wants to see a Nick Kyrgios-Fernando Verdasco semifinal.

Posted by Staff @ 12:18 am in Miami | 74 Comments »

March 25th, 2018

Del Potro Ups Win Streak To 13 In Miami, Dimitrov Dumped; Kyrgios v Fognini Tomorrow

Juan Martin del Potro has now won 13 straight matches.

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 pm in Miami | 37 Comments »

March 21st, 2018

Miami Draw Preview: Federer, Del Potro, Djokovic Lead Way

Sean Randall previews the Miami Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:05 pm in Miami | 62 Comments »