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January 13th, 2024

Australian Open Men’s Preview: Can Anyone Stop Novak Djokovic?

The first Grand Slam of 2023 opens Sunday in Australia.

Posted by Staff @ 6:44 pm in Australian Open | 19 Comments »

November 2nd, 2023

Djokovic Stomachs Griekspoor, Gets Rune Rematch In Paris; Sinner Needs Sleeps, Tsitsipas d Zverev

Novak Djokovic has got a stomach virus.

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 pm in Paris | Comments Off on Djokovic Stomachs Griekspoor, Gets Rune Rematch In Paris; Sinner Needs Sleeps, Tsitsipas d Zverev

November 1st, 2023

Djokovic Cruises In Opener, Medvedev Goes Down To Dimitrov; Tsitsipas v Zverev

Novak Djokovic has won his last 14 matches.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 pm in Paris | Comments Off on Djokovic Cruises In Opener, Medvedev Goes Down To Dimitrov; Tsitsipas v Zverev

October 31st, 2023

Alcaraz Goes Down To Safiullin At Paris Masters; Djokovic, Medvedev Wednesday

Carlos Alcaraz chance at finishing No. 1 could end this week.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 pm in Paris | 1 Comment »

October 22nd, 2023

Top Seeds Medvedev (v Fils), Sinner (v Shelton) Face Tough Openers In Vienna

Five Top 10 men are in Vienna this week.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Vienna | Comments Off on Top Seeds Medvedev (v Fils), Sinner (v Shelton) Face Tough Openers In Vienna

October 10th, 2023

Shelton Stops Sinner At Shanghai Masters; Alcaraz v Dimitrov, Rublev v Paul

An American will be in the Shanghai semifinals for the first time in tournament history.

Posted by Staff @ 3:36 pm in Shanghai | Comments Off on Shelton Stops Sinner At Shanghai Masters; Alcaraz v Dimitrov, Rublev v Paul

October 8th, 2023

Sinner Wins, Korda Knocks Out Medvedev, Tiafoe Upset; Alcaraz v Evans Monday

Sebastian Korda upset Daniil Medvedev for his first career Top 5 win.

Posted by Staff @ 3:55 pm in Shanghai | Comments Off on Sinner Wins, Korda Knocks Out Medvedev, Tiafoe Upset; Alcaraz v Evans Monday

October 7th, 2023

Alcaraz, Medvedev, Sinner Advance As Seeds Back On Track in Rainy Shanghai;

Rains hit the Shanghai Masters hard on Saturday, but the top seeds got through.

Posted by Staff @ 1:43 pm in Shanghai | Comments Off on Alcaraz, Medvedev, Sinner Advance As Seeds Back On Track in Rainy Shanghai;

October 6th, 2023

Shanghai Surprises: Zverev, Rune, De Minaur, Musetti, FAA Lose Openers; Alcaraz, Medvedev Sat.

It was a tough day for seeds in Shanghai on Friday as seven lost their opening matches.

Posted by Staff @ 2:41 pm in Shanghai | Comments Off on Shanghai Surprises: Zverev, Rune, De Minaur, Musetti, FAA Lose Openers; Alcaraz, Medvedev Sat.

August 10th, 2023

Alcaraz Slays Shelton, Will Face Hurkacz In Toronto; Murray v Sinner, Medvedev v Musetti

Seeds 1-3 won today but seeds 4-6 all lost. Go figure.

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in Canadian Open | Comments Off on Alcaraz Slays Shelton, Will Face Hurkacz In Toronto; Murray v Sinner, Medvedev v Musetti

August 7th, 2023

Raonic Rolls Back The Clock In Toronto, Stuns Tiafoe; Former Champs Murray, Zverev Tues.

Blacked-out Milos Raonic cracked 37 aces in a solid win over Frances Tiafoe. Will he be healthy for Wednesday?

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

July 24th, 2023

Rublev, Ruud, Zverev Lead On Clay In Hamburg

Alexander Zverev has never been past the semifinals at the Hamburg clay event.

Posted by Staff @ 12:29 am in Hamburg | Comments Off on Rublev, Ruud, Zverev Lead On Clay In Hamburg

July 6th, 2023

Murray In Limbo After Injury(?) At Wimbledon, Ruud Upset; Djokovic, Alcaraz Fri.

Is Andy Murray ok?

Posted by Staff @ 7:14 pm in Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

July 5th, 2023

Djokovic, Medvedev Wimbledon Winners; Tsitsipas Sets Thursday Murray Clash

Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas meet for the third time.

Posted by Staff @ 8:00 pm in Wimbledon | 1 Comment »

July 1st, 2023

Cerundolo Secures Eastbourne Title Over Paul

Francisco Cerundolo beat two Americans Saturday to win his first grass title.

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Eastbourne | Comments Off on Cerundolo Secures Eastbourne Title Over Paul