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June 28th, 2017

2017 Wimbledon Men’s Seedings: Big 4 Are Back! Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray Lead Field

The Big 4 are the Top 4 seeds at a Slam for the first time since the 2014 Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 3:14 pm in Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

June 24th, 2017

Cilic Bids For Second Queen’s Title, Will Meet Lopez In Final

Two big servers meet in the Queen’s final.

Posted by Staff @ 5:19 pm in Queens | 3 Comments »

June 23rd, 2017

Former Champions Cilic, Dimitrov Reach Queen’s SFs

Two lefties and two former champions are in the Queens semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 7:13 pm in Queens | 1 Comment »

June 18th, 2017

Muller Out-Aces Karlovic for 2nd 2017 Title in Netherlands

“I think we should make a suggestion to the ATP that we just start with the tiebreak next time,” Muller said afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Muller Out-Aces Karlovic for 2nd 2017 Title in Netherlands

June 17th, 2017

Early Test for Murray, Others in Loaded Field at Aegon/Queen’s Club; ATP Preview

Former champs in the field are Murray (2016-15,’13,’11,’09), Dimitrov (2014), Cilic (2012), and Querrey (2010).

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Grass season, Tennis | 89 Comments »

June 11th, 2017

Federer Back with Doozy of a Draw on Grass at Stuttgart; ATP Previews

(1) Roger Federer could start against (WC) Haas? What is it with these two and grass each year?

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 65 Comments »

May 7th, 2017

Cilic Wins Big Man Battle at Istanbul; Carreno Busta’s Out an ATP Title at Estoril

“I’m on a good track and feeling very well,” said Cilic, who did not drop a set all week. “In these last three or four weeks on clay, it’s never easy, but I’m trying to get better with every match.

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Cilic Wins Big Man Battle at Istanbul; Carreno Busta’s Out an ATP Title at Estoril

April 29th, 2017

Del Potro, Raonic Feature at 3 ATP Events Next Week; Previews

Two Top 10ers make Istanbul the top event this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Matches to watch for in the 1st rd. include (5) Troicki vs. the big-match Baghdatis, and (8) Darcis vs. Sela to see who can hit their way out of that paper bag…

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Del Potro, Raonic Feature at 3 ATP Events Next Week; Previews

February 25th, 2017

Murray, Wawrinka, Federer Headline Dubai; ATP Preview

.(1) Andy Murray starts against Malek Jazari, and (2) Warinka against Damir Dzumhur…Wildcards were awarded to the UAE’s Omar Alawadhi, Bautista Agut and Egypt’s Mohamed Safwat

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 pm in Tennis | 17 Comments »

February 4th, 2017

Dimitrov Doesn’t Diss Sofia; Cilic in Montpellier; ATP Previews

Thiem the only Top 10er, and Dimitrov must have received a chunk as he decided to return to his home-country tournament in 2017 after a perceived diss last year…

Posted by Staff @ 4:53 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Dimitrov Doesn’t Diss Sofia; Cilic in Montpellier; ATP Previews

January 14th, 2017

Emotional Muller Wins 1st ATP Title After 15 Years Trying

“Everything that happened tonight was like in a movie,” said Muller, who will move into the Top 30 for the first time. “Rod Laver [presenting the trophy] there, standing on centre court with the trophy, my kids in the stands, can’t ask for more.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:37 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 7th, 2017

Thiem, ‘C’-Level Marquee Players at ATP Sydney, Auckland; Previews

(8) Granollers starts against Hot Sauce, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Fognini, and (6) Muller vs. Dolgopolov…(2) Cuevas looking at a tough encounter with Mahut 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Auckland, Sydney | 11 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

After SF Comebacks, Kei Nishikori And Marin Cilic Will Reprise US Open Final For Basel Title

It’s a US Open rematch in the Basel final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Fall Season | 10 Comments »

October 28th, 2016

Nishikori Knocks Out Del Potro In Basel, Wawrinka Stunned By Elder Zverev

Stan Wawrinka fell to qualifier Mischa Zverev in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 pm in Fall Season | Comments Off on Nishikori Knocks Out Del Potro In Basel, Wawrinka Stunned By Elder Zverev

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