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October 1st, 2010

Nadal Rolls, Gulbis Falls in Bangkok; Soderling, Berdych Upset in Kuala Lumpur

Rafael Nadal won his ninth straight match on hardcourts.

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 pm in 2010 Season | 19 Comments »

April 25th, 2010

Federer, Nadal in Rome; Loaded Stuttgart WTA Field; Previews

Wow, two unseeded former No. 1s in Henin and Ivanovic; lots o’ first-round meetings of interest…

Posted by Staff @ 1:52 pm in Tennis | 70 Comments »

March 11th, 2010

Indian Wells Preview: the Sick, the Injured, the First Masters of the Year

The first Masters 1000 of the year has a really wide open draw. It’s so wide open that I’m ready to break my computer out of frustration while trying to pick the right bracket.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:41 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Indian Wells | 79 Comments »

March 4th, 2010

Spain Looks to Hat Trick; Davis Cup Preview

Despite the controversies and suggestions about changing Davis Cup, I’ve always enjoyed the unique features Davis Cup brings to tennis.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:36 am in 2010 Season, Davis Cup | 2 Comments »

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 19th, 2010

What is an Unforced Error? Federer v. Andreev

This question slowly crept into my head as I was watching Roger Federer attempt everything in his power to keep himself from missing against a free-swinging Igor Andreev.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 4:46 pm in Australian Open | 61 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 »

January 4th, 2010

Roddick, Cilic Start Strong at Australian Open Tune-ups; New Rules

Boy did Brisbane hit the jackpot in players.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 2:48 pm in 2010 Season, Brisbane, Doha, ITF, Tennis | 20 Comments »

August 18th, 2009

Cincinnati Day 1 – Safin and a Spanish Flavor

The number of players a fan can see at close range on the practice courts and side courts is always great on the first few days of an event.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 6:18 pm in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, Cincinnati, indianapolis | 50 Comments »

August 2nd, 2009

ATP/WTA Previews: Roddick Dissed by NYT; Federer Davis Cup

Seeds: Andy Roddick, Juan Martin Del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando Gonzalez, Robin Soderling, Marin Cilic, Tommy Robredo, Tomas Berdych, Mardy Fish, Tommy Haas, Ivo Karlovic, Viktor Troicki, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov, Dudi Sela, Sam Querrey

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 pm in Tennis | 163 Comments »

October 28th, 2008

Roddick, Masked Djokovic Roll in Paris; Federer, Nadal Play Wednesday

Indications are the men’s regular season will go out with a proper bang this week at the Paris Tennis Masters.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:31 pm in Paris, Tennis Masters Cup | 42 Comments »

September 22nd, 2008

Nadal, Del Potro Anchor Davis Cup Wins, Will Meet in November Final

Things went pretty much according to form this weekend in Davis Cup. Spain rolled up on a game U.S. team, 4-1, while Argentina v. Russia went right down to the decider, with the Gaucho Nation coming through on the back of hero Juan Martin Del Potro to win 3-2.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:08 am in Davis Cup | 58 Comments »

September 19th, 2008

Nadal Leads Spain Against U.S. in Davis Cup; Del Potro, Argentina Host Russia

The Davis Cup is back in focus this weekend with the World Group semifinals and an assortment of interesting, if not intriguing, qualifying playoff ties.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:38 am in Davis Cup | 225 Comments »

September 2nd, 2008

Federer Faces Russian Challenge in Andreev Today at US Open

Roger Federer hasn’t won four matches at a hardcourt tournament since the Australian Open. With three wins under his belt, Federer today tries for No. 4 against the heavy-hitting Igor Andreev.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:26 pm in Tennis, US Open | 131 Comments »