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January 10th, 2013

Australian Open Preview: Federer Was Right, Djokovic Is The Clear Favorite Thanks To A Cush Draw

The draw is out for the first Grand Slam of the tennis season and defending champion Novak Djokovic should breeze to the final weekend.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:00 pm in Australian Open | 161 Comments »

January 6th, 2013

Murray, Gasquet, Tipsarevic Win Week 1 Titles — ATP Round-up

“I’m really happy with the way I played and fought,” Gasquet said. “He was playing fast in the first set. I just try to keep focused and to fight a lot, and I did it. I’m really happy with the way I won.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:36 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 5th, 2013

Murray Eyes Brisbane Repeat Against Baby Federer Dimitrov; Gasquet Opens Season With Doha Title

Only Baby Federer Grigor Dimitrov stands in the way of an Andy Murray repeat in Brisbane while another Baby Federer won the Doha title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:18 pm in Brisbane, Doha | 37 Comments »

December 6th, 2012

Year-End Review – Everything Hard: Djokovic Made of Stone

Originally, I thought to divide the second half of the season into two parts (outdoor then indoor) but I think it’s better to include them in one. Why do I want to overstuff this one? Two words: Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:35 am in 2012 Season, ATP, ATP Finals, US Open | 43 Comments »

November 8th, 2012

Federer First Into London SFs; Djokovic, Murray Bid To Keep Pace Friday

Roger Federer secured his spot in the in London finals, will Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray join him?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:44 pm in ATP Finals | 101 Comments »

November 5th, 2012

Murray Survives, Djokovic Coasts On Open Day Of ATP Finals; Federer On Deck Tuesday

Group A favorites Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic both won their first round robin match Monday at the ATP Finals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:56 pm in ATP Finals | 84 Comments »

November 4th, 2012

ATP World Tour Finals Guide: Elite Eight Out To Claim O2 Crown

Matt McGladrigan previews the ATP Finals.

Posted by Special @ 6:38 pm in ATP Finals | 159 Comments »

November 3rd, 2012

ATP Finals Draw: Federer Gets It Easy, Djokovic Will Have To Duel Murray

The ATP Finals groupings where released this morning and it’s a welcome sight for Roger Federer and his fans.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:27 am in ATP Finals | 108 Comments »

November 1st, 2012

Murray, Del Potro Join Paris Exodus And Save Energy For London; Ferrer Sets Sights On First Masters Title

Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro were both upset in Paris today, leaving David Ferrer the highest remaining seed at the final regular event on the 2012 ATP calendar.

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 pm in ATP Finals, Paris | 77 Comments »

November 1st, 2012

ATP Finals Field Set As Tsonga, Tipsarevic Take Final Two Spots

The 2012 ATP Finals field of eight is now set.

Posted by Staff @ 6:25 pm in ATP Finals | 15 Comments »

October 27th, 2012

Will Federer Play Paris? For Now He’s In The Draw Along With Djokovic And Murray

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer lead a strong Paris Masters field in the final event of the ATP’s regular season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:03 pm in Paris | 126 Comments »

October 25th, 2012

Del Potro Joins Federer In London Final, Basel Quarterfinals; Almagro Faces Top Seed Ferrer In Valencia

Juan Martin Del Potro became the seventh player to clinch a spot in the year-end ATP Finals next month.

Posted by Staff @ 10:55 pm in ATP Finals | 35 Comments »

September 7th, 2012

Janko Tipsarevic: “Sigh, Everything Hurts Today”

It’s no surprise, Janko Tipsarevic is in pain today.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:07 pm in US Open | 8 Comments »

September 6th, 2012

Djokovic, Ferrer Set Semifinal Meeting at US Open; Blisters Could Hinder

The Spaniard improved to 17-9 in career five-set matches. At 30 years of age, another 30 or 30+ age player thriving on tour, Ferrer is in the midst of his best career year with five titles on three different surfaces, advancing to the quarterfinals or better at all four Slams.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:36 pm in Tennis, US Open | 85 Comments »

August 29th, 2012

American Men, Humble Vika Advance Wednesday at US Open

It was the first time the 34-year-old Haas lost in the first round of the US Open since his debut in Flushing Meadows 17 years ago.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 pm in Tennis | 106 Comments »