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June 7th, 2021

Djokovic Outlasts Musetti, Nadal Takes Down Sinner At French Open; Spicy Tsitsipas v Medvedev QF

The showdown between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal against the Italian teens took center stage Monday at the French Open for the conclusion of the fourth round. Djokovic met former practice partner Lorenzo Musetti and the youngster gave him a handful. Playing in his first Major and first center court, the 19-year-old Musetti hung tough […]

Posted by Staff @ 8:22 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

June 6th, 2021

Medvedev, Tsitsipas Set QF French Open Showdown, Federer Out; Nadal v Sinner Mon.

Three of the four men’s matches on Sunday went three sets, the other went four.

Posted by Staff @ 8:06 pm in French Open | 15 Comments »

June 6th, 2021

Rafael Nadal Wary Of Jannik Sinner Monday Meeting

Jannik Sinner will seek his biggest career win on Monday in Paris against Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:07 am in French Open | No Comments »

June 3rd, 2021

Federer Drops A Set At French Open While Djokovic, Nadal Cruise; Tsitsipas, Medvedev On Upset Alert

Big 3 are back in the French third round.

Posted by Staff @ 6:33 pm in French Open | 3 Comments »

May 31st, 2021

Federer Flawless In French Open Return, Medvedev Wins; Nadal, Djokovic Headline Tues.

Roger Federer looked nothing like a 39-year-old. More like a 19-year-old today in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 pm in French Open | No Comments »

May 27th, 2021

French Open Men’s Preview: Nadal, Federer, Djokovic Land In Same Half; Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall picks the 2021 French Open men’s champion.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:45 pm in French Open | 9 Comments »

May 16th, 2021

Tsitsipas, Thiem, Sinner Star In Lyon

Dominic Thiem is the top seed and former champion in Lyon, but Stefanos Tsitsipas is arguably the favorite to win the title.

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 pm in Clay Season | No Comments »

May 12th, 2021

Nadal Rallies Past Sinner At Rome Masters; Medvedev’s Clay Troubles Continue

Rafael Nadal was down a break three times to the teen prodigy Jannik Sinner but rallied to win it 7-5, 6-4 at the Rome Masters on Wednesday. Sinner, who played Nadal tough at the French Open last fall, came out connecting on his flat, heavy shots but the 19-year-old came up short in crunch time. […]

Posted by Staff @ 6:10 pm in Rome | No Comments »

May 11th, 2021

Djokovic Overcomes Rain, Fritz At Rome Masters; Nadal v Sinner Wed.

It’s a rematch between Rafael Nadal and Jannik Sinner Wednesday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 5:45 pm in Rome | No Comments »

May 10th, 2021

Djokovic Opens Play Tues. In Rome; Young Italians Sinner, Musetti Advance

Young Italians Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti starred on the first full day of men’s play at the Rome Masters on Monday. Sinner rolled past the tricky Ugo Humber 6-2, 6-4 to earn his 20th win of 2021. The win also sets him up for a big second meeting Wednesday against 9-time champion Rafael Nadal. […]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:51 pm in Rome | No Comments »

May 9th, 2021

Kvitova, Sinner, Fognini v Nishikori Headline Monday In Rome

Rome kicks into full gear Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:43 pm in Rome | 1 Comment »

May 5th, 2021

Nadal Overwhelms Teen Alcaraz At Madrid Masters; Medvedev, Tsitsipas Advance

All 16 remaining men in Madrid will be in action on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 5:51 pm in Madrid | 2 Comments »

May 4th, 2021

Thiem Terrific In Return At Madrid Masters; Nadal v Alcaraz Wed.

All eyes in Spain will be on Rafael Nadal taking on the new sensation Carlos Alcaraz on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:23 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

April 24th, 2021

Nadal, Tsitsipas Set Blockbuster Barcelona Final

Stefanos Tsitsipas looks to do a Rafa and sweep Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

Posted by Staff @ 8:19 pm in Barcelona | No Comments »

April 23rd, 2021

Nadal Finds Form, Races Into Barcelona SFs; Tsitsipas To Meet Sinner

Stefanos Tsitsipas is now 14-0 in sets on the clay this year.

Posted by Staff @ 3:49 pm in Barcelona | No Comments »