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October 29th, 2019

Russians Out Of Paris, Zverev Advances; Djokovic, Nadal Set To Debut

It’s the homestretch and Novak Djokovic is chasing Rafael Nadal for the year-end No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 9:12 pm in Paris | 1 Comment »

May 8th, 2019

Nadal Strong In Madrid Debut, Ferrer Says Farewell; Federer v Monfils Thursday

The Big 3 will be back on clay together tomorrow in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 8:28 pm in Madrid | 35 Comments »

January 17th, 2019

Raonic Ousts Wawrinka In 4 Breakers, Djokovic Advances; Nadal v De Minaur Fri

Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:00 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

November 22nd, 2018

Croatia Visits France For Davis Cup Title This Weekend; Cilic, Coric, Tsonga Headline

The last Davis Cup final as we know it will be held this weekend in France.

Posted by Staff @ 11:49 pm in Davis Cup | 2 Comments »

October 9th, 2018

Djokovic Wins, Cilic Out; Defending Camp Federer v Medvedev Wed.

Novak Djokovic improved to 12-0 against Jeremy Chardy.

Posted by Staff @ 2:45 pm in Shanghai | 19 Comments »

July 22nd, 2018

Isner Goes for 5th ATP Atlanta Open Title as US Open Series Begins; Preview

Interesting starts include (1) Isner vs. the rising Aussie Minaur, (7) M.Zverev vs. the hot-handed Smyczek, (4) Ebden vs. Karlovic, and the Newport finalist Ramanathan vs. Taylor Fritz, winner to meet (3) Chung…

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 pm in Tennis | 91 Comments »

June 23rd, 2018

Djokovic Into First Final In 12 Months, Collides With Cilic In Queen’s Final

Novak Djokovic will play in his 99th career ATP final Sunday at Queen’s.

Posted by Staff @ 7:00 pm in Queens | 2 Comments »

June 22nd, 2018

Djokovic Gets 800th Career Win; Kyrgios Cracks 32 Aces Again At Queen’s

Novak Djokovic joined an exclusive club Friday at Queen’s.

Posted by Staff @ 8:15 pm in Queens | 63 Comments »

June 17th, 2018

Gasquet, Krunic Lift Grass Titles in Netherlands

“I don’t know how you pulled this off, mate, but the fact that you didn’t show how much pain you were in today, makes me respect you more,” Krunic said on-court after the match. “I think we’re both champions, and I’m happy that I was able to stay [in the match]. I was very nervous and it was tough for me to play, but I’m happy that I hung in there.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:25 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Gasquet, Krunic Lift Grass Titles in Netherlands

June 16th, 2018

Federer Edges Kyrgios In Stuttgart Thriller, Will Face Raonic In Final; Gasquet-Chardy For Den Bosch Title

Roger Federer seeks his 98th career title Sunday in Stuttgart.

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Stuttgart | 46 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

ATP Previews: Thiem Machine in Kitzbuhel; Umag; Gstaad

.(1) Cuevas could have a difficult start against G-Lo, and (6) Carreno Busta “Rhymes” starts against the veteran Seppi…

Posted by Staff @ 1:14 am in Tennis | Comments Off on ATP Previews: Thiem Machine in Kitzbuhel; Umag; Gstaad

July 10th, 2016

Ferrer Leads Bastad; Johnson on Grass at Newport; ATP Previews

Rafael Nadal (currently injured) beat Fognini in last year’s final…Leo Mayer (2014) is the only former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in ATP, Tennis | Comments Off on Ferrer Leads Bastad; Johnson on Grass at Newport; ATP Previews

April 16th, 2016

Nishikori, Not Nadal, the New King of Clay in Barcelona?; Bucharest; ATP Previews

Nishikori is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Andujar in the final…”I am happy to be back in Barcelona. I feel good and hope to win my third consecutive title here,” Nishikori said…Nadal won the title in eight of nine years prior to that…

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in Barcelona, Bucharest, Tennis | 21 Comments »

February 19th, 2016

Nadal Advances In Rio, Ferrer v Thiem Friday; Del Potro Comeback Continues In Delray

Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Juan Martin Del Potro, Tomas Berdych and Nick Kyrgios all in action Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Marseille, Rio | 52 Comments »

February 13th, 2016

Halep Heads Strong Dubai; U.S. Frenzy in Delray: ATP/WTA Previews

American Taylor Fritz received a special exempt into the main draw after his run in Memphis…Other interesting starts for Del Potro vs. American Denis Kudla, with the winner likely meeting (3) Karlovic, and (2) Tomic vs. the hot-handed net-crushing Rampras…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »