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September 19th, 2021

Aslan Karatsev Is The Man in Kazakhstan

The ATP event in Nur-Sultan kicks of this week.

Posted by Staff @ 9:55 pm in Fall Season | No Comments »

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

Novak Djokovic: I Like How Musetti Plays, He’s A Very Nice Guy

Djokovic gets his first official look at Lorenzo Musetti Monday at the French Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:25 am in French Open | Comments Off on Novak Djokovic: I Like How Musetti Plays, He’s A Very Nice Guy

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 | Comments Off on Federer Flawless In French Open Return, Medvedev Wins; Nadal, Djokovic Headline Tues.

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 | Comments Off on Tsitsipas, Thiem, Sinner Star In Lyon

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 | Comments Off on Djokovic Opens Play Tues. In Rome; Young Italians Sinner, Musetti Advance

April 21st, 2021

Nadal Struggles In Barcelona Opener, Will Face Nishikori In Match Of Former Champs; Fognini Defaulted

The Top 5 seeds in action Wednesday in Barcelona all advanced.

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 pm in Barcelona | 1 Comment »

April 18th, 2021

Nadal Hopes To Rebound In Barcelona; Tsitsipas, Rublev Could Meet In SF

Rafael Nadal bids for a 12th Barcelona title.

Posted by Staff @ 6:52 pm in Barcelona | Comments Off on Nadal Hopes To Rebound In Barcelona; Tsitsipas, Rublev Could Meet In SF

April 12th, 2021

Karatsev Knocks Out Musetti, Meets Tsitsipas Tues At Monte Carlo Masters; Fognini Opens Defense

The weather is going to be a factor this week in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 6:18 pm in Monte Carlo | Comments Off on Karatsev Knocks Out Musetti, Meets Tsitsipas Tues At Monte Carlo Masters; Fognini Opens Defense

April 10th, 2021

Clay Preview: Nadal, Djokovic Lead Return Of Monte Carlo Masters

Sean Randall previews Monte Carlo and looks ahead at the clay season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:31 pm in Monte Carlo | Comments Off on Clay Preview: Nadal, Djokovic Lead Return Of Monte Carlo Masters

March 29th, 2021

Medvedev Survives Popyrin’s Upset Bid In Miami, Americans Win; Tsitsipas v Nishikori Today

Daniil Medvedev was made to battle Sunday in the Miami heat.

Posted by Staff @ 10:19 am in Miami | Comments Off on Medvedev Survives Popyrin’s Upset Bid In Miami, Americans Win; Tsitsipas v Nishikori Today

March 28th, 2021

Tsitsipas, Rublev Advance At Miami Masters; Isner v Auger-Aliassime Sun.

Russians in form early in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 10:09 am in Miami | 2 Comments »