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September 11th, 2020

Zverev v Carreno Busta, Thiem v Medvedev; US Open SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall makes his semifinal picks.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:13 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

September 9th, 2020

Zverev Rallies To Beat Coric; Russians Medvedev, Rublev Set To Clash

Alexander Zverev did it again. Like in Australia where he reached his first Grand Slam semifinal after dropping the opening set to Stan Wawrinka 6-1. the German quickly and listlessly fell behind 6-1 to Borna Coric before rallying to win in four 1-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(1), 6-3. Coric actually led in the second set with a […]

Posted by Staff @ 1:08 am in US Open | 2 Comments »

September 6th, 2020

Djokovic Default Opens Door For A New Grand Slam Champion At US Open

A historic day for the men at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 pm in US Open | 2 Comments »

September 5th, 2020

Djokovic Flawless, Zverev Wins Delayed Match v Mannarino; Russians Back Sat.

Novak Djokovic tried to get the governor of New York involved.

Posted by Staff @ 1:16 am in US Open | 15 Comments »

January 11th, 2020

Djokovic, Nadal Win 3-Setters At ATP Cup, Square Off For 55th Time Sunday

The top two in the world will battle Sunday at the ATP Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 5:03 pm in ATP Cup | 22 Comments »

September 29th, 2019

Carreno Busta Beats Bublik In Thriller For Chengdu Crown

Pablo Carreno Busta wins his first title in 2.5 years.

Posted by Staff @ 7:29 pm in Asia | Comments Off on Carreno Busta Beats Bublik In Thriller For Chengdu Crown

August 15th, 2019

Federer Flames Out To Rublev; Djokovic Eyes Easy Cincinnati Title Defense

The only Top 8 seed to make the Cincinnati quarterfinals is Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Staff @ 11:05 pm in Cincinnati | 15 Comments »

July 27th, 2019

Zverev Can’t Hold Lead On Basilashvili In Hamburg

Nikolaz Basilashvili will bid for a second straight Hamburg title.

Posted by Staff @ 9:34 pm in Hamburg | Comments Off on Zverev Can’t Hold Lead On Basilashvili In Hamburg

July 26th, 2019

Zverev Makes Comeback On Krajinovic At Hamburg, Thiem Ousted

Filip Krajinovic failed to serve out a straight set win over Alexander Zverev in Hamburg.

Posted by Staff @ 11:52 pm in Hamburg | Comments Off on Zverev Makes Comeback On Krajinovic At Hamburg, Thiem Ousted

January 21st, 2019

Zverev Gets Rocked By Raonic At Australian Open, Djokovic Needs 4; Nadal v Tiafoe In QFs

Will there be more upsets on opening day of the quarterfinals?

Posted by Staff @ 8:49 am in Australian Open | 56 Comments »

January 19th, 2019

Favorites Djokovic, Zverev Cruise Into Australian R16; Nadal, Federer Face Tests

Federer v Tsitsipas, Nadal v Berdych at the Australian Open on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in Australian Open | 21 Comments »

September 14th, 2018

Davis Cup SF: Nadal-Less Spaniard Travel To France; Croatians Cilic, Coric Host USA

Will this be the last tradition Davis Cup semifinal round?

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 am in Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Cincinnati Preview: Federer, Nadal Renew Hardcourt Rivalry in Loaded Field

(1) Federer vs. (WC) Murray 3rd rd.? (4) Del Potro vs. (15) Kyrgios 3rd rd.?…

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Cincinnati Preview: Federer, Nadal Renew Hardcourt Rivalry in Loaded Field

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

July 22nd, 2018

Thiem Leads Floater-Filled Field at ATP German Open Hamburg; Preview

The field is loaded with floating landmines — first-round matches of interest include (7) Gasquet vs. Paire in an all-French,(3) Carreno Busta vs. last year’s finalist (WC) Mayer, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Seppi, and (6) Cecchinato vs. Monfils…

Posted by Staff @ 12:00 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Thiem Leads Floater-Filled Field at ATP German Open Hamburg; Preview