Saturday, May 8, 2021

Previews

Wimbledon 2012: Men’s draw preview and analysis

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by: Nima Naderi Locked in a race to finish No. 1 in the world by the end of the tournament, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all have a little extra incentive to play for during the upcoming fortnight...

2017 French Open Day 1 Preview: Will Kerber Survive Round 1?

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One hundred and nineteen days. That’s how long it’s been since we last had a taste of grand slam action. A lot has changed in that time, what with Serena’s pregnancy announcement, the emergence of Sasha Zverev, and Grigor...

Roland Garros 2018 Day 6 Preview: Djokovic, Keys and Monfils look for Round Four

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A day on which we saw Serena Williams keep trucking, Denis Shapolov bungled out, and Julien Benneteau bid a final adieu, Thursday was a day that highlighted the ups, downs and bittersweet moments that make a tennis career. Whether you...

French Open 2017: Women’s Semifinal Preview

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“It’s a mental game.” How many times have we heard someone say that about tennis? And yet, it never gets old – Novak Djokovic and Elina Svitolina’s performances yesterday were further proof of that. Two very different matches, but in each...

Australian Open 2018 Day 5 Preview: Will it be Tsonga or Kyrgios Under the...

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It’s never easy to be a professional tennis player, but some days are tougher than others. Thursday at the Aussie Open was definitely one of those days. Reaching a scorching 69°C (156.2°F!) at one point on Rod Laver Arena, the...

French Open 2017 Day 4 Preview: Coric vs. Johnson

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Expectation is a tricky thing. For tennis players, it’s a reward for what they’ve done right, but as we saw yesterday with Sascha Zverev, it often makes it harder to keep doing what they are doing, and sometimes the...

Roland Garros 2018: Day 10 Quarterfinal Previews

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Sometimes you’ve got to take the good and the bad when it comes to grand slam tennis. Monday was one of those days. Suffering a pectoral injury that ruled her out just before she was scheduled to appear on court,...

French Open 2017: Men’s Semifinal Preview: Nadal vs. Thiem

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Halep v Ostapenko – not quite the women’s final we had in mind prior to the tournament, but that’s why they play the games. Two very different players, coming through equally topsy-turvy semifinals, the stage is set for a storybook...

Australian Open 2018 Day 8 Preview: Keys, Djokovic and Pliskova aim for the Quarters

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And so the wait continues. With Nick Kyrgios’ exit on Sunday at the hands of Grigor Dimitrov, the Australian Open will not crown a home-grown singles champion for the fortieth year running. Speaking as an Aussie myself, this ranks as the...

Previewing Day 2 at the 2017 French Open: Can Tiafoe Test Fognini?

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One day of French Open action in the books, and we’ve already got a story that might end up the best of the tournament. Petra Kvitova, just five months after being stabbed in her hand during a home invasion,...

Contact Point

Basilashvili Wins Munich Title; Ramos-Vinolas Captures Estoril Crown

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BMW Open—Munich, Germany Hard-hitting Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili won his second ATP Tour event of the season on Sunday in Munich, Germany, defeating hometown favourite Jan-Lennard...