June 2016

Barton Edges Olivetti in Epic Three-Day Match at Wimbledon

June 30, 2016

Australian qualifier Matt Barton withstood 56 aces from big-serving Albano Olivetti to win an epic three-day first round marathon 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 14-12 at Wimbledon earlier today. Barton was the last man accepted into the Roehampton qualifying tournament after several late withdrawals in the final hours prior to the cutoff time […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon 2016

June 26, 2016

It’s that time of year again. The day before the start of Wimbledon. Requests have already started to come in for my annual top five first round upset picks at SW19. After two successive years of 1-4 records in the prognosticating business I thought I’d give it a rest. Popular demand dictates that I can’t. […]

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Mahut Beats Muller to Repeat at Ricoh Open

June 13, 2016

Defending champion Nicolas Mahut completed a rain-interrupted final carried over from Sunday earlier this morning. The eighth-seeded French wildcard defeated Gilles Muller 6-4, 6-4 to capture his third Ricoh Open title and 18th win in 20 matches on the Rosmalen lawns at s’-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Mahut won his first Rosmalen trophy in 2013 and now has […]

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Groth Serves Way Past Marchenko at Mercedes Cup

June 6, 2016

Australian Sam Groth came close to serving a perfect match at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart today. Playing on the well manicured lawns at Tennis Club Weissenhof, Groth lost only four points on his serve while defeating Ukrainian Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of what formerly was known as the Stuttgart Open. […]

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Djokovic Beats Murray to Win French Open

June 5, 2016

Novak Djokovic completed a career Grand Slam by capturing his first French Open title Sunday afternoon, rallying past rival Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to finally hoist the Coupe des Mousquetaires after failing in three previous finals at Roland Garros. The top-ranked Serb became the eighth male player to win all four Grand Slams, […]

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