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Djokovic Fights Way Past Schwartzman to Reach Fourth Round at French Open

June 2, 2017

Second seed Novak Djokovic rallied from a two-sets to one deficit to defeat a tenacious Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the third round of the French Open Friday afternoon. Djokovic, with new coach Andre Agassi looking on, weathered Schwartzman’s aggressive offensive assault through the first three sets to finally wear […]

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Is Djokovic Done With Number One?

January 21, 2017

The tennis world is still trembling in the aftermath of Novak Djokovic’s seismic loss to Denis Istomin down under on Thursday. Although the aura of Djokovic’s invincibility had taken some serious hits since the Serb completed his career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in June, the new year had given some indication that he had […]

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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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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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Murray Completes Stunning Comeback Against Stepanek

May 24, 2016

Andy Murray rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 earlier today at the French Open. The first-round thriller, carried over from last night after waning daylight forced suspension of play, marked the ninth time Murray has escaped from two sets down and the third time at […]

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Djokovic Dethrones Nadal in French Open Quarterfinals

June 3, 2015

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal for the first time at Roland Garros Wednesday afternoon, trouncing the nine-time French Open champion 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 in a highly anticipated quarterfinal matchup. Djokovic had lost six times to Nadal in Paris, including defeats in the final in 2012 and 2014, and in the semifinals in 2013. The loss […]

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Nadal Downs Sock to Reach French Open Quarterfinals

June 1, 2015

Rafael Nadal took care of American young gun Jack Sock at the French Open this afternoon to set up a dream quarterfinal matchup with Novak Djokovic on Wednesday. Nadal won today’s fourth-round encounter 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in two hours and 51 minutes, but Sock put up a good fight. The 22-year-old Nebraskan staged a […]

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Groth Tops Bozoljac in Nottingham Grass-Court Duel

June 10, 2014

When the draw for the Nottingham-2 Challenger was posted on Sunday, there was at least one first-round matchup that portended to be all about the serve. Top Gun of Fast Serve Australian Sam Groth versus big-boomer Ilija Bozoljac of Serbia, and on the fast lawns of Nottingham yet. Groth with a clocked best serve of […]

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Nadal Wears Down Djokovic to Win Ninth French Open Title

June 8, 2014

Rafael Nadal won his record-extending ninth French Open title Sunday afternoon, defeating a game Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in a contest more akin to a heavyweight title bout than a tennis match. As the match progressed it appeared whoever could deliver the most body blows would ultimately be the winner. In the end […]

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Djokovic Holds Off Gulbis to Reach French Open Final

June 6, 2014

Novak Djokovic beat the heat and flashy Latvian Ernests Gulbis on Friday afternoon to advance to his second French Open final. Djokovic’s 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal win sets up another battle with long-time rival and eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, who defeated Andy Murray in the second semifinal of the day. Djokovic will […]

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