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The Latest: Quarterfinals underway at French Open

PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open: --- 2:34 p.m. Of the 256 men and women who started the French Open, just 16 are left. Most of the quarterfinalists are big names: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Serena Williams. Others could become big by upsetting the tennis hierarchy to reach and - why not? - even win the finals, almost within touching distance...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

French Open: Top 4 surprising moments thus far

While the French Open may be in one of the most romantic locations in the world, its tricky clay surface has provided heartbreak for many players. Rafael Nadal has undoubtedly dominated the second slam of the season for the past decade, only slipping up momentarily in 2009 when Roger Federer finally captured his first French Open title. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the other members...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

French Open: Top 4 will face Frenchmen in week 2

For the first time since 2008, there are five French tennis players in the fourth round – Jeremy Chardy, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – making this quite a French Open (please laugh). Unfortunately for French fans, four of their countrymen face the top four seeds next. Will French tennis be well represented in the quarterfinals, or will the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray extends clay streak to reach French Open's fourth round

PARIS -- Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray extended his impressive winning streak on clay, reaching the French Open fourth round after beating big-hitting Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday. The third-seeded Briton, who lost in the semifinals last year against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal, was hardly troubled on court Suzanne Lenglen. After Kyrgios saved a first match...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray extends clay streak to reach French Open 4th round

PARIS (AP) Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray extended his impressive winning streak on clay, reaching the French Open fourth round after beating big-hitting Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday. The third-seeded Briton, who lost in the semifinals last year against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal, was hardly troubled on court Suzanne Lenglen. After Kyrgios saved a first...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Strap in, get excited: mammoth French Open day

PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open: --- 11:22 a.m. A mammoth Saturday of tennis at the French Open, with potential upsets on the cards for high-ranked seeds who fail to up their game. An announcer has been getting the thin crowd on the Philippe Chatrier center court in the mood, leading them in a sing-along. The jig of a jazz clarinet is wafting on the air from another court...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC’s French Open television schedule is still the worst in sports

Memorial Day is a holiday, not an ordinary weekday. One of many pleasant ways to spend a holiday is to watch live sports. Let’s put it this way: If it’s good enough for a Sunday, it should be good enough for a holiday as well. That basic distinction brings up the first genuine problem with American television coverage of the 2015 French Open, televised by three outlets — Tennis...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open 2015: Predictions For Rafael Nadal, Other Top Stars

The 2015 French Open begins Sunday and the entire field is hoping to put an end to one of the most impressive runs in grand slam history. Rafael Nadal has won five straight men’s singles titles at Roland Garros and nine times overall. Unfortunately for Nadal, becoming the first player ever to win 10 singles titles at one grand slam tournament won’t be easy because his quarter...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray in High Spirits Ahead of Grand Slam Double-Header

They say that behind every good man there’s a good woman, and in Andy Murray’s case that certainly seems to be true. The Scottish star married his long-term partner Kim Sears in April in a ceremony in his hometown of Dunblane. The holy matrimony has coincided with Murray’s best ever form on clay, and not content with picking up his first ever trophy on the surface in April’s...
Via The Scores Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues: Make up your mind on Ken Hitchcock

I could just be confused, but wasn’t it Doug Armstrong, General Manager of the St. Louis Blues who said back in September that the head coaching job was Ken Hitchcock’s until the coach decided he didn’t want it. If that’s so, then why does every comment from Hitchcock sound like a man waiting in a green room for the director to call his name to the set? What is going on...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray withdraws from Italian Open due to fatigue

ROME -- Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Italian Open citing fatigue before his third-round match against Belgian opponent David Goffin. Murray says when he woke up Thursday he was "pretty exhausted," and felt "extremely flat" after his pre-match warmup. In the past two weeks, Murray won his first clay title at the Munich Open, and then beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Madrid Open...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Citing fatigue, Andy bMurray withdraws from Italian Open

ROME (AP) Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Italian Open citing fatigue before his third-round match against Belgian opponent David Goffin. Murray says when he woke up Thursday he was ''pretty exhausted,'' and felt ''extremely flat'' after his pre-match warmup. In the past two weeks, Murray won his first clay title at the Munich Open, and then beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Madrid...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray cruises in Rome opener, extends clay record to 10-0

ROME -- Andy Murray improved his record on clay this year to 10-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 38th-ranked Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday at the Italian Open. The third-seeded Murray had considered withdrawing at the Foro Italico because of fatigue after his perfect start to the clay-court season, but his game showed no signs of wear. Murray committed only 10 unforced errors to Chardy's...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray wins opener in Rome, extends clay record to 10-0

ROME (AP) Andy Murray improved his record on clay this year to 10-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 38th-ranked Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday at the Italian Open. The third-seeded Murray had considered withdrawing at the Foro Italico because of fatigue after his perfect start to the clay-court season, but his game showed no signs of wear. In the past two weeks, Murray won his first clay title...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray considering withdrawing from Italian Open to rest body

ROME -- With his body worn down after winning consecutive clay-court titles, Andy Murray is considering withdrawing from the Italian Open. Murray says Tuesday: "I'm practicing again this afternoon and I'll decide this evening. It's obviously been a long couple of weeks." In the past two weeks, Murray won his first clay title at the Munich Open, then beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday's...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray considering withdrawing from Italian Open

ROME (AP) With his body worn down after winning consecutive clay-court titles, Andy Murray is considering withdrawing from the Italian Open. Murray says Tuesday: ''I'm practicing again this afternoon and I'll decide this evening. It's obviously been a long couple of weeks.'' In the past two weeks, Murray won his first clay title at the Munich Open, then beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Madrid ATP Review: Murray Makes Magic, And Nadal’s Citadel Finally Feels Vulnerable

Every year (since 2011), the chatter builds before the French Open: This is Novak Djokovic’s year. This is the year Rafael Nadal fails to win Roland Garros. Every year, Nadal gathers himself and his resources — no matter how many setbacks he suffers in the month of May — and conquers Paris in early June. It’s a rite of spring in tennis circles: Nadal gets doubted. Nadal —...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Madrid ATP Review: Murray Makes Magic, And Nadal’s Citadel Finally Feels Vulnerable

Every year (since 2011), the chatter builds before the French Open: This is Novak Djokovic’s year. This is the year Rafael Nadal fails to win Roland Garros. Every year, Nadal gathers himself and his resources — no matter how many setbacks he suffers in the month of May — and conquers Paris in early June. It’s a rite of spring in tennis circles: Nadal gets doubted. Nadal —...
Via Attacking The Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Long-time partners play role in Big Four success

After Andy Murray won his second clay title in two weeks and 10th Masters crown at the Mutua Madrid Open, he playfully signed off on the camera lens “marriage works.” Since marrying long-time girlfriend Kim Sears on April 11, Murray has gone an impressive 9-0 this clay court season with back-to-back titles at Munich and Madrid. These were the first two clay titles of his career...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray beats Rafael Nadal on clay to win Madrid Open title

  Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time Sunday, dominating the Madrid Open final to win 6-3, 6-2 against the four-time champion. It was Murray's first Masters title on clay, a week after his maiden career tournament victory on the red surface at the Munich Open. Murray dictated most of the long rallies, which lasted up to 24 strokes, displaying a level of confidence...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray wins BMW Open for first clay-court championship

  Andy Murray won his first clay-court title when he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the rain-delayed final of the BMW Open on Monday. The top-seeded Murray was the steadier player in the decisive tiebreaker and clinched the close match when Kohlschreiber sent a backhand long on Murray's second match point. The final was rained out on Sunday, with former...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray wins BMW Open for 1st clay-court title

MUNICH (AP) Andy Murray won his first clay-court title when he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the rain-delayed final of the BMW Open on Monday. The top-seeded Murray was the steadier player in the decisive tiebreaker and clinched the close match when Kohlschreiber sent a backhand long on Murray's second match point. The final was rained out on Sunday, with...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

BMW Open final postponed by rain in Munich

MUNICH (AP) The BMW Open final between Andy Murray and Philipp Kohlschreiber was postponed by rain Sunday midway through the first set and will be completed Monday. Play was halted with Kohlschreiber leading 3-2. Organizers waited several hours for the rain to stop before eventually giving up. The top-seeded Murray is playing his first final on clay, and the first under coach Jonas...
Via AP on Fox
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray needs three sets to reach BMW Open semifinals

MUNICH -- Top-seeded Andy Murray rallied to beat Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Saturday in their rain-postponed BMW Open quarterfinal. Murray converted five of his 14 break opportunities and served five aces against the Czech to set up a semifinal later Saturday against Roberto Bautista Agut. The third-seeded Spaniard defeated Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 4-6, 6-0...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray beats Rosol to reach BMW Open semifinals

MUNICH (AP) Top-seeded Andy Murray rallied to beat Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Saturday in their rain-postponed BMW Open quarterfinal. Murray converted five of his 14 break opportunities and served five aces against the Czech to set up a semifinal later Saturday against Roberto Bautista Agut. The third-seeded Spaniard defeated Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 4-6,...
Via AP on Fox
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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