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In The Tramlines French Open Recap

We're trying something new here at In The Tramlines, a full recap of the French Open. Let's get right to it.   What you need to know: Rafael Nadal won his 8th French Open title Serena Williams won her second French Open title, her first since 2002. David Ferrer made his first major final, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the process. Maria Sharapova...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

In The Tramlines French Open Recap

We're trying something new here at In The Tramlines, a full recap of the French Open. Let's get right to it.   What you need to know: Rafael Nadal won his 8th French Open title Serena Williams won her second French Open title, her first since 2002. David Ferrer made his first major final, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the process. Maria Sharapova...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The Weekly Wild Card

The French Open concludes in the most predictable manner possible. The attention of the tennis world turns to grass. Wimbledon is just two weeks away. Click "Read More" to get your Weekly Wild Card. The French Open is finally over, and the favorites prevailed exactly in the manner you think they would. Nadal outlasted Djokovic in an epic encounter, and Serena Williams...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The Only One That Matters: Previewing Nadal vs. Djokovic

My internet crapped out last night.. Better late than never.  Tomorrow morning at 7 am EDT, the two top players in the world will face off in the French Open semifinals. The players barely need any introduction. Novak Djokovic, number one player in the world, looking for the Career Slam against Rafael Nadal, winner of 7 French Open titles and the best clay court player of all...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

In The Tramlines French Open Recap

We're trying something new here at In The Tramlines, a full recap of the French Open. Let's get right to it.   What you need to know: Rafael Nadal won his 8th French Open title Serena Williams won her second French Open title, her first since 2002. David Ferrer made his first major final, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the process. Maria Sharapova...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Weekly Wild Card: June 10

The French Open concludes in the most predictable manner possible. The attention of the tennis world turns to grass. Wimbledon is just two weeks away. Click "Read More" to get your Weekly Wild Card. The French Open is finally over, and the favorites prevailed exactly in the manner you think they would. Nadal outlasted Djokovic in an epic encounter, and Serena Williams...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Only One That Matters: Previewing Nadal vs. Djokovic

My internet crapped out last night.. Better late than never.  Tomorrow morning at 7 am EDT, the two top players in the world will face off in the French Open semifinals. The players barely need any introduction. Novak Djokovic, number one player in the world, looking for the Career Slam against Rafael Nadal, winner of 7 French Open titles and the best clay court player of all...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Day 9 Preview: The Quarterfinals Coming Into View

The 2013 French Open is quickly approaching its quarterfinal stage. After tomorrow, the final eight competitors on both the men's and women's side will be determined. Right now we'll preview the four men's Round of 16 matches that will be played tomorrow, and later we'll look at the women's match-ups. Round of 16 1. Tommy Haas vs. Mikhail Youzhny...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Day 7 Preview: It's Heating Up

The first weekend of a major is when the tournament begins to heat up. The third round concludes on Saturday, and the anticipation of the second week is at its peak. After tomorrow the round of 16 will be set, and tomorrow should be a great day to sit back and watch some high quality tennis. Click "Read More" to see 4 matches to see tomorrow. 1. Novak Djokovic vs...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Day 4 Preview: Hype Meets Reality

The second round of the French Open begins tomorrow and the remaining first round matches will be completed. Several young prospects are in action, and these early arounds are great to see them develop and maybe even take the next step. Here are four matches ti keep your eye on tomorrow.  1. Gael Monfils vs. Ernestis Gulbis This is the match to watch tomorrow. Monfils was...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Day 3 Preview: Round One Concludes

The first round of Roland Garros 2013 is already well underway, but Tuesday's slate promises some of the best matches so far. Here's a quick look at what to watch for on the televised courts: Court Phillipe Chatrier Novak Djokovic will begin his French Open campaign against David Goffin, who burst onto the tennis scene at last year's tournament, before finally...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Day 2 Preview: What to Watch

For me, the first Monday of the tournament is the actual start, not the awful and artificial Sunday. So while it's Day 2 officially, to me it's still Day 1. I'll stop complaining about it. One of my goals this tournament is to see how long I can ignore Nadal's run through the tournament. He's going to win, but I want to see how long I can go without mentioning...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Djoker and Rafa: Previewing the 2013 French Open

It's finaly here. The second major of the year starts tomorrow, with the now customary Sunday start at the French Open. The men's side of the draw comes down to the two usual suspects, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Because of Nadal's almost year long hiatus, he was seeded number three and placed in the same half as Djokovic. It was a 50/50 shot they'd end up on...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

French Open Day 1 Preview: Federer and Serena Headline

Personally, I really hate the Sunday start that the French Open uses. It feels cheap. But we're stuck with it. Federer and Serena are in action ,but really, they're not worth paying attention to until the thrid round or they're down a lot. Then it gets really good. Barring miracle upsets, here are four matches to watch on Day 1 of the French Open! 1. Gilles Simon...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Can Anyone Beat Serena Williams? Previewing the Women's Draw at Roland Garros

Entering the first Major of the year, the Australian Open, many people assumed Serena Williams would run through the draw en route to yet another Major Championship. However, much to the surprise of everyone, fellow American Sloane Stephens took out Williams. Since that match, Serena has gone undefeated and has put together a few impressive performances on clay, perhaps her worst...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Withdraws Make 2013 Roland Garros Draw Straightforward

Today it was announced that Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro, Mardy Fish, and Brian Baker had officially withdrawn from the 2013 French Open. Fish and Baker were not suprises, and their withdraws, while unfortunate for US Men's tennis, don't change the draw at all. Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Murray not playing, however, do have a big impact on the draw. Del Potro has...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Weekly Wild Card: We're Back

After being away for four plus months, we are back and excited about the French Open! It's only one week away, and we have a lot of catching up to do, so click Read More to get your expanded Weekly Wild Card.   The clay court season is quickly reaching its conclusion. After the tournaments in Rome, Madrid, and Monte Carlo, we have a better idea of how the contenders...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Australian Open Women's Final Liveblog

3:05: Dustin and I are up, and we're ready to go. Check here for updates. 3:27: We're almost there, as players are about to walk out onto the court. We've been through Darren Cahill in a kilt on a very uncomfortable and hilariously awkward ESPN set, a slightly racist Tom Rinaldi piece on how Li Na is different than most Chinese people because she's funny, and...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Australian Open Women's Final Liveblog

3:05: Dustin and I are up, and we're ready to go. Check here for updates. 3:27: We're almost there, as players are about to walk out onto the court. We've been through Darren Cahill in a kilt on a very uncomfortable and hilariously awkward ESPN set, a slightly racist Tom Rinaldi piece on how Li Na is different than most Chinese people because she's funny, and...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

A Final No One Expected: Previewing Li vs. Azarenka

The Final of the 2013 Australian Open was supposed to be a grand showdown between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. After Williams was stunned by 19 year-old American Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals, most people assumed the Final would be a re-match between Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. Those two women met in the Australian Open Final last year, with Azarenka winning in...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Semifinal Everyone Wanted: Previewing Federer vs Murrayy

When the draw was made, the first thing everyone looked for was what half of the draw Andy Murray would be in. With the announcement that Murray was in Roger Federer's half, everyone looked towards this semifinal match as the one to see. Coming into the match Murray has been barely been tested, running through all of his inferior opponents very easily. Federer, on the other hand...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

3 Major Champions and a 19 year-old: Previewing the Women's Semifinals

While some people are still trying to comprehend the fact thst 19 year-old Sloane Stephens of Plantation, Florida upset the seemingly invincible Serena Williams in three sets to advance to her first ever Grand Slam semifinal, it is time to look forward to the two semifinal matches, which take place several hours from now. Of the four semifinalists, three of them, Maria Sharapova...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Men's Quarterfinal Preview: Part 2

Tonight brings the end of the quarterfinal stage in the 2012 Australian Open, and it features two matches on the men's side. One's a blockbuster match featuring the greatest of all time and someone who has beaten him before on the biggest stage. The other is admittedly, a bit lackluster, but has the potential to be very entertaining.  Men's Singles Quarterfinal ...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Men's Quarterfinal Preview: Part 1

Tonight the top half of the men's draw plays their quarterfinal matches, and both matches are very highly anticipated. About three days ago, this half of the draw looked mundane, with Djokovic supposed to roll. Now, with Wawrinka's calliant effort against Djokovic, the other three compeitiors have gained a bit of hope. Let's look at each of these matches.  David...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Elite Eight: Previewing the Women's Quarters

Four great rounds of tennis are already in the books down in Melbourne, Australia. However, there is still a long way to go before a Men's Singles Champion and Women's Singles Champion are crowned. Let's a take a quick look at the four matches which make up the Women's Quarterfinals of the 2013 Australian Open. Women's Quarterfinals Na Li [6] vs. Agnieszka...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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