Although this one is not as lopsided as, say, Indian Wells was, the French Open is no exception to the recent rule of lopsided draws. The oddsmakers’ top three French Open favorites—Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Dominic Thiem—all find themselves in the bottom half of the bracket. […]
Still in desperate need of some momentum heading into the French Open, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will kick off their Rome campaigns on Tuesday. They are set for respective meetings with Fabio Fognini and Aljaz Bedene. […]
If the 2017 season ended today, more than four months into it, neither one of the top two players in the world would qualify for the World Tour Finals. Such have been the struggles of top-ranked Andy Murray and 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic.
Madrid finalists Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have already enjoyed hugely successful clay-court seasons. While they could use some additional rest before the French Open, cooler heads will prevail and both will almost certainly suit up for this week’s Rome Masters. […]
Roger Federer tops the ATP World Tour this season with one Grand Slam title and two Masters 1000 triumphs. As such, he leads the way in the 2017 race to London with 4,045 points. But three months are, well, just three months. Everything–including the year-end No. 1 ranking–is still to play for in 2017. […]
Following a week of 250-point tournaments, the stars are back on court for the second of this year’s three clay-court Masters 1000 events. Rafael Nadal is off to a perfect 10-0 start on the red stuff in 2017, with No. 10 titles in both Monte-Carlo and Barcelona. He is going for “only” his fifth title in Madrid. […]
Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem will be going head-to-head for the third time in their careers when they square off in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell on Saturday. Both of their previous encounters have gone Murray’s way in deciding sets. […]
Rafael Nadal remained in clay-court cruise control on Wednesday and he will be back in action–weather permitting–against Kevin Anderson on Thursday in Barcelona. Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez are also aiming for a spot in the quarterfinals. […]
Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray will kick off their Barcelona campaigns on Wednesday with respective matchups against Rogerio Dutra Silva and Bernard Tomic. Tomic is coming off a solid first-round win over Dustin Brown.
Rafael Nadal won back-to-back titles last year in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona (his only two titles in 2016). He is halfway to accomplishing the same feat after triumphing in Monte-Carlo for the 10th time in his career on Sunday. Now he moves to Barcelona, where challengers include Andy Murray, Dominic Thiem, and David Goffin. […]