Retired Tennis Player Blake "Didn't Know" Fire Victims From Home He Owned

By Jim McCoy Thu 15th May Sportsfatal fireJames BlakeTennis
Retired tennis star James Blake says he didn't know the family who died last week in the Florida home they were renting from him. Blake spoke Thursday at an event in Connecticut to promote this summer's New Haven Open.Read More »

New Father Federer Falls At Italian Open

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th May SportsItalian OpenRoger FedererTennis
Roger Federer appeared to lose focus in his first match back after the birth of his second set of twins, losing to 47th-ranked Jeremy Chardy of France 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday. After cruising through the first set easily, Federer began to commit unforced errors at an alarming rate and Chardy quickly took advantage amid swirling wind at the ForRead More »

Nadal Prepares To Face Fellow Spaniard At Barcelona Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 22nd April SportsBarcelona OpenRafael NadalTennis
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round. Ramos beat Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to set up Wednesday's second-round match against the defending champion and eight-time winner.Read More »

Another Day, Another Upset In Women's Tennis

American Sloane Stephens lost 6-4, 6-4 to Elina Svitolina at the Family Circle Cup. The 18th-ranked Stephens was upset by the 19-year-old Svitolina, who is ranked a career-best No. 35 this week.Read More »

Tennis: Sharapova Advances At Key Biscayne

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th March SportsMaria SharapovaTennis
Maria Sharapova lost the first four games Monday before settling down to become the first quarterfinalist at the Sony Open by beating Kirsten Flipkens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. The match was the second consecutive three-setter for Sharapova, a five-time Key Biscayne finalist seeking her first title in the event. Seeded No.Read More »

Djokovic Sails Through At Australian Open

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th January SportsAustralian OpenNovak DjokovicTennis
Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 27 matches and stayed on track for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 win Friday over Denis Istomin. Djokovic, whose last defeat came against Rafael Nadal in the U.S.Read More »

Djokovic, Murray Could Meet In US Open Semifinals

By Jim McCoy Thu 22nd August SportsTennisUS Open
Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the U.S.Read More »

Federer An Upset Victim At Tournament On His Home Soil

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th July SportsRoger FedererTennis
Roger Federer lost to Daniel Brands 6-3, 6-4 Thursday in the second round of the Swiss Open, his third straight tournament exit against a low-ranked opponent. Federer had trouble handling the serves of the 55th-ranked German. Federer's others losses in the past month were to players ranked Nos. 116 and 114. The Swiss star is now ranked No.Read More »

Murray, Djokovic Head US Open Field

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th July SportsTennisUS Open
Defending champion Andy Murray and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic join four other past winners of the U.S.Read More »

Federer Takes A Tumble In Tennis Rankings, Wimbledon Champ Rises

Roger Federer has fallen to No. 5 in the new ATP rankings, the first time in a decade he's been that low. Federer's second-round loss at Wimbledon, a year after taking the title, drops him from No. 3. He was fifth in the rankings of June 23, 2003, two weeks before he won Wimbledon for the first of his record 17 major championships. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray remains at No.Read More »


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