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REVISED ATP/WTA 2020 Calendars

Posted by Staff on July 2nd, 2020 @ 12:11 am

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, both ATP and WTA schedules have been revised per below.

ATP
August 22 – Cincinnati (in NYC)
August 31 – US Open

September 8 – Kitzbuhel
September 14 – Rome
September 21 – Hamburg
September 27 – French Open

October 12 – St. Petersburg, Cologne, Sardinia
October 19 – Antwerp, Cologne
October 26 – Vienna, Nur-Sultan

November 2 – Paris Indoors
November 9 – Sofia
November 15 – London ATP Finals

WTA
August 3 – Palermo
August 10 – …

Tennis Players Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Posted by Staff on June 23rd, 2020 @ 9:36 am

A running list of those top tennis players to have officially tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) from the ATP/WTA Tours.

PLAYER (date of announcement)
ATP
Thiago Seyboth Wild (March 24)
Grigor Dimitrov (June 21)
Borna Coric (June 22)
Viktor Troicki (June 22)
Novak Djokovic (June 23)
Frances Tiafoe (July 4)
Kei Nishikori (August 16)
Benoit Paire (August 30)
Fernando Verdasco
Marcel Granollers
Bruno Soares
David Goffin (Oct 9)
Sam Querrey (Oct 14)
Fabio Fognini (Oct 14)
Juan Sebastian cabal

WTA
Alina Kalinskaya (July 23)
Viktoriya Tomova (Reported August 2)
Marketa Vondrousova

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Humbert Wins Second ATP Title, Tops De Minaur In Antwerp

Posted by Staff on October 25th, 2020 @ 8:59 pm

Ugo Humbert took home his second ATP crown Sunday beating Alex De Minaur to win the Antwerp title.

“It is one of my biggest wins,” said Humbert after the 1 hour, 37 minute win. “I am super happy to win my second title this year against a really great player. I was aggressive like the previous matches and I am super happy to do it.”

Humbert fought off four match points in …

Djokovic Set For Return In Loaded Vienna Field; Thiem Bids To Defend Title

Posted by Staff on October 25th, 2020 @ 8:45 pm

Following a disappointing end to his 2020 Grand Slam season, Novak Djokovic will be back on the tennis courts this week to headline a loaded Vienna event which boasts 8 players in the Top 12.

Joining Djokovic will be Austrian favorite and defending champion Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Cologne 2 finalist Diego Schwartzman.

Djokovic is appearing in Vienna for the first time since his 2007 …

Zverev Smells Good In Cologne, Beats Schwartzman For Second Title In City

Posted by Staff on October 25th, 2020 @ 8:31 pm

Alexander Zverev completed the Cologne sweep beating Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1 to win his second title in the city in as many weeks.

Zverev collected his 13th title and 4th in his home country of Germany. He’s now 17-3 during this restart.

“I know in finals you have to play your best tennis to have a chance, so obviously extremely happy with my performance. Probably the best match of the past two …

Sabalenka Secures Ostrava Title Over Ailing Azarenka

Posted by Staff on October 25th, 2020 @ 8:19 pm

The first all-Belarussian WTA final went to Aryna Sabalenka who took down Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-2 in Ostrava on Sunday.

Sabalenka, who authored huge comebacks earlier in the week over Coco Gauff and Sara Sorribes Tormo, dominated her countrywoman who was suffering from migraines.

“I’m so excited I was able to handle a high level from her from the very first point,” Sabalenka said. “I was able to stay with her and …

Andy Murray Withdraws From Cologne Due To Pelvic Injury

Posted by Staff on October 19th, 2020 @ 8:36 pm

Andy Murray confirmed his withdrawal from the Cologne 2 event Sunday on Facebook due to lingering pelvic tendonitis. The Former No. 1 was slated to face Danilo Petrovic in his opener.

“I’ve been trying to deal with it in training, and in the matches, and unfortunately after my match here this week it’s flared up again,” he said on Facebook Video.

“I’ve been practicing the last few days and trying to manage …

Djere Checks Out Cecchinato For Sardinia Title

Posted by Staff on October 18th, 2020 @ 4:07 pm

Serbian Laslo Djere won his second career ATP title taking the Sardinia clay trophy over Marco Cecchinato 7-6(3), 7-5.

The 25-year-old Djere, who won Rio last year, only dropped one set, that yesterday in a retirement win over teen Lorenzo Musetti. He upset the No. 2 seed Dusan Lajovic in the second round.

The event was the final clay tour-level tournament of 2020.

“I grew up on clay. When I was a kid, …

Rublev Stays Hot, Overcomes Coric For St. Petersburg Title

Posted by Staff on October 18th, 2020 @ 3:55 pm

Andrey Rublev continued his strong play since the restart capturing his home title in St. Petersburg beating Boric Coric 7-6(5), 6-4.

The title was Rublev’s fourth of 2020 and sixth of his career. Rublev, who turns 23 on Tuesday, has won 14 of his last 15 matches.

“I feel happy. This one is really special for me,” Rublev said after his first St. Petersburg final. “I think this one is the most …

Zverev Keeps Auger-Aliassime Titleless With Cologne 1 Victory

Posted by Staff on October 18th, 2020 @ 3:42 pm

Alexander Zverev collected his 12th career title Sunday besting Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3 to win the week one Cologne title.

The German star has now won 13 of his last 15 matches and he earns his third career title in his home country.

“It was a good match. [In] the final I played my best tennis, as you should do in a final,” Zverev said. “The week in general was very positive …

Roger Federer In Instagram Post: Well Done, Rafa, You Deserve It

Posted by Staff on October 11th, 2020 @ 4:17 pm

Following his 13th French Open triumph today, Rafael Nadal matched Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 Grand Slams.

The most important record in men’s tennis was now shared between two of the greats, and the 39-year-old Federer, who has been sidelined after knee surgery, couldn’t be happier for his rival and friend.

In an Instagram post right after the match, Federer had this to say to Nadal:
I have always had …

Nadal Dominates Djokovic For 13th French Open Title, Matches Federer’s 20 Slams

Posted by Staff on October 11th, 2020 @ 4:08 pm

Regardless of result, history would happened Sunday in the men’s French Open final. Either Rafael Nadal would win his 13th and tie Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam haul of 20, or Novak Djokovic would finally get his second Career Slam with an emphatic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 triumph.

“I played at an amazing level of tennis,” said Nadal. “For two-sets-and-a-half I played great. I can’t say another thing. It’s impossible to have …

All-Time Grand Slam Leaderboard: Rafael Nadal Now Tied With Roger Federer

Posted by Staff on October 11th, 2020 @ 3:38 pm

Roger Federer has company! Rafael Nadal equalled Federer today with 20 career Grand Slam titles following his lopsided with over rival Novak Djokovic to win his 13th French Open title today.

The 34-year-old Nadal will be favored to pass the Swiss who will return in Australia at age 39 having just underwent two knee surgeries.

Most Grand Slams All-Time

Rafael Nadal

20

Roger Federer

20

Novak Djokovic

17

Pete Sampras

14

Roy Emerson

12

Bjorn Borg

11

Rod …

2020 French Open Final Open Thread: Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal

Posted by Staff on October 11th, 2020 @ 8:06 am

The greatest rivalry in men’s tennis resumes Sunday for the conclusion of the 2020 French Open. Rafael Nadal will looking to win a 13th French Open title and match Roger Federer with 20 career Grand Slam titles.

Novak Djokovic will seek a second title at Roland Garros and with it an historic second Career Slam.

The two haven’t played in Paris in over six years when Djokovic routed Nadal in the 2014 …

Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal For The 2020 French Open Title, Who’s The Pick?

Posted by Sean Randall on October 10th, 2020 @ 8:36 pm

Wouldn’t ya know it, the final Grand Slam match of this crazy, truncated 2020 season features the two very best players in the world, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, battling it out for another French Open title.

They played 55 times before in all conditions and on all terrains, but this will be their first showdown in a pandemic.

Djokovic has the head-to-head edge 29-26 and in general, is the more in-form …

Swiatek Becomes Poland’s First Singles Grand Slam Champion, Beats Kenin For French Open Title

Posted by Staff on October 10th, 2020 @ 5:51 pm

Iga Swiatek woke up today having never even won a WTA before. She’ll go to sleep as a Grand Slam champion.

The poised 19-year-old capped an incredible run at Roland Garros best Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the final this afternoon at the French Open.

“I’m just proud of myself,” Swiatek said. “I’ve done a great job past two weeks. I wasn’t expecting to win this trophy. It’s obviously amazing for me. …

Djokovic Gets Past Tsitsipas In 5, Sets Up Dream French Open Final Against Nadal

Posted by Staff on October 9th, 2020 @ 8:52 pm

Novak Djokovic was cruising to an easy showdown with Rafael Nadal on Sunday in the French Open, but then he hit a speed bump against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Down match point at 5-4 in the third, the Greek caught fire and ran off five straight games to go up a break in the fifth. Trying to reach his first Slam final, Tsitsipas, who was treated in the third for what appeared …