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October 26th, 2013

Preview: Gasquet, ATP Players on Hot Seat at Paris Masters

Notes: The final tournament of the year before the year-end championships…Three berths remain at the year-end championships with five players (as of Saturday) still in the running: Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic…Federer will according to the ATP lock up a spot if he wins the Swiss Open on Sunday…The Top 8 seeds receive first-round byes…Tough starts for (1) Nadal possibly starting against the indoor upset specialist Tursunov, (9) Gasquet vs. the Gulbis-Verdasco winner, (6) Berdych vs. the Monfils-Pospisil winner, (16) Fognini vs. the Llodra-Dimitrov winner, and (4) Del Potro possibly starting against the drug-cleared Cilic…Ferrer beat Janowicz in last year’s final…Nadal is trying to become the first player to win six Masters titles in the same year…Djokovic has won his last two titles entering the event…Returning former champs in the field are Ferrer (2012), Federer (2011), Djokovic (2009), Tsonga (2008), and Berdych (2005).

Posted by Staff @ 7:45 pm in Paris, Tennis | 12 Comments »

October 26th, 2013

Serena Tries To End Season With 4th WTA Championship Title, Meets Li Na In Final

Serena Williams meets Li Na in the WTA Championships final.

Posted by Staff @ 7:16 pm in WTA Championships | 5 Comments »

October 26th, 2013

Fresh Federer Faces Del Potro In 2012 Basel Title Rematch; Ferrer In Valencia Final

Roger Federer will face Juan Martin Del Potro in the rematch of their 2012 Basel final.

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 pm in 2014 Season | 115 Comments »

October 26th, 2013

Marin Cilic Reinstated From Doping, Will Play Paris

After getting his sentenced reduced, Marin Cilic will return to the ATP next week in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 12:10 am in Drug Testing | 5 Comments »