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October 22nd, 2017

Dzumhur Denies Berankis for ATP Moscow, 2nd 2017 Title

“I didn’t think about it. I was just trying to play good serves and it worked well. Some amazing backhands,” Dzumhur said. “A little bit lucky. I was close to the line two times. But that’s tennis, you have to be lucky to win some games.”

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October 22nd, 2017

Tsonga Continues Career Year with ATP Antwerp Crown

“He was serving unbelievable today,” the Argentine said of Tsonga. “I am trying always to return but he played better than me. He deserved to win. He’s a big player.”

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October 22nd, 2017

Del Potro Successfully Defends Title at ATP Stockholm

“I’m already in the Top 20 and I don’t have too many points to defend next season,” the Argentine said. “Could get close to the Top 10 guys. Could be a dream after all my problems with the wrist. To reach that ranking, that number again, would be fantastic for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:27 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Germans Goerges, Witthoeft Win WTA Titles in Final Week of Regular Season

“It’s been six years now, and I’ve been working hard for this moment here, and I’m just so happy and so emotional now,” Goerges said on court afterwards. “And at the same time, it means a lot that I can share this moment with Dasha.”

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October 22nd, 2017

Zverev, Thiem Lead Next Gen Surge at ATP Vienna; Preview

A field of floating mine traps for the top players includes (1) Zverev vs. the resurgent Troicki (winner to meet the Simon-Gulbis winner), (8) Tsonga vs. Khachanov, (4) Carreno Busta vs. a qualifier then the Fognini-Schwartzman winner, and (2) Thiem vs. the riser Rublev, then the Gasquet-Lopez winner…

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October 22nd, 2017

Federer Faces Stiff Home Test at ATP Basel Swiss Indoors; Preview

Three Top 10 players and a former US Open winner make Basel a formidable field for Federer to defend his home turf…

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Preview: WTA Finals a Steal for Youngsters with Serena, Maria, Stars Sidelined

Next year will likely return to dominance by Serena, Maria or both. But this week we’re stuck with the also-rans vying for both a coveted year-end championship and a year-end No. 1 ranking. It’s being spun as the next generation taking over, but due to pregnancy, doping and injuries, it’s some youngsters getting a shot because the best players are sidelined.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:06 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »