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August 12th, 2018

No Big 4 Reunion In Cincinnati, Rafael Nadal Withdraws

Just hours after winning his 4th Canadian Open title, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Cincinnati event which began today. Nadal did have a bye and was projected to meet either Dusan Lajovic or Milos Raonic in his opener late Tuesday or Wednesday. But he will not be playing. “I am [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:01 pm in Cincinnati | 34 Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Halep Tops Stephens in Another Blockbuster in WTA Rogers Cup Final

“This week, it’s been an amazing effort,” said Halep after claiming her third title of the year. “It’s brutal, the effort for me. This week it was really tough.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 12th, 2018

Nadal Hangs On, Beats Tsitsipas To Win 4th Canadian Open, 33rd Masters

Rafael Nadal turns away the birthday boy Stefanos Tsitsipas to win another Masters.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:43 pm in Canadian Open | 6 Comments »

August 12th, 2018

No Warm Welcome for Serena Williams in WTA Cincinnati Draw: Preview

Tough starts for (4) Kerber vs. Pavlyuchenkova who she is 6-6 career against, the wrist-addled (13) Keys vs. (WC) Mattek-Sands in an all-American, (9) Pliskova vs. Radwanska (winner to meet Konta), (6) Garcia vs. (WC) Azarenka, (8) Kvitova vs. the Serena-Gavrilova winner, (15) Mertens vs. Rybarikova who she has a losing record against, (5) Svitolina vs. (WC) Kuznetsova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. the Bertens-Vandeweghe winner…

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Cincinnati Preview: Federer, Nadal Renew Hardcourt Rivalry in Loaded Field

(1) Federer vs. (WC) Murray 3rd rd.? (4) Del Potro vs. (15) Kyrgios 3rd rd.?…

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Halep v Stephens, French Open Rematch in Rogers Cup WTA Montreal Final

“Once I get on a good run at a tournament, I’m pretty consistent, pretty solid,” Stephens said. “I just try to keep playing, keep competing, fight hard. Once you get to this point, the quarters, semis, finals of a tournament, everyone is good. You just have to compete hard, try to stay calm, and play your game as best you can…Overall I’m playing good. Good weather, good conditions, good court. We’re in North America. Food is good. Just pretty consistent overall.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:45 am in Tennis | No Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Nadal Toughs Out Khachanov, Will Meet Tsurprising Tsisitpas For Toronto Title; Who’s The Pick?

Can Rafael Nadal stop the phenom that is Stefanos Tsitsipas?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:26 am in Canadian Open | 42 Comments »