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November 11th, 2018

Czechs Beat U.S. 3-0 in Starless Fed Cup Final

For Kenin it was a difficult Fed Cup debut, losing a tight decider a day after falling in three sets on the opening day against Barbora Strycova. American Alison Riske also fell on day one to Siniakova in straight sets.

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

November 9th, 2018

Incredible Turn of Events in U.S. vs. Czech Fed Cup Final Beginning Saturday

“It’s unusual — that never happened before,” captain Petr Pala said on losing his best two players. “But still I think we’re the favorites. I’m still very confident about my team.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:17 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | No Comments »

November 7th, 2018

November Off Topic Thread

Off topic posts.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 am in Tennis | 17 Comments »

November 4th, 2018

Khachanov Krushes King of ATP Rankings in Straight-Set ATP Paris Final

Novak Djokovic had beaten Karen Khachanov at Wimbledon earlier this year, and when Djokovic broke for a 3-1 lead in the opening set, journalists were looking at their watches in anticipation of a late lunch or early dinner in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 2:55 pm in Tennis | 16 Comments »

October 28th, 2018

Ridiculous 1st Rd Tests for Nadal, Federer, Seeds at ATP Paris Masters

Did You Know? Only Novak Djokovic has been able to successfully defend the long-standing Paris Masters title, winning three years in a row (2015-13). Winning then losing in the following year’s final were six players: Stan Smith (1972-73), Boris Becker (1989-90), Guy Forget (1991-92), Pete Sampras (1997-98), David Nalbandian (2007-08), and David Ferrer (2012-13).

Posted by Staff @ 4:33 pm in Paris, Tennis | 11 Comments »

October 28th, 2018

Anderson Wins Vienna, Clinches ATP Finals Spot, Keeps Nishikori Winless Streak Alive

Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson of South Africa defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6(3) to win the biggest title of his career on Sunday at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna, Austria.

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 28th, 2018

Federer Won’t Cop to Copil in ATP Basel Final, Wins 99th Career Title

It was the landmark 99th career title for Federer, and leaves him one title away from 100, and also from hitting double digits at the Swiss Indoors Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 1:10 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 28th, 2018

Svitolina Comeback Beats Stephens in WTA Finals Final

“I think I have nothing to prove anymore to anyone,” Svitolina said afterwards. “It’s definitely a good statement for myself and good boost of — I can’t say confidence, because I try to always have confidence in myself, to have it is my personality. I think for me it’s just that the third set really showed that I was mentally tough. That’s what made the difference.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 21st, 2018

Edmund Sends Monfils to 21st Career Finals Loss at ATP Antwerp

Kyle Edmund won the first ATP title of his career on Sunday, defeating Frenchman Gael Monfils 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(4) to win the European Open in Antwerp.

Posted by Staff @ 10:00 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

October 21st, 2018

Khachanov Khonqueors WTA Moscow

Karen Khachanov became the first Russian to win in Moscow in nine years, beating Adrian Mannerino 6-2, 6-2 for the VTB Kremlin Cup title.

Posted by Staff @ 9:15 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 21st, 2018

Tsitsipas Sets Greek History with ATP Stockholm Title

Mark Philippoussis doesn’t count.

Posted by Staff @ 8:40 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 21st, 2018

Kasatkina Wins Home Russian Title at WTA Moscow

Top-ranked Russian Daria Kasatkina fulfilled a childhood dream over the weekend, winning her homecountry VTB Kremlin Cup with a 2-6, 7-6(30, 6-4 win over Ons Jabeur to raise her first title on Russian soil.

Posted by Staff @ 6:05 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 21st, 2018

Goerges Ends 2018 by Topping Qualifier Bencic for WTA Luxembourg Title

“Belinda had a great week and a great effort this week, coming through qualifying to make the final,” Goerges said on court afterwards. “She’s been in the Top 10 and I know how tough it is to get there.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:14 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 14th, 2018

Halep Leads Women, Dzumhur Defends on Men’s Side at ATP/WTA Moscow

Interesting starts for (1) Halep vs. the Russian Pavlyuchenkova who can hit the Romanian off the court and will have the crowd behind her, (6) Kasatkina vs. the fast-court player Tsurenko, (7) Mertens vs. Konta, and (3) Stephens who has problems getting up for matches in Europe vs. the Russian Makarova…

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 14th, 2018

Goerges Top Seed, Muguruza Takes Wildcard at WTA Luxembourg; Preview

Wildcards went to Muguruza, France’s Fiona Ferro and Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella…

Posted by Staff @ 6:18 pm in Tennis | No Comments »