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December 4th, 2016

2016 Tennis-X Year-end Top 10 Contest Announces Winner

Novak Djokovic looked undefeatable heading into the year, and after winning the Australian Open, but Andy Murray fans know how that turned out. Djokovic seemed demoralized by the end of the season with both on- and off-court problems. Guru, anyone?

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

November 8th, 2016

France Hosts Dominating Czechs in Weekend Fed Cup Final

The Czechs have nine Fed Cup titles, second behind the United State’s 17. They are looking to become the first country to win three straight titles since the reign of Spain behind Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Conchita Martinez in 1993-95. France last won 13 years ago behind former No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo for its second overall title.

Posted by Staff @ 10:38 am in Fed Cup, Tennis | 17 Comments »

November 6th, 2016

Murray Outlasts Isner for 1st Paris Indoors Title as New No. 1

“I’m happy that I managed to get there,” said Murray. “I was pleased. I felt really nervous before the match and I didn’t feel flat or anything like that, which that was the most pleasing thing about today for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:43 pm in Paris, Tennis | 11 Comments »

November 3rd, 2016

Djokovic Strong in ATP Paris Opener; All-Star Line-Up on Thursday

“Not an easy opponent because he serves and volleys, and I found the conditions quite quick,” the three-time defending champ Djokovic said of Muller. “I think I managed to find the right rhythm, right pace from the very beginning…I was quite pleased with my serve. I think I got a lot of free points there. It was quite a good performance.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 am in Tennis | 48 Comments »

October 29th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Clash on Horizon Next Week at ATP Paris Masters

World No. 1 Djokovic starts against either Nicolas Almagro or Gilles Muller, then likely facing No. 14 Dimitrov…No. 2 Murray will start against either Fernando Verdasco or a qualifier, then likely No. 13 Lucas Pouille…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in ATP, Paris, Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 26th, 2016

Unstoppable Kuznetsova Into Semis, Kerber v Keys Thursday at WTA Finals

“After my journey here, and all the support of the fans and my team, I couldn’t let everybody down,” Kuznetsova said on court after the match. “It’s from my heart. I have not been at my best these past years, but something just changed this year. I enjoy my game, I enjoy the crowd, I’m playing against the best players in the world and I really appreciate and am blessed to be here today.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 25th, 2016

Keys Locks Out Cibulkova, Kerber Gets Low on Halep Tuesday at WTA Finals

“It makes it a little more comfortable when you’re not facing break points, and you’re able to get those games,” Keys said of steamrolling ahead in the match. “That gives me the ability to focus a little more on the return, and trying to take advantage when I get break points.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:57 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 23rd, 2016

Kerber Squeaks By, Halep Tops Keys in WTA Final Openers; Monday Schedule

“I felt very well on court today,” Halep said after the match. “It was better that I knew her. I played few times this year. I won every time, so I had an advantage.

Posted by Staff @ 8:34 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

October 23rd, 2016

Carreno Busta’s Out His 2nd Title, Beating Fognini at ATP Moscow

“I always play good here,” Fognini said. “So Russia brings me luck.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:58 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

October 23rd, 2016

Gasquet Wins Title, Goffin Rues Chances at ATP Antwerp

“It was a tough match, especially in the first set when I was leading 5-4, 40-love on my serve [and lost serve],” said Gasquet.

Posted by Staff @ 7:42 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 23rd, 2016

Del Potro Wins ATP Stockholm, 1st Title in Almost 3 Years

“I’ve been trying to fix my problems for the past two years and I didn’t expect to win a title at this moment in my career,” said the Argentine, who had last won a title when he beat troubled Aussie Bernard Tomic in the 2014 Sydney final.

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 23rd, 2016

Niculescu Upsets Kvitova, Knots 1st Title in Over 2 Years at WTA Luxembourg

“I just have to congratulate Moni on a great week,” Kvitova said in the on-court ceremony. “You caught everything today, it’s too bad I had to play against you. Congrats to your team and enjoy your off-season.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:34 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 22nd, 2016

Kuznetsova Wins Moscow, Ends 7-Year Drought with WTA Finals Appearance

Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova has reached the No. 2 world ranking, and collected two slam titles at the U.S. and French opens. Coming into this week the veteran was told she needed to win the Kremlin Cup in her home country to qualify for the year-end WTA Finals, and she responded.

Posted by Staff @ 4:38 pm in Tennis | 20 Comments »

October 22nd, 2016

Wawrinka Leads, Year-end Hopefuls Gather Next Week at Basel Swiss Indoors

Homegrown champ Stan Wawrinka is the top seed, and players Marin Cilic and David Goffin are looking to use Basel to boost their qualifying chances for the year-end championships at the Swiss Indoors next week.

Posted by Staff @ 3:22 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 22nd, 2016

Murray Looks to Close Further on No. 1 Djokovic at Vienna Open

Andy Murray is closing on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, and Vienna this week could be a big part of the Brit having a shot at catching the Serb at the year-end championships.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Tennis | No Comments »