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January 6th, 2019

January Off-Topic Thread

Non tennis.

Posted by Staff @ 7:00 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

December 9th, 2018

Winner Announced for 2018 Tennis-X Year-End Top 10 Contest

What was worse, the atrocious picks this year, or the atrocious job of figuring them out?

Posted by Staff @ 11:14 pm in Tennis | 20 Comments »

December 5th, 2018

December Off-Topic Thread

Non tennis posts.

Posted by Staff @ 7:43 pm in Tennis | 35 Comments »

November 25th, 2018

Cilic, Croats Roll French for 2nd Davis Cup Win

Croatia won its second Davis Cup title on Sunday when Marin Cilic beat Lucas Pouille 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-3 in the first Sunday singles to clinch for the Croats 3-1.

Posted by Staff @ 10:45 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 3 Comments »

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 | 46 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 »