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March 5th, 2017

Querrey Beats Confident Kyrgios, Then Nadal for ATP Acapulco Title

Querrey beat Kyrgios in the semifinals, then topped former No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6(6) in the Sunday final in Acapulco to become the first American champion in the tournament’s 25-year history to raise the trophy at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:10 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

March 3rd, 2017

March Off Topic Thread

Non-tennis topics go here.

Posted by Staff @ 9:23 am in Tennis | 13 Comments »

February 26th, 2017

Svitolina Looks for 2nd Straight Title at Kuala Lumpur; Sao Paulo; WTA Previews

Top 10er as of Monday Svitolina is coming off the win in the Dubai final…Wildcards went to Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas, the Ukraine’s Katarina Zavatska, and China’s Zheng Saisai…

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 26th, 2017

Tsonga Wins 2nd Title in 2 Weeks, Beating Countryman Pouille at ATP Marseille

In the semifinals Tsonga outlasted Australian Nick Kyrgios in three sets while Pouille beat his countryman Richard Gasquet in straight sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:06 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 25th, 2017

Murray, Wawrinka, Federer Headline Dubai; ATP Preview

.(1) Andy Murray starts against Malek Jazari, and (2) Warinka against Damir Dzumhur…Wildcards were awarded to the UAE’s Omar Alawadhi, Bautista Agut and Egypt’s Mohamed Safwat

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 pm in Tennis | 17 Comments »

February 21st, 2017

Roger Federer To Play Three More Years?

Roger Federer plans to play through 2019!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:23 am in Tennis | 86 Comments »

February 19th, 2017

Unseeded American Harrison Wins Emotional 1st Title at ATP Memphis

“I don’t think I had a single easy hold in the second set,” Harrison said. “He came out and was playing really good tennis.

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 19th, 2017

Nishikori, Thiem, Clay Floaters Make ATP Rio a Tough Slough; Preview

First-round matches that deserve a second look are a gassed (1) Nishikori vs. Brazil’s Bellucci, (4) Carreno Busta vs. Brazil’s Souza who he lost to in their only career meeting, (6) Ferrer vs. the Buenos Aires winner Dolgopolov who he lost to three years ago at this event, a Robredo vs. Fognini veteran match-up (winner to face (5) Ramos Vinolas), (7) Lorenzi vs. Delbonis who he is 0-3 career against, and (2) Thiem vs. the back-from-injury Tipsarevic in a first-time meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 5:44 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 19th, 2017

No. 66-ranked Dolgopolov Stuns Top-seeded Nishikori for ATP Buenos Aires Title

“I think you can call it a perfect week,” Dolgopolov said. “I didn’t lose a set and beat Kei for the first time.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:23 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 19th, 2017

Pliskova Powers Past Steady Wozniacki to Win WTA Doha

“I think I’m having a great start to the year, which is always important,” Pliskova said. “To beat players like [Dominika] Cibulkova and Wozniacki is something amazing. I’ve never beat them before, but I was trying really hard this week so I’m really happy with my wins here.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:03 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 19th, 2017

Tsonga Lets Hair Down, Power Game Out to Beat Goffin for ATP Rotterdam Title

The effort ended a two-year title drought for Tsonga. In the third set the Frenchman ran to a 5-0 lead before closing out the championship effort. He was also a Rotterdam finalist in 2011, losing to Robin Soderling in the final.

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February 19th, 2017

Struggling Kerber, 5 of Top 10 at WTA Dubai; Budapest; Previews

Interesting starts for the struggling (1) Kerber after a bye vs. the Jankovic-Barthel winner, (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Makarova, (10) Woz vs. the Russian riser Kasatkina, and (11) Vandeweghe vs. her U.S. Fed Cup teammate Riske…

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 18th, 2017

Raonic Top Seed at Delray Beach; French Flair at Marseille; ATP Previews

First-round matches to look for are (4) Querrey vs. Sela who he is 2-2 against career, (7) Del Potro vs. Anderson in a meeting of former Delray champions, (4) Johnson vs. crafty fellow American (WC) Kozlov, and (1) Karlovic vs. Young in a rematch of the 2015 Delray final (winner to possibly meet Fritz)…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 13th, 2017

Dimitrov, Zverev, Estrella Burgos ATP Weekend Winners

“It’s great to win singles and doubles,” the younger Zverev said. “I’m very happy the way we played. We only dropped one set in the tournament. I think it was a very successful tournament for the Zverevs.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in Tennis | 120 Comments »

February 13th, 2017

Fed Cup Capsules: Unlikely Belarus Surging, U.S. Plays Nazi National Anthem

On Sunday the Swiss put the hammer down when Bacsinszky edged Mladenovic 7-5 in the third, and Bencic clinched it with a straight-set win over Paula Parmentier.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:24 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »