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October 22nd, 2017

Federer Faces Stiff Home Test at ATP Basel Swiss Indoors; Preview

Three Top 10 players and a former US Open winner make Basel a formidable field for Federer to defend his home turf…

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Preview: WTA Finals a Steal for Youngsters with Serena, Maria, Stars Sidelined

Next year will likely return to dominance by Serena, Maria or both. But this week we’re stuck with the also-rans vying for both a coveted year-end championship and a year-end No. 1 ranking. It’s being spun as the next generation taking over, but due to pregnancy, doping and injuries, it’s some youngsters getting a shot because the best players are sidelined.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:06 am in Tennis | 12 Comments »

October 15th, 2017

Sharapova Beats Shaky Competition in China for 1st WTA Title in More than Two Years

“I am really looking forward to playing in my home country as the last event of the year,” said Sharapova. “Obviously coming there with the title already means a lot, but I do really want to finish strong, even though it is a very fast turnaround, and I don’t remember the last time that I played three events in a row. But I will give it everything I have got and I know I have so many amazing fans there.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Goffin, Tsonga, Kyrgios Lead Charge Next Week at ATP Antwerp

(2) Tsonga after a bye faces the winner of two qualifiers; (6) Cuevas starts against a qualifier then likely meets the big-serving Karlovic; (4) Schwartzman after a bye will likely meet Shapovalov 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Dimitrov, Del Potro Highlight ATP Stockholm Next Week

(1) Dimitrov after a bye will meet the winner of Frenchman Pierre-Hughes Herbert and a qualifier…

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 am in Tennis | No Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Carreno Busta Defends Title This Week at ATP Moscow

(1) Carreno Busta after a bye will meet the winner of the all-Russian battle between Kuznetsov and Medvedev…

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 am in Tennis | No Comments »

October 3rd, 2017

October Off-Topic Thread

Non tennis posts for October go here.

Posted by Staff @ 10:35 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 1st, 2017

Cilic, Thiem, Raonic Headline ATP Tokyo; Preview

Interesting starts for (5) Anderson vs. Simon, (3) Raonic vs. Troicki, (6) Querrey vs. Gasquet, (4) Goffin vs. Lopez, (8) Schwartzman vs. Young, and (2) Thiem vs. Johnson…

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 1st, 2017

Nadal Goes for 12 Years Between Titles at ATP China Open in Beijing

Tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. Pouille who he is 1-1 career against, (3) Dimitrov vs. the streaking Dzumhur (winner to likely meet Del Potro), and (7) Berdych vs. the streaking Donaldson (winner to likely meet Sock)…

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 pm in Tennis | 12 Comments »

October 1st, 2017

Istomin Ends 2-Year Drought with ATP Chengdu Title

“I know his situation, because I’ve had a lot of injuries,” said Istomin. “I know the feeling and we are good friends, so my first thought was to help Marcos when I saw him go down. Of course I want to win the title, but not this way. I hope he gets better and will be okay for the rest of the season.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in Tennis | No Comments »

October 1st, 2017

Goffin Wins ATP Shenzhen, 1st Title in 3 Years

“This one is really special because you know it’s always tough to come back from injuries,” said Goffin, who suffered an ankle injury at the French Open that kept him out of Wimbledon. “To come back from injury to qualify my country for the Davis Cup final and then to win my third trophy, it means a lot.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 30th, 2017

Garcia Tops Barty in Rising Star Final at WTA Wuhan

It was Garcia’s first title of the year, and she improves to 4-2 in career finals. Barty, who is projected to rise from 37 to a career-high No. 19, fell to 1-2 in finals, all in 2017.

Posted by Staff @ 2:12 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 25th, 2017

German Qualifier Gojowczyk Goals at ATP Metz

“It was a totally different match, because then it was on grass in Stuttgart,” Gojowczyk said of their lone previous tour-level encounter. “He was better than me on that day. But I felt much better today and it was only one or two points [to decide] the first set. It was a long rally on the break point. I was serving well all day and that was the difference.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:49 am in Tennis | No Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Dzumhur Wins 1st ATP Title for Bosnia and Herzegovina at St. Petersburg

Dzumhur was appearing in his second ATP final after losing earlier this year in the championship match at Winston-Salem to Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain.

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »