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February 12th, 2018

Mladenovic Heroics Save France; Fed Cup Results

In a tie filled with heroics, Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic came out on top, winning both her singles then the deciding doubles with countrywoman Amandine Hess to see France through to the semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 am in Fed Cup, Tennis | 13 Comments »

February 11th, 2018

1st Time Winner Carballes Baena Raises Trophy at ATP Ecuador Open

Carballes Baena joined Sofia champion Mirza Basic as first-time winners during the weekend. The Spaniard entered Quito ranked No. 107, and it’s his first ATP final in almost eight years as a pro.

Posted by Staff @ 6:14 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 11th, 2018

Pouille Domination Over Gasquet Continues with ATP Montpellier Title

It was Pouille’s fourth straight win over Gasquet who was competing in his sixth straight Montpellier final.

Posted by Staff @ 4:12 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 11th, 2018

ATP Title Basic for Unknown Qualifier at Sofia Open

“I’m very happy for breaking through after the match yesterday [against Wawrinka],” Basic said afterwards. “After this week I will finally get in the Top 100. [After] this win, Sofia will always be my special place.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:42 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 11th, 2018

Wozniacki v Sharapova Early at WTA Qatar Total Open; Preview

Wozniacki looking at Sharapova in her second match…

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 10th, 2018

Federer Can Regain No. 1 Next Week at ATP Rotterdam; Tournament Preview

Federer to become No. 1 will likely have to beat a qualifier, then the Philipp Kohlschreiber-Karen Khachanov winner, then Stan Wawrinka…

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 pm in Tennis | 166 Comments »

February 10th, 2018

Black Tennis Courts, Querrey, Isner Headline New ATP New York Open

It is the first edition of the event in New York after it relocated from Memphis, taking place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale; the tournament reportedly will be the first on the ATP World Tour to use black tennis courts…

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 10th, 2018

Top 10ers Thiem, Carreno Busta at ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires; Preview

Tough starts for (7) Cuevas vs. Monfils and (2) Carreno Busta vs. G-Lo in an all-Spanish meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 6th, 2018

Estrella Burgos Magic Continues at ATP Ecuador Open

Estrella Burgos, who has won the title the last three years, on Monday in his opening round edged Thomaz Bellucci 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. It was the fourth year in a row Estrella Burgos faced Bellucci after beating him in the 2015 semifinals, the 2016 final, and the 2017 semis.

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

February 4th, 2018

Kvitova Beats Defending Champion Mladenovic for WTA St. Petersburg Title

The unseeded wildcard during the week upset No. 7 Elena Vesnina, No. 2 Jelena Ostapenko and No. 5 Julia Goerges to gain the final before steamrolling the No. 4-seeded Mladenovic.

Posted by Staff @ 12:18 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 4th, 2018

Fognini a Marathon Man; Swiss, Serbia Blanked; Davis Cup 1st Round Results

“(Zverev) played great today, I thought he served well, but my biggest weapon was not really there and that affects the rest of my game,” said Kyrgios who was dealing with an arm injury. “It’s tough to go out there and not be able to put in your best performance. It just sucks. I had my eye on this Davis Cup tie throughout the whole Aussie summer, even when I was here in Brisbane I was waiting to come here and play and it just leaves a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth after the Aussie summer I had.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 15 Comments »

February 4th, 2018

Babos Adds Taiwan Open Singles to Aussie Open Doubles Title

“It’s been five-and-a-half weeks, amazing five-and-a-half weeks,” Babos said after the final. “Starting with a quarterfinal [at the Shenzhen Open], winning my first Slam in doubles, beating a Top 10 player in singles [CoCo Vandeweghe at the Australian Open], and here winning another title in singles, it’s been amazing.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 3rd, 2018

Goffin Top Seed, Large French Contingent at ATP Montpellier; Preview

Tough starts for (1) Goffin vs. Simon, (7) Ferrer vs. the powerful Khachanov, (5) Gasquet vs. the riser Medvedev, and (3) Tsonga vs. the Brown-Mahut winner…(2) Pouille starts against a qualifier…

Posted by Staff @ 5:03 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 3rd, 2018

Dimitrov Pulls But Wawrinka Leads at ATP Sofia Open; Preview

“I and my team had to take one of the most difficult decisions to skip this year’s edition of the tournament in Sofia,” said Dimitrov in a statement. “I will not be at 100 percent ready.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:38 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 2nd, 2018

February Off Topic Thread

Non tennis posts.

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 am in Tennis | 14 Comments »