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October 20th, 2014

Serena Williams, Halep Win at WTA Finals; Tues. Schedule

World No. 1 Serena Williams and first-time WTA Finals competitor Simona Halep were winners on Day 1 at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

Williams was tested against former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic is a spirited 6-4, 6-4 win.

“Today I was really fighting all the way,” said Serena, whose participation was in doubt after a knee injury earlier in the month. “Ana played so well, I was just trying to fight as hard as I could. I was even losing my …

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 19th, 2014

ATP London Race (20 Oct 14): Murray Moves Ahead; Federer Looks To Close No. 1 Gap In Basel

With just two weeks to go, the Race for the London finals is really heating up. Already five spots have been booked with Kei Nishikori and Tomas Berdych all but assured berths in the prestigious year-end event.

That leaves one remaining spot open and right now thanks to a second title in four weeks it belongs to Andy Murray. The Scot now holds a significant 110 point lead over No. 9 David Ferrer who is also in Valencia as a 3-time …

Posted by Staff @ 9:24 pm in ATP Finals, Fall Season, Year-End No. 1 | 67 Comments »

October 19th, 2014

Beck, Berdych, Ciic, Murray, Pavlyuchenkova Win WTA/ATP Titles

Cilic Wins Moscow, Secures Year-end Championship Berth; Pavlyuchenkova Perseveres

US Open champ Marin Cilic used the week at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow to shore-up a spot at the year-end championships, in the Sunday final defeating No. 5 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 for his fourth title of the year.

“After winning such a big tournament as a Grand Slam you have a lot of emotions and it’s important to bounce back and keep going,” Cilic said. “I had a lot …

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 18th, 2014

London Race: Murray v Ferrer, Dimitrov v Berdych In Sunday Finals

Two players fighting for London berths will play in finals on Sunday. In Vienna, Andy Murray meets David Ferrer in a crucial London clash. After a win over Viktor Troicki today, at No. 8 Murray is just a few points ahead of Ferrer in the Race, with the winner of the match moving ahead.

“My plan is to try and play very aggressively with my forehand,” said Ferrer who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber today. “My first serve is very important and I …

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in ATP Finals, Fall Season | 32 Comments »

October 18th, 2014

Previews: WTA Finals; ATP Basel, Valencia

WTA Finals
Singapore; Surface: hard

Red Group: Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic

White Group: Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Aggie Radwanska, Caroline Wozniacki

Notes: Play begins Monday…Half the field is new from last year with Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki not present in 2013, and Halep and Bouchard making their debuts…Serena has won the last two year-end championships, four overall…Ivanovic is 2-11 career against the players in her group…Radwanska is 7-21 career against players in her group…Serena Williams …

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 17th, 2014

Want To Watch Andy Murray Eat Cake? Of Course You Do [Video]

Andy Murray is in Vienna this week chasing a berth in London. But off the court Murray was spotted at Cafe Sacher where the Wimbledon champion got to serve and eat some good looking cake.

Take it away Andy:

Murray’s first trip to the tournament has been a success thus far. Today he made the semifinals with a 62, 75 victory over Jan-Lennard Struff. Tomorrow he’ll face Viktor Troicki who he’s beaten all five times they’ve …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:12 pm in Videos | 21 Comments »

October 17th, 2014

Grigor Dimitrov’s Trick Shot Was So Nice He Did It Twice!! (You Won’t Believe It) [Video]

At the start of the year new coach Roger Rasheed wanted his star pupil Grigor Dimitrov to shed his “showtime” lavel and cut out the shenanigans. But…watch this:

Incredible!

Dimitrov had lost the first set to Jack Sock but with some ridiculous shotmaking came back to win 57, 64, 63, to reach the semifinals at the Stockholm Open and also improve his chances for London. He’ll play Bernard Tomic tomorrow.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:57 pm in Best Shots, Videos | 23 Comments »

October 17th, 2014

Rafael Nadal: I Have To Do The Surgery, So Right Now I Don’t Know If I’ll Be In London [Video]

In a new interview, Rafael Nadal says that he is going to have surgery by the end of the year for appendicitis, but he won’t put a date on it yet.

“It’s not been an easy season for me at the end,” he told Sky Sports. “I have to do the surgery, but I need to find the right moment.”

If Nadal does have surgery after Paris as speculated he would miss the London ATP finals. But right now Rafa …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:49 pm in ATP Finals, Fall Season, Videos | 22 Comments »

October 16th, 2014

Roger Federer Is Already Practicing On Clay For The Davis Cup Final!

What would Roger Federer rather do, finish No. 1 or win the Davis Cup? If asked, the Swiss who finished in the top spot five times, might choose the Davis Cup, arguably the biggest omission from his stellar resume right now.

The 33-year Federer is set to return to Basel next week. But instead of practicing on indoor hardcourts in preparation for his home event, according to this tweet from yesterday he’s already looking ahead to the Davis Cup finals in …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:03 am in Davis Cup | 54 Comments »

October 16th, 2014

Nikolay Davydenko Has Announced His Retirement From Tennis

Fifteen year tour veteran and former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko announced his retirement from pro tennis earlier today.

“I am 33 years old. I won 21 ATP World Tour tournaments, including three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. I don’t have any regrets about not winning a Grand Slam or not being No. 1 in the world. I was in the Top 10 for some years.

“Unfortunately, for some years now, I …

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 am in 2014 Season | 36 Comments »


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ATP - Oct 27 WTA - Oct 27
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Ana Ivanovic
6 David Ferrer6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Kei Nishikori7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Andy Murray8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Na Li
10 Milos Raonic10 Angelique Kerber
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