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August 11th, 2014

Rafael Nadal Will See The Doctor Tuesday, Then Decide At End Of Week On US Open

Rafael Nadal spoke to the Spanish press today in Manacor, re-iterating that he will see his doctor Tuesday in Barcelona about his injured right wrist.

Nadal, who admitted he doesn’t know how the recovery is progressing, says after consulting with the doctor he’ll make a final decision this weekend on his US Open title defense after a few days of full practice with the wrist.

If it’s still not healed that decision could even come tomorrow.

Rafa, who hasn’t played competitively since Wimbledon, …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:39 pm in US Open, Videos | 15 Comments »

August 11th, 2014

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: I Want To Win And This Gives Me A Lot Of Hope For The Rest Of The Year

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga says that after a lot of hard work, fighting through injuries, he back. And how can argue after the Frenchman upset four Top 10 players en route to the Canadian Open title yesterday in Toronto.

Speaking after a 75, 76 win over Roger Federer, his third over the Swiss in Canada, Tsonga spoke of what his second career Masters 1000 title meant.

“I don’t realize really what I achieved this week,” Tsonga said. “I played well all this week. I …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:26 pm in Canadian Open | 6 Comments »

August 11th, 2014

Roger Federer: I Know What I Need To Work On And I Like My Chances At The US Open

Roger Federer dropped his fourth straight Masters 1000 final yesterday losing to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the finals of the Rogers Cup Toronto 75, 76.

Federer, who had beaten Tsonga 11 of 15 times and had won two previous Canadian titles, was never in the match which was his first day contest of the event.

“I think it was the overall day conditions that were tough for me. It was faster than in the night, all my previous matches, so I think …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:15 pm in Canadian Open | 2 Comments »

August 10th, 2014

Cincinnati Preview: Djokovic, Serena Attempt to Rebound

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Surface: hard

Men’s Seeds: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic, David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov, Andy Murray, Ernests Gulbis, Richard Gasquet, John Isner, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roberto Bautista Agut, Marin Cilic, Fabio Fognini, Tommy Robredo

Men’s Floaters: (WC) Jack Sock, Feliciano Lopez, Kevin Anderson, Vasek Pospisil, Radek Stepanek

Men’s Notes: Potential tough starts for (16) Robredo vs. (WC) Sock, (14) Cilic vs. the hot-handed Lopez, the struggling (11) Isner vs. Anderson, and (2) Federer against …

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in Cincinnati | 7 Comments »

August 10th, 2014

Tsonga, Radwanska Flip Upsets for Rogers Cup Titles

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Aggie Radwanska became the unlikely winners of the Rogers Cup in Canada with wins in the men’s and women’s championship matches on Sunday.

Tsonga upset No. 2 seed Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6(3), while Radwanska beat unseeded former No. 1 Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2.

Tsonga ended an 18-month title drought, becoming the first Frenchman to win on Canadian soil, and will return to the Top 10 on the ATP Rankings.

“I played well all week,” the Frenchman said. “I beat …

Posted by Staff @ 10:43 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

August 10th, 2014

Here’s Proof Roger Federer Can Still Hit Tweeners At Age 33 [Video]

Roger Federer broke out some of his trick shots in an easy 63, 64 win last night over Feliciano Lopez to reach the final at the Rogers Cup.

Mid way through the first set, Federer executed another one of his perfect tweeners, his first as a 33-year-old. The Swiss ultimately lost the point, curiously just sending a ball into the crowd on a give-up stroke, but it shows Federer still has got it.

(Updated with correct video …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:53 am in Best Shots, Canadian Open, Videos | 11 Comments »

August 10th, 2014

Rafael Nadal Will Decide Tuesday On The US Open [Video]

According to Spanish media, Rafael Nadal will officially make a decision on his US Open participation this Tuesday, two weeks to the day after he injured his right wrist.

Nadal’s doctor, Dr. Angel Cotorro, will make the determination upon examining Rafa’s wrist.

Despite the injury, Nadal, who is missing title defending in Canada and Cincinnati, continues to train with the right wrist in a brace, just opting not to hit two-handed backhands….

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:09 am in US Open, Videos | 67 Comments »

August 10th, 2014

Federer Seeks Third Canadian Title vs Tsonga In Toronto, Who’s The Pick? Venus Rules In Montreal

After a wild week high on drama, things settled down considerably on Saturday at the semifinals in Toronto. JW Tsonga got things rolling early pounding a flat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-3 to reach his third Tennis Masters final.

Tsonga, who won Paris in 2008, has caught fire this week knocking out Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and now Dimitrov in succession. Right now he’s playing like a freight train and I’m not sure you want to be in his way.

“I’m feeling …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:47 am in Canadian Open | 96 Comments »

August 9th, 2014

Serena Williams-Venus Williams Rivalry Facts And Numbers

Two powers of the game, Serena and Venus Williams, meet this afternoon in Montreal for a spot in the 2014 Rogers Cup final. They two sisters have combined for a total of 24 Grand Slam titles and overall have amassed 106 career WTA singles titles.

Venus, now 34, and Serena, 32, first meet on a professional tennis court at the 1998 Australian Open as teenagers in a match won in straight sets by 17-year-old Venus.

Here are some more facts and figures …

Posted by Staff @ 9:48 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

August 9th, 2014

Cincinnati Draw: Djokovic Tries To Become A Golden Master, Federer-Murray Quarter?

Following a shock early exit in Toronto this week, Novak Djokovic now looks ahead to Cincinnati where the World No. 1 will try to make history by claiming the only one of the nine Masters 1000 events he has yet to win.

Djokovic is seeded to meet David Ferrer in the quarters. Also in the Serb’s section are Gilles Simon, Tommy Robredo and Toronto semifinalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who stunned Djokovic just a few days ago.

Djokovic’s semifinal seed is Stan Wawrinka. The …

Posted by Staff @ 1:21 am in Cincinnati | 42 Comments »


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ATP - Aug 18 WTA - Aug 18
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Na Li
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Maria Sharapova
7 Tomas Berdych7 Angelique Kerber
8 Grigor Dimitrov8 Eugenie Bouchard
9 Andy Murray9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Jelena Jankovic
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