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November 9th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Beats Andy Murray To Win Record Sixth Masters Of 2015 And Fourth Paris Title

Novak Djokovic concluded his scintillating 2015 ATP regular season by piling up even more records. The World No. 1 dispatched his childhood rival Andy Murray in fairly routine fashion 6-2, 6-4 to win the Paris Indoors Masters title Sunday, and become the first player to win the title their four times and the first to win six Masters in a single season.

“I think there are a few reasons why I have managed to reach my peak at this stage of …

Posted by Staff @ 1:04 am in Paris | 10 Comments »

November 8th, 2015

Some Of Novak Djokovic’s Incredible Numbers [Chart]

Novak Djokovic beat friend and rival Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4 to win his fourth Paris Masters and additionally he becomes the first player to ever win six Masters 1000 events in a single season.

Some of Novak’s numbers:
- Djokovic is now 27-4 against Top 10 opponents this year.
~ Djokovic won his 26th Masters 1000 crown, 58th overall.
~ Djokovic becomes the first player to ever win six Masters titles in a single season.
- Djokovic is the first …

Posted by Staff @ 1:50 pm in 2015 Season, Paris | 66 Comments »

November 7th, 2015

Novak Djokovic And Andy Murray Will Battle For The Final Masters Event Of The Season In Paris

No major surprise, the top two players in the world, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, somewhat fittingly finish the 2015 Masters season battling for the last prize in the series Sunday in Paris.

The two arrive into the final in relative comfort.

Earlier today in the semifinals, Andy Murray outlasted David Ferrer 6-4, 6-3, in the opener. It wasn’t Murray’s best performance – he was broken in both sets – but he did just enough to beat up on Ferrer who at …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:12 pm in Paris | 257 Comments »

November 6th, 2015

Friday Thrillers Set Up Novak Djokovic v Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray v David Ferrer Paris Semifinals

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, David Ferrer and Stan Wawrinka moved into the semifinals with thrilling wins on Friday at the Masters Paris.

Defending champion and world No. 1 Djokovic won his 20th consecutive match (and 28th straight set) by edging No. 5 seed and former Paris winner Tomas Berdych 7-6(3), 7-6(8). The Czech held set points in both sets but couldn’t convert against the stingy Djokovic.

“I definitely didn’t want to go into the third,” said Djokovic, who did …

Posted by Staff @ 7:34 pm in Paris | 210 Comments »

November 5th, 2015

Federer Stunned By Isner In Paris, Nadal Survives To Face Warwrinka; Djokovic v Berdych Friday

With all of the Top 10 players on court Thursday and only eight spots in the quarterfinals available, someone had to lose today in Paris. And the biggest stunner was Roger Federer as the Swiss was bounced by American John Isner in 7-6, 3-6, 7-6.

“When I saw the draw and I saw I had a possibility of playing him in the second round,” Federer said. “It’s the kind of draw I don’t really like to see.

“I think with him it’s …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:32 pm in Paris | 206 Comments »

November 5th, 2015

Simona Halep Confirms Darren Cahill As Her New Coach For 2016

Simona Halep confirmed that Australian Darren Cahill will be her new coach for the upcoming season. Cahill, who was part of a now-defunct Adidas support team, has been helping Halep since the summer when she parted with Victor Ionița.

“Starting January 2016, my personal coach will be Darren Cahill,” Halep wrote on Facebook earlier today.

Previously, Halep was under the tutelage of former Kim Clijsters coach Wim Fissette, but they shockingly split at the end of last year.

After a breakout 2014 which …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:56 am in Coaching | 3 Comments »

November 5th, 2015

Video Proof Serena Williams Chased Down A Thief Who Stole Her Phone! (And Proof She’s Dating Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian?)

For those who didn’t believe Serena’s story that she chased down a thief who stole her phone during dinner Tuesday night in San Francisco, here’s the video proof:

The incident took place at the Mission Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. The restaurant chef and co-founder acknowledged as much with this cryptic tweet yesterday:

Serena Williams !

— james daniel bowien (@dannybowien) November 5, 2015

Another question is, who was Serena …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:40 am in Romance, Videos | 1 Comment »

November 4th, 2015

Favorites Roll In Paris; Roger Federer v John Isner, Rafael Nadal v Kevin Anderson Thursday

Coming off a title run in Basel with the championship win over Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer continued his ass-kicking, name-taking run in his opener at the Masters Paris on Wednesday, manhandling Italian Andreas Seppi, who has defeated him earlier this year in Australia, 6-1, 6-1 to advance to a meeting with American John Isner.

“It’s very pleasant to play matches like this one,” said Federer after logging 47 minutes of work for the day. “Of course, I like great battles, playing …

Posted by Staff @ 7:42 pm in Paris | 170 Comments »

November 4th, 2015

For Some Reason Grigor Dimitrov Decided To Hit This Volley Between His Legs [Video]

Grigor Dimitrov showed off some more of his incredible shotmaking skills and questionable shot selection earlier today in the Paris Indoors. Facing former US Open champion Marin Cilic, the Bulgarian opted to hit a volley between his legs. He won the point as Cilic – maybe stunned at Dimitrov’s choice – missed a forehand pass.

But other than because he can, why do it?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:39 am in Best Shots, Videos | 8 Comments »

November 4th, 2015

Serena Williams Had Her Phone Stolen, So She Chased The Thief Down And Got It Back!

Serena Williams told an interesting story via Facebook this morning. The World No. 1 was eating Chinese food for dinner yesterday when a suspicious man grabbed her phone and ran out of the restaurant.

Serena went into superhero mode, chased him down and got it back, returning to a standing ovation at the restaurant.

Her story:
Soooooo yesterday at dinner the CRAZIEST THING happened to me. I was sitting enjoying some Chinese food (delicious may I add) and this guy stands next …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:33 am in 2015 Season | 5 Comments »

November 4th, 2015

Coach: Serena Williams Has Same Knee Issues As Rafael Nadal

According to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams is having the same knee issues that Rafael Nadal has suffered from.

“It’s the same as Rafa,” Mouratoglou told “It’s just playing for so many years, the cartilage is [almost] gone. Not all of it, but a big part, so the bones just hit themselves.

“She has bone bruises, and if you keep on playing with this for too long, too much, the next step is a stress fracture.”

The 34-year-old Serena hasn’t …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:21 am in Injuries | 13 Comments »

November 4th, 2015

Watch Benoit Paire Hit This Sublime Drop Shot [Video]

French shotmaker Benoit Paire hit one of the better drop shots you will see this season. In the first round at the Paris Indoors, Paire eventually lost to countryman Gilles Simon in three sets, but he pulled off the shot of the event thus far:

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:08 am in Best Shots, Videos | No Comments »

November 3rd, 2015

Djokovic Advances In Paris Title Defense Opener, Streak At 18; Federer, Nadal, Murray In Action Wednesday

Novak Djokovic opened his Paris title defense with a tough 7-5, 6-3 win over Brazilian lefty Thomaz Bellucci.

“Bellucci is someone who likes these particular conditions, likes to create spin, especially from forehand side and plays pretty well,” said Djokovic. “It wasn’t easy to make a lot of winners. He was reaching out and covering the court well. So it was a good test, first indoor match for me.”

Djokovic’s win extended his recent wins streak to 18 including 24 straight sets. …

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in Paris | 44 Comments »

November 2nd, 2015

Andy Murray Confirms He’ll Play The London ATP Finals

Andy Murray ended speculation by confirming that he’ll play the ATP Finals at the O2 in London later this month.

“My intention is to play at the O2,” Murray told the Telegraph.

With an eye toward the Davis Cup final in Belgium on clay, Murray warned he might not be available for the Finals because of the quick surface change.

Murray is playing in Paris this week where he will play either Borna Coric or Fernando Verdasco in his first match.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:48 am in ATP Finals | 67 Comments »

November 2nd, 2015

Novak Djokovic Begins 171st Week At No. 1 On ATP Rankings

It’s a special week for Novak Djokovic as the Serb has reached another milestone. This week marks the 171st week that Djokovic has spent atop the ATP Rankings. That moves him past John McEnroe and into 5th all-time on the ranking list.

ATP All-Time Weeks At No. 1
302 Roger Federer
286 Pete Sampras
270 Ivan Lendl
268 Jimmy Connors
171 Novak Djokovic
170 John McEnroe

“You’ve got to have the self discipline and the dedication, devotion, but most of all passion for the sport, for what you …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:35 am in ATP, No. 1 ranking | 28 Comments »

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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Andy Murray2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Maria Sharapova
5 Rafael Nadal5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Tomas Berdych6 Petra Kvitova
7 David Ferrer7 Venus Williams
8 Kei Nishikori8 Flavia Pennetta
9 Richard Gasquet9 Lucie Safarova
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Angelique Kerber
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