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January 16th, 2019

Federer, Nadal Post Australian Open Wins, Americans Score Upsets; Djokovic v Tsonga Thurs.

Tournament favorite Novak Djokovic returns Thursday in Melbourne to take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a rematch of their 2008 final.

Posted by Staff @ 8:09 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 12th, 2019

De Minaur Downs Seppi For Maiden Title In Sydney

Shades of his mentor Lleyton Hewitt, Alex de Minaur wins first title at 19 in Sydney.

Posted by Staff @ 11:51 pm in Sydney | Comments Off on De Minaur Downs Seppi For Maiden Title In Sydney

January 3rd, 2019

Nishikori Slides Past Dimitrov In Brisbane, Tsonga To Face De Minaur Fri

Kei Nishikori avenged his 2017 final loss to Grigor Dimitrov Thursday in Brisbane.

Posted by Staff @ 6:48 pm in Brisbane | Comments Off on Nishikori Slides Past Dimitrov In Brisbane, Tsonga To Face De Minaur Fri

January 2nd, 2019

Nadal, Murray, Kyrgios, Svitolina Out Of Brisbane; Dimitrov Advances To Nishikori Showdown

The Brisbane event lost both top seeds, Rafael Nadal and Elina Svitolina, on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 pm in Brisbane | Comments Off on Nadal, Murray, Kyrgios, Svitolina Out Of Brisbane; Dimitrov Advances To Nishikori Showdown

November 10th, 2018

Tsitsipas Tops De Minaur For ATP Milan NextGen Title

20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas ends 2018 as the NextGen Milan champion.

Posted by Staff @ 10:42 pm in ATP | 1 Comment »

November 9th, 2018

Djokovic, Nadal Take Home 2018 ATP Awards; Federer Named Fan Favorite For 16th Straight Year

Roger Federer was named ATP Fan Favorite for a 16th straight year.

Posted by Staff @ 6:41 pm in 2018 Season, ATP | 9 Comments »

October 10th, 2018

Federer Opens Shanghai Title Defense With 3 Set Win; Del Potro, Zverev Also Winners

Roger Federer opened his Shanghai title defense with a 3-set win over Tokyo champion Daniil Medvedev.

Posted by Staff @ 7:58 pm in Shanghai | 10 Comments »

September 2nd, 2018

Alex De Minaur Was Devastated After Blowing 2 Set Lead In Late-Night US Open Loss To Cilic

Alex De Minaur is following in the footsteps of mentor Lleyton Hewitt.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:57 pm in US Open | 4 Comments »

September 1st, 2018

Federer, Djokovic Move Closer To US Open QF, Zverev Out; Nadal, Delpo Sun.

Can either John Millman or Joao Sousa spoil a Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic Wednesday night quarterfinal?

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in US Open | 80 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Zverev Beats De Minaur to Repeat at ATP Washington

“It’s quite funny, because this final could be the final of the next 15 years, so I hope you guys all enjoyed it,” Zverev told the crowd afterwards.

Posted by Staff @ 8:48 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 5th, 2018

Zverev Tries To Defend Washington Title Against Teen De Minaur

Alexander Zverev seeks a second straight Washington title.

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 am in Washington | Comments Off on Zverev Tries To Defend Washington Title Against Teen De Minaur

July 15th, 2018

Zverev, Karlovic, Mahut, Hewitt at ATP Hall of Fame Newport on Grass

Tough opening-round match-ups include (6) Muller vs. Baghdatis, (7) De Minaur vs. Karlovic, and (5) Harrison vs. Mahut…

Posted by Staff @ 11:14 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Zverev, Karlovic, Mahut, Hewitt at ATP Hall of Fame Newport on Grass

March 10th, 2018

Undefeated Federer Opens Play Saturday At Indian Wells; Young Guns De Minaur, Auger-Aliassime Impress

Roger Federer opens his bid for a sixth Indian Wells title Saturday night in the desert.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 am in Indian Wells | 2 Comments »

February 1st, 2018

Zverev, Kyrgios, Shapovalov, Goffin Headline Start Of 2018 Davis Cup

The young guns get center stage this weekend in Davis Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 pm in Davis Cup | 4 Comments »

January 13th, 2018

Medvedev Halts Fairytale Run of Aussie De Minuar in ATP Sydney Final for 1st Title

“I mean, to make it through the qualies, there were so many circumstances,” Medvedev said afterwards. “I wanted to go to Auckland, because my girlfriend had a visa to New Zealand, and not even one guy withdrew from Auckland…now I won here. So just amazing.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:15 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »