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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 31st, 2018

Federer, Djokovic Reach US Open Third Round, Kyrgios Controversy; Nadal, Delpo Back

Novak Djokovic won his 9th straight Grand Slam match Thursday at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:38 am in US Open | 122 Comments »

August 28th, 2018

Djokovic Survives Heat, Fucsovics At US Open, Federer Happy; Murray v Verdasco Wed

The US Open was hot on Tuesday, and will stay hot on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in US Open | 49 Comments »

August 25th, 2018

Alexander Zverev Explains Hiring Of Ivan Lendl

Alexander Zverev hopes Ivan Lendl puts him over the top.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:32 pm in Coaching, US Open | No Comments »

August 23rd, 2018

Men’s US Open Preview: Djokovic Lands In Federer Quarter In Draw, Nadal Looks Good

Sean Randall preview the men’s US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:56 pm in US Open | 49 Comments »

August 21st, 2018

Alexander Zverev Adds Ivan Lendl To Coaching Team

On the eve of the US Open, Alexander Zverev has added tennis great Ivan Lendl to his team.

Posted by Staff @ 6:11 pm in Coaching | 18 Comments »

August 20th, 2018

Novak Djokovic Up To 6th In ATP Race Rankings And In Position For Run At No. 1

The Race for the 2018 year-end No. 1 is going to heat up next week at the US Open. And Novak Djokovic in now in the hunt.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:42 pm in No. 1 ranking | 4 Comments »

August 16th, 2018

Djokovic Overcomes Slow Start In Rainy Cincy, Zverev Stays Winless; Federer Returns Thurs

Rains returned to Cincinnati Wednesday, and more is expected on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:09 am in Cincinnati | 28 Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Cincinnati Preview: Federer, Nadal Renew Hardcourt Rivalry in Loaded Field

(1) Federer vs. (WC) Murray 3rd rd.? (4) Del Potro vs. (15) Kyrgios 3rd rd.?…

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 11th, 2018

Nadal Overcomes Cilic To Reach Toronto SF; Pathetic Zverev Collapses To Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal will be a huge favorite this weekend to win a 33rd Masters title and 4th in Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 1:13 am in Canadian Open | 77 Comments »

August 10th, 2018

Tsitsipas Sinks Djokovic In Toronto; Nadal, Zverev Advance

Novak Djokovic suffered just his second early exit from Canada in his career losing to teen Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Canadian Open | 77 Comments »

August 9th, 2018

Nadal Wins In Toronto, Wawrinka Next; Auger-Aliassime Can’t Close Out Medvedev

Rafael Nadal returned to hard courts Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 2:06 am in Canadian Open | 35 Comments »

August 6th, 2018

Former Champions Nadal, Djokovic, Zverev Lead Canadian Open; Raonic Opens Monday

The Canadian Open Masters begins Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:00 am in Canadian Open | 31 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

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »