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October 22nd, 2017

Zverev, Thiem Lead Next Gen Surge at ATP Vienna; Preview

A field of floating mine traps for the top players includes (1) Zverev vs. the resurgent Troicki (winner to meet the Simon-Gulbis winner), (8) Tsonga vs. Khachanov, (4) Carreno Busta vs. a qualifier then the Fognini-Schwartzman winner, and (2) Thiem vs. the riser Rublev, then the Gasquet-Lopez winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 12th, 2017

Del Potro Tops Zverev In Shanghai; Nadal v Dimitrov, Federer v Gasquet Friday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal rolled on in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Shanghai | 77 Comments »

October 11th, 2017

Top Seeds Nadal, Federer Advance In Shanghai; Zverev v Del Potro Thurs.

The top seeds advanced Wednesday in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 5:27 pm in Shanghai | 20 Comments »

October 8th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Lead Shanghai Masters Field; 2013 Finalist Del Potro Opens Play Mon.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal return to action in Shanghai this week.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 pm in Shanghai | 22 Comments »

October 7th, 2017

Rafael Nadal To Face Nick Kyrgios For Beijing Title

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios will meet for a fifth time on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:15 pm in beijing, Tokyo | 27 Comments »

October 6th, 2017

Nadal v Dimitrov, Zverev v Kyrgios Saturday In Beijing; Cilic The Favorite In Tokyo

In No. 8 Grigor Dimitrov, Rafael Nadal on Saturday faces his first Top 10 player since the French Open!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:58 pm in beijing | 5 Comments »

October 6th, 2017

Alexander Zverev Becomes Third Player To Qualify For ATP Finals

Just 5 spots remain at the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 5:57 pm in ATP Finals | 13 Comments »

October 5th, 2017

Nadal Cruises Into Beijing QFs, Will Face Isner Friday; Rublev To Meet Zverev

Rafael Nadal upped his win streak to 10 matches.

Posted by Staff @ 11:38 pm in beijing | 12 Comments »

October 3rd, 2017

Nadal Saves Matchpoints v Pouille In Beijing; Del Potro-Dimitrov Wednesday

Rafael Nadal ups win streak to 8 matches.

Posted by Staff @ 10:13 pm in beijing | 7 Comments »

October 1st, 2017

Nadal Goes for 12 Years Between Titles at ATP China Open in Beijing

Tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. Pouille who he is 1-1 career against, (3) Dimitrov vs. the streaking Dzumhur (winner to likely meet Del Potro), and (7) Berdych vs. the streaking Donaldson (winner to likely meet Sock)…

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 pm in Tennis | 12 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Zverev Brothers, Goffin Headline ATP Shenzhen

The varied wild card slate went to Spain’s Nicola Kuhn, Australia’s Akira Santillan and China’s Zhang Ze…

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 am in Tennis | No Comments »

September 22nd, 2017

Laver Cup Opens Play Friday With Zverev v Shapovalov; Nadal In Doubles

The Laver Cup exo opens play on Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 am in Laver Cup | 61 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Third Round US Open Thoughts; Federer, Nadal And What The Heck Is Going On!

What is going on at the US Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:35 pm in US Open | 27 Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Alexander Zverev Found His US Open Loss To Borna Coric Very Upsetting

Alexander Zverev still hasn’t made a Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:54 pm in US Open | 2 Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Zverev Shocked, Shapovalov Upset Run Continues at US Open; Federer, Nadal Return Thurs.

“I just played very, very bad in the second and third set,” Zverev said.

Posted by Staff @ 1:06 am in US Open | 156 Comments »