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October 28th, 2018

Ridiculous 1st Rd Tests for Nadal, Federer, Seeds at ATP Paris Masters

Did You Know? Only Novak Djokovic has been able to successfully defend the long-standing Paris Masters title, winning three years in a row (2015-13). Winning then losing in the following year’s final were six players: Stan Smith (1972-73), Boris Becker (1989-90), Guy Forget (1991-92), Pete Sampras (1997-98), David Nalbandian (2007-08), and David Ferrer (2012-13).

Posted by Staff @ 4:33 pm in Paris, Tennis | 11 Comments »

October 27th, 2018

Federer Rolls Into Basel Final, Seeks 99th Career Title Against Qualifier Copil

Roger Federer will seek his 99th career ATP title, 9th in Basel Sunday. While Marius Copil bids for a first title.

Posted by Staff @ 6:13 pm in Fall Season | 23 Comments »

October 26th, 2018

Federer Overcomes Simon, Wins 18th Straight In Basel; Thiem Blown Out In Vienna

Roger Federer is into the semifinals at Basel for a 12th straight time.

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Fall Season | 8 Comments »

October 25th, 2018

Federer Flies Into Basel QFs, Faces Simon Friday; Thiem-Nishikori In Vienna

Roger Federer has won his last 17 matches in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 8:21 pm in Fall Season | 37 Comments »

October 24th, 2018

Zverev Wins 50th, Cilic Out In Basel; Federer Returns Thursday

Jack Sock lost for a second time in as many weeks to Ernests Gulbis.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 pm in Fall Season | 5 Comments »

October 23rd, 2018

Federer Needs 3 Sets In Basel Opener Over Krajinovic

8-time champion Roger Federer won his 16th straight match in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Fall Season | 9 Comments »

October 13th, 2018

Coric Stops Federer, Will Meet Djokovic For Shanghai Title

Borna Coric dashed the hopes or a Federer-Djokovic Shanghai final.

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 pm in Shanghai | 22 Comments »

October 12th, 2018

Federer, Djokovic Edge Closer To Shanghai Final; Zverev Secures ATP Finals Berth

Former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both cruised into the Shanghai semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 9:04 pm in Shanghai | 29 Comments »

October 11th, 2018

Federer Needs 3 Again In Shanghai, Faces Nishikori Next; Del Potro Retires, Djokovic v Anderson Friday

Novak Djokovic upped his win streak to 15 straight after reaching the quarterfinals in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 8:05 pm in Shanghai | 8 Comments »

October 11th, 2018

Alexander Zverev On New Davis Cup Format: I Don’t Want To Play Tennis In Late November

Alexander Zverev is not a fan of the new Davis Cup schedule.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:52 am in Shanghai | 1 Comment »

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 »

October 9th, 2018

Djokovic Wins, Cilic Out; Defending Camp Federer v Medvedev Wed.

Novak Djokovic improved to 12-0 against Jeremy Chardy.

Posted by Staff @ 2:45 pm in Shanghai | 19 Comments »

October 7th, 2018

Federer, Djokovic, Del Potro Lead Shanghai Field; Wawrinka-Coric Monday

The Big 4 have won the last 8 Shanghai Masters titles.

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 pm in Shanghai | 2 Comments »

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 24th, 2018

Zverev Clinches Team Europe’s 13-8 Laver Cup Win

Team Europe wins second straight Laver Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 am in Laver Cup | 3 Comments »