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October 14th, 2017

Goffin, Tsonga, Kyrgios Lead Charge Next Week at ATP Antwerp

(2) Tsonga after a bye faces the winner of two qualifiers; (6) Cuevas starts against a qualifier then likely meets the big-serving Karlovic; (4) Schwartzman after a bye will likely meet Shapovalov 2nd rd…

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October 1st, 2017

Goffin Wins ATP Shenzhen, 1st Title in 3 Years

“This one is really special because you know it’s always tough to come back from injuries,” said Goffin, who suffered an ankle injury at the French Open that kept him out of Wimbledon. “To come back from injury to qualify my country for the Davis Cup final and then to win my third trophy, it means a lot.”

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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…

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September 4th, 2017

Del Potro Wins Thriller Over Thiem, Sets Up Federer Showdown At US Open; Nadal Rolls

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are now just one win from a first US Open meeting.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in US Open | 90 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Alexandr Dolgopolov Is Tired Of Hearing Betting Questions

A betting cloud is hanging over Alexandr Dolgopolov at the US Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:55 am in US Open | 2 Comments »

July 23rd, 2017

Ferrer Not Done, Claims ATP Bastad Clay Crown

“It’s been two years that I haven’t won a tournament, so I’m really happy for this win,” said Ferrer, who won his 27th career title. “I was a little nervous up 5-1 and Alexandr played without pressure. I tried to be focused on every point, but when I had all those match points I was thinking too much.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:19 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

February 26th, 2017

Loaded Mexican Open with Djokovic, Nadal, More; Previews

Holy cow, a rockin’ seeded field, and even more floaters…First round looks for (1) Djokovic after a long layoff vs. the dangerous Klizan (winner to likely meet Del Potro), (4) Thiem vs. the backboard Simon, (5) Goffin 2nd. rd. vs. the Edmund-Querrey winner, (8) Isner vs. his American compatriot Johnson, (3) Cilic vs. the unpredictable (WC) Dolgopolov, and (2) Nadal vs. the streaking older Zverev..

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 pm in Acapulco | 36 Comments »

February 19th, 2017

No. 66-ranked Dolgopolov Stuns Top-seeded Nishikori for ATP Buenos Aires Title

“I think you can call it a perfect week,” Dolgopolov said. “I didn’t lose a set and beat Kei for the first time.”

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July 31st, 2016

Preview: Isner Skips Olympics, Headlines ATP BB&T Atlanta Open

Among the interesting opening-round matches are (8) Fritz against fellow American and wildcard Austin Smith, (7) Young vs. Rajeev “Rampras” Ram, and (2) Kyrgios after a bye starting against the winner of American wildcard Jared Donaldson and giant-serving Aussie Sam Groth.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:42 am in Atlanta, Tennis | Comments Off

July 18th, 2016

Isner, Stosur Headline Men’s, Women’s Fields at Washington Citi Open

CITI OPEN Washington, D.C., USA; Surface: hard ADHEREL Men’s Seeds: John Isner, Gael Monfils, Bernard Tomic, Benoit Paire, Steve Johnson, Jack Sock, Alexander Zverev, Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, Viktor Troicki, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Grigor Dimitrov, Ivo Karlovic, Gilles Muller, Marcos Baghdatis, Borna Coric Men’s Floaters: none Men’s Notes: No Top 10ers, but three Top 20 players…The [...]

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

June 18th, 2016

Grass Tennis Preview: Radwanska, WTA Stars in Eastbourne, Not So Much in ATP Nottingham

Four Top 10 seeds and a former Wimbledon champ round out the stout draw…The 16 seeds all receive opening-round byes…Floaters galore, with tough opening matches for…

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

April 16th, 2016

Nishikori, Not Nadal, the New King of Clay in Barcelona?; Bucharest; ATP Previews

Nishikori is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Andujar in the final…”I am happy to be back in Barcelona. I feel good and hope to win my third consecutive title here,” Nishikori said…Nadal won the title in eight of nine years prior to that…

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in Barcelona, Bucharest, Tennis | 21 Comments »

February 26th, 2016

Sam Querrey Comes Back To Deny Taylor Fritz In Acapulco; Dominic Thiem Downs Grigor Dimitrov

Sam Querrey stopped the run of 18-year-old Taylor Fritz in Acapulco.

Posted by Staff @ 1:03 am in Acapulco | 22 Comments »

February 6th, 2016

All Eyes on Rafael Nadal in Buenos Aires: ATP Previews This Week

Last year Nadal broke Ferrer’s three-year hold on the event, beating Monaco in the final…Pulling from the event were Aljaz Bedene, Andreas “Don’t Be A” Haider-Maurer, and Jack Sock…Spaniards have won the singles title for the last seven years…The title-less Nadal is trying to repeat last year when he won his first title of the year in Buenos Aires…Former champs in the field are Nadal (2015), Ferrer (2014-12), Almagro (2011), and Monaco (2007).

Posted by Staff @ 9:59 pm in Tennis | 107 Comments »

January 9th, 2016

Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting

Tough starts for (5) Pliskova vs. Ivanovic, (3) Kvitova vs. Lisicki, and (2) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Stosur-Vinci winner…

Posted by Staff @ 5:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »