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January 7th, 2018

Sock, Del Potro, Shapovalov in the Mix at ATP Auckland; Preview

(2) Del Potro to start against the Shapovalov/qualifier winner…(5) Bautista Agut looking at a 2nd rd. American meeting with either last week’s Brisbane finalist Ryan Harrison or Steve Johnson…Wildcards went to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, New Zealand’s Michael Venus and China’s Wu Yibing…

Posted by Staff @ 12:16 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 6th, 2018

Monfils a Fresh Start to 2018 After ATP Doha Title

“I like this tournament so much,” said Monfils, who benefited from a semifinal walkover win against top seed Dominic Thiem. “I always come back and I finally got it. So I’m just very happy and very proud.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:08 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 5th, 2018

Dimitrov, Kyrgios Set Up Brisbane SF; Frenchmen Monfils, Simon Seek Saturday Titles

The first two ATP titles are up for grabs Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:57 pm in Brisbane, Doha | 6 Comments »

November 12th, 2017

No Chung Change for South Korean who Wins Next Gen ATP Finals

“I was playing much better than him,” the Russian said. “I was dictating the match, and then just because I let my emotion go out and everything changed, because Chung, he was always there. He was always focused. He was always in the match. No matter if something went wrong, he was still fighting.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:53 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Carreno Busta Defends Title This Week at ATP Moscow

(1) Carreno Busta after a bye will meet the winner of the all-Russian battle between Kuznetsov and Medvedev…

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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 4th, 2017

Dimitrov Downs Del Potro, Kyrgios Wins; Nadal, Zverev On Court Thurs. In Beijing

Rafael Nadal returns tomorrow in Beijing.

Posted by Special @ 11:25 pm in beijing | 5 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Thiem, Defending Champ Khachanov at ATP Chengdu; Preview

(1) Thiem could start against Coric and (6) Edmund will start against Tomic…

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 am in Tennis | Comments Off

September 7th, 2017

Del Potro Ruins Federer-Nadal SF Party at US Open

“I think it’s my home court,” Del Potro said of the New York Argentine-heavy crowd. “You make me so happy every time I play here. I love to see the crowd chanting for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 am in US Open | 57 Comments »

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 »

July 23rd, 2017

Russian Teen Rublev Confirms #NextGen Status with ATP Umag Title

Rublev lost in the qualifying draw, then made the main draw as a lucky loser before upending No. 3 seed and defending champ Fabio Fognini in the quarters and then Ivan Dodig to reach his first tour-level final.

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July 9th, 2017

Led By Federer, Nadal And Djokovic, Big 4 Dominate Week One At Wimbledon

Sean Randall recaps week one at Wimbledon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:41 pm in Wimbledon | Comments Off

June 22nd, 2017

Federer Advances In Halle; Russian Youngsters Khachanov, Rublev To Meet In QFs

Roger Federer is just two wins from a ninth Halle title.

Posted by Staff @ 3:34 pm in Halle | 12 Comments »

April 23rd, 2015

Nadal Avenges Almagro Loss, Now Faces Fognini In Barcelona; Lisicki Eats Two Bagels In Stuttgart

Rafael Nadal continues his quest for a 9th Barcelona title.

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 am in Barcelona, Stuttgart | 96 Comments »

April 21st, 2015

Verdasco Stunned By 17-Year-Old Rublev In Barcelona; Nadal Seeks Revenge On Almagro

Another name to remember: Andrey Rublev.

Posted by Staff @ 5:38 pm in Barcelona | 63 Comments »