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March 4th, 2018

Del Potro Wins Big Man Battle Against Anderson for ATP Acapulco Acclaim

“I think he played really well,” Anderson said of Del Potro. “He’s obviously a tough competitor and a great player. I just needed to do a little bit more today.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:31 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

March 4th, 2018

Fiery Fognini Loses 1st 13 Points Then Wins ATP Sao Paulo Championship

Fognini lost the first 13 points of the contest as Jarry claimed the first set in 22 minutes.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:48 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

February 26th, 2018

Russian Khachanov Drains Pouille in 3-Setter in ATP Marseille Final

“I just need to keep working and keep going,” the 21-year-old Khachanov said afterwards. “I felt I was playing good here from the first day. It’s nice to play on a full court in the final, and I hope to come back next year.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

February 26th, 2018

American Tiafoe Wins 1st Career Title at ATP Delray Beach

“I was not expecting this week, especially with how the year started and everything,” Tiafoe said. “It’s unbelievable. It’s obviously a dream to win your first title. Now I got that off my back so that feels pretty good, so early in my career. It’s an amazing feeling and I just hope I can get many more as I go along.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:29 am in Tennis | 11 Comments »

February 26th, 2018

Schwartzman Beats Verdasco for ATP Rio Title; Next Meeting in Acapulco 1st Round

“Everything was perfect — every match, every set was perfect for me, playing my best tennis,” Schwartzman said afterwards. “I think he was a little bit tired in the [end] of the second set and for me it was important because I was fresh.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:11 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

February 25th, 2018

Cuevas Goes for 4 in a Row at ATP Sao Paulo; Preview

Cuevas, the three-time defending champion, in last year’s final defeated Ramos Vinolas from a set down.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 18th, 2018

Sock v Raonic 1st Round at ATP Delray Beach; Preview

Tough starts for (1) Sock vs. Raonic, (6) Isner vs. last week’s hot New York Open semifinalist Albot, and (2) Del Potro vs. Chardy who he has lost to on hardcourt…

Posted by Staff @ 2:11 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 18th, 2018

Wawrinka Looks to Find Form Again at ATP Marseilles; Preview

It’s anybody’s title this week in Marseille where the spotty Stan Wawrinka heads the field after the late withdrawal of David Goffin.

Posted by Staff @ 1:20 am in Tennis | No Comments »

January 13th, 2018

Medvedev Halts Fairytale Run of Aussie De Minuar in ATP Sydney Final for 1st Title

“I mean, to make it through the qualies, there were so many circumstances,” Medvedev said afterwards. “I wanted to go to Auckland, because my girlfriend had a visa to New Zealand, and not even one guy withdrew from Auckland…now I won here. So just amazing.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:15 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 13th, 2018

Bautista Agut Outlasts Del Potro for ATP Auckland Title

“I gave everything I have on the court this week,” said the 29-year-old Bautista Agut, who won his first Auckland title two years ago. “It was an unbelievable match today. I’ve been fighting a lot on the court…I played two amazing games at the [end] of the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 am in Tennis | 4 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 »

December 29th, 2017

Murray, Dimitrov, WTA 5 of Top 10 Headline ATP/WTA Brisbane; Preview

Muguruza leads five of the Top 10 players on the WTA rankings, in addition to former Slam winners Kvitova and Stosur…Muguruza and Pliskova receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for (1) Muguruza after a bye vs. 2017 breakout player Witthoeft, (7) Sevastova vs. Stosur, (4) Garcia vs. the upset specialist Cornet, (6) Mladenovic vs. the Kvitova/Anett Kontaveit winner, and (5) Konta vs. Keys…

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December 23rd, 2017

Jaq Repeats as 2017 Tennis-X Year-End Top 10 Rankings Contest Picker

It almost seemed as if Jaq used a computer algorithm for his picks as he added with his entry, “If anyone replace each other than it may be Stan Wawrinka with Jack Sock 85% or Nick Kargious 15% [sic].” Or maybe he is a computer! Komputers like to mispell thingz.

Posted by Staff @ 6:15 pm in Tennis | 14 Comments »

November 8th, 2017

ATP NextGen Finals: Great Idea, Poor Execution

The ATP NextGen Finals is a brilliant idea that the WTA should immediately copy next year.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 8th, 2017

Sock, Isner and Co. at Houston; Dimitrov Heads Marrakech; ATP Previews

Interesting starts for (1) Sock against the Haas-Opelka winner, (6) Lopez vs. the former French juniors winner Fratangelo, (4) Johnson vs. the experienced dirt-baller and defending champ Monaco, (5) Verdasco vs. the big-serving South African Anderson, and (8) Bellucci vs. the emerging American Tiafoe

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »