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October 30th, 2016

Cilic Beats Nishikori To Win Basel And Close In On ATP Finals Spot

“Being in the final of a 500 tournament against someone like Kei, who has been playing good tennis during the week, I knew it was going to be important to have energy straight away,” Cilic said. “I was playing well in the first set, with my shotmaking and I was serving smart.

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Fall Season | 18 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

After SF Comebacks, Kei Nishikori And Marin Cilic Will Reprise US Open Final For Basel Title

It’s a US Open rematch in the Basel final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Fall Season | 10 Comments »

November 1st, 2015

Watch Roger Federer Use The SABR To Win A Point Off Rafael Nadal [Video]

Roger Federer’s worked (once) against Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:27 pm in Videos | 9 Comments »

October 31st, 2015

Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal In The Basel Final, Who’s The Pick?

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet for the 34th time – and first in almost two years – tomorrow in the Basel final!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:44 pm in Fall Season, Fedal | 259 Comments »

October 30th, 2015

Rafael Nadal Toughs Out Another Win In Basel, Could Meet Roger Federer In Final Sunday

Rafael Nadal continued to play good tennis this month.

Posted by Staff @ 7:01 pm in Fall Season | 86 Comments »

October 29th, 2015

Roger Federer Needs Three To Reach Basel QFs; Rafael Nadal Challenges Marin Cilic Friday

Roger Federer was a winner Thursday in Basel. Rafael Nadal will face Marin Cilic Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 pm in Fall Season | 160 Comments »

October 28th, 2015

Nadal Denies Dimitrov In Basel, Federer Faces Kohlschreiber Thursday; Ferrer Withdraws From Valencia

Rafael Nadal continued to show that he’s on the way back up.

Posted by Staff @ 7:50 pm in Fall Season | 68 Comments »

October 27th, 2015

Roger Federer Rolls In Basel Opener; Rafael Nadal v Grigor Dimitrov Wednesday

Rafael Nadal collides with Grigor Dimitrov Wednesday in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 pm in Fall Season | 16 Comments »

October 26th, 2015

Rafael Nadal Escapes Lukas Rosol Upset Bid In Basel; Roger Federer Returns Tuesday

Rafael Nadal nearly fell from Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 10:00 pm in Fall Season | 42 Comments »

October 26th, 2015

Roger Federer Returns To Basel For A Sweet 16th Time

Roger Federer is playing Basel for a 16th time.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:04 am in Fall Season | 1 Comment »

October 26th, 2014

Federer, Murray Win Keys Titles to Extend ATP Year-End Drama

“I didn’t expect this kind of result but clearly I’ll take it, it’s great,” Federer said. “It’s indoors tennis, sometimes you just blow a guy out of the court and I’m happy it was me today doing that.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:34 pm in Fall Season | 47 Comments »

October 24th, 2014

Coric Ends Nadal’s Season In Basel, Federer Overwhelms Dimitrov; Ferrer v Murray In Valencia

Rafael Nadal was stunned by a 17-year-old teen today in Basel.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:22 pm in Fall Season | 146 Comments »

October 21st, 2014

Federer Surprised By Shot At No. 1; Murray, Nadal In Action Wednesday

Roger Federer has a god shot at the No. 1 ranking this year.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:20 pm in Fall Season | 67 Comments »

October 21st, 2014

Rafael Nadal Looks Good In Basel Return

Rafael Nadal won his first match with a bad appendix.

Posted by Staff @ 9:49 am in Fall Season | 4 Comments »

October 19th, 2014

ATP London Race (20 Oct 14): Murray Moves Ahead; Federer Looks To Close No. 1 Gap In Basel

The ATP London and the No. 1 races both heat up this week.

Posted by Staff @ 9:24 pm in ATP Finals, Fall Season, Year-End No. 1 | 67 Comments »