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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 14th, 2018

Unstoppable Djokovic Wins Shanghai, Eyes Year-End No. 1 Ranking

Djokovic through the first half of the year didn’t reach a semifinal until Rome in May, and lost first round in Indian Wells and Miami, and prior to the quarterfinals at Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid. After breaking through for his first title of the year at Wimbledon, the Serb hasn’t looked back, and is now in the race to dethrone Rafael Nadal for the year-end No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:40 pm in Shanghai | 40 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 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 »

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 2nd, 2018

Del Potro Dominant, Nadal Wins At US Open; Federer, Djokovic One Win Away

Juan Martin del Potro is back in the US Open quarterfinals for a third straight year.

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in US Open | 124 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

July 22nd, 2018

Hot-Handed Fognini to Defend, Face Last Year’s Finalist in Opener at ATP Gstaad

Fognin is the defending champion, in last year’s final defeating surprise German finalist Yannick Hanfmann; Hanfmann qualified and could meet Fognini in his opener.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in Tennis | Comments Off

June 24th, 2018

Federer Loses to Unheralded Coric in ATP Halle Final

“I’m definitely going to leave with my head high, thinking it’s been a good run in Stuttgart and Halle,” said Federer, who was 2-0 against Coric entering the final, and will drop to No. 2 in the ATP rankings behind Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 6:12 pm in Tennis | 30 Comments »

June 22nd, 2018

Federer Wins 19th Straight On Grass At Halle; Coric Into First Grass SF

Roger Federer is the big favorite to win another Halle title this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 8:03 pm in Halle | 1 Comment »

June 19th, 2018

Federer Cruises In Halle Opener For 17th Straight Grass Win; Coric Upsets Zverev

Roger Federer keeps winning.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 pm in Halle | 2 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid…

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 19th, 2018

Djokovic Sets Thiem Showdown Thursday In Monte Carlo; Nadal Rolls In Clay Opener

The favorites were straight set winners Wednesday in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 12:52 am in Monte Carlo | 62 Comments »

April 17th, 2018

Nadal Opens Clay Season Wed. In Monte Carlo; Djokovic v Coric

It’s Rafa time!

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 pm in Monte Carlo | 83 Comments »