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October 23rd, 2017

Goffin, PCB, Querrey, Anderson Continue Bid For ATP Finals Spots

Four players, two spots in the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in ATP Finals | 1 Comment »

October 22nd, 2017

Federer Faces Stiff Home Test at ATP Basel Swiss Indoors; Preview

Three Top 10 players and a former US Open winner make Basel a formidable field for Federer to defend his home turf…

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

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…

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 11th, 2017

Top Seeds Nadal, Federer Advance In Shanghai; Zverev v Del Potro Thurs.

The top seeds advanced Wednesday in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 5:27 pm in Shanghai | 20 Comments »

October 9th, 2017

Goffin, Carreno Busta, Querrey, Anderson Bidding For Two ATP Finals Spots

There will be many first-time players in the London finals this year.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:19 pm in ATP Finals | 2 Comments »

October 8th, 2017

Goffin Takes Tokyo Over Mannarino, Strengthens London Position

David Goffin wins his second straight event in Asia.

Posted by Staff @ 7:06 pm in Tokyo | No Comments »

October 6th, 2017

Nadal v Dimitrov, Zverev v Kyrgios Saturday In Beijing; Cilic The Favorite In Tokyo

In No. 8 Grigor Dimitrov, Rafael Nadal on Saturday faces his first Top 10 player since the French Open!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:58 pm in beijing | 5 Comments »

October 1st, 2017

Cilic, Thiem, Raonic Headline ATP Tokyo; Preview

Interesting starts for (5) Anderson vs. Simon, (3) Raonic vs. Troicki, (6) Querrey vs. Gasquet, (4) Goffin vs. Lopez, (8) Schwartzman vs. Young, and (2) Thiem vs. Johnson…

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

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.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

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…

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 am in Tennis | No Comments »

September 14th, 2017

Kyrgios, Tsonga, Goffin Lead Davis Cup Semifinals This Weekend

The semifinals of the Davis Cup get underway Friday in Europe.

Posted by Staff @ 11:23 pm in Davis Cup | 11 Comments »

August 12th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Headline ATP Cincinnati Field; Preview

Interesting starts for (9) Goffin vs. Kyrgios, (3) Thiem vs. the Fognini-Medvedev winner, (12) Bautista Agut vs. (WC) Donaldson, and (10) Berdych vs. Del Potro…

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 22nd, 2017

50th Anniversary of Swiss Open Features No Federer, Wawrinka; ATP Preview

Apparently no appearance money to attract Swiss legends Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka, so the best local fans get is No. 100-ranked Finn-turned-Swiss Henri Laaksonen…

Posted by Staff @ 4:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

May 15th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Takes Over ATP Rankings Race Lead From Federer, Earns Top 4 Seed At French!

Rafael Nadal has won the most ranking points of anyone in 2017.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:24 am in Rankings | 29 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »