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February 19th, 2017

Tsonga Lets Hair Down, Power Game Out to Beat Goffin for ATP Rotterdam Title

The effort ended a two-year title drought for Tsonga. In the third set the Frenchman ran to a 5-0 lead before closing out the championship effort. He was also a Rotterdam finalist in 2011, losing to Robin Soderling in the final.

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February 18th, 2017

Goffin Finally Stops Dimitrov, Thiem Upset In Rotterdam; Tsonga v Berdych Saturday

The Top 2 seeds fell Friday in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Rotterdam | 3 Comments »

February 16th, 2017

Cilic, Thiem Lead Rotterdam Winners Thursday; Dimitrov Now 16-1 On Season

The Top 6 seeds all made the quarterfinals in Rotterdam.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Rotterdam | 1 Comment »

February 13th, 2017

Dimitrov, Zverev, Estrella Burgos ATP Weekend Winners

“It’s great to win singles and doubles,” the younger Zverev said. “I’m very happy the way we played. We only dropped one set in the tournament. I think it was a very successful tournament for the Zverevs.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in Tennis | 120 Comments »

February 11th, 2017

Top-seeded Thiem vs. Zverev in Opening Round at Strong ATP Rotterdam; Preview

Tops 10ers Cilic and Thiem lead the field…The match of the tournament could be the first-round blockbuster (2) Thiem vs. the young riser Alexander Zverev…Other openers of the interest include (1) Cilic coming off an early loss last week vs. the mercurial Paire, (4) Berdych after opening against a qualifier vs. the Gasquet-Troicki winner, (8) Pouille vs. the veteran Kohlschreiber, and (5) Dimitrov challenged by the older net-rushing Zverev…

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February 11th, 2017

Zverev Takes Down Tsonga In France, Will Face Gasquet In Final; Dimitrov Surges In Sofia

Alexander Zverev will bid for a second career ATP title Sunday in Montpellier.

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February 4th, 2017

Dimitrov Doesn’t Diss Sofia; Cilic in Montpellier; ATP Previews

Thiem the only Top 10er, and Dimitrov must have received a chunk as he decided to return to his home-country tournament in 2017 after a perceived diss last year…

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January 25th, 2017

Nadal Steamrolls Raonic to Set Up Dimitrov Semi at Australian Open

“He beat me two weeks ago in Brisbane, so I decided to go more inside the court on the return,” Nadal said. “I knew there were going to be tough moments in the match, he has one of the top two serves on the tour and he’s able to play so aggressive on the return.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:28 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 50 Comments »

January 23rd, 2017

Nadal Toughs Out Win; Lower Seeds Advance at Australian Open

“[Raonic] beat me a couple weeks ago,” Nadal said. “He’s a player with an amazing serve.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 51 Comments »

January 1st, 2017

Murray, Djokovic Begin Battle at Doha; Cilic Headlines Chennai

In last year’s final Djokovic allotted Rafael Nadal only three games…Former champs in the field are Djokovic (2016), Tsonga (2012), and Murray (2009-08).

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November 10th, 2016

David Goffin, Roberto Bautista Agut Named ATP Finals Alternates

Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga said no to being an alternate at the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 2:17 pm in ATP Finals | 34 Comments »

November 3rd, 2016

Djokovic Strong in ATP Paris Opener; All-Star Line-Up on Thursday

“Not an easy opponent because he serves and volleys, and I found the conditions quite quick,” the three-time defending champ Djokovic said of Muller. “I think I managed to find the right rhythm, right pace from the very beginning…I was quite pleased with my serve. I think I got a lot of free points there. It was quite a good performance.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 am in Tennis | 48 Comments »

October 29th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Clash on Horizon Next Week at ATP Paris Masters

World No. 1 Djokovic starts against either Nicolas Almagro or Gilles Muller, then likely facing No. 14 Dimitrov…No. 2 Murray will start against either Fernando Verdasco or a qualifier, then likely No. 13 Lucas Pouille…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in ATP, Paris, Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 26th, 2016

Del Potro Wins Basel Opener, Faces Goffin; 3 US Open Champions In Action Thursday

Juan Martin Del Potro will face David Goffin Thursday in Basel. The Belgian just beat Delpo in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Fall Season | 56 Comments »

October 23rd, 2016

Gasquet Wins Title, Goffin Rues Chances at ATP Antwerp

“It was a tough match, especially in the first set when I was leading 5-4, 40-love on my serve [and lost serve],” said Gasquet.

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