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September 22nd, 2017

Laver Cup Opens Play Friday With Zverev v Shapovalov; Nadal In Doubles

The Laver Cup exo opens play on Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 am in Laver Cup | 61 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Federer Better, Rafa Rallies At US Open; Shapovalov Sunday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are getting closer to a semifinal showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 1:14 am in US Open | 30 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Cilic, Isner Upsets Add to US Open Chaos; Federer, Nadal Up Saturday

“He won the first set. He was playing good tennis,” Shapovalov said. “He was playing me the right way. Yeah, I picked it up in the second. Stayed calm after the first. I knew I would have my chances. I converted in the second set when I had the chance. So I was happy with that — it’s unfortunate what happened.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis, US Open | 285 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Third Round US Open Thoughts; Federer, Nadal And What The Heck Is Going On!

What is going on at the US Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:35 pm in US Open | 27 Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Denis Shapovalov: I Grew Up Wanting To Play A Night Match On Ashe, It Was Fun!

Denis Shapovalov continues to make a case he’s going to be a great player.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:47 pm in US Open | No Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Zverev Shocked, Shapovalov Upset Run Continues at US Open; Federer, Nadal Return Thurs.

“I just played very, very bad in the second and third set,” Zverev said.

Posted by Staff @ 1:06 am in US Open | 156 Comments »

August 14th, 2017

7 Things I Think I Thought About Zverev’s Montreal Title, Federer’s Withdrawal From Cincy And No. 1

A Canadian Open recap and look aheads to Cincy and the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:56 pm in Canadian Open, Cincinnati, US Open, Year-End No. 1 | 34 Comments »

August 13th, 2017

Zverev Ends Shapovalov’s Dream Canadian Open, Will Meet Federer in Sunday Final

It’s Roger Federer against Alexander Zverev in the Canadian Open final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:36 am in Canadian Open | 94 Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Federer Reigns, But Canadian Wildcard Shapovalov Looms at ATP Montreal

“I think it pays off playing aggressive here in Montreal,” Federer said. “Plus I feel comfortable at the net so why not spend some time up there instead of slugging it out from the baseline?”

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Tennis | 68 Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: Losing To Shapovalov Was The Worst Loss Of The Year For Me

Rafael Nadal lost his second straight match to a lefty.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:43 pm in Canadian Open | 5 Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Nadal Shocked By Shapovalov In Montreal; Federer Wins 17th Straight v Ferrer

Rafael Nadal lost to an 18-year-old at the Canadian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 2:00 am in Canadian Open | 23 Comments »

August 9th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Open Play Wednesday In Montreal; Thiem Tamed By Schwartzman

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal open play Wednesday in Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Canadian Open | 47 Comments »

February 5th, 2017

Denis Shapovalov Hits Chair Umpire In Face With Ball, Gets Disqualified [Video]

A tough ending for the Canadian youngster.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:55 pm in Davis Cup, Videos | 26 Comments »

July 26th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Opens Play Wednesday In Toronto; Wawrinka, Berdych, Monfils Tuesday Winners

Novak Djokovic will try to get back on the winning track Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 pm in Canadian Open | 26 Comments »

July 26th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Double Faults Out Of Canadian Open To Teen Denis Shapovalov; Stan Wawrinka Tuesday

Just 17, Canadian Denis Shapovalov announced himself as one of the future stars of the game ousting Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Canadian Open | Comments Off