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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 5th, 2018

Gasquet Ousts Anderson In Tokyo; Shapovalov Saves Match Point, Bids For First ATP Final

An all-Canadian semifinal won’t happen in Tokyo.

Posted by Staff @ 6:31 pm in Tokyo | No Comments »

October 3rd, 2018

Del Potro Advanced, Dimitrov Dumped In Beijing; Shapovalov Upsets Wawrinka In Tokyo

Events in Asia are taking shape.

Posted by Staff @ 9:21 pm in Asia, beijing, Tokyo | 37 Comments »

September 29th, 2018

Cilic Leads, but Unseeded Kyrgios, Wawrinka Add Sriracha to Japan Open Field; Preview

A mine field of unseeded floaters as (7) Chung starts against Shapovalov (winner to meet the Wawrinka-Taylor Fritz winner), Simon vs. De Minaur with the winner to meet (3) Tsitsipas, and (8) Gasquet vs. Kyrgios 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Thiem Headlines, Wawrinka Spices-Up St. Pete Open; ATP Preview

Stan Wawrinka takes a wildcard into St. Pete where as an unseeded player he is looking at a meeting with No. 4 Karen Khachanov in the second round.

Posted by Staff @ 3:02 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 1st, 2018

Nadal, Anderson Win US Open Thrillers; Federer v Kyrgios On Super Saturday

Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson had to work hard Friday to stay in the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in US Open | 60 Comments »

August 28th, 2018

Former US Open Champs Nadal, Delpo, Murray, Wawrinka Day 1 Winners; Federer, Djokovic Tues.

Three guys played their final match at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:34 am in US Open | 65 Comments »

August 24th, 2018

Monday US Open Schedule: Nadal, Serena, Venus, Wawrinka v Dimitrov Headline

A whole bunch of former champions will be in action on day one at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:21 pm in US Open | 45 Comments »

August 16th, 2018

Djokovic Overcomes Slow Start In Rainy Cincy, Zverev Stays Winless; Federer Returns Thurs

Rains returned to Cincinnati Wednesday, and more is expected on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:09 am in Cincinnati | 28 Comments »

August 15th, 2018

Federer Wins In Summer Debut; Djokovic, Delpo, Wawrinka v Nishikori Wed.

Roger Federer’s win streak at Cincinnati climbs to 11.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Cincinnati | 25 Comments »

August 13th, 2018

Djokovic, Wawrinka Monday Winners In Cincinnati, Murray Out; Federer Set For Summer Debut

Seven-time champion Roger Federer makes his summer debut Tuesday at Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Cincinnati | 16 Comments »

August 10th, 2018

Tsitsipas Sinks Djokovic In Toronto; Nadal, Zverev Advance

Novak Djokovic suffered just his second early exit from Canada in his career losing to teen Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Canadian Open | 77 Comments »

August 9th, 2018

Nadal Wins In Toronto, Wawrinka Next; Auger-Aliassime Can’t Close Out Medvedev

Rafael Nadal returned to hard courts Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 2:06 am in Canadian Open | 35 Comments »

August 8th, 2018

Djokovic Advances In Toronto, Young Canadians Impress; Nadal, Del Potro Today

Rafael Nadal returns to the hard courts today in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 9:49 am in Canadian Open | 4 Comments »

August 6th, 2018

Djokovic v Chung, Wawrinka v Kyrgios Tuesday At Toronto Masters

Big names take the court Tuesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 11:18 pm in Canadian Open | 17 Comments »