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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 8th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Lead Shanghai Masters Field; 2013 Finalist Del Potro Opens Play Mon.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal return to action in Shanghai this week.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 pm in Shanghai | 22 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 »

September 24th, 2017

Thiem, Defending Champ Khachanov at ATP Chengdu; Preview

(1) Thiem could start against Coric and (6) Edmund will start against Tomic…

Posted by Staff @ 10:41 am in Tennis | No Comments »

September 4th, 2017

Del Potro Wins Thriller Over Thiem, Sets Up Federer Showdown At US Open; Nadal Rolls

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are now just one win from a first US Open meeting.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in US Open | 90 Comments »

August 25th, 2017

US Open Men’s Draw: Federer Lands With Nadal, Easy Draw For Murray, But How Healthy Are They?

The big question of the US Open draw was where Roger Federer would land, Rafael Nadal’s quarter or Andy Murray’s? Turns out, if Roger and Rafa are to finally meet at the US Open, it won’t be in the final. It will be the semifinals. Meanwhile, Murray couldn’t have hand picked an easier draw. So [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in US Open | 42 Comments »

August 18th, 2017

Rain Stops Rafa, Dimitrov Dumps Delpo, Isner, Ferrer Advance At Cincinnati

Rain played havoc with the Thursday schedule in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 1:08 am in Cincinnati | 19 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 »

August 8th, 2017

Dominic Thiem: The Younger Gen Can Beat Big 4 Players, But It’s Hard Beating Multiple Big 4s In Events

Dominic Thiem discusses the problem the younger players are having breaking through.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:30 am in Canadian Open | 8 Comments »

August 8th, 2017

Del Potro Beats Isner In Canada, Kyrgios Wins; Sock, Thiem Tuesday

Juan Martin del Potro ended the recent run of John Isner stopping the American’s 8-match win streak with a 7-5, 7-5 win in the Canadian Open first round. “It’s amazing for me,” said del Potro.” I missed this tournament a lot. I couldn’t play the last editions because of my wrist. But now I’m in [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:51 am in Canadian Open | 3 Comments »

August 4th, 2017

Nishikori Stops Del Potro’s DC Streak At 2am; Roanic, Zverev Advance But Thiem, Dimitrov Out

They played until 2am Thursday night in Washington.

Posted by Staff @ 10:08 am in Washington | 2 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

July 8th, 2017

Favorites Federer, Amped Djokovic Advance Into Round of 16 at Wimbledon

“Every time I play against him he’s stronger than the time before,” the Swiss said of his almost mirror-image rival Dimitrov. “I’m ready for a tough one but sure again, another exciting match because he’s a great shotmaker.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

July 6th, 2017

Federer Conquers Nerves; Murray, Nadal Up Friday at Wimbledon

“I struggled early on,” Federer said. “I couldn’t get rid of the nerves.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Thiem Leads This Week at Inaugural Grasscourt ATP Stop in Turkey

Potential tough openers for (6) Troicki vs. Berlocq and (7) Coric vs. Mannarino…

Posted by Staff @ 2:34 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »