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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

Del Potro Rolls Into Beijing SFs, Will Face Fognini In Los Cabos Rematch

Juan Martin del Potro is out for revenge on Fabio Fognini for a loss in the Los Cabos final.

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in beijing | No Comments »

September 30th, 2018

Tomic Back from the Dead, Reality Shows with ATP Chengdu Title

“I should have lost five times,” said Tomic, who was down 3-6 in the final-set tiebreak. “In the second round in qualifying to Gerasimov, I was down 0-40 at 4-4 in the third set and I somehow got through that match; against Klahn in the first round I was down 7-6, 3-1 and in the second round I was down a match point as well against Harris. It’s been a rollercoaster, but I played more aggressive in the quarterfinals and semifinals. I don’t know how many match points I saved today.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 29th, 2018

Halep Leads All-In China Open Women’s Field, Del Potro Heads Men; Preview

Interesting starts for (17) Keys vs. American countrywoman (LL) Pera, the struggling (9) Stephens vs. Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Kerber vs. the unpredictable Mladenovic, (10) Goerges vs. Konta, (7) Pliskova vs. (WC) Stosur, (12) Ostapenko vs. Rybarikova, (14) Muguruza vs. Makarova, and (2) Wozniacki vs. Bencic…

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Tennis | No 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 »

August 5th, 2018

Fognini Upsets Del Potro for 3rd 2018 Title at ATP Los Cabos

“It’s something strange because, of course, at the beginning of the week if you told me that we would be talking about titles…I am really happy, happy about this week, about my game. Of course it means a lot for me,” Fognini said after capturing his third title of 2018.

Posted by Staff @ 9:22 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

August 4th, 2018

Zverev Bests Nishikori Against In Rainy Washington, Murray WDs; Del Potro v Fognini In Los Cabos Final

Alexander Zverev looks in form to defend his Washington title.

Posted by Staff @ 10:47 am in Washington | 11 Comments »

July 22nd, 2018

Fognini Still Dominant on Clay with ATP Bastad Title

Fabio Fognini is ramping it up on clay before the US hardcourt season begins in earnest.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 22nd, 2018

Hot-Handed Fognini to Defend, Face Last Year’s Finalist in Opener at ATP Gstaad

Fognin is the defending champion, in last year’s final defeating surprise German finalist Yannick Hanfmann; Hanfmann qualified and could meet Fognini in his opener.

Posted by Staff @ 11:32 am in Tennis | Comments Off

July 16th, 2018

Ferrer Defends, Schwartzman Leads at ATP Bastad; Preview

Wildcards went to Spain’s Jaume Munar, Norway’s Casper Ruud and Sweden’s Mikael Ymer…

Posted by Staff @ 12:12 am in Tennis | 2 Comments »

June 4th, 2018

Nadal Wins Again At French, Del Potro Downs Isner; Zverev v Thiem In QF

The fourth round began at the French Open Monday in Paris. Two matches went straight sets, two went the distance. Rafael Nadal upped his win streak to 13 and 38 straight sets after easing past 22-year-old Maximilian Marterer 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4). The German Marterer actually pushed Nadal early gain a quick break. And then again [...]

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in French Open | 140 Comments »

May 14th, 2018

Djokovic Downs Dolgopolov In Rome; Berdych v Shapovalov Tues.

Novak Djokovic got back on track Monday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 pm in Rome | 10 Comments »

May 12th, 2018

Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid…

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 28th, 2018

Zverev Defending Champion Next Week at ATP Munich; Preview

Potential tough starts for the oft-injured (7) Monfils vs. the riser Basic, and (6) Kohlschreiber vs. Karlovic…

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