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October 29th, 2018

With Eye On No. 1, Novak Djokovic Opens Play Tuesday In Paris

After ranking 22 in June, next Monday Novak Djokovic could be No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 pm in No. 1 ranking, Paris | 8 Comments »

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 »

September 21st, 2018

Federer, Djokovic Lead Heavily Favored European Team Laver Cup This Weekend

The second Laver Cup exo gets underway today in Chicago. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will team in doubles.

Posted by Staff @ 11:03 am in Laver Cup | 39 Comments »

September 14th, 2018

Davis Cup SF: Nadal-Less Spaniard Travel To France; Croatians Cilic, Coric Host USA

Will this be the last tradition Davis Cup semifinal round?

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 am in Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

August 28th, 2018

Djokovic Survives Heat, Fucsovics At US Open, Federer Happy; Murray v Verdasco Wed

The US Open was hot on Tuesday, and will stay hot on Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in US Open | 49 Comments »

August 23rd, 2018

Men’s US Open Preview: Djokovic Lands In Federer Quarter In Draw, Nadal Looks Good

Sean Randall preview the men’s US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:56 pm in US Open | 49 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 »

July 22nd, 2018

Isner Goes for 5th ATP Atlanta Open Title as US Open Series Begins; Preview

Interesting starts include (1) Isner vs. the rising Aussie Minaur, (7) M.Zverev vs. the hot-handed Smyczek, (4) Ebden vs. Karlovic, and the Newport finalist Ramanathan vs. Taylor Fritz, winner to meet (3) Chung…

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 pm in Tennis | 91 Comments »

May 6th, 2018

Sousa Ends 29-Year Portugal Drought at ATP Estoril Open

The 29-year-old Sousa collapsed to the court on match point, tears streaming down his face. During the week he survived two three-setters and saved two match points in the second round against countryman Pedro Sousa.

Posted by Staff @ 3:00 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 23rd, 2018

Djokovic, Del Potro Open Play Friday In Miami; Shapovalov Avoids Choke

Seeds including Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro begin play Friday in Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Miami | 32 Comments »

February 26th, 2018

American Tiafoe Wins 1st Career Title at ATP Delray Beach

“I was not expecting this week, especially with how the year started and everything,” Tiafoe said. “It’s unbelievable. It’s obviously a dream to win your first title. Now I got that off my back so that feels pretty good, so early in my career. It’s an amazing feeling and I just hope I can get many more as I go along.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:29 am in Tennis | 11 Comments »

February 24th, 2018

Shapovalov Beats Fritz, Tiafoe-Chung Suspended In Delray; Thiem Tamed In Rio

Youngsters Frances Tiafoe, Denis Shapovalov and Karen Khachanov are all in semifinal play Saturday on the ATP tour.

Posted by Staff @ 1:07 am in Marseille | 13 Comments »

October 24th, 2017

Federer Dominates Tiafoe In Basel, Del Potro Wed.; Thiem Wins In Vienna

Unlike the US Open, Roger Federer had no issues today with Frances Tiafoe.

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 pm in Fall Season | 17 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Rolls Past Gasquet; Tired Zverev Ousted By Tiafoe; Dimitrov-Delpo Thurs

Alexander Zverev is happy to get some rest.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Cincinnati | 19 Comments »

July 30th, 2017

Berdych, Querrey Headline 2nd-year ATP Event in Los Cabos, Mexico

(8) Tiafoe starts against Kokkinakis in a battle of up-and-comers…

Posted by Staff @ 3:28 pm in Tennis | Comments Off