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November 15th, 2016

Djokovic Edges Raonic To Reach SFs, Thiem Wins At ATP Finals; Murray Returns Wed.

Thiem continued his breakout year by beating Gael Monfils 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 to improve to 1-1 in round robin play, eliminating the Frenchman’s hopes of reaching the semifinals as he dropped to 0-2 in round robin play.

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in ATP Finals | 143 Comments »

November 12th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Or Andy Murray, Who’ll Win The Battle For No. 1 In London? ATP Finals Preview

Sean Randall previews the ATP Finals in London which begins on Sunday. Who’ll finish No. 1 and take home the final title of the 2016 season?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:39 pm in ATP Finals | 66 Comments »

November 7th, 2016

ATP Finals Groups: Novak Djokovic = Easy, Andy Murray = Not So Easy

The ATP Finals groupings were released today, and Novak Djokovic has to be pleased.

Posted by Staff @ 10:59 am in ATP Finals | 100 Comments »

October 15th, 2016

Monfils, Goffin, Kvitova Headline Stockholm, Antwerp, Luxembourg This Week

No Top 10ers but an interesting field between the multi-Slam winner Kvitova, the French Open champ Schiavone, the former No. 1 Wozniacki, the former brand-wannabee Bouchard, and the breakout player Siegemund…

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Iron Man Kyrgios Grinds Down Goffin for ATP Tokyo Title

“It was tough, we had a lot of long rallies,” said the 21 year old, who saved 11 of the 12 break points against him. “I thought the way I returned today got me a lot of opportunities. It was a high-quality match, but I got lucky at times as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 8th, 2016

Kyrgios Handles Monfils, Faces Goffin For Tokyo Title

Nick Kyrgios will bid for his third title of 2016.

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 pm in Tokyo | 6 Comments »

October 7th, 2016

Monfils Edges Karlovic To Reach Tokyo SFs, Will Face Kyrgios; Cilic To Meet Goffin

In what should be a highly entertaining match, Gael Monfils will clash with Nick Kyrgios for the first time at an ATP event.

Posted by Staff @ 10:18 am in Tokyo | 4 Comments »

October 6th, 2016

Monfils Beats Simon, Kyrgios Gets Walkover In Tokyo; 5 Of Top 8 Seeds Make QFs

Gael Monfils and Nick Kyrgios advanced to the Tokyo quarterfinals on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 3:35 pm in Tokyo | 1 Comment »

October 1st, 2016

Nishikori, 3 of Top 10, Cilic, Kyrgios at ATP Tokyo; Preview

The field features three of the Top 10, in addition to US Open winner Marin Cilic and the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios…Tough start for (1) Nishikori against Almagro, who beat him a few years ago in Tokyo…

Posted by Staff @ 2:46 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 10th, 2016

Djokovic Solves Monfils Riddle In US Open Semifinals; Wawrinka Powers Past Nishikori

It will be Novak Djokovic against Stan Wawrinka in the US Open finals on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:11 am in US Open | 26 Comments »

September 9th, 2016

Gael Monfils: Djokovic Is Too Good For Me, So I Had To Switch Strategy And That Doesn’t Make Me Unprofessional

Gael Monfils explains his unusual strategy.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in US Open | 46 Comments »

September 9th, 2016

Novak Djokovic v Gael Monfils, Stan Wawrinka v Kei Nishikori; US Open SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randalls breaks down the men’s semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:37 am in US Open | 71 Comments »

September 6th, 2016

Djokovic Gets Another Retirement At US Open, Will Face Monfils In US Open Semifinals

Only five sets were played on the first day of the quarterfinals at the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:48 pm in US Open | 47 Comments »

September 6th, 2016

Why Did Gael Monfils Stop To Tie His Shoe During A Point? [Video]

Gael Monfils is back to being Gael Monfils again.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:05 pm in Videos | Comments Off