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May 7th, 2017

Cilic Wins Big Man Battle at Istanbul; Carreno Busta’s Out an ATP Title at Estoril

“I’m on a good track and feeling very well,” said Cilic, who did not drop a set all week. “In these last three or four weeks on clay, it’s never easy, but I’m trying to get better with every match.

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April 29th, 2017

Del Potro, Raonic Feature at 3 ATP Events Next Week; Previews

Two Top 10ers make Istanbul the top event this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Matches to watch for in the 1st rd. include (5) Troicki vs. the big-match Baghdatis, and (8) Darcis vs. Sela to see who can hit their way out of that paper bag…

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February 25th, 2017

Murray, Wawrinka, Federer Headline Dubai; ATP Preview

.(1) Andy Murray starts against Malek Jazari, and (2) Warinka against Damir Dzumhur…Wildcards were awarded to the UAE’s Omar Alawadhi, Bautista Agut and Egypt’s Mohamed Safwat

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 pm in Tennis | 17 Comments »

February 4th, 2017

Dimitrov Doesn’t Diss Sofia; Cilic in Montpellier; ATP Previews

Thiem the only Top 10er, and Dimitrov must have received a chunk as he decided to return to his home-country tournament in 2017 after a perceived diss last year…

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January 14th, 2017

Emotional Muller Wins 1st ATP Title After 15 Years Trying

“Everything that happened tonight was like in a movie,” said Muller, who will move into the Top 30 for the first time. “Rod Laver [presenting the trophy] there, standing on centre court with the trophy, my kids in the stands, can’t ask for more.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:37 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 7th, 2017

Thiem, ‘C’-Level Marquee Players at ATP Sydney, Auckland; Previews

(8) Granollers starts against Hot Sauce, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Fognini, and (6) Muller vs. Dolgopolov…(2) Cuevas looking at a tough encounter with Mahut 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Auckland, Sydney | 11 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

After SF Comebacks, Kei Nishikori And Marin Cilic Will Reprise US Open Final For Basel Title

It’s a US Open rematch in the Basel final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Fall Season | 10 Comments »

October 28th, 2016

Nishikori Knocks Out Del Potro In Basel, Wawrinka Stunned By Elder Zverev

Stan Wawrinka fell to qualifier Mischa Zverev in Basel.

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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…

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October 5th, 2016

Injuries Kick Kei Nishokori And Tomas Berdych Out Of Tokyo

Former champions Kei Nishikori and Tomas Berdych crashed out of Tokyo on Wednesday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 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…

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September 17th, 2016

US Open Champ Wawrinka in Russia, French in Metz; ATP Previews

The St. Petersburg Open in Russia welcomes US Open champion Stan Wawrinka and three of the Top 10, while the Moselle Open in France features Dominic Thiem and a strong French contingent this week on the ATP World Tour

Posted by Staff @ 7:59 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

August 8th, 2016

Del Potro Wins Again In Rio, Tsonga Upset, Djokovic Loses In Doubles; Murray, Nadal Return Tuesday

Juan Martin del Potro backed up his Sunday night shocker over Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Staff @ 9:56 pm in Olympics | 63 Comments »

July 18th, 2016

Isner, Stosur Headline Men’s, Women’s Fields at Washington Citi Open

CITI OPEN Washington, D.C., USA; Surface: hard ADHEREL Men’s Seeds: John Isner, Gael Monfils, Bernard Tomic, Benoit Paire, Steve Johnson, Jack Sock, Alexander Zverev, Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, Viktor Troicki, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Grigor Dimitrov, Ivo Karlovic, Gilles Muller, Marcos Baghdatis, Borna Coric Men’s Floaters: none Men’s Notes: No Top 10ers, but three Top 20 players…The [...]

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July 10th, 2016

Ferrer Leads Bastad; Johnson on Grass at Newport; ATP Previews

Rafael Nadal (currently injured) beat Fognini in last year’s final…Leo Mayer (2014) is the only former champ in the field.

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in ATP, Tennis | Comments Off