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July 22nd, 2018

Clay Breakout Player Cecchinato Wins ATP Umag

“I think it’s the best moment of my life,” Cecchinato said. “This year I’ve won two titles, I made the semifinals at Roland Garros. I feel good, because tomorrow I’ll be No. 22 in the ATP Rankings. I’m very happy, because I’m playing very, very well…I’m working very hard because I think, especially my backhand and also the drop shot, is good for me. Every time I played a good forehand, I won the point with a drop shot, so it’s good for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

July 5th, 2018

Cilic Crashes Out At Wimbledon, Nadal, Djokovic Roll, Zverev In Trouble; Federer Friday

Guido Pella knocked Marin Cilic out of Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 5:57 pm in Wimbledon | 48 Comments »

May 31st, 2018

Nadal, Del Potro Dominate At French Open, Shapovalov Upset; Monfils v Goffin Fri.

Rafael Nadal has now won 11 straight matches at the French Open, 23 sets.

Posted by Staff @ 4:47 pm in French Open | 68 Comments »

February 25th, 2018

Cuevas Goes for 4 in a Row at ATP Sao Paulo; Preview

Cuevas, the three-time defending champion, in last year’s final defeated Ramos Vinolas from a set down.

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May 7th, 2017

Zverev Wins 1st German Title, 1st Clay Title at ATP Munich

Only Roger Federer (3) has more titles this year as Zverev is now tied at two with Grigor Dimitrov, Rafael Nadal, Jack Sock, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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July 18th, 2016

ATP Previews: Thiem Machine in Kitzbuhel; Umag; Gstaad

.(1) Cuevas could have a difficult start against G-Lo, and (6) Carreno Busta “Rhymes” starts against the veteran Seppi…

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June 18th, 2016

Grass Tennis Preview: Radwanska, WTA Stars in Eastbourne, Not So Much in ATP Nottingham

Four Top 10 seeds and a former Wimbledon champ round out the stout draw…The 16 seeds all receive opening-round byes…Floaters galore, with tough opening matches for…

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

April 16th, 2016

Nishikori, Not Nadal, the New King of Clay in Barcelona?; Bucharest; ATP Previews

Nishikori is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Andujar in the final…”I am happy to be back in Barcelona. I feel good and hope to win my third consecutive title here,” Nishikori said…Nadal won the title in eight of nine years prior to that…

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in Barcelona, Bucharest, Tennis | 21 Comments »

February 21st, 2016

Rafael Nadal Rocked Out Of Rio; Juan Martin Del Potro’s Comeback Stopped Short In Delray

Four semifinal matches on Saturday in Delray and Rio and four upsets as favorites Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro both lost.

Posted by Staff @ 1:17 am in Rio | 63 Comments »

February 20th, 2016

Nadal Gets Walkover In Rio, Thiem Tames Ferrer; Del Potro Wins In Delray; Berdych v Kyrgios In Marseille

Rafael Nadal had an easy day in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 26 Comments »