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May 2nd, 2015

Federer Meets Cuevas In Istanbul Final; Murray Seeks First Career Clay Title In Munich

Roger Federer and Andy Murray seek clay titles Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 2:51 pm in Estoril | 38 Comments »

April 30th, 2015

Murray Wins In Munich Clay Debut, Thiem Crushes Fognini; Federer Friday In Istanbul

Andy Murray looked good in his 2015 clay debut.

Posted by Staff @ 7:27 pm in Clay Season, Estoril | 34 Comments »

April 29th, 2015

Federer Wins 200th Clay Match; Married Murray Returns Thursday In Munich

Roger Federer won his first ever match in Turkey today. It was also his 200th of his career on clay.

Posted by Staff @ 5:41 pm in Clay Season | 13 Comments »

April 28th, 2015

Who’s The French Open Favorite? Roger Federer Says It’s Still Rafael Nadal

For Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal is still the man to beat in Paris.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:39 am in French Open | 118 Comments »

April 27th, 2015

Roger Federer Can’t Believe How Popular He Is In Turkey

Roger Federer arrived in Istanbul on Sunday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 am in Videos | 15 Comments »

April 25th, 2015

ATP Previews: Federer in Turkey?; Munich, Estoril

The first-ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey debuts, with organizers spending for Roger Federer to mark the occasion…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes, but potential tough starts for (7) Youzhny vs. Bellucci, and (5) Haider-Maurer vs. Dodig…Wildcards were awarded to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, Turkey’s Cem Ilkel, and Russian Andrey Rublev.

Posted by Staff @ 4:15 pm in Tennis | 26 Comments »

February 17th, 2015

Roger Federer Adds New ATP Event In Istanbul To His Clay Schedule

Roger Federer confirms he’s playing the Istanbul Open clay event in April.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:36 am in 2015 Season | 54 Comments »

October 22nd, 2012

Azarenka, Serena, Sharapova Battle In Istanbul For No. 1 Ranking, Player Of The Year Honors

The WTA Championships begin Tuesday in Istanbul as the trio of Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams bidding for supremacy.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:38 pm in WTA Championships | 11 Comments »

October 5th, 2012

The Istanbul WTA Championships Are Set, Li Na Completes The Year-End Field

Li Na rounds out the field at the upcoming WTA Championships.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:25 pm in WTA | Comments Off

October 28th, 2011

Opinion: WTA Championships and Year-end Champs Merger a Turkey

Can you picture some ATP board meeting somewhere where executives are pounding their fists on the table screaming, ‘We’ve got to make this merger happen — and fast! It’s not enough that we have Novak, Rafa and Roger, we need Agniez-however-you-spell-it Radwanska and Li Na or Na Li and Petra Kvitova to get more fans in the gate! Our product is not complete until we merge our championships!”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:02 am in Tennis | 46 Comments »

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