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November 11th, 2018

Federer Goes Down To Nishikori In First Straight Set Round-Robin Loss At ATP Finals; Djokovic Monday

For the first time in his career, Roger Federer didn’t win a set during a round-robin match at the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:28 pm in ATP Finals | 25 Comments »

November 10th, 2018

Federer Opens Play Sunday At ATP Finals; Anderson v Thiem

Roger Federer begins his bid for a 100th career title and 7th ATP Finals crown Sunday in London.

Posted by Staff @ 10:15 pm in ATP Finals | 23 Comments »

November 6th, 2018

ATP Finals Groups: Djokovic, Federer Clear Favorites

The ATP Finals groups were released on Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:38 pm in ATP Finals | 24 Comments »

November 3rd, 2018

Del Potro Officially Out Of The ATP Finals, Nishikori Gets In

Juan Martin del Potro will miss the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:18 pm in ATP Finals | Comments Off on Del Potro Officially Out Of The ATP Finals, Nishikori Gets In

November 2nd, 2018

ATP Finals Field Is Set As Cilic, Thiem Take Last 2 Spots, But Will Nadal, Del Potro Play?

The final 8 is set for now at the ATP Finals, but there could be withdrawals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 pm in ATP Finals | 3 Comments »

November 2nd, 2018

Federer v Djokovic Saturday In Paris SFs; Khachanov Crushes Zverev

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for a 47th time Saturday in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 10:01 pm in Paris | 76 Comments »

November 1st, 2018

Federer Foils Fognini At Paris Masters, Zverev Wins; Djokovic v Cilic Friday

Novak Djokovic has won his last 30 sets.

Posted by Staff @ 7:27 pm in Paris | 33 Comments »

October 31st, 2018

Federer Gets Walkover, Nadal Withdraws In Paris; New No. 1 Djokovic Back Thursday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal didn’t hit a ball on Wednesday in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Paris | 17 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 »

October 28th, 2018

Anderson Wins Vienna, Clinches ATP Finals Spot, Keeps Nishikori Winless Streak Alive

Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson of South Africa defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6(3) to win the biggest title of his career on Sunday at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna, Austria.

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 27th, 2018

Federer Rolls Into Basel Final, Seeks 99th Career Title Against Qualifier Copil

Roger Federer will seek his 99th career ATP title, 9th in Basel Sunday. While Marius Copil bids for a first title.

Posted by Staff @ 6:13 pm in Fall Season | 23 Comments »

October 26th, 2018

Federer Overcomes Simon, Wins 18th Straight In Basel; Thiem Blown Out In Vienna

Roger Federer is into the semifinals at Basel for a 12th straight time.

Posted by Staff @ 7:47 pm in Fall Season | 8 Comments »

October 25th, 2018

Federer Flies Into Basel QFs, Faces Simon Friday; Thiem-Nishikori In Vienna

Roger Federer has won his last 17 matches in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 8:21 pm in Fall Season | 37 Comments »

October 11th, 2018

Federer Needs 3 Again In Shanghai, Faces Nishikori Next; Del Potro Retires, Djokovic v Anderson Friday

Novak Djokovic upped his win streak to 15 straight after reaching the quarterfinals in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 8:05 pm in Shanghai | 8 Comments »

October 10th, 2018

Federer Opens Shanghai Title Defense With 3 Set Win; Del Potro, Zverev Also Winners

Roger Federer opened his Shanghai title defense with a 3-set win over Tokyo champion Daniil Medvedev.

Posted by Staff @ 7:58 pm in Shanghai | 10 Comments »