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November 18th, 2016

Murray v Raonic, Djokovic v Nishikori In Chase For No. 1; ATP Finals SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall picks the semifinal round at the ATP Finals in London. Will it be a winner-take-all Sunday final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:17 pm in ATP Finals | 113 Comments »

November 18th, 2016

Murray Tops Wawrinka At ATP Finals To Qualify For SFs And Keep No. 1 Hopes Alive

Andy Murray returns to the semifinal at the ATP Finals in London with an emphatic 6-4, 6-2 win over Stan Wawrinka Friday. And Kei Nishikori secured the second spot.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:29 pm in ATP Finals | 12 Comments »

November 17th, 2016

Raonic Reaches SFs At ATP Finals, Djokovic Back In No. 1 Lead; Murray v Wawrinka Friday

Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka battle Friday at the ATP Finals for a spot in the London semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:16 pm in ATP Finals | 36 Comments »

November 17th, 2016

Murray Outlasts Nishikori At ATP Finals, Wawrinka Stays Alive; Raonic-Thiem For Second Place Thursday

Who’ll join Novak Djokovic in the semifinals Saturday? We’ll add one more name.

Posted by Staff @ 12:22 am in ATP Finals | 46 Comments »

November 14th, 2016

Murray Wins in 1st Small Step Toward Year-end No. 1 at ATP World Tour Finals; Djokovic-Raonic Tues

“It was a really, really good atmosphere tonight,” said Murray. “After a long few months, it’s nice to know that I’m going to be finishing the year playing in that sort of atmosphere. It helps you get up for the matches a bit more, as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:18 pm in ATP Finals | 25 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 »

November 3rd, 2016

Djokovic Denies Dimitrov, Murray Dominates Pouille In Paris; Tsonga v Raonic Friday

The battle

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Paris | 171 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Cilic Beats Nishikori To Win Basel And Close In On ATP Finals Spot

“Being in the final of a 500 tournament against someone like Kei, who has been playing good tennis during the week, I knew it was going to be important to have energy straight away,” Cilic said. “I was playing well in the first set, with my shotmaking and I was serving smart.

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Fall Season | 18 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 29th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Clash on Horizon Next Week at ATP Paris Masters

World No. 1 Djokovic starts against either Nicolas Almagro or Gilles Muller, then likely facing No. 14 Dimitrov…No. 2 Murray will start against either Fernando Verdasco or a qualifier, then likely No. 13 Lucas Pouille…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in ATP, Paris, Tennis | 9 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.

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 pm in Fall Season | Comments Off

October 27th, 2016

Wawrinka Reaches Basel QFs; Del Potro v Nishikori Friday

Three former US Open champions are in action Friday in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:10 pm in Fall Season | Comments Off

October 26th, 2016

Wawrinka A 3-Set Winner In Basel, Raonic, Dimitrov Upset; Del Potro, Nishikori Wednesday

Stan Wawrinka ending a 4-match first round losing streak in Basel Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 am in Fall Season | 1 Comment »

October 22nd, 2016

Wawrinka Leads, Year-end Hopefuls Gather Next Week at Basel Swiss Indoors

Homegrown champ Stan Wawrinka is the top seed, and players Marin Cilic and David Goffin are looking to use Basel to boost their qualifying chances for the year-end championships at the Swiss Indoors next week.

Posted by Staff @ 3:22 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »