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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 »

October 10th, 2018

AT The ATP Milan Event, Towels Will Kept On A Rack, Not With Ballboys (Top Players Not Impressed)

Players react to towels placed on racks instead of with ball kids in Milan.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:32 am in ATP | 16 Comments »

October 9th, 2018

Djokovic Wins, Cilic Out; Defending Camp Federer v Medvedev Wed.

Novak Djokovic improved to 12-0 against Jeremy Chardy.

Posted by Staff @ 2:45 pm in Shanghai | 19 Comments »

October 7th, 2018

Federer, Djokovic, Del Potro Lead Shanghai Field; Wawrinka-Coric Monday

The Big 4 have won the last 8 Shanghai Masters titles.

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 pm in Shanghai | 2 Comments »

October 7th, 2018

Medvedev Stuns Home Favorite Nishikori In Tokyo Final

Daniil Medvedev has now won his last three ATP Finals, Kei Nishikori has lost his last eight.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 pm in Tokyo | No Comments »

October 5th, 2018

Gasquet Ousts Anderson In Tokyo; Shapovalov Saves Match Point, Bids For First ATP Final

An all-Canadian semifinal won’t happen in Tokyo.

Posted by Staff @ 6:31 pm in Tokyo | No Comments »

September 29th, 2018

Cilic Leads, but Unseeded Kyrgios, Wawrinka Add Sriracha to Japan Open Field; Preview

A mine field of unseeded floaters as (7) Chung starts against Shapovalov (winner to meet the Wawrinka-Taylor Fritz winner), Simon vs. De Minaur with the winner to meet (3) Tsitsipas, and (8) Gasquet vs. Kyrgios 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

Rising youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and former champ Lucas Pouille will contend, along with a few unseeded floaters giving the seeds some early challenges.

Posted by Staff @ 2:40 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 7th, 2018

Nadal Retires Due To Knee Putting Del Potro Into US Open Final Against Djokovic

The US Open final is set, it’s Novak Djokovic against Juan Martin del Potro.

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 pm in US Open | 44 Comments »

September 7th, 2018

Nadal v Del Potro, Djokovic v Nishikori; US Open SFs Picks And Pans

Sean Randall breaks down the US Open men’s semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:42 pm in US Open | 124 Comments »

September 6th, 2018

Nishikori Gets Revenge On Cilic At US Open, Will Face Djokovic In Friday SF

The semifinals are set at the US Open with all four having previously made the finals, three winning the title.

Posted by Staff @ 12:30 am in US Open | 34 Comments »

September 5th, 2018

Nadal Overcomes Epic Thiem Test, Del Potro Next At US Open; Cilic v Nishikori Wed.

Who’ll join Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open semifinals?

Posted by Staff @ 2:24 am in US Open | 98 Comments »