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November 17th, 2018

Zverev Upends Federer, Will Face Dominant Djokovic For ATP Finals Title Sunday

Novak Djokovic seeks a 6th ATP Finals title Sunday against Alexander Zverev.

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 pm in ATP Finals | 53 Comments »

November 16th, 2018

Federer v Zverev, Djokovic v Anderson At ATP Finals Saturday

A Federer-Djokovic title match at the ATP Finals ahead?

Posted by Staff @ 7:46 pm in ATP Finals | 61 Comments »

November 15th, 2018

Federer Books Final Four Berth At ATP Finals, Thiem Advances; Last SF Spot At Stake Friday

Roger Federer reached the last four at the ATP Finals for a 15th time.

Posted by Staff @ 8:21 pm in ATP Finals | 14 Comments »

November 14th, 2018

Djokovic Reaches SFs Stage At ATP Finals, Cilic Beats Isner; Federer-Anderson Rematch

Novak Djokovic qualified for the semifinals for an 8th time at the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:25 pm in ATP Finals | 20 Comments »

November 13th, 2018

Federer Back On Course At ATP Finals; Anderson Cruising; Djokovic v Zverev Wed.

Roger Federer has never lost his second match at the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:57 pm in ATP Finals | 50 Comments »

November 12th, 2018

Djokovic Starts Strong In London ATP Finals, Federer Returns Tues. v Thiem

Novak Djokovic won his 50th match of the season on Monday at the ATP Finals in London.

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in ATP Finals | 11 Comments »

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 »

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 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 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 »