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March 16th, 2018

Federer Pulls Away From Chung At Indian Wells, Keeps #1 Ranking; Del Potro Today

Roger Federer kept his record perfect on the year getting past a Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-1 to advance to his 10th Indian Wells semifinal. In a rematch of their Australian Open semifinal in which Chung withdrew in the second, Federer came out quickly jumping out to a 3-0 lead. But Chung, now healthy, found the [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Indian Wells | 37 Comments »

March 15th, 2018

Federer v Chung As QFs Begin At Indian Wells; Del Po, Raonic Play Friday

The quarterfinals are set at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 am in Indian Wells | 18 Comments »

March 4th, 2018

Del Potro Wins Big Man Battle Against Anderson for ATP Acapulco Acclaim

“I think he played really well,” Anderson said of Del Potro. “He’s obviously a tough competitor and a great player. I just needed to do a little bit more today.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:31 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

March 2nd, 2018

Del Potro Stays Perfect Against Thiem, Meets Zverev In Acapulco SFs

Dominic Thiem double faulted down match point again to Juan Martin del Potro.

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 am in Acapulco | 42 Comments »

February 24th, 2018

Nadal, Stephens Headline Fields at Joint Acapulco; Previews

Potential tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. his free-swinging Spanish countryman F-Lo (winner to possibly meet (WC) Thanasi Kokkinakis), (4) Sock 2nd rd. vs. the Aussie Open semifinalist Chung, (6) Del Potro vs. the elder net-rushing Zverev, (3) Thiem 2nd rd. vs. the Nishikori-Shapovalov winner, and (8) Isner vs. his countryman Harrison…

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

February 19th, 2018

Anderson Outserves Querrey for ATP New York Open TItle

“Tennis is a tough sport,” Anderson said afterwards. “You play three, four, five matches sometimes to get to the final and if it doesn’t go your way, it’s pretty tough to deal with even though you’ve had a great week. I’ve been to quite a few finals. It really means a lot to me to get through today.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 49 Comments »

February 18th, 2018

Sock v Raonic 1st Round at ATP Delray Beach; Preview

Tough starts for (1) Sock vs. Raonic, (6) Isner vs. last week’s hot New York Open semifinalist Albot, and (2) Del Potro vs. Chardy who he has lost to on hardcourt…

Posted by Staff @ 2:11 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 10th, 2018

Black Tennis Courts, Querrey, Isner Headline New ATP New York Open

It is the first edition of the event in New York after it relocated from Memphis, taking place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale; the tournament reportedly will be the first on the ATP World Tour to use black tennis courts…

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 6th, 2018

Simon After Horrendous 2017 Starts New Year with ATP Pune Title

Whatever Gilles Simon’s off-season consisted of, we’ll take one of those.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:34 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

December 31st, 2017

Cilic, Anderson Headlines ATP India Stop in Pune; Preview

.(3) Bautista Agut after a bye likely has a tough start against Simon…Wildcards were awarded to France’s Paire and Indians Arjun Kadhe and Ramkumar Ramanathan…

Posted by Staff @ 2:57 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

November 2nd, 2017

Nadal Gets No. 1; Del Potro Makes London Push, Goffin A Win From Qualifying

Rafael Nadal wrapped up No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 12:54 am in Paris | 120 Comments »

October 23rd, 2017

Goffin, PCB, Querrey, Anderson Continue Bid For ATP Finals Spots

Four players, two spots in the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in ATP Finals | 4 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Zverev, Thiem Lead Next Gen Surge at ATP Vienna; Preview

A field of floating mine traps for the top players includes (1) Zverev vs. the resurgent Troicki (winner to meet the Simon-Gulbis winner), (8) Tsonga vs. Khachanov, (4) Carreno Busta vs. a qualifier then the Fognini-Schwartzman winner, and (2) Thiem vs. the riser Rublev, then the Gasquet-Lopez winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 14th, 2017

Dimitrov, Del Potro Highlight ATP Stockholm Next Week

(1) Dimitrov after a bye will meet the winner of Frenchman Pierre-Hughes Herbert and a qualifier…

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 am in Tennis | Comments Off

October 9th, 2017

Goffin, Carreno Busta, Querrey, Anderson Bidding For Two ATP Finals Spots

There will be many first-time players in the London finals this year.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:19 pm in ATP Finals | 2 Comments »