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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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 »

October 1st, 2017

Cilic, Thiem, Raonic Headline ATP Tokyo; Preview

Interesting starts for (5) Anderson vs. Simon, (3) Raonic vs. Troicki, (6) Querrey vs. Gasquet, (4) Goffin vs. Lopez, (8) Schwartzman vs. Young, and (2) Thiem vs. Johnson…

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

September 10th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Rolls Over Kevin Anderson 16th Grand Slam Title, 3rd US Open

Rafael Nadal closed to within three of Roger Federer’s 19 Grand Slam titles.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:14 pm in US Open | 247 Comments »

September 10th, 2017

Rafael Nadal v Kevin Anderson In The US Open Final, Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open final between Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:36 pm in US Open | 103 Comments »

September 9th, 2017

Nadal Wears Out Del Potro, to Meet Anderson in US Open Final

“After a couple of years of tough moments, it has been an emotional year,” said Nadal after reaching his fourth US Open final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:19 am in US Open | 85 Comments »

September 8th, 2017

Nadal v Del Potro, Carreno Busta v Anderson; US Open SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall breaks down the men’s semifinals today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:50 pm in US Open | 128 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Anderson, C-Busta Into Unlikely US Open Semifinals; Rafa, Federer-Del Potro Wednesday

“It is something that I always dreamed,” Carreno Busta said upon reaching his first Grand Slam final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 am in Tennis, US Open | 243 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Querrey Coasts, Shapovalov’s US Open Run Ends; Former Champs Federer, Nadal, Del Potro Monday

Who will emerge as a first-time Grand Slam finalist from the bottom half of the US Open men’s draw? We are closer to a determination.

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in US Open | 12 Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Federer Reigns, But Canadian Wildcard Shapovalov Looms at ATP Montreal

“I think it pays off playing aggressive here in Montreal,” Federer said. “Plus I feel comfortable at the net so why not spend some time up there instead of slugging it out from the baseline?”

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Tennis | 68 Comments »

August 6th, 2017

Zverev Beats Anderson for 4th 2017 Title at Washington

“I feel like the longer the tournament gets, the better I start to play,” Zverev said.

Posted by Staff @ 6:59 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

July 29th, 2017

Thiem, 4 ATP Top 10; Halep at Combined Citi Open; ATP/WTA Previews

The top-seeded Thiem could have an interesting start against Pospisil, and the No. 2 Nishikori starts against the winner of the Tim Smyczek-Donald Young all-American encounter…Other interesting openers include (9) Isner vs. the Dudi Sela-Jared Donaldson winner, (14) Johnson vs. the Medvedev-Opelka winner, and (4) Dimitrov vs. the hot-handed Edmund…

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »