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

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 24th, 2018

Zverev Clinches Team Europe’s 13-8 Laver Cup Win

Team Europe wins second straight Laver Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 am in Laver Cup | 3 Comments »

September 2nd, 2018

Del Potro Dominant, Nadal Wins At US Open; Federer, Djokovic One Win Away

Juan Martin del Potro is back in the US Open quarterfinals for a third straight year.

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in US Open | 124 Comments »

September 1st, 2018

Nadal, Anderson Win US Open Thrillers; Federer v Kyrgios On Super Saturday

Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson had to work hard Friday to stay in the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in US Open | 60 Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Cincinnati Preview: Federer, Nadal Renew Hardcourt Rivalry in Loaded Field

(1) Federer vs. (WC) Murray 3rd rd.? (4) Del Potro vs. (15) Kyrgios 3rd rd.?…

Posted by Staff @ 9:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off on Cincinnati Preview: Federer, Nadal Renew Hardcourt Rivalry in Loaded Field

August 12th, 2018

Nadal Toughs Out Khachanov, Will Meet Tsurprising Tsisitpas For Toronto Title; Who’s The Pick?

Can Rafael Nadal stop the phenom that is Stefanos Tsitsipas?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:26 am in Canadian Open | 42 Comments »

August 11th, 2018

Nadal Overcomes Cilic To Reach Toronto SF; Pathetic Zverev Collapses To Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal will be a huge favorite this weekend to win a 33rd Masters title and 4th in Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 1:13 am in Canadian Open | 77 Comments »

August 5th, 2018

Preview: Serena Drops Out, Insane Men’s Openers at Rogers Cup Tennis

The outrageous number of opening-round seeds vs. floaters match-ups includes (16) Kyrgios vs. (WC) Wawrinka, (11) Schwartzman vs. Edmund, (6) Cilic vs. Coric, (3) Del Potro vs. Nishikori, (14) Fognini vs. Johnson (winner to meet Shapovalov), (5) Dimitrov vs. Verdasco, (10) Goffin vs. Raonic, (4) Anderson vs. Rublev, (7) Thiem vs. the fast-rising Tsitsipas, (9) Djokovic vs. Chung, and (2) Zverev vs. Ferrer…

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 am in Canadian Open, Montreal, Tennis, Toronto | 1 Comment »

July 15th, 2018

Djokovic Dominates Anderson Early, Hangs On For 4th Wimbledon Title, 13th Slam

Novak Djokovic claims his first Grand Slam in over two years.

Posted by Staff @ 5:37 pm in Wimbledon | 101 Comments »