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October 22nd, 2016

Wawrinka Leads, Year-end Hopefuls Gather Next Week at Basel Swiss Indoors

Homegrown champ Stan Wawrinka is the top seed, and players Marin Cilic and David Goffin are looking to use Basel to boost their qualifying chances for the year-end championships at the Swiss Indoors next week.

Posted by Staff @ 3:22 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 10th, 2016

Tsonga Wins; Djokovic, Del Potro Up Tuesday at ATP Shanghai Masters

It was the 31-year-old Tsonga’s first match since the US Open after knee surgery.

Posted by Staff @ 11:26 pm in Shanghai | 26 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 7th, 2016

Monfils Edges Karlovic To Reach Tokyo SFs, Will Face Kyrgios; Cilic To Meet Goffin

In what should be a highly entertaining match, Gael Monfils will clash with Nick Kyrgios for the first time at an ATP event.

Posted by Staff @ 10:18 am in Tokyo | 4 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Injuries Kick Kei Nishokori And Tomas Berdych Out Of Tokyo

Former champions Kei Nishikori and Tomas Berdych crashed out of Tokyo on Wednesday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in Tokyo | 1 Comment »

October 3rd, 2016

Cilic, Nishikori Win Tokyo Openers; Murray, Nadal In Action Tuesday In Beijing

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal open fall play Tuesday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 2:26 pm in beijing, Tokyo | 6 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Nishikori, 3 of Top 10, Cilic, Kyrgios at ATP Tokyo; Preview

The field features three of the Top 10, in addition to US Open winner Marin Cilic and the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios…Tough start for (1) Nishikori against Almagro, who beat him a few years ago in Tokyo…

Posted by Staff @ 2:46 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 18th, 2016

Cilic and Croatia, Del Potro and Argentina Advance to Underdogs Davis Cup Final

“It’s been a great weekend and I am at a loss for words to describe how I feel,” said Cilic. “I was really motivated for today’s match, having played with a lot of intensity all three days. I was aggressive and served very well, which I needed to in order to dictate the rallies. The crowd helped me stay focused throughout the match.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 17th, 2016

Murray Bros Close Gap v Argentina, Will Del Potro Be Fit Sunday? Cilic Looks To Close Out France

Great Britain will have to win both matches Sunday in Davis Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 6:16 pm in Davis Cup | 21 Comments »

September 1st, 2016

Marin Cilic Will Try To Get Revenge On Jack Sock For Davis Cup

A Marin Cilic-Jack Sock rematch is on deck Friday at the US Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:57 pm in US Open | No Comments »

August 30th, 2016

Flat Djokovic Wins In 4 At US Open; Nadal, Cilic Strong; Murray, Del Potro Open Play Tuesday

Novak Djokovic still doesn’t look himself out on court.

Posted by Staff @ 12:47 am in US Open | 31 Comments »

August 28th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal, Kerber Kick Things Off On Day 1 At The US Open

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headline opening at the US Open Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in US Open | 84 Comments »

August 26th, 2016

US Open Draw Preview: Can Anyone Stop A Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray Final?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open draw. Will we see another Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in US Open | 70 Comments »

August 25th, 2016

Andy Murray Leads My List Of US Open Favorites Over Novak Djokovic

An early look at the US Open favorites.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:40 pm in US Open | 61 Comments »

August 22nd, 2016

Cilic Wins Cincinnati; What Does Andy Murray’s Loss Mean?

Cilic, on the the other hand, has also thrown himself into the mix as an outside contender for a second US Open win. In the Sunday final he turned around from a late-night semifinal win to out-hit Murray approximately 12 hours later 6-4, 7-5 for this first Masters-level title.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:10 am in Cincinnati | 40 Comments »