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November 2nd, 2018

Federer v Djokovic Saturday In Paris SFs; Khachanov Crushes Zverev

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for a 47th time Saturday in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 10:01 pm in Paris | 76 Comments »

November 1st, 2018

Federer Foils Fognini At Paris Masters, Zverev Wins; Djokovic v Cilic Friday

Novak Djokovic has won his last 30 sets.

Posted by Staff @ 7:27 pm in Paris | 33 Comments »

October 31st, 2018

Federer Gets Walkover, Nadal Withdraws In Paris; New No. 1 Djokovic Back Thursday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal didn’t hit a ball on Wednesday in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Paris | 17 Comments »

October 30th, 2018

Djokovic Opens With Win In Paris; Federer, Nadal Wednesday

Novak Djokovic won his 19th straight match in Paris on Tuesday. If Rafael Nadal loses on Wednesday, Djokovic returns to No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in Paris | 19 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 24th, 2018

Zverev Wins 50th, Cilic Out In Basel; Federer Returns Thursday

Jack Sock lost for a second time in as many weeks to Ernests Gulbis.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 pm in Fall Season | 5 Comments »

October 23rd, 2018

Federer Needs 3 Sets In Basel Opener Over Krajinovic

8-time champion Roger Federer won his 16th straight match in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Fall Season | 9 Comments »

October 9th, 2018

Djokovic Wins, Cilic Out; Defending Camp Federer v Medvedev Wed.

Novak Djokovic improved to 12-0 against Jeremy Chardy.

Posted by Staff @ 2:45 pm in Shanghai | 19 Comments »

October 7th, 2018

Federer, Djokovic, Del Potro Lead Shanghai Field; Wawrinka-Coric Monday

The Big 4 have won the last 8 Shanghai Masters titles.

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 pm in Shanghai | 2 Comments »

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 6th, 2018

Nishikori Gets Revenge On Cilic At US Open, Will Face Djokovic In Friday SF

The semifinals are set at the US Open with all four having previously made the finals, three winning the title.

Posted by Staff @ 12:30 am in US Open | 34 Comments »

September 5th, 2018

Nadal Overcomes Epic Thiem Test, Del Potro Next At US Open; Cilic v Nishikori Wed.

Who’ll join Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open semifinals?

Posted by Staff @ 2:24 am in US Open | 98 Comments »

September 4th, 2018

Federer Stunned By Millman At US Open, Djokovic Through; Nadal v Thiem Tues.

A sweaty Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 1:45 am in US Open | 176 Comments »

September 1st, 2018

Federer, Djokovic Move Closer To US Open QF, Zverev Out; Nadal, Delpo Sun.

Can either John Millman or Joao Sousa spoil a Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic Wednesday night quarterfinal?

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 pm in US Open | 80 Comments »

August 31st, 2018

Federer, Djokovic Reach US Open Third Round, Kyrgios Controversy; Nadal, Delpo Back

Novak Djokovic won his 9th straight Grand Slam match Thursday at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:38 am in US Open | 122 Comments »