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October 27th, 2017

Federer Rallies In Basel, Cilic v Del Potro SF; Tsonga Sacks Zverev In Vienna

The top 4 seeds led by Roger Federer reach the Basel semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:37 pm in Fall Season | 43 Comments »

October 26th, 2017

US Open Champs Federer, Del Potro, Cilic Advance To Basel QFs; Thiem Falls In Vienna

One home favorite won in Basel, another home favorite lost in Vienna.

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Fall Season | 21 Comments »

October 24th, 2017

Federer Dominates Tiafoe In Basel, Del Potro Wed.; Thiem Wins In Vienna

Unlike the US Open, Roger Federer had no issues today with Frances Tiafoe.

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 pm in Fall Season | 17 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Federer Faces Stiff Home Test at ATP Basel Swiss Indoors; Preview

Three Top 10 players and a former US Open winner make Basel a formidable field for Federer to defend his home turf…

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Federer Rallies To Beat Del Potro, To Meet Nadal In Shanghai Final

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet for the 4th time this year, 38th time overall.

Posted by Staff @ 7:17 pm in Shanghai | 168 Comments »

October 13th, 2017

Federer v Del Potro, Nadal v Cilic In US Open Champions Shanghai SF

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are just one win from a Sunday meeting in China.

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 pm in Shanghai | 174 Comments »

October 6th, 2017

Nadal v Dimitrov, Zverev v Kyrgios Saturday In Beijing; Cilic The Favorite In Tokyo

In No. 8 Grigor Dimitrov, Rafael Nadal on Saturday faces his first Top 10 player since the French Open!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:58 pm in beijing | 5 Comments »

October 3rd, 2017

Raonic Returns From Wrist Surgery With A Win In Tokyo

After seven weeks off the tour, Milos Raonic is back.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tokyo | Comments Off

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 1st, 2017

Cilic, Isner Upsets Add to US Open Chaos; Federer, Nadal Up Saturday

“He won the first set. He was playing good tennis,” Shapovalov said. “He was playing me the right way. Yeah, I picked it up in the second. Stayed calm after the first. I knew I would have my chances. I converted in the second set when I had the chance. So I was happy with that — it’s unfortunate what happened.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis, US Open | 285 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Third Round US Open Thoughts; Federer, Nadal And What The Heck Is Going On!

What is going on at the US Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:35 pm in US Open | 27 Comments »

August 29th, 2017

Sock Socked as Americans Open Play at US Open; Nadal, Federer Tuesday

“The last eight, nine days I’m practicing full without thinking about it,” Cilic says of his health. “That’s quite good. With this first match out of the way, I think that just resolves everything.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 am in US Open | Comments Off

August 27th, 2017

Sharapova v Halep, Zverev, Cilic And Venus Monday On Day 1 At US Open

Opening day at the US Open is upon us.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in US Open | 72 Comments »

August 25th, 2017

US Open Men’s Draw: Federer Lands With Nadal, Easy Draw For Murray, But How Healthy Are They?

The big question of the US Open draw was where Roger Federer would land, Rafael Nadal’s quarter or Andy Murray’s? Turns out, if Roger and Rafa are to finally meet at the US Open, it won’t be in the final. It will be the semifinals. Meanwhile, Murray couldn’t have hand picked an easier draw. So [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in US Open | 42 Comments »

August 22nd, 2017

Poll: Who’s Your Early Favorite To Win The US Open? I’ll Go With Roger Federer’s Bad Back

Yeah, Roger Federer’s playing. Yeah, so too is Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray as well. But this year’s US Open just feels more wide open than in the past. Sure you have 3 of the Big 4 as the favorites, but they just don’t feel like locks to win it. That’s because we’ve seen breakthroughs [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:41 pm in US Open | 32 Comments »