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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 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 »

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 | No 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 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 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 »

August 29th, 2018

Verdasco Too Hot For Murray At US Open, Rafa Rolls; Federer, Djokovc Set To Return

While Andy Murray lost, Rafael Nadal rolled into his 12th US Open third round

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in US Open | 66 Comments »

August 23rd, 2018

Men’s US Open Preview: Djokovic Lands In Federer Quarter In Draw, Nadal Looks Good

Sean Randall preview the men’s US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:56 pm in US Open | 49 Comments »

August 16th, 2018

Rain Wreaks Havoc In Cincinnati; Federer Scheduled Twice Fri, Djokovic-Dimitrov To Finish

Roger Federer will have to win four matches in three days to win an 8th Cincinnati title.

Posted by Staff @ 11:42 pm in Cincinnati | 110 Comments »

August 9th, 2018

Nadal Wins In Toronto, Wawrinka Next; Auger-Aliassime Can’t Close Out Medvedev

Rafael Nadal returned to hard courts Wednesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 2:06 am in Canadian Open | 35 Comments »

August 8th, 2018

Djokovic Advances In Toronto, Young Canadians Impress; Nadal, Del Potro Today

Rafael Nadal returns to the hard courts today in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 9:49 am in Canadian Open | 4 Comments »

August 6th, 2018

Djokovic v Chung, Wawrinka v Kyrgios Tuesday At Toronto Masters

Big names take the court Tuesday in Toronto.

Posted by Staff @ 11:18 pm in Canadian Open | 17 Comments »