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October 18th, 2016

8-Week Ban? Nick Kyrgios Got Off Easy

ATP’s latest effort to change Nick Kyrgios likely to fall flat.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:42 pm in 2016 Season | 16 Comments »

October 17th, 2016

Sorry Nick Kyrgios Responds To 8-Week ATP Suspension, Says He Will Improve His Behavior

A remorseful Nick Kyrgios has agreed to counseling for his bad behavior.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:51 am in ATP, Shanghai | 27 Comments »

October 17th, 2016

The ATP is Sending Nick Kyrgios to a Psychologist

However, the ATP says, “the suspension will be reduced to three tournament weeks upon agreement that the player enters a plan of care under the direction of a Sports Psychologist, or an equivalent plan approved by ATP, meaning Kyrgios could regain eligibility to compete on the ATP World Tour or Challenger Tour from Monday 7 November, 2016.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:13 am in Tennis | 29 Comments »

October 13th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Fined $16.5K By ATP For Tanking In Shanghai

The ATP slapped Nick Kyrgios with a $16,500 dollar fine for tanking in Shanghai.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:20 pm in Shanghai | 7 Comments »

October 12th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios Tanks Away Match In Shanghai, Gets Booed Off Court [Video]

Nick Kyrgios had another meltdown Wednesday in Shanghai.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:34 pm in Shanghai, Videos | 20 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 9th, 2016

Iron Man Kyrgios Grinds Down Goffin for ATP Tokyo Title

“It was tough, we had a lot of long rallies,” said the 21 year old, who saved 11 of the 12 break points against him. “I thought the way I returned today got me a lot of opportunities. It was a high-quality match, but I got lucky at times as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:30 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 8th, 2016

Kyrgios Handles Monfils, Faces Goffin For Tokyo Title

Nick Kyrgios will bid for his third title of 2016.

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 pm in Tokyo | 6 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 6th, 2016

Monfils Beats Simon, Kyrgios Gets Walkover In Tokyo; 5 Of Top 8 Seeds Make QFs

Gael Monfils and Nick Kyrgios advanced to the Tokyo quarterfinals on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 3:35 pm in Tokyo | 1 Comment »

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 27th, 2016

Anderson Books Kyrgios Meeting in Comeback; ATP Shenzhen, Chendu Tues. Updates

Unseeded Kevin Anderson, making a comeback from injury, booked a meeting with No. 2 seed Nick Kyrgios after beating Australian Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 pm in Tennis | 23 Comments »

September 4th, 2016

Wawrinka Saves A Match Point, Muray Fights At US Open; Nadal, Djokovic Continue Toward SF Showdown

Andy Murray didn’t look good at all Saturday at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in US Open | 82 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 7th, 2016

Kyrgios Ends Isner’s 3-Year ATP Atlanta Run in Final

As early as the second set Isner looked compromised by the sun and the high temperatures, appearing sluggish until cloud cover rolled in.

Posted by Staff @ 10:36 pm in Tennis | Comments Off