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October 20th, 2017

Nick Kyrgios, Tomas Berdych Also Shut Down Their 2017 Season

More players opt out of 2017.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:28 am in 2017 Season | 37 Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Goffin, Tsonga, Kyrgios Lead Charge Next Week at ATP Antwerp

(2) Tsonga after a bye faces the winner of two qualifiers; (6) Cuevas starts against a qualifier then likely meets the big-serving Karlovic; (4) Schwartzman after a bye will likely meet Shapovalov 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 10th, 2017

Kyrgios Walks Off Court, Isner Saves MP; Federer, Nadal Wed In Shanghai

Nick Kyrgios did it again.

Posted by Staff @ 5:08 pm in Shanghai | 11 Comments »

October 9th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: When Nick Kyrgios Tries, He’s One Of The Toughest Players On The Tour

Rafael Nadal is high on Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:52 pm in beijing | 17 Comments »

October 8th, 2017

Nadal Crushes Kyrgios For 75th Career Title, Win Streak At 12

Rafael Nadal dominated Nick Kyrgios in the Beijing final Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:43 pm in beijing | 6 Comments »

October 7th, 2017

Rafael Nadal To Face Nick Kyrgios For Beijing Title

Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios will meet for a fifth time on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:15 pm in beijing, Tokyo | 27 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 1st, 2017

Nadal Goes for 12 Years Between Titles at ATP China Open in Beijing

Tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. Pouille who he is 1-1 career against, (3) Dimitrov vs. the streaking Dzumhur (winner to likely meet Del Potro), and (7) Berdych vs. the streaking Donaldson (winner to likely meet Sock)…

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 pm in Tennis | 12 Comments »

September 14th, 2017

Kyrgios, Tsonga, Goffin Lead Davis Cup Semifinals This Weekend

The semifinals of the Davis Cup get underway Friday in Europe.

Posted by Staff @ 11:23 pm in Davis Cup | 11 Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Nick Kyrgios: I Have Good Weeks, I Have Bad Weeks, It’s The Story Of My Career

Nick Kyrgios was hit with a $5,500 total fine for yesterday’s two infractions on court.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:36 pm in US Open | No 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 »

August 20th, 2017

Dimitrov Downs Kyrgios For 1st Masters Title at Cincinnati

“Going to the [US] Open, it’s for sure a lot of positivity with it, but the most important thing now is just to stay grounded, keep on doing the same work, believe in myself, and just prepare the best way that I can for the Open,” Dimitrov said.

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Cincinnati | 12 Comments »

August 20th, 2017

Kyrgios, Dimitrov Advance In Tiebreakers To Reach Cincinnati Masters Final

The Cincinnati final is set between Grigor Dimitrov and the unseeded Nick Kyrgios.

Posted by Staff @ 1:10 am in Cincinnati | 22 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Kyrgios Cleans Nadal’s Clock, Big 4-Less Semifinal Set In Cincinnati

Who’ll win their first Cincinnati title this weekend?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:59 am in Cincinnati | 89 Comments »