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October 26th, 2013

Preview: Gasquet, ATP Players on Hot Seat at Paris Masters

Notes: The final tournament of the year before the year-end championships…Three berths remain at the year-end championships with five players (as of Saturday) still in the running: Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic…Federer will according to the ATP lock up a spot if he wins the Swiss Open on Sunday…The Top 8 seeds receive first-round byes…Tough starts for (1) Nadal possibly starting against the indoor upset specialist Tursunov, (9) Gasquet vs. the Gulbis-Verdasco winner, (6) Berdych vs. the Monfils-Pospisil winner, (16) Fognini vs. the Llodra-Dimitrov winner, and (4) Del Potro possibly starting against the drug-cleared Cilic…Ferrer beat Janowicz in last year’s final…Nadal is trying to become the first player to win six Masters titles in the same year…Djokovic has won his last two titles entering the event…Returning former champs in the field are Ferrer (2012), Federer (2011), Djokovic (2009), Tsonga (2008), and Berdych (2005).

Posted by Staff @ 7:45 pm in Paris, Tennis | 12 Comments »

October 25th, 2013

Federer Denies Dimitrov In Basel; Serena Leads Semis At WTA Championships

Roger Federer mastered Grigor Dimitrov today in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in WTA Championships | 94 Comments »

October 20th, 2013

WTA Championships Controversy; ATP Basel, Valencia Previews

Controversy came with the end of the season as Kerber received a late wildcard for the Linz tournament, which she won, allowing her to edge Wozniacki for a Top 8 spot. “I do not understand that (the WTA) can suddenly change the draw and allocation of wildcards that way,” Wozniacki said. “There are many things that have been done in an unsportsmanlike and unethical manner. And you can hear from other players. They think it’s so ridiculous.”…

Posted by Staff @ 1:05 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 10th, 2013

Fading Federer Falls To Monfils; Djokovic, Nadal March On In Shanghai

Roger Federer’s slump continued on Thursday as the Swiss lost to Gael Monfis..

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:11 pm in Shanghai | 127 Comments »

September 29th, 2013

Del Potro, Tsonga; Nishikori Defends at ATP Tokyo

Notes: Andy Murray pulled from the event (back surgery)…Some opening-round testers with (1) Del Potro vs. Baghdatis, (4) Nishikori vs. Tuna Melzer, and (2) Tsonga vs. Gael Force in an all-French affair…Simon and Almagro have losing career records at the event, while Anderson makes his debut…Wildcards went to Del Potro and Japan’s Tatsuma Ito, Go Soeda, and Yuichi Sugita…Nishikori beat Raonic in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Nishikori (2012) and Tsonga (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 22nd, 2013

Previews: Azarenka vs. Venus at Tokyo; ATP Events

Tough openers for (4) Simon after a bye vs. the winner of Karlovic-Tomic, and (7) Nieminen vs. the Dutch riser Sijsling…Wildcards went to three dudes whose names you can’t pronounce…Pulling from the event were Ivan Dodig, Andy Murray (back surgery), and Tommy Robredo…Gasquet beat Simon in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Gasquet (2012) and Simon (2009).

Posted by Staff @ 8:02 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

July 19th, 2013

Federer Escapes Mayer In Ugly Hamburg Win; Serena Now 26-0 On Clay This Year

Roger Federer is winning with his new racquet, but it isn’t pretty.

Posted by Staff @ 9:35 pm in Hamburg | 84 Comments »

May 1st, 2013

It’s May 1 And Nadal Is Undefeated On Hardcourts, Djokovic Undefeated On Clay, Anything Else?

It’s been a strange first four months of the ATP season. But that’s a good thing, right?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:58 pm in 2013 Season | 20 Comments »

April 27th, 2013

Nadal Seeks 8th Barcelona Title Against Almagro; Sharapova Eyes Stuttgart Repeat

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova both bid for title defenses tomorrow.

Posted by Staff @ 6:51 pm in Barcelona | 52 Comments »

February 28th, 2013

Djokovic, Federer Lead Dubai Final Four; Nadal Closes In On Another Acapulco Title

The Top 4 seeds including former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are in the semifinals Friday in Dubai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:01 pm in Dubai, Latin Swing | 162 Comments »

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Rankings
ATP - Apr 20 WTA - Apr 20
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Rafael Nadal4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 David Ferrer8 Ekaterina Makarova
9 Marin Cilic9 Agnieszka Radwanska
10 Stan Wawrinka10 C. Suarez Navarro
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