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November 15th, 2016

Djokovic Edges Raonic To Reach SFs, Thiem Wins At ATP Finals; Murray Returns Wed.

Thiem continued his breakout year by beating Gael Monfils 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 to improve to 1-1 in round robin play, eliminating the Frenchman’s hopes of reaching the semifinals as he dropped to 0-2 in round robin play.

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in ATP Finals | 143 Comments »

November 14th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Gets Testy With A Reporter At ATP Finals [Video]

Novak Djokovic got into it with a British reporter after his opening ATP Finals win in London on Sunday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:07 pm in ATP Finals, Videos | 68 Comments »

November 13th, 2016

Djokovic Overcomes Slow Start, Raonic Rolls; Murray Opens Play Monday At ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic came from a set down to win his opening match at the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 11:50 pm in ATP Finals | 69 Comments »

November 12th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Or Andy Murray, Who’ll Win The Battle For No. 1 In London? ATP Finals Preview

Sean Randall previews the ATP Finals in London which begins on Sunday. Who’ll finish No. 1 and take home the final title of the 2016 season?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:39 pm in ATP Finals | 66 Comments »

November 12th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Says He Still Has Plenty Of Gas In His Tank And Many Years Left On Tour

Novak Djokovic prepares for the No. 1 battle in London.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:01 pm in ATP Finals | 8 Comments »

November 10th, 2016

Why Is Tennis No Longer A Top Priority For Novak Djokovic?

My theory on why Novak Djokovic has lost his mojo.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:53 am in 2016 Season | 40 Comments »

November 7th, 2016

ATP Finals Groups: Novak Djokovic = Easy, Andy Murray = Not So Easy

The ATP Finals groupings were released today, and Novak Djokovic has to be pleased.

Posted by Staff @ 10:59 am in ATP Finals | 100 Comments »

November 4th, 2016

ATP Finals 8-Man Field Is Set: Dominic Thiem Takes Last Spot, Novak Djokovic Lone Former Champion

Dominic Thiem will make his debut at the London ATP Finals in 10 days.

Posted by Staff @ 8:25 pm in ATP Finals | 9 Comments »

November 4th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Falls And Now Andy Murray Is A Saturday Win In Paris From The No. 1 Ranking

Andy Murray is two sets from the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 pm in Paris | 59 Comments »

November 3rd, 2016

Djokovic Denies Dimitrov, Murray Dominates Pouille In Paris; Tsonga v Raonic Friday

The battle

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Paris | 171 Comments »

November 3rd, 2016

Djokovic Strong in ATP Paris Opener; All-Star Line-Up on Thursday

“Not an easy opponent because he serves and volleys, and I found the conditions quite quick,” the three-time defending champ Djokovic said of Muller. “I think I managed to find the right rhythm, right pace from the very beginning…I was quite pleased with my serve. I think I got a lot of free points there. It was quite a good performance.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:54 am in Tennis | 48 Comments »

November 1st, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Open Play Wednesday At Paris Indoors; Berdych Escapes ATP Finals Elimination

The final push for No. 1 begins Wednesday!

Posted by Staff @ 11:08 pm in Paris | 61 Comments »

October 31st, 2016

Novak Djokovic: Everything Is Clear, I’m Going In The Right Direction

Novak Djokovic says he’s focused on winning a fourth straight Paris title.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:07 am in Paris | 48 Comments »

October 31st, 2016

Andy Murray Could Take The No. 1 Ranking From Novak Djokovic This Week!

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will battle for the No. 1 ranking this week in Paris.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 am in No. 1 ranking, Paris | 53 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Murray Wins Vienna Over Tsonga, Can Take No. 1 from Djokovic in Paris This Week

“The tiebreak was really, really tight,” Murray said. “I think it was a high-level tiebreak. There wasn’t really many mistakes…Jo fought well and started playing a lot better. He was more aggressive and taking some more chances and making the shots.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:12 pm in Fall Season | 20 Comments »