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February 18th, 2018

Cilic, Thiem, Carreno Busta Favorites at ATP Rio; Preview

Tough start for (1) Cilic vs. a qualifier then Monfils…

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 10th, 2018

Top 10ers Thiem, Carreno Busta at ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires; Preview

Tough starts for (7) Cuevas vs. Monfils and (2) Carreno Busta vs. G-Lo in an all-Spanish meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

December 31st, 2017

Djokovic Withdrawal Leaves Thiem in Charge at ATP Doha; Preview

Tough starts for (8) Lopez vs. Spanish countryman G-Lo, and (2) Carreno Busta vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Qatar’s Jabor Al-Mutawa, Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri and France’s Gael Monfils…Withdrawing from the field were Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga…

Posted by Staff @ 1:59 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

November 15th, 2017

Dimitrov Dominates Goffin To Reach ATP SFs; Zverev v Sock Thurs

Two of the four SFs spots in the ATP Finals at London are filled, one more will be placed on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:38 pm in ATP Finals | 7 Comments »

November 3rd, 2017

Nadal Out Of Paris, New Masters Champ Confirmed Sunday; Americans Isner, Sock Bid For Last London Spot

A new Masters champion will be crowned on Sunday

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Paris | 19 Comments »

October 31st, 2017

London Hopefuls Querrey, PCB Fall In Paris; Nadal Can Wrap Up No. 1 Wednesday

Sam Querrey is out of the London ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:07 pm in Paris | 49 Comments »

October 23rd, 2017

Goffin, PCB, Querrey, Anderson Continue Bid For ATP Finals Spots

Four players, two spots in the ATP Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in ATP Finals | 4 Comments »

October 22nd, 2017

Zverev, Thiem Lead Next Gen Surge at ATP Vienna; Preview

A field of floating mine traps for the top players includes (1) Zverev vs. the resurgent Troicki (winner to meet the Simon-Gulbis winner), (8) Tsonga vs. Khachanov, (4) Carreno Busta vs. a qualifier then the Fognini-Schwartzman winner, and (2) Thiem vs. the riser Rublev, then the Gasquet-Lopez winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 14th, 2017

Carreno Busta Defends Title This Week at ATP Moscow

(1) Carreno Busta after a bye will meet the winner of the all-Russian battle between Kuznetsov and Medvedev…

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 am in Tennis | Comments Off

October 9th, 2017

Goffin, Carreno Busta, Querrey, Anderson Bidding For Two ATP Finals Spots

There will be many first-time players in the London finals this year.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:19 pm in ATP Finals | 2 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 10th, 2017

Rafael Nadal v Kevin Anderson In The US Open Final, Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall previews the men’s US Open final between Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:36 pm in US Open | 103 Comments »

September 9th, 2017

Nadal Wears Out Del Potro, to Meet Anderson in US Open Final

“After a couple of years of tough moments, it has been an emotional year,” said Nadal after reaching his fourth US Open final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:19 am in US Open | 85 Comments »

September 8th, 2017

Nadal v Del Potro, Carreno Busta v Anderson; US Open SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall breaks down the men’s semifinals today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:50 pm in US Open | 128 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Anderson, C-Busta Into Unlikely US Open Semifinals; Rafa, Federer-Del Potro Wednesday

“It is something that I always dreamed,” Carreno Busta said upon reaching his first Grand Slam final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:35 am in Tennis, US Open | 243 Comments »