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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 | 15 Comments »

August 21st, 2017

2017 US Open Men’s Seeds: Rafael Nadal Top Seed For Third Time

The last two times Rafael Nadal was the top seed at the US Open, he won the title!

Posted by Staff @ 1:39 pm in US Open | 24 Comments »

August 21st, 2017

Rafael Nadal Officially Returns To No. 1 In ATP Rankings

Rafael Nadal returns to No. 1. But can he keep it?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:39 am in Year-End No. 1 | 42 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 »

August 18th, 2017

Rain Stops Rafa, Dimitrov Dumps Delpo, Isner, Ferrer Advance At Cincinnati

Rain played havoc with the Thursday schedule in Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 1:08 am in Cincinnati | 19 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Rolls Past Gasquet; Tired Zverev Ousted By Tiafoe; Dimitrov-Delpo Thurs

Alexander Zverev is happy to get some rest.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Cincinnati | 19 Comments »

August 16th, 2017

Nadal, Zverev Open Play Wed In Cincinnati; Delpo Beats Berdych, Raonic Withdraws

Rafael Nadal opens his bid for a second Cincinnati title Wednesday night against Richard Gasquet.

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 am in Cincinnati | 56 Comments »

August 14th, 2017

7 Things I Think I Thought About Zverev’s Montreal Title, Federer’s Withdrawal From Cincy And No. 1

A Canadian Open recap and look aheads to Cincy and the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:56 pm in Canadian Open, Cincinnati, US Open, Year-End No. 1 | 34 Comments »

August 14th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Clinches No. 1 Ranking Next Monday, Will Be Top Seed At US Open

Rafael Nadal returns to the No. 1 for the first time in just over 3 years.

Posted by Staff @ 1:26 pm in Cincinnati, US Open, Year-End No. 1 | 11 Comments »

August 12th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Headline ATP Cincinnati Field; Preview

Interesting starts for (9) Goffin vs. Kyrgios, (3) Thiem vs. the Fognini-Medvedev winner, (12) Bautista Agut vs. (WC) Donaldson, and (10) Berdych vs. Del Potro…

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Federer Reigns, But Canadian Wildcard Shapovalov Looms at ATP Montreal

“I think it pays off playing aggressive here in Montreal,” Federer said. “Plus I feel comfortable at the net so why not spend some time up there instead of slugging it out from the baseline?”

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Tennis | 68 Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: Losing To Shapovalov Was The Worst Loss Of The Year For Me

Rafael Nadal lost his second straight match to a lefty.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:43 pm in Canadian Open | 5 Comments »

August 11th, 2017

Nadal Shocked By Shapovalov In Montreal; Federer Wins 17th Straight v Ferrer

Rafael Nadal lost to an 18-year-old at the Canadian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 2:00 am in Canadian Open | 23 Comments »

August 9th, 2017

Nishikori, Raonic, 3 Top 10 Exit at Canadian Open in Montreal; Federer, Nadal In Action Thurs

Righting the ship were Top 10-seeded winners No. 1 Rafael Nadal rolling Borna Coric 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 Roger Federer cruising past Canuck Peter Polansky 6-2, 6-1; No. 4 Alexander Zverev struggling past injured Richard Gasquet 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(3); and No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov topping Mischa Zverev 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 11:23 pm in Canadian Open | 169 Comments »

August 9th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Open Play Wednesday In Montreal; Thiem Tamed By Schwartzman

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal open play Wednesday in Canada.

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Canadian Open | 47 Comments »