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November 9th, 2018

Djokovic, Nadal Take Home 2018 ATP Awards; Federer Named Fan Favorite For 16th Straight Year

Roger Federer was named ATP Fan Favorite for a 16th straight year.

Posted by Staff @ 6:41 pm in 2018 Season, ATP | 9 Comments »

November 5th, 2018

Rafael Nadal Withdraws From ATP Finals, Undergoes Ankle Surgery; Novak Djokovic To Finish No. 1

Rafael Nadal reveals he underwent ankle surgery today.

Posted by Staff @ 2:43 pm in ATP Finals, Year-End No. 1 | 27 Comments »

October 31st, 2018

Federer Gets Walkover, Nadal Withdraws In Paris; New No. 1 Djokovic Back Thursday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal didn’t hit a ball on Wednesday in Paris.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Paris | 17 Comments »

October 30th, 2018

Djokovic Opens With Win In Paris; Federer, Nadal Wednesday

Novak Djokovic won his 19th straight match in Paris on Tuesday. If Rafael Nadal loses on Wednesday, Djokovic returns to No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in Paris | 19 Comments »

October 28th, 2018

Ridiculous 1st Rd Tests for Nadal, Federer, Seeds at ATP Paris Masters

Did You Know? Only Novak Djokovic has been able to successfully defend the long-standing Paris Masters title, winning three years in a row (2015-13). Winning then losing in the following year’s final were six players: Stan Smith (1972-73), Boris Becker (1989-90), Guy Forget (1991-92), Pete Sampras (1997-98), David Nalbandian (2007-08), and David Ferrer (2012-13).

Posted by Staff @ 4:33 pm in Paris, Tennis | 11 Comments »

October 7th, 2018

Federer, Djokovic, Del Potro Lead Shanghai Field; Wawrinka-Coric Monday

The Big 4 have won the last 8 Shanghai Masters titles.

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 pm in Shanghai | 2 Comments »

September 19th, 2018

Rafael Nadal Withdraws From China Events, Novak Djokovic In Prime Position For No. 1

Rafael Nadal won’t play in Asia this year, leaving the door open for Novak Djokovic grab No .1 in the Race.

Posted by Staff @ 11:08 am in Asia | 27 Comments »

September 14th, 2018

Davis Cup SF: Nadal-Less Spaniard Travel To France; Croatians Cilic, Coric Host USA

Will this be the last tradition Davis Cup semifinal round?

Posted by Staff @ 10:27 am in Davis Cup | 9 Comments »

September 10th, 2018

Novak Djokovic Is Closing In On Rafael Nadal For The No. 1 Ranking

Is Novak Djokovic the favorite to finish 2018 No. 1?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:26 am in US Open | 19 Comments »

September 7th, 2018

Nadal Retires Due To Knee Putting Del Potro Into US Open Final Against Djokovic

The US Open final is set, it’s Novak Djokovic against Juan Martin del Potro.

Posted by Staff @ 11:40 pm in US Open | 44 Comments »

September 7th, 2018

Rafael Nadal Talks About The Knee Injury That Made Him Retire To Del Potro At The US Open

Defending champion Rafael Nadal retired for the first time in his career at the US Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:08 pm in US Open | 36 Comments »

September 7th, 2018

Nadal v Del Potro, Djokovic v Nishikori; US Open SFs Picks And Pans

Sean Randall breaks down the US Open men’s semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:42 pm in US Open | 124 Comments »

September 5th, 2018

Nadal Overcomes Epic Thiem Test, Del Potro Next At US Open; Cilic v Nishikori Wed.

Who’ll join Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open semifinals?

Posted by Staff @ 2:24 am in US Open | 98 Comments »

September 2nd, 2018

Del Potro Dominant, Nadal Wins At US Open; Federer, Djokovic One Win Away

Juan Martin del Potro is back in the US Open quarterfinals for a third straight year.

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in US Open | 124 Comments »

September 1st, 2018

Nadal, Anderson Win US Open Thrillers; Federer v Kyrgios On Super Saturday

Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson had to work hard Friday to stay in the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in US Open | 60 Comments »