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January 17th, 2019

Raonic Ousts Wawrinka In 4 Breakers, Djokovic Advances; Nadal v De Minaur Fri

Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:00 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 16th, 2019

Federer, Nadal Post Australian Open Wins, Americans Score Upsets; Djokovic v Tsonga Thurs.

Tournament favorite Novak Djokovic returns Thursday in Melbourne to take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a rematch of their 2008 final.

Posted by Staff @ 8:09 am in Australian Open | 1 Comment »

January 14th, 2019

Murray Falls In Thrilling Final Australian Open Match; Federer, Nadal Advance

Andy Murray fittingly gave it his all in his final match at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 am in Australian Open | 12 Comments »

January 12th, 2019

Murray Opens Farewell Australian Open Monday; Federer, Nadal, Wozniacki On Court

Andy Murray begins his final Australian Open Monday in Melbourne.

Posted by Staff @ 11:06 pm in Australian Open | 43 Comments »

January 11th, 2019

Rafael Nadal: I Feel Good, If I Am Not Feeling Good, I Will Not Be Here

Rafael Nadal confirms he has a new service motion which will debut on Monday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:22 pm in Australian Open | No Comments »

January 10th, 2019

Australian Open Men’s Draw: Can Anyone Stop A Djokovic v Federer Final?

Sean Randall handicaps the men’s draw at the French Open. Borna Coric in the semifinals?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:07 am in Australian Open | 9 Comments »

January 2nd, 2019

Rafael Nadal Withdraws From Brisbane Due To Thigh Injury, Believes He’ll Be 100% By Melbourne

Rafael Nadal’s injury woes on hard courts continue.

Posted by Staff @ 10:06 am in Brisbane | 2 Comments »

December 28th, 2018

Has Rafael Nadal’s Service Motion Changed? [Video]

A new serve for Rafael Nadal in 2019?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:35 pm in US Open | No Comments »

December 28th, 2018

Rafael Nadal Optimistic For 2019 Despite Withdrawing From Third Place Abu Dhabi Match

Rafael Nadal is feeling better, but his health remains an issue.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:26 pm in Brisbane, Videos | 2 Comments »

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 »