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October 27th, 2015

Roger Federer Rolls In Basel Opener; Rafael Nadal v Grigor Dimitrov Wednesday

Rafael Nadal collides with Grigor Dimitrov Wednesday in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 pm in Fall Season | 16 Comments »

October 26th, 2015

Rafael Nadal Escapes Lukas Rosol Upset Bid In Basel; Roger Federer Returns Tuesday

Rafael Nadal nearly fell from Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 10:00 pm in Fall Season | 42 Comments »

October 26th, 2015

Rafael Nadal Begins Indoor Season Hoping To End Year Strong

Rafael Nadal outlines his plan for the off season.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:19 am in Fall Season | 26 Comments »

October 25th, 2015

Federer Headlines Basel, Ferrer in Valencia; ATP Previews

Federer (2014,’11-10,’08-06) is the lone former champ in the field. “I remember I was always very nervous on court because I always wanted to do so well here,” said Federer, who lost to Andre Agassi in the first round in his first appearance in 1998.

Posted by Staff @ 4:02 pm in Tennis | 47 Comments »

October 19th, 2015

Rafael Nadal: I’m Feeling That I’m Getting Better And Better

Has Rafael Nadal turned the corner?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:23 am in Shanghai | 21 Comments »

October 18th, 2015

Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych Qualify For ATP London Finals

Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych clinched berths into the ATP London finals.

Posted by Staff @ 2:15 pm in ATP Finals | 36 Comments »

October 17th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Crushes Andy Murray In Shanghai; Rafael Nadal Sent Off By Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga collide for the only Masters title in Asia.

Posted by Staff @ 4:25 pm in Shanghai | 144 Comments »

October 16th, 2015

Nadal on Form, Djokovic v Murray Saturday at ATP Shanghai Masters

“It is a court that [Tsonga] likes to play on,” said Nadal. “The court is quick. He feels comfortable on these surfaces because he has a huge serve — very, very good forehand. He likes to hit the serve and then hit the forehand and go to the net.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Shanghai | 197 Comments »

October 16th, 2015

Rafael Nadal Destroys Stan Wawrinka 62, 61 In Shanghai For First Top 5 Win In 14 Months!

Rafael Nadal isn’t washed up yet!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:05 am in Shanghai | 92 Comments »

October 15th, 2015

Djokovic Still Dominating In Shanghai; Nadal v Wawrinka, Murray v Berdych Friday

It’s a big day of tennis Friday in Shanghai with two blockbuster match-ups!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:30 pm in Shanghai | 103 Comments »

October 14th, 2015

Nadal Barely Survives Karlovic; Murray v Isner Thursday at ATP Shanghai

In the deciding tiebreak Nadal came up with a huge passing shot at 3-3, and finished the match with some timely put-away volleys and on match point a passing shot that Karlovic could only get a racquet frame on.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 am in Shanghai | 73 Comments »

October 12th, 2015

Rafael Nadal: I Will Take A Lot Of Positives From This Loss To Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal is encouraged that he’s getting better.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:58 pm in beijing | 2 Comments »

October 12th, 2015

Novak Djokovic: There’s No Pretending, Rafael Nadal Is Not The Same Player He Once Was

Novak Djokovic agrees Rafael Nadal is struggling at the moment.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:46 pm in beijing, Shanghai | 63 Comments »

October 10th, 2015

Djokovic, Defending Champ Federer Lead All-Star Shanghai Masters Field

Early challenges include (11) Gasquet vs. Muller, (5) Berdych vs. Sock, (8) Nadal vs. Karlovic, (6) Nishikori vs. Kyrgios, (12) Anderson vs. Haas, and (16) Tsonga vs. Robredo…

Posted by Staff @ 9:50 pm in Shanghai, Tennis | 65 Comments »

October 10th, 2015

Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal In Beijing, Who’s The Pick? Wawrinka Battles Paire For Tokyo Title

Sean Randall breaks down the Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:34 pm in beijing | 122 Comments »