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October 15th, 2017

Federer Closes In On Nadal’s No. 1 Ranking, Can He Catch Him?

Will Roger Federer try to catch Rafael Nadal in the No. 1 race.

Posted by Staff @ 3:13 pm in Year-End No. 1 | 15 Comments »

October 15th, 2017

Why Is Federer Beating Nadal Now? He’s Not Scarred Anymore

Why is Roger Federer beating Rafael Nadal?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:58 pm in Fedal | 75 Comments »

October 15th, 2017

Federer’s Ownership Of Nadal In 2017 Continues With Shanghai Trophy

“It was a very difficult match for me,” Nadal said. “He played very fast and he played well.

Posted by Staff @ 11:52 am in Shanghai | 50 Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Federer Rallies To Beat Del Potro, To Meet Nadal In Shanghai Final

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet for the 4th time this year, 38th time overall.

Posted by Staff @ 7:17 pm in Shanghai | 168 Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Roger Federer: I Would Teach My Kids A 2-Handed Backhand…It’s Easier!

Roger Federer blames Bjorn Borg for all the 2-handed backhands these days!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:08 pm in ATP | No Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Roger Federer and Klay Thompson To Play Ping Pong?

Is a ping pong showdown looming?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:51 pm in Shanghai | No Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Poll: Will Rafael Nadal End His Losing Streak To Roger Federer In The Shanghai Final?

Rafael Nadal hasn’t beaten Roger Federer in almost four years!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:36 pm in Fedal, Polls, Shanghai | 3 Comments »

October 13th, 2017

Federer v Del Potro, Nadal v Cilic In US Open Champions Shanghai SF

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are just one win from a Sunday meeting in China.

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 pm in Shanghai | 174 Comments »

October 12th, 2017

Del Potro Tops Zverev In Shanghai; Nadal v Dimitrov, Federer v Gasquet Friday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal rolled on in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Shanghai | 77 Comments »

October 11th, 2017

Top Seeds Nadal, Federer Advance In Shanghai; Zverev v Del Potro Thurs.

The top seeds advanced Wednesday in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 5:27 pm in Shanghai | 20 Comments »

October 10th, 2017

Roger Federer: I’ve Got To Sweep Shanghai, Basel, Paris And London To Finish No. 1, And That’s Unlikely

Roger Federer knows the year-end 2017 No. 1 ranking is almost impossible now.

Posted by Staff @ 5:20 pm in Year-End No. 1 | 5 Comments »

October 10th, 2017

Kyrgios Walks Off Court, Isner Saves MP; Federer, Nadal Wed In Shanghai

Nick Kyrgios did it again.

Posted by Staff @ 5:08 pm in Shanghai | 11 Comments »

October 9th, 2017

Roger Federer Visits Kevin Durant And The Golden State Warriors

Sports greats collided in Shanghai.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:40 pm in Shanghai | 2 Comments »

October 8th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Lead Shanghai Masters Field; 2013 Finalist Del Potro Opens Play Mon.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal return to action in Shanghai this week.

Posted by Staff @ 8:29 pm in Shanghai | 22 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Leads Team World To 9-3 Lead In Laver Cup

Team Europe needs two wins Sunday to clinch the inaugural Laver Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 1:13 am in Exhibitions, Laver Cup | 53 Comments »