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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

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 »

August 8th, 2017

Happy Birthday To Roger Federer Who Turns 36 Today!

The Swiss turns 36 Tuesday. What a difference a year makes.

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 am in 2017 Season | 20 Comments »

August 6th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Lead Depleted Canadian Open Montreal Field; Will The Cup Be Roger’s Again?

Sean Randall previews the Montreal Canadian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:55 am in Canadian Open | 78 Comments »

August 2nd, 2017

Roger Federer Confirms Montreal Canadian Open Apperance

Roger Federer is making a run at No. 1.

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 pm in Canadian Open | 10 Comments »

July 22nd, 2017

50th Anniversary of Swiss Open Features No Federer, Wawrinka; ATP Preview

Apparently no appearance money to attract Swiss legends Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka, so the best local fans get is No. 100-ranked Finn-turned-Swiss Henri Laaksonen…

Posted by Staff @ 4:31 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

July 20th, 2017

Roger Federer Admits To Partying Hard After Winning Wimbledon [Video]

Roger Federer is a party animal?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:49 am in Wimbledon | 34 Comments »

July 17th, 2017

With Hard Courts Ahead, Roger Federer Trails Rafael Nadal By Just 550 Race Points!

The Race is on for No. 1!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:45 pm in Wimbledon, Year-End No. 1 | 149 Comments »

July 16th, 2017

Federer Flawless Against Cilic, Wins Record 8th Wimbledon Title, 19th Grand Slam

Roger Federer wins his 8th Wimbledon, and does it in his most dominant form ever.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:10 pm in Wimbledon | 109 Comments »

July 16th, 2017

Tennis World Reacts To Roger Federer’s 8th Wimbledon Title

The stars of tennis gave Roger Federer a salute for winning #19.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:53 pm in Social Media, Wimbledon | 15 Comments »

July 16th, 2017

Roger Federer’s Kids Weren’t Too Interested In Daddy Winning An 8th Wimbledon [Video]

Roger Federer’s young boys were styling at Wimbledon.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:23 pm in Videos, Wimbledon | 15 Comments »

July 16th, 2017

2017 Wimbledon Men’s Final Open Thread: Roger Federer v Marin Cilic

Talk about the Wimbledon final.

Posted by Staff @ 7:21 am in Wimbledon | 228 Comments »