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January 2nd, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Loaded Doha; ATP/WTA Week 1 Previews

Federer has won the most singles titles of any player in Doha, and is a perfect 3-0 in finals…Ferrer beat Berdych in last year’s final…Nadal, who is playing doubles with Verdasco, has won the most doubles titles of anyone at the event with four (2005,’09,’11,’15)…Former singles champs in the field are Ferrer (2015), Nadal (2014), and Federer (2011,’06-05).

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 pm in Tennis | 52 Comments »

December 28th, 2015

Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka Lead Abu Dhabi Exo Which Begins Thursday

The Abu Dhabi exo begins on Thursday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:41 am in 2016 Season, Exhibitions | 25 Comments »

December 14th, 2015

Stan Wawrinka And Not Roger Federer Took Home The Swiss Sportsman Of The Year Honor Last Night

Stan Wawrinka beat out Roger Federer to win the Swiss Sportsman of the Year award.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:34 am in 2015 Season | 59 Comments »

November 21st, 2015

Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer For The 2015 ATP Finals, Who’s The Pick?

Who’ll win the ATP Finals between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer? Sean Randall makes his pick.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:55 pm in ATP Finals | 113 Comments »

November 20th, 2015

Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer v Stan Wawrinka; 2015 ATP Finals SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall handicaps the London semifinals: Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer v Stan Wawrinka.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:37 pm in ATP Finals | 330 Comments »

November 19th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Sets Rafael Nadal SF At ATP Finals, Will Roger Federer Play Andy Murray Or Stan Wawrinka?

Three of the Big 4 have made the SFs, will Andy Murray join?

Posted by Staff @ 7:37 pm in ATP Finals | 228 Comments »

November 17th, 2015

Roger Federer Proves Novak Djokovic Is Beatable; Andy Murray Meets Rafael Nadal Wednesday At ATP Finals

Roger Federer turned back the clock once again, beating Novak Djokovic to secure an ATP Finals semifinal spot. Tomorrow Rafael Nadal collides with Andy Murray.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:49 pm in ATP Finals | 107 Comments »

November 7th, 2015

Novak Djokovic And Andy Murray Will Battle For The Final Masters Event Of The Season In Paris

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray meet in the Paris final, who’ll be the winner?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:12 pm in Paris | 257 Comments »

November 3rd, 2015

Djokovic Advances In Paris Title Defense Opener, Streak At 18; Federer, Nadal, Murray In Action Wednesday

Novak Djokovic won his 18th straight match, taking the opening of his Paris title defense on Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in Paris | 44 Comments »

October 31st, 2015

Previews: ATP Paris Masters Field Loaded, Djokovic Defends

All of the Top 10 and 15 of the Top 16 players post this coming week for the Paris Masters, the final regular-season tournament on the ATP World Tour. Who will be hot going into the ATP Finals, where the Top 8 field is already set?

Posted by Staff @ 7:16 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

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 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 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 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 »