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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 »

October 9th, 2015

Djokovic Scary Good In Beijing, Nadal Faces Fognini; Nishikori Seeks Revenge On Paire In Tokyo

Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori will try to avenge shock US Open losses tonight.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:27 pm in Asia, beijing | 91 Comments »

October 7th, 2015

Nadal Wins Again In Beijing, Djokovic On Tap Thursday; Nishikori, Wawrinka Advance In Tokyo

Favorites Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka were all winners Wednesday in Asia.

Posted by Staff @ 4:57 pm in Asia, beijing | 4 Comments »

October 4th, 2015

Japanese Hero Kei Nishikori Stars In Tokyo Title Defense; Stan Wawrinka The Top Seed

Defending champion Kei Nishikori returns to Tokyo seeking a third title there.

Posted by Staff @ 7:12 pm in Asia | 2 Comments »

September 25th, 2015

Stan Wawrinka Withdraws From Metz Due To A Right Ankle Sprain

Stan Wawrinka hurt his ankle.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in Injuries | 7 Comments »

September 12th, 2015

Federer Still Flawless, Blows Out Wawrinka To Reach First US Open Final Since 2009; Dominant Djokovic Awaits

A promising US Open semifinal slate turned out to be a dud.

Posted by Staff @ 1:05 am in US Open | 114 Comments »

September 10th, 2015

Roger Federer v Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic v Marin Cilic; US Open Semifinal Picks and Pans

Sean Randall breaks down the US Open men’s semifinals.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:28 pm in US Open | 320 Comments »

September 10th, 2015

Federer PeRFect Again, Rips Gasquet, Will Meet Countryman Wawrinka In US Open Semifinals Friday

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will meet in the US Open semifinals on Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 am in US Open | 54 Comments »

September 9th, 2015

Djokovic Hangs On To Beat Lopez At US Open, Will Meet Cilic In SF; Federer, Wawrinka Favorites Tomorrow

Novak Djokovic had to work hard to win Tuesday night at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 1:22 am in US Open | 208 Comments »

August 29th, 2015

Preview: Odds Against Serena Williams at US Open

Contrary to what commentator Chris Evert says, Serena Williams is the GOAT. She, the Martinas, everyone else is out. But having said that, the odds are against Serena that she is going to win the US Open and complete the calendar year Grand Slam. The pressure build up is too great.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:07 pm in Tennis, US Open | 42 Comments »