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October 29th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Clash on Horizon Next Week at ATP Paris Masters

World No. 1 Djokovic starts against either Nicolas Almagro or Gilles Muller, then likely facing No. 14 Dimitrov…No. 2 Murray will start against either Fernando Verdasco or a qualifier, then likely No. 13 Lucas Pouille…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in ATP, Paris, Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 28th, 2016

Nishikori Knocks Out Del Potro In Basel, Wawrinka Stunned By Elder Zverev

Stan Wawrinka fell to qualifier Mischa Zverev in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 9:03 pm in Fall Season | Comments Off

October 27th, 2016

Wawrinka Reaches Basel QFs; Del Potro v Nishikori Friday

Three former US Open champions are in action Friday in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:10 pm in Fall Season | Comments Off

October 26th, 2016

Del Potro Wins Basel Opener, Faces Goffin; 3 US Open Champions In Action Thursday

Juan Martin Del Potro will face David Goffin Thursday in Basel. The Belgian just beat Delpo in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Fall Season | 56 Comments »

October 26th, 2016

Wawrinka A 3-Set Winner In Basel, Raonic, Dimitrov Upset; Del Potro, Nishikori Wednesday

Stan Wawrinka ending a 4-match first round losing streak in Basel Tuesday.

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 am in Fall Season | 1 Comment »

October 22nd, 2016

Wawrinka Leads, Year-end Hopefuls Gather Next Week at Basel Swiss Indoors

Homegrown champ Stan Wawrinka is the top seed, and players Marin Cilic and David Goffin are looking to use Basel to boost their qualifying chances for the year-end championships at the Swiss Indoors next week.

Posted by Staff @ 3:22 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 13th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Roll Into Shanghai QFs; Wawrinka Goes Down

Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic both were upset Thursday in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 2:49 pm in Shanghai | 64 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

September 29th, 2016

Defending Champion Stan Wawrinka Withdraws From Tokyo With A Back Injury

Stan Wawrinka won’t be able to defend his Tokyo title due to a bad back.

Posted by Staff @ 6:06 pm in Tokyo | 2 Comments »

September 26th, 2016

Teen Alexander Zverev Beats Stan Wawrinka’s For First Career ATP Title In St. Petersburg

19-year-old Alexander Zverev won his first career title Sunday in St. Petersburg.

Posted by Staff @ 10:19 am in 2016 Season | 23 Comments »

September 24th, 2016

Wawrinka v Zverev in St. Petersburg Final; Thiem Faces Pouille For Metz Title

Two good finals are on tap Sunday on the ATP tour. Will Alex Zverev and/or Lucas Pouille win their first titles?

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in 2016 Season | 33 Comments »

September 23rd, 2016

Berdych v Zverev In St. Petersburg, Wawrinka Keeps Rolling; Thiem Takes On Simon In Metz

Some good Saturday semifinal matchups on the ATP in Europe.

Posted by Staff @ 4:10 pm in 2016 Season | 1 Comment »

September 17th, 2016

US Open Champ Wawrinka in Russia, French in Metz; ATP Previews

The St. Petersburg Open in Russia welcomes US Open champion Stan Wawrinka and three of the Top 10, while the Moselle Open in France features Dominic Thiem and a strong French contingent this week on the ATP World Tour

Posted by Staff @ 7:59 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 14th, 2016

Stan Wawrinka Beat Novak Djokovic Sunday, Then Lost To Jimmy Fallon On Monday

Stan Wawrinka went on the Jimmy Fallon Show Monday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:07 am in US Open, Videos | 4 Comments »

September 12th, 2016

10 Things I Think I Thought About Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic And The US Open

Recapping the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:40 pm in US Open | 122 Comments »