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November 10th, 2018

Tsitsipas Tops De Minaur For ATP Milan NextGen Title

20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas ends 2018 as the NextGen Milan champion.

Posted by Staff @ 10:42 pm in ATP | 1 Comment »

November 9th, 2018

Djokovic, Nadal Take Home 2018 ATP Awards; Federer Named Fan Favorite For 16th Straight Year

Roger Federer was named ATP Fan Favorite for a 16th straight year.

Posted by Staff @ 6:41 pm in 2018 Season, ATP | 9 Comments »

October 28th, 2018

Ridiculous 1st Rd Tests for Nadal, Federer, Seeds at ATP Paris Masters

Did You Know? Only Novak Djokovic has been able to successfully defend the long-standing Paris Masters title, winning three years in a row (2015-13). Winning then losing in the following year’s final were six players: Stan Smith (1972-73), Boris Becker (1989-90), Guy Forget (1991-92), Pete Sampras (1997-98), David Nalbandian (2007-08), and David Ferrer (2012-13).

Posted by Staff @ 4:33 pm in Paris, Tennis | 11 Comments »

October 25th, 2018

Federer Flies Into Basel QFs, Faces Simon Friday; Thiem-Nishikori In Vienna

Roger Federer has won his last 17 matches in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 8:21 pm in Fall Season | 37 Comments »

October 24th, 2018

Zverev Wins 50th, Cilic Out In Basel; Federer Returns Thursday

Jack Sock lost for a second time in as many weeks to Ernests Gulbis.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 pm in Fall Season | 5 Comments »

October 21st, 2018

Tsitsipas Sets Greek History with ATP Stockholm Title

Mark Philippoussis doesn’t count.

Posted by Staff @ 8:40 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 10th, 2018

Federer Opens Shanghai Title Defense With 3 Set Win; Del Potro, Zverev Also Winners

Roger Federer opened his Shanghai title defense with a 3-set win over Tokyo champion Daniil Medvedev.

Posted by Staff @ 7:58 pm in Shanghai | 10 Comments »

October 7th, 2018

Federer, Djokovic, Del Potro Lead Shanghai Field; Wawrinka-Coric Monday

The Big 4 have won the last 8 Shanghai Masters titles.

Posted by Staff @ 9:54 pm in Shanghai | 2 Comments »

September 29th, 2018

Cilic Leads, but Unseeded Kyrgios, Wawrinka Add Sriracha to Japan Open Field; Preview

A mine field of unseeded floaters as (7) Chung starts against Shapovalov (winner to meet the Wawrinka-Taylor Fritz winner), Simon vs. De Minaur with the winner to meet (3) Tsitsipas, and (8) Gasquet vs. Kyrgios 2nd rd…

Posted by Staff @ 2:09 pm in Tennis | 13 Comments »

September 16th, 2018

Nishikori Leads Seeds at Moselle Open in Metz; ATP Preview

Rising youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and former champ Lucas Pouille will contend, along with a few unseeded floaters giving the seeds some early challenges.

Posted by Staff @ 2:40 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

August 23rd, 2018

Men’s US Open Preview: Djokovic Lands In Federer Quarter In Draw, Nadal Looks Good

Sean Randall preview the men’s US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:56 pm in US Open | 49 Comments »

August 15th, 2018

Federer Wins In Summer Debut; Djokovic, Delpo, Wawrinka v Nishikori Wed.

Roger Federer’s win streak at Cincinnati climbs to 11.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Cincinnati | 25 Comments »

August 13th, 2018

Djokovic, Wawrinka Monday Winners In Cincinnati, Murray Out; Federer Set For Summer Debut

Seven-time champion Roger Federer makes his summer debut Tuesday at Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Cincinnati | 16 Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Nadal Hangs On, Beats Tsitsipas To Win 4th Canadian Open, 33rd Masters

Rafael Nadal turns away the birthday boy Stefanos Tsitsipas to win another Masters.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:43 pm in Canadian Open | 6 Comments »

August 12th, 2018

Nadal Toughs Out Khachanov, Will Meet Tsurprising Tsisitpas For Toronto Title; Who’s The Pick?

Can Rafael Nadal stop the phenom that is Stefanos Tsitsipas?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:26 am in Canadian Open | 42 Comments »