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October 22nd, 2016

Murray Looks to Close Further on No. 1 Djokovic at Vienna Open

Andy Murray is closing on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, and Vienna this week could be a big part of the Brit having a shot at catching the Serb at the year-end championships.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 19th, 2016

ATP Race To London: Thiem, Berdych, Goffin Cilic, Bautista Agut Fighting For Final Spot

The ATP Race for London is winding down, realistically just one spot remains.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:09 pm in ATP Finals | 20 Comments »

October 12th, 2016

Nadal, Berdych Bounced Out Of Shanghai; Djokovic, Murray-Pouille Thursday

Shangai Surprises: Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov all lost Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 4:08 pm in Shanghai | 17 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 »

October 5th, 2016

Injuries Kick Kei Nishokori And Tomas Berdych Out Of Tokyo

Former champions Kei Nishikori and Tomas Berdych crashed out of Tokyo on Wednesday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in Tokyo | 1 Comment »

October 2nd, 2016

Berdych Bounces Back from Surgery, Beats Gasquet in ATP Shenzhen Final

“Five weeks ago I was in hospital, now I’m sitting here with the trophy,” said Berdych, who missed the US Open due to an appendicitis. “Things are changing very quickly.

Posted by Staff @ 5:35 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Defending Champ Tomas Berdych To Meet Richard Gasquet In Shenzhen Final

After suffering from appendicitis a month ago, Tomas Berdych is back in a title match.

Posted by Staff @ 6:36 pm in Asia | No Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Nishikori, 3 of Top 10, Cilic, Kyrgios at ATP Tokyo; Preview

The field features three of the Top 10, in addition to US Open winner Marin Cilic and the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios…Tough start for (1) Nishikori against Almagro, who beat him a few years ago in Tokyo…

Posted by Staff @ 2:46 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

September 30th, 2016

Berdych, Gasquet Advance To Shenzhen SFs; Khachanov Impresses In Chengdu, Thiem Doesn’t

Semifinals take place Saturday in Asia on the ATP.

Posted by Staff @ 4:30 pm in Asia | No Comments »

September 29th, 2016

Berdych Battles Vesely In Shenzhen Rematch; Thiem, Dimitrov, Khachanov Headline Chengdu QFs

20-year-old Karen Khachanov will try to reach his first career ATP semifinal in Chengdu.

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in Asia | No 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 »

August 21st, 2016

Due To Appendicitis Tomas Berdych Will Miss His First US Open

Tomas Berdych is the first big name on the men’s side to pull out of the US Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:53 am in Injuries, US Open | 3 Comments »

August 19th, 2016

Murray Slogs Through Anderson To Win 600th, Nadal Ousted By Coric, Nishikori Falls In Cincinnati

The quarterfinals are set in Cincinnati and Andy Murray is the only former champion left.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Cincinnati | 48 Comments »

August 15th, 2016

Cincinnati Men’s Draw Preview: Who’s Playing? Andy Murray? Rafael Nadal? Kei Nishikori?

Sean Randall previews the Cincinnati draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:02 am in Cincinnati | 11 Comments »