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October 27th, 2018

Federer Rolls Into Basel Final, Seeks 99th Career Title Against Qualifier Copil

Roger Federer will seek his 99th career ATP title, 9th in Basel Sunday. While Marius Copil bids for a first title.

Posted by Staff @ 6:13 pm in Fall Season | 23 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 27th, 2017

Federer Rallies In Basel, Cilic v Del Potro SF; Tsonga Sacks Zverev In Vienna

The top 4 seeds led by Roger Federer reach the Basel semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:37 pm in Fall Season | 43 Comments »

October 24th, 2017

Federer Dominates Tiafoe In Basel, Del Potro Wed.; Thiem Wins In Vienna

Unlike the US Open, Roger Federer had no issues today with Frances Tiafoe.

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 pm in Fall Season | 17 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Murray Wins Vienna Over Tsonga, Can Take No. 1 from Djokovic in Paris This Week

“The tiebreak was really, really tight,” Murray said. “I think it was a high-level tiebreak. There wasn’t really many mistakes…Jo fought well and started playing a lot better. He was more aggressive and taking some more chances and making the shots.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:12 pm in Fall Season | 20 Comments »

October 17th, 2014

Want To Watch Andy Murray Eat Cake? Of Course You Do [Video]

Andy Murray ate cake in Vienna.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:12 pm in Videos | 21 Comments »

October 21st, 2012

Del Potro, Berdych Win Titles, Close In On London Berths; Venus, Wozniacki Champions Again

After Sunday titles, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro moved closer to London berths. Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki ended lengthy title droughts.

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in ATP Finals, Stockholm | 6 Comments »

October 19th, 2012

Haas Wins 500th, Joins Del Potro in Vienna QFs; Tsonga, Berdych Advance In Stockholm; Venus Alive In Luxembourg

Tommy Haas and Sam Stosur reached match win milestones Thursday. Haas won his 500th career match, Stosur her 400th.

Posted by Staff @ 1:38 am in Stockholm | 10 Comments »

October 30th, 2011

Azarenka, Kvitova Meet For WTA Champs Title; Del Potro, Tsonga Tangle In Vienna

Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova will clash Sunday in the finals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

Posted by Staff @ 1:14 am in WTA | 103 Comments »

October 23rd, 2010

Federer Into Stockolm Final; Baghdatis, Troicki Vie for Vienna Title

Roger Federer is bidding to tie Pete Sampras with 64 career ATP titles.

Posted by Staff @ 3:23 pm in Stockholm | 72 Comments »

October 22nd, 2010

Juan Martin Del Potro Withdraws, Thomas Muster to Play Vienna

Juan Martin Del Potro and Thomas Muster are in the Vienna field.

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in 2010 Season | 33 Comments »

October 25th, 2009

ATP Previews: Lyon, Vienna, St. Petersburg; Safin Retirement Tour

Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon Lyon, France Surface: hard indoor Seeds: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Ivan Ljubicic, Juan Monaco, Julien Benneteau, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Benjamin Becker, Al Montanes ADHEREL Floaters: None Notes: One Top 10er in Tsonga; wildcards to oldies Arnaud Clement, Sebastien Grosjean, Michael Llodra (are there no French up-and-comers?); Algeria’s Lamine Ouahab gets [...]

Posted by Staff @ 1:12 am in Drug Testing, Tennis | 14 Comments »

October 10th, 2008

Federer Ready for Madrid; Nadal, Djokovic Await

That Roger Federer is one curious cat, isn’t he?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:59 pm in Madrid, Year-End No. 1 | 78 Comments »