Posted by Staff on November 27th, 2022 @ 10:22 pm
Canada won their first ever Davis Cup title Sunday cruising past Australia 2-0 in the final played in Malaga, Spain.
Canada swept both singles to clinch the victory. Denis Shapovalov opened things with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Felix Auger-Aliassime finished the Australian’s off with an impressive 6-3, 6-4 win over an in-form Alex De Minaur.
“The emotions are tough to describe,” said Auger-Aliassime after. “Denis and I grew up together, …
Posted by Staff on November 26th, 2022 @ 7:48 pm
Canada will go for history once again seeking their first Davis Cup title Sunday against Australia in Malaga, Spain.
The Canadians, who finished runner-up in 2019, powered past Italy today 2-1 in the semifinals. Felix Auger-Aliassime tallied both points for Canada winning in singles over Lorenzo Musetti 6-3, 6-4, and then joining Vasek Pospisil to defeat Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini 7-6(2), 7-5.
In the opener, Denis Shapovalov fell to Lorenzo Sonego …
Posted by Staff on November 20th, 2022 @ 8:27 pm
Djokovic began 2022 in the worst possible way getting deported from Australia. But the Serb finished on top in his own way winning his sixth ATP Finals title trouncing Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-3 Sunday in Turin.
The win puts Djokovic even with Roger Federer for the all-time record at six ATP Finals. It was also his first crown at the event since 2015. And at 35, he’s the oldest winner …
Posted by Staff on November 19th, 2022 @ 8:56 pm
Novak Djokovic moved into his 15th career ATP Finals title match on Saturday with a tight 7-6(5), 7-6(6) win over Taylor Fritz in the Turin semifinals.
Despite a 3-hour plus thriller yesterday, Djokovic was in form early against the American squeaking out yet another tiebreaker.
Fritz would get ahead in the second in a crucial game serving out the set, the 25-year-old faltered missing an open backhand down-the-line at 5-4, 30-all. A …
Posted by Staff on November 18th, 2022 @ 11:09 pm
The last day of the ATP Finals round-robin stage to place Friday with Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev coming ahead in that order in the Red Group.
Rublev kept his ATP Finals title hopes alive by reaching the semifinals after a solid 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over former champion Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Rublev was 0-2 against the Greek in 2022 and looked to headed toward a third loss until he rallied from a …
Posted by Staff on November 17th, 2022 @ 11:02 pm
Taylor Fritz didn’t even qualify for the ATP Finals, but now he’s in the last four.
Fritz got in only after Carlos Alcaraz withdrew, and he’s made the most of his fortunes in his debut.
Today, Fritz reached the semifinals with a stunning win over Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-2 in what was a virtual semifinal with the winner moving on and the loser going home.
Powered by his booming serve, Fritz …
Posted by Staff on November 17th, 2022 @ 11:16 am
The Australian government confirmed that Novak Djokovic has been granted a visa which will allow him to compete in Australia in January.
A Thursday statement from Minister for Immigration Andre Giles read:
“Following the cancellation of his visa, Mr Djokovic sought revocation of the cancellation decision in accordance with the Migration Act. After considering all relevant factors, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, and Multicultural Affairs the Hon Andrew Giles MP decided to …
Posted by Staff on November 16th, 2022 @ 8:03 pm
Novak Djokovic stormed into the semifinals of the ATP Finals on Wednesday cruising past Andrey Rublev 6-4, 6-1.
It was just their third meeting, but it was all Djokovic who made just six unforced errors in the match.
“I played very, very well. One of the best matches of the year without a doubt,” Djokovic said. “He is a tough opponent. A great competitor. He possesses a lot of strengths in his …
Posted by Staff on November 15th, 2022 @ 11:19 pm
Rafael Nadal’s bid for a first ATP Finals title ended Tuesday in Turin. The 22-time Grand Slam winner was throttled by Felix Auger-Aliassime with efficient ease 6-3, 6-4. The debutant Auger-Aliassime collected his first win in the ATP Finals.
“I think having one match here, I got used to the conditions on center court,” Auger-Aliassime said. “It helped me a lot. I felt my game was better today. My serve was …
Posted by Staff on November 15th, 2022 @ 6:16 pm
According to several reports out of Australia, Novak Djokovic’s ban will be overturned allowing the Serb to travel to the country and play the Australian Open in January.
Under rule, foreigners face a 3-year ban when deported from Australia, which Djokovic was in January. However, reports are that the new immigration minister has overturned the ban.
“If the federal government decides to allow Novak Djokovic to return, he will be welcome at …
Posted by Staff on November 15th, 2022 @ 5:57 pm
After finishing last year No. 32, Carlos Alcaraz made the leap and is now guaranteed to finish 2022 as the No. 1 player in the world.
The 19-year-old sensation becomes the youngest ATP year-end No. 1 ever. That’s younger than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras and the list goes on and on of the now-17 to finish on top.
Alcaraz secured the position in the last 24 hours which …
Posted by Staff on November 14th, 2022 @ 8:40 pm
Novak Djokovic improved to 14-1 in ATP Finals opening round robin matches with yet another win over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Djokovic ran his mark against the Greek to 10-2 having won his last nine following a 6-4, 7-6(4) win Monday night in Turin.
Djokovic was dominant on his forehand and serve and his game just torments Tsitsipas.
“We have played some really close matches in the past few tournaments against each other,” Djokovic …
Posted by Staff on November 13th, 2022 @ 8:15 pm
Upsets were the theme on opening day of the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy. Taylor Fritz surprised Rafael Nadal in the night match with a convincing 7-6(1), 6-1 win in his ATP Finals debut.
Fritz defeated Nadal in the Indian Wells final but Nadal returned the favor at Wimbledon. Indoors, though, Fritz was paced by his monster serve to beat Nadal who falls to 0-2 in singles play since the US …
Posted by Staff on November 12th, 2022 @ 9:28 pm
The 2022 year-end ATP Finals kick off on Sunday with Green Group play featuring Rafael Nadal against Taylor Fritz and Casper Ruud opens the event taking on the hot-handed Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Nadal, who has a shot at the No. 1 ranking this week, has never won the ATP Finals title before, one of the few big trophies not in his cabinet.
He and Fritz split two meetings earlier this year with injuries …
Posted by Staff on November 11th, 2022 @ 11:04 am
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were drawn into different groups for the upcoming ATP Finals, it was announced on Wednesday.
Djokovic, a 5-time champion at the event, is in a loaded Red Group with fellow former winners Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev plus Andrey Rublev.
Nadal, who has never won the ATP Finals, is the overall top seed and fell in the weaker Green Group with Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor …