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November 17th, 2010

ATP World Tour Finals Preview Part II: The Players

ATP World Tour Finals Preview Part II: The Players

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 11:26 pm in 2010 Season, ATP, London, Masters Cup, Tennis | 147 Comments »

November 17th, 2010

ATP World Tour Finals Preview Part I: A Brief History

ATP World Tour Finals Preview Part I: A Brief History

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 11:22 pm in 2010 Season, ATP, London, Masters Cup, Tennis | 6 Comments »

October 19th, 2008

Maturing Murray Masters Madrid

Andy Murray is quickly becoming a real powerhouse on the ATP circuit. Earlier today the 21-year-old Brit collected his second straight Tennis Masters title defeating the surprising Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-6(6) in the Madrid final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:42 pm in Madrid, Masters Cup, Year-End No. 1 | 82 Comments »

March 31st, 2008

No April Fools: Pro Tennis Goes to Numbers, ‘Premier’

Last year the ATP and WTA tours each circulated a contest among their staff, ‘Let’s Confuse Fans Again by Renaming Our Top-Level Events.’

Posted by Richard Vach @ 5:38 pm in ATP, ITF, Madrid, Masters Cup, Schedule, Tennis, Tennis Masters Cup, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, WTA, WTA Tour | 9 Comments »

November 18th, 2007

Dominating Federer restores order in Shanghai

He was vulnerable in the Wimbledon final against Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic was on his heels in the US Open final and in recent weeks, he lost in consecutive events to David Nalbandian.

Posted by Abe Kuijl @ 11:17 pm in Masters Cup | 38 Comments »

November 18th, 2007

Federer, Ferrer way above rest of the field

Even though Roger Federer lost his opening encounter against Fernando Gonzalez in Shanghai, he wasn’t playing a poor match.

Posted by Abe Kuijl @ 11:16 pm in Masters Cup | 5 Comments »

November 11th, 2007

Shanghai Preview

When David Nalbandian moved up to the ninth position in the ATP rankings after winning the Masters Series events in Madrid and Paris, he became the first alternate for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.

Posted by Abe Kuijl @ 11:19 pm in Masters Cup | 14 Comments »

July 3rd, 2007

ATP Marketing Geniuses Again Change Tennis Finale

The names conjure up the biggest championships in sports: The Super Bowl, The World Cup, The World Series, The Stanley Cup, golf’s The Masters. In tennis, the year-end championship is more like a quiz show even hardcore fans struggle to keep up with. The man-on-the-street quiz: Q: What is men’s tennis’ year-end championship called? A: […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:35 am in ATP, Etienne de Villiers, Masters Cup, Year-End No. 1 | 10 Comments »

April 11th, 2007

ATP Does Reverse, Says Slams Bigger Than Tennis Masters Series

Yesterday the ATP’s U.S. media maven, Greg “The Remorseless Eating Machine” Sharko told me that the news that came from a spokesman out of the ATP’s international office in regard to the Masters Series events receiving the same number of ranking points as the Grand Slams under the tour’s new 2009 calendar was incorrect. Shark(o), […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 3:22 pm in American tennis, Etienne de Villiers, ITF, Masters Cup, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

November 19th, 2006

Blake in Final of Possibly Fictitious “Masters Cup”

Apparently there’s this event, the Masters Cup or Masters or Grand Prix final or ATP Championship, something, going on in Shanghai. In the morning I get on the internet and see the results, so unless this is an elaborate internet hoax, something is going on. Today Roger Federer played Rafael Nadal, that must have been […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:29 am in Masters Cup | 26 Comments »

November 18th, 2006

ATP “Super Bowl” Gets No TV Time in U.S.

I was out having a few cocktails with a tennis “industry type” the other night, and we were contemplating a potential nightmare that could possibly come true — and now has. What if world No. 1 Roger Federer and No. 2 Rafael Nadal met Saturday in the semifinals of the ATP’s biggest event — the […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:02 am in Masters Cup, Tennis on TV | 25 Comments »

November 15th, 2006

Chinese Scandal Possibly Threatens ATP Masters Cup

An ever-widening sports scandal in China that has already claimed Shanghai’s top Communist party official Chen Liangyu could threaten the ATP’s Tennis Masters Cup, according to Indian news site “It doesn’t affect our tournament. I feel it’s in good shape we’ve got a partner and promoter who work very closely in Shanghai, they’ve been […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:17 pm in Etienne de Villiers, Masters Cup | 14 Comments »