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October 8th, 2019

Murray Gets Into It With Fognini In Shanghai, Federer Wins; Djokovic Wed.

Controversy continues to follow Fabio Fognini.

Posted by Staff @ 4:16 pm in Shanghai | 6 Comments »

August 10th, 2019

Nadal Knocks Out Fognini In Montreal; Russians Medvedev, Khachanov To Meet In SF

Rafael Nadal is closing in on his first non-clay title defense.

Posted by Staff @ 12:19 am in Canadian Open, Montreal | 16 Comments »

July 21st, 2019

Zverev Returns To Clay In Hamburg, Thiem Top Seed

Alexander Zverev will have a tough opener in Hamburg against Nicolas Jarry.

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 pm in Hamburg | 7 Comments »

July 2nd, 2019

Federer, Nadal Shake Off Early Trouble At Wimbledon, Thiem Tumbles; Djokovic, Auger-Aliassime Return

Roger and Rafa began their march to a semifinal collision.

Posted by Staff @ 5:46 pm in Wimbledon | 21 Comments »

May 13th, 2019

Fognini, Coric, Shapovalov Rome Winners; Cilic, Wawrinka Tues

Italian men headline today and tomorrow in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 8:06 pm in Rome | Comments Off on Fognini, Coric, Shapovalov Rome Winners; Cilic, Wawrinka Tues

April 21st, 2019

Nadal Tries To Win A 12th Barcelona Title Against Tough Field With 9 Of Top 20

Rafael Nadal leads a very strong Barcelona field.

Posted by Staff @ 7:58 pm in Barcelona | 6 Comments »

April 21st, 2019

Fognini Overwhelms Lajovic For First Masters Title In Monte Carlo

Fabio Fognini is now a Masters champion.

Posted by Staff @ 3:03 pm in Monte Carlo | Comments Off on Fognini Overwhelms Lajovic For First Masters Title In Monte Carlo

April 20th, 2019

Fabolous Fognini Routs Rafa Nadal In Monte Carlo, Will Meet Lajovic For The Title!

Rafael Nadal plays one his worst matches ever on clay.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:16 pm in Monte Carlo | 4 Comments »

April 19th, 2019

Djokovic Dumped Out Of Monte Carlo By Medvedev; Nadal Unstoppable Now?

Anyone not picking Rafa to win a 12th Monte Carlo title this weekend?

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 pm in Monte Carlo | 32 Comments »

April 18th, 2019

Nadal, Djokovic Cruise Into Monte Carlo Quarters; Zverev, Thiem Tumble Out

The Monte Carlo quarterfinals are set and only two of the Top 8 seeds are still alive. Guess who there are!

Posted by Staff @ 5:53 pm in Monte Carlo | 9 Comments »

April 7th, 2019

Zverev Headlines Marrakech Field Seeking First Title Of Season

Alexander Zverev is starting a busy clay season this week in Morocco.

Posted by Staff @ 9:12 pm in Clay Season | 7 Comments »

February 17th, 2019

Former Champions Thiem, Schwartzman Headline ATP Rio

The last three champions are in the Rio this field this week.

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 pm in Rio | Comments Off on Former Champions Thiem, Schwartzman Headline ATP Rio

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 5th, 2018

Del Potro Rolls Into Beijing SFs, Will Face Fognini In Los Cabos Rematch

Juan Martin del Potro is out for revenge on Fabio Fognini for a loss in the Los Cabos final.

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in beijing | Comments Off on Del Potro Rolls Into Beijing SFs, Will Face Fognini In Los Cabos Rematch

September 30th, 2018

Tomic Back from the Dead, Reality Shows with ATP Chengdu Title

“I should have lost five times,” said Tomic, who was down 3-6 in the final-set tiebreak. “In the second round in qualifying to Gerasimov, I was down 0-40 at 4-4 in the third set and I somehow got through that match; against Klahn in the first round I was down 7-6, 3-1 and in the second round I was down a match point as well against Harris. It’s been a rollercoaster, but I played more aggressive in the quarterfinals and semifinals. I don’t know how many match points I saved today.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »