Tenis

Fuente: Clarín
Sat, 21/10/2017 09:57

Juan Del Potro busca sacar boleto a la final en Estocolmo

El tandilense enfrenta a Verdasco en las semis de Estocolmo. El Peque se cruza con el griego Tsitsipas en Amberes.

Fuente: La Nación
Sat, 21/10/2017 08:53

Juan Martín del Potro-Fernando Verdasco, ATP 250 de Estocolmo: el tandilense busca la final del torneo

Se enfrentan desde las 10, por las semifinales del certamen sueco; transmite DirecTV Sports (616/1616)

Fuente: La Nación
Sat, 21/10/2017 00:00

Juan Martín del Potro logró un éxito especial y tuvo un gesto que mereció el aplauso

El tandilense pudo haber ganado antes, pero pidió el Ojo de Halcón por su rival; ya es el tercer argentino con más triunfos y jugará ante Verdasco la semifinal en Estocolmo

Fuente: Ole
Fri, 20/10/2017 18:58

El gran gesto de Delpo

Juan Martín Del Potro sigue dando motivos para que los argentinos se sientan orgullosos. Esta vez fue por su triunfo los cuartos de final del ATP de Estocolmo, ante el japonés Yuichi Sugita. Era match point para el tandilense, quien luego de un fuerte servicio, frenó inesperadamente el punto, nadie entendía por qué. Enseguida, en una charla con el juez de línea, el argentino le explicó que su saque había sido malo, y para confirmarlo pidió revisar el punto con el Ojo de Halcón. Efectivamente el saque había sido malo y el punto se volvió a jugar. Finalmente, Delpo ganó el punto y el partido por 6-2 y 7-6 (6), consiguiendo así su pase a la semifinal del torneo que defiende. Es más, este torneo fue el último que la Torre de Tandil ganó. El sábado, Juan Martín enfrentará al español Fernando Verdasco, quien venció al sudafricano Kevin Anderson. El tandilense, 19° del ranking mundial, necesita los puntos de este torneo si pretende clasificarse al Masters de Londres. Mientras en el fútbol se discute por la inclusión del VAR, Del Potro demostró que es posible usar la tecnología con honestidad. Mirá el gran gesto del tandilense. [VID]OLEVID20171020_0020[/VID]

Fuente: La Nación
Fri, 20/10/2017 14:00

Juan Martín Del Potro-Yuichi Sugita, por el ATP 250 de Estocolmo: el tandilense busca las semifinales

El principal tenista de nuestro país defiende el título en la capital sueca; en caso de ganar, se enfrentará con el ganador de Anderson y Verdasco

Fuente: La Nación
Fri, 20/10/2017 13:24

El "scanner" de un campeón: los números de Juan Martín del Potro

[VIDEO] Una radiografía distinta de uno de los mejores tenistas de la Argentina

Fuente: Clarín
Fri, 20/10/2017 10:15

Juan Martín Del Potro va por otro paso en la defensa del título

Enfrenta al japonés Yuichi Sugita por los cuartos de final del ATP de Estocolmo.

Fuente: Ámbito
Fri, 20/10/2017 09:40

Tras su sólida victoria, Del Potro busca un lugar en las semis de Estocolmo

El tandilense enfrentará al japonés Sugita, 37° del ránking, a quien venció en su único enfrentamiento.

Fuente: La Nación
Fri, 20/10/2017 08:19

Horarios y TV del viernes: Juan Martín del Potro en Estocolmo y Diego Schwartzman en Amberes

El tandilense juega a las 13.30, mientras que el Peque lo hará 15.30; además, la NBA, el Abierto de Hurlingham y el TC Mouras

Fuente: Página 12
Fri, 20/10/2017 04:00

Federer y Nadal

Fuente: La Nación
Fri, 20/10/2017 00:00

Se ríen de los límites: Roger Federer y Lewis Hamilton persiguen los records imposibles

Los monstruos del tenis y de la Fórmula 1 no están tan lejos de las marcas que señalaron Jimmy Connors y Michael Schumacher y que hasta no hace mucho parecían imbatibles

Fuente: La Nación
Fri, 20/10/2017 00:00

La opinión de Norberto Fontana y José Luis Clerc sobre las marcas que podrían batir Lewis Hamilton y Roger Federer

El ex piloto fue rival de Michael Schumacher en Fórmula 1 durante 1997 y Batata tiene historial positivo de 3-1 sobre Jimmy Connors

Fuente: La Nación
Thu, 19/10/2017 22:45

Ahora sí: en el polo, hoy debutará el presidente-jugador en el Abierto de Hurlingham

Tras estar lesionado, Eduardo Novillo Astrada (h.) estrenará esta tarde su condición de dirigente y deportista al mismo tiempo, en La Aguada-Las Monjitas vs. Ellerstina, por un lugar en la final

Fuente: Perfil
Thu, 19/10/2017 19:00

Del Potro inició la defensa del título en Estocolmo

El tandilense, campeón en 2016, debutó con un triunfo en dos sets sobre Jan-Lennard Struff y se metió en cuartos de final, donde se medirá con el japonés Sugita.

Fuente: Perfil
Thu, 19/10/2017 19:00

Las cuatro claves de Roger Federer para no dejar el tenis

El suizo cierra una gran temporada, todavía con chances de terminar como número uno del ranking. Su Majestad explica asegura que va por más.

Fuente: Ámbito
Thu, 19/10/2017 18:50

Del Potro arrancó de la mejor forma su defensa en Estocolmo

El tandilense, campeón defensor del torneo sueco, debutó venciendo al alemán Struff por 6-2 y 7-6 (6). En cuartos de medirá al japonés Sugita.

Fuente: La Nación
Thu, 19/10/2017 15:14

Juan Martín del Potro, en el Luna Park: anuncian un partido exhibición ante el excéntrico Nick Kyrgios

Jugarán el 14 de diciembre; será la segunda presentación del tandilense en el estadio

Fuente: La Nación
Thu, 19/10/2017 15:08

Las cuatro claves de Roger Federer para estar vigente a los 36 años: el suizo reveló cómo logra seguir en lo más alto

El tenista suizo valoró el apoyo de su familia y explicó por qué necesita descansar: "Cuando descanso lo suficiente siento hambre de gloria"

Fuente: Clarín
Thu, 19/10/2017 13:47

Pampita Ardohain y Pico Mónaco: súper acaramelados en sus vacaciones

La modelo y el ex tenista deslumbraron en las redes sociales con sus lomazos al rayo del sol y arriba de un yate. ¡MIRÁ LA FOTOGALERÍA!

Fuente: Ole
Thu, 19/10/2017 13:06

Avanza el Peque

Diego Schwartzman avanzó este jueves a los cuartos de final del ATP 250 de Amberes, en Bélgica, luego de haber superado al estadounidense Ernesto Escobedo, por 6-3 y 7-6 (5). El argentino, número 26 del ranking ATP, necesitó de una hora y 43 minutos para vencer a Escobedo, quien había dejado atrás a Shapovalov en la ronda incial. El estadounidense había triunfado en el único enfrentamiento previo entre ambos, que tuvo lugar en el ATP de Nottingham, que sirve como preparación para Wimbledon y que se disputa en césped, a diferencia de Amberes, que tiene una superficie rápida. El Peque jugará su próximo partido este viernes frente al ganador del duelo entre David Ferrer y el local Steve Darcis. Este torneo repartirá en premios 660.375 euros, tiene como máximo favorito al título al belga David Goffin (10) y el segundo cabeza de serie el francés Jo Wilfried Tsonga (17).

Fuente: Perfil
Thu, 19/10/2017 12:40

Pampita y Pico Mónaco más apasionados que nunca

La modelo y conductora publicó una serie de fotos donde se la ve a puro beso y mimos con el extenista.

Fuente: Ole
Thu, 19/10/2017 11:57

Las cuatro claves de Federer

El suizo reveló cuáles son las cuatro cosas que lo mantienen jugando al tenis profesionalmente y habló de su retiro.

Fuente: Clarín
Thu, 19/10/2017 11:25

Roger Federer contó cuáles son las cuatro cosas con las que espanta el retiro

"Se que dejaré de jugar más pronto que tarde, ya no tengo 22 años", explicó el suizo. Qué lo mantiene en cancha.

Fuente: Clarín
Thu, 19/10/2017 07:06

Juan Martín Del Potro busca en Estocolmo puntos que lo acerquen al Masters

Enfrenta al alemán JanLennard Struff, en el inicio de la defensa del título de un año atrás.

Fuente: La Nación
Thu, 19/10/2017 00:00

ATP 250 de Estocolmo: Juan Martín Del Potro debuta ante el alemán Jan-Lennard Stuff

El tandilense busca el pase a los cuartos de final del torneo sueco donde defiende la corona conseguida el año pasado

Fuente: Ole
Wed, 18/10/2017 20:33

Delpo, por la gloria (de nuevo)

El número uno del tenis en la Argentina comenzará este jueves la defensa de su título en el ATP 250 de Estocolmo. Sí: frente al alemán Jan Lennard Struff y en el partido válido por los octavos de final del mencionado certamen (será después de las 16 hs), Delpo intentará comenzar con el pie derecho en su misión de repetir la coronación (el año pasado se impuso ante el estadounidense Jack Sock en la final). El tandilense, ubicado en el puesto 19 del ranking mundial de la ATP, se medirá ante Struff (49), quien avanzó a la instancia mencionada con antelación tras haber superado al rumano Marius Copil por 6-7 (2-7), 6-4 y 7-6 (14-12) en un partido muy parejo que se extendió durante dos horas y cuarto. Cabe señalar que Del Potro tiene un antecedente favorable ante Struff: lo venció en el 2016, por los octavos de final del ATP de Munich (fue 6-2, 3-6 y 6-3). En caso de que la Torre de Tandil supere al alemán, en cuartos de final de enfrentará al ganador del partido entre Marcos Baghdatis (91) y el japonés Yuigi Sugita (37). Así, después de haber jugado las semifinales en el Masters 1000 de Shanghai, Delpo va en busca de la gloria (una vez más), al igual que en el 2016.

Fuente: Perfil
Wed, 18/10/2017 07:40

El descanso de Nadal que Federer puede aprovechar

El español confirmó que se baja del ATP de Basilea por recomendación de su médico. El suizo sí jugará ante su gente y buscará acercarse al número uno.

Fuente: Página 12
Wed, 18/10/2017 05:20

Cilic juega el ATP porteño

Fuente: Página 12
Wed, 18/10/2017 05:20

Mayer perdió en el debut

Fuente: Ámbito
Tue, 17/10/2017 21:04

Mayer se despidió rápido en Estocolmo ante una promesa local

El correntino perdió 6-4, 3-6 y 7-5 ante el joven sueco Elias Ymer. El jueves debutará Juan Martín Del Potro, campeón defensor, quien todavía espera rival.

Fuente: Página 12
Tue, 17/10/2017 19:19

Del Potro en Estocolmo

Fuente: Ámbito
Tue, 17/10/2017 16:39

Para no poner en riesgo el Nº 1, Nadal decidió no presentarse en Basilea

El tenista español anunció que no jugará el ATP 500 suizo por dolencias en una de sus rodillas. El mallorquí no quiere arriesgarse a perderse lo que resta de temporada y dejarle el camino allanado a la cima del ranking a Federer. Volverá a jugar en París.

Fuente: Ole
Tue, 17/10/2017 16:35

Debut sin suerte

Leonardo Mayer no tuvo un buen arranque en el ATP 250 de Estocolmo. El correntino, número 53 del mundo, cayó frente a Elias Ymer (202º), en tres sets por 6-4, 3-6 y 7-5. Así, Yacaré se despidió en la primera ronda del torneo que se disputa sobre superficie dura y reparte 660.375 euros en premios. Leo luchó durante dos horas y siete minutos con el joven sueco de 21 años, y en el tercer set tuvo dos chances de quiebre, pero no pudo aprovecharlas. Finalmente, no pudo sostener su saque en el último game y perdió el encuentro. El único argentino que sigue en el torneo es Juan Martín del Potro, quien defiende el título conseguido en el 2016. El tandilense debutará en segunda ronda frente al ganador entre Marius Copil (74º) y Jan-Lennard Struff (49º), quienes se enfrentan este miércoles.

Fuente: Clarín
Tue, 17/10/2017 14:46

La madre de Rafael Nadal le hace llamados inoportunos desde hace diez años

Este domingo, el tenista español interrumpió su conferencia de prensa porque su celular sonaba. Pero no era la primera vez.

Fuente: La Nación
Tue, 17/10/2017 14:11

Una estrella en Buenos Aires: Marin Cilic confirmó su presencia en el Argentina Open 2018

El croata será la máxima atracción en el certamen anual que se disputará en el mítico BA Lawn Tennis del 10 al 18 de febrero

Fuente: Clarín
Tue, 17/10/2017 14:10

Rafael Nadal se bajó del torneo de Basilea

El español, número uno del mundo, arrastra una lesión en la rodilla.

Fuente: La Nación
Tue, 17/10/2017 13:16

Rafael Nadal se baja de Basilea por "estrés en la rodilla" y le da aire a Roger Federer en la carrera por el N°1 del ranking

El español viene de caer ante el suizo en la final de Shangai, un encuentro que disputó con un vendaje en la rodilla derecha

Fuente: Clarín
Tue, 17/10/2017 12:56

Juan Martín Del Potro, con una declaración que derrocha optimismo

"Estoy incluso mejor que el año pasado", afirmó el argentino, que defiende el título.

Fuente: La Nación
Tue, 17/10/2017 10:38

Juan Martín Del Potro está recuperado del golpe en la muñeca izquierda: "Me siento al 100%"

El tandilense ratificó que jugará el ATP de Estocolmo donde intentará defender el título logrado la temporada pasada

Copa Davis
Wed, 31/05/2017 13:35
Monfils suma 400 triunfos

Ante el alemán Dustin Brown en Roland Garros, el parisino registró el número 400 en su lista de triunfos

Mon, 29/05/2017 16:21
El club de los 30 domina el mundo

Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal y Roger Federer son el top 5 del tenis

Fri, 26/05/2017 17:00
Con Pablo Cuevas en cabeza, Uruguay apunta alto

Como anfitrión y con el equipo más fuerte del grupo, los hombres de Enrique Pérez Cassarino tienen grandes posibilidades de ascenso

Tue, 23/05/2017 10:20
Casal y Sánchez reciben el Premio Philippe Chatrier

Top 1 en dobles, su asociación en la cancha duró 12 años y ha continuado durante 20 años más fuera de ella

Wed, 17/05/2017 15:11
América III prepara su gran serie

Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Antigua & Barbuda, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica y Panamá competirán en Montevideo

Tue, 16/05/2017 16:47
Las 700 victorias de David Ferrer

El valenciano es el décimotercer jugador que sobrepasa los 700 triunfos en una cancha de tenis. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal y Novak Djokovic son los únicos en activo que lo hicieron antes

Tue, 16/05/2017 15:07
Mónaco dice adiós al tenis profesional

En tandilense se despide del tenis "Agradecimiento por lo que el tenis me dio: educación, disciplina, amistades y momentos inolvidables"

Wed, 10/05/2017 14:20
Francia elige Lille para la semi con Serbia

Será en el estadio Pierre-Mauroy por una de las semifinales del Grupo Mundial de la Copa Davis por BNP Paribas el 15-17 de septiembre.

Tue, 09/05/2017 09:37
Argentina viaja a Astana para mantener la categoría

Kazajistán recibe al último campeón en una superficie rápida indoor. El ganador del cruce del 15-17 de septiembre se quedará en el Grupo Mundial en 2018.

Fri, 05/05/2017 15:40
Bélgica, Japón y Hungría confirman sedes

Los belgas recibirán a Australia por una de las semis en Bruselas sobre polvo de ladrillo. Por los play-offs, Japón es local en Osaka ante Brasil y Hungría en Budapest ante Rusia.

Mon, 01/05/2017 14:05
Camboya cumple con su objetivo de ascenso

El equipo juega su sexto año en la Copa Davis por BNP Paribas ganando el ascenso al Grupo III de la Zona Asia/Oceanía en abril.

Fri, 14/04/2017 09:38
Los 200 éxitos de Verdasco en arcilla

El madrileño, 31 del mundo, se une a la lista de los cinco españoles que han superado la barrera de los 200. Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo y Nicolás Almagro son los otros.

Thu, 13/04/2017 16:27
RESUMEN Francia 4:1 Gran Bretaña

Francia clasifica a una nueva semifinal de Copa Davis por BNP Paribas al vencer a Gran Bretaña en cuartos de esta manera.

Thu, 13/04/2017 16:18
RESUMEN Serbia 4:1 España

Serbia no tuvo piedad con España en los cuartos de final de la COpa Davis por BNP Paribas. Aquí, lo mejor de la serie.

Thu, 13/04/2017 16:10
RESUMEN Bélgica 3:2 Italia

Repasa el triunfo de Bélgica en Charleroi ante Italia por los cuartos de final de la Copa Davis por BNP Paribas.

Thu, 13/04/2017 16:04
RESUMEN Australia 3:2 Estados Unidos

Repasa el resumen del partido de cuartos de final de la Copa Davis por BNP Paribas entre Australia y Estados Unidos en Brisbane.

Tue, 11/04/2017 08:44
Sorteo play-offs Grupo Mundial 2017

Argentina viajará a Kazajistán, Colombia serña anfitriona de Croacia y Brasil se medirán a Japón a domicilio

Mon, 10/04/2017 09:20
¿Cuáles son los posibles cruces de los play-offs mundiales?

Mañana se realizará el sorteo para los 8 partidos de septiembre. ¿Quiénes son las preclasificadas? Repasa las combinaciones posibles.

Mon, 10/04/2017 00:30
EA/AO I-II domingo

Holanda, Bielorrusia y Portugal se unen a Kazajistán e India en lista de participantes en play-offs del Grupo Mundial.

Sun, 09/04/2017 19:51
Brasileños aspiran ser locales en los play-off

Bellucci pone el 4-0 ante Endara. Los brasileños ya están, desde ayer, en el play-off del Grupo Mundial.

Sun, 09/04/2017 16:00
Blog EN VIVO - Domingo (2)

Vive el desenlace de los cuartos de final del Grupo Mundial Copa Davis y de los Grupos I y II América con fotos, entrevistas, resultados, imágenes, tweets... ¡no te pierdas nada!

Sun, 09/04/2017 14:46
EN VIVO: B. Arias (BOL) v S. Newman (BAH)

Los bolivianos sellaron la serie en Santa Cruz de la Sierra con el dobles. Así, salvan la categoría pero mandan a Bahamas al descenso.

Sun, 09/04/2017 14:37
Francia terminó aplastando 4-1 a Gran Bretaña

Evans había descontado para la visita, pero Chardy amplió la diferencia. Los galos ya piensan en la semifinal, de local, ante Serbia en septiembre.

Sun, 09/04/2017 12:37
España sucumbe en la muralla de Belgrado

La derrota en Serbia 4-1 devuelve al tenis español a la realidad de conformarse con la permanencia en el Grupo Mundial.

Sun, 09/04/2017 11:40
EN VIVO: Rodríguez (VEN) v Arévalo (ESA)

El uno venezolano puede sellar la serie, tras el 2-1 con el triunfo del dobles de ayer

 
 
ATP
Fri, 20/10/2017 22:02
Del Potro Moves Closer To Stockholm Defence

Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro continued his late charge in the Emirates ATP Race To London with a 6-2, 7-6(6) win against seventh seed Yuichi Sugita at the Intrum Stockholm Open on Friday evening. “I just played good tennis in the tie-break,” del Potro said. “I found a way in the last point of the match and I got through in an important match and I’m glad to be in the semi-finals.” The Shanghai Rolex Masters semi-finalist is now No. 16 in the Race with 1,975 points. Should he go on to advance to his first final since his last visit to Stockholm, he will climb to 15th, and then 14th should he defend his crown, which would bring his total to 2,135 points. While that may seem far behind the eighth and final qualifying spot for the Nitto ATP Finals, No. 7 Stan Wawrinka and No. 10 Novak Djokovic have ended their seasons due to injury, and No. 13 Andy Murray has not played since The Championships, also due to injury. Del Potro would be 470 points behind No. 9 Pablo Carreno Busta. Del Potro could have faced another potential London qualifier in second seed Kevin Anderson, but Fernando Verdasco stalled the US Open finalist’s bid with a 7-6(1), 7-6(1) victory. “It’s a very tough tournament, even if it’s a 250, the draw is really tough,” Verdasco said of the Intrum Stockholm Open. “Today it was an important match for me, also because it was the first time [I would] reach the semi-finals [in Stockholm] if I win and also because the last couple of months, I was not finding my game.” Verdasco had not reached a tour-level quarter-final since July in Bastad, when he lost in the semi-finals at the SkiStar Swedish Open against David Ferrer. As the Spaniard said, Sweden may just be his lucky charm. Both Verdasco and Anderson saved the single break point they each faced, but the left-hander controlled both tie-breaks with his aggressive forehand and overall baseline play. Confronting del Potro in the semi-finals is not the luckiest draw, as the Argentine has proven to be in good form. However, Verdasco feels he is ready for the challenge, as he pursues his first title since last year’s BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy in Bucharest. “Very happy. Tomorrow is also going to be a very tough match, a very tough opponent,” Verdasco said. “But I’m very motivated, and I think I am ready to fight and try to win.”

Fri, 20/10/2017 20:56
With Dad's Shoelaces, Tsitsipas Upsets Goffin

Who needs shoelaces to win an ATP World Tour quarter-final? Greek #NextGenATP star Stefanos Tsitsipas was up against a motivated World No. 10 David Goffin in Antwerp, with the in-form top seed battling for a spot in the Nitto ATP Finals in November. Tsitsipas’ shoelaces on his left sneaker broke from sliding, and by the end of the second set his replacement set did as well. It was no problem for the 19 year old, who had never been in an ATP World Tour quarter-final, and has qualified at his past five tour-level events. He borrowed his father’s laces and went on to defeat Goffin, 2-6, 7-6(1), 7-6(4) in two hours, 33 minutes at the European Open on Friday. “I felt really happy that I could play this way. It’s a very important victory for me today,” said Tsitsipas, who has high hopes for the rest of the week and his future. “Keep my level at the level I was playing today, maybe even better and things will come. They come with time.” It was Tsitsipas’ first victory over a Top 10 player in the Emirates ATP Rankings after claiming his first ATP World Tour win just last week at the Shanghai Rolex Masters (d. Khachanov). The 6’4” rising star maintained his hopes of qualifying for the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals, moving from No. 13 at the beginning of the week to the No. 10 spot with 547 points. If Tsitsipas goes on to claim his first ATP World Tour title, he will sit in ninth, 65 points behind No. 7 Daniil Medvedev, who currently occupies the final automatic qualifying spot in the Race. [ALSO LIKE] It was a tough blow for Goffin, who is in a battle to earn his London spot. The Belgian, who won back-to-back titles at the Shenzhen Open and the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2017, is eighth in the Race with 2,750 points. And while he currently would be the seventh player to qualify because No. 7 Stan Wawrinka is out for the season due to injury, No. 9 Pablo Carreno Busta, No. 11 Sam Querrey and No. 12 Kevin Anderson are all within 300 points. Goffin had three break chances in the 16-point third game of the second set to gain what would have been a break, but he could not convert. And while Tsitsipas failed to serve out the match twice — at 5-4 and 6-5 in the decider — he triumphed on his first match point in the final-set tie-break. Tsitsipas will play fourth seed Diego Schwartzman, who beat fifth seed David Ferrer, 7-5, 6-2.  In the other half of the draw, No. 2 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continued his pursuit of a fourth title (Rotterdam, Marseille, Lyon) this season by defeating compatriot Julien Benneteau, 7-6(5), 6-2. It was Tsonga’s third win in his past four tries against Benneteau, after not playing his fellow Frenchman since losing to him at the BNP Paribas Open in 2014. Nine of 12 points in the tie-break went to the returner, and Tsonga carried the momentum of winning it into the second set, breaking twice to advance to his fifth semi-final of the season. Tsonga will play an opponent he has never faced in the final Belgian remaining in the draw, Ruben Bemelmans, who clawed past Joao Sousa, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4.

Fri, 20/10/2017 19:38
Nadal, Federer Among Nominees In 2017 ATP World Tour Awards Presented By Moët & Chandon

Welcome to the 2017 ATP World Tour Awards Presented by Moët & Chandon, where we recognise outstanding players and tournaments. View the nominees for the player-voted categories and cast your votes now for ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon.  World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Roger Federer are both up for two player-voted categories: the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award and Comeback Player of the Year. Federer has won the Sportsmanship award every year since 2004, with the exception of 2010, when the honours went to Nadal. Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro round out the nominees in this category. This year’s Comeback Player of the Year category features a total of six nominees. In addition to Nadal and Federer, who have combined to win the four Grand Slams and five Masters 1000 titles this season, the nominees include Kevin Anderson, Filip Krajinovic, Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and Janko Tipsarevic. Nadal claimed Comeback Player of the Year honours in 2013, and is the only player to have won each of the player-voted categories (2005 Most Improved, 2003 Newcomer of the Year). [ALSO LIKE] Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who broke into the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings this past September, and three #NextGenATP players – Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Denis Shapovalov – are the candidates in the running for Most Improved Player of the Year. Zverev, a winner of two Masters 1000 titles this season, and Umag titlist Rublev were the first two players to qualify for the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals, to be held from 7-11 November in Milan. The 18-year-old Shapovalov is a leading contender for ATP Star Of Tomorrow Presented by Emirates, which is awarded to the youngest player to finish in the Top 100.* The World No. 50 made his big breakthrough this summer, when he reached the Coupe Rogers semi-finals on home soil, and followed with a US Open fourth-round run as a qualifier. His fellow Canadian, 17-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime, also has a chance, but would need to lift his current No. 153 Emirates ATP Ranking into the Top 100 to edge Shapovalov. Winners for the 2017 ATP World Tour Awards Presented by Moët & Chandon will be announced ahead of the Nitto ATP Finals. Voted By Fans ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favourite presented by Moët & Chandon (Singles, Doubles): The singles player and doubles team receiving the highest number of votes from ATPWorldTour.com fans from now through 6 November. [AWARD GROUP POLL]78[/AWARD GROUP POLL] Note: Fans' Favourite candidates are the Top 25 players in the Emirates ATP Race To London and Top 15 teams in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London as of 11 September 2017. Determined By Emirates ATP Rankings  ATP World Tour No. 1 Presented by Emirates: The player who ends the year as World No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team Presented by Emirates: The team that ends the year as World No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings. ATP Star Of Tomorrow Presented by Emirates: The youngest player in the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings as of 6 November 2017. *If two or more players in the Top 100 share the youngest birth year, the higher-ranked player wins the award. Voted By Players Comeback Player of the Year: The player who has overcome serious injury in re-establishing himself as one of the top players on the ATP World Tour. Kevin Anderson Roger Federer Filip Krajinovic Rafael Nadal Cedrik-Marcel Stebe Janko Tipsarevic  Most Improved Player of the Year: The player who reached a significantly higher Emirates ATP Ranking by year’s end and who demonstrated an increasingly improved level of performance through the year. Pablo Carreno Busta Andrey Rublev Denis Shapovalov Alexander Zverev  Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award: The player who, throughout the year, conducted himself at the highest level of professionalism and integrity, who competed with his fellow players with the utmost spirit of fairness and who promoted the game through his off-court activities. Marin Cilic Juan Martin del Potro Roger Federer Rafael Nadal  Tournaments of the Year: The tournament in its category that operated at the highest level of professionalism and integrity and which provided the best conditions and atmosphere for participating players. Categories: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 ATP World Tour 500 ATP World Tour 250  Voted By Coaches ATP Coach of the Year: Voted on by fellow ATP coach members, this award goes to the ATP coach who helped guide his players to a higher level of performance during the year. Nominees to be announced on 30 October. Chosen By ATP Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award: The person who has made outstanding humanitarian contributions. Previous winners include former South African President Nelson Mandela, Arthur Ashe, Federer, Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and 2016 recipient Cilic. Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award: The journalist who has made significant contributions to the game of tennis.

Fri, 20/10/2017 18:47
Bosnia's Basic & Dzumhur Continue Dream Week

While #NextGenATP Daniil Medvedev did well in Moscow to move into the final qualifying position in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan, the story of the week took over at the VTB Kremlin Cup, a tournament Bosnian tennis fans will not soon forget. With two Bosnians in an ATP World Tour quarter-final at the same tournament for the first time, the nation’s duo went one better, with qualifier Mirza Basic and sixth seed Damir Dzumhur both advancing to the semi-finals. Basic, playing in his first ATP World Tour quarter-final, beat 21-year-old Russian Medvedev, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to advance to his first semi-final in one hour and 41 minutes. The Bosnian, who is at No. 209 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, had not played an ATP World Tour main draw match this season before arriving in Moscow, and has made the most of the opportunity. Despite losing the first set in just 30 minutes and falling behind a break in the second set, Basic would not be denied. The 26-year-old won 10 of the final 11 games to capture his fifth win of the week. If that victory wasn’t enough, Dzumhur guaranteed that a Bosnian would reach the final by setting up a clash against his Davis Cup teammate, also coming back from a set down to defeat ATP World Tour veteran Andreas Seppi, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. “I was playing good,” Dzumhur said. “It’s always tricky in three sets, it could go both ways. It just seems like I’m a little bit more fit mentally here in Moscow...everything is good. Today was a really tough match from the beginning.” The first two Bosnians to compete in the main draw of a Grand Slam have played three times on the ITF Futures Circuit, with Dzumhur winning on two of three occasions. The favoured World No. 38 is seeking the second title of his career, after capturing glory for the first time at the St. Petersburg Open last month. On the other half of the draw, the top seed remaining, No. 3 Adrian Mannarino, overcame a game Dudi Sela, 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-2 in just over two hours. The Frenchman will have an opportunity to reach his third final of the year and his fifth overall, as the left-hander is still in pursuit of his first ATP World Tour title. The World No. 29 will play Ricardas Berankis, who battled past #NextGenATP Alexander Bublik, 7-5, 6-1. Mannarino beat Berankis in straight sets at this year’s US Open.

Fri, 20/10/2017 16:44
Dimitrov Moves Closer To London Bid, Advances To Semis

The sixth time was the charm for Nitto ATP Finals contender Grigor Dimitrov, who took six match points to defeat veteran left-hander Mischa Zverev, 6-3, 6-4 at the Intrum Stockholm Open on Friday, moving closer to securing his spot at The O2 in London. “Very happy with it. It’s nice to get through that match in straight sets,” Dimitrov said. “I knew it was not going to be easy but at the same time I thought I kept a very good intensity throughout the whole match.” Dimitrov, still No. 6 in the Emirates ATP Race To London, now has 3,500 points, moving to within 35 points of No. 5 Marin Cilic, who is not in action this week. The 26-year-old, who is into his seventh tour-level semi-final of the season, will move into fifth place in the Race if he advances to the final. While it took six chances to close out the victory, Dimitrov showed calm under pressure against the serve-and-volleying left-hander, hitting tough passing shots in key moments to claim the advantage that allowed him to get through. As Zverev served at 2-3 in the first set, facing a 15/40 deficit, Dimitrov stabbed at a backhand return crosscourt, forcing the German to miss a backhand volley and concede the break. The top seed faced little trouble in closing out the set. And after the left-hander could not handle a ball that skipped off the baseline at 3-3, 30/30 in the second set, Dimitrov fought off a jamming second serve with a forehand return that Zverev volleyed into the net to gain the break advantage. While the 2013 champion could not capitalise on his first five match points on Zverev’s serve, he served out the match, eliminating the veteran with a backhand volley. The Bulgarian will next face sixth seed Fabio Fognini, who saved two match points to outlast third seed Jack Sock 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 7-5 in a back-and-forth two-hour, 51-minute marathon. Fognini, who is attempting to claim his second title of the season (Gstaad, d. Hanfmann), advanced to his fifth semi-final of the year. After breaking immediately in the third set and holding to go up 2-0, it appeared that the Italian was in control against his higher-ranked opponent. But the American took advantage of a frustrated Fognini to break back in a 14-point game to level the deciding set at 3-3.The 30-year-old faced two match points on his serve at 4-5, but was able to survive and broke in the next game as Sock failed to put a first serve in play. He had no problem with this break of serve, closing out the match at love when Sock dumped a return into the net. Throughout the battle, it was a matter of whether or not Fognini would be able to survive an onslaught of the American’s forehands to take control of points himself. And in the key moments, it was Fognini who found opportunities to turn defense into offense with a dazzling display of shotmaking. Dimitrov leads his FedEx ATP Head2Head series against Fognini 3-2, with the Italian winning their last match on home turf at the Internazionali BNL D’Italia in 2015.

Fri, 20/10/2017 15:36
Rublev Qualifies For Next Gen ATP Finals 2017

Russian Andrey Rublev has become the second player to qualify for the Next Gen ATP Finals, to be held in Milan from 7-11 November.

Fri, 20/10/2017 15:36
Get Ready For Next Gen ATP Finals 2017

Take a closer look at the Next Gen ATP Finals, to be held in Milan from 7-11 November 2017, with insight from former stars John McEnroe, Lleyton Hewitt, Fabrice Santoro and Goran Ivanisevic.

Fri, 20/10/2017 15:36
Khachanov Qualifies For Next Gen ATP Finals 2017

Russian Karen Khachanov has become the third player to qualify for the Next Gen ATP Finals, to be held in Milan from 7-11 November.

Fri, 20/10/2017 14:06
Kyrgios Ends 2017 Season Due To Injury

Nick Kyrgios announced on Twitter Thursday that he would skip the rest of the season to help aid his recovery from injury and best prepare for the 2018 season on the ATP World Tour. Here's an update guys. #SeeYouIn2018 â?¤ï¸?ð???ð??½ pic.twitter.com/oSoNsTXGCW — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) October 19, 2017 “Unfortunately due to the reoccurrence of my hip injury that I originally suffered at Queen's [Club], I am shutting down my season to make sure I can rehab and prepare as best as I possibly can for the Australian summer,” Kyrgios wrote. “I have played a huge amount of tennis since coming back from my hip injury in Washington and unless I want this to escalate to an injury that requires surgery, I need to listen to my body and my team.” Nevertheless, it was a successful season for the 22-year-old Australian, who earned his 100th tour-level win at the Western & Southern Open against Rafael Nadal. Kyrgios also triumphed four times against players ranked inside the Top 5 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, beating then-World No. 2 Novak Djokovic twice, at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel and the BNP Paribas Open. The right-hander advanced to two ATP World Tour finals in 2017, at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati (l. to Dimitrov) and the China Open in Beijing (l. to Nadal), winning 31 matches on the season. “I will do all I can to improve for 2018 and I would like to thank all of you who supported me, reached out and sent encouragement and positive energy through 2017,” Kyrgios wrote. “Thank you, and see you in 2018.”

Fri, 20/10/2017 13:31
The Emirates ATP Race To Milan Is Heating Up

The ATP World Tour's #NextGenATP stars discuss what it would mean to qualify for the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.

Fri, 20/10/2017 11:43
Herbert/Mahut Qualify For Nitto ATP Finals

Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut will attempt to earn their first Nitto ATP Finals trophy when they arrive at The O2 for the third time this November. The Frenchmen join Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo, defending champions Henri Kontinen/John Peers, 2015 winners Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau, Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares, four-time season finale champions Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan and Roland Garros winners Ryan Harrison/Michael Venus in the 2017 field. Herbert and Mahut qualified for the event, to be held from 12-19 November, for the third year in a row, and are seeking their first appearance in the semi-finals. The Frenchmen won at least two titles for the third consecutive year in 2017, with each of the victories coming at an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event â?? the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, the Coupe Rogers in Montreal and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. The duo leads the tour in Masters 1000 triumphs this season, and their three in 2017 have lifted their overall Masters 1000 trophy count to six. Mahut became the first Frenchman to finish No. 1 in the year-end Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings last season, with Herbert right behind him at No. 2. One spot remains up for grabs in the doubles field with one month to go until the season finale. Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram currently sit in eighth place in the Emirates ATP Race To London with 3,020 points. Marcel Granollers and Ivan Dodig are right behind them with 2,945 points in the No. 9 slot.

Fri, 20/10/2017 11:30
Japanese Teen Watanuki On The Rise Under Bob Brett

The future of Japanese tennis, Yosuke Watanuki, is plotting his ascent on the ATP Challenger Tour under the tutelage of legendary coach Bob Brett.

Thu, 19/10/2017 19:40
Former Champions Win Stockholm Openers

Top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov moved closer to securing his first appearance in the Nitto ATP Finals with a tightly contested victory over qualifier Jerzy Janowicz, 7-5, 7-6(5) in the second round of the Intrum Stockholm Open on Thursday. The 2013 champion struck nine aces and dropped just five points on his first serve to triumph and begin his campaign toward another title in Sweden. “I knew it was going to come down to a few points in the first or the second set,” said Dimitrov, who entered the match holding a 2-2 record in his FedEx ATP Head2Head series against Janowicz. “He’s a super-talented player, especially indoors. He served unbelievable, so I was struggling quite a bit to find my way around the return area but each game I just really had to stay positive, stay pumped and I just really had to focus on my game because I couldn’t afford myself to be negative or to have a loose point.” Dimitrov, this year’s Brisbane, Sofia and Cincinnati winner, currently sits at No. 6 in the Emirates ATP Race To London with 3,455 points and is second in line to qualify for the year-end event behind No. 5 Marin Cilic, who has 3,535 points. The 26-year-old is attempting to win four titles in a season for the first time in his career. He is the highest-ranked player in the Race yet to qualify for London who is in action this week. While the scoreline indicates that there was little between the two opponents, Dimitrov controlled play in the first set, dropping only three points on his serve until breaking to win the opener, never allowing the Pole to dictate play in return games. The second set was more tense, with Janowicz consistently forcing return errors, facing only one break point in the set. However, he earned his only two break points of the match at 1-1, and was unable to convert. Dimitrov trailed just once in the tie-break at 1-2, and would go on to capitalise on his third match point. He will have a different style of opponent in the quarter-finals in serve and volleying left-hander Mischa Zverev, the fifth seed. The German eliminated Viktor Troicki, 6-2, 6-3 in 68 minutes. Another player seeking a London bid is Juan Martin del Potro, who strengthened his outside hopes with a 6-2, 7-6(5) victory over Jan-Lennard Struff in the last match of the day. The defending champion entered the week No. 18 in the Race with 1,885 points, but his victory moved him to No. 16 with 1,930 points as he continued a late-season charge in which del Potro has advanced to the semi-finals of both the US Open and the Shanghai Rolex Masters. He is in pursuit of his first title of the season, and his 20th overall. The Argentine will next face seventh seed Yuichi Sugita, who battled past 2009 champion Marcos Baghdatis, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. With del Potro's win, the top eight seeds advanced to the quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour event for the first time since the 2016 Garanti Koza Sofia Open.   Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays

Thu, 19/10/2017 16:54
Khachanov Qualifies For Next Gen ATP Finals

Karen Khachanov will compete at the Next Gen ATP Finals next month, joining fellow Russian Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev of Germany at the inaugural event, to be held 7-11 November in Milan. Khachanov qualified based on results at ATP World Tour 250 events on Thursday. Buy Tickets Now The 20-year-old Moscow native has received rave reviews from the tennis world this year, his second season on the ATP World Tour. The 6'6” right-hander has reminded longtime tennis fans and pundits of another big-hitting and quick-moving Russian, 6'4” Marat Safin, who reached No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings and won 15 tour-level titles before retiring in November 2009. Khachanov celebrated his first ATP World Tour title more than a year ago, at the Chengdu Open in China. He backed up his maiden crown this season, reaching four quarter-finals – Barcelona, Lyon, Bastad and Hamburg – and the semi-finals at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle (l. to Federer). Khachanov also performed well on the game's biggest stages, reaching the fourth round at Roland Garros and the third round at Wimbledon. He also made the third round at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Cincinnati in August (l. to Sugita). With Khachanov, Rublev and Zverev qualified, four qualification spots now remain in the eight-player Next Gen ATP Finals. Seven of the eight spots will be determined by the Emirates ATP Race To Milan, which ends on 30 October. The eighth spot will be given to the winner of an Italian 21-and-under tournament.

Thu, 19/10/2017 15:58
Brown Backhand Brilliance At Ismaning Challenger 2017

Watch as Hot Shot king Dustin Brown is at it again, at the inaugural ATP Challenger Tour event in Ismaning, Germany.

Thu, 19/10/2017 15:49
Becker Visits Inaugural Challenger In Ismaning

Germany not only welcomed a new ATP Challenger Tour event this week in Ismaning, but an all-time great paid a visit to the tournament, too. Boris Becker, the new Head of Men's Tennis for the German Federation, visited Ismaning for a press conference earlier this week to discuss the future of tennis in his native Germany, and the importance of a Challenger event like the inaugural Wolffkran Open in developing talent. “We now have eight players among the Top 100 and players who are also capable of reaching the second round of Grand Slams,” said Becker, who was joined by German Davis Cup captain Michael Kohlmann, tournament director Dr. Peter Aurnhammer and the event’s third seed, Yannick Hanfmann. “As Head of Men Tennis, it is now my job for our players to be able to regularly access the services they need.” Becker got to see plenty of German talent at the nation’s seventh Challenger event, with 12 players from the country competing in the main draw. Germany's Dustin Brown is the top-ranked player in the event at No. 124 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. All the players have enjoyed the tournament in its debut. "I'm really happy with this tournament,” Hanfmann said. “Besides my home court advantage, the whole organisation of the event is really great. We have two practice courts, great hospitality - including shuttles and a nice hotel very close to the courts. The whole organisation team is professional, helpful and very friendly." Who will put their hands on the ð??? at the inaugural #ATPChallenger in Ismaning? ð??©ð??ª welcomes a 7th tournament this week with the debut of the Wolffkran Open. pic.twitter.com/9sqvpnmU2s — ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) October 19, 2017 The tournament is being hosted by Tennis Club Ismaning, which is located in Bavaria, just north of Munich. It is the third largest tennis club in Bavaria with 15 clay courts and six indoor carpet courts. The winner of the carpet-court Wolffkran Open will earn €6,190 and 80 Emirates ATP Ranking points.

Thu, 19/10/2017 15:01
Finals Contender Anderson Into Stockholm QFs

South African Kevin Anderson stepped up his bid on Thursday for one of the four remaining places at the Nitto ATP Finals when he knocked out #NextGenATP South Korean Hyeon Chung 6-3, 6-2 for a place in the Intrum Stockholm Open quarter-finals. The second seed struck 18 aces and won 28 of his 32 first-service points to improve to a 32-18 mark on the season. “In the beginning I felt I was hitting the ball great and I was creating opportunities,” said Anderson. “He was hanging in there and it took me quite a few attempts to break serve. He defends so well and is a great athlete, so for me to come off the court with that scoreline feels good.” He will next face Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. Anderson, this year’s US Open and Citi Open finalist, is at No. 12 in the Emirates ATP Race To London with 2,450 points — 155 points behind ninth-placed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, who sits in the final qualification berth for the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 12-19 November. Chung is No. 8 in Emirates ATP Race To Milan for a spot at next month’s inaugural 21-and-under Next Gen ATP Finals with 760 points, having been overtaken by Russian Daniil Medvedev (772 points) who won today at the VTB Kremlin Cup. Medvedev knocked out Carreno Busta in Moscow. Fifth-seeded German wild card Mischa Zverev will take on top seed and 2013 champion Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria or Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz after he moved past Viktor Troicki 6-2, 6-3. Elsewhere, seventh-seeded Japanese Yuichi Sugita recorded his 22nd match win of a career-best season by knocking out 2009 champion Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in one hour and 49 minutes. The Antalya Open titlist will now face fourth seed and defending champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina or Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday.  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays

Thu, 19/10/2017 14:22
BNP Paribas Open Economic Impact Tops $406 Million

The 2017 BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world, held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden this past March, generated an estimated total gross economic impact on the Coachella Valley regional economy of $406,602,107. This represents an increase of more than $32 million since 2014, when the last BNP Paribas Open economic impact study was conducted and the estimated total gross economic impact was $373 million. Since a 2006 study, there has been an increase of more than $187 million in economic impact. “The positive impact of the BNP Paribas Open on the city of Indian Wells and the entire region continues to grow each year, bringing not only economic but also cultural and social benefits to our residents, visitors and guests,” said Richard Balocco, the mayor of the City of Indian Wells. “We look forward to working together with the tournament for years to come to continue showcasing all that Indian Wells has to offer and providing a top-notch experience for all tournament patrons.” Total gross economic impact is derived by calculating the direct ($262,323,940) and indirect and induced ($144,278,167) economic impacts and then adding them together to show the incremental spending above and beyond what would have been expected had the BNP Paribas Open not been held in the area. Direct spending includes money spent by out-of-town visitors, vendors, sponsors, and the tournament organization to a business in the region. Indirect and induced impact is the re-spending of this money by the regional businesses in the regional economy. The tournament also studied the impact that the renovations to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden had on the 2017 tournament, and when this is factored into the equation, the gross economic impact rose to $466,943,364. Based on the total direct economic impact, the full-time equivalents of those employed by the event is estimated at 5,015 and 5,759 when considering the facility construction as well. A total of 439,261 fans attended the tournament over the two-week period earlier this year. On average each person attended the tournament 3.09 days. An impressive 87 percent of all unique spectators traveled from outside the region equating to 123,675 out-of-town visitors from which the economic impact is calculated. The total fiscal impact of the BNP Paribas Open on the Coachella Valley was estimated at just over $19,000,000, generated through tax revenues for city and county governments in the form of sales tax, Transient Occupancy Tax and property tax. "The BNP Paribas Open consistently attracts record-breaking numbers of visitors from all over the country and the world who come to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden to experience the best in not only tennis, but also dining and entertainment,” said Piero Pierattoni, the owner of Piero’s PizzaVino and Mamma Gina. “We’re thrilled to deliver on those expectations year-after-year, and look forward to the continued mutual growth and success.” The study, conducted by The George Washington University, uses estimates for direct and indirect impact that are based on industry standard methodology, visitor survey results, and the data provided by the organizers and sponsors.

Thu, 19/10/2017 09:53
Daniel Dashes For Ningbo Challenger Hot Shot 2017

Watch as Taro Daniel claims Hot Shot honours at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Ningbo, China, striking this forehand pass on the run.

Thu, 19/10/2017 08:13
Medevedev Upsets Carreno Busta In Moscow

Daniil Medvedev ensured that it will be a close finish in the battle to qualify for next month’s inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan when the #NextGenATP Russian caused an upset at the VTB Kremlin Cup on Thursday. The 21-year-old Medvedev played with great poise to overcome top-seeded Spaniard and defending champion Pablo Carreno Busta, vying for a place at the Nitto ATP Finals in London, 6-3, 6-3 in 81 minutes. “I’m very happy to have beaten Pablo, someone who is attempting to qualify for the [Nitto] ATP Finals,” said Medvedev. “I’m happy with the way I’m feeling on the court. I was serving well and I was only disappointed that I couldn’t hold the first break in the second set.” The result moves Medvedev up one spot to No. 7 in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan — and into a qualification berth — on 772 points, after Hyeon Chung (760 points) lost to Kevin Anderson at the Intrum Stockholm Open today. Carreno Busta remains at No. 9 in the Emirates ATP Race To London. Medvedev now plays Bosnia and Herzegovinan qualifier Mirza Basic, who was solid on serve to breeze into his first ATP World Tour quarter-final with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Laslo Djere of Serbia in 46 minutes.  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays

Thu, 19/10/2017 08:10
Tsonga Opens Antwerp Campaign; Goffin In Action

Second seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who is bidding to capture his 16th ATP World Tour title this week, moved into his eighth quarter-final (or better) this year by beating fellow Frenchman and qualifier Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 6-3 in 88 minutes at the European Open. Tsonga, who is 30-13 on the season, will next face another compatriot, 35-year-old Julien Benneteau. Tsonga has already lifted silverware in 2017 at the ABM AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam (d. Goffin), the Open 13 in Marseille (d. Pouille) and the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon in Lyon (d. Berdych). Fourth seed and last year’s finalist Diego Schwartzman needed one hour and 41 minutes to beat #NextGenATP American Ernesto Escobedo 6-3, 7-6(5) for a place in the quarter-finals against fifth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer or Steve Darcis of Belgium. Escobedo is No. 11 in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan with 497 points, attempting to qualify for next month’s Next Gen ATP Finals. #NextGenATP and Greek qualifier Stefanos Tsitsipas booked a spot in his first ATP World Tour quarter-final on Thursday when leading Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6(4), 5-6. Karlovic retired after injuring his left ankle while serving. Tsitsipas will now challenge top-seeded Belgian and Nitto ATP Finals contender Goffin or NextGenATP American Frances Tiafoe, who is bidding to qualify for the Next Gen ATP Finals.  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays

Thu, 19/10/2017 02:11
As Fires Raged, ATP Challenger Tennis Continued In Northern California

Phil Cello has been running tennis tournaments, including ATP Challenger Tour events, for the past 35 years. But Cello and his army of workers and volunteers have never had an experience like last week's NorthBay Healthcare Men's Pro Championship, where the on-court action at the $100,000 ATP Challenger tournament was secondary to fans, players and officials. The host site, Solano Community College, was just miles from wildfires that were ravaging Northern California, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes and devastating communities across the region. Signs of the ongoing destruction were omnipresent at the tournament. Every day, on their way to the courts, players walked by the college's cafeteria, which had been turned into an evacuation center for affected families. Instead of 18 and 19 year olds exhausting their meal plans, the cafeteria featured rows of cots and tables of food for individuals who had been forced from their homes. [ALSO LIKE] Outside, organisers handed out gas masks throughout the week as air quality worsened because of nearby billowing smoke. Officials stopped play altogether on Wednesday, after only three of 10 scheduled matches had been contested, because of deteroriating air quality, said Keith Crossland, the tournament's ATP Challenger Tour supervisor. Some players watching Wednesday's early matches donned gas masks but none of the on-court competitors did, Crossland said. Felix Auger-Aliassime played in one of those matches, falling to Serbia's Nikola Milojevic 6-2, 6-4. That same day, the 17-year-old Canadian withdrew from doubles, citing "respiratory illness", Crossland said. A handful of players had to evacuate the homes they were living in and, with help from tournament officials, find new temporary homes while they played in the tournament. The tournament, itself, almost had to be relocated as well. On Wednesday, the fires were within a valley of reaching the college, Cello said. A powerful gust of wind would have forced an evacuation of the campus, which had already been shut down, save for the skeleton crew running the evacuation center. “Had we had a little more wind and just at the wrong moment, we might have had to abandon the tournament,” said Cello, who had made contingency plans for the tournament to be moved to the University of California, Davis, about 30 miles from Fairfield. “We dodged a very big bullet.” Ultimately, the tournament stayed at the community college, and players and officials attempted to provide a distraction for the families whose lives had been interrupted by the flames. Players were also reminded of what really matters during such dire weeks. California wildfires put things into perspective for @SamGrothTennis: https://t.co/lhIROZ1SnO #MyTennisLife pic.twitter.com/EXHve5QBiu — Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) October 16, 2017 Aussie Sam Groth on his #MyTennisLife Tennis Channel blog wrote: “The week in Fairfield was not really as much about the tennis as it was with the bushfires that have been wreaking havoc in the Nap area (sic). Several players had to be evacuated from their housing and the evacuation center was right next to the tennis courts. It really puts in to perspective what playing tennis means, when you have people who have fled their homes, not knowing if they will be there when they return.” Cello was impressed by Groth and the other players. Not once did he hear an athlete groan about having to change homes or about playing in such conditions. “That was a real positive thing to come from this,” said Cello, who had to evacuate his own home at 2 a.m. Tuesday and didn't return until Saturday evening. “I never really heard a player say, 'This is crazy. We shouldn't be playing'. They were all really nice.” The players were aware that thousands were having it much worse in California. To date, the fires have killed at least 41 people and destroyed more than 5,700 structures and 200,000 acres. “It's the biggest and most deadliest wildfire in California history,” Cello said. On Sunday, the tournament finished on time and under blue skies. It was a fitting final for "The Golden State", as California natives Mackenzie McDonald and Bradley Klahn played for the crown. McDonald prevailed 6-4, 6-2 for his first ATP Challenger Tour title. After the final, they made time to help fire victims. Both McDonald and Klahn were dunked in water. The players will now promote their “Splash for Sports” videos on their social media channels to help raise money for a wildfire relief fund. “I just really appreciated the fact that both of those guys were willing to help,” Cello said. Watch Their "Splash For Sports" Videos and Donate To The Wildfire Relief Fund

Thu, 19/10/2017 00:55
Carreno Busta, Goffin Enjoy Sights In Moscow & Antwerp

Follow all the latest off-court action on MyATP! Download the app for iPhone or Android and visit MyATP.com  VTB Kremlin Cup — Moscow, Russia Top seed Pablo Carreno Busta enjoyed a guided tour of the Kremlin Territory and Cathedral Square, which features five famous Moscow cathedrals and the Tsar Bell, the world’s largest bell. Local star and #NextGenATP’s Andrey Rublev assisted with the draw ceremony, held at Moscow’s TASS News Agency on Saturday. ATP World Tour Uncovered spent the day with the rising star, visiting Rublev’s family’s restaurant, Moscow’s Red Square and his childhood tennis club. All main draw players were treated to a special night during the Official Kremlin Cup Opening Party at Duran Bar, featuring live music, speeches and a sit-down dinner to kick-off the event. #NextGenATP Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Bublik, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Philipp Kohlschreiber, and Andrey Kuznetsov all took part in autograph sessions. European Open — Antwerp, Belgium  Belgium's David Goffin and Steve Darcis took on Benoit Paire and Sebastien Grosjean of France in the European Open Pedalo Cup, a friendly paddle boat competition in the port of Antwerp. The Belgians were first to cross the finish line, with Nick Kyrgios waving the black and white checkered flag. Afterwards, the group participated in a press conference in the port house and office building. .@David__Goffin and @stevedarcishark are the @EuroTennisOpen Pedalo Cup champions beating @benoitpaire and @sebboca29! #EuropeanOpen #pedalo pic.twitter.com/RBut2BB99j— European Open (@EuroTennisOpen) October 16, 2017 Goffin also enjoyed a walk around Antwerp before taking in the view from high up in the Antwerp Cathedral, where Maui Jim presented their new collection to the top Belgian.  Kyrgios and Frances Tiafoe were just a few of the players who enjoyed a laid-back night Monday, as the tournament hosted a player’s cocktail to kick off the week. Intrum Stockholm Open — Stockholm, Sweden Brothers Elias Ymer and Mikael Ymer took part in the opening ceremony on Sunday at their home country tournament. Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov interacted with fans at autograph sessions.  

Wed, 18/10/2017 22:07
Russian Medvedev Boosts Milan Chances

#NextGenATP Russian Daniil Medvedev improved his chances of qualifying for the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals, to be held 7-11 November, on Wednesday at the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The 21-year-old right-hander hit 16 aces and saved eight of 11 break points to outlast countryman Andrey Kuznetsov 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(6). “It's always tough to play a friend and you always feel sorry to beat him,” Medvedev said. The Moscow native is in eighth place in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan. The top seven qualify for the inaugural event, with the eighth spot reserved for the winner of an Italian 21-and-under tournament. Medvedev has 747 Race points, only 13 behind seventh-placed Hyeon Chung of South Korea, who plays second seed Kevin Anderson on Thursday at the Intrum Stockholm Open. Medvedev will next face top seed and Nitto ATP Finals hopeful Pablo Carreno Busta.  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays Third-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who recently contested his second ATP World Tour final of the year at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2017 (l. to Goffin), knocked out qualifier Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6(4) for a place in the quarter-finals. Mannarino will next challenge Dudi Sela, a 7-5, 6-1 victor over Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Damir Dzumhur, the sixth seed, recovered from a 0-3 deficit in the deciding set to knock out Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in two hours and 27 minutes. This year’s St. Petersburg Open titlist will next meet 2012 champion Andreas Seppi of Italy, who saved three match points to beat fourth-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-3. Seppi was serving at 5-6 in the second set when he erased the trio of match points, including two in a row from 15/40.

Wed, 18/10/2017 16:19
Benneteau, Sousa Advance To Antwerp QFs

France's Julien Benneteau swept past Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland 6-1, 6-1 in 54 minutes to reach his second ATP World Tour quarter-final of the year (also 's-Hertogenbosch) on Wednesday at the European Open in Antwerp. The 35-year-old Benneteau will next play a compatriot, second seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or qualifier Kenny De Schepper. Portugal's Joao Sousa withstood 18 aces and lost just seven of his first-service points (45/52) to beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. He awaits the winner of third-seeded Australian Nick Kyrgios or Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium.  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays Bryans Open Doubles Title Bid Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan saved all five break points they faced in a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Belgian wild card Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen for a place in the quarter-finals against Santiago Gonzalez and Julio Peralta. The American twins, who are looking to capture their 115th team crown this week, have already qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 12-19 November.




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