Rafael Nadal, 10-time winner of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, was honoredby tournament officials with the Conde de Godotrophy to commemorate his career event achievements on Monday.
Albert Agusti, president of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899, and Javier Godo, Count of Godo in Barcelona, traveled to the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Manacor, Spain, to award the World No. 1 player with his second silver replica of the trophy.
"There's no one better fit to receive this award in his own museum than Nadal," Agusti said.
Nadal received his first replica of the Conde de Godo...more
Grigor Dimitrov produced a number of moments worthy of the highlight reel during a season filled with career milestones, including a year-end No. 3 finish in the Emirates ATP Rankings, triumph at the Nitto ATP Finals and his first ATP World Masters 1000 title at the Western & Southern Open. After six days of voting, fans gave Dimitrov another accolade, with his dive volley against Yuichi Sugita in the Cincinnati quarter-finals crowned the Masters 1000 Golden Hot Shot.
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The hot shot finished as the overwhelming favourite in the poll, receiving 33 per...more
Continuing our Season In Review series, ATPWorldTour.com revisits the top 5 ATP World Tour upsets of 2017.
(5) Vasek Pospisil d. Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6(5) – BNP Paribas Open Second Round
Vasek Pospisil has the game to beat the top players. In January 2014, he reached No. 25 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, and a year later, he was in the quarter-finals of The Championships, Wimbledon (l. to Murray). His serve-and-volley game can flummox the greatest.
So even though Pospisil had been beset with injuries and had a triple-digit number (No. 129) next to his name, the Canadian, who had recently st...more
Some players start their off-season on a quiet court with their coaches and trainers. Other players prefer a crowd.
Juan Martin del Potro started his preseason activities on Saturday under a sunny sky and in front of more than 1,000 fans in Posta Natural in Tandil, Argentina. Delpo invited his fans via Twitter, asking them to come watch his practise and donate non-perishable food for the Fundación Banco de Alimentos de Tandil.
Los espero el sábado! ☺ pic.twitter.com/AhIfm44Ugf
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) December 8, 2017
“The idea was to give back to Tandil a...more
Revisit the most exciting Hot Shots from the 2017 ATP Challenger Tour season, including Dustin Brown, Pablo Cuevas, Stefanos Tsitsipas and more.
Continuing our Season In Review series, ATPWorldTour.com looks at the headlines that shaped 2017 on the doubles circuit
Year-Long Tussle For Top Team
It came down to the final week of the season. The battle for year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings was intense from start to finish in 2017, as two teams created plenty of drama on the doubles court. Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo edged Henri Kontinen and John Peers for the top honour during the Nitto ATP Finals, ending a year-long tussle for No. 1. Both teams began their respective reigns in the Top 2 on April 3 and neither wou...more
ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Peugeot meets #NextGenATP player Stefanos Tsitsipas and his parents as the young Greek player qualifies at Roland Garros.
What's your pick for the 2017 Masters 1000 Golden Hot Shot? Re-live nine great hot shots from the season's ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments and help crown the best.
Watch the clips, selected based on views, and cast your vote before the poll closes at 6pm GMT/1pm ET on Tuesday, 12 December. Here are the candidates from each of the nine Masters 1000 events:
BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells): Del Potro Tweener
Miami Open presented by Itau: Kyrgios Tweener
Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters: Nadal Impossible Angle
Mutua Madrid Open: Cuevas No-Look Winner
Internazionali BNL d'Italia (Rome): Thiem Bac...more
Continuing our Season In Review series, ATPWorldTour.com looks at the third through fifth best Grand Slam matches of the 2017 season.
5. Wawrinka def. Murray, Roland Garros, Semi-finals - 9 June 2017 (Match Stats)
Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka have been top contenders at the Grand Slams for years, and you'd expect the same knowing they were the first and third seeds, respectively, at Roland Garros. But neither star was in top form when they arrived on Paris’ terre battue this season.
The Scot was just 5-4 on clay heading into the second major of the year, and he was also trying to find h...more
Continuing our Season In Review series, ATPWorldTour.com looks at the best two ATP World Tour matches of the 2017 season.
2) Thiem d. Dimitrov, Mutua Madrid Open, Third Round - 11 May 2017 (Match Stats)
For power hitting, intensity and momentum shifts, Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dimitrov’s epic third-round clash in Madrid was both thrilling and cruel. Thiem, on his favourite surface, competed with great heart and conviction in saving five match points to edge past Dimitrov, who also owns a devastating single-handed backhand, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(9) over two hours and 34 minutes of intense tennis....more