Jannik Sinner: From Focussing On Skiing To #NextGenATP Sensation - 5時間前  ATP World Tour

There currently is no player 18 or younger inside the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings. But the youngest player in the Top 300, 18-year-old #NextGenATP Italian sensation Jannik Sinner, who qualified for his first Grand Slam main draw at the US Open on Friday, is on the way, and quickly. What’s incredible is that less than five years ago, tennis was not the Italian’s focus; it was skiing. Up until that point, Sinner had played just two days per week. When he was seven, he did not touch a racquet for a year, instead playing football along with his skiing. “When I went on court just ...more
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Top 10 Challenger Appearances - 8時間前  ATP World Tour

Tennis fans on the island of Mallorca are in for a treat over the next week. In an era where big stadiums and mammoth arenas dominate the sporting landscape, witnessing the greatness of a superstar in a smaller, more intimate setting still holds a special charm. Those coming out to the Rafa Nadal Academy will soon have that opportunity, as former World No. 1 Andy Murray is set to continue his comeback in the cozy confines of the ATP Challenger Tour. Two weeks after kicking off his singles return at the ATP Tour stops in Cincinnati and Winston-Salem, the Scot is back to the Challenger level in ...more
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First-Time Winner Spotlight: Hubert Hurkacz - 10時間前  ATP World Tour

One year ago, Hubert Hurkacz was at No. 109 in the ATP Rankings. But the 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals qualifier has come a long way in the past 12 months and reached another career milestone on Saturday by claiming his maiden tour-level trophy at the Winston-Salem Open. The 22-year-old became the first Polish tour-level titlist since Wojtek Fibak lifted the WCT Chicago title in 1982, beating Benoit Paire in three sets in the championship match. Hurkacz defeated four consecutive seeded opponents en route to the trophy, including top seed Paire and second seed Denis Shapovalov. ATPTour.com caught up...more
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Five Challenger Stars To Watch At The US Open - 15時間前  ATP World Tour

For the next fortnight, all eyes will be on the stars of the ATP Tour as they battle for the coveted champions' trophy at the US Open. But there are many players who are flying under the radar and could make a splash in Flushing Meadows. There are plenty of questions to be answered over the next 14 days and the stakes couldn't be higher. For those rising the ATP Rankings on the ATP Challenger Tour, a berth in a Grand Slam main draw is a significant prize. A platform to showcase their skills and eventually take the next step on the ATP Tour, it presents a huge opportunity on a global stage. A s...more
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Is Djokovic Chasing Federer’s Slam Record? You Betcha! - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Having won four of the past five Grand Slams, Novak Djokovic’s position on the all-time Grand Slam titles leader board is looking better than ever. And, on the eve of the US Open, the World No. 1 made it clear that he was aiming for the top spot on that list. Djokovic arrives in Flushing Meadows with his sights set on a 17th Grand Slam crown, which, if achieved, would bring him to within one title of second-placed Rafael Nadal (18) and three shy of all-time leader Roger Federer (20). ”I'm aware of [the debate around the Grand Slam titles leaderboard]. I mean, I'm part of this world...more
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Who Is Sumit Nagal? Meet Federer's First Round Opponent - 1日前  ATP World Tour

"Mr. Bhupathi, can you please look at my game?" Nine words. One critical question. It was the moment Sumit Nagal's career was born. Without those nine words, he would not be among the 200 best players in the world. He would not have qualified for the US Open on Friday, storming back from a set and 0-3 down in the final round. And he would not be making his Grand Slam debut on opening night against Roger Federer, in front of thousands on Arthur Ashe Stadium and millions more watching around the world. Simply put, without those nine words, Nagal says he would not be playing tennis. *** Flash for...more
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Marin's Moment: Cilic Reflects On Beating Federer, Nishikori On Path To US Open Title - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Ahead of the 2014 US Open, Marin Cilic walked into Arthur Ashe Stadium with then-coach Goran Ivanisevic for practice. Sensing how such a stadium would bring out the best in him, “I told [Goran], ‘You can’t play bad over here’,” Cilic told ATPTour.com. “[My team] was mocking me and just joking and saying to me, ‘We’ll see when you come to play on the court’.” Little did the Croat know that a fortnight later, he’d be lifting his first Grand Slam trophy. Cilic didn’t just win the tournament, though. The No. 14 seed did so em...more
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John Millman Reflects On Federer US Open Stunner Before Facing Nadal - 1日前  ATP World Tour

In the first round of the US Open, John Millman will have his work cut out for him against three-time champion Rafael Nadal, the second seed. In their only previous meeting, at Wimbledon two years ago, Nadal conceded only six games against the Aussie. But the 30-year-old has defied the odds before. Millman shocked the world here in New York just last year when he ousted five-time champion Roger Federer 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(7), 7-6(3) to reach the quarter-finals. Federer had missed the last eight in Flushing Meadows just once in his previous 13 appearances. But when the Swiss superstar launched a fore...more
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Hurkacz To Face Paire In First ATP Tour Final - 2日前  ATP World Tour

Poland's Hubert Hurkacz will play for his first ATP Tour title on Saturday at the Winston-Salem Open. The 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals qualifier beat 20-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4 behind two breaks of serve on Friday evening to reach his maiden ATP Tour final. "It feels great. It was a long day but it was a really nice day for me," said Hurkacz, who, like the other semi-finalists, played two matches in one day because of Thursday rain. "The goal for me with Craig [Boynton], my coach, and my team is to improve every day, to be a better player. I'm very happy that we are able to improve our ...more
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Kubot/Melo Celebrate First Team Title Of 2019 - 2日前  ATP World Tour

Top seeds Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo went two-for-two on Friday at the Winston-Salem Open to win their first ATP Tour team title of 2019. The Polish-Brazilian pairing beat American wild cards Nicholas Monroe/Tennys Sandgren 6-7(6), 6-1, 10-3 on Friday evening to claim the ATP 250 championship, their 13th doubles crown together. Kubot/Melo dismissed Brits Jamie Murray/Neal Skupski 6-2, 6-3 earlier in the day. Both doubles semi-finals were postponed until Friday because of rain on Thursday. Kubot/Melo, four-time titlists together in 2018, were 0-2 in title matches this season (Indian Wells, Hall...more
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Watch Free Live Stream Of Murray In Mallorca - 8時間前  ATP World Tour

Watch Andy Murray's opener in Mallorca, not before 7pm local time... This week, Andy Murray's return to singles action takes him to the ATP Challenger Tour. For the first time since 2005, the Scot will compete on the circuit, arriving in Mallorca for the Rafa Nadal Open by Sotheby's. Murray is seeking more matches and much-needed confidence in his comeback from hip surgery. On Monday, Murray will kick off his Challenger return with a first-round meeting against 17-year-old Frenchman Imran Sibille. It will be quite the professional debut for Sibille, facing the former World No. 1 under the ...more
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Getting To Know Carballes Baena, Who Faces Djokovic At The US Open - 10時間前  ATP World Tour

Roberto Carballes Baena began playing tennis when he was three, hitting balls with his father. The Spaniard’s dad was not a coach, but an avid tennis fan. Pio worked for 20 years in London as a restaurant manager, and he would always visit Wimbledon to watch the sport’s biggest stars in action. Now his son will play the best player in the world on one of tennis’ grandest stages. Carballes Baena will face World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for the first time Monday afternoon at the US Open. “For me it’s a great experience. I am very happy because it’s the first time ...more
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Djokovic, Federer Headline Day 1 At US Open - 13時間前  ATP World Tour

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and five-time champion Roger Federer open their campaigns at the US Open on Monday, as the final Grand Slam event of the season begins in Flushing Meadows. Defending champion Djokovic will be aiming to earn his 70th victory at the hard-court Grand Slam (69-10), where he has lifted the trophy on three occasions. Last year, the Serbian defeated Juan Martin del Potro in the championship match to add to titles in 2011 and 2015 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Djokovic is bidding to become the first man since Roger Federer in 2008 to win back-to-back t...more
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Behind The Scenes With Felix Auger-Aliassime At New York Photo Shoot - 16時間前  ATP World Tour

ATPTour.com went behind the scenes with #NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime before he begins his run at the US Open. Below is a timeline of his day. At 2:34 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, #NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime began a promotional shoot for the Next Gen ATP Finals. He’d already had one practise session earlier on, just three days away from his first-round match at the US Open against close friend and countryman Denis Shapovalov. And later in the evening, he’d travel to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for his second hit of the da...more
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Hurkacz Lifts Maiden Trophy In Winston-Salem - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Hubert Hurkacz made Polish history at the Winston-Salem Open on Saturday, beating Benoit Paire 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to capture his first ATP Tour trophy. The 22-year-old became the first Pole to capture a tour-level crown since Wojtek Fibak’s WCT Chicago title run in 1982. Hurkacz broke serve on five occasions throughout the two-hour, nine-minute clash to improve his tour-level record to 23-18 in 2019. The 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals qualifier becomes the 14th first-time champion on the ATP Tour in 2019 after improving his record against French players this year to 5-1. Players trying to win their...more
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Anderson Withdraws From US Open - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Kevin Anderson has withdrawn from next week’s US Open due to a right knee injury. The 33-year-old South African, who has been limited to five tournaments this season, was aiming to return to action for the first time since Wimbledon. After also struggling with a right elbow injury earlier in the year, Anderson was bidding to add to his 11-4 record in the coming fortnight in Flushing Meadows. Anderson reached his first Grand Slam final at this event in 2017 and has compiled a 22-9 record at the hard-court Grand Slam since his main draw debut in 2010. The six-time ATP Tour titlist will be ...more
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Re-making Polasek After Five-Year Retirement: 'The Only Thing That’s The Same Is My Name' - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Did this guy have too much whiskey? That’s what I was thinking when I got a call one Thursday evening at around 10 pm last May. I was home in Slovakia, where I was set to play some club matches to practise for some other club matches in Germany. It had been more than four years since I’d retired from pro tennis at 28 due to injury. “We have a great player for your Monday club match. It’s Bryan,” the head coach of the club told me. I was laughing and I was like, “Which Bryan?” He didn’t know. I figured the guy was going crazy and I dropped the p...more
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Longtime Friends Chung & Kwon Lead South Korean Hopes Into US Open Main Draw - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Hyeon Chung and Soonwoo Kwon, 23 and 21 years old, respectively, have known each other for more than a decade, or as Chung described it, since they were “little kids”. They’re good friends off the court and part of the same group chat where they talk about things that have nothing to do with tennis. But Friday was an extra special day on the court for them, as both South Koreans won their matches in the third round of qualifying in Flushing Meadows, earning berths into the main draw of the US Open. “We practised a lot because we’re good friends,” Chung told...more
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Sinner, Chung Lead US Open Qualifiers - 2日前  ATP World Tour

On Friday, the dream became reality for 16 players at the US Open. As the qualifying competition concluded under cloudy skies, some booked their spots in the main draw for the first time, while others confirmed their return to the big show at Flushing Meadows. Rain delayed the start of play by two hours, but that did not deter Jannik Sinner. At the ripe age of 18, the Italian made a statement in fighting through to the main draw. One day after he saved two match points, rallying from a break down in the third set against Viktor Galovic, he cruised past Mario Vilella Martinez to qualify. The su...more
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Nadal: 'Playing On The Street With Friends' Contributed To Success - 2日前  ATP World Tour

Rafael Nadal received a hero’s welcome from fans as he made his way onto Louis Armstrong Stadium for Media Day at the 2019 US Open, but the three-time champion shared that the opposite – a normal upbringing filled with both fun and challenging moments – has been instrumental to his success on the ATP Tour. “You need to be prepared for the tough moments,” he said. “If you overprotect the young kids when they have problems – because in life you are going to have problems at some point – probably they are not very well-prepared… "Probably th...more
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