ATP And Laver Cup Join Forces - 4時間前  ATP World Tour

The ATP and the Laver Cup announced today an agreement that will make the annual men's team event, in which Europe takes on the rest of the world, an official part of the annual ATP Tour calendar. The agreement gives the event, now approaching its third competition in Geneva, Switzerland this September, access to ATP services, including marketing and social media, along with operational personnel such as officials and physios. "The Laver Cup team is incredibly excited about this partnership with the ATP. It has always been our hope to build the Laver Cup in partnership with the tennis world, ...more
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The Five Players Who Can Challenge Nadal Mano A Mano At Roland Garros - 15時間前  ATP World Tour

Rafael Nadal has long dominated the Parisian terre battue at Roland Garros, lifting the Coupe des Mousquetaires 11 times and tallying an 86-2 record. Fresh off a triumph at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Nadal arrives at the year’s second Grand Slam with plenty of momentum. But the second seed is not as overwhelming of a favourite as usual, having taken until last week to capture his first title of the year, his longest trophy drought to start a season since 2004, when he earned his maiden tour-level crown. Nadal was surprised in the semi-finals at Monte-Carlo (l. to Fog...more
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ITF, WTA & ATP Deliver Optimised Professional Tennis Structure - 19時間前  ATP World Tour

The ITF (International Tennis Federation) has today announced an agreement with the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) and the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) to optimise the structure of men’s and women’s professional tennis. This will provide additional competitive opportunities and a clear and fair pathway for talented players. The agreement includes the allocation of ATP and WTA ranking points at $15,000 ITF World Tennis Tour tournaments, additional ranking points at men’s $25,000 tournaments, as well as increased playing opportunities with 48-player qualify...more
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Fritz Upsets Bautista Agut In Lyon; Paire Beats Shapovalov - 0日前  ATP World Tour

American Taylor Fritz recorded his fourth Top 30 win of the season on Thursday for a place in the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon semi-finals. The 21-year-old broke a two-match losing streak against second-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, this year’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open champion (d. Berdych), in a 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4 victory over two hours and five minutes. Fritz struck 16 aces and lost just 10 of his first-service points (44/54). Bautista Agut saved one set point at 5/6 in the first set tie-break, before Fritz bounced back to take a 3-0 lead in the second set. The World No. 46 broke ...more
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Jarry Lost His Gilfriend's Phone And Lived To Talk About It - 1日前  ATP World Tour

In southwest Switzerland, Chilean Nicolas Jarry feels almost as if he's playing at home. The conditions – dry, with a bit of altitude – and the clay courts at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open remind the 23-year-old of growing up on the red dirt in his hometown of Santiago, Chile. On sunny days, like Wednesday, the 6'6” Jarry especially enjoys the homey feeling as his forehand flies through the air even faster than usual and his serve kicks up a few inches more. Jarry used the conditions to his favour against American Denis Kudla, winning 82 per cent of his service points a...more
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Dzumhur Ousts Wawrinka In Geneva - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Damir Dzumhur put a quick end to Stan Wawrinka's hopes of winning a third title at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open, defeating the second-seeded Swiss 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in his second-round opening match Wednesday. Wawrinka had won the Geneva title in 2016-17. Wawrinka led 3-0 to start the decisive set, but Dzumhur countered to win the next five games. He closed out the victory on serve in just under two hours. The 57th-ranked Dzumhur, a qualifier at the ATP 250 clay-court event, also rallied from a set down to defeat Feliciano Lopez in the first round. Dzumhur will next meet fifth-seeded Mol...more
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Djokovic, Nadal, Federer Lead 2019 Roland Garros Seeds - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the top three seeds for a second straight Grand Slam tournament. World No. 1 Djokovic will take his place on the top line of the 2019 Roland Garros draw, while 11-time champion Rafael Nadal will lead contenders in the bottom half as the No. 2 seed. Third seed Federer, playing at the clay-court major for the first time since 2015, will need to wait until the draw ceremony on Thursday evening in Paris to see if he falls in Djokovic or Nadal’s half of the draw. Dominic Thiem, who handed Nadal a defeat en route the Barcelona title, will be i...more
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Roger, Rafa Lead The Way In These Serve & Return Scenarios - 2日前  ATP World Tour

Tennis has traditionally been a game of feel. How does the court feel? How heavy do the balls feel? How hot does the weather feel today? How do I feel going into the match? So, it’s time to take a ‘feel’ test. You have got to pick one of the following two scenarios that you feel would give yourself the best chance of winning the game. Do you feel more confident winning a game when you are serving with the score at 0/30, or is it better to be returning serve with the server trailing 0/15? On one hand you are serving, but still four points from the game and your opponent is onl...more
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Pavlasek Battles Past Harrison At Roland Garros - 2日前  ATP World Tour

Adam Pavlasek needed two hours and 24 minutes to upset Ryan Harrison 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(5) in the first round of qualifying at Roland Garros on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Czech, who reached a career-high No. 72 in the ATP Rankings on 9 January 2017, fired 42 winners to overcome the ninth-seeded American in a final-set tie-break. Pavlasek entered Roland Garros qualifying after achieving his best result of the year on the ATP Challenger Tour earlier this month. Two weeks ago, the 6'1" right-hander reached the Roma Garden Open semi-finals before falling to Gian Marco Moroni. Pavlasek will meet Geoffr...more
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Felix Makes Winning Debut In Lyon - 2日前  ATP World Tour

Felix Auger-Aliassime earned his first victory at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon on Tuesday, beating John Millman 7-6(3), 7-5. The #NextGenATP Canadian, competing at a career high No. 28 in the ATP Rankings this week, saved all five break points he faced to advance after one hour and 48 minutes. Auger-Aliassime is through to the last eight of an ATP Tour clay-court event for the third time this season, having reached the Rio Open presented by Claro final (l. to Djere) and Brasil Open quarter-finals (l. to Djere) earlier this year. “It feels good [to playing in Lyon]. I've been around ...more
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#NextGenATP Molleker Among First Eight Roland Garros Qualifiers - 14時間前  ATP World Tour

#NextGenATP German Rudolf Molleker is two-for-two. The 18-year-old qualified for his second Grand Slam main draw on his second attempt Thursday, defeating Colombian veteran Santiago Giraldo 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at Roland Garros. “It is super-tough to qualify. These are the best players in the world playing from World No.100 to the Top 250," Molleker told RolandGarros.com. "The standard is so high, so to win three matches in a row is super-hard.” Molleker, who also qualified at the Australian Open before falling to Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the main draw. Against Giraldo, who competed...more
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Nadal, Federer In Same Roland Garros Half; Djokovic With Zverev, Thiem, Del Potro - 19時間前  ATP World Tour

Rafael Nadal will begin his quest for a 12th Roland Garros title against a qualifier, but may need to beat 2009 winner Roger Federer or Stefanos Tsitsipas if he is to advance to his 26th Grand Slam championship final. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the 2016 champion, features in the top half of the draw with Alexander Zverev, last year’s finalist Dominic Thiem and two-time former semi-finalist Juan Martin del Potro. View Singles Draw Nadal, who has an incredible 86-2 match record at the clay-court major, arrives in the French capital on the back of lifting a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 cro...more
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Albot, Jarry Advance To Geneva Semi-finals - 20時間前  ATP World Tour

Fifth-seeded Moldovan Radu Albot recovered from 2-4 down in the second set to overcome qualifier Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday for a place in the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open semi-finals. In a career-best season, Albot has recorded 19 match wins and won his first ATP Tour title in February at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (d. Evans). Albot now plays Chile’s Nicolas Jarry, who advanced to his first ATP Tour semi-final since August 2018 at the Generali Open in Kitzbuhel (l. to Istomin). Jarry lost just four of his first-service points — and 10 in total —...more
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The Massive Upset That Made Ramos-Vinolas Feel Like He Belonged - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas isn't ready to stand on a podium and shout, “I'm back!” But his play on Wednesday at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open has the 31-year-old encouraged that he can again find the level that took him to his biggest final to date, the 2017 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, where he fell to Rafael Nadal. Ramos-Vinolas, No. 91 in the ATP Rankings, routed Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-0, 6-3 to make the quarter-finals of the ATP 250 event. “I played really good today. I'm really happy. I was really concentrating during all the match, and I think I played a great le...more
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Troicki, Stakhovsky, Darcis Aim To Qualify For Roland Garros Main Draw - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Three ATP Tour veterans — Viktor Troicki, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Steve Darcis — will all be bidding to qualify on Thursday to compete in the Roland Garros main draw for a 10th time. Former World No. 12 Troicki overcame Australia’s Jason Kubler 6-1, 7-6(9) in 86 minutes, saving two set points at 7/8 and 8/9 in the second set tie-break, on Wednesday. The Serbian will now prepare to face France’s Alexandre Muller in the qualifying round. Sixth-seeded Ukrainian Stakhovsky struck 43 winners to beat Uladzimir Ignatik of Belarus 7-5, 6-4, saving one set point at 5/6 in the second set tie-break for a m...more
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Read & Watch: Tsonga Happy To Pass Lyon Test - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga extended his perfect record at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon on Wednesday with a comeback win over Canadian qualifier Steven Diez. The 2017 champion, who improved to 6-0 at the ATP 250 tournament, came within two points of losing, but ultimately booked his place n the quarter-finals with a 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 win over two hours and 42 minutes. The penultimate game lasted 14 minutes, with Tsonga failing to convert five match points. He finally closed out with a forehand drop shot winner. “It was good for me to play a long match like this,” said Tsonga. “I haven’t play...more
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Shapovalov Fights Back On Lyon Debut - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Third seed Denis Shapovalov came within two points of losing on his Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon debut on Wednesday, but fought back to beat Ugo Humbert of France 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2 in two hours and 16 minutes. Humbert led by a set and 5-4, with Shapovalov serving at 30/30 before the #NextGenATP Canadian started his comeback for a place in the quarter-finals. “I knew I was going into the match coming up against a very tough player, as he has played well all year,” said Shapovalov. “I have seen him a lot, and he has great potential. I wasn’t feeling it for a set-and...more
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Roland Garros: When Is The Draw & More - 2日前  ATP World Tour

Roland Garros will feature a quartet of winners – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka – in the field for the first time in four years. Nadal, whose 33rd birthday falls during the second week of the clay-court major, will be looking to win Roland Garros a record-extending 12th time in 2019.Last year in Paris, Nadal became the first man in tennis history to win 11 titles at the same Grand Slam championship. Meanwhile, Djokovic will be attempting to achieve the 'Nole Slam' for the second time in his career. He previously held all four major titles three years...more
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Fritz Proving Everyone Wrong This Clay-Court Season - 2日前  ATP World Tour

The critics and doubters be damned, Taylor Fritz was going to prove to everyone that he could play on clay this season. For years, the American with a relatively flat, powerful game thought he had never reached his full potential during the European clay-court swing. Two years ago, he skipped the entire stretch to train, and in other years, he started playing midway through the swing, only finding his best game as main clay-court season ended. But this year, Fritz had a request to his coaches, David Nainkin and Paul Annacone, as they devised his schedule: Put me in, coach. “He's trying t...more
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Delbonis Downs Dimitrov In Geneva - 2日前  ATP World Tour

Federico Delbonis recovered from a set down to record his first victory against Grigor Dimitrov on Tuesday at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open. The 28-year-old Argentine, who entered the first-round match with a 0-2 FedEx ATP Head2Head record against Dimitrov, converted all five break points he earned to record a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory after one hour and 36 minutes. The 2015 semi-finalist (l. to Sousa) will meet defending champion Marton Fucsovics in the second round. Last year, Fucsovics defeated Peter Gojowczyk in the championship match to become the first Hungarian to lift a tour-level ti...more
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