Here’s One Reason Why Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic Find Separation From Peers | ATP World Tour

There is a fascinating juxtaposition in our sport regarding Return Games Won. If you analyse the best player in this specific metric at the end of each season since 1991, you would see there is real improvement being made in recent years on the return side of the net. But if you expand the data set to include the leading 40 players each season with Return Games Won, you would come to a very different conclusion. An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of Return Games Won since 1991 (when…

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Read & Watch: Tsitsipas, Shapovalov Win On Stockholm Debuts | ATP World Tour

Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas lost just eight of his first-service points to knock out John Millman of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in two hours and 20 minutes for a place in the Intrum Stockholm Open quarter-finals on Wednesday. The Next Gen ATP Finals qualifier, who reached the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell and Rogers Cup finals (l. to Nadal both times) this year, will next play eighth-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco or Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany. “I had a good start, got the break and thought it was a good start,” said…

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Nominees Revealed For 2018 ATP World Tour Awards Presented By Moët & Chandon | ATP World Tour

Welcome to the 2018 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. Winners for the 2018 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…

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Former Champion Gasquet Up And Running In Antwerp | ATP World Tour

Making his first appearance since lifting the trophy in 2016, Richard Gasquet made a winning return to the European Open on Wednesday, defeating Czech Jiri Vesely 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. The 2016 champion, now 5-0 at the Belgian tournament, landed 11 aces and won 72 per cent of service points to defeat Vesely for the second time in as many FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings. Gasquet is searching for his second tour-level trophy of the season after winning his 15th title at the Libema Open in June (d. Chardy). Gasquet will face…

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5 Things To Know About #NextGenATP Aussie Alex de Minaur, Who’s Headed To Milan | ATP World Tour

The 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals will feature eight up-and-coming players whose potential rise to the top of the ATP World Tour is still just beginning. But, over the past 11 months, perhaps no one’s climb has been more meteoric than Alex de Minaur‘s. In December, the #NextGenATP Aussie was No. 210 in the ATP Rankings. He reached a career-high No. 31 this week, and De Minaur could be even higher when he is scheduled to make his debut at the Next Gen ATP Finals, to be held 6-10 November…

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Khachanov Cool Under Pressure, Beats Rosol In Moscow | ATP World Tour

Karen Khachanov was forced to work hard for his opening win at the VTB Kremlin Cup on Wednesday, saving 12 of 13 break points en route to a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Lukas Rosol. The third seed was regularly put under pressure by the Czech qualifier in front of his home crowd, but held his nerve in important moments to advance after 89 minutes. Khachanov, who reached the quarter-finals in Moscow on his debut in 2013, is searching for his second indoor hard-court title of the season after triumphing at…

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Kremlin Cup: Johanna Konta beats Daria Gavrilova to reach last eight

Konta is seeking her fourth WTA singles title British number one Johanna Konta advanced to the Kremlin Cup quarter-finals with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win over Australian Daria Gavrilova in Moscow. Konta was a set and 2-0 up before her Moscow-born opponent, ranked 38, won six of the next seven games to level. But Konta, ranked 44, went 3-0 up and won in two hours, nine minutes. Meanwhile, at the European Open in Antwerp, Britain’s Cameron Norrie needed only 63 minutes to beat Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-2. He will…

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Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, Aussie Alex de Minaur, Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. Qualify For The Next Gen ATP Finals In Milan | ATP World Tour

A trio of #NextGenATP leaders qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals on Wednesday. Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, Aussie Alex de Minaur and Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. joined Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas and German Alexander Zverev as players to have qualified for the prestigious 21-and-under event, to be held 6-10 November in Milan. (Zverev will not be playing in Milan because of his Nitto ATP Finals qualification.) The 19-year-old Shapovalov qualified for the second consecutive year. He fell just short of reaching the semi-finals at the Fiera Milano last year after…

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Isner: “Getting To London Would Be A Very Big Accomplishment” | ATP World Tour

For John Isner, life is great. One month on from the birth of his first child, daughter Hunter Grace, coupled with a recent move to his new Dallas home, the American is now back on the trail of ATP Rankings points in a bid for a first-time berth at the Nitto ATP Finals in London. Isner, speaking exclusively to ATPWorldTour.com at the Intrum Stockholm Open, admitted, “We’ve got pretty lucky and my daughter has been sleeping pretty well. I like the sound of the bassinette noise, rocking, so that helps…

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Kyrgios Passes Rublev Test In Moscow | ATP World Tour

Nick Kyrgios put on a show on Tuesday as he returned to his winning ways, defeating home favourite Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The fifth-seeded wild card, who suffered early exits in Tokyo and Shanghai, fired 25 aces and regularly impressed the Russian crowd with his shotmaking abilities en route to an 87-minute victory. The 23-year-old improves to 25-13 this season after denying Rublev a first victory in four appearances at the ATP World Tour 250 tournament. Kyrgios will face Mirza Basic for…

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