Challenger Season In Review: Storylines Abound In 2018 | ATP World Tour

Continuing our Season In Review series, ATPWorldTour.com reflects on the storylines that shaped the ATP Challenger Tour in 2018… Youth Movement In Focus: 29 #NextGenATP WinnersThe 2018 season was unlike anything we’ve seen from the stars of tomorrow. The #NextGenATP contingent accounted for a staggering 29 titles from 20 different players, with Felix Auger-Aliassime, Ugo Humbert, Reilly Opelka, Michael Mmoh, Jaume Munar, Lloyd Harris and Hubert Hurkacz all lifting multiple trophies. A total of eight teenagers emerged victorious, with Germany’s Rudolf Molleker becoming the youngest champion of the year, at…

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Advent calendar 2018: Novak Djokovic wins epic semi-final before claiming fourth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic wins an epic semi-final against Rafael Nadal which set up his straight-set win over Kevin Anderson in the final of Wimbledon. Source link

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Better All The Time: John Isner’s Mind-Bogging Serve Stats | ATP World Tour

John Isner has averaged north of 1,000 aces per season for the past 10 years and just posted his second highest ace total to finish 2018. An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of Isner’s prodigious serving identifies that he hit 1,213 aces this year, which is second only to the 1,260 he crushed in 2015. He has averaged 1,024 aces per season during the past decade, which firmly cements his place as one of the biggest servers our sport has ever seen. You May Also Like: Tsitsipas Leader…

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Surprise! Goffin Celebrates 28th Birthday In Monte-Carlo | ATP World Tour

David Goffin is hard at work in Monte-Carlo, preparing for the 2019 season. But on Friday, the Belgian got a special surprise after practice. ATP and the Monte-Carlo Country Club celebrated Goffin’s 28th birthday during the ATP Training Camp at the facility, as chefs from the club prepared racquet and tennis ball-shaped cakes to be presented by various staff including Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters Tournament Director Zeljko Franulovic. Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Monaco’s Romain Arneodo paused training to join in the celebration. Goffin was also given a Moet & Chandon…

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Guga Named One Of GQ Brasil’s Men Of The Year | ATP World Tour

Gustavo Kuerten accomplished a lot on the ATP World Tour, from lifting 20 tour-level titles and ascending to No. 1 in the ATP Rankings to collecting nearly $15 million in prize money and endearing himself to countless fans around the world. But now, the 42-year-old can call himself one of GQ Brasil’s Men of The Year for the second time. In 2015, the three-time Roland Garros winner was named Man of the Year in the social responsibility category. But this year, Kuerten was honoured in the GQ Icon category. It’s…

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Rivalries of 2018: Cilic vs. Djokovic | ATP World Tour

Continuing our Season In Review series, ATPWorldTour.com revisits the fiercest rivalries of 2018. Today we feature Marin Cilic vs. Novak Djokovic. Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic were both aiming for big pushes in 2018 — one to break into the Top 2 for the first time, the other attempting to return to his peak performance days. Their four FedEx ATP Head2Head clashes — at the Fever-Tree Championships, the Western & Southern Open, the Rolex Paris Masters and the Nitto ATP Finals — showcased precisely what confidence and form can do…

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Amelie Mauresmo withdraws as France Davis Cup captain to coach Lucas Pouille

Amelie Mauresmo was previously France’s Fed Cup captain Amelie Mauresmo has decided against taking over as captain of France’s Davis Cup team to instead coach compatriot Lucas Pouille. The 39-year-old, who would have been France’s first female Davis Cup captain, had been appointed in June to replace Yannick Noah next year. Mauresmo coached Andy Murray for two years and subsequently guided France’s women to the Fed Cup final in 2016. Frenchman Pouille is currently ranked 32nd in the world. The 24-year-old had reached number 10 in the world in March.…

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Nadal Honoured By Peers With Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award | ATP World Tour

Fellow players voted Rafael Nadal as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award in the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon, recognising the Spaniard for his fair play, professionalism and integrity on and off the court. Nadal also received this honour in 2010. This season, the 32-year-old Spaniard spent 36 weeks atop the ATP Rankings and won five titles, including record 11th trophies at Roland Garros, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Off the court, Nadal supported flood relief efforts in Mallorca.…

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Rivalries of 2018: Thiem vs. Tsitsipas | ATP World Tour

Continuing our Season In Review series, ATPWorldTour.com revisits the fiercest rivalries of 2018. Today we feature Dominic Thiem vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas: In 2018, no rivalry was more prevalent than Dominic Thiem vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas. A battle of two of the more potent one-handed backhands in today’s game, the attack-minded stars clashed a total of five times, leading all FedEx ATP Head2Head match-ups.  Regardless of where they met – on clay or hard, in Europe or North America, the early rounds or latter stages – Thiem and Tsitsipas raised their levels…

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Bryan Brothers, Jack Nicklaus Host ‘Fore Love’, Raise More Than $1 Million For Charity | ATP World Tour

The Bryan brothers and golf legend Jack Nicklaus again brought together some of the world’s best golfers and tennis players to raise money for their children’s foundations. The “Fore Love” tournament, which combines golf and tennis pro-ams and was held for the first time in 2017, was hosted again last weekend in North Palm Beach and Jupiter, Florida, and raised $1.1 million for the Bryan Bros. Foundation and the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. You May Also Like: Roddick, Haas Help NBA’s Nowitzki Raise Money For Good Cause The…

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