Rybarikova Upends Sharapova In Moscow

Rybarikova upends Sharapova

VTB Kremlin Cup, Moscow [26] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) vs. [57] Maria Sharapova (RUS) Sharapova led their head-to-head 1:0 coming into this match; however, that match was contested in 2015 and a lot has changed since then.  While the Russian is struggling to regain her position atop the sport, Rybarikova has been having the season of…

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Juan Martin Del Potro’s Faith Is Tested

Faith

Shanghai Rolex Masters, China [23] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) vs. [54] Viktor Troicki (SRB) No one knows adversity better than Del Potro, who has undergone numerous wrist surgeries and other injuries that has derailed his career. Those injuries almost ended his career; however, Del Potro is a man of faith and believes strongly that…

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Nadal Sets Another Dimitrov Showdown

Nadal sets another Dimitrov showdown

Shanghai Rolex Masters, China From the moment the draw came out, Nadal fans quickly realized that he had the toughest half of the draw. He got a break in his first match and easily dispatched of the American, Jared Donaldson; however, his next opponent was the dangerous Italian, Fabio Fognini. Nadal and his team know…

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Garcia Defeats New #1 Halep

Garcia defeats Halep

China Open, Beijing Women’s Final: [2] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [15] Caroline Garcia (FRA) Garcia is finally living up to the potential she has shown in the past but had not been able to produce consistently. Hampered by nerves early in her career and prone to collapsing under the pressure, Garcia has turned her career…

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Nadal Avenges Laver Cup Loss To Isner

Nadal avenges lavercup loss to Isner

China Open, Beijing [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [17] John Isner (USA) Despite leading their head-to-head 6:0, Nadal knew from bitter experience that Isner is a dangerous opponent. In their recent meeting at the inaugural Laver Cup event  held in Prague last month, Isner defeated the number him 7-5, 7-6(1).  While it does not count…

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