Rublev Stops Seven-Time Cincy Champ

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [70] Andrey Rublev (RUS) It was a Next Gen contender against a well-established top ranked player. In a first meeting that many expected the top ranked player to dominate; yet, Rublev has always been a streaky opponent and when he is hot, he can mix…

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Nadal Defends Rogers Cup Title

Coupe Rogers, Montreal Men’s Championship: [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [9] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) It was their first meeting, and Nadal had history on his side; he was 10-0 against first time finalists. Yet, Medvedev could have been different. He started off well, showing no signs of nerves on his serve; while, Nadal needed over…

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Rublev Making A Move In Hamburg

Hamburg European Open, Germany [59] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs. [78] Andrey Rublev (RUS) Despite the discrepancy in their rankings, they were both ranked higher previously. Rublev was ranked as high as thirty-one in 2018 and Carreno Busta as high as number ten in 2017; however, as has happened to numerous athletes in their careers,…

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Zverev Toughs It Out Against Delbonis

Hamburg European Open, Germany [5] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [67] Federico Delbonis (ARG) There is no question that Zverev has been struggling to find his confidence lately; he admitted as much. Yet, there is also no question in my mind that he will regain his confidence. The same way losing breeds losing and erodes the…

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Ferro, Jarry & Rybakina Are 1st Time Champions

Ladies Open Lausanne: Women’s Final [48] Alize Cornet (FRA) vs. [98] Fiona Ferro (FRA) The twenty-two-year-old defeated her countrywoman, long-time veteran Cornet, in three sets.  In a match that showed fluctuating levels in confidence, it was the player that kept her belief strong who came out victorious. In the first meeting between these two French…

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First Title For Fritz & Sonego

Nature Valley International, Great Britain Men’s Championship Match: [42] Taylor Fritz (USA) vs. [79] Sam Querrey (USA) Tied 2:2, today’s winner would take the slight lead in their head-to-head. Fritz came out with a mission and he accomplished it fully. He saved his best tennis for the final and Querrey’s look of resignation admitted as…

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