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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Assessing the Wimbledon Men’s Semifinals

WIMBLEDON, Great Britain This will be the fortieth meeting between [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) and [3] Roger Federer (SUI). Despite Wimbledon’s attempt to get rid of Nadal early in the tournament by putting him in a position to play Nick Kyrgios, the Spaniard prevailed. Unfortunately for both these players, if they slug it out for…

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Week Two Begins At Roland Garros

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The second week of the French Open begins today. There are thirty-two singles players left in the draw: sixteen men and sixteen women. Each man and each woman will give their all to be in their respective final next weekend. MEN’S ROUND OF SIXTEEN Twelve of the thirty-two seeds remain, ten of whom are the…

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Heir Apparent: Dominic Thiem

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Mutua Madrid Open, Spain [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [5] Dominic Thiem (AUT) Thiem led their head-to-head 3:2 coming into this match, with the added advantage of winning their only previous encounter on clay; thus, he was favored to win this match. However, Federer came out focused; he served well and never gave his opponent…

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