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Madison Keys wins Cincy 2019

— Madison Keys, number 18 in the world, had only won a single match in the two months previous to Cincinnati. But she turned things around all week. Falling behind 1-3, she rallied… Continue reading

Goffin in Cincy reaches first M1000 final

David Goffin is the closest thing currently on tour to Bjorn Borg in terms of size, speed and maximum court coverage. Thanks to a walk-over in the quarters and a semi-final victory over… Continue reading

Injured Naomi, Serena could fall fast down WTA rankings

— Naomi Francois Osaka has a lot at stake this summer. She earned $3.8 million in prize money by winning last year’s US Open. She could earn $58,000 even if she loses in… Continue reading

Dimitrov keeps dropping off, thanks to first rounders with Stanimal

— In 2017, Grigor Dimitrov won the Western and Southern Open inĀ Cincinnati and theĀ ATP finals, and he finished the year at number three in the world.     But he’s dropping fast due… Continue reading

Murray to return at Cincy

— The Western and Southern Open announced they have given a main draw wild card to Andy Murray. Murray won the event near Mason, Ohio in 2008 and 2011, and was finalist in… Continue reading

how Roger can avoid retirement

—   At age 37, Roger Federer looked tired, lacking spring in his legs. He was missing his spots on serve, shanking returns into the net, and even flubbing easy volleys. When this… Continue reading

Nick Kyrgios: the evolution of tennis?

  Is this the Nick Kyrgios tennis fans have been hoping for? He’s one of the hottest players on tour in 2017, beating Novak Djokovic in Acapulco and Indian Wells and testing Roger… Continue reading

How to play — and beat — ROGER FEDERER

  Roger Federer is often compared with a ballerina. He’s graceful. He floats. His matches are a Master Class. Imagine playing him. You’d call him the Swiss Assassin, not the Swiss Maestro.  … Continue reading

Slammin’ Stan wins US Open

  —- When you’ve won 11 of your last finals, including 3 slams, it’s no longer a fluke. Stan Wawrinka, who won the 2014 Australian, 2015 French and 2016 US Opens, now only… Continue reading

Djokovic wins French Open — sun comes out

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