Category: Tennis

Tsitsipas Sets Sights on Masters 1000 Glory and Top 8 ATP Finish

The Greek has set his goals for the remainder of the 2019 season.


Stefanos Tsitsipas has had his share of ups and downs in 2019; The Greek struggled in his last two majors, falling in the first round of Wimbledon and the US Open. But Tsitsipas still has lots to look forward to in 2019. He’s likely headed to his first ATP Finals appearance in November, as he is ranked sixth in the ATP Race to London standings. But Tsitsipas doesn't want to crawl into London–he wants to come in on a high. The Greek told the ITF that he has lofty goals for the remainder of the 2019 campaign.

“It’s been a great year, it’s not over yet—there’s plenty of tennis ahead,” The World No.7 told the ITF while playing Davis Cup this week in Athens, Greece. “I’m really happy with my performance so far. There have been some ups and downs, but I’m trying to figure a few things out and not make the same mistakes over and over again.”

Tsitsipas, who helped guide Greece to March’s Davis Cup Group II play-offs told reporters in New York that he was having trouble finding inspiration, and he elaborated on those feelings again in this interview with Reem Abulleil.

“I would describe it as not feeling [myself] when I’m on the court,” he said. “That drive that you have when you are out there, wanting to give your every best shot that you have. Not being able to because simply, you don’t have that spark in you. I’m trying to recreate that and bring it back to my game. [I am trying to] declutter and become fresh and new again.”

Tsitsipas, who learned this week that Greece has qualified for next January’s ATP Cup, says he has a firm idea of what he’d like to accomplish by the end of the season.

“I really want to win a Masters by the end of the year,” he said. “That’s a great thing to have in your trophy list. I’m really planning on doing something soon to get there. I really want to finish the year in the Top 8 so I can make the Nitto ATP Finals and have a good, strong finish to the year in London.”

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Tsitsipas, who reached the semifinals at this year’s Australian Open, owns a 37-19 record on the season with two titles in Marseille and Estoril.

If you’re wondering why Tsitsipas has been missing from social media over the last week, it’s all part of the Greek’s plan to re-center himself and his game. He says he has elected to shut it down for a period to remove the stress keep his mind focused on his tennis.

“It seems like it’s working,” says Tsitsipas.

Tsitsipas will next been seen at the Laver Cup next week in Geneva, where he will join Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on Team Europe against Team World.

“For me personally it’s like a dream come true to be part of this incredible team, with Roger and Rafa, who I’ve looked up to since I was a little kid, along with Dom [Dominic Thiem], Sascha [Zverev] and Fabio [Fognini].


The three-day event kicks off on Friday September 20 in Geneva.

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Nadal’s 19th major triumph, by the Numbers

The great Rafael Nadal pulls closer to Roger Federer and GOAT status with his New York title. Join Tennis Now for a look inside the numbers.

Rafael Nadal closed the gap on Roger Federer in terms of Grand Slam titles won, and he also moved closer to the top of the all-time US Open title list. Let’s look closer inside the numbers of Nadal’s latest triumph.

19: Number of major titles that Nadal has now won. He’s just one behind Federer for the all-time major singles title lead now.

4: Nadal’s four US Open titles move him past Novak Djokovic and into a tie for fourth on the all-time Open Era title list with John McEnroe. Only Roger Federer (5), Jimmy Connors (5) and Pete Sampras (5) have more titles than Nadal in New York.

12: Number of consecutive Grand Slam titles that have been won by the Big Three of Nadal, Federer and Djokovic. The trio has now won 51 of the last 59 majors.

5: Nadal has now won five titles since turning 30, which is the record. Djokovic, Federer, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall have each won four Slams after turning 30.

19-8: Nadal’s record in Grand Slam finals.

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20: Number of consecutive wins Nadal has notched against Russian players. He has not fallen to a Russian players since 2011 in Doha when he los to Nikolay Davydenko.

11: Number of consecutive wins that Nadal has notched. The Spaniard has won 27 of his last 28 matches.

640: Number of ranking points that Nadal trails Djokovic by in the ATP rankings. The Spaniard leads Djokovic in the Race to London standings by 1940 points.

966-196: Nadal’s lifetime record. He’s just 34 shy of reaching his 1000th win.

206-1: Nadal’s record when he leads by two sets to love in Grand Slams.

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Nadal: You Have to Be Happy with Yourself

The Spaniard is just pleased that he has given himself another chance to win more majors.


Rafael Nadal is into his 27th career major final and on Sunday in New York he will bid to move just one shy of Roger Federer on the all-time Grand Slam titles list with 19. But the Spaniard knows he has a tough task ahead of him as he prepares to face Russia’s Daniil Medvedev for the second time this summer. Nadal dropped just three games against Medvedev in the Montreal final on a windy day, but he knows he’ll have to be ready to face the rising Russian.

“I need to be playing at my best,” Nadal said. “I think at the end of the match I increased my level again today. I need to hold this level if I want to have chances on Sunday. If not, is so difficult. He is very, very solid.”

One thing is certain: Nadal will not be worried about chasing Roger Federer on the all-time major titles list. If it happens, great. If not, that’s the sport.

“When I arrived here, my goal was to produce a chance to compete for the big thing again,” Nadal said. “Here I am.?” Nadal, has reached three Grand Slam finals this year and made it to at least the last four of every major. As long as he keeps giving himself chances to win titles, he’ll be fine.

“I give myself another chance, as I did in Wimbledon, as I did in Australia, as I did in Roland Garros,” Nadal said. “That's the personal satisfaction. That's the personal happiness. You win, you lose. That's part of all the sport. Of course, I would love to be the one who achieve more Grand Slams, but I still sleep very well without being the one who have more Grand Slams.”

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Nadal will also bid to tie John McEnroe for fourth on the all-time US Open Open era title list with four. If he gets it, he’ll be one behind the Open Era record of five, which is shared by Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors.

Not bad for a clay specialist, no?

“I am happy about my career,” Nadal said. “I am very happy about what I'm doing. I'm going to keep working hard to try to produce chances. Sunday is one. It's just one more chance, that's all. My opponents going to keep playing. If I able to win on Sunday, okay, will be amazing. If I lose, I hope to keep having chances in the future to add things.

“But as I always say to you, and is true: I would love to be the one to have more [major titles than any other player], yes, but you cannot be all day frustrated or all day thinking about what your neighbor has better than you. You have to be happy with yourself. You have to do your way. If you are the one to achieve more, fantastic. If not, at least I give my best during all my career. That's all.”

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Is Rafa the Best Fighter Ever? Berrettini and Schwartzman Think So

The Spaniard was given high praise from a pair of peers on Wednesday in New York


Rafael Nadal: king of clay, 18-time major champion and… best fighter ever?

That’s what Matteo Berrettini and Diego Schwartzman are saying after Day 10 at the US Open. The Italian, who will face Nadal in Friday’s semifinals in New York, had big praise for Nadal when he was asked by a reporter after his five-set victory over Gael Monfils on Wednesday in New York.

“I think he's the greatest fighter ever in this sport,” Berrettini said. “It's unbelievable he's doing. I admire him, like, the way he's on the court, you know. Like his attitude is something that it's — I think it's close to the perfection. He's always, like, 5-0, 40-Love down, he's always there. It's something that's not that easy to do. So bravo.”

On Wednesday Nadal, true to form, fought through cramping to get past Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in straight sets to book his eighth semifinal at the US Open. Schwartzman says that he’s never seen anything like the Spaniard. He was asked if he agreed with Berrettini—is Nadal the best fighter in history?

“[He is] like a lion in the middle, you know, in the jungle,” Schwartzman said. “He's a fighter. He knows how to play the important moments every single time. I played eight times, and every important moment he played better than me.”

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Nadal was asked to respond, and he told reporters that there’s nothing special about what he does. There are many good fighters out there, Nadal told them.

“I don't like to talk much about myself, because it's not a beautiful thing,” Nadal said. “No, I think I had stable character during all my life, all my career. That helps to be normally in stable — I mean, mentally focused, mentally relaxed and mentally always ready to respect every opponent, to play every point, to play every game, to play every set and every match until the end, no?

“So that's one of the keys of the success. But honestly, is not everything. I think my success is not only because of the spirit of fight. There is lot of things after this. But of course I have the stories say that I have been, yeah, a good fighter on court with good character, positive character, and I am not the only one. There is a lot of ones that fight a lot.”

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Nadal on Gauff’s Rising Star

The Spaniard predicts big things for Coco Gauff, but says she should take her time.


Rafael Nadal knows a thing or two about having success at a young age. He’s the last teenager to win a men’s singles Grand Slam title, after all. The Spaniard sees great things in 15-year-old Coco Gauff, and told reporters his feelings on the American sensation after his victory over John Millman on Tuesday night in New York City.

I saw her a couple of days playing Wimbledon. I think she is very strong to be — she's 15? “She's tall and she has a lot of power,” Nadal said. “I think she has a great intensity playing. Let's see. Of course, looks like she has an amazing future in front. I really wish her all the very best.”

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Gauff has only played three tour-level events, counting the 2019 US Open, but already brands are aligning with the rising star. New Balance, Head, Barilla Pasta—with Roger Federer’s Team 8 Agency backing her, more are surely to come.

Nadal says that it is still too early to tell what type of professional career she has. She should take her time, says the 18-time major champion.

“Is tough to put lot of pressure on her now or talk too much about her now,” he said. “Even if she's doing amazing things, she is very young.

“In my opinion, she needs to internalize the things step by step. If not, is easy to lose a little bit the perspective. I really hope that she has the right people around, and she will become a big star of this sport for sure.”

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Bianca Andreescu: All She Does Is Win

The Canadian snagged her first main draw win at the US Open on Day 2, and bigger things could be coming.


All she does is win.

That’s the story of Bianca Andreescu in a nutshell and the 19-year-old Canadian kept up her winning ways on Tuesday in New York by notching her maiden US Open main draw win, 6-2 6-4 over 17-year-old Katie Volynets.

Andreescu, who ended 2018 at 178 in the world, has stormed onto the scene and claimed titles at Indian Wells and Toronto, while compiling a mind-blowing 7-0 record against the Top 10.

She improved to 28-4 on the season and will move on to face Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens in the second round.

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Winning breeds confidence, and Andreescu is racking up the victories. She is clearly a player with no confidence issues.

“I think it skyrocketed,” she said of her belief. “I have been doing really well this year, and I think if you believe in yourself then I think you can do big things. I think that's where I'm at right now.”

Not only is she confident—she doesn’t shy away from the expectations. Instead she takes the fact that many believe she has a shot to win this year’s US Open as a compliment.

It’s one day at a time, one title at a time, for Andreescu.


“I just step on the court and I give my best with what I have that day,” she said. “For me, that's all that matters. Obviously I want to win, and it's nice to see that people think I can win this tournament. So I think that also gives me confidence, too.”

“f there’s one thing that is worrying about the Canadian’s game it is not her game it all—it’s her health. She missed significant time due to a shoulder injury, and played just one match from April until she rose from the ashes and claimed the Rogers Cup title. She was the first Canadian woman to achieve that feat since 1969, and notched three Top 10 wins in the process.

She showed some signs of fatigue during Tuesday’s win and wore some strapping on her knee and legs.

She explained her physical ailments after the match:

“It's nothing serious,” she said. “The knee, I was feeling it a little bit during my practices, but it's nothing serious. And the patches are, like, these little bites I got from I don't know where. So I'm just covering them up, because they don't look too nice.”

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US Open 2019 Day 2 Schedule

Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens will be in action on Day 2–and that's not all. Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
N. Osaka (JPN) [1] vs. A. Blinkova (RUS)

Men's Singles – Round 1
T. Fabbiano (ITA) vs. D. Thiem (AUT) [4]

Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM
Men's Singles – Round 1
J. Millman (AUS) vs. R. Nadal (ESP) [2]

Women's Singles – Round 1
S. Stephens (USA) [11] vs. A. Kalinskaya (RUS)

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
S. Tsitsipas (GRE) [8] vs. A. Rublev (RUS)

Women's Singles – Round 1
S. Halep (ROU) [4] vs. N. Gibbs (USA)

NOT BEFORE: 3:00 PM
Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Potapova (RUS) vs. C. Gauff (USA)

Louis Armstrong Stadium 7:00 PM
Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Sabalenka (BLR) [9] vs. V. Azarenka (BLR)

Men's Singles – Round 1
S. Johnson (USA) vs. N. Kyrgios (AUS) [28]

Tecnifibre

Grandstand 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Riske (USA) vs. G. Muguruza (ESP) [24]

Men's Singles – Round 1
J. Isner (USA) [14] vs. G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

Women's Singles – Round 1
C. Wozniacki (DEN) [19] vs. Y. Wang (CHN)

Men's Singles – Round 1
D. Shapovalov (CAN) vs. F. Auger-Aliassime (CAN) [18]

Court 17 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
D. Allertova (CZE) vs. P. Kvitova (CZE) [6]

Women's Singles – Round 1
P. Badosa (ESP) vs. K. Bertens (NED) [7]

Men's Singles – Round 1
A. Zverev (GER) [6] vs. R. Albot (MDA)

NOT BEFORE: 5:00 PM
Men's Singles – Round 1
I. Karlovic (CRO) vs. F. Tiafoe (USA)

Court 5 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
M. Minella (LUX) vs. B. Bencic (SUI) [13]

Men's Singles – Round 1
M. Klizan (SVK) vs. M. Cilic (CRO) [22]

Men's Singles – Round 1
J. Tsonga (FRA) vs. T. Sandgren (USA)

Women's Singles – Round 1
K. Ahn (USA) vs. S. Kuznetsova (RUS)

Court 10 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
J. Goerges (GER) [26] vs. N. Vikhlyantseva (RUS)

Women's Singles – Round 1
K. Volynets (USA) vs. B. Andreescu (CAN) [15]

Men's Singles – Round 1
H. Chung (KOR) vs. E. Escobedo (USA)

Men's Singles – Round 1
G. Monfils (FRA) [13] vs. A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

Court 13 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Petkovic (GER) vs. M. Buzarnescu (ROU)

Men's Singles – Round 1
K. Edmund (GBR) [30] vs. P. Andujar (ESP)

Men's Singles – Round 1
L. Harris (RSA) vs. E. Gerasimov (BLR)

Women's Singles – Round 1
Y. Putintseva (KAZ) vs. M. Brengle (USA)

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Court 4 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
M. Kukushkin (KAZ) vs. R. Bautista Agut (ESP) [10]

Men's Singles – Round 1
F. Krajinovic (SRB) vs. C. Stebe (GER)

Women's Singles – Round 1
T. Babos (HUN) vs. C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) [28]

Women's Singles – Round 1
Kr. Pliskova (CZE)vs. D. Parry (FRA)

Court 6 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1

A. Krunic (SRB) vs. J. Ostapenko (LAT)
Men's Singles – Round 1
J. Sousa (POR) vs. J. Thompson (AUS)

Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Kontaveit (EST) [21] vs. S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP)

Men's Singles – Round 1
T. Kokkinakis (AUS) vs. I. Ivashka (BLR)

Court 7 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Cornet (FRA) vs. J. Pegula (USA)

Men's Singles – Round 1
F. Verdasco (ESP) [32] vs. T. Kamke (GER)

Women's Singles – Round 1
T. Townsend (USA) vs. K. Kozlova (UKR)

Men's Singles – Round 1
B. Schnur (CAN) vs. B. Paire (FRA) [29]

Court 8 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
A. Popyrin (AUS) vs. F. Delbonis (ARG)

Women's Singles – Round 1
X. Wang (CHN) vs. K. Flipkens (BEL)

Men's Singles – Round 1
U. Humbert (FRA) vs. M. Copil (ROU)

Court 9 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
L. Sonego (ITA) vs. M. Granollers (ESP)

Women's Singles – Round 1
K. Kanepi (EST) vs. T. Maria (GER)

Women's Singles – Round 1
E. Mertens (BEL) [25] vs. J. Teichmann (SUI)

Men's Singles – Round 1
A. Hoang (FRA) vs. L. Mayer (ARG)

Court 11 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
M. Berrettini (ITA) [24] vs. R. Gasquet (FRA)
Women's Singles – Round 1
D. Collins (USA) vs. P. Hercog (SLO)

Men's Singles – Round 1
D. Schwartzman (ARG) [20] vs. R. Haase (NED)

Women's Singles – Round 1
S. Cirstea (ROU) vs. K. Siniakova (CZE)

Court 12 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
B. Fratangelo (USA) vs. G. Simon (FRA)

Men's Singles – Round 1
V. Pospisil (CAN) vs. K. Khachanov (RUS) [9]

Women's Singles – Round 1
R. Hogenkamp (NED) vs. D. Vekic (CRO) [23]

Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Bolsova (ESP) vs. B. Strycova (CZE) [31]

Court 14 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
A. Bublik (KAZ) vs. S. Giraldo (COL)

Women's Singles – Round 1
P. Parmentier (FRA) vs. A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Tomljanovic (AUS) vs. M. Bouzkova (CZE)

Men's Singles – Round 1
H. Laaksonen (SUI) vs. M. Cecchinato (ITA)

Court 15 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
F. Di Lorenzo (USA) vs. V. Kudermetova (RUS)

Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Sharma (AUS) vs. M. Linette (POL)

Men's Singles – Round 1
J. Struff (GER) vs. C. Ruud (NOR)

Men's Singles – Round 1
J. Kovalik (SVK) vs. A. Bedene (SLO)

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What to Watch on Day 1 of the 2019 US Open

Federer, Djokovic and Serena v. Maria highlight a busy day one at the US Open.


The last major of the 2019 tennis season is here and we’re here in Queens ready to bring you the best of what the event has to offer. We’ll get things started by telling you all what’s on tap for Day 1 of the Open.

See the full Day 1 US Open Order of Play Here

Top half kicks it off on the men’s side

It will be Novak Djokovic in the day session and Roger Federer in the night on Day 1 at Flushing Meadows. Top-seeded Djokovic, who sports a 69-10 career record at the US Open and has reached at least the final in seven of his last eight appearances, will face Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain in a first-time meeting.

Federer will face qualifier Sumit Nagal of India. The 22-year-old from New Delhi, India has yet to play a main draw match at a major. Why not start with a 20-time Grand Slam champion? Nagal, currently ranked 190, defeated Tatsuma Ito, Peter Polansky and Joao Menezes to reach the main draw.

Federer owns an 85-13 lifetime record at the US Open but the Swiss has not been to the final since 2015 and he last claimed the title in New York in 2008.

Both Federer and Nadal come off disappointing losses to Russians in Cincinnati; Djokovic was beaten in the semi-finals by Daniil Medvedev while Federer fell in the round of 16 to Andrey Rublev.


Bottom half kicks off with Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova on the women’s side

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will kick off the night session in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night with their 22nd career battle. If there ever was a lopsided head to head this would be it—Williams has won her last 18 meetings with Sharapova and has taken the last 16 sets that they have contested.

And yet there will be excitement, as there always is, as they two great champions lock horns before the round of 16 at a tournament for the first time.


Williams, with a 95-12 record at the US Open, can reach 100 by reaching the semi-finals on her 19th career appearance here at Flushing Meadows. If she wins the title she could pass Chris Evert (101) for the all-time US Open Era for women’s singles match wins. Williams. has reached at least the finals on nine of her 18 appearances in New York.

As far as Sharapova goes, the Russian has struggled with injuries and has accumulated an 8-6 record in 2019—six of those wins came in tournaments that started in January and the five-time major champion owns a 2-4 record since she had minor shoulder surgery in February.

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Tipsy’s last stand?

Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic will begin his last US Open on Day 1 with a match against Denis Kudla of the USA. The pair of have never met. Tipsarevic, who plans to end his career at November in Davis Cup, owns a lifetime 16-13 record at the US Open. The former World No.8, now ranked 260, reached back-to-back quarterfinals in 2011 and 2012 and has won six of his last seven first-round matches at the US Open.

Barty No.1 frontrunner

Four players (Naomi Osaka, Ash Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep) have a shot at ending the US Open as the WTA’s No.1-ranked player, and it is Ashleigh Barty who has the best chance to do it. If we pull last year’s US Open points from each players’ rankings it is Barty in the lead, by more than 300 points over the next player.


The second-seeded Aussie will face Zarina Diyas in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday at 11 AM. Barty, who owns a 6-4 lifetime record at the US Open and reached the round of 16 for her best performance to date last year, defeated Diyas in their lone WTA-level meeting in 2013.

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US Open 2019 Day 1 Schedule

The top half of the men's draw, featuring Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will take the court on Day 1. And so will Serena Williams and Maria SharapovaArthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
Z. Diyas (KAZ) vs. A. Barty (AUS) [2]

Men's Singles – Round 1
N. Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. R. Carballes Baena (ESP)

7:00 PM

Women's Singles – Round 1
S. Williams (USA) [8] vs. M. Sharapova (RUS)

Men's Singles – Round 1
R. Federer (SUI) [3] vs. S. Nagal (IND)

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
T. Martincova (CZE) vs. Ka. Pliskova (CZE) [3]

Men's Singles – Round 1
P. Gunneswaran (IND) vs. D. Medvedev (RUS) [5]

Women's Singles – Round 1
S. Zheng (CHN) vs. V. Williams (USA)

Louis Armstrong Stadium 7:00 PM

Men's Singles – Round 1
S. Wawrinka (SUI) [23] vs. J. Sinner (ITA)

Women's Singles – Round 1
M. Doi (JPN) vs. M. Keys (USA) [10]

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Grandstand 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
M. Trungelliti (ARG) vs. K. Nishikori (JPN) [7]

Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Kerber (GER) [14] vs. K. Mladenovic (FRA)

Men's Singles – Round 1
S. Querrey (USA) vs. J.I. Londero (ARG)

Women's Singles – Round 1
S. Kenin (USA) [20] vs. C. Vandeweghe (USA)

Court 17 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
J. Konta (GBR) [16] vs. D. Kasatkina (RUS)

Men's Singles – Round 1
F. Fognini (ITA) [11] vs. R. Opelka (USA)

Women's Singles – Round 1
E. Svitolina (UKR) [5] vs. W. Osuigwe (USA)

NOT BEFORE: 5:00 PM
Men's Singles – Round 1
T. Fritz (USA) [26] vs. F. Lopez (ESP)

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Court 5 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
E. Bouchard (CAN) vs. A. Sevastova (LAT) [12]

Women's Singles – Round 1
E. Alexandrova (RUS) vs. S. Stosur (AUS)

Men's Singles – Round 1
Z. Svajda (USA) vs. P. Lorenzi (ITA)

Men's Singles – Round 1
N. Jarry (CHI) vs. M. Raonic (CAN) [21]

Court 10 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
C. Garcia (FRA) [27] vs. O. Jabeur (TUN)

Men's Singles – Round 1
A. Mannarino (FRA) vs. D. Evans (GBR)

Men's Singles – Round 1
G. Barrere (FRA) vs. C. Norrie (GBR)

Women's Singles – Round 1
C. Dolehide (USA) vs. Q. Wang (CHN) [18]

Court 13 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
T. Berdych (CZE) vs. J. Brooksby (USA)

Men's Singles – Round 1
S. Kwon (KOR) vs. H. Dellien (BOL)

Women's Singles – Round 1
V. Golubic (SUI) vs. S. Zhang (CHN) [33]

Women's Singles – Round 1
L. Zhu (CHN) vs. X. Wang (CHN)

Court 4 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
P. Martic (CRO) [22] vs. T. Zidansek (SLO)

Women's Singles – Round 1
M. Niculescu (ROU) vs. D. Yastremska (UKR) [32]

Men's Singles – Round 1
C. Moutet (FRA) vs. D. Goffin (BEL) [15]

Men's Singles – Round 1
Y. Nishioka (JPN) vs. M. Giron (USA)

Court 6 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
M. Fucsovics (HUN) vs. N. Basilashvili (GEO) [17]

Women's Singles – Round 1
I. Jorovic (SRB) vs. I. Swiatek (POL)

Women's Singles – Round 1
S. Peng (CHN) vs. V. Lepchenko (USA)

Men's Singles – Round 1
G. Pella (ARG) [19] vs. P. Carreno Busta (ESP)

Court 7 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
C. Garin (CHI) [31] vs. C. Eubanks (USA)

Women's Singles – Round 1
E. Rybakina (KAZ) vs. K. Muchova (CZE)

Men's Singles – Round 1
B. Coric (CRO) [12] vs. E. Donskoy (RUS)

Women's Singles – Round 1
C. McNally (USA) vs. T. Bacsinszky (SUI)

Court 8 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
M. Puig (PUR) vs. R. Peterson (SWE)

Men's Singles – Round 1
P. Herbert (FRA) vs. A. de Minaur (AUS)

Men's Singles – Round 1
D. Koepfer (GER) vs. J. Munar (ESP)

Court 9 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
M. Bolkvadze (GEO) vs. B. Pera (USA)

Women's Singles – Round 1
J. Cepelova (SVK) vs. S. Hsieh (TPE) [29]

Men's Singles – Round 1
P. Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. L. Pouille (FRA) [25]

Men's Singles – Round 1
R. Berankis (LTU) vs. J. Vesely (CZE)

Court 11 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
T. Monteiro (BRA) vs. B. Klahn (USA)

Women's Singles – Round 1
L. Davis (USA) vs. J. Larsson (SWE)

Men's Singles – Round 1
A. Seppi (ITA) vs. G. Dimitrov (BUL)

Women's Singles – Round 1
M. Frech (POL) vs. L. Siegemund (GER)

Court 12 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
D. Kudla (USA) vs. J. Tipsarevic (SRB)

Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Sasnovich (BLR) vs. J. Brady (USA)

Women's Singles – Round 1
M. Sakkari (GRE) [30] vs. C. Giorgi (ITA)

Men's Singles – Round 1
J. Sock (USA) vs. P. Cuevas (URU)

Court 14 11:00 AM

Women's Singles – Round 1
A. Bogdan (ROU) vs. H. Dart (GBR)

Women's Singles – Round 1
M. Gasparyan (RUS) vs. P. Hon (AUS)

Men's Singles – Round 1
L. Djere (SRB) vs. M. Kecmanovic (SRB)

Men's Singles – Round 1
H. Hurkacz (POL) vs. J. Chardy (FRA)

Court 15 11:00 AM

Men's Singles – Round 1
S. Darcis (BEL) vs. D. Lajovic (SRB) [27]

Women's Singles – Round 1
F. Ferro (FRA) vs. D. Gavrilova (AUS)

Women's Singles – Round 1
V. Kuzmova (SVK) vs.A. Van Uytvanck (BEL)

Men's Singles – Round 1
E. Benchetrit (FRA) vs. D. Dzumhur (BIH)

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Medvedev Enters Top 5 for the First Time

The Russian won his maiden Masters 1000 title and is the first Russian inside the ATP's Top five in nearly nine years.


To celebrate the Top 5 ranking of Daniil Medvedev Tecnifibre is offering great prices on great gear—everything used by the Western and Southern Open champion is available at a 20 percent discount for a limited time.

Medvedev is the ATP’s leader in wins with 44 and the ATP’s leader in hardcourt wins with 31. He defeated Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals at Cincinnati and then stopped David Goffin in the final to earn his first Masters 1000 title.

With the win the Russian becomes the first player from his country to enter the Top 5 since Nikolay Davydenko in 2010.

Learn more about Medvedev and his Tecnifibre gear below:


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How Champagne-Craving Medvedev Overcame Cramps in Cincy Final

The 23-year-old claimed his first Masters 1000 title in style on Sunday–break out the champagne.


Daniil Medvedev‘s three-week journey concluded on a high note on Sunday as he defeated Belgium’s David Goffin 7-6(3) 6-4 for his first Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati.

But the Russian had a closer call than we realized. The 23-year old told reporters on Sunday that he was beginning to cramp while serving for the title at 5-4 on Sunday, and he admitted that he was worried.

“I started cramping at 5-4 from the beginning, which I think I made ace at Love-30, so I was, like, ‘Okay I need to stay in there.’ And then I lose the point that I should have won probably, tough point, and I just get frustrated,” Medvedev said.

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The Russian slammed his racquet into the court after falling behind 15-40 in the final game. The Tecnifibre stick spun wildly after it hit the court. Medvedev picked it up, inspected it, and headed to the service line–no new racquet needed. He was frustrated because Goffin had played three of his best points of the set to earn the break points, but during that walk back to the service line he made up his mind. It had to be all or nothing.

“I think it was the first racquet I throw in three weeks, because I was just getting frustrated that I can, well, basically lose the title, start cramping, and nobody knows how it goes,” Medvedev said.

What came next was most impressive. Medvedev served a 123 MPH second-serve out wide to get a free point for 30-40. Goffin was clearly not ready for it and stuck out his arm to block the ball back into the net. On the next three points Medvedev fired aces—122 out wide, 120 out wide and 125 out wide.

Three serves. Three bullseyes. How the west was won. 

“So I have this second serve and I'm, like, ‘Okay. In Russia we say "who doesn't risk, doesn't drink Champagne,"’Medvedev said after the final, recalling his mindset of the moment. “So I'm drinking Champagne tonight.”

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Sleeveless is Back! Nadal’s U.S. Open Gear Guide

The three-time champion will bid for his 19th major title starting next week at the U.S. Open.


Rafa’s back in New York—and so is the sleeveless look! Enjoy a preview of Nadal’s 2019 U.S. Open looks brought to you by Tennis Express.

To learn more, visit Tennis Express on the web.

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And for more on the three-time U.S. Open champion, keep it tuned to Tennis Now!

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