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By Kevin Ware (August 15, 2013) MASON. Ohio – The women’s quarterfinal matches were solid, but the men stole the spotlight in a spectacular day at the Western and Southern Open. John Isner beat Novak Djokovic for the second time at a Masters 1000 event during the day session, while the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry […]
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MASON, Ohio John Isner doesnt have any delusions of grandeur when it comes to his tennis game. He knows who he is. He knows when he plays the Novak Djokovics of the ATP tour he cant be ordinary.
Simply put, hes a better tennis player than me. He just is. His record proves that, said Isner. But on any given day, I think I can beat anyone.
Friday was such a day for Isner. The American...
Novak Djokovic is the cover boy for the September issue of Men's Fitness magazine. Inside he talks about the changes he has made in his workouts and in his diet over the years.
Unseeded American John Isner rallied from losing a first-set tiebreaker to upset seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9), 6-3 in a grueling Western & Southern Open semifinal Saturday.
The 22nd-ranked Isner, in his first appearance in the tournament's semifinals, had been 0-4 against the Argentine. He'll play either third-seeded Rafael Nadal or sixth-seeded...
Novak Djokovic distanced himself from the comments made by his father, Srdjan, about several of Nole’s competitors. In a recent interview with a Serbian outlet, Srdjan took jabs at the behavior of top players Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Srdjan said Federer’s character does not match his reputation as the best player in the history […]
by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – Top-ranked American John Isner is basking in success on home soil again. But he’s not done yet.
“I’m just very happy. Playing tournaments of this magnitude and being able to get wins like that on a packed stadium court full of American fans cheering me on, it’s an unbelievable feeling,” he said. “It’s one that I haven’t had too much...
he 6-foot-10 American made sure of that Saturday, rallying to beat seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9), 6-3 in a grueling Western & Southern Open semi-final.
Isner, who fell from No. 20 to 22 this week, will return to the top 20 after a stimulating Cincinnati run that includes beating three straight top-10 players for the first time in his career while earning...
by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Fresh from his title run at Montreal’s Rogers Cup just days ago, Rafael Nadal continued his winning ways at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. He defeated Benjamin Becker 6-2, 6-2 and said he was pleased with his performance. “I played well,” he said. “I should be very happy the way that I played since the beginning. Just for a few...
Rafael Nadal took advantage of his few openings Sunday against hard-serving American John Isner, grinding out a 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3) win in the Western & Southern Open that added another title to his sensational summer.
The 27-year-old Spaniard won in Montreal a week earlier and now has back-to-back hard-court championships for the first time in his illustrious career. He'd...
Top-ranked American John Isner ended Djokovic's attempt to make ATP history Friday, beating the world's No. 1 player 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open.
By Kevin Ware (August 15, 2013) MASON, Ohio – Grigor Dimitrov lost a tightly-contested match to Rafael Nadal 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 Thursday night at the Western and Southern Open. The loss was his third straight to Nadal after losses in Monte Carlo (’13) and Rotterdam (’09). It would be great if we could say that […]
Mason, Ohio — The hottest names in tennis hit the courts over the past couple of days. Check out the gallery to see your favorites!
Gallery by photographer Christopher Levy.
Novak Djokovic in action at the Western & Southern Open
by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – Rafael Nadal leapt for joy after he won his first championship title at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
His emotions were clear. He was happy, grateful to be playing tennis again and especially pleased to be winning.
In front of his opponent’s home crowd, Nadal defeated top-ranked American John Isner in an incredibly competitive final...
Rafael Nadal sets up quarterfinal meeting with Roger Federer.
MASON, Ohio — Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov had only met twice before Thursday evening’s three set showdown. In their first meeting, Dimitrov was a newcomer on tour, just 18 years of age. He played a great match and even took the second set against Nadal, but the then-world No. 1 was just too much for the young...
By Kevin Ware (August 15, 2013) MASON, Ohio – Rafael Nadal handily dispatched Benjamin Becker in Wednesday’s first match of the evening at the Western and Southern Open. It was his first since winning the Rogers Cup title in Montreal on Sunday. Nadal didn’t play his best, but on this night and against this opponent, […]
by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will continue their legendary rivalry at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Federer defeated Tommy Haas 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 and Nadal beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 to set up their quarterfinal match.
It will be the 31st time that they have competed against each other. Nadal leads the head-to-head series 20...