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Watch Rafael Nadal get stopped by security guard who didn’t recognize him

Not only is he well-known among tennis fans, but Rafael Nadal also happens to be one of the most recognizable people in the sports world.That’s why what happened at the Paris Masters tournament was a bit of a surprise.Nadal was seen walking the grounds during the tournament — with his racquet and bag, certainly resembling a tennis player — when he was stopped by a security guard...
Via The Sports Daily
November 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Murray sure he’ll be ready for tour at start of 2018

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Andy Murray believes he will be fit and ready to return to the ATP Tour by Dec. 31 at the Brisbane International. He also thinks results will not come quickly, and aiming for the Australian Open title might be too ambitious. But he’s sure he’ll be challenging for major honors next year. Murray hasn’t played since the Wimbledon quarterfinals, where he limped...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 07, 2017

Azarenka says custody dispute keeps her out of Fed Cup final

Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka says she will sit out the Fed Cup final between Belarus and the United States because of an ongoing custody dispute with her baby’s father. Azarenka tweeted about her absence from Belarus’ team on Tuesday. The two-time Australian Open champion wrote that “it is heartbreaking for me to not have a chance to play,” but her “current custody situation” is...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 07, 2017

The field is set for the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals

With the conclusion of the Paris Masters today, the field is set for the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals. With his victory at Paris, Jack Sock leapfrogs his way into 8th position thanks to Stan Wawrinka’s scheduled absence in the tournament. The tournament, which begins on Sunday Nov. 12, features the following players: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Marin...
Via isportsweb.com
November 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Goerges tops Vandeweghe to win WTA Elite Trophy

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Julia Goerges defeated CoCo Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-1 in the WTA Elite Trophy final on Sunday. Goerges fell behind 5-2 in the first set before rallying to win 10 of the next 11 games as she cruised to her second straight WTA title. “I can’t imagine a better ending to this season, two titles in two weeks and this is the biggest one,” said Goerges. Goerges qualified...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 04, 2017

Krajinovic upsets Isner to reach Paris Masters final

PARIS (AP) — Qualifier Filip Krajinovic reached the Paris Masters final after an upset 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5) win against ninth-seeded John Isner on Saturday. The 25-year-old Serb slid onto his back and sobbed, his arms raised, after sealing victory on his first match point. Krajinovic then knelt and kissed the court. The defeat ended the big-serving Isner’s bid to reach the season...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 04, 2017

Vandeweghe, Goerges advance to WTA Elite Trophy final

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Julia Goerges will take on CoCo Vandeweghe in the WTA Elite Trophy final on Sunday. Vandeweghe advanced with a convincing 6-3, 6-3 win over rising Australian star Ashleigh Barty on Saturday, while Goerges held serve throughout in her 6-3, 6-3 victory over seventh-seeded Anastasija Sevastova. “I think my results through my whole career have always been early exits...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 03, 2017

Caroline Wozniacki, David Lee get engaged

Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee are engaged, the two announced on social media Friday.Wozniacki shared the following photo and tweet Friday on her Twitter account. She called her engagement to Lee the “happiest day” of her life. Lee posted a photo and similar note on her Instagram. In both captions, they called each other their soulmates. Wozniacki’s ring is massive, so well done...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Isner beats del Potro to reach Paris semis, Nadal withdraws

PARIS (AP) — John Isner stayed on track for the last spot at the ATP Finals by beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the Paris Masters quarterfinals on Friday. The American was the runner-up last year and needs to win the tournament to reach the finals in London this month. Meanwhile, top-ranked Rafael Nadal pulled out with a right knee injury, and hopes to be fit to...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 03, 2017

Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters with right knee injury

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters on Friday because of a right knee injury, putting in doubt his participation in the ATP finals. The top-ranked Spaniard, who had his knee taped during the third set of his third-round win over Pablo Cuevas, said he wouldn’t be able to play Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic. “I have to pull out. Of course it’s a very tough...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 02, 2017

Julia Goerges reaches semifinals at WTA Elite Trophy

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Julia Goerges advanced to the semifinals at the WTA Elite Trophy by beating top-seeded Kristina Mladenovic 6-2, 7-6 (4) Friday. The seventh-seeded German joins CoCo Vandeweghe, Anastasija Sevastova and Ashleigh Barty in the semifinals. Goerges, who only needed to win one set to advance from the Azalea group, broke Mladenovic’s serve four times. “I really wanted...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 02, 2017

Del Potro beats Haase in 3rd round of Paris Masters

PARIS (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro moved closer to a spot at the ATP finals by beating Robin Haase 7-5, 6-4 Thursday in the third round of the Paris Masters. Del Potro, who lost to Roger Federer on Sunday in the Swiss Indoors final, is in 10th place in the race to qualify for the season-ending tournament. Only the top eight players will compete in London. “It’s extra motivation,...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 01, 2017

Nadal beats Chung to guarantee ending the year as No. 1

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal will finish the year as the top-ranked player for the fourth time. The 31-year-old Spaniard assured himself the No. 1 ranking by beating Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday in the second round of the Paris Masters. Nadal had not finished the year at the top since 2013, with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray doing so after that. Nadal, who has 30 Masters titles,...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 31, 2017

Vandeweghe Opens WTA Elite Trophy with win over Peng

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Second-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe has opened the WTA Elite Trophy tournament with a comeback 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Chinese wild-card entry Peng Shuai. Vandeweghe overcame a slow start and two service breaks in the first set Tuesday, recovering to finish with six aces and convert five of her eight breakpoint chances against Peng in the Bougainvillea group. “The match...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 30, 2017

Chung wins in Paris Masters 1st round; next plays Nadal

PARIS (AP) — Hyeon Chung of South Korea swept aside Mischa Zverev 6-0, 6-2 at the Paris Masters on Monday to set up a second-round match against Rafael Nadal. Nadal will begin his quest for a record 31st Masters title — but first in Paris — on Wednesday. The top-ranked Spaniard beat Chung in their only previous encounter on his way to a 10th title at the Barcelona Open in April....
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 30, 2017

Kerber and Stephens headline WTA Elite Trophy field

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — A year after finishing the season as the No. 1-ranked player in the world, Angelique Kerber will be playing at the WTA Elite Trophy with an eye on 2018. Kerber won the Australian Open and U.S. Open last year, but has struggled in 2017 and has dropped to No. 19. “I’m not trying to look back at the year. I’m trying to look ahead and trying to end the year as well...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 29, 2017

Will we see more of Venus Williams in 2018? Depends on who you ask

Venus Williams fell short in the WTA Finals, but she can leave the 2017 season with nothing but positive takeaways.
Via ESPN
October 29, 2017

Roger Federer wins record eighth Basel title

Earlier today, Roger Federer pulled off his eighth title of the 2017 season by winning his eighth title at the Swiss Indoors in Basel. The victory came over a rival and friend of his, Juan Martin del Potro, in a tough three-set match. Here I’ll discuss what this means for the rest of both Federer and del Potro’s respective seasons. First off, winning this title was a huge bolster...
Via isportsweb.com
October 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Federer beats del Potro in hometown Swiss Indoors final

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer finally beat Juan Martin del Potro in a Swiss Indoors final, winning 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to go clear in second place on the Open era title list. Federer’s 95th ATP tournament win — the eighth in his hometown Basel event — lifted him out of a tie with Ivan Lendl, trailing only Jimmy Connors who has 109. The top-seeded Federer succeeded...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 29, 2017

Pouille beats Tsonga in Vienna final for 3rd title of season

VIENNA (AP) — Lucas Pouille won his third title of the season and fourth overall after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 6-4 in an all-French final at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday. The 25th-ranked Pouille had not won a set against Tsonga in their two previous matches, which included the final in Marseille in February. Tsonga, who won in Antwerp last week, went 4-1 in finals this...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 28, 2017

Wozniacki defeats Williams for career best win at WTA finals

SINGAPORE (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki won the biggest title of her career when she beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the WTA Finals on Sunday. The Dane completed the victory with a backhand down the line on a second match point for her 60th match victory of the season. The 27-year-old Wozniacki’s best previous result at the WTA Finals was reaching the final in 2010. Williams, who was...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 28, 2017

Tsonga to play Pouille in all-French final at Vienna

VIENNA (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 7-6 (4), 7-5 at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday to set up a final against fellow Frenchman Lucas Pouille. In the first semifinal, Pouille rallied to beat Kyle Edmund of Britain 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 to reach his fourth final of the season. He won titles in Budapest and Stuttgart. The 15th-ranked Tsonga, who won...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 28, 2017

Federer advances to Swiss Indoors final against del Potro

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer cruised past David Goffin 6-1, 6-2 in the Swiss Indoors semifinals on Saturday to reach an 11th straight final when playing at his hometown event. The top-seeded Swiss will face Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday, after the fourth-seeded Argentine beat Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-4. The final is a rematch of del Potro’s back-to-back Basel title wins over...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 28, 2017

Wozniacki advances in WTA Finals; Halep to keep top ranking

SINGAPORE (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki reached her second career final at the year-end WTA Finals with a 7-6 (9), 6-3 win over Karolina Pliskova on Saturday. The sixth-ranked Wozniacki, a finalist in 2010, leads the tour with most match wins in the season at 59-21 as the Dane heads into Sunday’s championship match. The third-ranked Pliskova’s loss is good news for Simona Halep, who...
Via MyNorthwest.com
October 27, 2017

Martina Hingis’ drug-interrupted career ends with her ‘on top’

SINGAPORE — Martina Hingis announced Thursday that she will retire from tennis for the third time in her career at the end of the ongoing WTA Finals. The Swiss initially confirmed the news on Twitter and Facebook after winning her quarterfinal doubles match. The top-seeded pair, Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan of Taipei, defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld...
Via New York Post
October 27, 2017
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