Grigor Dimitrov Wins First Masters Title

Here's What we have already said about 2017 Dimitrov. Those posts pertain to January which include Dimitrov's Brisbane title, a very impressive start to 2017 indeed, which advanced an understanding of his form in Melbourne. The year began quite well for Grigor, something we noticed and marinated appropriately, given the Bulgarian's variety, classical style and …

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Cincy QF: Nadal Routined By Motivated Kyrgios

How did someone not see this coming. Should have been probably 1 and 3, but Nadal's fight made this a little bit more interesting in the second set. The first set was simply abusive and shows how this surface can pretty much negate so much of Nadal's weapons. Shortened points because of a faster surface …

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How Big of a Deal is ATP No. 1?

Matt's Mailbag kicks off today! Two questions from loyal readers: The first question is the title of this post: How big of a deal is No. 1 in our glorious sport? I'll undermine my typical long-and-windy by clarifying for everyone that No. 1 is very important. This means Nadal's achievement is massive, incredible that he's …

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Despite Draw Depletion, Western & Southern Open Looking Good

The ATP youth continues to rise, the absence of tour heavy-weights due to injury or defeat only making this reality clearer. This is what I said about one of our American youngsters from the aforementioned post: "For instance, I was really looking forward to a Tiafoe v Kyrgios Montreal 2R, but the American lost today …

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