Melo/Kubot Reach Third Straight Shanghai Final

Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo snapped Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin’s six-match win streak on Saturday, beating the Frenchmen 6-2, 6-4 to advance to their third straight championship match at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. The Polish-Brazilian team won 85 per cent of first-serve points (28/33) and did not face a break

Tsitsipas’ Two Reasons To Celebrate

Stefanos Tsitsipas had two reasons to celebrate on Friday at the Rolex Shanghai Masters, when he beat World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for the second time and also qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals in November. The sixth-seeded Greek recovered from a slow start to record the biggest match win

Medvedev Keeps Winning, But Is Made To Work In Shanghai

Daniil Medvedev breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday when he recorded an ATP Tour-leading 56th match win of the season at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. The third-seeded Russian extended his run of form but was made to work hard by Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil in a 7-6(7), 7-5 victory over

Zverev Digs Deep To Edge Chardy In Shanghai

Alexander Zverev dug deep to beat Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday at the Rolex Shanghai Masters to keep alive his chances of qualifying for the Nitto ATP Finals, where he is the defending champion. The fifth-seeded German saved three set points in the first-set tie-break en route to a 7-6(13), 7-6(3) victory

Djokovic Powers Into Tokyo Final

Ten players who have held the No. 1 ATP Ranking have triumphed at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships. And on Sunday, Novak Djokovic will have an opportunity to become the 11th. Djokovic defeated 2017 Tokyo champion David Goffin 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 29 minutes on Saturday to reach

Khachanov Grows In Confidence To Beat Fognini In Beijing

Karen Khachanov got off to a slow start on Friday, but responded with a good attitude and gameplay at the China Open to reach his second ATP Tour semi-final of the year. The fourth-seeded Russian overcame Nitto ATP Finals contender Fabio Fognini, the sixth seed from Italy, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Bublik Saves 2 M.P. In Chengdu To Deny Dimitrov Milestone Win

Alexander Bublik saved two match points at the Chengdu Open on Friday to advance to the second ATP Tour semi-final of his career. The 22-year-old Kazakhstani hit 35 aces to beat fourth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 7-6(9), 7-6(3) in two hours and 32 minutes at the ATP 250 tournament. It

Pouille Rallies To Victory In Metz

Fourth-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille reached his first tour-level semi-final in eight months at the Moselle Open in Metz, rallying from a set and a break down on Friday to defeat Serbian Filip Krajinovic 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Krajinovic broke at 3-3 in the second set and appeared poised for victory, but

Paire Fights Back Against Gasquet In Metz

Benoit Paire beat countryman Richard Gasquet for only the second time in their nine-match FedEx ATP Head2Head series on Wednesday at the Moselle Open in Metz. Paire, a two-time ATP Tour titlist this season, won 86 per cent (36/42) of his service points and fought back to reach the quarter-finals