Nadal repeats as champion in Abu Dhabi

December 31, 2016 19

Rafael Nadal won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship for the fourth time in his career and for a second straight year when he defeated David Goffin 6-4, 7-6(5) on Saturday. This marked the first occasion on which Nadal did not earn an opening bye as one of the top two seeds, but he managed to navigate his way through three matches. […]

Week 1 ATP draws and predictions

December 31, 2016 7

The ATP draws for Week 1 are out, so it’s time to make full tournament predictions. The fields in Brisbane and Doha are packed with the likes of Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal, while Marin Cilic leads the way in Chennai. […]

Arise, sir Andy: Murray knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

December 31, 2016 2

Andy Murray was knighted on Friday as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s honors list, earning the recognition for his services to tennis and and to charity charity. The 29-year-old Scot was among several Olympic and Paralympic athletes to be knighted, including Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill. […]

2017 World Tour Finals predictions

December 31, 2016 13

With the 2017 season soon to be underway, it’s time to make predictions for the eight World Tour Finals qualifiers—in order. Will either Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic be able to separate himself from the rest of the pack before the No. 1 ranking all comes down to the O2 Arena festivities again? […]

Goffin upsets Murray, to face Nadal in Abu Dhabi final

December 30, 2016 9

Semifinal Friday at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship began with a surprise, as David Goffin downed world No.1 Andy Murray 7-6(4), 6-4. Defending champion Rafael Nadal joined Goffin in the title match by beating Milos Raonic 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in the nightcap. […]

Nadal, Goffin win on day one in Abu Dhabi

December 30, 2016 9

Opening day at the 2016 Mubadala World Tennis Championship saw Rafael Nadal and David Goffin book spots in the semifinals alongside Andy Murray and Milos Raonic. Nadal took care of Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-4 on Thursday, while Goffin advanced with a 7-6(2), 6-4 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. […]

Murray, Nadal kick off Abu Dhabi festivities

December 28, 2016 67

World No.1 Andy Murray and 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal stopped traffic during a friendly hit on the Al Maryah Island Bridge in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday as they prepared for the start of the 2017 season. It marked a ceremonial start to the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, which officially gets underway on Thursday with a pair of quarterfinal matches. […]

A look at Week 1 in 2017: Doha, Brisbane, and Chennai

December 23, 2016 19

The 2017 season will begin with a bang on Monday, Jan. 2, when action kicks off in Doha, Brisbane, and Chennai. Every one of the top six players in the world is scheduled to take the court, and Gael Monfils is the only one of the top 12 on the sidelines. […]

Federer streams practice, does Q&A session in Dubai

December 22, 2016 0

Roger Federer streamed his Thursday practice session in Dubai with Lucas Pouille on his Periscope and Twitter channels. Federer’s practice with the Frenchman has been watched by almost 500,000 viewers and the 35-year-old Swiss also held a Q&A session via Periscope. […]

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