October 2015

Karlovic Bounces Wawrinka Out of Swiss Indoors

October 28, 2015

Ivo Karlovic rallied from a set and 1-3 down to defeat No. 2 seed Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors Basel Wednesday night. The win was the first time in eight years that Karlovic has beaten Wawrinka and improved his record to 2-5 against the Swiss. It […]

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Nadal Survives Rosol Upset Bid at Basel

October 26, 2015

It was shades of Wimbledon 2012, only this time Rafael Nadal scraped himself off the canvas, steadied himself and rallied to defeat hard-hitting Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic. Nadal prevailed Monday night in the pair’s first round clash at the Swiss Indoors Basel, 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4), but it sure wasn’t easy. Rosol stunned […]

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Gulbis Beats Isner to Reach Quarterfinals in Vienna

October 21, 2015

Free spirit Ernests Gulbis played like the real Ernie today, defeating big-serving American John Isner 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. The talented, but underachieving, Gulbis, ranked No. 117 in the world, out-aced the third-seeded Isner 23-16 and played solid tennis throughout the two-hour and three-minute contest. […]

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Nadal Survives Karlovic Challenge at Shanghai Masters

October 14, 2015

Rafael Nadal edged Ivo Karlovic by the narrowest of margins Wednesday night, besting the towering Croat 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters. The difference in reality was an untimely double fault by Karlovic in the third set tiebreaker, gifting Nadal the only mini-break in the deciding tie-break. […]

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Djokovic Beats Nadal for China Open Crown

October 11, 2015

Novak Djokovic thumped Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the China Open in Beijing Sunday night , capturing his sixth title in the Chinese capital and defeating the former No. 1-ranked Spaniard for the seventh time in their last eight matches. Djokovic ran his record to 29-0 in Beijing, while winning his eighth […]

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Nadal Struggles Past Wu at China Open

October 6, 2015

Rafael Nadal’s first ATP Tour match since his shocking third-round exit to Fabio Fognini at the U.S. Open in early September proved to be quite underwhelming to say the least. Earlier today, Nadal edged past No. 230-ranked Wu Di 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the China Open in Beijing. The 14-time grand slam […]

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