Paris Masters

Verdasco Edges Rublev to Reach Second Round at Paris Masters

October 31, 2017

Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco edged 20-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) in the opening round of the Rolex Paris Masters Tuesday afternoon. It was a battle of two baseline bashers and the only real difference was Verdasco’s acumen and skill in the tie-breaks. The win propels the 33-year-old Verdasco into a second-round clash […]

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Djokovic Tames Muller at Paris Masters

November 2, 2016

Three-time defending champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated dangerous lefthander Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 6-4 in the Serb’s opening round match at the Paris Masters earlier today. Djokovic, also a victor at Bercy in 2009, looked as strong as ever since suffering a dip in his performances following completion of the career […]

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Djokovic Whips Murray for Paris Masters Title

November 8, 2015

“Novak Djokovic is quite simply unstoppable,” opined SkySports commentator Peter Fleming. Indeed it seems he is. Two-time defending champion Djokovic thrashed No. 2 seed Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the Paris Masters Sunday afternoon, winning his record-setting sixth Masters title of the year and 26th of his career. Nole also won at […]

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Isner Shocks Federer at Paris Masters

November 5, 2015

Big-serving American John Isner toppled third-seeded Roger Federer at the Paris Masters late Thursday afternoon, edging the Swiss 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (5) in a tight third-round encounter. Isner served up 27 aces and held his nerve in the key moments to defeat Federer for just the second time and improve to 2-5 against the […]

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Djokovic Sweeps Past Raonic to Capture Paris Masters

November 2, 2014

Defending champion and top-ranked Novak Djokovic won his third Paris Masters title Sunday afternoon, decisively defeating big-serving Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-3 in a clinical performance in the final at Bercy. The victory was Djokovic’s 600th career win and 20th Masters Series crown. Djokovic also won at Paris in 2009. With the win, the 27-year-old Serb […]

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Top Three Upsets of 2012 in Men’s Tennis

December 2, 2012

  Upsets in men’s tennis, especially early round shockers in Grand Slams or Masters events, are what make the men’s game so compelling. Anything can happen. Nothing is for sure. Even among the top players, nerves often contribute to opening round jitters and tentative play. Advancing to the second round invariably brings about a deep […]

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Federer Trumps Tsonga to Win Paris Masters

November 13, 2011

World No. 4 Roger Federer, playing with methodical efficiency, defeated home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 7-6 (3) Sunday afternoon in the final of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. The win was Federer’s first Paris Masters title and the 18th Masters Series championship of his career, breaking a tie with Andre Agassi for second most […]

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Soderling Whips Monfils to Win Paris Masters

November 14, 2010

Robin Soderling dashed French hopes twice in two days at the Paris Masters. The fourth-seeded Swede defeated Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-1, 7-6 (1) in the Paris Masters final earlier today, capturing his first Masters Series shield and second title of the year. Soderling knocked out Monfils’ fellow countryman Michael Llodra in the semifinals on Saturday. […]

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Djokovic Tops Monfils in Riveting Paris Masters Final

November 15, 2009

Novak Djokovic edged local favorite Gael Monfils 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (3) to win the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris earlier today. In a match riddled by momentum swings, the No. 3-seeded Djokovic prevailed in 2 hours and 43 minutes when the No. 15-seeded Frenchman doublefaulted on his opponent’s first match point. Djokovic fell to his […]

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Is Nadal’s Reign of Dominance Over?

October 31, 2009

Rafael Nadal has not won a tournament since the Rome Masters in May. Since then, the No. 2-ranked Spaniard has gone seven straight tournaments without a win, while losing his No. 1 ranking to Roger Federer on July 6. Most players would consider the 23-7 record Rafa has posted in that span a success, but […]

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