Shanghai Rolex Masters

October 16th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

What a week I’ve had! It feels good winning the doubles and making my first quarter in a Masters in singles. I played nine matches this week in one tournament. In two weeks, I played 16 matches between Beijing and here. I’ve got a lot of tennis. But I like playing over here in China. I feel like I usually play well. Conditions are good....

October 15th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

It’s always good to come to Asia! You know you’re only going to be here for a couple of weeks, so to put forth our best result at an ATP Masters 1000 and make the final here is great. We played well against Mate Pavic and Marin Cilic in the semis. I think with the format the way it is, no-ad scoring and a super tie-break instead of a third...

October 15th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

The issuance of nicknames to people is common practice and are usually a lot of fun. The Chinese people do it often as our own James Pham discovered. “Fruit Sister”, “Pikachu” and “Curly Blessing” are just a few of the nicknames the Chinese have for celebrities based on appearance, habits, inside jokes and what Western names sound...

October 14th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

Part of the so-called Spanish Armada of tennis players, Roberto Bautista Agut is one of eleven Spaniards in the ATP Top 100. However, unlike most of his countrymen, Bautista Agut’s hard, flat groundstrokes translate well to all surfaces, especially hard courts. In fact, Bautista Agut may just be one of the few Spaniards where clay his least...

October 14th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

Novak Djokovic on being able to speak to the crowd in many languages: “I like to. I guess, pay respect to the nation which I'm visiting. As a guest, I feel like it's always respectful towards and appreciated towards the host nation to at least speak a few words.” Andy Murray on being a new father: “We have been very lucky because she's...

October 13th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

Nicknamed “Ali”, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s resemblance to the boxing great goes beyond just looks and the shadow boxing celebration he often does after a wins. The affable world No.13 also has exceptional movement for a big man (188cm) and a powerful serve to go along with solid groundstrokes on both wings, tennis’ version of a floating...

October 13th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

Hello from Shanghai where Jamie Murray and I are into the quarterfinals! It’s a very big tournament, a tournament that I really enjoy, so I want to stay till the end. It’s been an amazing year. It’s the first season me and Jamie are playing together. When we got together at the end of last year, both of us were close to winning Slams...

October 12th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

It’s been a good Asian Swing for my partner, Raven Klaasen, and I. We didn’t finish the US Open like we wanted to so we came in with some fire knowing we were in sixth place to get to the year-end championships. I’ve never played there before. I hope to tell you how it is! It’s certainly everyone’s goal at the beginning of the year to...

October 12th, 2016 In Features 0 comments

Rafael Nadal on how to acquire confidence: “Confidence is when you win. That's simple and easy, no?” Novak Djokovic on whether he is aware of Andy Murray closing in on the no. 1 ranking: “No. (Laughter.) I'm sure you are.” Nick Kyrgios on why he has no plans to hire a coach: “Just won a 500. Think I'm doing all right.'' Rafael...

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