This Week’s Tournaments:
China Open – Beijing, China
Rakuten Japan Open – Tokyo, Japan
Karen Khachanov Wins 1st Title in Chengdu
The 20-year-old Russian became the 3rd #NextGen player to win a title this year, after Nick Kyrgios (Marseille, Atlanta) and Sascha Zverev (St. Petersburg). Khachanov defeated Feliciano Lopez, Victor Troicki and Albert Ramos-Vinolas en route to his maiden title.
Berdych Defends Title In Shenzhen
Tomas Berdych, in his second tournament back following a diagnosis of appendicitis that made him miss the US Open, defended his title at the Shenzhen Open. Berdych defeated Richard Gasquet, also on the comeback, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3 in the finals.
Maria Sharapova Can Return in April 2017
The ruling for Maria Sharapova’s appeal of her 2 year ban was announced this morning. Maria’s sentence was shortened to a 15 month ban, making her eligible to return to the tour on April 25, 2017.
Sascha vs Domi
We love the friendship between Dominic Thiem and Sascha Zverev. Zverev beat Thiem for the first time this year today at the Beijing Open, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, after having lost to Thiem 3 times previously this year. He also did this. We can’t wait for Domi to get revenge! (on and off the court)