This Week’s Tournament:
It’s hard to believe the regular ATP World Tour season has come to an end. While we’re trying to adjust to life without live scores and results to check everyday, we still have a couple of big events left to look forward to in 2016! The ATP World Tour Finals kick off on Sunday in London and the Davis Cup Final between Argentina and Croatia is November 25-27.
Andy Murray Reaches #1 Ranking
Andy Murray captured the BNP Paribas Masters title in Paris, securing the #1 ranking in the process. The #1 spot has been a long time coming for Murray, who has spent significant time as #2. It’s a fitting end for a year that has seen Murray win 8 titles, including Wimbledon, along with an Olympic gold.
Draw Revealed for ATP World Tour Finals
The ATP World Tour Finals start on Sunday, November 13th from the O2 Arena in London. Novak Djokovic will take on Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic will take on Gael Monfils on Day 1.
Singles Group John McEnroe
Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic
Singles Group Ivan Lendl
Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic, Gael Monfils, Dominic Thiem
Doubles – Group Fleming/McEnroe
Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut; Marc Lopez & Feliciano Lopez; Henri Kontinen & John Peers; Raven Klassen & Rajeev Ram
Doubles – Group Edberg/Jarryd
Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares; Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan; Ivan Dodig & Marcelo Melo; Treat Huey & Max Mirnyi
Reilly Opelka Wins Charlottesville Challenger
2016 has been a great year for the next generation of young American players. Reilly Opelka just won his first pro title over the weekend at the ATP Challenger event in Charlottesville, VA. Opelka joins fellow American teens Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe, who also won challenger titles this year. USA! USA!
Juan Monaco Trends Worldwide on Twitter
We were surprised to see Juan Monaco, AKA Pico, trending worldwide on Twitter on Sunday night. Turns out he was a guest on a talk show in Argentina (hello, off season!) In case anyone needs advice on “selling tennis to the millennials,” we suggest going this route instead of trying to find ways to re-invent and shorten the game.