October 24, 2016

ATP World Tour – Basel and Vienna Schedules


Swiss Indoors Basel
Basel, Switzerland
ATP World Tour 500 €2,151,985
Basel, Switzerland (+1 hours GMT)
24-30 October 2016 Surface: Indoor hard


CENTRE COURT start 2:30 pm
M. Baghdatis (CYP) / G. Muller (LUX) vs D. Marrero (ESP) / M. Matkowski (POL)

Not Before 6:45 pm
D. Lajovic (SRB) vs [3] K. Nishikori (JPN)
[4] M. Cilic (CRO) vs M. Youzhny (RUS)

COURT 2 start 1:00 pm
A. Kuznetsov (RUS) vs F. Delbonis (ARG)

Not Before 6:45 pm
[1] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) vs [Q] F. Delbonis (ARG) / G. Pella (ARG)
I. Marchenko (UKR) vs [Q] D. Young (USA)


Erste Bank Open 500
Vienna, Austria
ATP World Tour 500 € 1,884,645 (€ 2,467,310 Total Financial Commitment)
Vienna, Austria (+1 hours GMT)
24-30 October 2016 Surface: Indoor hard


CENTRE COURT start 1:00 pm
A. Seppi (ITA) vs [WC] K. Khachanov (RUS)
[8] I. Karlovic (CRO) vs S. Johnson (USA)

Not Before 4:30 pm
[Q] J. Struff (GER) vs J. Isner (USA)

Not Before 7:00 pm
[Q] N. Basilashvili (GEO) vs [2] T. Berdych (CZE)
O. Marach (AUT) / F. Martin (FRA) vs A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) / J. Sousa (POR)

COURT B start 4:30 pm
N. Almagro (ESP) vs [Q] D. Dzumhur (BIH)
N. Monroe (USA) / A. Sitak (NZL) vs [4] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA)


American Catherine Bellis Wins Saguenay National Bank Challenger

CiCi Bellis

CiCi Bellis

Saguenay, October 23, 2016 – It was a final between two of tennis’ brightest rising stars on Sunday with 16-year-old Bianca Andreescu (Mississauga, ON) and 17-year-old American Catherine Bellis going head-to-head for the singles title at the eleventh edition of the $50,000 Saguenay National Bank Challenger.

In the end, it was the older Bellis, seeded first in the tournament, who came away with a 6-4, 6-2 victory to capture the biggest professional title of her career to date. The American played a virtually flawless brand of tennis in the match and throughout the week, going through the draw without losing more than four games in a set.

“I am so happy right now, this is the best day of my career so far,” newly crowned champion Bellis said. “Bianca (Andreescu) had a great week, she played so well to get to the final and I am sure this won’t be the last time we’ll play eachother.”

With the win, Bellis picks up her second title of the season and she will reach a career-high WTA ranking on Monday, improving on her previous best of no. 110.

Despite the loss, Andreescu still enjoyed a strong week in Saguenay, reaching the final in singles and doubles. This was the biggest pro final of her career and she will break into the Top 400 on the WTA rankings for the first time. At 16 years of age, Andreescu is the youngest finalist in tournament history.

“Today wasn’t my best day, but Cici (Bellis) deserves all of the credit, she didn’t let me into the match and made it really tough on me,” Andreescu said. This was still a big week for me, I am proud  about making my first $50,000 Challenger final, especially here at home.”


Juan Martin Del Potro Wins Stockholm; Ymer Brothers win Doubles on Home Soil

Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro

(October 23, 2016) Juan Martin del Potro won his first tournament in 33 months on Sunday when the Argentine beat sixth seed, American Jack Sock 7-5, 6-1 for the If Stockholm Open crown. This is his 19th ATP World Tour title. The 2009 US Open winner last won a tournament back in January of 2014, when he claimed the Sydney title.


“I’ve been trying to fix my problems for the past two years and I didn’t expect to win a title at this moment in my career,” Del Potro said. “I am so happy to get the trophy here. It’s motivation for looking forward to the future.

“I don’t really mind the rankings or the numbers. I just want to play better. When I’m 100 per cent I know I can be dangerous.”

“It was a tough match,” the top American man said. “His serve is massive and very tough to read, which put more pressure on my serve. He just played well today. I’ve had a long week here and it might have caught up with me a bit.”


The doubles winners were a pair of hometown heroes, as Swedish brothers Elias and Mikael Ymer won home soil beating Mate Pavic and Michael Venus. They are the first Swedish duo to win in Stockholm since 1998, when Nicklas Kulti and Mikael Tillstrom did it.

“I don’t think me or Mikael expected our first ATP title to come in doubles, especially here in our hometown of Stockholm, “ Elias said. “We had a great time and I really enjoyed playing with my brother.”

“It’s been unreal,” Mikael said. “We clicked really well and played some great doubles. I’m really happy with this win and I’m excited for our future together in doubles.”

Singles – Final
[WC] J. del Potro (ARG) d [6] J. Sock (USA) 75 61

Doubles – Final
[WC] E. Ymer (SWE) / M. Ymer (SWE) d [4] M. Pavic (CRO) / M. Venus (NZL) 61 61

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Q & A with ATP Rising Star Elias Ymer


2016 WTA Finals Singapore: Daily Update and Results


From the WTA:

SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 21: The 2016 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global returns to Singapore for the third consecutive year with the top women competing for $7 million in prize money from October 23 to October 30. This year's singles field poses with the Billie Jean King Trophy at Merlion Park overlooking Marina Bay in Singapore. Left to Right: Madison Keys (USA), Karolina Pliskova (CZE), Agnieszka Radwanska (POL), Angelique Kerber (GER), Simona Halep (ROU), Garbine Muguruza (ESP), Dominika Cibulkova. The last remaining spot for the final qualifier is yet to be determined. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Madison Keys;Karolina Pliskova;Agnieszka Radwanska;Angelique Kerber;Simona Halep;Garbine Muguruza;Dominika Cibulkova

SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 21: The 2016 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global returns to Singapore for the third consecutive year with the top women competing for $7 million in prize money from October 23 to October 30. This year’s singles field poses with the Billie Jean King Trophy at Merlion Park overlooking Marina Bay in Singapore. Left to Right: Madison Keys (USA), Karolina Pliskova (CZE), Agnieszka Radwanska (POL), Angelique Kerber (GER), Simona Halep (ROU), Garbine Muguruza (ESP), Dominika Cibulkova. The last remaining spot for the final qualifier is yet to be determined. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Madison Keys;Karolina Pliskova;Agnieszka Radwanska;Angelique Kerber;Simona Halep;Garbine Muguruza;Dominika Cibulkova


OCTOBER 23 – 30, 2016
Daily Update and ResultsOctober 23, 2016


Nickelodeon and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles helped kick off Family Day at the Singapore Indoor Stadium today. Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska, Garbiñe Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and WTA Legends Martina Navratilova and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario all joined in to welcome the fans to Singapore as the week of competition began. The WTA players participated in a “Hit and Giggle” on Centre Court with Navratilova acting as chair umpire, providing great entertainment for the fans and families in attendance. Fans were able to see the players’ personalities come out as they had a live dance-off between players, kids and the Ninja Turtles.


Top players from the Asia-Pacific region traveled to Singapore this week for the WTA Future Stars Tournament. The finalist for U-14 and U-16 had the opportunity to play their championship matches on Centre Court of the Singapore Indoor Stadium. After the finals, WTA Legends Yayuk Basuki and Tamarine Tanasugarn, along with WTA CEO Steve Simon helped award the winners at the WTA Future Stars trophy ceremony. Congratulations to U-14 champion Shiori Ito of Japan and U-16 Violet Apisah of Australia. Also, Alex Eala of the Philippines and Uma Nayar of Malaysia were honored with the 2016 Li Na Inspiration Award during the ceremony.


  • WTA Insider Reacts: Five Takeaways from Halep’s Sensational Start in Singapore – click here
  • World No.1 Kerber Survives Cibulkova Challenge in WTA Finals Opener – click here
  • WTA Finals Snapchat Takeover – click here
  • WTA Finals Singapore: Live Streaming – click here


[3] Simona Halep (ROU) d. [6] Madison Keys (USA) 62 64
Click here to listen to Halep discuss her performance

[1] Angelique Kerber (GER) d. [7] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 76(5) 26 63
Click here to listen to Kerber discuss her performance


Start 7:30 pm

[2] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. [8] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
[4] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [5] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)



Kuznetsova and Carreno Busta Take Kremlin Cup Singles Titles

Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova

(October 23, 2016) Svetlana Kuznetsova and Pablo Carreno Busta won the singles titles at the Kremlin Cup over the weekend. The win for Kuznetsova over Daria Gavrilova 6-2, 6-1, clinched the final spot in the WTA Year-End Finals.


“Before the match, when I was warming up, my body hurt,” Kuznetsova said. “I felt tired, I didn’t really know how I was going to play. I concentrated and thought that I had to be over it. Before the match I had the energy and the desire to play. I wanted to show good tennis and I am happy I succeeded. I fought in every match. I tried to win. I had very tough matches because I didn’t felt comfortable with the tennis I played. But I understood I could win even with bad tennis. I leveled up my tennis.”

The men’s sinner Carreno Busta beat Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for his second ATP World Tour crown.


“When you win your first title, it’s a really special one but this one is special also,” said the winner. In both finals, I lost the first set. But then I continued fighting and I continued believing in myself, and at the end, I won the match and the tournament.”
17-23 OCTOBER 2016


Singles – Final

[1] [WC] S. Kuznetsova (RUS) d D. Gavrilova (AUS) 62 61


Singles – Final
[6] P. Carreno Busta (ESP) d F. Fognini (ITA) 46 63 62

Doubles – Final
[2] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) d [PR] J. Knowle (AUT) / J. Melzer (AUT) 75 46 10-5


2016 WTA Player Award Winners Announced

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber

2016 WTA Player Award Winners Announced

  • Angelique Kerber earns “Player of the Year” honors; Garcia/Mladenovic earn “Doubles Team of the Year”
  • Johanna Konta, Naomi Osaka and Dominika Cibulkova also receive honors
  • Simona Halep receives Jerry Diamond ACES Award for her off-court promotional and charitable work

ST PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today the winners of the annual WTA Player Year-End Awards – headlined by Player of the Year, Angelique Kerber, and Doubles Team of the Year, Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, as well as the Jerry Diamond ACES award, granted to Romania’s Simona Halep.  Players were recognized at The Gala Evening at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

The 2016 WTA Award winners, as voted by members of the media and one collective fan vote:

Player of the Year: Angelique Kerber (GER)

  • Leads the WTA for most main draw match wins this year (59-17) and tied for most main draw match wins on hardcourt (41-11)
  • 2016 season was highlighted by winning two Grand Slam titles, including her first at the Australian Open, as well as the US Open.  She also successfully defended her title at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix – Stuttgart
  • Qualified for the 2016 WTA Finals in Singapore, currently sitting at the No.1 spot on the Leaderboard
  • Second German to hold the WTA World No. 1 ranking since computer rankings were introduced in 1975 after Graf
  • Advanced to the finals at Wimbledon, the Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati, as well as the Rio Olympics, earning a silver medal
  • Currently leads the WTA for most Top 10 wins for the 2016 season (8-3)

Read more here.

Doubles Team of the Year: Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA/FRA)

  • Won their first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, becoming the first all-French team to reach the French Open doubles final since 1971
  • Took home back-to-back titles at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix  – Stuttgart and the Mutua Madrid Open
  • Made it to their second major final at the US Open; also reached finals at Apia International Sydney, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and China Open – Beijing
  • Qualified for the 2016 WTA Finals Singapore, currently sitting as the No.1 team on the Road to Singapore Leaderboard
Read more here.

Most Improved Player of the Year: Johanna Konta (GBR)
Player who finished inside the Top 100 and showed significant improvement throughout the 2016 season

  • Improved +37 spots from end of 2015 (No.47 to No.10)
  • Won first WTA title at Premier-level Bank of the West Classic – Stanford in first-ever final appearance, defeating Venus Williams in the final
  • Also advanced to first ever Premier Mandatory final at China Open in Beijing (defeated No.6 Pliskova and No.9 Keys en route)
  • Achieved best-ever result at a Grand Slam by reaching the semifinals at Australian Open – first British woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Jo Durie in 1983
  • Reached semifinals at Aegon International Eastbourne and had quarterfinal runs at Abierto Monterrey Afirme, Miami Open, Rogers Cup – Montreal, Rio Olympics and Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open
  • Holds the second most wins over Top 10 players in 2016 (7-5 record)
  • In contention to qualify for 2016 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore
  • Made Top 10 debut (at No.9) on Monday, October 10 – first British Woman to reach Top 10 since Jo Durie in 1982

Read more here.

Newcomer of the Year: Naomi Osaka (JPN) 
Player who made Top 100 debut or notable accomplishments during the 2016 season, and prior to current year, had not played in more than 6 main draw events at tour-level in a single season

  • Ended 2015 season at No.203; currently sits at No.40
  • Made Top 50 debut following breakthrough run to final at Toray Pan Pacific Open – Tokyo in September
  • Defeated two Top 20 players en route to final – No.12 Cibulkova and No.20 Svitolina – before falling to Wozniacki
  • Was first Japanese player into the Tokyo final since Kimiko Date-Krumm in 1995
  • Reached third round at all three majors played in 2016 – Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open
  • Also advanced to QFs at Abierto Mexicano TELCEL – Acapulco, Brasil Tennis Cup – Florianopolis and Tianjin Open

Read more here.

Comeback Player of the Year: Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
Player whose ranking previously dropped due to injury or personal reasons and current season’s results helped restore ranking

  • A former Grand Slam finalist at the 2014 Australian Open, fell outside the Top 50 after taking break from tennis to undergo Achilles surgery in February 2015 (missed 3 months)
  • Returned to tour at 2015 Aegon International Eastbourne in June, advancing to third round with a win over No.6 Safarova
  • Ended 2015 ranked No.38, and now sits at a career-high ranking of No.8 (as at October 3, 2016)
  • Qualified for the 2016 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore for the first time in career
  • Season highlights include three titles – at Katowice Open, Aegon International Eastbourne and Generali Ladies Linz, as well as finals appearances at Mutua Madrid Open, Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open and Abierto Mexicano TELCEL – Acapulco
  • Also reached semifinals at Hobart International and Bank of the West Classic – Stanford, and quarterfinals at Wimbledon
  • Posted five Top 10 wins so far in 2016

Read more here.

Jerry Diamond ACES Award: Simona Halep (ROU)

The Jerry Diamond ACES Award is presented to the player who consistently goes above and beyond in promoting the sport of women’s tennis to fans, media, and local communities by performing off-court promotional and charitable activities.

Simona Halep has earned the ACES award for the first time in her career. The Romanian participated in numerous kid’s clinics throughout the globe, charitable activities such as the Charity Day Clinic in Madrid, as well as fan friendly events, including the Sydney Festival, to help bring the game closer to the community.

The Diamond ACES Award was first introduced in 1995, in memory of former WTA CEO Jerry Diamond. Since then, a total of 15 players have won the award: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Gabriela Sabatini, Amanda Coetzer, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Anastasia Myskina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Elena Dementieva, Samantha Stosur, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki and now, Simona Halep.

Read more here.

The awards, presented in person to those recipients in attendance at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, are an exclusive Tiffany weave platter in crystal glass.


Rafael Nadal Ends 2016 Season with Wrist Injury

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

(October 20, 2016) Rafael Nadal ended his 2016 season early  with a left wrist injury.

“I am forced to stop and start preparing the 2017 season,” Nadal said on his Facebook page.

“Now it is time to rest and start preparing intensively the 2017 season. I am very saddened for not being able to play next week in Basel since I have a great memory of the tournament and the final played against Roger Federer last year. I won’t be able to compete either in Paris-Bercy, where the crowds and the FFT staff have always treated me so well. Now it is time to rest and start preparing intensively the 2017 season.”


The 14-time major champion ends the year at 39-14 with two titles – Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

19102016-dsc_0284 Nadal academy

On Wednesday, Nadal officially opened the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in his hometown Manacor.

“Personally it is a very special day because today has been the inauguration of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar,” said Nadal. “Today is the day when we finally launch something that has taken a lot of years of work and dedication. It will be an unforgettable day for me and also for all the people involved in this project,” he continued. “I still have years of tennis ahead of me there is a future and this academy is part of this future.”

“It’s a dream come true. We hope the kids will enjoy this experience a lot and we want these facilities to be not only a professional success for them but also a great education on the academic and person front.”

“We are doing something very special and to have it here, at home, in Mallorca, in Manacor, is even more special.”

Federer said: “I don’t how many people like Rafa’s calibre have an academy. And it’s also in his hometown. So I see his DNA all around and that is an incredible bonus in my opinion.”

“If you look at this academy, you can see that it is something special where he, his family and friends have been very involved. His work ethic is right there at the top and he can share his values and experience with the kids. It’s only the beginning, but a very, very exciting one.”


Angelique Kerber Clinches 2016 Year-End WTA World No.1 Ranking

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber

(October 20, 2016) The Women’s Tennis Association announced that Germany’s Angelique Kerber has clinched the 2016 WTA Year-End World No. 1 Singles Ranking.

Since the inception of computer rankings in 1975, Kerber becomes the 12th WTA player to achieve the year-end No.1 ranking and only the second German woman after Stefanie Graf, who did this a record eight times in her career.

Kerber became the oldest player to make her debut at No.1 on September 12, 2016 at 28 years-old.  She has held on to the top spot for six weeks and is ensured to claim the position as the top player for the rest of the year. Serena Williams has held the year-end No.1 ranking for the past three years.

Steve Simon, WTA CEO: “Winning two Grand Slam titles, ascending as the No.1 player and holding a remarkable record all season long is a true testament to Angie’s hard work and dedication to the sport. We look forward to watching Angie continue her journey as the leading player on the WTA and the world.”

“It is a great honor and achievement to finish the year as the No.1 player in the world,” said Angelique Kerber. “This is one of the things I’ve always been dreaming of – to become No.1. I have worked extremely hard to become the best player I can be and this is a reflection of that effort and the wonderful year I have had.”

Kerber began the season by claiming her first major title at the Australian Open. She then successfully defended her title at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, advanced to the Wimbledon final, captured a silver medal in singles at the Rio Olympics, and claimed her second major title at the US Open while taking over as the World No.1 for the first time in her career.

Kerber leads the WTA for most main draw match wins this season, at 59-17, and her other highlights include reaching two finals at the Brisbane International and the Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati and the semifinals at the Miami Open, Volvo Car Open – Charleston and Rogers Cup – Montreal.

The Year-End No.1 trophy will be presented to Kerber at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore.


Tennis Channel to Air Coverage of BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2016 – Tennis Channel will air live daily matches and offer comprehensive coverage from the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, the exclusive year-end tournament for the top eight singles players and doubles teams in women’s tennis. The network will serve as the primary home of the event as No. 1 Angelique Kerber and others battle for the 2016 championship from October 23 to October 30.
Tennis Channel will air more than 20 live hours of this year’s BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore. Additionally, digital subscription service Tennis Channel Plus will provide complete tournament coverage live and on-demand, offering more than 30 hours of match play. The year-end event begins Sunday, Oct. 23, at 5 a.m. ET, with live round-robin singles play. The network’s on-air team will feature Mary Carillo, along with coach Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone) and Hall of Famers Tracy Austin (@thetracyaustin) and Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76). Austin won the WTA Finals singles title in 1980, while Davenport won it in 1999 and three straight doubles championships from 1996-1998.
The network’s BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore matches will be featured as a part of its bouncing Center Court coverage, which will also include live matches from the men’s tournaments in Basel, Switzerland, and Vienna, Austria. These events feature some of the game’s top players including US Open champion Stan Wawrinka and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.
Outside of the four majors, the year-end WTA Tour Finals ranks as the most prestigious women’s tournament on the circuit. By way of total points accrued during the season, only the top eight singles players and doubles teams qualify for the competition. Rewarding the yearlong achievements of the best players in 2016, the WTA Tour Finals offers a week of highly competitive matches and some of the sport’s greatest annual drama. Singles players are placed into two different groups of four, with each competitor getting an opportunity to play each woman in her group through a round-robin schedule. The top two from each group will meet in a single-elimination semifinal with the winners squaring off in the final. The tournament’s doubles competition will use a traditional single-elimination format.
2016 Australian and US Open champion and World No. 1 Kerber leads the singles players as the number one seed with six other women also having qualified. 2015 WTA Tour Finals champion Agnieszka Radwanska, 2014 French Open finalist Simona Halep, 2016 US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova, 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, World No. 7 Madison Keys and 2014 Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova have all claimed spots.
The BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore doubles field is set, with qualifiers in all eight spots. French Open doubles champions Caroline Garcia/Kristina Mladenovic lead the pack, followed by Martina Hingis/Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Lucie Safarova, Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina, Yung-Jan Chan/Hao-Ching Chan, Yaroslava Shvedova/Timea Babos, Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka and Julia Goerges/Karolina Pliskova.
Tennis Channel’s 2016 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore schedule (all matches are live unless noted otherwise):
                 Date                                             Time (ET)                                       Event
Sunday, Oct. 23
5 a.m.-7 a.m.; 7:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Round-Robin Singles
Monday, Oct. 24
5 a.m.-7 a.m.; 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Round-Robin Singles
Tuesday, Oct. 25
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Round-Robin Singles
Wednesday, Oct. 26
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Round-Robin Singles
Thursday, Oct. 27
1 a.m.-4 a.m.; 4 a.m.-6 a.m.; 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Knockout Doubles and Round-Robin Singles
Friday, Oct. 28
1 a.m.-4 a.m.; 4 a.m.-6 a.m.; 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Knockout Doubles and Round-Robin Singles
Saturday, Oct. 29
1 a.m.-4 a.m.; 4 a.m.-6 a.m.; 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Doubles Semifinals and Singles Semifinals
Sunday, Oct. 30
4 a.m.-6 a.m.; 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Doubles Final and Singles Final (Same day delay)

ATP Sanctions Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios smiles

ATP World Tour News Release


News Release


17 October 2016


LONDON – Following the completion of its investigation into Nick Kyrgios’ second round match last week at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, the ATP has announced that Kyrgios has been found to have committed the player major offense ‘Conduct Contrary to the Integrity of the Game.’

The offense means that Kyrgios receives an additional fine of US$ 25,000, and is suspended from ATP tournaments for eight tournament weeks, effective from today, Monday 17 October, 2016, through to Sunday 15 January, 2017.

However, the suspension will be reduced to three tournament weeks upon agreement that the player enters a plan of care under the direction of a Sports Psychologist, or an equivalent plan approved by ATP, meaning Kyrgios could regain eligibility to compete on the ATP World Tour or Challenger Tour from Monday 7 November, 2016.

Kyrgios had already been fined a total of US$ 16,500 for breaches of the ATP Code of Conduct by the ATP Supervisors on-site in Shanghai. He received the on-site maximum fine of US$ 10,000 for violations of the Best Efforts provision in the Code, as well as a US$ 5,000 fine for Verbal Abuse of a Spectator, and a US$ 1,500 fine for Unsportsmanlike Conduct.

Today’s announcement completes the ATP’s investigation into this matter which, following the conclusion of the on-site process, included further review of the match, as well as comments made during Kyrgios’ post-match press conference.

Tennis Australia statement regarding Nick Kyrgios

“Tennis Australia will support the ATP sanction on Nick Kyrgios following recent events in Shanghai.

“Nick’s health and wellbeing is a priority and the ATP has offered a reduced penalty on the provision that he seeks appropriate professional advice, which he has agreed to do.

“Nick understands the gravity of his actions, has shown remorse and expressed a willingness to improve.

“We believe it’s our responsibility to help Nick, along with all our young athletes, improve both professionally on court as a player, and personally. We have always offered assistance and advice to Nick and his team and will continue to do so.”


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