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Stepanek, Tiafoe Close In On Australian Open Main Draw

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:13pm

Radek Stepanek, who is bidding to compete in the Australian Open main draw for the 14th time, earned a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7(4), 8-6 victory over Slovenian Blaz Kavcic in two hours and 41 minutes on Thursday in the second round of qualifying. The 38-year-old Stepanek will next look to beat John-Patrick Smith for his place in the 128-player main draw. Smith overcame Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 6-3.

Second seed and #NextGenATP star Frances Tiafoe cruised past Yannik Reuter and will next take on American compatriot and No. 25 seed Tim Smyczek, who defeated Mohamed Safwat 6-4, 6-3. Tiafoe fell in the second round of qualifying in 2016, and is hoping to make his main draw debut.

Sixth seed Bjorn Fratangelo converted five of his 10 break point opportunities to move past Stefanos Tsitsipas 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. He now challenges Hiroki Morita, a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victor over Uladzimir Ignatik.

Tenth seed Lukas Lacko will face No. 18 seed Denis Kudla in the qualifying round after both players advanced with three-set wins. Lacko, who will be bidding to make his ninth appearance at Melbourne Park next week, knocked out Maximo Gonzalez 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, while Kudla fought back to edge Darian King 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Ernesto Escobedo, the No. 21 seed, No. 29 seed Go Soeda and No. 31 seed Thomas Fabbiano also progressed to the qualifying round.

Johnson Edges Isner, Now Plays Sock In Auckland

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:44am

American Steve Johnson upset countryman and friend John Isner 6-3, 4-7, 7-6(3) in two hours and 14 minutes on Thursday for a place in the ASB Classic semi-finals. Johnson won 85 per cent of his first-serve points and overcame 19 Isner aces.

Isner netted a forehand volley to bring up three match points for Johnson in the third-set tie-break. He'd need only one, though, as he hit a forehand net-cord winner on the next point.

Johnson, the seventh seed, will meet fourth-seeded American and last year’s finalist Jack Sock, who converted four of his 25 break point opportunities to beat Jeremy Chardy of France 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and 10 minutes. Sock hit 12 aces to Chardy’s 14 aces.

Joao Sousa saved both break points to reach his first Auckland semi-final after he defeated Dutchman Robin Haase 6-3, 6-2 in 57 minutes.

The Portugal native now challenges eighth seed Marcos Baghdatis, who struck 12 aces to overcome 2015 champion Jiri Vesely 6-2, 6-4 in 70 minutes. This week, Baghdatis is bidding to win his first ATP World Tour trophy since the 2010 Apia International Sydney.

DOUBLES: Fourth seeds Marcin Matkowski and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi saved one match point at 8/9 in the Match tie-break to beat Santiago Gonzalez and David Marrero 6-4, 3-6, 11-9 for a place in the semi-finals. Nicholas Monroe and Artem Sitak also saved one match point at 8/9 in the Match tie-break of their 3-6, 7-6(5), 11-9 victory over Facundo Bagnis and Diego Schwartzman.

Evans Upsets Thiem In Sydney, Records First Top 10 Win

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:31am

World No. 67 Daniel Evans recorded the biggest win of his career on Thursday at the Apia International Sydney for a place in his second ATP World Tour semi-final (2014 Zagreb).

The 26-year-old Briton notched his first victory over a player in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings (1-4 lifetime) after beating No. 8-ranked Dominic Thiem, the top seed, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in two hours and two minutes.

"It’s probably my best win," said Evans. "It was a good match. I fought really hard to try and get the win and come out on top. I tried to come forward a bit more in the second set, so I played the first set sort of on his terms. I didn't have much to lose... I believed I could win going out onto the court."

Evans goes on to play World No. 48 Andrey Kuznetsov, who broke a 10-match losing streak in ATP World Tour quarter-final in defeating fourth seed Pablo Carreno Busta 2-6, 6-4, 6-1. Carreno Busta beat Kuznetsov last year in the Winston-Salem Open quarter-finals en route to his first tour-level trophy.

Sixth seed Gilles Muller advanced to the semi-finals for the third consecutive time. The Luxembourg native beat second seed Pablo Cuevas 7-6(5), 6-4. As is often the case, the left-handed Muller dominated with his serve, hitting 17 aces and taking 77 per cent of his first-serve points. He'll face third seed and two-time defending champion Viktor Troicki in the semi-finals on Friday. Watch Highlights

“(Troicki) hasn’t lost a match in Sydney in, like, forever,” said Muller. “He beat me in the semis two years ago. I know he’s a great player – he’s up there for a long time and it’s going to be a tough match. For me it’s the third year in a row for the semi-finals so I’d also like to get one stage further. I think I’d more happy with that than ending his winning streak.”

Troicki advanced when German Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew because of a back injury. The Serbian has a 15-3 record in Sydney and has won 10 consecutive main-draw matches in a row.

DOUBLES: Top seeds and defending champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares reached the semi-finals with ease, dismissing Germans Florian Mayer and Philipp Petzschner 6-3, 6-4 in 56 minutes. Later in the day, Dutchmen Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop saved two match points from a 7/9 deficit in the Match tie-break to defeat fourth seeds and 2015 finalists Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 7-6(4), 2-6, 11-9 in one hour and 37 minutes.

 

Federer Outside Of Top 16 Seeds For 2017 Australian Open

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:03am

Four-time former champion Roger Federer could run into a Top 16 seed early at the Australian Open, having been listed outside the Top 10 seeds for the first time since the 2002 US Open (No. 13 seed).

The Swiss superstar, who has won 17 Grand Slam championship titles, has been named as the No. 17 seed. Pete Sampras was No. 17 seed when he won his 14th and final major at the 2002 US Open.

World No. 1 Andy Murray will attempt to go one better than his five runner-up finishes, while No. 2-ranked Novak Djokovic is bidding to capture a record-breaking seventh Australian Open crown. Rafael Nadal, the 2009 titlist, is the ninth seed.

The 2017 Australian Open draw ceremony will take place on Friday, 13 January at 11 a.m. (AEDT), 2 a.m. (GMT), 8 p.m. ET (12 January). Main draw action gets underway on 16 January.

Singles Seeds

1) Andy Murray (GBR)
2) Novak Djokovic (SRB)
3) Milos Raonic (CAN)
4) Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
5) Kei Nishikori (JPN)
6) Gael Monfils (FRA)
7) Marin Cilic (CRO)
8) Dominic Thiem (AUT)
9) Rafael Nadal (ESP)
10) Tomas Berdych (CZE)
11) David Goffin (BEL)
12) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
13) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
14) Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
15) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
16) Lucas Pouille (FRA)
17) Roger Federer (SUI)
18) Richard Gasquet (FRA)
19) John Isner (USA)
20) Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
21) David Ferrer (ESP)
22) Pablo Cuevas (URU)
23) Jack Sock (USA)
24) Alexander Zverev (GER)
25) Gilles Simon (FRA)
26) Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)
27) Bernard Tomic (AUS)
28) Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
29) Viktor Troicki (SRB)
30) Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
31) Sam Querrey (USA)
32) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

Indian Wells Prepares Major Renovations

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:27am

The 2017 BNP Paribas Open, to be held 6-19 March, will showcase major renovations currently underway at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (IWTG), designed to enhance the overall fan experience and substantially upgrade Stadium 1. Ranging from a massive expansion of the Stadium Plaza to renovating all the suites and hospitality spaces to adding 21 new restaurants and concessions, the full scale changes are sure to delight fans who attend over the fortnight to watch the best WTA and ATP World Tour players in the world.

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Stadium Plaza, Suites & Hospitality – A fan favourite and gathering place, The Plaza is now a permanent part of the Stadium and the Superwall is substantially larger (33 per cent wider) allowing it to display up to five matches at one time. All of the suites throughout Stadium 1 will be completely renovated.

The existing open air portion of the Concourse level will be covered to allow the suites on the second level to be significantly expanded, and include private restrooms. All of the existing restrooms will be upgraded, and restrooms will be added to the upper bowl, where there were none previously.

Additionally, a new hospitality room, which will be available for events year round and hold up to 200 people, Front Box Club, Satellite Broadcast Studio, fitness center, and club pro shop will also be completed for the 2017 BNP Paribas Open. Other renovations include a brand new media room, two-story office building for tournament management and staff, and additional commissaries to accommodate the new concessions. The Stadium footprint has increased from 200,000 to 300,000 square feet of space to provide an unprecedented fan experience.

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Wolfgang Puck & Nobu – Wolfgang Puck’s venerable and highly-rated restaurant Spago will be added to the IWTG. The full-service 100-seat restaurant will overlook the court in Stadium 1, giving fans an unprecedented view of the second-largest tennis stadium in the world combined with a first-class dining experience.

Puck, a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award winner and arguably one of the most recognizable chefs in the world, launched his award-winning restaurant Spago 35 years ago in Los Angeles. A six-time recipient of the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award and two-time Michelin Star recipient, Spago will be the third restaurant at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden overlooking a court, as both Nobu and Chop House offer that amenity in Stadium 2.

In addition, Nobu will also expand to the Player Dining facility giving players quick and easy access to its award-winning cuisine.

New Desert Dining Oasis – Venue partner Levy Restaurants will bring 20 more permanent concessions and restaurants to the Stadium ranging from BS Taqueria from Esquire’s 2015 Chef of the Year Ray Garcia, and Dave’s Doghouse, from Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin; to Cassell’s, a reinvented classic hamburger stand that has been an LA phenomenon since 1948 and Melissa’s Produce, the Los Angeles-based fresh vegetable-focused offering; to local favourites Piero’s PizzaVino, also featured in Stadium 2 serving traditional Neapolitan style pizza, and Sherman’s Deli, a desert institution for the past 50 years.

In addition, a Southern California favourite Wetzel’s Pretzels and Popcornopolis add fun snack food to the mix, Lavazza will bring a selection of specialty coffees, lattes, and cappuccinos, and Golden Road and Shock Top will deliver craft beers, while multiple margarita bars, a juice bar, and an ice cream location will also be added.

The restaurants and concessions will be located in various spots and levels throughout Stadium 1, with eight on the Loge level, which previously did not have any food options. Cassell’s and Piero’s will be “inside and outside,” and offer fans access from the concourse as well as the outside of Stadium 1.

Murray Makes Career Commitment To Aegon Championships

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:14am

Andy Murray has committed to compete in the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club for the duration of his career, and the BBC will cover the tournament until at least 2024.

Murray won a record fifth title in 2016 and then The Championships, Wimbledon for a second time three weeks later, before finishing the year as World No. 1. He was voted BBC Sports Personality Of The Year for a third time in December, and received a knighthood in the New Year Honours list.

“I’ve always loved playing the event and I’m really happy to know that I will play at Queen's for the rest of my career,” said Murray. “My first ATP World Tour match-win came at Queen’s in 2005, so for it to become by far the most successful tournament of my career is a great feeling. Looking at the names that have won the tournament four times – some of the best players ever – winning it five times means a lot to me.”

The BBC began broadcasting the tournament in 1979. Last year, 3.7 million people tuned in to BBC television to watch Murray defeat Milos Raonic in the final, with many more listening on BBC Radio 5 Live and following online on the BBC Sport website.

In 2017, more people than ever before will be able to watch the action in person at The Queen’s Club, with the tournament expanding its Centre Court capacity by 30 per cent. More than 2,000 additional seats will be added to the current 6,942, taking the capacity to more than 9,000.

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Stephen Farrow, Aegon Championships Tournament Director, said: “To know that Andy will play at The Queen’s Club for the rest of his career and that the BBC will cover it every step of the way is a huge boost in what is an exciting and important year for the Aegon Championships with our stadium capacity increasing by 30 per cent. Last year, we celebrated our four-time winners Roy Emerson, John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Lleyton Hewitt. This year, and for many years to come, Andy Murray will return as our greatest champion in front of more people than ever before, and covered live on television, radio and online by the BBC. We couldn’t be happier.”

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: “The Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club is one of the most cherished events in the tennis calendar and it’s great that the BBC will continue to bring it to audiences across all platforms until 2024. With a British tennis player as the current World No. 1 there’s no better time for us to reinforce our commitment to the sport.”

Tara McGregor-Woodhams, Head of Brand & Sponsorship, Aegon UK said: “This is fantastic news. It has been a privilege to be title-sponsor of the Aegon Championships throughout the period in which Andy Murray has won his five titles, and the BBC has always given the tournament excellent coverage. We very much look forward to the 2017 event.”

The 2017 edition of the Aegon Championships will take place 19-25 June. The Aegon Championships will be broadcast live throughout by the BBC and Eurosport.

Ferrer Put To Moët Test; Thiem's Beach Experience

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 7:02pm
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ASB Classic – Auckland, New Zealand

David Ferrer visited the Moët & Chandon lounge for a flute pouring competition.

Next Gen ATP star Karen Khachanov and Marcus Daniell met up with top New Zealand chef Nic Watt for a helicopter visit to Waiheke Island and some scalloping. Watch

Khachanov, Jiri Vesely, Dustin Brown and Diego Schwartzman had fun at the official players’ party.

Jack Sock served as the umpire for a Moët & Chandon exhibition, with the winner of the match receiving a Jeroboam signed by the American.

Apia International Sydney – Sydney, Australia

Dominic Thiem was among those to attend the official players' party in Sydney. The top seed also enjoyed a visit to The Beach at Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve. Watch

Kyle Edmund had a hair-raising experience as he visited Luna Park Sydney on his 22nd birthday.

 

Troicki Extends Sydney Match Wins Streak; Thiem Advances

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 6:55pm

Third seed and two-time defending champion Viktor Troicki extended his winning streak to 13 matches at Apia International Sydney on Wednesday after he struck 12 aces to beat Paolo Lorenzi 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 33 minutes. He is now 15-3 at the tournament. He will now play fifth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, who was a 7-5, 6-4 winner over wild card Jordan Thompson. Watch Highlights

World No. 8 and top seed Dominic Thiem required two hours and 40 minutes to beat qualifier Gastao Elias 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-5 in the final match of the day to set up a clash against Daniel Evans, who defeated eighth seed Marcel Granollers 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Second seed Pablo Cuevas reached the Sydney quarter-finals for the first time on his fourth appearance at the event following a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over Nicolas Mahut. He goes on to face the sixth seed Gilles Muller, a semi-finalist for the past two years, who saved one match point to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tuesday. Muller came through another three-setter against qualifier Matthew Barton 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Muller hit 22 aces and lost only four of his first service points, while World No. 198 Barton fired down 17 aces and lost nine of his first service points. Watch Highlights

Also, fourth seed Pablo Carreno Busta knocked out Mischa Zverev 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3.

Best of ATP Stars 2017

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:24pm

Kohlschreiber Reaches Sydney QFs 2017 Highlights

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:17pm
Fifth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber advances to the Sydney quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-4 win over wild card Jordan Thompson on Wednesday. Photo: Getty Images. Video Courtesy Tennis Australia.

Troicki Beats Lorenzi In Sydney Second Round 2017 Highlights

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:17pm
Watch highlights as third seed Viktor Troicki beats Paolo Lorenzi 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals in Sydney on Thursday. Photo: Getty Images. Video courtesy Tennis Australia.

Muller Tops Barton For Sydney QFs Spot 2017 Highlights

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:17pm
Watch highlights as Gilles Muller defeats qualifier Matthew Barton in three sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Apia International Sydney. Photo: Getty Images. Video courtesy Tennis Australia.

Isner Saves One Match Point In Auckland

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:15am

Two-time champion John Isner fended off a match point to keep his hopes for a third Auckland title alive on Wednesday. The second seed outlasted No. 56 Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6) at the ASB Classic.

Jaziri had a match point at 6/5 on Isner's serve in the third-set tie-break, but Isner erased it with a stiff backhand volley. The 6'10” right-hander then charged the net during the next two points as well, finishing the match with a backhand volley down the line.

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Isner will meet countryman Steve Johnson in the second round. Johnson, the seventh seed, lost only two points on his first serve (31/33) to dismiss Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4, 7-6(4).

Robin Haase opened up the top half of the draw, upsetting four-time champion and third seed David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) in two hours. The 29-year-old Haase struck 11 aces and saved six of nine break points against the Spaniard, who won Auckland crowns in 2007 and 2011-'13. The Dutchman will next meet Portugal's Joao Sousa, who beat British qualifier Brydan Klein 6-3, 6-4 in 73 minutes.

Fourth seed Jack Sock progressed at the expense of his American compatriot, qualifier Ryan Harrison, 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-1 in two hours and six minutes. In their first meeting for almost five years (2012 Memphis), Sock hit 11 aces to Harrison’s 17 aces. Sock goes on to play Jeremy Chardy, who received a walkover after sixth seed Feliciano Lopez withdrew prior to their match.

Eighth seed Marcos Baghdatis will challenge 2015 champion Jiri Vesely after he struck 12 aces to beat wild card Dustin Brown 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 in two hours and six minutes. Vesely saved all five break points he faced and hit 15 aces to overcome lucky loser Jose Statham, a replacement for top seed Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-3.

Top Seeds Beaten In Doubles Opener

Max Mirnyi will have to wait another week in his bid to clinch the 50th doubles title of his career after Leander Paes and Andre Sa denied the Belarusian and Treat Huey, the top seeds, 7-6(3), 6-3 in the first round. Paes won the 2015 title with Raven Klaasen. Elsewhere, second seeds Dominic Inglot and Florin Mergea saved 10 of 12 break points in a 7-5, 7-5 win over local wild cards Statham and Finn Tearney.

Tiafoe, Stepanek Off To Winning Starts In Melbourne

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:23am

Qualifying veterans and #NextGenATP stars both started making their way to the main draw of the Australian Open on Wednesday as qualifying matches got underway in Melbourne.

Top seed Radek Stepanek took his opening qualifying match 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2 against American Sekou Bangoura. Stepanek, 38, is trying to reach his 15th Australian Open singles main draw. The right-handed Czech will face Slovenian Blaz Kavcic next.

Second seed Frances Tiafoe, a member of the ATP World Tour's Next Generation, also advanced in three sets. The 18-year-old American won 75 per cent of his first-serve points to beat Italian Marco Cecchinato 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 in two hours and 14 minutes. Tiafoe is attempting to reach his first Australian Open main draw.

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Two other seeded Americans also claimed opening victories on Tuesday. Sixth seed Bjorn Fratangelo beat Slovenian Grega Zemlja 6-4, 7-6(3), and 21st seed Ernesto Escobedo took 74 per cent of his second-serve points to beat German Maximilian Marterer 7-6(5), 7-5.

Slovakian Jozef Kovalik, who upset World No. 6 Marin Cilic last week after qualifying for the Aircel Chennai Open, couldn't keep his good run going. The 24-year-old Kovalik fell 6-3, 6-3 to Argentine Marco Trungelliti.

Go Soeda of Japan, the 29th seed, also moved on in straight sets, beating Belgian Ruben Bemelmans 7-6(10), 6-3.

Tiafoe, Stepanek Off To Winning Starts In Melbourne

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:23am

Qualifying veterans and #NextGenATP stars both started making their way to the main draw of the Australian Open on Tuesday as qualifying matches got underway in Melbourne.

Top seed Radek Stepanek took his opening qualifying match 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2 against American Sekou Bangoura. Stepanek, 38, is trying to reach his 15th Australian Open singles main draw. The right-handed Czech will face Slovenian Blaz Kavcic next.

Second seed Frances Tiafoe, a member of the ATP World Tour's Next Generation, also advanced in three sets. The 18-year-old American won 75 per cent of his first-serve points to beat Italian Marco Cecchinato 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 in two hours and 14 minutes. Tiafoe is attempting to reach his first Australian Open main draw.

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Two other seeded Americans also claimed opening victories on Tuesday. Sixth seed Bjorn Fratangelo beat Slovenian Grega Zemlja 6-4, 7-6(3), and 21st seed Ernesto Escobedo took 74 per cent of his second-serve points to beat German Maximilian Marterer 7-6(5), 7-5.

Slovakian Jozef Kovalik, who upset World No. 6 Marin Cilic last week after qualifying for the Aircel Chennai Open, couldn't keep his good run going. The 24-year-old Kovalik fell 6-3, 6-3 to Argentine Marco Trungelliti.

Go Soeda of Japan, the 29th seed, also moved on in straight sets, beating Belgian Ruben Bemelmans 7-6(10), 6-3.

How Murray's Time On Court Compares To The Top 10

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 8:22pm

Time is one of the most precious commodities a tennis player has to manage. Time on court is invaluable, but then again, so is limiting that time to avoid injuries and stay fresh. The big picture clearly dictates that improvement is predicated on playing more matches, which means more time on court in the cauldron of competition.

An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of the 2016 season showed Andy Murray’s ascension to the No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking was built on spending substantially more time on court than anyone else in the Top 10.

Murray spent 162 hours on court in 2016, which was up from 151 hours in 2015. Murray’s average set time in 2015 was 44 minutes, and that rose to 46 minutes last year as he climbed to take the No. 1 ranking.

Time Spent On Court During The 2016 Season

No.  Player   Hours On Court Average Set Time In Minutes  1 Andy Murray 162 46  2   Novak Djokovic 130 44  3  Milos Raonic 127 42 4  Stan Wawrinka 121 42 5  Kei Nishikori 129 42 6   Gael Monfils 90 39 7 Marin Cilic 109 43 8  Dominic Thiem 136 40 9  Rafael Nadal 89 47 10  Tomas Berdych 107 43 --  AVERAGE 120 43

It’s interesting to note that there is no link between hours on court and ranking spots, as eighth-ranked Dominic Thiem spent the second most amount of time on court of the Top 10 at 136 hours. Rafael Nadal spent the least amount of time on court of the Top 10 in 2016 at just 89 hours.

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He played only 53 matches as injury took him away from the tour. Nadal completed a full workload in 2015, spending 152 hours on court.

Even though the Spaniard racked up the least amount of match hours in 2016, his average set time was the longest, at 47 minutes. Murray was next highest at 46 minutes, with Gael Monfils being the quickest per set at 39 minutes.

The Top 10 average of 120 hours on court for the season is a valuable number for players to know and prepare for with their off-court training regimens. The average time per set is more of a reflection of playing styles and shot tolerance.

As players rise up the Emirates ATP Rankings to the coveted Top 10, they now have a clearer understanding of the on-court workload that is required, and the off-court preparation that must fuel it.

Next Gen ATP Finals Concept Preview 2017

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 4:22pm
Get a sneak peek at the four key concepts that make up the Next Gen ATP Finals, which will hold its inaugural tournament in Milan, Italy in November!

Muller Saves Match Point To Beat Dolgopolov Sydney 2017

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 3:13pm
Sixth seed Gilles Muller saves one match point to defeat Alexandr Dolgopolov in two hours and seven minutes at the Apia International Sydney on Tuesday. Photo: Getty Images. Video courtesy Tennis Australia.

Granollers Tops Giraldo In Sydney 2017 Highlights

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 3:13pm
Eighth seed Marcel Granollers beats lucky loser Santiago Giraldo 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Sydney Apia International on Tuesday. Photo: Getty Images. Video courtesy Tennis Australia.

Thompson Advances To Sydney Second Round 2017

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 3:13pm
Jordan Thompson discusses his first-round win in Sydney on Tuesday as he goes on to face fifth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber. Video courtesy Tennis Australia.