Federer, Gasquet, Pliskova, Svitolina Win ATP/WTA Titles
by Staff | May 4th, 2015, 12:48 am
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Federer Collects Turk Check

Former world No. 1 Roger Federer won the inaugural Istanbul Open title on Sunday, defeating Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 7-6(11) in Turkey.


It was the 85th career title for the Swiss, who said “I’m very proud to be the first champion here at the first-time tournament here in Istanbul.” He improved to 85-43 in ATP finals, his third title of the year.

Cuevas fell to 3-1 in career finals. “It’s difficult to face Roger, not only because of his game but also to stay focused on the game and not get distracted,” Cuevas said. “It was a very good experience for me, and I think it will help me in the future.”

Gasquet Tames Kyrgios for Estoril Crown

Richard Gasquet defeated Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to claim the inaugural Millennium Estoril Open in Portugal.

“I am really happy with the victory,” said Gasquet upon winning his 12th career title. “Yesterday it went three sets and today I was more confident and started better. To feel no pain it’s a good thing for me.” Kyrgios fell to 0-1 in finals.

“Playing in my first final, there was definitely a bit of pressure out there,” said Kyrgios. “I thought I had fun out there today as well. I lost, but that’s why he’s a world-class player. He was way too good for me and I need to get better.”

Murray on Munich Rain Delay

Andy Murray trailed Philipp Kohlschreiber 3-2 in the first set of the singles final of the BMW Open in Munich when rain forced the cancellation of play Sunday.

The singles and doubles finals were cancelled after torrential rain.

Play will resume at 11 a.m. local time on Monday.

Pliskova Wins All-Czech Prague Championship

Karolina Pliskova came from a set down to defeat qualifier Lucie Hradecka in the all-Czech final of the J&T Banka Prague Open 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday.

“It was very tough to play a Czech girl in the final in front of a Czech crowd,” said Pliskova, who withstood 17 aces from Hradecka. “Lucie and I are good friends, we practice a lot together at tournaments, and we played Fed Cup together twice, so we know each other pretty well.”

Hradecka dropped to 0-7 in WTA finals.

Svitolina Slides Through to Morocco Title

Elina Svitolina beat Timea Babos 7-5, 7-6(3) to take the title at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Marrakech, Morocco.

Svitolina improved to 3-0 in WTA finals.

The 25th-ranked Ukrainian won her previous titles in Baku in 2013 and 2014.


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6 Comments for Federer, Gasquet, Pliskova, Svitolina Win ATP/WTA Titles

skeezer Says:

Fed! 3rd title this yr already @ 33! & a Fam!
Shaamooon!
All time GOAT keeps rockin it. No equal n history.
Congrats!


Michael Says:

Hearty Congratulations to Roger for accumulating his 85th career ATP title. The man is at 33 in the twilight of his career by achieving everything that a Tennis player could aspire for. Yet, remarkably he is still enjoying his game and craving for more accolades. As he has made winning a habit all through his career,life is pretty difficult for him without experiencing it and gratefully he is still in limelight and glory being No.2 in the World and being an living example for the young as to how to remain focused throughout their career. The man is a sort of enigma and a Sports personality, the Tennis World is enamoured with.


TGIT Says:

Funny on other threads Fed was merely going to Istanbul to pick up a check. No need to work hard, Roger. He could have easily tanked after a few rounds but he put in the hard yards and takes the title.


Gordon Says:

Way to go Fed.

Now the Madrid draw is a killer for him, as it is for Murray, who had a brutally long final today. Congrats to the Scot in winning his first clay tournament as well!

Madrid is going to be wild!


Daniel Says:

But Fed~s draw is kind of weird, he may face Kyrgios, Isner and Berdych before Nadal, all big servers with massive FH. Could be an interesting clay campaign, at least on paper before semis doesn’t look he will drain himself in long rallies, which in Madrid conditions is good.


RZ Says:

During his week in Istanbul, Fed passed Roddick to become 3rd on the all-time ace leader board.

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