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September 16th, 2018

Thiem Headlines, Wawrinka Spices-Up St. Pete Open; ATP Preview

Stan Wawrinka takes a wildcard into St. Pete where as an unseeded player he is looking at a meeting with No. 4 Karen Khachanov in the second round.

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July 22nd, 2018

Thiem Leads Floater-Filled Field at ATP German Open Hamburg; Preview

The field is loaded with floating landmines — first-round matches of interest include (7) Gasquet vs. Paire in an all-French,(3) Carreno Busta vs. last year’s finalist (WC) Mayer, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Seppi, and (6) Cecchinato vs. Monfils…

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July 15th, 2018

Edmund Heads Field at ATP Umag; Preview

Wildcards went to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and Croats Nino Serdarusic and Franko Skugor…

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April 28th, 2018

Cilic Defending Champion, Tomic Back Next Week at ATP Istanbul; Preview

Cilic is the lone former champion in the field, in last year’s final defeating Milos Raonic.

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April 21st, 2018

Frenchmen Pouille, Gasquet Among Top Seeds at ATP Budapest; Preview

No Top 10 players and only one Top 30 player at the 2nd edition of the Hungarian Open…

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February 25th, 2018

Dimitrov, Pouille Head ATP Dubai Field; Preview

Dimitrov the lone Top 10er in the field…Tough start for (5) Gasquet vs. Coric, then Paire…

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February 18th, 2018

Wawrinka Looks to Find Form Again at ATP Marseilles; Preview

It’s anybody’s title this week in Marseille where the spotty Stan Wawrinka heads the field after the late withdrawal of David Goffin.

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February 3rd, 2018

Goffin Top Seed, Large French Contingent at ATP Montpellier; Preview

Tough starts for (1) Goffin vs. Simon, (7) Ferrer vs. the powerful Khachanov, (5) Gasquet vs. the riser Medvedev, and (3) Tsonga vs. the Brown-Mahut winner…(2) Pouille starts against a qualifier…

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January 18th, 2018

Kyrgios v Tsonga, Dimitrov v Rublev Highlight Start Of 3rd Round At Australian Open Friday

Seeds finally meet seeds Friday at the Australian Open

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January 7th, 2018

Muguruza, 4 of Top 10 at WTA/ATP Sydney; Preview

Four of the Top 10 seeds and a field LOADED with floaters…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting openers for (1) Muguruza vs. the veteran Bertens, (7) Goerges vs. Stosur (winner to meet Gavrilova), (3) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (6) Stephens vs. (Q) Giorgi (winner to meet Kvitova), (4) Konta vs. Radwanska, (8) Sevastova vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Williams vs. the Safarova/Kerber winner…

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December 29th, 2017

Murray, Dimitrov, WTA 5 of Top 10 Headline ATP/WTA Brisbane; Preview

Muguruza leads five of the Top 10 players on the WTA rankings, in addition to former Slam winners Kvitova and Stosur…Muguruza and Pliskova receive opening-round byes…Tough starts for (1) Muguruza after a bye vs. 2017 breakout player Witthoeft, (7) Sevastova vs. Stosur, (4) Garcia vs. the upset specialist Cornet, (6) Mladenovic vs. the Kvitova/Anett Kontaveit winner, and (5) Konta vs. Keys…

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October 22nd, 2017

Dzumhur Denies Berankis for ATP Moscow, 2nd 2017 Title

“I didn’t think about it. I was just trying to play good serves and it worked well. Some amazing backhands,” Dzumhur said. “A little bit lucky. I was close to the line two times. But that’s tennis, you have to be lucky to win some games.”

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October 14th, 2017

Carreno Busta Defends Title This Week at ATP Moscow

(1) Carreno Busta after a bye will meet the winner of the all-Russian battle between Kuznetsov and Medvedev…

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October 1st, 2017

Nadal Goes for 12 Years Between Titles at ATP China Open in Beijing

Tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. Pouille who he is 1-1 career against, (3) Dimitrov vs. the streaking Dzumhur (winner to likely meet Del Potro), and (7) Berdych vs. the streaking Donaldson (winner to likely meet Sock)…

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September 24th, 2017

Dzumhur Wins 1st ATP Title for Bosnia and Herzegovina at St. Petersburg

Dzumhur was appearing in his second ATP final after losing earlier this year in the championship match at Winston-Salem to Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain.

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