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January 31st, 2016

ATP Previews: Clay Kicks Off in Quito; Cilic and French Force in Montpellier

Notes: Homecountry hope Gasquet is the lone Top 10 player in the draw…Not a lot of floating talent in the field, but Gasquet after a bye will likely start against the dangerous Gulbis…Wildcards went to the No. 8 seed Baghdatis and Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Quentin Halys…Players pulling from the tournament were Ivan Dodig, Jerzy Janowicz, Andrey Kuznetsov and Tommy Robredo…Gasquet beat Janowicz in last year’s final when the Pole retired with illness, the second title run for the Frenchman over the last three years in Monpellier…Former champs in the field are Gasquet (2015,’13) and Monfils (2014,’10).

Posted by Staff @ 12:42 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

February 1st, 2015

ATP Previews: Montpellier, Quito, Zagreb

Notes: The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Tough openers for seeds go to (8) Struff vs. the veteran Nieminen and (5) Janowicz vs. Brown…Wildcards went to Frenchmen Laurent Lokoli, Vincent Millot and Lucas Pouille…Pulling from the event were Julien Benneteau, Andrey Golubev and Andrey Kuznetsov…In last year’s final Monfils beat Gasquet…Former champs in the field are Monfils (2014,’10), Gasquet (2013,’06), and Paul-Henri Mathieu (2002).

Posted by Staff @ 11:08 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

February 9th, 2013

Rafa Romps To Vina Del Mar Final; Gasquet, Cilic Also Hunting For Sunday Titles

Rafael Nadal seeks a Vina Del Mar double Sunday as the Spaniard aims for singles and doubles trophies.

Posted by Staff @ 11:20 pm in 2013 Season | 5 Comments »

February 8th, 2013

Nadal Stays Perfect In Return, Reaches Vina Del Mar SFs; Gasquet Leads French In Montpellier

Rafael Nadal is into semifinal stage at the Vina Del Mar ATP 250 event.

Posted by Staff @ 10:42 pm in 2013 Season | 56 Comments »

February 7th, 2013

Nadal Resumes Comeback Friday In Vina Del Mar; Gasquet Ousts Monfils In Montpellier, Tipsarevic Upset

Rafael Nadal resumes his singles comeback Friday in Vina Del Mar.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 pm in 2013 Season | 14 Comments »

October 28th, 2010

Wozniacki Beats Schiavone, Secures WTA No. 1; Isner v. Monfils in France Friday

Caroline Wozniacki clinched the 2010 No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:56 pm in Tennis | 57 Comments »