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March 3rd, 2018

Bautista Agut Turns Around Drought for ATP Dubai Title

“I played very good, very aggressively,” Bautista Agut said after claiming his second title of 2018. “I didn’t give him all the court, all the control of the game. I played very good tennis tonight.”

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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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January 13th, 2018

Bautista Agut Outlasts Del Potro for ATP Auckland Title

“I gave everything I have on the court this week,” said the 29-year-old Bautista Agut, who won his first Auckland title two years ago. “It was an unbelievable match today. I’ve been fighting a lot on the court…I played two amazing games at the [end] of the match.”

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January 7th, 2018

Sock, Del Potro, Shapovalov in the Mix at ATP Auckland; Preview

(2) Del Potro to start against the Shapovalov/qualifier winner…(5) Bautista Agut looking at a 2nd rd. American meeting with either last week’s Brisbane finalist Ryan Harrison or Steve Johnson…Wildcards went to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, New Zealand’s Michael Venus and China’s Wu Yibing…

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December 31st, 2017

Cilic, Anderson Headlines ATP India Stop in Pune; Preview

.(3) Bautista Agut after a bye likely has a tough start against Simon…Wildcards were awarded to France’s Paire and Indians Arjun Kadhe and Ramkumar Ramanathan…

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October 22nd, 2017

Federer Faces Stiff Home Test at ATP Basel Swiss Indoors; Preview

Three Top 10 players and a former US Open winner make Basel a formidable field for Federer to defend his home turf…

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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)…

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 pm in Tennis | 12 Comments »

September 16th, 2017

Bautista Agut, Tsonga, Popular Fognini Lead ATP St. Petersburg; Preview

Tough starts for (8) Struff vs. Coric, then the winner likely facing the streaking Medvedev…

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August 27th, 2017

Bautista Agut Downs Dzumhur for ATP Winston-Salem Open Title

“I didn’t drop a set and I played very good tennis,” Bautista Agut said after claiming his second title of the year. “It was a tough final. He’s playing very smart, he changes the rhythm and plays very tricky. I was very focused and very solid. After he broke back in both sets I needed to manage the nerves, stay calm and be focused. I was a bit nervous after losing my serve but I managed it well.”

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August 19th, 2017

Isner, Johnson Wave American Flag at ATP Winston-Salem; Preview

Wildcards were awarded to Gulbis, Cyprus’ Petros Chrysochos, Coric, and American Taylor Fritz…

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August 12th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Headline ATP Cincinnati Field; Preview

Interesting starts for (9) Goffin vs. Kyrgios, (3) Thiem vs. the Fognini-Medvedev winner, (12) Bautista Agut vs. (WC) Donaldson, and (10) Berdych vs. Del Potro…

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August 11th, 2017

Federer Reigns, But Canadian Wildcard Shapovalov Looms at ATP Montreal

“I think it pays off playing aggressive here in Montreal,” Federer said. “Plus I feel comfortable at the net so why not spend some time up there instead of slugging it out from the baseline?”

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August 11th, 2017

Nadal Shocked By Shapovalov In Montreal; Federer Wins 17th Straight v Ferrer

Rafael Nadal lost to an 18-year-old at the Canadian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 2:00 am in Canadian Open | 23 Comments »

July 22nd, 2017

50th Anniversary of Swiss Open Features No Federer, Wawrinka; ATP Preview

Apparently no appearance money to attract Swiss legends Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka, so the best local fans get is No. 100-ranked Finn-turned-Swiss Henri Laaksonen…

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