March 2008

Solid Win Propels Djokovic Closer to No. 1

March 24, 2008

Novak Djokovic squelched the Cinderella run of Mardy Fish yesterday with a hard-fought 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 win in the final of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif. The title was the 20-year-old Serbian’s second of the year and improved his record to an ATP-best 17-3 in 2008. Djokovic, ranked No. 3 in the world, […]

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Nadal Extracts Revenge at Indian Wells

March 20, 2008

 It’s down to the final eight in the desert and Rafael Nadal is still standing. The gritty Spaniard rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the third set yesterday afternoon to defeat flamboyant Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 in a fourth-round match-up at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif. Nadal’s victory avenged a […]

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Federer Squeaks by Sampras at MSG

March 11, 2008

Pete Sampras had Roger Federer right where he wanted him – on the ropes. The former world No. 1 was leading the current No. 1 by a score of 5-2 in the third set of an exhibition match last night at Madison Square Garden. But then reality hit and Federer rallied to pull out a […]

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Red-Hot Almagro Nixes Nalbandian’s Bid for Back-to-Back Titles

March 3, 2008

  Nicolas Almagro stunned top-seeded David Nalbandian 6-1, 7-6 Saturday night in the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel tournament in Acapulco. The title was the Spaniard’s second in his last three tournaments and his fourth ATP championship overall. Almagro, the No. 6 seed, improved to an ATP-best 15-3 for the year and his two titles […]

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