September 2009

Karlovic Blasts Record 78 Aces and Loses

September 19, 2009

Towering Croat Ivo Karlovic shattered the record for aces in a tour-level match with 78, but astoundingly lost to Radek Stepanek 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (6), 7-6 (2), 16-14 yesterday in the first singles match of the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the Czech Republic. The marathon contest, played before a raucous home-town […]

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Argentine Big Bopper Foils Federer at U.S. Open

September 15, 2009

Juan Martin del Potro rallied from a two-sets-to-one deficit to defeat five-time defending champion Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6. 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the final of the U.S. Open yesterday. The 20-year-old Argentine, shaky and nervous in the beginning, served big when he needed to and pounded bazooka forehands that gradually wore Federer down […]

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