August 2011

Djokovic and Murray Primed to Meet in U.S. Open Final

August 28, 2011

Picking a winner for the U.S. Open, which begins tomorrow, is more complicated than it was three weeks ago when the Rogers Cup began in Montreal. The top four players — really, the only serious contenders — were competing for the first time since Wimbledon in back-to-back Masters Series events leading up to the last […]

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Murray Upends Weary Djokovic to Win Cincinnati Masters

August 21, 2011

The wear and tear of a truly remarkable season finally took its toll on Novak Djokovic today as Andy Murray stunned the No. 1-ranked Serb in the finals of the Western & Southern Open in sultry Cincinnati. Murray led 6-4, 3-0 when a fatigued Djokovic retired with a shoulder injury just minutes before a downpour […]

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Djokovic Battles Past Fish to Win Rogers Cup

August 14, 2011

For Novak Djokovic, the beat goes on. Playing his first tournament since Wimbledon, Djokovic became the first player to win five Masters Series titles in one season after defeating American Mardy Fish 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final this afternoon in Montreal. The title was the No. 1-ranked Serb’s ninth of the year […]

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Muster Loses Again at San Marino

August 9, 2011

Former world No. 1 Thomas Muster, currently ranked No. 1005 on the ATP computer, is still looking for his first win of the year after Benjamin Balleret ousted the greybeard Austrian 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 yesterday in the first round of the San Marino CEPU Open, a Challenger tournament in the tiny Republic of San Marino. […]

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Gulbis Edges Fish to Win Farmers Classic

August 1, 2011

Unseeded Ernests Gulbis, ranked No. 84 in the world, defeated top seed Mardy Fish 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles yesterday, derailing Fish’s bid to win back-to-back tournaments for the first time in his career. The title was the 22-year-old Gulbis’ second on the ATP Tour. Fish won […]

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