August 2012

Unheralded Slovak Klizan Stuns Tsonga at U.S. Open

August 30, 2012

World No. 52 Martin Klizan of Slovakia pulled off the biggest upset of the 2012 U.S. Open this afternoon when he shocked fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 in a second-round match. The 23-year-old Klizan had never made it past the second round in three Grand Slam appearances. In fact, he had never defeated […]

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Murray Ready to Win First Major in New York

August 27, 2012

Two of the Big Four have lots to prove when the U.S. Open begins today at Flushing Meadows in New York. Defending champion and No. 2-ranked Novak Djokovic would certainly like to win his second major of the year to affirm that the success he had in 2011 — three Grand Slam titles — wasn’t […]

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Federer Whips Djokovic to Win Fifth Cincinnati Masters

August 20, 2012

Top-ranked Roger Federer keeps on keepin’ on. The 31-year-old Swiss icon defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6 (7) to win his record fifth Cincinnati Masters title in decisive fashion yesterday afternoon. Federer, relying on a nearly untouchable serve — one that rarely exceeded 130 mph but kissed the corners and lines consistently — never faced a […]

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Groth and Olivetti Top Guns of Fast Serve

August 11, 2012

Australian Sam Groth (left) and Frenchman Albano Olivetti (right) share more than adjacent rankings on the ATP computer. Groth, No. 257, and Olivetti, No. 258, merely happen to have the two biggest serves in men’s professional tennis, but that fact remains largely unknown except by tennis aficionados. Both are journeyman, competing for the most part […]

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