August 2013

Olivetti to Launch Rockets at U.S. Open

August 25, 2013

Big-serving Frenchman Albano Olivetti will test his mettle in a Grand Slam for the first time tomorrow when he faces fellow countryman Stephane Robert in the first round of the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows. Olivetti, ranked No. 302, rallied from a set down in each of his three qualifying matches, pounding out 57 aces, […]

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Nadal Tops Isner to Capture Cincinnati Masters

August 18, 2013

For Rafael Nadal the beat goes on. Nadal edged big-serving John Isner 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3) in the final of the Western & Southern Open at Cincinnati this afternoon, winning the championship for the first time in nine tries. The title was the resurgent Rafa’s ninth of the year and his record 26th Masters series […]

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Nadal Routs Raonic in Rogers Cup Final

August 11, 2013

Rafael Nadal dealt a thorough beatdown to Canadian hopeful Milos Raonic in the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal Sunday afternoon. Nadal, ranked No. 4, prevailed 6-2, 6-2 in just 68 minutes in a match that wasn’t even as close as the score might indicate. It was ruthless Rafa at his best. In Paris, […]

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Olivetti Drops Title Match at Segovia to Carreno Busta

August 4, 2013

Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta defeated Frenchman Albano Olivetti (above) 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the final of the Segovia Challenger Sunday afternoon before a supportive Spanish crowd. The No. 111-ranked Carreno Busta, who has wins over Julien Benneteau and Fabio Fognini this year, is one of the large stable of very good Spanish players most people […]

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