December 2013

Karlovic Bounces Berdych in First Round at Doha

December 30, 2013

The Doctor did it again. Croat Ivo Karlovic upset fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych (above) 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) at the Qatar Open in Doha Monday night in a first-round shocker. Actually, for Doctor Ivo, it wasn’t all that shocking. It was the second time in two months that the 6-foot-11 Karlovic has defeated the No. 7-ranked […]

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30-Somethings Reap Success on ATP Tour in 2013

December 27, 2013

2013 was a great year for graybeards on the ATP Tour. Eleven players 30 and over won 16 tournaments during the year, the most since 1975 when that season’s geezer brigade won 19. Five of the 30-and-over gang won twice in 2013, and two were first-time winners at an age when most would consider players […]

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First-Time Winners Flourish on ATP Tour in 2013

December 13, 2013

Nicolas Mahut (left) and Fabio Fognini (right) led a group of eight first-time ATP Tour titlists in 2013. It was the year of the newbies. Last year there was just one maiden winner. Not content with their first victories, and perhaps still en fuego at the time, Mahut and Fognini won second career titles in […]

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