March 2014

Djokovic Dominates Nadal to Win Sony Open Crown

March 30, 2014

Novak Djokovic won the Indian Wells-Miami double for the second time Sunday afternoon, thoroughly dismantling top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Sony Open in Miami. Djokovic also pulled off the double in 2011 and joins Roger Federer (2005-06) as the only other player to win the Masters series titles at Indian […]

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Groth Wears Down Pavic to Win Rimouski Challenger

March 23, 2014

Someone had to win his first Challenger title Sunday afternoon. Aussie Sam Groth made sure it was him as he defeated Ante Pavic of Croatia 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the final of the Rimouski Challenger in Canada. Coming in, Groth was 0-3 in finals on the ATP’s second-tier circuit and Pavic was making his maiden […]

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Groth Serves Way Past Beck to Advance to Rimouski Semifinals

March 21, 2014

Big-serving Sam Groth recovered from a first-set walkabout and the shock of squandering three match points to save two match points of his own and defeat German Andreas Beck 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8) in the quarterfinals of the Rimouski Challenger in Canada Friday afternoon. Groth, ranked No. 171, lived dangerously all day, but whenever he […]

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Djokovic Rallies to Defeat Federer for BNP Paribas Open Crown

March 16, 2014

Novak Djokovic withstood an early onslaught from Roger Federer and a late case of sweaty palms to outlast the Swiss icon 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Sunday afternoon. The title was the No. 2-ranked Djokovic’s first of the year, 42nd of his career, and 17th […]

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Berrer Tops Olivetti in Kazan Kremlin Cup Quarterfinals

March 14, 2014

Top seed Michael Berrer edged Albano Olivetti 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4) in the quarterfinals of the Kazan Kremlin Cup in Russia on Friday afternoon. Berrer, a 33-year-old German veteran ranked No. 132, squeaked out the win at the Challenger Tour event by taking the third-set tiebreaker 7-4. There were just two breaks of serve, one […]

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Kendrick Falls to Shabaz at Indian Wells Qualies

March 5, 2014

Robert Kendrick’s latest foray on the ATP Tour ended just like his previous one in October: with a loss, albeit a competitive one. Michael Shabaz, ranked No. 459 and primarily a Futures Circuit competitor, defeated Kendrick (above) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in the first round of qualification at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells late […]

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