July 2014

Sela Defeats Groth in First Round of Citi Open

July 30, 2014

Israel’s diminutive dynamo Dudi Sela took down big-serving Australian Sam Groth 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., yesterday afternoon. The 5-foot-9, 144-pound Sela, a former world No. 29, has had to deal with towering big servers all year it seems, and finally he beat one. Sela […]

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Gasquet Edges Groth at Claro Open Colombia in Bogota

July 18, 2014

Top seed Richard Gasquet withstood a barrage of bombs from big-serving Sam Groth last night to edge the Australian 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) in a second-round encounter at the Claro Open Colombia in Bogota. Gasquet, playing his first match since squandering nine match points in a second-round loss to Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon, improved to […]

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Groth Upsets Mahut in Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Quarterfinals

July 10, 2014

Sam Groth achieved a treasure trove of firsts in defeating defending champion and fourth seed Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at Newport, R.I., this afternoon. The win advances Groth to his first ATP Tour semifinal Saturday, will push him into the Top 100 when the updated […]

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Djokovic Outlasts Federer to Capture Wimbledon Crown

July 6, 2014

Novak Djokovic banished some demons today, rallying past Roger Federer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final on a sunsplashed afternoon at SW19. The 27-year-old Serb, who will reclaim the No. 1 ranking in the world tomorrow, had lost his last three Grand Slam finals and five of his last six. […]

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Kyrgios Stuns Nadal to Reach Quarterfinals at Wimbledon

July 1, 2014

Australian wild card Nick Kyrgios pulled off the shocker of the Wimbledon fortnight so far, defeating top-ranked and second-seeded Rafael Nadal earlier today, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3, in a dazzling fourth-round match. The 19-year-old Kyrgios played more like a top gun than a young gun, giving Nadal all he could handle, blasting 37 […]

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