January 2015

Groth Downs Kokkinakis in 5 Sets at Australian Open

January 21, 2015

Australian Sam Groth defeated fellow countryman and 18-year-old emerging star Thanasi Kokkinakis 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 in a high-octane second-round matchup at the Australian Open Wednesday night. Holder of the world’s fastest-ever recorded serve, the 27-year-old Groth pounded out 26 aces in reaching the third round at a Grand Slam for the first time. […]

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Janowicz Edges Kyrgios at Sydney International

January 13, 2015

Big-serving Jerzy Janowicz of Poland survived a gallant comeback from Nick Kyrgios to defeat the rising Australian star 6-1, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5)) in the first round of the Apia International Sydney early Wednesday morning. Due to rain showers, Janowicz and Kyrgios had to wait more than two hours to get on court Tuesday night, […]

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Raonic Survives Groth Serving to Reach Brisbane International Semifinals

January 9, 2015

World No. 8 Milos Raonic edged Australian Sam Groth in a battle of big servers Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Brisbane International. Raonic prevailed 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 )2) in the quick-point, short-rally, heavy-hitting duel in which he was outserved — a rare feat — by the big Aussie. Groth, ranked No. […]

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