June 2015

Groth Bounces Sock from Wimbledon in First Round Upset

June 30, 2015

Australian Sam Groth knocked off American Jack Sock 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in a first-round matchup of big hitters at Wimbledon Tuesday afternoon. On a day when the temperature reach 87 degrees in London, Groth held the upper hand for most of the 2-hour and 11-minute contest. Groth pounded 16 aces and hit 48 winners […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon 2015

June 28, 2015

Back by popular demand are my top five first round men’s upset picks at Wimbledon, which starts tomorrow. Despite the fact that I was only one out of five on my predictions last year (actually that’s pretty good), I figured I’d do it again. After perusing the draw on Friday, eight matches jumped out at […]

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Marcos Baghdatis Ousts Alexander Zverev at Nottingham Open

June 24, 2015

Former world No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis schooled young gun Alexander Zverev in the intricacies of grass-court tennis Wednesday afternoon, defeating the 18-year-old German 6-3, 6-3 in the third round of the Aegon Open Nottingham. The ebullient and talented Baghdatis, ranked No. 59, appears to be rounding into top form with the Wimbledon fortnight beginning in […]

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Federer Edges Karlovic to Reach Gerry Weber Open Final

June 20, 2015

Roger Federer withstood 20 aces from big-serving Ivo Karlovic to edge the 6-foot-11 Croat 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle Saturday afternoon. The top-seeded Federer will be going for his eighth Gerry Weber title tomorrow against Andreas Seppi in his 10th trip to the final. Federer holds […]

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Dolgopolov Upsets Nadal in First Round at Aegon Championships

June 16, 2015

Unheralded Alexandr Dolgopolov, ranked No. 79 in the world, stunned fifth seed Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4 in a first-round shocker Tuesday afternoon at the Aegon Championships in London. The win was Dolgopolov’s second straight over Nadal after dropping his first five against the Spaniard. For Nadal, the result at storied Queen’s Club was […]

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Groth Stuns Lopez to Reach Quarterfinals at Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart

June 10, 2015

Australian Sam Groth edged Feliciano Lopez in a grass-court serving duel this afternoon, upsetting the No. 14-ranked Spaniard 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) in a second-round clash at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. For Groth it was his first win over a Top 20 player. The big-serving Australian hit 19 aces to 12 for Lopez […]

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Groth Thumps Saville to Win Manchester Challenger

June 7, 2015

Big-serving Sam Groth successfully kicked off his grass-court season with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over fellow Australian Luke Saville in the final of the Aegon Manchester Trophy Sunday afternoon. The championship was Groth’s second Challenger Tour title of the year and third of his career. He won at Taipei last month. Groth will move up […]

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Djokovic Dethrones Nadal in French Open Quarterfinals

June 3, 2015

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal for the first time at Roland Garros Wednesday afternoon, trouncing the nine-time French Open champion 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 in a highly anticipated quarterfinal matchup. Djokovic had lost six times to Nadal in Paris, including defeats in the final in 2012 and 2014, and in the semifinals in 2013. The loss […]

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Nadal Downs Sock to Reach French Open Quarterfinals

June 1, 2015

Rafael Nadal took care of American young gun Jack Sock at the French Open this afternoon to set up a dream quarterfinal matchup with Novak Djokovic on Wednesday. Nadal won today’s fourth-round encounter 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in two hours and 51 minutes, but Sock put up a good fight. The 22-year-old Nebraskan staged a […]

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