February 2016

Djokovic Retires from Dubai Quarterfinal Match Against Lopez

February 25, 2016

Top seed and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was forced to retire while trailing No. 6 seed Feliciano Lopez 3-6 in the quarterfinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships Thursday night. Djokovic’s streak of 17 straight finals will end falling one short of Ivan Lendl’s record of 18. “It’s an eye problem,” Djokovic said of his […]

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Nielsen Edges Olivetti to Advance at Cherbourg Challenger

February 23, 2016

Danish veteran and doubles specialist Frederik Nielsen defeated big-serving Frenchman Albano Olivetti 6-4, 7-6 (12) in the first round of the Cherbourg Challenger this afternoon. The 32-year-old Nielsen squandered four match points before prevailing on the fifth in the 26-point second-set tiebreaker. Nielsen, who has won 24 Challenger doubles titles and two at the tour […]

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Olivetti Edges Kolar to Reach Quarterfinals at Wroclaw Challenger

February 17, 2016

Frenchman Albano Olivetti continued his march on the comeback trail today, defeating qualifier Zdenek Kolar of the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Wroclaw Challenger. The big-serving Olivetti pounded 29 aces, including five in the final game, to advance to the quarterfinals and a matchup on Friday with the […]

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Tiafoe Topples Groth at Dallas Challenger

February 3, 2016

  Eighteen-year-old Frances Tiafoe, widely consider the next American tennis star, upset big-serving Sam Groth 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Dallas Challenger last night. Tiafoe, ranked No. 181, never faced a break point on his serve and broke Groth three times, twice in the first set and once in the second. He […]

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