October 2016

Karlovic Edges Khachanov to Reach Erste Bank Open Semis in Vienna

October 28, 2016

  Towering Croat Ivo Karlovic wore down rising #NextGen star Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a quarterfinal battle of big men with big serves at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna Friday afternoon. The 6-foot-11 Karlovic served 29 aces — none more important than one that saved a match point […]

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Groth Serves Way Past Giraldo to Win Las Vegas Challenger

October 23, 2016

Sam Groth gave notice Sunday afternoon that he’s back on the path to career revival. The big serving Australian, ranked No. 237, pounded 30 aces in defeating fourth seed Santiago Giraldo 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 in the final of the Las Vegas Challenger. It was Groth’s first title since he won the Manchester Challenger in […]

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Groth Defeats Fratangelo to Reach Quarterfinals at Las Vegas Challenger

October 19, 2016

Sam Groth defeated No. 3 seed Bjorn Fratangelo 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the second round of the Las Vegas Challenger earlier this morning, advancing to the quarterfinals of back-to-back tournaments for the first time this year. Last week the big-serving Groth, who celebrated his 29th birthday today, reached the final eight at the Monterrey Challenger […]

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Olivetti Beats Jacq to Capture France F21 Futures Title.

October 9, 2016

Albano Olivetti beat No. 8 seed and fellow Frenchman Gregoire Jacq 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the final of the France F21 Futures in Nevers Sunday afternoon. The title was the third of Olivetti’s career, all on the Futures circuit, and first since July of 2012. Olivetti improved to 3-6 in Futures finals. He has an […]

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Olivetti Bounces Boltz Out of France F21 Futures in Nevers

October 6, 2016

Big-serving Albano Olivetti served his way past tenacious fellow Frenchman Sebastien Boltz 7-6 (5), 6-3 last night in a second round clash at the French F21 Futures in Nevers. Olivetti, ranked No. 427 in the world, is competing for the sixth straight week as he seeks to improve his ranking with heavy play and a […]

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