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Pouille Rallies Past Medvedev to Reach Semifinals at Marseille

February 24, 2017

Frenchman Lucas Pouille rallied to defeat rising NextGen star Daniil Medvedev of Russia 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Open 13 Marseille in the first match of the evening on Friday. Pouille, seeded No. 4, withstood the firepower of the 21-year-old Russian in the opening set and turned things around by finding his […]

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Estrella Burgos Tops Lorenzi to Three-Peat at Ecuador Open

February 12, 2017

The King of Quito did it again. Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic pulled off a dramatic three-peat at the Ecuador Open in Quito Sunday afternoon, saving a match point and defeating No. 3 seed Paolo Lorenzi 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (6) in the final. The 5-foot-8 Dominican dynamo improved to 15-0 in Quito […]

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Jasika Defeats Popko in Opening Round at Launceston Challenger

February 7, 2017

Australian Omar Jasika beat Dmitry Popko 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the Launceston Challenger in Tasmania Tuesday morning. It was the second meeting between the NextGen ATP rising stars in five days and featured some serious baseline bashing. Jasika, fresh off his maiden ATP Challenger title at Burnie on Saturday, had defeated Popko […]

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Ram Takes Down Opelka to Reach Quarterfinals at Dallas Challenger

February 2, 2017

Veteran doubles specialist Rajeev Ram spotted NextGen rising star Reilly Opelka 13 years and seven inches of height and still came out on top in a second round matchup at the Dallas Challenger late last night. The 32-year-old Ram edged past Opelka, 19, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) to earn a spot in tonight’s quarterfinals against […]

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Ignatik Edges Rublev in Rennes Challenger Final

January 29, 2017

Lucky loser Uladzimir Ignatik of Belarus edged NextGen teenage star Andrey Rublev 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the final of the Rennes Challenger Sunday afternoon. Ignatik lost in the final round of the qualifiers last Sunday, but was the lucky pick into the main draw when Enrique Lopz-Perez withdrew. The title was the 26-year-old […]

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Rublev Defeats Lee in Duel of NextGen Stars at Rennes Challenger

January 27, 2017

Russian Andrey Rublev defeated Duckhee Lee 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in a quarterfinal battle of NextGen teenage tennis stars at the Rennes Challenger Friday afternoon. The 19-year-old Rublev, who had knocked out top-seeded Jeremy Chardy in the first round on Wednesday, used his powerful serve and punishing ground game to wear down the pesky and tenacious […]

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Muller Defeats Evans to Win Maiden Title at Apia International Sydney

January 14, 2017

The long wait is finally over. Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller defeated Brit Daniel Evans 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the final of the Apia International Sydney Saturday night, capturing his maiden ATP Tour title 13 years after reaching his first tour final. The 33-year-old Muller had been unsuccessful in five tour finals until his victory over Evans. […]

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Sam Groth Edges Gerald Melzer in Second Round Clash at Canberra Challenger

January 11, 2017

Sam Groth tennis matches are not things of beauty. Mostly they’re affairs of smash and bash. Wednesday afternoon was no exception. The big-serving Australian battled gusty winds, 97 degree temperatures and an in-form Gerald Melzer, as well as his temper, to defeat the second-seeded Austrian 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the second round of the […]

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Djokovic Shuts Down Stepanek to Advance to Qatar Open Semis

January 5, 2017

Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Czech qualifier Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the season-opening Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Doha late Thursday afternoon. Battling the wind as well as the 38-year-old Czech veteran’s crafty and unorthodox style of play, Djokovic, seeded No. 2, won a spot in Friday’s semifinals against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. […]

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Vanni Thumps Berrettini to Win Andria Challenger

November 27, 2016

Italian journeyman Luca Vanni, ranked No. 182, won his second tournament in a row, defeating fellow countryman Matteo Berrettini 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 in the final of the Andria Challenger Sunday afternoon. The 31-year-old Vanni won at Brescia last week and today’s win now gives him four career Challenger titles. Vanni, seeded No. 4, served 17 […]

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