Grand Slams

Groth Muscles Past Mannarino in Opening Round of Australian Open

January 19, 2016

Big-serving Australian Sam Groth got off the schneid and won his first match of the year Tuesday afternoon, defeating Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-6 (6), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in round one of the Australian Open. Groth had lost in the opening round of his last four tournaments, including Brisbane and Sydney to start the 2016 season […]

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Djokovic Wears Down Federer to Win U.S. Open

September 14, 2015

Novak Djokovic fought off a game Roger Federer and a boisterous pro-Swiss crowd to win his second U.S. Open title last night, defeating the former No. 1-ranked Swiss icon 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in a final delayed three hours by rain showers. The match proved to be everything the star-studded audience had waited for. For […]

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Fognini Shocks Nadal in Epic Comeback at U.S. Open

September 5, 2015

Fabio Fognini stunned Rafael Nadal once again, defeating the Spaniard 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in a pulsating third-round comeback at the U.S. Open ending in the wee hours Saturday morning after three hours and 46 minutes of scintillating action. The win was Fognini’s third of the year over Nadal and thrust the No. 32-seeded […]

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Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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Djokovic Defeats Federer to Win Third Wimbledon Title

July 12, 2015

Defending champion Novak Djokovic won his third Wimbledon title Sunday afternoon in a rematch of last year’s final with Roger Federer, defeating the Swiss Maestro this time in four sets instead of five, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3. The title was the top-seeded Djokovic’s ninth major, breaking a tie with five others for sole […]

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Federer Tops Murray to Advance to 10th Wimbledon Final

July 10, 2015

Second seed Roger Federer reached his record 10th Wimbledon final in a sparkling performance clearly belying his age this afternoon, defeating a game Andy Murray 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 and keeping alive a streak of never having lost a semifinal at SE19. The 33-year-old Federer served lights-out, pounded his ground strokes and owned the net. His […]

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Djokovic Escapes Exit from Wimbledon to Defeat Anderson in Five Sets

July 7, 2015

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic lived to fight another day today just as yesterday he lived to fight today. The defending Wimbledon champion survived a fifth-set shootout with Kevin Anderson at SE19 this afternoon, after rallying from a two-set deficit yesterday to tie the fourth-round match as darkness set in and forced suspension of the proceedings until […]

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Federer Tames Groth Serve to Reach Fourth Round at Wimbledon

July 4, 2015

Roger Federer survived an onslaught of lightning bolts from big-serving Sam Groth this afternoon to defeat the 27-year-old Australian 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 and advance to the second week and fourth round at Wimbledon. Despite dropping his first set of the tournament, Federer never faced a break point and did a superb job, for […]

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Brown Topples Nadal at Wimbledon

July 2, 2015

German qualifier Dustin Brown, who until today had never stepped foot on Centre Court at the All England Club, pulled off the biggest shocker of the week so far at Wimbledon, ousting No. 10 seed and two-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in a late afternoon second-round clash. The 30-year-old German journeyman, ranked […]

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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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