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Olivetti Aces Van Der Duim Out at Switzerland F2 Futures

February 14, 2018

Frenchman Albano Olivetti had the kind of day big servers live for at the Switzerland F2 Futures in Bellevue earlier today. Olivetti defeated Dutchman Antal van der Duim 7-6 (2), 6-2 in the second round match and served absolutely lights out, pounding 25 aces in just 49 service attempts and yielding only four points on […]

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Barrere Squeaks Past Olivetti to Win France F2 Futures

January 21, 2018

Unseeded Frenchman Gregoire Barrere edged fellow countryman big-serving Albano Olivetti 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5) in the final of the France F2 Futures at Bressuire Sunday afternoon. The title was Barrere’s second in a row and the fifth of his career, all at the Futures level. He ran his record to 10-0 in the new […]

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Australian Open Preview and Predictions

January 14, 2018

  The Australian Open begins Monday and on the men’s side the first major of the year might seemingly be viewed as the Melbourne Wide Open. But that’s not the case if you’re defending champion and world No. 2 Roger Federer. With all the carnage of season-ending injuries to top players in 2017 still permeating […]

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Denolly Edges Zhurbin at Hong Kong in Last Match of 2017 Tennis Season

December 31, 2017

Frenchman Corentin Denolly has the distinction of winning the last point in the last match of the 2017 men’s professional tennis season. Yes, the season is finally officially over. The 20-year old Denolly edged Russian Alexander Zhurbin 7-6 (5), 6 -7 (3), 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong F5 Futures yesterday. Denolly, a […]

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Goffin Heroics Not Enough at Davis Cup Finals but Bode Well for 2018 Success

November 27, 2017

David Goffin’s very good year ended yesterday in disappointing fashion. The Belgian’s Davis Cup team lost to France 3-2 in the Cup final, but it certainly was not through any fault of Goffin’s. Despite being bummed by the team’s loss, Goffin said he finished his season with the “sense of having done my duty.” Indeed […]

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Olivetti Edges Nolan at Ireland F1 Futures

July 18, 2017

Top seed Albano Olivetti, ranked No. 308 in the world, edged Australian Daniel Nolan 7-5, 7-6 (7) in the opening round of the Ireland F1 Futures in Dublin earlier today. The big-serving Frenchman had spent a long day of travel yesterday after losing in the final of the France F15 Futures in Corsica on Sunday. […]

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Olivetti Defeats Guez to Win Israel F10 Futures at Kiryat Shmona

June 17, 2017

Top seed Albano Olivetti defeated fellow Frenchman and No. 2 seed David Guez 6-3, 7-5 in the final of the Israel F10 Futures at Kiryat Shmona earlier today. Olivetti improved to 2-0 against Guez in head-to-head meetings, while winning his second Futures title of the year and fifth of his career. The big-serving Olivetti, ranked […]

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Altmaier Beats Escoffier to Win Qatar F1 Futures

April 8, 2017

Top-seeded German Daniel Altmaier rallied from two early breaks to defeat Frenchman Antoine Escoffier 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Qatar F1 Futures Saturday afternoon. The 18-year-old Altmaier, one of the youngest of the rising NextGen stars, improved to 23-6 on the year, while winning his second title of 2017 and the fifth of […]

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Tabatruong Upsets Olivetti to Win French F7 Futures

March 26, 2017

Qualifier Maxime Tabatruong saved two match points in the second set and rallied from a break down in the third to upset fellow Frenchman Albano Olivetti 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the final of the France F7 Futures in Villers-les-Nancy Sunday afternoon. Tabatruong improved to 14-8 on the year, while evening his record to 1-1 […]

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Popko Whips Reboul to Win Thailand F6 Futures

December 31, 2016

Top seed Dmitry Popko of Kazakhstan ended his season on a high note Saturday morning, defeating French doubles specialist Fabien Reboul 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Thailand F6 Futures in Hua Hin. The title was the 20-year-old Popko’s fourth of the year and seventh of his career, all on the ITF Futures circuit. […]

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