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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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Altmaier Beats O’Mara to Capture Qatar F4 Futures Title

December 3, 2016

Add another teenager to the growing ranks of young #NextGen stars on the rise. German Daniel Altmaier, displaying a complete all-court game and Richard Gasquet-like backhand, convincingly defeated Brit Jonny O’Mara 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Qatar F4 Futures at Doha Saturday afternoon. The 18-year-old German won his third title in five finals […]

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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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Olivetti Tops Barry to Reach French F18 Futures Semifinals

September 16, 2016

Big-serving Frenchman Albano Olivetti knocked off top-seed Sam Barry of Ireland 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the French F18 Futures in Mulhouse earlier this afternoon. Olivetti served up 23 aces against the 24-year-old Irishman, including at least one in each of his 10 service games. The 6-foot-8 Frenchman saved all four break points […]

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Otte Tops Olivetti at Germany F1 Futures in Schwieberdingen

January 15, 2016

German Oscar Otte defeated Albano Olivetti (above) 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-5 in the second round of the Germany F1 Futures in Schwieberdingen yesterday afternoon, ending the Frenchman’s otherwise very good week on the comeback trail. Schwieberdingen was Olivetti’s first tournament since Wimbledon 2014, after which the big-serving Frenchman suffered an injury in an auto accident […]

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Albano Olivetti Returns to Competitive Tennis Next Week

January 7, 2016

Big-serving Frenchman Albano Olivetti will be back launching rockets again next week. The 6-foot-8 Olivetti has been sidelined since Wimbledon 2014, where he lost to Marsel Ilhan in the first round of qualifications. Shortly thereafter he was injured in a car accident and underwent surgery for a cervical hernia. Plans to come back in 2015 […]

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Christopher Heyman Beats Adelchi Virgili for Turkey F52 Futures Title

December 28, 2015

The last ball of the 2015 season in men’s professional tennis was struck Sunday afternoon. Mercifully the long tennis season has come to an end. Christopher Heyman of Belgium defeated Italian Aldelchi Virgili 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Turkey F52 Futures in Antalya, Turkey. For Heyman, a 22-year old ranked No. 613 in […]

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Murray Defeats Federer to Lead Singapore Slammers to Win over UAE Royals in IPTL

December 15, 2015

Andy Murray made his International Premier Tennis League 2015 debut on Tuesday, spearheading the Singapore Slammers to a 27-24 victory over the UAE Royals in Dubai. The Scot, appearing in top form, toppled Roger Federer in the final set of the night to seal the win for the Slammers. The IPTL, featuring a team format […]

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Mayer Defeats Souza in Longest Davis Cup Singles Match

March 8, 2015

Argentine Leonardo Mayer converted on his 11th match point in the fading sunlight in Buenos Aires Sunday night to defeat Brazilian Joao Souza 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 in the longest singles match in Davis Cup history. The win, contested for six hours and 43 minutes, leveled the best-of-five Davis Cup tie between […]

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