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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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Federer Edges Djokovic at IPTL Contest in India

December 9, 2014

The evening opened with four preliminary matches, at least that’s what they must have seemed like to the spectators, and after that came the heavyweight bout. Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi was abuzz in anticipation last night. The Indian capital was hosting the third leg of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League and […]

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Federer Whips Gasquet to Clinch Davis Cup for Switzerland

November 23, 2014

Roger Federer added another jewel to his treasure trove of accomplishments today, helping Switzerland secure its first Davis Cup trophy by defeating France’s Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth rubber, giving the Swiss an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie. “This one is for the boys,” said Federer, who was in tears […]

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Berlocq Leads Argentina to Upset of France in Davis Cup

April 8, 2013

Argentine Carlos Berlocq held his nerve in the deciding fifth rubber of Davis Cup quarterfinal competition yesterday to defeat Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 and propel Argentina to a 3-2 victory over heavily favored France in Buenos Aires. It was four-time finalist Argentina’s first win in six tries against nine-time champion France. Argentina […]

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Groth Wins Mildura Futures Grass-Court Title

February 25, 2013

There was no podium for the awards ceremony. No TV cameras or microphones from the local media. Just Mildura (Australia) Mayor Glenn Milne handing the winner’s cup to Sam Groth, ranked No. 230 in the world, after the big-serving Aussie dismantled fellow countryman James Lemke 6-1, 6-4 in the finals of the Mildura Grand Tennis […]

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Top Three Men’s Tennis Matches of 2012

December 30, 2012

Time to flip the last page on the calendar tomorrow. So some thoughts on the three best matches of 2012 as the year is about to expire. The choices weren’t easy since there were clearly more than three that merited top accolades. In reality I had to halve six, which was reduced from at least […]

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