Andy Murray

Zverev Surprises Djokovic to Win Italian Open

May 21, 2017

NextGen tennis star Alexander Zverev powered his way into the NowGen elite of men’s tennis Sunday afternoon. The 20-year-old German upset second seed Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Italian Open, winning his first Masters title and becoming the only player born in the 1990s to accomplish the feat so far. With […]

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Thiem Topples Murray in Barcelona Open Semifinals

April 29, 2017

Austrian gunslinger Dominic Thiem bagged his first win over a World No. 1 Saturday afternoon, defeating Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open. The victory halted Thiem’s string of four straight losses against World No. 1s. The 23-year-old has beaten Roger Federer twice and Rafael Nadal once, but not when […]

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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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Is Djokovic Done With Number One?

January 21, 2017

The tennis world is still trembling in the aftermath of Novak Djokovic’s seismic loss to Denis Istomin down under on Thursday. Although the aura of Djokovic’s invincibility had taken some serious hits since the Serb completed his career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in June, the new year had given some indication that he had […]

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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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Murray Beats Djokovic to Win ATP World Tour Finals and End Year No. 1

November 20, 2016

Andy Murray ensured that his two-week reign as world No. 1 would continue by decisively defeating Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London Sunday night. Murray won his 24th consecutive match and fifth tournament in a row to become the 17th player to hold the […]

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Murray Beats Raonic for Second Wimbledon Title

July 10, 2016

Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon crown and third Grand Slam earlier today, defeating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) in a sterling display of all-court tennis. Murray played like an unstoppable force, serving impeccably while dulling Raonic’s booming serves and huge forehands. Three years ago the Scot became the first man from Great […]

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Raonic Topples Federer in Wimbledon Semifinals

July 9, 2016

Milos Raonic became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam final yesterday afternoon when he defeated No. 3-ranked Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals at Wimbledon. It may have been the last best chance for the 34-year-old Federer to reach a record 11th final and capture an unprecedented eighth […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon 2016

June 26, 2016

It’s that time of year again. The day before the start of Wimbledon. Requests have already started to come in for my annual top five first round upset picks at SW19. After two successive years of 1-4 records in the prognosticating business I thought I’d give it a rest. Popular demand dictates that I can’t. […]

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Djokovic Beats Murray to Win French Open

June 5, 2016

Novak Djokovic completed a career Grand Slam by capturing his first French Open title Sunday afternoon, rallying past rival Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to finally hoist the Coupe des Mousquetaires after failing in three previous finals at Roland Garros. The top-ranked Serb became the eighth male player to win all four Grand Slams, […]

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