Feliciano Lopez

Men’s Draw and Predictions for 2017 U.S. Open

August 27, 2017

If the U.S. Open Men’s Draw, getting underway tomorrow, were a ship it would capsize. Way too top-heavy and top-heavy tips the boat. No. 2 seed Andy Murray’s late withdrawal yesterday only added to the disproportionate weight of the top half of the draw and axed any possibility of an enticing Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer final […]

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Estrella Burgos Tops Lorenzi to Three-Peat at Ecuador Open

February 12, 2017

The King of Quito did it again. Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic pulled off a dramatic three-peat at the Ecuador Open in Quito Sunday afternoon, saving a match point and defeating No. 3 seed Paolo Lorenzi 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (6) in the final. The 5-foot-8 Dominican dynamo improved to 15-0 in Quito […]

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Karlovic Defeats Lopez for Los Cabos Title

August 14, 2016

Big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic’s red-hot summer continues. The 37-year-old Karlovic defeated top seed Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the final of the inaugural Abierto Mexicano Mifel in Los Cabos last night. For the third-seeded Karlovic the title was his second of the summer and the eighth of his career. The 6-foot-11 Croatian won at […]

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Djokovic Retires from Dubai Quarterfinal Match Against Lopez

February 25, 2016

Top seed and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was forced to retire while trailing No. 6 seed Feliciano Lopez 3-6 in the quarterfinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships Thursday night. Djokovic’s streak of 17 straight finals will end falling one short of Ivan Lendl’s record of 18. “It’s an eye problem,” Djokovic said of his […]

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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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Groth Stuns Lopez to Reach Quarterfinals at Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart

June 10, 2015

Australian Sam Groth edged Feliciano Lopez in a grass-court serving duel this afternoon, upsetting the No. 14-ranked Spaniard 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) in a second-round clash at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. For Groth it was his first win over a Top 20 player. The big-serving Australian hit 19 aces to 12 for Lopez […]

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Estrella Burgos Captures Maiden Title in Quito

February 9, 2015

Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic, at 34 years of age, became the oldest first-time ATP World Tour titlist in the Open Era yesterday, defeating top-seeded Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5) in the final of the inaugural Ecuador Open Quito. The eighth-seeded Estrella Burgos, recently named Dominican Sportsman of the Year, also […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon

June 22, 2014

Early round upsets aren’t all that unusual at Wimbledon, which opens its two-week run tomorrow. Last year, Rafael Nadal, fresh off his eighth French Open title, was bounced in the opening round by unheralded Steve Darcis of Belgium. Roger Federer fell several days later in a second-round upset at the hands of Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky. […]

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30-Somethings Reap Success on ATP Tour in 2013

December 27, 2013

2013 was a great year for graybeards on the ATP Tour. Eleven players 30 and over won 16 tournaments during the year, the most since 1975 when that season’s geezer brigade won 19. Five of the 30-and-over gang won twice in 2013, and two were first-time winners at an age when most would consider players […]

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Triumphant Trio Loom Large at Wimbledon

June 24, 2012

With 28 of the last 29 Grand Slam titles divided between them, it would be foolhardy to pick anyone other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer to win the 2012 edition of Wimbledon. The Championships begin tomorrow at the All England Club. Andy Murray, the fourth member of the Top Four, has fallen […]

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