Gilles Muller

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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Manic Monday at Wimbledon Features Round of 16 Matches

July 9, 2017

Today is a quiet day at SW19. The lush lawns at the All England Club are showing a bit of wear and tear after a week of heavy use and could use a breather. They will get just that, a one-day respite from play on this middle Sunday of the Wimbledon fortnight. But come tomorrow, […]

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Muller Defeats Evans to Win Maiden Title at Apia International Sydney

January 14, 2017

The long wait is finally over. Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller defeated Brit Daniel Evans 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the final of the Apia International Sydney Saturday night, capturing his maiden ATP Tour title 13 years after reaching his first tour final. The 33-year-old Muller had been unsuccessful in five tour finals until his victory over Evans. […]

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Djokovic Tames Muller at Paris Masters

November 2, 2016

Three-time defending champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated dangerous lefthander Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 6-4 in the Serb’s opening round match at the Paris Masters earlier today. Djokovic, also a victor at Bercy in 2009, looked as strong as ever since suffering a dip in his performances following completion of the career […]

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Karlovic Outlasts Muller to Win Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

July 18, 2016

Big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic defeated Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (12) in the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships yesterday afternoon. The pulsating victory helped the second-seeded Karlovic erase bad memories of losing the championship match at the Newport Casino each of the past two years. At 37 years and […]

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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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Mahut Beats Muller to Repeat at Ricoh Open

June 13, 2016

Defending champion Nicolas Mahut completed a rain-interrupted final carried over from Sunday earlier this morning. The eighth-seeded French wildcard defeated Gilles Muller 6-4, 6-4 to capture his third Ricoh Open title and 18th win in 20 matches on the Rosmalen lawns at s’-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Mahut won his first Rosmalen trophy in 2013 and now has […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon 2015

June 28, 2015

Back by popular demand are my top five first round men’s upset picks at Wimbledon, which starts tomorrow. Despite the fact that I was only one out of five on my predictions last year (actually that’s pretty good), I figured I’d do it again. After perusing the draw on Friday, eight matches jumped out at […]

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Muller Edges Groth in Squeaker at Taipei Challenger

April 30, 2014

Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller and big-serving Sam Groth engaged in a throwback serve-and-volley duel straight out of the past Wednesday morning. Muller won the first-round matchup at the Taipei Challenger 7-6 (1), 7-6 (8), as both players charged the net relentlessly and never lost serve in the 1-hour, 46-minute tussle. The two have been among the […]

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Murray Defeats Dolgopolov to Win Season Opener in Brisbane

January 8, 2012

Andy Murray started off the year with a bang. The No. 4-ranked Scot defeated Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-3 in the final of the Brisbane International earlier today, capturing his 22nd career title while under the watchful eye of his new coach, former world No. 1 Ivan Lendl. “I’d like to thank my team…Mr. Lendl, […]

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