Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

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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Ram Outlasts Karlovic to Win Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

July 19, 2015

American Rajeev Ram, ranked No. 161 in the world, toppled towering Croat Ivo Karlovic in the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships this afternoon, defeating the big-serving 36-year-old 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (2) on the grass courts at the Newport Casino. For Ram it was his second ATP Tour-level title, the other also […]

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Sam Groth Moving on Up in the Rankings with More to Come

September 30, 2014

Sam Groth improved three positions on the ATP computer yesterday to tie his career-high No. 92 ranking. The big-serving Australian cracked the Top 100 for the first time in mid July after reaching the semifinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport. That alone would be quite an achievement for any tennis player, […]

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Groth Upsets Mahut in Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Quarterfinals

July 10, 2014

Sam Groth achieved a treasure trove of firsts in defeating defending champion and fourth seed Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at Newport, R.I., this afternoon. The win advances Groth to his first ATP Tour semifinal Saturday, will push him into the Top 100 when the updated […]

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Karlovic Beats Falla to Win Claro Open Colombia

July 21, 2013

Towering Croat Ivo Karlovic defeated home hope Alejandro Falla 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the final of the inaugural Claro Open Colombia in Bogota Sunday afternoon. Last week at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, the 6-foot-10 Karlovic said it was a “bonus” to be playing again after being sidelined for more than two months with […]

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Mahut Edges Hewitt to Capture Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

July 14, 2013

The very good summer of Nicolas Mahut continued this afternoon as the wild card Frenchman came back from the brink of defeat to edge former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at Newport, R.I. The title was the second in four weeks for […]

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Isner Defeats Hewitt to Defend Title at Newport

July 15, 2012

Defending champion John Isner rode his booming serve to defeat former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I., this afternoon. The title was the No.11-ranked Isner’s first since Winston- Salem last August and the fourth of his career. Now 31 years […]

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Isner Tops Mahut at Newport

July 12, 2012

Top seed and defending champion John Isner defeated old pal Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 7-6 (2) in the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at Newport, R.I., yesterday. Isner and Mahut will forever be linked by their epic first-round marathon at Wimbledon in 2010. That match, the longest ever played, lasted 11 hours […]

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Fish Wilts Isner for Second Atlanta Championship

July 24, 2011

Defending champion and top seed Mardy Fish saved two match points this afternoon to defeat tiring American John Isner 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the final of the Atlanta Tennis Championships, the first stop on the U.S. hardcourt swing leading up to the U.S. Open. The title was the sixth of No. 9-ranked Fish’s career […]

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Mahut Returns with Win at Newport

July 7, 2010

Nicolas Mahut played his first singles match yesterday since his epic marathon against John Isner two weeks ago at Wimbledon. Mahut defeated No. 3 seed Alejandro Falla 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island. The match, played in 97-degree heat, lasted just 83 minutes, […]

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