Juan Martin Del Potro

Pouille Rallies Past Medvedev to Reach Semifinals at Marseille

February 24, 2017

Frenchman Lucas Pouille rallied to defeat rising NextGen star Daniil Medvedev of Russia 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Open 13 Marseille in the first match of the evening on Friday. Pouille, seeded No. 4, withstood the firepower of the 21-year-old Russian in the opening set and turned things around by finding his […]

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Cilic Dominates Nishikori to Win U.S. Open

September 9, 2014

Croatia’s Marin Cilic defeated No. 10 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the U.S. Open last night in a battle of two first-time Grand Slam finalists. Cilic, the 14th seed, became just the third player outside the ‘Big Four’ to win in the last 39 majors, joining Juan Martin […]

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Wawrinka Shocks Nadal in Australian Open Final

January 26, 2014

Stanislas Wawrinka won his maiden Grand Slam title, upsetting ailing top seed and heavily favored Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the final of the Australian Open Sunday night. Wawrinka, playing in his first major title match, became just the second player outside of the Big Four to win a Slam since Marat Safin […]

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Men’s Quarterfinals Set at Australian Open

January 20, 2014

All but one of the top eight men’s seeds made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, as the top half of the draw concluded fourth-round action Monday. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal struggled the most of the day’s four round of 16 winners, edging Japan’s Kei Nishikori in three sets, 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3), […]

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Del Potro Thumps Nadal in Shanghai Masters Semifinal

October 12, 2013

Nobody defeats Rafael Nadal easily. Yet on Saturday night in the second semifinal of the Shanghai Masters, Juan Martin del Potro came about as close as humanly possible to doing just that. Del Potro dismantled the No. 1-ranked Spaniard 6-2, 6-4 in a scintillating exhibition of power tennis. Yes, it took one hour and 46 […]

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Murray Defeats Djokovic to Win First Wimbledon Title

July 7, 2013

Andy Murray won his second Grand Slam and became the first Brit to win Wimbledon in 77 years this afternoon, defeating top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on a sun-splashed, steamy Centre Court at the All England Club. Fred Perry was the last Englishman to hoist the trophy at SW19 when he captured his third […]

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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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Nadal Defeats Del Potro for BNP Paribas Open Title

March 18, 2013

Rafael Nadal rallied from a set and 1-3 down to defeat Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the BNP Paribas Open final yesterday, while claiming his record-breaking 22nd ATP Masters title. Nadal is off to the best start of his career, posting a 17-1 record and winning three of four tournaments since his […]

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Djokovic Looking for Three-Peat at Australian Open

January 13, 2013

  It’s already mid-summer Down Under and two weeks into the new year. For anyone who follows tennis, that means the Australian Open is about to begin. The Aussie kicks off its two-week run tomorrow at Melbourne Park, where the fans are often raucous and a party atmosphere generally prevails. This year’s men’s tournament features […]

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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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