Mikhail Youzhny

Kyrgios Blasts Past Youzhny to Win Opener at U.S. Open

August 25, 2014

Nick Kyrgios picked up right where he left off at Wimbledon, playing dazzling, go-for-broke tennis and wreaking havoc with seeded players. The 19-year-old Australian heavy hitter defeated 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 7-5, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (1) in one of the first matches of the day today as the U.S. Open began its […]

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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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Raonic Bombs Blake at SAP Open

February 10, 2011

Former world No. 4 James Blake has seen the future and it just might be Milos. That would be big-serving Milos Raonic, a 20-year-old Canadian, whose star is rising on the ATP Tour almost as fast as his serve. Raonic bounced the 170th-ranked Blake out of the SAP Open in San Jose yesterday with a […]

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Nalbandian Merits Comeback Player of the Year Props

December 5, 2010

David Nalbandian didn’t win ATP Comeback Player of the Year, but in my opinion the former world No. 3 Argentine was the most deserving of the four players nominated for 2010. The award, voted on by ATP players, was presented two weeks ago. Mardy Fish, Robin Haase and Kei Nishikori were the other nominees. Dutchman […]

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Nalbandian Drubs Ram in Return to Tour

August 3, 2010

David Nalbandian of Argentina began his second half of the season last night in Washington, D.C. The former world No. 3 defeated American Rajeev Ram 6-4, 6-0 in 52 minutes at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in his first ATP Tour match since a quarterfinal loss at Monte Carlo in April. Nalbandian underwent right hip […]

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Nadal and Soderling Redux at the French Open?

May 25, 2010

Rafael Nadal is every bit le bete sauvage he was two years ago when he won his fourth straight French Open. Last year’s loss to Robin Soderling in the fourth round at Roland Garros was an anomaly for Nadal. It was his first loss ever at the French. Taking nothing away from the Swede, Rafa […]

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Djokovic Edges Youzhny at Dubai Championships

February 28, 2010

Tennis fans in Dubai certainly got their money’s worth watching defending-champion Novak Djokovic this past week. The No.2-ranked Serbian defeated Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships earlier today in a match lasting 3 hours and 21 minutes and spanning two days. Rain halted yesterday’s play with the Serbian […]

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Tsonga Bags First ATP Title

September 29, 2008

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won his first ATP tournament yesterday, defeating top-seeded Novak Djokovic 7-6, 6-4 in the final of the Thailand Open in Bangkok. It was the hard-hitting Frenchman’s second tournament since returning from a three-month layoff following knee surgery. The victory avenged the second-seeded Tsonga’s four-set loss to Djokovic in this year’s Australian Open final. […]

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Nadal Wins Rogers Cup for Fifth Straight Title

July 28, 2008

Rafael Nadal, edging ever closer to No. 1, trounced unseeded Nicolas Kiefer 6-3, 6-2 yesterday in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The title was the No. 2-ranked Spaniard’s fifth straight and seventh overall of the year. During this incredible run, Nadal has won 29 matches in a row and taken two grand […]

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Question Marks Make Australian Open Wide Open

January 13, 2008

  The Australian Open begins tomorrow and to get a good read on who the men’s favorites really are might first require examination of the Injury Report. Unfortunately in tennis, unlike the National Football League, there isn’t an official one. It’s more hearsay, rumor and speculation. The year’s first Grand Slam is always a bit […]

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