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Djokovic Return Awaited with Eager Anticipation

December 27, 2017

Back in early June of 2016 talk of the G.O.A.T in men’s tennis was swirling around big time. Novak Djokovic had just completed the career Grand Slam by defeating Andy Murray in four sets in the French Open final, becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles at […]

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Djokovic Shuts Down Stepanek to Advance to Qatar Open Semis

January 5, 2017

Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Czech qualifier Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the season-opening Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Doha late Thursday afternoon. Battling the wind as well as the 38-year-old Czech veteran’s crafty and unorthodox style of play, Djokovic, seeded No. 2, won a spot in Friday’s semifinals against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. […]

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Karlovic Bounces Berdych in First Round at Doha

December 30, 2013

The Doctor did it again. Croat Ivo Karlovic upset fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych (above) 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) at the Qatar Open in Doha Monday night in a first-round shocker. Actually, for Doctor Ivo, it wasn’t all that shocking. It was the second time in two months that the 6-foot-11 Karlovic has defeated the No. 7-ranked […]

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Federer Wrests Crown from Davydenko at Doha

January 8, 2011

Roger Federer began the new year just like he finished the old one — winning a tournament. Playing with machine-like efficiency, the No.2-seeded Federer dispatched defending champion Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 earlier today in the final of the Qatar Open at Doha, one of three season-opening tournaments this week. The win, coupled with Federer’s triumph […]

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Dragon Slayer Davydenko Drops Nadal at Doha

January 10, 2010

Nikolay Davydenko overcame a first set bagel and saved two match points yesterday to defeat Rafael Nadal 0-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 in the final of the Qatar Open. The title was Davydenko’s second in a row and 20th of his career. The 28-year-old Russian won the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in November, defeating both […]

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