Wimbledon

Pouille Beats Thiem for Maiden Title at Moselle Open

September 25, 2016

Lucas Pouille won his maiden title earlier this afternoon, defeating top seed and No. 10-ranked Austrian Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the final of the Moselle Open in Metz. Ever since reaching the semifinals at the Rome Masters in May, Pouille has been on quite a roll. The 22-year-old Frenchman backed up his performance […]

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Djokovic Beats Nishikori for Fourth Rogers Cup Crown

July 31, 2016

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic defeated third seed Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5 in Toronto this afternoon to win his fourth Rogers Cup title and his record 30th Masters Series crown. Djokovic also won the Rogers Cup, also known as the Canadian Masters, in 2007 and 2011-12, and improved to 10-2 against Nishikori with his ninth straight win […]

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Albano Olivetti Makes Strides on the Comeback Trail

July 22, 2016

Frenchman Albano Olivetti’s return to the ATP Tour after an extended injury layoff has had its ups and downs, but as of late it appears to be on the upswing. The big-serving Frenchman was on the sidelines for 18 months after surgery for a cervical hernia following Wimbledon in 2014, and only returned to the […]

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Murray Beats Raonic for Second Wimbledon Title

July 10, 2016

Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon crown and third Grand Slam earlier today, defeating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) in a sterling display of all-court tennis. Murray played like an unstoppable force, serving impeccably while dulling Raonic’s booming serves and huge forehands. Three years ago the Scot became the first man from Great […]

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Raonic Topples Federer in Wimbledon Semifinals

July 9, 2016

Milos Raonic became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam final yesterday afternoon when he defeated No. 3-ranked Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals at Wimbledon. It may have been the last best chance for the 34-year-old Federer to reach a record 11th final and capture an unprecedented eighth […]

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Barton Edges Olivetti in Epic Three-Day Match at Wimbledon

June 30, 2016

Australian qualifier Matt Barton withstood 56 aces from big-serving Albano Olivetti to win an epic three-day first round marathon 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 14-12 at Wimbledon earlier today. Barton was the last man accepted into the Roehampton qualifying tournament after several late withdrawals in the final hours prior to the cutoff time […]

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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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Nadal Survives Rosol Upset Bid at Basel

October 26, 2015

It was shades of Wimbledon 2012, only this time Rafael Nadal scraped himself off the canvas, steadied himself and rallied to defeat hard-hitting Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic. Nadal prevailed Monday night in the pair’s first round clash at the Swiss Indoors Basel, 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4), but it sure wasn’t easy. Rosol stunned […]

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Djokovic Defeats Federer to Win Third Wimbledon Title

July 12, 2015

Defending champion Novak Djokovic won his third Wimbledon title Sunday afternoon in a rematch of last year’s final with Roger Federer, defeating the Swiss Maestro this time in four sets instead of five, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3. The title was the top-seeded Djokovic’s ninth major, breaking a tie with five others for sole […]

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Federer Tops Murray to Advance to 10th Wimbledon Final

July 10, 2015

Second seed Roger Federer reached his record 10th Wimbledon final in a sparkling performance clearly belying his age this afternoon, defeating a game Andy Murray 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 and keeping alive a streak of never having lost a semifinal at SE19. The 33-year-old Federer served lights-out, pounded his ground strokes and owned the net. His […]

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