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Steve Johnson wins first career title in Nottingham

AEGON OPEN NOTTINGHAM—NOTTINGHAM, GREAT BRITAIN No. 6 seed Steve Johnson captured his maiden ATP World Tour title in Nottingham, England on Saturday, defeating No. 2 seed Pablo Cuevas 7-6(5), 7-5. In a match that featured strong serving throughout, it was...

Murray wins fifth Queen’s Club over Raonic; Mayer upsets Zverev to capture Halle title

AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS—LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN Andy Murray notched his fifth title at the Aegon Championships on Sunday in London, England, defeating Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3. Trailing by a set and 3-0, Murray reeled off four straight games and never looked...

Djokovic wins first career French Open title over Murray to complete Grand Slam collection

French Open 2016—Paris, France Top seed Novak Djokovic completed his Grand Slam collection on Sunday in Paris, defeating No. 2 seed Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. In a match that saw Murray beginning in strong form, it was Djokovic...

Garbine Muguruza defeats Serena Williams for French Open title

French Open 2016—Paris, France No. 4 seed Garbine Muguruza won her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open on Saturday, defeating top seed and defending champion Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4. In a match that featured hard-hitting tennis at its...

Reviewing the Babolat Pure Strike

Being a Babolat sponsored pro for over 12 years, and a predominate user of the Pure Aero Series during that time, I was initially intrigued by the hype surrounding the all-new #ProjectOne7 (Pure Strike) racket that Austrian Dominic Thiem...

Thiem defends Nice title; Wawrinka wins Geneva Open

OPEN DE NICE COTE D'AZUR—NICE, FRANCE Top seed Dominic Thiem won a match up of youngsters on the ATP World Tour on Saturday, defeating good friend Alexander Zverev 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 in Nice, France. Needing one hour and 39 minutes...

Murray captures Rome Masters over Djokovic

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D'ITALIA—ROME, ITALY No. 2 seed Andy Murray stunned top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to capture his first-ever title in Roma, Italy. In a match that lasted one hour and 35 minutes, Murray broke...

Almagro collects Estoril title; Schwartzman wins maiden title in Istanbul; Kohlschreiber captures third career...

MILLENNIUM ESTORIL OPEN—ESTORIL, PORTUGAL Spaniard Nicolas Almagro won the 13th title of his career on Sunday in Estoril, Portugal, dispatching countryman Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7(6), 7-6(5), 6-3. Needing two hours and 47 minutes to come away with the victory, Almagro scorched...

Nadal wins ninth Barcelona title over Nishikori

BARCELONA OPEN BANCSABADELL—BARCELONA, SPAIN Top seed Rafael Nadal won his ninth career Barcelona Open title in Spain on Sunday, defeating No. 2 seed Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5. In a match that lasted two hours and five minutes, it was Nadal...

Nadal wins ninth Monte Carlo title over Monfils

Monte Carlo Rolex Masters—Monaco No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal captured his ninth title at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on Sunday, defeating No. 13 seed Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0. In a match that featured great shot-making from both players,...

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Isner Wins Newport Title; Jarry Claims Bastad Crown; Lajovic Triumphs in...

Hall of Fame Open—Newport, RI, U.S.A. Top seeded American John Isner won his 15th career title on Sunday in Newport, RI, dispatching Alexander Bublik 7-6(2),...