Thiem wins in Kitzbuhel; Tomic advances in Washington

July 28, 2014

bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria

First-round results:

Pere Riba defeats Dustin Brown 7-6(6), 7-5
Andreas Haider-Maurer defeats Gerald Melzer 6-2, 7-6(1)
(5) Dominic Thiem defeats Joao Souza 7-6(4), 3-6, 7-5
Maximo Gonzalez defeats (8) Pablo Carreno Busta 63 46 75
Jiri Vesely defeats Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-4
Albert Ramos-Vinolas defeats Viktor Galovic 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-2

*****

Citi Open, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

First-round results:

Evgeny Donskoy defeats Francis Tiafoe 6-4, 6-4
Robby Ginepri defeats Alejandro Falla 6-4, 6-2
Bernard Tomic defeats Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-2
Donald Young defeats Yuichi Sugita 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Tim Smyczek defeats Alex Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-0
Benoit Paire defeats Frank Dancevic 6-4, 6-0
Rajeev Ram defeats Jared Donaldson 6-7(1), 6-4 7-5
Lukas Lacko defeats Filip Peliwo 75 63
Marinko Matosevic defeats IIlya Marchenko 6-4, 7-5
Malik Jaziri defeats Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6(2), 6-4

Seedings announced for 2014 Men’s & Women’s Rogers Cup

July 28, 2014

World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be top seeds; Canadians Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard to be seeded No. 7 and No. 6 respectively

Toronto, July 28, 2014 – Tennis Canada announced on Monday the seedings for the 2014 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Montreal and Toronto. The two world No. 1 players will be the top seeds at both tournaments, with Novak Djokovic competing in Toronto and Serena Williams in Montreal. Both athletes are three-time Rogers Cup champions, with Williams set to defend her title from last year. The seedings follow the official ATP World Tour and WTA rankings released on Monday, July 28, with the two events each featuring 15 of the Top 16-ranked players.

In addition to Djokovic and Williams, two Canadian stars will be seeded. Milos Raonic will be seeded at Rogers Cup for the third straight year and is the No. 7 seed in Toronto, while Eugenie Bouchard will sit in the No. 6 position in Montreal’s draw. As Top 8 seeds, both Raonic and Bouchard will receive first-round byes.

“This year is shaping up to be one of our best yet with all of the top players arriving in Toronto in peak form,” said Karl Hale, tournament director, Rogers Cup Toronto. “The players really take our tournament seriously and our world-class seedings list illustrates that perfectly. With such an extraordinary field of athletes, we are looking forward to seeing them finally take the court and we hope our fans enjoy what is sure-to-be an amazing week of tennis.”

“We are very excited for this year’s tournament and that excitement has spread throughout all of Montreal,” said Eugene Lapierre, tournament director, Rogers Cup Montreal. “With the best players in the world, including Montreal’s own Eugenie Bouchard, here in town this year we know our fans are going to witness incredible tennis every single day. We can’t wait for the tournament to start.”

The No. 2 seeds will be defending champion Rafael Nadal in Toronto and Li Na in Montreal, who will be placed on the opposite sides of the draw from Djokovic and Williams. The No. 3 and No. 4 seeds will also be placed on different halves, with the remaining seeds to be dropped into the draw at random. The official draw for Rogers Cup Toronto will take place on Friday, August 1 at 4 p.m. at Queen’s Park while Rogers Cup Montreal will conduct its official draw shortly thereafter on Friday at 5:15 p.m. on-site at Uniprix Stadium.

Other top seeds of note in Toronto include 17-time Slam champion Roger Federer at No. 3 and two-time Rogers Cup winner Andy Murray at No. 9, while in Montreal other seeded players include Wimbledon champion and 2012 Rogers Cup winner Petra Kvitova at No. 3 and five-time Slam victor Maria Sharapova at No. 5.

World No. 8 Juan Martin Del Potro has also officially withdrawn from Rogers Cup in Toronto due to his ongoing recovery from wrist surgery, which moves Wimbledon semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov into the No. 8 spot where he will receive a first-round bye.

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will take place August 2-10 at Rexall Centre in Toronto and from August 1-10 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Great seats are still available and tickets can be purchased for as low as $20. Please visit www.rogerscup.com or call 1-877-2TENNIS (Toronto) and 1-855-TENNIS-0 (Montreal) for more information or to purchase tickets.

ROGERS CUP PRESENTED BY NATIONAL BANK TORONTO SEEDINGS

SEEDING PLAYER RANKING
1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 1
2 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2
3 Roger Federer (SUI) 3
4 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 4
5 Tomas Berdych (CZE) 5
6 David Ferrer (ESP) 6
7 Milos Raonic (CAN) 7
8 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 9
9 Andy Murray (GBR) 10
10 Kei Nishikori (JPN) 11
11 John Isner (USA) 12
12 Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 13
13 Richard Gasquet (FRA) 14
14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 15
15 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 16
16 Marin Cilic (CRO) 18

ROGERS CUP PRESENTED BY NATIONAL BANK MONTREAL SEEDINGS

SEEDING PLAYER RANKING
1 Serena Williams (USA) 1
2 Li Na (CHN) 2
3 Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4
4 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5
5 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6
6 Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 7
7 Angelique Kerber (GER) 8
8 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 9
9 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 10
10 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 11
11 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 12
12 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 13
13 Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 14
14 Sara Errani (ITA) 15
15 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 16
16 Lucie Safarova (CZE) 17

ATP World Tour Live Streaming for Washington and Kitzbühel

July 28, 2014

Live Streaming for the ATP World Tour events in Washington and Kitzbühel can be found at the links below.

Tennis TV (best quality)

Live Score Hunter

From Sport

Cuevas captures Umag crown; Andujar wins Gstaad title; Isner defends Atlanta tourney

July 28, 2014

Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia

Semifinal Results:

(2) Tommy Robredo defeats (3) Marin Cilic 7-6(10), 6-3
Pablo Cuevas defeats (1) Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4

Final Result:

Pablo Cuevas defeats Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4

*****

Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

Pablo Andujar defeats Juan Monaco 6-3, 7-5

*****

BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Final Result:

John Isner defeats Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4

Monaco reaches Gstaad final; Isner into Atlanta Championship match

July 26, 2014

Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

Semifinal results:

Pablo Andujar defeats (4) Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-1
Juan Monaco defeats (7) Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6(4)

*****

BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Semifinal results:

(1) John Isner defeats Jack Sock 7-5, 6-4

ATP World Tour draws for Washington and Kitzbühel

July 26, 2014

The ATP World Tour draws for Washington and Kitzbühel can be found at the links below.

Washington singles draw.

Kitzbühel singles draw.

Cilic reaches Umag semifinals; Verdasco wins twice to make Gstaad final four; Isner moves on in Atlanta

July 25, 2014

Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia

Quarterfinal results:

(3) Marin Cilic defeats (5) Lukas Rosol 6-0, 6-2
(1) Fabio Fognini defeats Borna Coric 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3
(2) Tommy Robredo defeats Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-4
Pablo Cuevas defeats Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

*****

Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

(4) Fernando Verdasco defeats Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-1
Juan Monaco defeats Thomaz Bellucci 7-6(1), 6-1
(7) Robin Haase defeats (1) Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Pablo Andujar defeats (2) Marcel Granollers 7-5, 6-3

Second-round results:

(4) Fernando Verdasco defeats Jan-Lennard Struff 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3)

*****

BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Quarterfinal results:

(1) John Isner defeats (8) Marinko Matosevic 7-6(8), 6-4

Reviewing off court tennis training with the Nike Lunar Trainer 1

July 25, 2014

by: Nima Naderi

Meeting the demands of championship athletes like Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov, Nike’s recent launch of the Lunar Trainer 1 is sure to benefit the rigorous off court needs of the professional to recreational player.

Weighing in at an extra-light 10.4 ounces, the TR1 provides excellent stability for dynamic to plyometric training as well as track work. Full of great technology and innovation, the TR1 brings forth exceptional traction, a broad range of motion as well as flywire cables that allow for a customized fit. Giving this shoe a spin during an intensive gym session, I was impressed at how good the shoe was during every type of workout. From treadmill work to cable presses, my footing felt secure and controlled at all times.

Featured in a great black, white, volt and electric green colorway, the TR1 promises to take you through your complete workout off court and prepare you for the longest of five set matches.

To shop the Nike Lunar Trainer 1, click the following TennisWarehouse.com or Nike.com link. You can also follow the latest from Nike and their updates on the TR1 @NikeRunningCAN.

Coric reaches Umag quarterfinals; Troicki into Gstaad final eight; Anderson upsest in Atlanta

July 24, 2014

Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia

Second-round results:

Borna Coric defeats Horacio Zeballos 7-6(4), 6-3
Pablo Cuevas defeats (6) Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-1
Teymuraz Gabashvili defeats (4) Joao Sousa 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

*****
Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

Second-round results:

Viktor Troicki defeats Andrey Golubev 6-3, 6-4
(7) Robin Haase defeats Henri Laaksonen 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
(1) Mikhail Youzhny defeats Kenny De Schepper 6-3, 6-4

*****
BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Second-round results:

Thiemo de Bakker defeats (2) Kevin Anderson 6-4, 7-5
Benjamin Becker defeats (7) Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4, 6-3
(8) Marinko Matosevic defeats Tim Smyczek 6-4, 7-5

Cilic reaches quarterfinals in Umag; Bellucci continues to roll in Gstaad; Sock advances in Atlanta

July 23, 2014

Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia

Second-round results:

(3) Marin Cilic defeats Igor Sijsling 7-5, 6-3
(5) Lukas Rosol defe,ats Pere Riba 7-6(4), 6-1

*****

Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

First-round results:

Henri Laaksonen defeats Gina Mina 7-6(5), 7-6(3)

Second-round results:

Thomaz Bellucci defeats (5) Federico Delbonis 6-4, 6-4
Juan Monaco defeats (3) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
(2) Marcel Granollers defeats Yann Marti 6-1, 6-4
Pablo Andujar defeats Blaz Rola 6-3, 6-3

*****

BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Second-round results:

Jack Sock defeats Michael Venus 6-4, 6-2
(7) Yen-Hsun Lu defeats Alex Kuznetsov 6-4, 6-4

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