ATP World Tour singles draw for the 2014 Paris Masters

October 25, 2014

The ATP World Tour singles draw for the 2014 Paris Masters can be found at the link below.

Link: Singles draw.

Nadal To Miss Remainder of 2014 Season

October 25, 2014

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s BNP Paribas Masters in Paris and next month’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. A two-time runner-up at the season finale in London, Nadal will undergo appendix surgery 3 November.

Nadal confirmed after a 6-2, 7-6(4) loss to 17-year-old Croat Borna Coric Friday at the Swiss Indoors that he would not play again this season. “I have maximum respect for both tournaments. I love the city of Paris and the people who work there. London is a fantastic tournament with great fans, so it wasn’t an easy decision for me.

“If I don’t have a chance to win, I’m better to let my body try to recover… I accept [that] and I know [that] I have to be better for the beginning of 2015, and the only way to be better is to work on my health. Without health, you cannot work.”

Nadal first revealed his appendix troubles during the Shanghai Rolex Masters, where he fell in the opening round to Feliciano Lopez.

Nadal finished runner-up at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in 2013 and 2010.

Nadal’s withdrawal means that there are now four singles places up for grabs at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, which begins 9 November at The O2 in London.

Coric upsets Nadal in Basel; Ferrer, Murray reach Valencia Open semifinals

October 24, 2014

Swiss Indoors Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Quarterfinal results:

Borna Coric defeats (2) Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-6(4)
(7) David Goffin defeats (4) Milos Raonic 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-4
(1) Roger Federer defeats (5) Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(4), 6-2
(8) Ivo Karlovic defeats Benjamin Becker 6-4, 6-4

*****

Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain

Quarterfinal results:

(1) David Ferrer defeats Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2
Jeremy Chardy defeats Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-2
(3) Andy Murray defeats (7) Kevin Anderson 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4
Tommy Robredo defeats Pablo Andujar 7-6(4), 6-4

Federer, Coric reach quarterfinals in Basel; Ferrer, Murray move into Valencia Open final eight

October 23, 2014

Swiss Indoors Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Second-round results:

(4) Milos Raonic defeats Donald Young 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(2)
(1) Roger Federer defeats Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Borna Coric defeats Andrey Golubev 6-4, 6-4
Benjamin Becker defeats Mikhail Kukushkin 6-7(3), 7-6(4), 4-0 ret.
(8) Ivo Karlovic defeats Kenny De Schepper 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-3

*****

Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain

Second-round results:

(1) David Ferrer defeats Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2
Thomaz Bellucci defeats (6) Roberto Bautista Agut W/O
(3) Andy Murray defeats Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4
Pablo Andujar defeats Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-2
Jeremy Chardy defeats Alexandr Dolgopolov 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5

Federer, Nadal win easily in Basel; Ferrer, Murray progress in Valencia

October 22, 2014

Swiss Indoors Basel, Basel, Switzerland

First-round results:

Borna Coric defeats (6) Ernests Gulbis 7-6(2), 6-3
(1) Roger Federer defeats Gilles Muller 6-2, 6-1
Andrey Golubev defeats Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-3, 6-3
Denis Istomin defeats Jerzy Janowicz 6-1, 6-1

Second-round results:

(2) Rafael Nadal defeats Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-1, 6-1
(7) David Goffin defeats Ivan Dodig 7-6(0), 6-4

*****

Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain

First-round results:

Pablo Andujar defeats (2) Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2
(1) David Ferrer defeats Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5
(3) Andy Murray defeats Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-3
Thomaz Bellucci defeats Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 6-3
(6) Roberto Bautista Agut defeats Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 6-4

Second-round results:

Pablo Carreno Busta defeats (4) Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4
Tommy Robredo defeats Yen-Hsun Lu 6-2, 6-4

Raonic continues London big with victory in Basel; Lopez breezes into second round of Valencia Open

October 21, 2014

Swiss Indoors Basel, Basel, Switzerland

First-round results:

Ivan Dodig defeats Marco Chiudinelli 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-4
(4) Milos Raonic defeats Steve Johnson 7-6(4), 6-4
Benjamin Becker defeats Gastao Elias 63 62
K De Schepper defeats Federico Delbonis 7-6(3), 7-5
(8) Ivo Karlovic defeats Lukas Rosol 7-6(4), 6-3

*****

Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain

First-round results:

(4) Feliciano Lopez defeats N Gombos 6-4, 6-4
Fernando Verdasco defeats L Mayer 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Fablo Fognini defeats A Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 6-2
Tommy Robredo defeats (5) John Isner 7-6(3), 6-3
Jeremy Chardy defeats Malik Jaziri 6-2, 6-1
(7) Kevin Anderson defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4
Alexandr Dolgopolov defeats (8) Gilles Simon 6-0, 6-3
Dusan Lajovic defeats Joao Sousa 6-3, 7-6(8)

Nadal defeats Bolelli in Basel; Klizan beats Kozlov in Valencia

October 20, 2014

Swiss Indoors Basel, Basel, Switzerland

First-round results:

(7) David Goffin defeats Dominic Thiem 7-6(4), 6-3
Donald Young defeats Carlos Berlocq 7-6(5), 6-4
(2) Rafael Nadal defeats Simone Bolelli 6-2, 6-2
Pierre-Hugues Herbert defeats Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(3)

*****

Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain

First-round results:

Martin Klizan defeats Stefan Kozlov 6-3, 6-3
Yen-Hsun Lu defeats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3
Pablo Carreno Busta defeats Marcel Granollers 6-2, 3-1 ret.

Where Can You Taste Vegemite and Toss a Boomerang?

October 20, 2014

In Australia! Come to the year’s first Grand Slam in Melbourne…

When tennis fans think of the Australian Open, they think of fun. The anticipation of a new tennis year, Melbourne as a popular tourist destination, the summer sun, and the animated, enthusiastic crowds all combine to make a fantastic event.

Australian-Open-FansA tour to the Australian Open with Grand Slam Tennis Tours goes beyond that. As an official Australian Open tour operator, our packages feature luxury hotels, the best seats to watch the tennis, amazing hospitality, and so much more. Here’s a sample itinerary of a Grand Slam Tennis Tours package:

Day 1: Arrive at the Langham Hotel, a 5-Star property which is nestled amongst an abundance of al fresco cafés, restaurants, and boutiques–and is walking distance to Melbourne Park where all the tennis action takes place! On your first night you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and tour orientation at The Deck, a popular Melbourne haunt known for its modern Australian cuisine and stunning views of the city. You’ll have an opportunity to bump elbows with past Grand Slam champions, our staff, and other tennis enthusiasts from around the world.

Day 2: After your good night’s rest, you’ll spend the next day touring the city of Melbourne where you will learn about the history of the city and its people. Take advantage of plentiful photo opportunities, including stops at the Botanical Gardens, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Shrine of Remembrance. Your last stop will be Kooyong Lawn and Tennis Club, the former site of the Australian Open. If you’re a tennis player, you’ll have the opportunity to stay and play on the grass.

Day 3, 4 and 5: You’ll spend your next few days enjoying what you primarily came to Australia for – watch world-class tennis! From your courtside or lower level seats in both Rod Laver and Margaret Court Arenas, you’ll have a chance to see all your favorite players battle it out at the first Grand Slam of the year. On your final day of tennis we’ll host a farewell dinner on site at Melbourne Park.

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Live streaming for the 2014 WTA Finals, Valencia Open and Basel Open

October 20, 2014

Live Streaming for the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore and the ATP World Tour events in Valencia and Basel can be found at the link below.

Tennis TV (best quality)

Live Score Hunter

From Sport

Cilic wins Moscow title; Berdych claims Stockholm crown; Murray beats Ferrer for Vienna trophy

October 19, 2014

Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow, Moscow, Russia

US Open winner Marin Cilic captured his fourth title of 2014 on Sunday in Moscow, Russia, defeating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4. Hitting 10 aces, while breaking serve on two occasions, Cilic saved all six break points on his serve. The towering Croatian qualified for the ATP World Tour finals earlier this week.

*****

If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden

Big-hitting Czech Tomas Berdych improved on his bid to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday after dispatching defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Withstanding eight aces from Dimitrov, Berdych slammed 13 aces of his own during the pair’s fifth meeting. Gaining 250 ATP World Tour points for his victory, Berdych currently stands in seventh place on the road to London.

*****

Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria

Andy Murray captured his second title in 2014 on Sunday in Vienna, Austria, defeating top seed David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5. Trailing 3-5 in the third set, Murray reeled off four straight to win his 30th career title. Standing in eighth place on the road to London, Murray will next see action at the Valencia Open in Spain next week. Ferrer currently stands at ninth place to qualify for the elite eight at the World Tour Finals.

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