Anderson reaches Acapulco semifinals; Coric upsets Murray in Dubai; Fognini ousted in Buenos Aires

February 26, 2015

Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico

Quarterfinal results:

(4) K Anderson defeats V Troicki 36 63 63

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai, U.A.E

Quarterfinals results:

B Coric defeats (3) A Murray 61 63
(1) N Djokovic defeats M Ilhan 61 61
(2) R Federer defeats R Gasquet 61
(4) T Berdych defeats S Stakhovsky 63 46 62

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Argentina Open presentado por Buenos Aires Ciudad, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Second-round results:

N Almagro defeats A Ramos-Vinolas 63 64
C Berlocq defeats (4) F Fognini 63 60
B Rola defeats F Bagnis 62 61

Harrison upsets Dimitrov in Acapulco; Djokovic eases into Dubai quarterfinals; Nadal wins in Buenos Aires

February 25, 2015

Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico

Second-round results:

R Harrison defeats (3) G Dimitrov 75 46 60
(4) K Anderson defeats S Johnson 36 75 63
(5) A Dolgopolov defeats A Haider-Maurer 62 63
B Tomic defeats (8) B Becker 46 63 62
V Troicki defeats (7) S Giraldo 63 64

*****

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai, U.A.E

Second-round results:

(3) A Murray defeats J Sousa 60 62
(2) R Federer defeats F Verdasco 64 63
(1) N Djokovic defeats A Golubev 61 62
(4) T Berdych defeats S Bolelli 76(7) 57 60
R Gasquet defeats (7) R Bautista Agut 64 36 76(6)
S Stakhovsky defeats D Istomin 64 36 64
B Coric defeats M Baghdatis 64 36 66
M Ilhan defeats (6) F Lopez 36 75 63

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Argentina Open presentado por Buenos Aires Ciudad, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Second-round results:

J Monaco defeats (5) L Mayer 64 64
F Delbonis defeats P Lorenzi 64 62
(3) P Cuevas defeats G Andreozzi 76(4) 61
(1) R Nadal defeats F Arguello 64 60

Nishikori wins in Acapulco; Djokovic prevails in Dubai; Almagro victorious in Buenos Aires

February 25, 2015

Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico

First-round results:

(1) K Nishikori defeats A Gonzalez 63 75
(3) G Dimitrov defeats F Krajinovic 63 57 60
V Troicki defeats D Garza 64 63
(6) I Karlovic defeats T Gabashvili 64 36 62
R Harrison defeats D Young 46 62 42
Y Lu defeats V Estrella Burgos 62 75
S Johnson defeats I Dodig 64 64
A Haider-Maurer defeats R Haase 63 26 62

*****

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai, U.A.E

First-round results:

(4) T Berdych defeats J Chardy 76(2) 64
F Verdasco defeats G Garcia-Lopez 75 61
(1) N Djokovic defeats V Pospisil 64 64
S Stakhovsky defeats L Rosol 46 61 64
(6) F Lopez defeats J Ward 64 64
B Coric defeats M Jaziri 57 63 63
M Ilhan defeats A Zverev 61 76(4)
S Bolelli defeats L Pouille 63 63
(7) R Bautista Agut defeats D Thiem 63 62
M Baghdatis defeats (8) D Goffin 62 75

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Argentina Open presentado por Buenos Aires Ciudad, Buenos Aires, Argentina

First-round results:

F Delbonis defeats (8) P Carreno Busta 76(2) 30
C Berlocq defeats D Schwartzman 63 63
N Almagro defeats (7) P Andujar 63 36 62
F Bagnis defeats M Cecchinato 46 75 63
G Andreozzi defeats A Molteni 62 62
R Olivo defeats J Nieminen 76(3) 57 60
A Ramos-Vinolas defeats H Zeballos 64 61
F Arguello defeats A Montanes 63 62
B Rola defeats (6) J Vesely 64 63

Dolgopolov advances in Acapulco; Federer wins in Dubai; Mayer prevails in Buenos Aires

February 23, 2015

Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico

First-round results:

(5) A Dolgopolov defeats S Groth 63 46 60
M Matosevic defeats M Granollers 64 62

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai, U.A.E

First-round results:

R Gasquet defeats A Seppi 64 67(1) 64
D Istomin defeats (5) E Gulbis 75 62
J Sousa defeats J McGee 61 62
(2) R Federer defeats M Youzhny 63 61
A Golubev defeats F Martin 75 64

*****

Argentina Open presentado por Buenos Aires Ciudad, Buenos Aires, Argentina

First-round results:

(5) L Mayer defeats S Robert 60 61
P Lorenzi defeats T Bellucci 64 67(5) 61

Nima Naderi Named PTR Newcomer of the Year

February 23, 2015

Hilton Head Island, SC – - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards today during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament, is being held until February 22, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Nima Naderi, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, has been named PTR Newcomer of the Year. Naderi joined PTR in June and by October had earned Professional ratings in all four education pathways! Equal to his quest for knowledge is his willingness to share it. He looks for ways to translate his certifications to helping his students perform better on the court.

Naderi is the Editor in Chief of TennisConnected.com, and has written articles for Tennis Canada, the ATP World Tour, TennisPro, Tennis View, Jaguar and the Bayviewer. He has been accredited at the US Open, Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, BNP Paribas Open, Rogers Cup and Monte Carlo Masters. He has interviewed the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Naderi also hosts the #1 Tennis Podcast on iTunes for TennisConnected and has been a radio personality on CBC Radio, CTV News, Fan 590, talkSport Radio and Channel 4 News in the UK.

Naderi started playing tennis at age 12 and never looked back. He has coached tennis for 18 years and has worked with nationally ranked players.

In addition to PTR, he is a member of the Tennis Professionals Association (TPA) and certified with the Ontario Tennis Association. Currently, Naderi is Head Professional at Bayview Golf & Country Club in Thornhill.

Bayyview Director of Tennis, Geoff Bower told us, “When I think of Nima I think of the adage, ‘The greatest value of having good people around you is not what you get from them, but the better person you become because of them.’ That’s how I feel about Nima. He inspires me to improve and be better.”

Naderi inspires us all.

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,000 members in 125 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.

Photo: PTR President Roy Barth and Nima Naderi

Karlovic wins Delray Beach title; Simon captures Marseille crown; Ferrer beats Fognini for Rio trophy

February 23, 2015

Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas, Delray Beach, U.S.A.

Hard-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic captured his sixth career title on Tour in Delray Beach, Florida on Sunday, defeating American Donald Young 6-3, 6-3. Never losing his serve during the encounter, Karlovic hit 13 aces and struck a serve at 142 MPH to close out the match. Currently ranked No. 29 in the world, Karlovic took home 250 ATP World Tour points and $84,250 in prize money. Young, who was looking for his first-career title, never looked comfortable during the sixty nine minute match.

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Open 13, Marseille, France

Frenchman Gilles Simon used all of his court guile and experience on Sunday to defeat Gael Monfils 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(4) and capture his 12th career title in Marseille, France. Hitting three aces and winning 64 percent of his first serve points, Simon improved to 5-1 against Monfils in career head-to-head matches. Monfils was attempting to win his sixth career title.

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Rio Open presented by Claro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Spaniard David Ferrer notched his 23rd career ATP World Tour title on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, defeating Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-2. Dominating the match from start to finish, Ferrer hit three aces and broke serve on four occasions. Needing 83 minutes to seal his victory, Ferrer improved to 8-0 against Fognini in lifetime meetings.

Live Streaming for the 2015 ATP World Tour events in Dubai, Acapulco & Buenos Aires

February 23, 2015

Live Streaming for the 2015 ATP World Tour events in Dubai, Acapulco & Buenos Aires can be found at the links below.

Tennis TV (best quality)

Live Score Hunter

From Sport

ATP World Tour 2015 Draws for Dubai, Acapulco & Buenos Aires

February 22, 2015

The ATP World Tour 2015 draws for Dubai, Acapulco & Buenos Aires can be found at the links below.

Link: Dubai Draw.

Link: Acapulco Draw.

Link: Buenos Aires Draw.

Young reaches Delray Beach final; Monfils into Marseille final; Nadal upset in Rio

February 22, 2015

Delray Beach Open, Delray Beach, U.S.A.

Semifinal results:

D Young defeats B Tomic 46 64 62
(4) I Karlovic defeats (5) A Mannarino 63 64

*****

Open 13, Marseille, France

Semifinal results:

(7) G Monfils defeats (4) R Bautista Agut 64 62
(5) G Simon defeats S Stakhovsky 36 63 62

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Rio Open presented by Claro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Semifinal results:

(2) D Ferrer defeats A Haider-Maurer 75 61
(4) F Fognini defeats (1) R Nadal 16 62 75

Young reaches Delray Beach quarterfinals; Wawrinka defeated in Marseille; Nadal into Rio final four

February 20, 2015

Delray Beach Open, Delray Beach, U.S.A.

Quarterfinal results:

D Young defeats (3) A Dolgopolov 26 63 64
B Tomic defeats Y Nishioka 63 61

*****

Open 13, Marseille, France

Quarterfinal results:

(7) G Monfils defeats S Bolelli 64 64
S Stakhovsky defeats (2) S Wawrinka 64 36 64
(4) R Bautista Agut defeats D Thiem 76(7) 63
(5) G Simon defeats J Chardy 75 76(6)

*****

Rio Open presented by Claro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Quarterfinal results:
(1) R Nadal defeats (6) P Cuevas 46 75 60
(2) D Ferrer defeats J Monaco 63 46 62
(4) F Fognini defeats F Delbonis 64 67(10) 76(9)
A Haider-Maurer defeats J Souza 76(4) 16 64

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