Nadal, Murray, Federer and Dimitrov race into Australian Open quarterfinals

January 20, 2014

Australian Open

Fourth-round results:

[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. [16] Kei Nishikori (JPN) 76(3) 75 76(3)
[4] Andy Murray (GBR) d. Stephane Robert (FRA) 6-1, 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-2
[6] Roger Federer (SUI) d. [10] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 63 75 64
[22] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) d. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 63 36 62 64

Djokovic rolls into the Aussie Open quarterfinals; Ferrer, Berdych & Wawrinka advance

January 19, 2014

Australian Open 2014—Melbourne

Fourth-round results:

[2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. [15] Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 60 62
[3] David Ferrer (ESP) d. Florian Mayer (GER) 67(5) 75 62 61
[7] Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. [19] Kevin Anderson (RSA) 62 62 63
[8] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) d. [17] Tommy Robredo (ESP) 63 76(3) 76(5)

Nadal, Murray & Federer make sweet sixteen at Aussie Open; Dimitrov defeats Raonic

January 18, 2014

Australian Open—Melbourne

Singles – Third Round

[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. [25] Gael Monfils (FRA) 61 62 63
[4] Andy Murray (GBR) d. [26] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 76(2) 64 62
[6] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 62 62 63
[10] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. [18] Gilles Simon (FRA) 76(5) 64 62
[22] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) d. [11] Milos Raonic (CAN) 63 36 64 76(10)
[16] Kei Nishikori (JPN) d. Donald Young (USA) 75 61 60
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d. [27] Benoit Paire (FRA) 62 61 64
Stephane Robert (FRA) d. Martin Klizan (SVK) 60 76(2) 64

Djokovic, Ferrer and Berdych race to Australian Open round of 16; Janowicz ousted

January 17, 2014

Australian Open

Third-round results:

[2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Denis Istomin (UZB) 63 63 75
[3] David Ferrer (ESP) d. Jeremy Chardy (FRA)[29] 62 76(5) 62
[7] Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 64 62 62
[8] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) d. [8] Vasek Pospisil (CAN) W/O (back)
[17] Tommy Robredo (ESP) d. [9] Richard Gasquet (FRA) 26 75 64 76(6)
[15] Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. Sam Querrey (USA) 75 64 64
[19] Kevin Anderson (RSA) d. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 36 46 63 76(5) 75 – saved 1 M.P.
Florian Mayer (GER) d. [20] Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 75 62 62

Nadal, Federer and Murray cruise to Australian Open third-round; del Potro upset

January 16, 2014

Australian Open—Melbourne

Singles – Second Round

[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) defeats Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
[4] Andy Murray (GBR) defeats Vincent Millot (FRA) 6-2, 6-2, 7-5
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) defeats [5] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
[6] Roger Federer (SUI) defeats Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 62 61 76(4)
[10] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) defeats Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 7-6(6), 6-4, 6-4
[11]Milos Raonic (CAN) defeats Victor Hanescu (ROU) 7-6(9), 6-4, 6-4
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) vs. [16] Kei Nishikori (JPN) defeats Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-1, 6-1, 7-6(3)
[18] Gilles Simon (FRA) defeats Marin Cilic (CRO) 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-2
[22] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) defeats Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(11)
Donald Young (USA) defeats [24] Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-4 2-6 6-3 4-6 7-5
[25] Gael Monfils (FRA) defeats Jack Sock (USA) 7-6(2), 7-5, 6-2
[26] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) defeats Michael Berrer (GER) 6-4, 7-6(6), 6-4
[27] Benoit Paire (FRA) defeats Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 6-7(5), 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) defeats [31] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 7-6(1), 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Stephane Robert (FRA) defeats Michal Przysiezny (POL) 7-6(3), 6-1, 6-7(3), 6-1
Martin Klizan (SVK) defeats Blaz Rola (SLO) 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(2)

Del Potro wins Syndey title; Isner captures Auckland crown

January 11, 2014

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY, Sydney, Australia

Top seed Juan Martin del Potro won his 18th career ATP World Tour title on Saturday in Sydney, Australia, cruising past Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-1 in less than an hour. The Argentine won 83 percent of his first serve points, hit eight aces and never faced a break point. Tomic, who was the defending champion of the event, won only 25 percent of his second serve points.

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HEINEKEN OPEN, Auckland, New Zealand

American John Isner picked up his eighth career ATP World Tour title on Saturday in Auckland, New Zealand, fighting past Yen Hsun Lu 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7). Not able to convert on any of his 10 break point chances, Isner collected his second title in Auckland and his second title outside of the US. Lu was attempting to win his first-ever ATP World Tour title. The 30-year-old defeated top seed and three-time defending champion David Ferrer in the semifinals.

Del Potro to face Tomic for Sydney title; Lu upsets top seed Ferrer Auckland

January 10, 2014

Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Semifinal results:

(3) John Isner defeats Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4; Yen-Hsun Lu defeats (1) David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6(4).

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Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand

Semifinal results:

Bernard Tomic defeats Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-3; (1) Juan Martin Del Potro defeats (4) Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-2.

Ferrer reaches Auckland semifinal; del Potro into Sydney final four

January 9, 2014

Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand

Quarterfinal results:

Yen-Hsun Lu defeats Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4; (1) David Ferrer defeats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 5-7, 6-4; (3) John Isner defeats (5) Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 7-6(5); Roberto Bautista Agut defeats Jack Sock 6-1, 6-3.

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Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Quarterfinal results:

(1) Juan Martin Del Potro defeats Radek Stepanek 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; Sergiy Stakhovsky defeats Marinko Matosevic 6-4, 6-3; Bernard Tomic defeats Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-3; (4) Dmitry Tursunov defeats Denis Istomin 7-6(5), 6-2.

Del Potro reaches quarterfinals in Sydney; Ferrer battles into Auckland final eight

January 8, 2014

Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Second-round results:

(1) Juan Martin Del Potro defeats Nicolas Mahut 1-6, 6-3, 6-4; Bernard Tomic defeats Blaz Kavcic 6-3, 4-6, 6-4; Denis Istomin defeats (7) Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-4; Alexandr Dolgopolov defeats (2) Jerzy Janowicz 6-2, 6-2; Marinko Matosevic defeats (3) Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-4; (4) Dmitry Tursunov defeats Lukas Rosol 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Sergiy Stakhovsky defeats (6) Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-2; Radek Stepanek defeats Albert Ramos 6-2, 7-6(5).

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Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand

First-round results:

Bradley Klahn defeats (9) Daneil Brands 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 Steve Johnson defeats Marcos Baghdatis 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-4

Second-round results:

Jack Sock defeats (2) Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-4; Steve Johnson defeats (4) Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-4; (1) David Ferrer defeats Donald Young 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1; (3) John Isner defeats Lukas Lacko 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-2; Roberto Bautista Agut defeats (6) Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4; Guillermo Garcia-Lopez defeats Santiago Giraldo 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-3; (5) Philipp Kohlschreiber defeats Horacio Zeballos 6-4, 6-2; Yen-Husn Lu defeats Bradley Klahn 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3.

Paire wins in Auckland; Tomic prevails in Sydney

January 7, 2014

Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand

First-round results:

(6) Benoit Paire defeats Michal Przysiezny 6-4, 6-2; Lukas Lacko defeats Jose Statham 6-3, 6-1; (5) Philipp Kohlschreiber defeats Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; Yen-Hsun Lu defeats Igor Sijsling 7-5, 7-6(7); Guillermo Garcia-Lopez defeats (8) Robin Haase 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(4); Donald Young defeats Federico Delbonis 7-5, 6-2; Roberto Bautista Agut defeats Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

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Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia

First-round results:

Marinko Matosevic defeats Florian Mayer 6-2, 4-6, 6-3; Bernard Tomic defeats (8) Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-0; (7) Marin Cilic defeats Jan-Lennard Struff 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Radek Stepanek defeats Samuel Groth 6-7(6), 7-6(5), 6-2; Alexandr Dolgopolov defeats Edouard Roger-Vasselin 63 ret.; Albert Ramos defeats Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Nicolas Mahut defeats Ryan Harrison 7-6(2), 7-5; Blaz Kavcic defeats Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 6-3; Sergiy Stakhovsky defeats Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-4.

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