Djokovic cruises in Dubai Opener; Nishikori wins in Acapulco; Gimeno-Traver advances in Sao Paulo

February 22, 2016

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

First-round results:

(1) Novak Djokovic Defeats Tommy Robredo 61 62
Marcos Baghdatis Defeats (5) Viktor Troicki 76(2) 62
(6) Feliciano Lopez Defeats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 61 46 64
Hyeon Chung Defeats Andreas Seppi 63 64
Malek Jaziri Defeats (Mikhail Youzhny 64 61
Vasek Pospisil Defeats Lucas Pouille 63 57 64

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Abierto Mexicano Telcel—Acapulco, Mexico

First-round results:

(2) Kei Nishikori Defeats Thiemo De Bakker 60 63
Robin Haase Defeats Luis Patino 61 62
Adrian Mannarino Defeats Tigre Hank 61 62
Illya Marchenko Defeats Tommy Paul 62 76(4)
Donald Young Defeats Gilles Muller 63 63

*****
Brasil Open—Sao Paulo, Brazil

First-round results:

Roberto Carballes Baena Defeats Taro Daniel 62 764
Daniel Gimeno-Traver Defeats Guilherme Clezar 36 64 61
Daniel Munoz De La Nava Defeats Maximo Gonzalez 63 46 62

Almagro Reaches Second Final of the Season in Gstaad

July 31, 2010

July 17, 2010 - Bastad, Sk  ne, Sweden - epa02251478 Spain's Nicolas Almagro returns the ball to his compatriot Tommy Robredo in the semifinals of the Swedish Open tennis tournament in Bastad, Sweden, on 17 July 2010. Almagro defeated Robredo 6-1, 6-3.

Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad—Switzerland

No. 2 seed Nicolas Almagro advanced to his second final of the season on Saturday at the Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad.

Needing two hours and one minute to dispose of countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3, Almagro continued the fine form that took him to an impressive three set win over Robin Soderling during the finals in Bastad, Sweden. Winning 88 percent of his first serve points, Almagro dug out a tough first set before being broken once in the second set. Tied at one set apiece, the 24-year-old began to increase the pace of his shots, while breaking Gimeno-Traver’s serve in the seventh game of the final set.

Improving to 37-18 on the season, Almagro will next face either Richard Gasquet or Yuri Schukin in Sunday’s title match. Gasquet defeated in-form Spaniard Albert Montanes in straight sets on Friday, while Schukin dismissed of top seed Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. Schukin is attempting to become the second player from Kazakhstan to reach consecutive Tour-level finals. Andrey Golubev won the Hamburg title last week over Jurgen Melzer in straight sets.

Schukin is currently ranked No. 147 in the world.