Federer wins 85th title in Istanbul; Gasquet beats Kyrgios for Estoril crown

published: May, 03, 2015

by: Nima Naderi

TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open, Istanbul, Turkey

Top seed Roger Federer needed sixth match points to capture his 85th career title in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday, defeating Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 7-6(11). Hitting seven aces and breaking serve on two occasions, Federer also won 75 percent of his first serve points. The world No. 2 will be the top seed at the Madrid Masters in Spain next week.

Millennium Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal

No. 5 seed Richard Gasquet made a strong return to the ATP World Tour this week in Estoril, Portugal, capturing his 12th career title over Nick Kyrgios, 6-2, 6-2. Breaking his powerful young opponent on three occasions, Gasquet won a staggering 94 percent of his first serve points during the straight set affair. Kyrgios, who was looking to win his first ATP World Tour title, will next see action at the Madrid Masters in Spain.

Nima Naderi


Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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