Saturday, May 8, 2021

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Klizan wins Hamburg title; Karlovic outlasts Muller for Newport crown; Ramos-Vinolas captures maiden title...

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GERMAN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016—HAMBURG, GERMANY No. 7 seed Martin Klizan won his second ATP World Tour 500 level event of the season on Sunday, defeating No. 3 seed Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 6-4. Using his forehand to great effect, Klizan won...

Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title over Raonic

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Wimbledon 2016—London, England No. 2 seed Andy Murray completed a dominating fortnight on Sunday at Wimbledon, defeating No. 6 seed Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2) to win his second career title. Needing two hours and 47 minutes to complete his...

Serena Williams captures 22nd career Major title at Wimbledon over Kerber

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Wimbledon 2016—London, England Top seed Serena Williams poured in a memorable effort on Saturday at the All England Club in London, England, defeating No. 4 seed Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 to take the Championship. Needing one hour and 21 minutes...

Steve Johnson wins first career title in Nottingham

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AEGON OPEN NOTTINGHAM—NOTTINGHAM, GREAT BRITAIN No. 6 seed Steve Johnson captured his maiden ATP World Tour title in Nottingham, England on Saturday, defeating No. 2 seed Pablo Cuevas 7-6(5), 7-5. In a match that featured strong serving throughout, it was...

Murray wins fifth Queen’s Club over Raonic; Mayer upsets Zverev to capture Halle title

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AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS—LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN Andy Murray notched his fifth title at the Aegon Championships on Sunday in London, England, defeating Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3. Trailing by a set and 3-0, Murray reeled off four straight games and never looked...

Djokovic wins first career French Open title over Murray to complete Grand Slam collection

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French Open 2016—Paris, France Top seed Novak Djokovic completed his Grand Slam collection on Sunday in Paris, defeating No. 2 seed Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. In a match that saw Murray beginning in strong form, it was Djokovic...

Garbine Muguruza defeats Serena Williams for French Open title

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French Open 2016—Paris, France No. 4 seed Garbine Muguruza won her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open on Saturday, defeating top seed and defending champion Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4. In a match that featured hard-hitting tennis at its...

Reviewing the Babolat Pure Strike

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Being a Babolat sponsored pro for over 12 years, and a predominate user of the Pure Aero Series during that time, I was initially intrigued by the hype surrounding the all-new #ProjectOne7 (Pure Strike) racket that Austrian Dominic Thiem...

Thiem defends Nice title; Wawrinka wins Geneva Open

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OPEN DE NICE COTE D'AZUR—NICE, FRANCE Top seed Dominic Thiem won a match up of youngsters on the ATP World Tour on Saturday, defeating good friend Alexander Zverev 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 in Nice, France. Needing one hour and 39 minutes...

Murray captures Rome Masters over Djokovic

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INTERNAZIONALI BNL D'ITALIA—ROME, ITALY No. 2 seed Andy Murray stunned top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to capture his first-ever title in Roma, Italy. In a match that lasted one hour and 35 minutes, Murray broke...

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Basilashvili Wins Munich Title; Ramos-Vinolas Captures Estoril Crown

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BMW Open—Munich, Germany Hard-hitting Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili won his second ATP Tour event of the season on Sunday in Munich, Germany, defeating hometown favourite Jan-Lennard...