Saturday, May 8, 2021

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Almagro collects Estoril title; Schwartzman wins maiden title in Istanbul; Kohlschreiber captures third career...

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MILLENNIUM ESTORIL OPEN—ESTORIL, PORTUGAL Spaniard Nicolas Almagro won the 13th title of his career on Sunday in Estoril, Portugal, dispatching countryman Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7(6), 7-6(5), 6-3. Needing two hours and 47 minutes to come away with the victory, Almagro scorched...

Nadal wins ninth Barcelona title over Nishikori

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BARCELONA OPEN BANCSABADELL—BARCELONA, SPAIN Top seed Rafael Nadal won his ninth career Barcelona Open title in Spain on Sunday, defeating No. 2 seed Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5. In a match that lasted two hours and five minutes, it was Nadal...

Nadal wins ninth Monte Carlo title over Monfils

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Monte Carlo Rolex Masters—Monaco No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal captured his ninth title at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on Sunday, defeating No. 13 seed Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0. In a match that featured great shot-making from both players,...

Monaco wins second Houston crown; Delbonis wins Marrakech title

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FAYEZ SAROFIM & CO US MEN'S CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIP—HOUSTON, TX, U.S.A. Argentine Juan Monaco won his second career title in Houston, Texas on Sunday, defeating defending champion Jack Sock 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. In a match that featured medical time-outs by...

Checking in with the Schüttler Waske Tennis-University

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by: Nima Naderi Bridging the gap between team sports and tennis Walking through the doors of the Schüttler Waske Tennis-University and all you hear is a serious silence. This place breads tennis like no other and there's no time for anything less...

Djokovic destroys Nadal to win first Qatar Open title

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QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN—DOHA, QATAR World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his ruthless domination of the ATP World Tour on Saturday at the Qatar Open, dismissing No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-2 in 1:13 minutes. Djokovic, who controlled the match from...

Q&A with Steve Johnson: The US Open is still his favourite

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by: Nima Naderi Coming off of a banner year where he achieved an ATP World Tour ranking of No. 31, American Steve Johnson is adamant on taking the next step in his career during the 2016 season. Remaining one of...

Q&A with John Isner: The 2016 season and Sunday afternoon Football

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by: Nima Naderi Currently ranked No. 11 in the world and finishing the 2015 season with an impressive 45-25 singles record, towering American John Isner has every intention of finishing 2016 ranked inside the top 10 of the ATP World...

Podcast: Looking forward to week two at the 2015 Australian Open

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Welcome the TennisConnected Podcast for 2015! After seven days of action Down Under, Parsa Samii and Nima Naderi are back to discuss the meat and potatoes of the event. With Roger Federer gone and Rafa Nadal back in form, will...

Projected 2015 year-end top 10 ATP World Tour Rankings

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by: Nima Naderi Was the 2014 season a fulfilling one for fans of the ATP World Tour? There were plenty of different results throughout the year, highlighted by four different Grand Slam winners. The Masters events featured a tad more...

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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...