Thursday, January 27, 2022

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Kokkinakis Wins Maiden Title in Adelaide; Karatsev Defeats Murray for Sydney...

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Adelaide International 2—Adelaide, Australia Hometown hero Thanasi Kokkinakis claimed his maiden ATP Tour title on Saturday in Adelaide, Australia, defeating Arthur Rinderknech 6-7(6), 7-6(5) 6-3....