Friday, January 27, 2023

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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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Gasquet Claims Auckland Title; Kwon Wins Adelaide Title

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ASB Classic—Auckland, New Zealand Frenchman Richard Gasquet won his 16th career title in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday, defeating No. 2 seed Cameron Norrie 4-6, 6-4,...