Tag Archives: Stan Wawrinka

Lleyton Hewit might play in Davis Cup

Tennis Updates: Australia Davis Cup coach Jason Stoltenberg has indicated new captain Lleyton Hewitt might play in the first-round tie against the United States this week if a virus-affected Nick Kyrgios withdraws. If so, it would rank among the shortest ”retirements” of any sportsperson. Two-time Grand Slam champion Hewitt called it quits after a 20-year career only in late-January during ...

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Wawrinka secures Dubai title after epic tie-break

Tennis Updates: Wawrinka’s path to victory had been eased by the retirements of world number one Novak Djokovic and Australian prospect Nick Kyrgios in the earlier rounds but the Swiss often toiled against surprise finalist Baghdatis, whom he beat for a sixth successive time. World number four Wawrinka was gifted the first set by a Baghdatis double fault — his ...

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Dark Days Behind Baghdatis As He Reaches Dubai Final

Tennis Updates: Former World No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis is through to his biggest ATP World Tour final since 2010 after defeating Feliciano Lopez 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-1 on Friday in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The Cypriot is through to his first ATP World Tour 500 final since finishing runner-up at the Citi Open in Washington six ...

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Kyrgios Beats Cilic

Tennis Updates: Next Generation star Nick Kyrgios captured his first ATP World Tour title on Sunday in Marseille as he upset fourth seed Marin Cilic 6-2, 7-6(3) in the final of the Open 13. The 20-year-old Australian lifted his first silverware on the ATP World Tour at the end of a stunning week, which saw him beat two Top 10 ...

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Querrey Ends Title Drought In Delray Beach

Tennis Updates: In an All-American final at the Delray Beach Open, Sam Querrey secured his first ATP World Tour title since Los Angeles 2012 by defeating Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6(6). Playing in an 11th final in his home country (15 total), Querrey notched his fourth victory over Ram in five FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings. The final point of the match ...

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Djokovic Back With A Bang In Dubai

Tennis Updates: He’s spent the past three weeks relaxing with his family after capturing his 11th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, but Novak Djokovic picked up exactly where he left off as he returned to action with aplomb on Monday evening in Dubai. The Serb advanced to the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in ...

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Del Potro beats Denis Kudla

Tennis Updates: Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro has made a triumphant return to the ATP World Tour at the Delray Beach Open after almost a year on the sidelines. The 2009 US Open champion, playing his first match since March last year, defeated American Denis Kudla 6-1, 6-4 in the first round on Tuesday night. Delray Beach is a familiar comeback ground for the 27 ...

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Thiem Dethrones Nadal

Tennis Updates: Dominic Thiem had all the answers on Saturday at the Argentina Open, saving one match point to dethrone Rafael Nadal 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4). The 22-year-old Thiem was calm under pressure down the stretch in Buenos Aires, surviving the deciding tie-break after two hours and 50 minutes to reach his fifth ATP World Tour final. “It was an amazing ...

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Fritz Flies Into First Final, Nishikori Awaits

Tennis Updates: There seems to be no stopping Taylor Fritz this week at the Memphis Open. The 18-year-old American put himself in elite company on Saturday, rallying past Ricardas Berankis 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach his first ATP World Tour final. He will square off against top seed and three-time defending champion Kei Nishikori for the title. At 18 years ...

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Nishikori Makes It 14 Straight

Tennis Updates: Three-time champion Kei Nishikori got his bid for a fourth straight Memphis Open title under way on Wednesday with a 6-2, 7-5 triumph over American Ryan Harrison. The top seed extended his winning streak to 14 matches in Memphis with the one-hour, 21-minute result. Nishikori had won the pair’s two prior FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings coming into the ...

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