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Japan Open: Nishikori advances to face Raonic in final

  Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Japan Open with a 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) victory over unseeded Benjamin Becker of Germany on Saturday. Nishikori will play third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in Sunday's final. Raonic downed unseeded Gilles Simon of France 6-1, 6-4 in the first semifinal in 1 hour and 11 minutes. Nishikori has been dealing with a lower-back...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nishikori to face Raonic in Japan Open final

TOKYO (AP) Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Japan Open with a 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) victory over unseeded Benjamin Becker of Germany on Saturday. Nishikori will play third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in Sunday's final. Raonic downed unseeded Gilles Simon of France 6-1, 6-4 in the first semifinal in 1 hour and 11 minutes. Nishikori has been dealing with a...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ito upsets top seed Wawrinka at Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday. The No. 103-ranked Ito converted all four of his break-point chances to dispatch top-seeded Wawrinka at Ariake Coliseum. He moved on to meet Benjamin Becker of Germany, who was leading Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 4-1 when the Finn retired due...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nieminen beats Mayer to advance at Malaysia Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Jarkko Nieminen of Finland upset third-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 7-6 (5), 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open on Thursday. The 33-year-old Nieminen won without facing a break point and will next face seventh-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain, who beat Michal Przysiezny of Poland 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3. The 28-year-old Andujar is...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bradley Klahn downs Noah Rubin in Winston-Salem Open

  Former NCAA champion Bradley Klahn beat Wake Forest freshman Noah Rubin 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open on Sunday night. Klahn, who won the 2010 title at Stanford, will face top-seeded John Isner in the second round. The 18-year-old Rubin, the Wimbledon boys junior winner this summer, had received a wild card into the main draw Last Sunday, Rubin...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Klahn tops Wake freshman in Winston-Salem Open

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Former NCAA champion Bradley Klahn beat Wake Forest freshman Noah Rubin 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open on Sunday night. Klahn, who won the 2010 title at Stanford, will face top-seeded John Isner in the second round. The 18-year-old Rubin, the Wimbledon boys junior winner this summer, had received a wild card into the main...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Federer Tweeners It Again

There's something pretty special about Roger Federer's tweeners, right? Other pros can hit the shot, sure, but only Federer seems to make something magical out of them time and time again. His latest against Benjamin Becker might be my favouirte... the tweener lob? And I didn't think it could get better!
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Federer wins opener in Dubai, chases record sixth championship

Roger Federer began his campaign for a record sixth Dubai Championships title with a 6-1, 6-4, win over Benjamin Becker of Germany on Monday. "I'm extremely happy with today's match," Federer said. "Coming out and playing free tennis like that right off the bat is a good feeling." The eighth-ranked Federer has never dropped a set to the 93rd-ranked Becker in four matches. Federer...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Federer on the “Tweener”: “It was exciting, and the fans enjoyed it”

(February 24, 2014) DUBAI – Five-time Dubai champion Roger Federer began his quest for a sixth title on Monday with a6-1, 6-4 win over Benjamin Becker. During the match the 17-time major champion hit a between-the-legs-shot also called in tennis circles a “tweener.” Here is a video of the point where he hit the “tweener” lob. Video courtesy of supertennistv1. When Federer...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sock beats Vesely 6-2, 6-1 to advance at U.S. Indoor

American Jack Sock beat Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday in the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships to advance to his second quarterfinal this year. Sock needed 68 minutes to top Vesely at The Racquet Club, overcoming six double-faults. Michael Russell also advanced, beating fellow American Tim Smyczek 6-2, 7-6 (5). Russell will play third-seeded Lleyton...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cilic, Becker reach second round at Zagreb Indoors

Defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia eased into the second round of the Zagreb Indoors on Monday, while Benjamin Becker of Germany had to save seven match points before advancing. The fifth-seeded Cilic beat fellow Croat Mate Delic 6-4, 6-4 in 71 minutes, clinching the win with four aces in the last game. Cilic said his ''serve was just great today; it sure helped ease the...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cilic, Becker reach 2nd round at Zagreb Indoors

Defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia eased into the second round of the Zagreb Indoors on Monday, while Benjamin Becker of Germany had to save seven match points before advancing. The fifth-seeded Cilic beat fellow Croat Mate Delic 6-4, 6-4 in just 71 minutes, clinching the win with four aces in the last game. Cilic said his ''serve was just great today, it sure helped ease...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Draws Held as Qualies Continue on Saturday for Sydney

By Dave Gertler (January 4, 2014) SYDNEY – Action drew to a close on the second day of qualifying matches at the Apia International tennis tournament on Saturday. The biggest surprise of the day was Mikhail Kukushkin, the No.1 seed on the men’s side, bowing out 6-7, 2-6 to Jan-Lennard Struff, the 23-year-old German. Third seed Benjamin Becker was also knocked out by an in-form...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday’s Sydney Preview

Juan Martin Del Potro By Dave Gertler (January 4, 2014) SYDNEY – Men’s top seed Juan Martin Del Potro was welcomed with some fine Sydney weather this morning, as the second day of action at the Apia International kicks off, promising more high quality matches. As well as the on-court action, previewed below, the Official Tournament Draw Ceremonies will be taking place from midday...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wawrinka Moves on in Chennai

(January 1, 2014) No. 1 seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland advanced easily at the Chennai Open on Wednesday beating Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-3, 6-1. Second seed Mikhail Youzhny retired during his second-round match against Dudi Sela due to a stomach infection while trailing 1-3. Another Russian, Alexander Kudryavtsev, also retired with a right groin injury while leading 6...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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