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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Janovicz reaches Stockholm quarters

Jerzy Janovicz of Poland breezed into the Stockholm Open quarterfinals by beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday. The Wimbledon semifinalist broke Garcia-Lopez, who struggled with back pains, four times. Also, sixth-seeded Benoit Paire of France defeated Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-4, 6-4, and Jarkko Nieminen of Finland opened his title bid with a win...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mahut reaches Metz quarterfinals

Nicolas Mahut of France upset third-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Moselle Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Mahut broke last year's runner-up twice in each set. The Frenchman won two titles in the summer and is enjoying his best season. Florian Mayer and Benjamin Becker of Germany also advanced to the last eight. The eighth-seeded Mayer did not face a break...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Djokovic advances to third round

Novak Djokovic faced two set points early in his second-round match at the U.S. Open. He saved them, won the set, then needed less than an hour to close out a victory. The 2011 champion beat 87th-ranked Benjamin Becker of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-2, 6-2 on Friday. Becker had a chance to serve for the first set at 5-4. But he wasted the first with a forehand into the net and the second...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Nadal Continues His Winning Ways against Becker in Cincy Opener

By Kevin Ware (August 15, 2013) MASON, Ohio – Rafael Nadal handily dispatched Benjamin Becker in Wednesday’s first match of the evening at the Western and Southern Open. It was his first since winning the Rogers Cup title in Montreal on Sunday. Nadal didn’t play his best, but on this night and against this opponent, […]
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal: "I'm 100-Percent Perfect to Compete"

by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Fresh from his title run at Montreal’s Rogers Cup just days ago, Rafael Nadal continued his winning ways at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. He defeated Benjamin Becker 6-2, 6-2 and said he was pleased with his performance. “I played well,” he said. “I should be very happy the way that I played since the beginning. Just for a few...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Murray Off to a Running Start at Wimbledon, Hewitt Stuns Wawrinka

(June 24, 2013) Andy Murray began his quest a Wimbledon title with a straightforward 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win over Benjamin Becker. “It was a good start.  He’s a tough player.  I thought it was a pretty high‑standard match, apart from a few games in the middle of the first set. “But, yeah, we had a [...]
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Wimbledon at a glance

A look at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament: Surface: Grass courts. Site: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Schedule: Play begins Monday. The women's singles final is July 6; the men's singles final is July 7. There are no matches scheduled for the two-week tournament's middle Sunday, June 30. Monday's Top Men's Matches...
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June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Order of Play for June 24, 2013

WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR MONDAY 24 JUNE   CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 1.00 PM START 1 Victor Hanescu (ROU) 95 vs Roger Federer (SUI) [3] 96 2 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 95 vs Maria Sharapova (RUS) [3] 96 3 Benjamin Becker (GER) 127 vs Andy Murray (GBR) [2] 128   [...]
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June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Murray advances to Queen's Club semis

Two-time former champion Andy Murray edged Benjamin Becker 6-4, 7-6 (3) Friday to reach the semifinals at Queen's Club. The top-seeded Murray served eight aces without a double-fault, and broke twice in each set. He also dropped serve three times in the match, but dominated the tiebreaker by winning the first six points. Murray will play fourth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Murray Gains Semis, Berdych and Del Potro Ousted in London

(June 14, 2013) Two-time former Queen’s Club champion Andy Murray pushed past Benjamin Becker 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Friday to reach the semifinals where he’ll face Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. “It will be a big step up and also a really big test for me because he’s been playing some great tennis the last couple of months,” [...]
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Notes from the Front – SAP Open 2013, Day Four

By Kevin Ware Notes from the Front – SAP Open 2013, Day Four Day Four Second Round Results [6] Denis Istomin (UZB) d Benjamin Becker (GER) 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2 Alejandro Falla (COL) d [7] Marinko Matosevic (AUS) 6-4, 6-4 [8] Xavier Malisse (BEL) d Matthew Ebden (AUS) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(1) [WC] Steve Johnson (USA) d [Q] Tim Smyczek (USA) 6-3, 6-3 [3] Sam Querrey (USA) d L Hewitt (AUS) 7...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Typical Day Watching San Jose

The ATP 250 tournament currently called the SAP Open, and currently hosted in San Jose, California, has been in continuous operation in some form since 1889, making it the second oldest tennis tournament in the United States. The current edition will be its last. Next year the tournament relocates to Memphis. One would hope that in its final year the SAP Open would make a strenuous...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Del Potro Cruises to Victory at Australian Open

By Jaclyn Stacey (January 17, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Juan Martin Del Potro stormed into the Australian Open third round crushing German Benjamin Becker 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 in the Margaret Court Arena night match on day four. He will play Jeremy Chardy on Saturday who today defeated Spaniard Marcel Granollers in four sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.   “I’m happy to win close to...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Del Potro advances to 3rd round at Australian Open

Juan Martin del Potro has defeated Benjamin Becker 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open without dropping a set. The 2009 U.S. Open champion is one of only four men left in the draw with a Grand Slam title, along with Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. The sixth-seeded del Potro had 22 aces and 50 winners Thursday night against the overmatched...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Qatar Open Results

Results Tuesday from the Qatar Open, an ATP event on hard court at the Khalifa Tennis Complex (seedings in parentheses): Singles First Round Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, def. Pablo Andujar (8), Spain, 6-2, 7-6 (2). Mikhail Youzhny (4), Russia, def. Benjamin Becker, Germany, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1. Mohamed Safwat, Egypt, def. Jabor Mohammed Ali Mutawa, Qatar, 6-0, 6-0. Lukas Lacko...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Federer beats Becker in Basel

Roger Federer eased to victory in the first round of his hometown Swiss Indoors event on Monday, beating Benjamin Becker of Germany 7-5, 6-3. Federer, the defending champion who is seeking his sixth Basel title in seven years, served 10 aces against the 83rd-ranked qualifier. The top-ranked Swiss is heavily favored to claim his seventh title this year after U.S. Open champion Andy...
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October 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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