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Federer, Sampras' Aces top Djokovic's Royals in IPTL inaugural

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning out at different stages of the four-leg mixed tournament,...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indian Aces top team in inaugural IPTL

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning out at different stages of the four-leg mixed tournament...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

France captain under fire after Davis Cup loss to Switzerland

LILLE, France -- The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer's attempt to win the Davis Cup. First, they first picked clay for the contest in the northern French city of Lille and decided to host the tie in a football stadium to get maximum support from the home fans. Then they gathered for a one-week training camp to strengthen the team's cohesion ahead of the final. It...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

France captain under fire after David Cup loss

LILLE, France (AP) The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer's attempt to win the Davis Cup. First, they first picked clay for the contest in the northern French city of Lille and decided to host the tie in a football stadium to get maximum support from the home fans. Then they gathered for a one-week training camp to strengthen the team's cohesion ahead of the final....
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Switzerland Wins Its First Davis Cup — Federer Gets The Headlines, Many Deserve The Credit

On a certain undeniable level, the big banner headline for the 2014 Davis Cup Final is simply this: ROGER FEDERER WINS ELUSIVE DAVIS CUP TITLE, ADDING TO HIS LEGACY. When any athlete with Federer’s level of stature and centrality wins a prestigious championship for the first time at a latter point in his or her career, it’s a big deal. It should be. This is a point which does...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Switzerland Wins Its First Davis Cup — Federer Gets The Headlines, Many Deserve The Credit

On a certain undeniable level, the big banner headline for the 2014 Davis Cup Final is simply this: ROGER FEDERER WINS ELUSIVE DAVIS CUP TITLE, ADDING TO HIS LEGACY. When any athlete with Federer’s level of stature and centrality wins a prestigious championship for the first time at a latter point in his or her career, it’s a big deal. It should be. This is a point which does...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup finals: The Swiss finally take a stand

The Davis Cup finals are underway and after two days of play in Lille, France, the Swiss are well on their way to winning a title. Dominant play by Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka took the neutrality out of Switzerland and put them on the offensive. Despite many concerns coming into the competition, Switzerland has done remarkably well. They lead the French 2-1 and with a win...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Switzerland Takes 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup Final

#459411544 / gettyimages.com (November 22, 2014) Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland an important 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup final on Saturday, when they defeated France’s doubles team of Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in Lille, France. Switzerland’s captain Severin Luthi made the move to place the 2008 Olympic champion doubles team instead...
Via Tennis Panorama
26 days ago  |  Discuss

France Evens Tie Against Switzerland in Davis Cup Final

#459371386 / gettyimages.com (November 21, 2014) France leveled the Davis Cup final against Switzerland at 1-1 at the end of day one in Lille, France when Gael Monfils dispatched Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. I was Monfils’ first win over the world No. 2 on clay. Monfils hit 44 winners in the less than two hour match. Federer pulled out of the final of the ATP year...
Via Tennis Panorama
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wawrinka puts Switzerland ahead of France in final

LILLE, France (AP) Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final. Wawrinka started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles with an aggressive display that paid off. Wawrinka, who scored 25 points at the net, sealed the match on...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final

LILLE, France (AP) Despite his bad back, Roger Federer will face Gael Monfils on Friday in the second singles match when Switzerland faces France in the Davis Cup final. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will open the best-of-five series on clay against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga. Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, was doubtful for the final after injuring his back last week during...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Draw Set for Davis Cup Final – France Versus Switzerland

(November 20, 2014) The draw has been set for the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland this weekend in Lille, France on a clay court. After speculation about Roger Federer, who pulled out of the final ATP World Tour Finals with a back injury, the 17-time major champion will participate in Davis Cup this weekend. Roger Federer will face off against Gael Monfils in the second...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

France unchanged to face Swiss in Davis Cup final

PARIS (AP) France captain Arnaud Clement has named an unchanged team to face Roger Federer's Switzerland in the Davis Cup final next week. The 12th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is selected along with 19th-ranked Gael Monfils, No. 26 Julien Benneteau, and No. 27 Richard Gasquet. When France beat defending champion the Czech Republic 4-1 last month, Gasquet and Tsonga won their singles...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

France captain picks 4 players for Davis Cup camp

PARIS (AP) Despite their poor results at the Paris Masters, France captain Arnaud Clement is sticking with his regular players for the Davis Cup final against Switzerland. Clement has picked four players - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon - for a training camp in Bordeaux next week ahead of the final from Nov. 21-23 in the northern city of Lille...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 American tennis season draws to a close

John Isner was defeated in the second round of the BNP Paribas Masters by Gael Monfils. All three American men entered in the BNP Paribas Masters tournament fell in the second round on Wednesday. Jack Sock, Sam Querrey and John Isner were all sent packing after being dealt tough losses. This marks another mediocre American men’s tennis season. No American man qualified for the...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Gael Monfils: Plagued by injury

Gael Monfils announced his withdraw from two upcoming tournaments due to a knee injury. Another tennis player has fallen victim to the injury plague. Gael Monfils of France has pulled out of two upcoming tournaments with a knee injury. He has announced that he will not participate in events in Tokyo or Shanghai during the coming weeks. Monfils suffered the injury during last week’s...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup

PARIS (AP) France has decided to play its Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition. The final will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from Nov. 21-23. France is third on the list of all-time winners and bidding for a 10th Davis Cup title. Switzerland is looking for...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

David Goffin tops Joao Sousa to claim Moselle Open championship

  Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium served 10 aces and saved all four break points he faced to claim his second career title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal in the Moselle Open final on Sunday. The 23-year-old Goffin is enjoying a strong finish to his season and has now won 34 of his past 36 matches at all levels. After winning his maiden title on clay in Kitzbuehel...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Goffin wins 2nd career title at Moselle Open

METZ, France (AP) Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium served 10 aces and saved all four break points he faced to claim his second career title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal in the Moselle Open final on Sunday. The 23-year-old Goffin is enjoying a strong finish to his season and has now won 34 of his past 36 matches at all levels. After winning his maiden title...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Monfils, Kohlschreiber advance to Moselle Open quarterfinals

  Second-seeded Gael Monfils of France and third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany advanced to the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open on Thursday. Monfils overcame a slow start before beating Michal Przysiezny of Poland 7-5, 6-1, and faced either seventh-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland or veteran Jarkko Nieminen of Finland next. Przysiezny, ranked 136th, broke Monfils' opening...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Monfils & Kohlschreiber into Moselle Open quarters

METZ, France (AP) Second-seeded Gael Monfils of France and third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany advanced to the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open on Thursday. Monfils overcame a slow start before beating Michal Przysiezny of Poland 7-5, 6-1, and faced either seventh-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland or veteran Jarkko Nieminen of Finland next. Przysiezny, ranked 136th, broke...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

This ridiculous Gael Monfils tweener is one for the ages

Gael Monfils with the ridiculous tweener in the fifth rubber of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal at Roland Garros against. [FTW]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Vesely salvages pride for Czechs

PARIS (AP) Jiri Vesely salvaged some pride for the Czech Republic as he beat Julien Benneteau 6-4, 6-3 in a consolation win against France in the semfinal of the Davis Cup on Sunday. France earned its place in the final for the first time since 2010 on Saturday when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet won the doubles to give the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead against the two...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Federer survives another US Open night match

When I think about last night’s Roger Federer-Gael Monfils match at the US Open, I try to remember so many of the articles that I’ve written for this site, and the ideas and opinions I’ve advanced over the past year. Things like “the scoreline doesn’t always tell the story,” or “Gael Monfils is streaky,” or “Roger Federer goes through periods of looking like his...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

When Mediocre Tennis Doesn’t Matter

Every single human person brings his or her perspective to an event he or she covers. It is true that when a person’s job is to provide a straightforward match recap (which is not what this or any Bloguin site is meant to do — not centrally, anyway), there’s less room for commentary, so in the match recap, which is slightly different from a “match analysis” piece and even...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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