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2014 Tennis Season, More of the Same for the Men?

By James A. Crabtree   (November 24, 2013) Of those who can truly challenge for a major, the list is very small. Consider in 2002 when swede Thomas Johansson won the Australian Open as the 16th seed or Gustavo Kuerten won the French Open ranked 66th in the world. Compare that with today’s rankings and we have Fabio Fognini winning in Melbourne and Yen-Hsun Lu in Paris. If you...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

French Open Men's Champions

2013 - Rafael Nadal 2012 - Rafael Nadal 2011 - Rafael Nadal 2010 - Rafael Nadal 2009 - Roger Federer 2008 - Rafael Nadal 2007 - Rafael Nadal 2006 - Rafael Nadal 2005 - Rafael Nadal 2004 - Gaston Gaudio 2003 - Juan Carlos Ferrero 2002 - Albert Costa 2001 - Gustavo Kuerten 2000 - Gustavo Kuerten 1999 - Andre Agassi 1998 - Carlos Moya 1997 - Gustavo Kuerten 1996 - Yevgeny...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

French Open Multiple Champions

Men 8 - Rafael Nadal (2005-08, 2010-13) 6 - Bjorn Borg (1974-75, 1978-81) 4 - Henri Cochet (1926, 1928, 1930, 1932) 3 - Rene Lacoste (1925, 1927, 1929); Mats Wilander (1982, 1985, 1988); Ivan Lendl (1984, 1986-87); Gustavo Kuerten (1997, 2000-01) 2 - Gottfried von Cramm (1934, 1936); Frank A. Parker (1948-49); Jaroslav Drobny (1951-52); Ken Rosewall (1953, 1968); Tony Trabert...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Roland Garros Day 12: Links Roundup with Sharapova, Kuerten, Djokovic and Mixed Doubles Champs

Roland Garros Roundup takes you through the Slam’s hot stories of the day, both on and off the court. Maria Sharapova roars her way to the Roland Garros final as defending champion. Shot of the Day: After a relatively easy first set, Maria Sharapova faced an uphill battle for the rest of her match against Victoria Azarenka. The Russian dropped the second set and blew three match...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazilian Teen Beatriz Maia Debuts Big Game and Personality in Florianópolis

Beatriz Maia photo by Cristiano Andujar/Foto Arena By Barbara Galiza (February 28, 2013) FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil – Big game and big personality. That’s how one could describe Beatriz Haddad Maia, the 16 year-old Brazilian wildcard. Bia, as she’s known, got to Florianópolis’ second round, until wasting three match points and falling to top 100 Melinda Czink. It was the first...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic enjoys Audemars Piguet cocktail party and even plays some video game tennis against fans

Earlier this month, Novak Djokovic made his way to Brazil for the first time and took part in several activities, including an exhibition match against Gustavo Kuerten and a tennis court inaugurate with him. So when Djokovic hit a cocktail party for his watch sponsor Audemars Piguet as their official Ambassador, there were plenty of good times! *** Rio de Janeiro — The Swiss Watch...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

4 Brazilian Models gave Novak Djokovic a Happy Ending

Tennis' #1 ranked Novak Djokovic got a nice rubdown from four Brazilian models during an exhibition match with Gustavo Kuerten last week. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic massaged by Brazilian models during exhibition match (Video)

Novak Djokovic loves to clown around, and he was at his best during an exhibition match in Brazil two weekends ago. Djokovic was in Brazil for the inauguration of a public tennis court in the Rocinha shantytown ahead of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. He was facing retired three-time French Open champion and Brazilian native Gustavo Kuerten on Saturday Nov. 17 at the Maracanazinho...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Here’s Novak Djokovic getting an on-court massage from a few models

Novak Djokovic played in an exhibition match against Gustavo Kuerten in Rio de Janeiro recently. And though Djokovic loss the exhibition, he ended up being a winner when four models decided that he needed an on-court massage. The post Here’s Novak Djokovic getting an on-court massage from a few models first appeared on No Guts, No Glory.
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Palmeiras relegated after draw

Palmeiras has been relegated in the Brazilian league for the second time in 10 years after conceding a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Flamengo on Sunday. Fluminense, meanwhile, celebrated the title it clinched a week ago, receiving the league trophy in front of its home fans in Rio de Janeiro despite a 2-0 loss to Cruzeiro at Engenhao stadium. Palmeiras, the team with the most...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Djokovic, Kuerten score in charity football match

Novak Djokovic and former three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten both scored in a charity football game played before a Brazilian league match in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The exhibition was organized by Djokovic's Serbian countryman, Dejan Petkovic, who starred for several Brazilian clubs in the past decade. Former Brazil stars Zico and Bebeto were among the participants...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Kuerten edges Djokovic in Rio exhibition

Retired three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten beat Novak Djokovic 7-6 (9), 7-5 in an exhibition match Saturday. More than 10,000 people packed Maracanazinho Arena for the indoor match on clay. Coming off the ATP Finals title, the top-ranked Djokovic entertained fans by dancing and putting on a big wig to imitate the hairstyle of the 36-year-old Kuerten, a former No. 1...
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Kuerten edges Djokovic in exhibition match in Rio

Retired three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten beat Novak Djokovic 7-6 (9), 7-5 in an exhibition match Saturday. More than 10,000 people packed Maracanazinho Arena for the indoor match on clay. Coming off the ATP Finals title, the top-ranked Djokovic entertained fans by dancing and putting on a big wig to imitate the hairstyle of the 36-year-old Kuerten, a former No. 1...
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Djokovic helps open court in Rio shantytown

Novak Djokovic was in Rio de Janeiro on Friday for the opening of a tennis court in a shantytown and will go on to play a soccer match with some former Brazil stars. Djokovic joined Brazilian champion Gustavo Kuerten for the inauguration of the public court in the Rocinha slum, one of Latin America's largest. He will also face the former three-time French Open champion in an...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Djokovic to play Kuerten in Brazil

Novak Djokovic will play an exhibition match against retired champion Gustavo Kuerten in Brazil in November. Djokovic will play the three-time French Open champ to help inaugurate a tennis court in Rocinha shantytown, one of Latin America's largest slums. Djokovic will also play a football friendly before a Brazilian league match. He will join Serbian countryman Dejan Petkovic...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Djokovic to play Kuerten in exhibition in Brazil

Novak Djokovic will play an exhibition match against retired champion Gustavo Kuerten in Brazil in November. Djokovic will play the three-time French Open champ to help inaugurate a tennis court in Rocinha shantytown, one of Latin America's largest slums. Djokovic will also play a football friendly before a Brazilian league match. He will join Serbian countryman Dejan Petkovic...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

BBC to be honored for commitment to tennis at The Legends Ball

NEWPORT, R.I., September 6, 2012 – With US Open finals weekend just around the corner, so is The Legends Ball, the annual gala celebration of tennis hosted by the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. The event will gather hundreds of tennis enthusiasts, industry leaders, and stars of the sport, including recent retiree Kim Clijsters and legends like Chris Evert...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Evert to be honored with Eugene Scott Award at The Legends Ball

On Friday, September 7, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will gather at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City for The Legends Ball, an annual social event that celebrates tennis and honors some of the sport’s greatest champions and contributors, including the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2012 – Jennifer Capriati, Gustavo Kuerten, Manuel Orantes...
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August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Bellucci Stuns Tipsarevic for Gstaad Title

A week after Gustavo Kuerten was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, another Brazilian has made news. World No. 60 Thomaz Bellucci prevented top seed Janko Tipsarevic from defending his Swiss Open title by upsetting the Serb 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2 in the final on Sunday. For Bellucci this is his second Gstaad crown and his third overall ATP World Tour tournament victory...
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July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Capriati and Kuerten Highlight Emotional Hall of Fame Inductions

Gustavo Kuerten photo by Ben Solomon By Jack Cunniff NEWPORT, Rhode Island – The skies in Newport were dry, but the eyes were not, as Jennifer Capriati and Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten headlined the 2012 class of inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held Saturday, July 14th on Center Court at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode...
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July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Capriati, Kuerten, Orantes inducted in Tennis Hall

Jennifer Capriati's tennis career - and her teenage life - took a number of twists and turns. She started as a teenage prodigy, was later sidetracked with off-court troubles, rebounded to become a three-time Grand Slam champion and, now, her journey is complete with her induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Capriati, three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten...
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July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Gustavo Kuerten – Career Milestones

by Jack Cunniff     http://twitter.com/jrcunniff   1996 April – Kuerten plays his first ATP level event in Prague, defeats Andrei Chesnokov before losing to Javier Sanchez in the second round.   1996 May – Kuerten makes his Grand Slam debut, losing to No. 11 Wayne Ferreira in the first round of the French Open.   1997 March – Kuerten defeats No. 10 Ferreira in the second...
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July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Jennifer Capriati Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel will have  live coverage as Jennifer Capriati is inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame  on Saturday, July 14, at 12:30 p.m. ET. The ceremony will take place on the historic grass-court stadium at the Hall’s grounds in Newport, R.I., and include the inductions of Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten, the first South American to reach No. 1 in the men’s singles...
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Guga Kuerten Named New LACOSTE Ambassador

Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten who won the French Open three times, in 1997, 2000 and 2001 and who will be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame this summer has been named a LACOSTE ambassador. “When I was young, Roland Garros and LACOSTE were part of my dreams. Today I live this spectacular reality. It’s another magic lifetime experience” says Gustavo Kuerten, “I am very proud...
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May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Sony Ericsson Open Post-Match Interviews with Nadal, Ivanovic, Williams Simon, Kuerten, Dimitrov and Raonic

March 25, 2012 R. NADAL/R. Stepanek 6 2, 6 2 An interview with: RAFAEL NADAL THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  I believe you’ve lost six games in two matches.  How do you feel you’re playing? RAFAEL NADAL:  Good.  I did good, solid start of the tournament, no?  Two good matches, comfortable wins.  So happy to be in the fourth round.  That’s good. Just happy to...
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March 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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