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Nieminen beats 8th-seeded Struff to reach 2nd round

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen beat eighth-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6 (5), 6-3 to reach the second round of the Open Sud de France on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Nieminen broke his opponent's serve three times and next meets either Japan's Tatsuma Ito or Steve Darcis of Belgium. Meanwhile Kenny de Schepper, one of several Frenchmen to reach the...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Stan Wawrinka and a selfie to remember at the Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Stan Wawrinka is true to his word. Last year, after winning the Australian Open, he vowed that upon his return in 2015 he would go straight to the corridor in Rod Laver Arena known as the Walk of Champions, to take a picture of himself standing beside his larger-than-life image on the wall. And that is what Wawrinka did. He took a selfie. ''When I came...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Defending champ Wawrinka reaches Australian Open 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Defending champion Stan Wawrinka used service breaks to clinch all three sets on his way to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win over Jarkko Nieminen in a third-round match Saturday at the Australian Open. Warwinka won his first career Grand Slam singles title last year at Melbourne Park, beating Rafael Nadal in the final. Later in the year, he and Roger Federer led Switzerland...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gabashvili, Nieminen advance at Stockholm Open

STOCKHOLM (AP) Finland's Jarkko Nieminen and Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia both advanced to the second round of the Stockholm Open with straight-set wins on Monday. Nieminen beat Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 6-4 while Gabashvili defeated Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-2, 6-4. Nieminen put constant pressure on his opponent's serve but only converted three of the 11 break points...
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October 13, 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

Malaysian Open: Nishikori, Benneteau to meet in final

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday. Playing in his first tournament since reaching the U.S. Open final, Nishikori converted six of his 13 break points and fired eight aces to defeat Nieminen in 1 hour, 37 minutes. Nishikori will face fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nishikori, Benneteau reach Malaysian Open final

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday. Playing in his first tournament since reaching the U.S. Open final, Nishikori converted six of his 13 break points and fired eight aces to defeat Nieminen in 1 hour, 37 minutes. Nishikori will face fourth-seeded Julien...
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September 27, 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

Sousa, Nieminen advance at Moselle Open

METZ, France (AP) Joao Sousa saved all four break points to beat Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Sousa will next play Igor Sijsling at the indoor tournament. Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen set up a meeting with former Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz after beating Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-1, 6-4. After playing a crucial...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Federer opens new year with steady win in Brisbane

Roger Federer showed shreds of Stefan Edberg's influence as he got his 2014 season underway, advancing to the Brisbane International quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jarkko Nieminen on Wednesday. Federer worked briefly with Edberg in the offseason and will again use the six-time major winner as a coach in Melbourne as he tries to end his Grand Slam drought at the Australian...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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