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Lille to host France-Switzerland Davis Cup final

PARIS (AP) The Davis Cup final between France and Roger Federer's Switzerland will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre-Mauroy stadium in the northern French city of Lille. Inaugurated in 2012, Pierre-Mauroy has a retractable roof which will be closed throughout the Nov. 21-23 final. The surface for the final will be announced by Monday, the FFT said in a statement Friday....
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic's Straight-Set Losses

Novak Djokovic's straight-set losses in five-set matches (matches played to completion): 2005 Australian Open R128 - Marat Safin, 6-0, 6-2, 6-1. 2006 Davis Cup WG Playoff-RR - Roger Federer, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. 2006 U.S. Open R32 - Lleyton Hewitt, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. 2007 Australian Open R16 - Roger Federer, 6-2, 7-5, 6-3. 2007 French Open SF - Rafael Nadal, 7-5 6-4, 6-2. 2007 U...
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July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Roland Garros Week 1 Done! Random Thoughts…

By James A. Crabtree Question- Can Serena Williams lose on current form? Answer- No What do Jiri Novak, Christophe Van Garesse, Thomas Enqvist, Tommy Haas, David Nalbandian, Lleyton Hewitt, Marat Safin, Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, Novak Djokovic, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Andy Murray all have in common? They have beaten Federer in 5 set matches since his career began. Gilles...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

On The Hunt: Get to Know 11-year-old Longines Future Tennis Aces Competitor Adam Neff

Adam Neff to compete in Longines Future Tennis Aces event in Paris. (May 28, 2013) After winning the USTA Boys’ 12s Spring Nationals last month, 11-year-old Adam Neff has earned a spot to compete against hopefuls from fifteen other countries in the Longines Future Tennis Aces event in Paris, France from May 30-June 1. One look at Neff and you can hardly believe he is only 11 years...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bad Boys of the ATP: Juan Martin del Potro

Bad boys. We love em, then we hate em, then we love em again. For most women, there is nothing sexier than a man who loves you then leaves you begging for more. Endless songs are written about these men our fathers would certainly not approve of, but whether we simply daydream about these rebellious romantics, (hello, Eric Northman), or actually pursue them is another matter entirely...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bad Boys of the ATP: Marat Safin

Bad boys. We love em, then we hate em, then we love em again. For most women, there is nothing sexier than a man who loves you then leaves you begging for more. Endless songs are written about these men our fathers would certainly not approve of, but whether we simply daydream about these rebellious romantics, (hello, Eric Northman), or actually pursue them is another matter entirely...
Via Onthegotennis
February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Roger Federer's Grand Slam Finals Results

Won 16, Lost 7 2003 Wimbledon - def. Mark Philippoussis, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3). 2004 Australian Open - def. Marat Safin, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-2. 2004 Wimbledon - def. Andy Roddick, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-4. 2004 U.S. Open - def. Lleyton Hewitt, 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-0. 2005 Wimbledon - def. Andy Roddick, 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-4. 2005 U.S. Open - def. Andre Agassi, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1. 2006...
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Krueger Beats Doubles Partner Halebian To Reach Semis at USTA International Spring Championships

  Mitchell Krueger By Steve Pratt CARSON, Calif., (Friday, April 6, 2012) – The way Mitchell Krueger see it, life as a pro tennis player probably won’t be much different than the way he’s spent the past six weeks.   The top-seeded player in the boys’ 18s at the eighth annual USTA International Spring Championships, Krueger beat USTA training and doubles partner and No...
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April 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Head Celebrates 25 Years of Prestige

Head is currently celebrating the 25th year of the introduction of the Prestige racket, and to honour this anniversary, each month a past and current HEAD Prestige player will reflect on a special 'Prestige' moment in their career.  These players will include:  Henri Leconte, Thomas Muster, Marat Safin, Gustave Kuerten, Goran Ivanišević, and Marc Philippoussis, in addition...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Safin takes place in Russian parliament

Former tennis No. 1 Marat Safin was officially confirmed as one of the leading sports icons among a colorful new breed of legislators in the Russian Federal Assembly's lower house. The two-time grand slam winner, 31, will take his place as one of the junior members of the new State Duma alongside boxer Nikolai Valuev. Three-time Olympic wrestler Alexander Karelin and former...
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December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Former Tennis Player Marat Safin Elected To Russian Parliament

  At one time Marat Safin was the best men’s singles tennis player in the world. He won 15 singles titles (2 Grand Slams) and had a record of 422-267 before retiring in 2009. He held the world’s #1 spot for 9 weeks in 2000 and 2001. Safin also was known for smashing a racket [...]
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December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Marat Safin wins seat in Russian legislature

Former top-ranked tennis player Marat Safin has won a seat in Russia's lower house of Parliament and will represent the pro-Kremlin party United Russia. The 31-year-old Safin will be one of the youngest members in the 450-seat legislature. Safin retired from tennis in 2009 after winning two Grand Slam titles and earning the No. 1 ranking in 2000. Official election results...
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December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Tennis News Net Notes for December 7, 2011

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic ended the 2011 season with a record $12.6 million in prize money. His year moves him into fourth place on the career prize money list withjust ahead of Andre Agassi $32.9 million.   The previous record for prize money won in a year was shared by both Roger Federer (2007) and Rafael Nadal at $10.1 million.   The Swiss Tennis Federation announced on Wednesday...
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December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Safin running for Russian parliament

Former top-ranked tennis player Marat Safin says he's running for the Russian parliament. The 31-year-old Safin is up for election to the State Duma on Dec. 4. He could join other Russian sports stars, including gold medal-winning gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, in the lower house of the parliament. Speaking at an ATP Champions Tour event in Chengdu, Safin says he has ''...
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October 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Marat Safin running for Russian parliament

Former top-ranked tennis player Marat Safin says he is keeping busy in his retirement and is even running for Russian parliament. The 31-year-old Safin is up for election to the State Duma on Dec. 4 and could join other Russian sports stars including gold medal-winning gymnast Svetlana Khorkina in the lower house of the parliament. Speaking at an ATP Champions Tour event in Chengdu...
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October 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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