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Soares-Melo give Brazil 2-1 Davis Cup lead over Spain

Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to give Brazil a 2-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the five-time champions in danger of returning to the zone groups for the first time since 1996. Brazil had key breaks late in all three sets to clinch the victory in 2 hours, 35 minutes, at the Ibirapuera indoor arena...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brazil takes 2-1 lead over Spain in Davis Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to give Brazil a 2-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the five-time champions in danger of returning to the zone groups for the first time since 1996. Brazil had key breaks late in all three sets to clinch the victory in 2 hours, 35 minutes, at the Ibirapuera...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Kastles Clinch Fourth Straight Mylan WTT Eastern Conference Championship

From World TeamTennis -WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) – The Washington Kastles claimed their fourth consecutive Mylan World TeamTennis Eastern Conference Championship on Thursday, defeating the Philadelphia Freedoms 21-16. Washington now seeks a record-tying fourth straight King Trophy and travels to the winner of the Mylan WTT Western Conference Championship between the San Diego...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

World Team Tennis Results for July 17, 2014

  Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Thursday, 7/17 (Home teams in capital letters) FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:   Austin Aces def. TEXAS WILD 23-22 (7-4 STB) Men’s Singles – John-Patrick Smith (Aces) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) 5-4 Women’s Doubles – Eva Hrdinova\Vera Zvonareva (Aces) def. Anabel Medina Garrigues\Darija Jurak (Wild) 5-4 Men’s Doubles...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

World Team Tennis Results for July 11, 2014

  Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Friday, 7/11 (Home teams in capital letters) FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete: TEXAS WILD def. Philadelphia Freedoms 22-21 (7-1 STB) Mixed Doubles – Liezel Huber\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) def. Anabel Medina Garrigues\Aisam Qureshi (Wild) 5-3 Men’s Singles – Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) def. Frank Dancevic (Freedoms) 5-4 Women’s...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

World Team Tennis Results for July 8, 2014

Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Tuesday, 7/8 (Home teams in capital letters) FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete: SAN DIEGO AVIATORS def. Philadelphia Freedoms 20-19 (7-1 STB) Men’s Singles – Somdev Devvarman (Aviators) def. Frank Dancevic (Freedoms) 5-2 Women’s Singles – Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Daniela Hantuchova (Aviators) 5-2 Mixed Doubles – Marcelo...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

World Team Tennis Results for July 6, 2014

Mylan World TeamTennis – Results for Sunday, 7/6 (Home teams in capital letters) FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete: Philadelphia Freedoms def. SPRINGFIELD LASERS 21-20 (7-3 STB) Men’s Doubles – Michael Russell\Ross Hutchins (Lasers) def. Frank Dancevic\Marcelo Melo (Freedoms) 5-3 Women’s Doubles – Olga Govortsova\Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Lasers) def. Liezel Huber\Taylor...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryans clinch first win at ATP Finals

World No. 1 pair Bob and Mike Bryan saved one match point to beat Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer 7-6 (3), 1-6, 14-12 to get their campaign back on tracks following their opening loss at the ATP World Tour Finals. The three-time former champions claimed their first win on Thursday after a tense fight of 1 hour and 39 minutes and stayed in contention for a semifinal spot...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bliss for the Bryans: Bryan Brothers Win Wimbledon and Make History

(July 6, 2013) Coming into the Wimbledon final, Mike and Bob Bryan had won 23 consecutive matches. The last time the twins saw defeat was April 21, 2013 when they failed to capitalize on seven match points against Nenad Zimonjic and Julien Benneteau in the Monte Carlo Masters final. Less than 15 minutes into today’s final, the Bryan’s opponents, Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo...
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July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryans once brawled at Wimbledon

This is about brotherly love. Mike and Bob Bryan, 35-year-old twins from California, are among the most dominant athletes in any sport. On Saturday, they beat Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Wimbledon doubles title and complete the Golden Bryan Slam. They are now the reigning champs at all four majors, as well as Olympic gold medal winners. They are the...
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July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob, Mike wrap up 'Bryan Slam'

The Bryan Slam is complete. Twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan captured their fourth straight major Saturday at Wimbledon with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.
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July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob, Mike wrap up 'Bryan Slam'

The Bryan Slam is complete. Twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan captured their fourth straight major Saturday at Wimbledon with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo. The Americans won their 15th Grand Slam tournament and became the first men's team in Open-era tennis to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. They're also the first to hold...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

USA-Brazil Davis Cup Reflections

If the USA wins a hotly contested, live, fifth rubber against Brazil, and no one’s there to see it, did it still happen? This past weekend’s first round Davis Cup tie is a fine example of why you can never count on anything in tennis. On paper, the USA should’ve had no trouble dispatching the Brazilians. Not only did they have the privilege of choosing the venue and surface...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Comments About Davis Cup

Tennis, at heart, is not the most complicated of human endeavours, and the number of things one can usefully say about it is limited. The trick (though sadly not always the goal) for those determined to talk about it at all is to say the same things in interesting ways. Even so, there are limits. The most skilful and thoughtful commentators in the world will still inevitably repeat...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazilians Melo/Soares stun the Bryans in day 2 Davis Cup action

With an impeccable 22-2 record in Davis Cup doubles going into today’s match, most people had penned in a US victory for the Bryan brothers in yesterday’s doubles rubber against Brazil. But in tennis it’s never safe to count on the better team on paper. Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares have had success playing the Bryans in the past, having beaten the brothers twice, although...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazil Stays Alive As Melo and Soares Upset the Bryans in 5 Sets

  Bob and Mike Bryan   DAVIS CUP: BRAZIL STAYS ALIVE Melo and Soares upset the Bryans in 5 sets; U.S. up 2-1 By Junior Williams   (February 2, 2013) JACKSONVILLE — On Groundhog Day here in the United States, the conventional wisdom was that the world’s top-doubles team would clinch a first round Davis Cup World Group victory and ensure a long winter for Brazil’s team...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazil alive; Big doubles win for Czech Republic

Brazil's doubles team of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares upset the top-ranked Mike and Bob Bryan 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and kept the United States from clinching the first-round Davis Cup match. It was only the third time the Bryan brothers had dropped a Davis Cup match. It was just the second time that they had dropped a five-set match in ATP competition. Their only...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Brazil tops Bryan bros., cuts deficit

Brazil's Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares upset the top-ranked Mike and Bob Bryan 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and kept the United States from clinching the first-round Davis Cup tie on Saturday. It was only the third time the Bryan brothers dropped a Davis Cup rubber. It was just the second time they lost a five-set match. Their only other five-set defeat was in 1999 at Wimbledon...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Brazil 3, Russia 0

Results Sunday after a Davis Cup World Group playoff between Brazil and Russia on outdoor clay at the Harmonia Tenis Clube: BRAZIL 5, RUSSIA 0 Singles Rogerio Dutra Silva, Brazil, def. Igor Andreev, Russia, 6-2, 6-1, retired. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, def. Teymuraz Gabashvili, Russia, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (4). Doubles Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares, Brazil, def. Alex Bogomolov Jr...
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September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

US players struggle as tennis opens

Andy Roddick and John Isner lost their opening doubles match at the Olympics on Saturday against Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares of Brazil, 6-2, 6-4. The other US men's team, top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan, edged Thomaz Bellucci and Andre Sa of Brazil, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-3. The Bryans never lost serve. Donald Young remained winless since February when he lost his Olympic debut...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Refuel with NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks and five-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Carmelo Anthony, or “Melo” as he’s nicknamed, may not be well known among tennis fans — but he should be! “Melo” (don’t confuse him with the Brazilian doubles player Marcelo Melo!) has been around tennis and even incorporates a tennis ball in his training workouts to strengthen his dribbling skills...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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