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Isner beats Baghdatis, wins Atlanta Open for third straight year

ATLANTA -- John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Atlantic Station. The top-seeded former University of Georgia star has reached the finals in Atlanta in five of the past six years and is 20-3 in the event. He has 10 ATP Tour titles. Even his dog, an English Cocker Spaniel named Magill (after Georgia's former sports...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

John Isner wins Atlanta Open for 3rd straight year

ATLANTA (AP) John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Atlantic Station. The top-seeded former University of Georgia star has reached the finals in Atlanta in five of the past six years and is 20-3 in the event. He has 10 ATP Tour titles. Baghdatis, who appeared to suffer a right leg injury late in the first set of...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Preview of Atlanta Open semifinals

The men’s BB&T Atlanta Open, the beginning of tennis’ US Open Series, holds its semifinals today, with one match between Americans John Isner and Denis Kudla, while Marcos Baghdatis and Gilles Muller face off in the other. Isner vs. Kudla John Isner After a first-round bye, the top-seeded Isner went through his second round and quarterfinal matches in two sets each. His...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pospisil overcomes heat, cramps to beat Lu in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) Vasek Pospisil overcame sweltering heat and cramps to outlast Yen-Hsun Lu in the Atlanta Open on Wednesday. Pospisil, the No. 2 seed from Canada, beat Taiwan's Lu 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4. The match ended on Lu's second double-fault of the match. The temperature was 95 degrees, with a heat index of 101. Pospisil looked unsteady on his feet after losing the second-set tiebreaker...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nottingham Open: Querrey stages comeback to advance to final

NOTTINGHAM, England -- Sam Querrey came from a set down to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov on Friday and reach the final of the Nottingham Open, where the American will play Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. The 12th-seeded Querrey won 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the Wimbledon warm-up tournament. Istomin advanced when defending champion Marcos Baghdatis retired early in their semifinal match with a left...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Baghdatis retires in semifinal match vs Istomin at Nottingham Open

NOTTINGHAM, England -- Sam Querrey came from a set down to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov on Friday and reach the final of the Nottingham Open, where the American will play Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. The 12th-seeded Querrey won 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the Wimbledon warm-up tournament. Istomin advanced when defending champion Marcos Baghdatis retired early in their semifinal match with a left...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Istomin through to Nottingham final after Baghdatis retires

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Denis Istomin advanced to the final of the Nottingham Open on Friday when defending champion Marcos Baghdatis retired early in their semifinal match with a left calf injury. Baghdatis, who was on a nine-match winning streak at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, was leading 2-1 in the first set when he pulled up after playing a shot. He received treatment...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seed Ferrer upset in second round at Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, England -- Top-seeded David Ferrer lost to Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Aegon Classic at Nottingham on Tuesday. Ferrer, the world No. 7, lost his first two service games to Baghdatis, who earned his first win over a top-10 player in more than two years. ''For me, the first set was difficult because it was the first set back on grass,'' Ferrer...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Baghdatis stuns top seed Ferrer in Nottingham opener

NOTTINGHAM, England -- Top-seeded David Ferrer lost to Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the second round at Nottingham on Tuesday. Ferrer, the world No. 7, lost his first two service games to Baghdatis, who earned his first win over a top-10 player in more than two years. "For me, the first set was difficult because it was the first set back on grass," Ferrer said after his first...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seed Ferrer ousted by Baghdatis in Nottingham opener

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded David Ferrer lost to Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the second round at Nottingham on Tuesday. Ferrer, the world No. 7, lost his first two service games to Baghdatis, who earned his first win over a top-10 player in more than two years. ''For me, the first set was difficult because it was the first set back on grass,'' Ferrer said after his...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Aljaz Bedene opens at Nottingham with win over Diego Schwartzman

  Aljaz Bedene warmed up for his first Wimbledon since switching nationality to British by beating Diego Schwartzman in one of just five completed first-round matches at the rain-hit Nottingham Open on Monday. The Slovenia-born Bedene, who was granted British citizenship in March, won 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 against his Argentine opponent and will play eighth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bedene wins at Nottingham ahead of 1st Wimbledon as a Briton

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Aljaz Bedene warmed up for his first Wimbledon since switching nationality to British by beating Diego Schwartzman in one of just five completed first-round matches at the rain-hit Nottingham Open on Monday. The Slovenia-born Bedene, who was granted British citizenship in March, won 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 against his Argentine opponent and will play eighth-seeded...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexandr Dolgopolov starts grass event with win over Donald Young

  Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine defeated Donald Young of the United States in the first round of the grass-court Aegon Open Nottingham on Sunday and Marcos Baghdatis set up a second-round match against top-seeded David Ferrer. Dolgopolov, who beat Rafael Nadal in the first round at the Queen's Club tournament, beat Young 6-4, 6-4 at The City of Nottingham Tennis Centre. Baghdatis...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolgopolov, Baghdatis advance in Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine defeated Donald Young of the United States in the first round of the grass-court Aegon Open Nottingham on Sunday and Marcos Baghdatis set up a second-round match against top-seeded David Ferrer. Dolgopolov, who beat Rafael Nadal in the first round at the Queen's Club tournament, beat Young 6-4, 6-4 at The City of Nottingham...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open Day 1: Matches to Watch

The 2015 French Open is upon us. Even from thousands of miles away, the unique ambiance of Roland Garros can still be felt through a TV screen. The intimate venue and passionate fans make it seem as if the tournament is an extension of Paris itself. The French Open is also the only major tournament to start on a Sunday, and there are some intriguing matches to see. Roger Federer...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomaz Bellucci, Mikhail Youzhny win first-round matches at Geneva

  Two-time Swiss Open champion Thomaz Bellucci ousted seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Geneva Open on Monday. Bellucci, a left-hander from Brazil, carried over the form which saw him push Novak Djokovic to three sets at the Italian Open last week. After wasting a 5-2 lead in the first set, Bellucci held serve the rest of the way...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellucci, Youzhny win 1st-round matches at Geneva Open

GENEVA (AP) Two-time Swiss Open champion Thomaz Bellucci ousted seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Geneva Open on Monday. Bellucci, a left-hander from Brazil, carried over the form which saw him push Novak Djokovic to three sets at the Italian Open last week. After wasting a 5-2 lead in the first set, Bellucci held serve the rest...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Garcia-Lopez cruises past Giustino at Nastase Tiriac Trophy

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez lost only five service points in beating qualifier Lorenzo Giustino 6-2, 6-0 Tuesday at the Nastase Tiriac Trophy. The 2013 champion from Spain will next face Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus. Baghdatis beat Steve Darcis 6-4, 6-2 in the second round. Also, eighth-seeded Simone Bolelli saved five of seven break points to beat Andrey...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

5th-seeded Garcia-Lopez of Spain defeats Giustino 6-2, 6-0

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez lost only five service points in beating qualifier Lorenzo Giustino 6-2, 6-0 Tuesday at the Nastase Tiriac Trophy. The 2013 champion from Spain will next face Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus. Baghdatis beat Steve Darcis 6-4, 6-2 in the second round. Also, eighth-seeded Simone Bolelli saved five of seven break points to beat...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez reaches final at Zagreb Indoors

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) Third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain defeated Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-4, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Zagreb Indoors. Garcia-Lopez will face either Andreas Seppi of Italy or fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers on Sunday. It will be his seventh career final and the first since winning in Casablanca last year. Garcia-Lopez broke Baghdatis...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Dimitrov battles the Greeks

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Was it a third-round men's singles match at the Australian Open or a football match between Greece and Bulgaria? With the amount of noise coming from Court 3, where Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov played Greek-Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, it was hard to tell. Baghdatis, the 2006 Australian Open finalist, has long drawn vocal support from Melbourne's large Greek...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lleyton Hewitt beats Marcos Baghdatis to advance in Memphis

Lleyton Hewitt beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the quarterfinals at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships on Thursday. The No. 3 seed leads the career series with Baghdatis 3-2, winning their first match since 2010 when Baghdatis had to withdraw with an injured shoulder. Hewitt won his 29th career title in Brisbane this year. He needed 91 minutes...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

American qualifier reaches 1st career quarterfinal

American qualifier Alex Kuznetsov upset eighth-seeded Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) to reach his first ATP quarterfinals at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships on Thursday. Kuznetsov, who turned pro in 2004 and just turned 27, finally won the seventh match of his career in his 38th match. Kuznetsov needed 2 hours, 2 minutes for the win, serving 15 aces...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sock escapes first round at Memphis in third-set tiebreaker

America's Jack Sock and Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus moved into the second round of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships Tuesday at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Sock, who reached the quarterfinals of last year's tournament, advanced with a 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (5) victory over France's Adrian Mannarino. Baghdatis got his first match victory of the year in three attempts by defeating...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sock beats Vesely 6-2, 6-1 to advance at U.S. Indoor

American Jack Sock beat Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday in the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships to advance to his second quarterfinal this year. Sock needed 68 minutes to top Vesely at The Racquet Club, overcoming six double-faults. Michael Russell also advanced, beating fellow American Tim Smyczek 6-2, 7-6 (5). Russell will play third-seeded Lleyton...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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