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Americans Steve Johnson and Rhyne Williams Granted Final Wild Cards into U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship

  HOUSTON – Americans Steve Johnson and Rhyne Williams, who played each other in the 2011 NCAA title match, have accepted the final two wild cards for the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship that will be held at River Oaks Country Club April 7-13. This year’s event will mark the 80th tournament to have been hosted at River Oaks. Johnson won back-to...
Via Tennis Panorama
21 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

American qualifier reaches first career quarterfinal with upset

Qualifier Alex Kuznetsov upset eighth-seeded Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) on Thursday to reach his first ATP Tour quarterfinal at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships. The American, 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. He will play fourth...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivo Karlovic, Marcos Baghdatis, Ryan Harrison and a Scrappy Jack Sock Move into Memphis Second Round

Jack Sock By Brad Hunter (February, 11, 2014) MEMPHIS – Monday at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships started with Matthew Ebden doing battle against Ivo Karlovic as the first match on stadium court.  When Ebden was his most effective against Karlovic, he was keeping his shots deep to Karlovic’s backhand and then following short balls in to knock off volley winners...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sock, Baghdatis move to 2nd round at Memphis

American 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 won his first match of the year in three tries by defeating...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Del Potro eases past Baghdatis

Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina eased past Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-1, 6-2 in the Swiss Indoors second round on Thursday. Del Potro forced two breaks of serve in each set and saved all five chances the 97th-ranked Baghdatis held in the first set. In Friday's quarterfinals, del Potro will face Paul-Henri Mathieu of France, who beat compatriot Michael Llodra...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Del Potro beats Baghdatis at Japan

Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro moved into the second round of the Japan Open with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus on Tuesday. Playing under the roof at Ariake Colosseum because of rain, del Potro came back from a sluggish first set to secure the win in just more than two hours. His opponent in the second round will be Argentine compatriot Carlos Berlocq...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Isner tops Baghdatis in Washington

This is the time of year that's generally been kindest to 6-foot-9 John Isner and his big serve. Pounding balls at up to 142 mph, the highest-ranked American man hit 18 aces and never faced a break point Friday during a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus that put Isner in the Citi Open semifinals. Isner won for the 10th time in his last 11 matches as...
Via Fox Sports
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephens, Townsend Play Tennis on National Mall; Players Hit the DC Practice Courts

(July 26, 2013) Prior to the official draw ceremony for the Citi Open in Washington, DC with Marcos Baghdatis and DC Mayor Vincent Gray, WTA players Sloane Stephens and Taylor Townsend hit the National Mall. The duo took part in a mini-tennis exhibition with some of DC’s youth set against the incredible backdrop of the US Capitol. Earlier in the day, several players took advantage...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Seeded players struggling at Rosmalen

Two seeded players were knocked out of the men's event at the grass-court Topshelf Open and a third was struggling before rain caused a suspension of play on Monday. Sixth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis was a set down to Calos Berlocq and trailing 2-1 in the second when the covers came out at the traditional Wimbledon warm-up tournament. Earlier, seventh-seeded Victor Hanescu lost...
Via AP on Fox
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Seeded players struggle before rain at Rosmalen

Two seeded players were knocked out of the men's event at the grass-court Topshelf Open and a third was struggling before rain caused a suspension of play on Monday. Sixth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis was a set down to Calos Berlocq and trailing 2-1 in the second when the covers came out at the traditional Wimbledon warm-up tournament. Earlier, seventh-seeded Victor Hanescu lost...
Via AP on Fox
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dimitrov beats Baghdatis in Rome

Coming off his upset of top-ranked Novak Djokovic in Madrid, Grigor Dimitrov opened his Italian Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Cypriot veteran Marcos Baghdatis on Sunday. At 21, Dimitrov is the youngest player in the Foro Italico draw. The Bulgarian is ranked No. 28. Dimitrov will next face ninth-seeded Richard Gasquet, who beat Sam Querrey of the United States 6-2, 7-6...
Via Fox Sports
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Gallery: Federer, Dimitrov, Gasquet, Baghdatis Win in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM (Feb. 13, 2013) — In just his first match after the Australian Open, defending champion Roger Federer dispatched of Slovene Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-1 in just under an hour. “I love playing here,” stated Federer after his match. “Last year I received a great welcome in this stadium after a long absence. And I won the tournament for a second time, it was a wonderful experience...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Gallery: Del Potro Defeats Monfils as Gulbis Overcomes Haase; Baghdatis/Dimitrov Falter

ROTTERDAM (Feb. 12, 2013) — Last year’s finalist Juan Martin del Potro was among the winners on Tuesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. The Argentine dispatched of Frenchman Gael Monfils in 71 minutes, never having really been tested in his 6-3, 6-4 win. Del Potro will next take on qualifier Ernests Gulbis who handed Robin Haase his fourth straight first...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kavcic upsets Baghdatis in Zagreb

Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia rallied past sixth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 Thursday at the Zagreb Indoors to reach the quarterfinals for the third time in his career. Baghdatis, the 2007 champion from Cyprus, served for the match at 5-4, but lost serve and Kavcic won the tiebreaker. Baghdatis pulled out of doubles because of a foot injury. ''I did not want to...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Kavic upsets Baghdatis in Zagreb

Blaz Kavic of Slovenia rallied past sixth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 Thursday at the Zagreb Indoors to reach the quarterfinals for the third time in his career. Baghdatis, the 2007 champion from Cyprus, served for the match at 5-4, but lost serve and Kavcic won a tiebreaker. Baghdatis pulled out of the doubles because of a foot injury. Fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Baghdatis, Haase, move on in Zagreb

Sixth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis rallied to beat Tobias Kamke in the opening round of Zagreb Indoors on Wednesday 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4. Kamke converted his second set point in the tiebreaker to take the lead, but could not keep up the pressure. Baghdatis won all 29 points on his first serve in the second and third sets. "I did not expect him to play so good, I was a bit surprised...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ferrer Moving On, Baghdatis Packing His Bag

James Crabtree is currently in Melbourne Park covering the Australian Open for Tennis Grandstand and is giving you all the scoop directly from the grounds. Marcos Baghdatis reacts after a point during his match with David Ferrer By James Crabtree MELBOURNE – If you have ever had a Greek or Cypriot friend you can usually assume they are going to show up late, then stay around...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Ferrer Wears Down Baghdatis in Straight Sets

By Jaclyn Stacey (January 18, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – David Ferrer won through to a fourth round match-up with Japan’s Kei Nishikori after running down Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets 6-4 6-2 6-3 on Friday night at the Australian Open.   With the win, Ferrer will have enough points to overtake his countryman Rafael Nadal as the world No. 4 at the end of the...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Day 5 Preview: Women Take Center Stage

The third round of the Australian Open begins tonight, and instead of the men being the focus, there are some blockbuster women's match-ups tonight. We'll look at 5 matches to watch, as well as the Americans involved tonight. 1. Madison Keys vs. Angelique Kerber This match is the second most anticipated one on the women's side today. Keys has gotten a lot of hype...
Via In the Tramlines
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Del Potro cruises to Kooyong final

Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro beat Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 6-1 on Friday to set up a final against Lleyton Hewitt at the Kooyong Classic, an exhibition tournament ahead of the Australian Open. The seventh-ranked del Potro has beaten Hewitt, a former No. 1 and the 2011 Kooyong champion, in two of their three previous matches. The 31-year-old Hewitt, preparing for...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

ATP begins cracking down on slow play

For players prone to bouncing the ball excessively, tugging at their shorts incessantly or taking too long to choose just the right ball, the tennis authorities are coming after you. A subtle modification in the rules aimed at limiting the delay between points has gone into force in the first week of the season after the ATP, which runs the men's tour, made it easier for umpires...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Sights and Sounds Part Tri: Locker Room Confessionals with Federer and Baghdatis

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the Rod Laver Arena locker room By James Crabtree A tour round Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park will lead you to the player changing and locker rooms, where some interesting stories are revealed. First up, only the top 87 players are entitled to a locker. So bad luck Filippo Volandri who currently stands at 88 in the world rankings...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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