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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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending champion Nicolas Mahut, and Wild Cards Marcos Baghdatis and Nick Kyrgios to play Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

NEWPORT, R.I., May 23, 2014 -  Defending champion Nicolas Mahut of France has committed to the player field for the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I., where he captured both the singles and doubles titles last year. In addition, two wild cards have been awarded to Marcos Baghdatis, an exciting player formerly ranked in the world top-10, and Nick Kyrgios...
Via Tennis Panorama
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 03, 2014  |  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

Russell Tops Smyczek in Memphis

By Brad Hunter MEMPHIS – The first Wednesday match on stadium court  was between two Americans playing for a spot in the quarterfinals, Tim Smyczek and Michael Russell.  In the previous round, Smyczek had defeated the up-and-coming Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3.  Kyrgios was coming off his splashy debut at the Australian Open this year, where he made the 2nd round...
Via Tennis Panorama
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 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...
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 American...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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