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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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7 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Belgium beats Switzerland to knock defending champs out of Davis Cup

  David Goffin shook off a back injury to beat Adrien Bossel 6-4, 6-0, 6-4 and lead Belgium into the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over defending champion Switzerland on Sunday. The 21st-ranked Goffin had withdrawn from Friday's singles but recovered to face No. 321 Bossel. Ruben Bemelmans had initially been scheduled to play for Belgium against Michael Lammer, a player...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Switzerland levels Davis Cup tie with Belgium at 2-2

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) Unheralded Henri Laaksonen kept alive Switzerland's chances of reaching the Davis Cup quarterfinals after he rallied to beat Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-3, 3-6, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 to level the match at 2-2 on Sunday. Laaksonen, ranked 344th, was a break down at the start of the fourth set before beating 102nd-ranked Darcis in a match featuring 18 breaks of serve...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Laaksonen gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Belgium

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) Henri Laaksonen rallied from two sets down to beat Ruben Bemelmans and give defending champion Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday. The 344th-ranked Laaksonen, playing in the team event for the first time since 2013, won 1-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 after Bemelmans started to cramp early in the third set at the Country...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bemelmans opens Davis Cup against Laaksonen

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) The 132nd-ranked Ruben Bemelmans will play against No. 344 Henri Laaksonen in the opening singles of Belgium's Davis Cup match against defending champion Switzerland. With Belgium's top player David Goffin sidelined because of injury, Steve Darcis will take on Switzerland's Michael Lammer in Friday's second singles match. The draw for the best-of-five series...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Monfils advances to Open de Sud semifinal against Gasquet

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Defending champion Gael Monfils needed three sets to see off Belgian qualifier Steve Darcis in the Open Sud de France quarterfinals on Friday, winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to set up an all-French semifinal against Richard Gasquet. Top-seeded Monfils outscored Darcis 10-0 in aces and saved three of four break-point chances. The fourth-seeded Gasquet had it easier...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Open Sud de France: Top seed Monfils makes quarterfinals in Montpellier

MONTPELLIER, France -- Top-seeded Gael Monfils won a tight all-French encounter against Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the quarterfinals of the Open Sud de France on Thursday. One break of serve was enough for Monfils, who saved all three break points he faced. Monfils will next take on qualifier Steve Darcis of Belgium, who defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-2, 7-6 ...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seed Monfils makes quarterfinals in Montpellier

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Top-seeded Gael Monfils won a tight all-French encounter against Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the quarterfinals of the Open Sud de France on Thursday. One break of serve was enough for Monfils, who saved all three break points he faced. Monfils will next take on qualifier Steve Darcis of Belgium, who defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-2, 7...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Nieminen beats 8th-seeded Struff to reach 2nd round

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen beat eighth-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6 (5), 6-3 to reach the second round of the Open Sud de France on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Nieminen broke his opponent's serve three times and next meets either Japan's Tatsuma Ito or Steve Darcis of Belgium. Meanwhile Kenny de Schepper, one of several Frenchmen to reach the...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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