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Catching up with Basel-Born, Marco Chiudinelli

by Andreen Soley I caught up with Marco Chiudinelli after he and Michael Lammer lost their doubles match versus A Begemann/J Knowle, 4-6, 6-4, 9-11. Where do you go after this?  Playing a small level in a challenger in Geneva. For the last the 3 years, this was always the week after Basel for me. It’s a normal thing for us Swiss players to play. Do you think you have a good...
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Murray defeats Ferrer to reach Valencia Final

By Florian Heer (October 25, 2014) VALENCIA – Top-seed David Ferrer and the tournament’s No. 3 seed Andy Murray met in a blockbuster semi-final at the City of Arts and Science in Valencia on Saturday. Both met for the 15th time and for the third time within the last three weeks. Ferrer defeated Murray in the third round at the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai earlier this month before...
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Williams, Halep Set Up Rematch at WTA Finals

By Stephanie Neppl (October 25, 2014) SINGAPORE – Serena Williams survived, and Simona Halep cruised. The two will face off for the second time at the WTA Finals in Singapore, this time with the title on the line. The semifinals were a complete contrast but they were consistent to the tournament for each player. Williams barely made the semifinals, needing Halep to help keep her...
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Williams beats Wozniacki to reach champs final

SINGAPORE (AP) Serena Williams is in the final of the WTA Finals after beating Caroline Wozniacki in a third-set tiebreaker on Saturday, winning 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) to remain on course for a third-straight title in the season-ending championships. Wozniacki served for the match at 5-4 in the third set but Williams broke back and prevailed in the tiebreaker on her third match point...
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David Ferrer wins 600th tennis match

The highly successful David Ferrer hitting a serve. David Ferrer of Spain reached an important milestone Friday by recording his 600th career win on home soil. He is only the 22nd player in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) history to reach this mark. Among these 22, three are still active players (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Lleyton Hewitt). Notice the absence of...
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Ferrer Nets 600th Win to Advance to Valencia Semis Along with Murray

By Florian Heer (October 24, 2014) VALENCIA – The first and third seeds headlined the action on Day 5 at the Valencia Open. Three-time Valencia champion David Ferrer defeated Tomaz Bellucci in only 67 minutes winning 6-1, 6-2. It was the 600th career win for the Spaniard, who has become the fourth active player to accomplish the feat after Roger Federer (987), Rafael Nadal (706...
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Nadal to have season-ending appendicitis surgery

  Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London. Nadal announced the decision Friday after losing to 17-year-old Borna Coric in a sub-par performance in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. He said he made the decision last week to undergo surgery on Nov. 3, and that his...
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Goffin beats Raonic to reach Swiss Indoors semis

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4 Friday and reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors. Goffin broke early on but was broken back when serving for the opening set, shortly after some lights went out and halted the match for approximately 20 minutes. The seventh-seeded Goffin saved another break...
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Semifinals set at WTA Finals while Serena Williams clinches year-end No. 1

  #457772362 / gettyimages.com By Stephanie Neppl   (October 24, 2014) SINGAPORE – Semifinal berths and the year-end WTA No. 1 ranking were on the line as the last round of WTA Finals round-robin play began on Friday.   Many scenarios existed to see who would be playing in Saturday’s semifinals, with just Simona Halep having already secured her spot. In the end, Caroline...
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Murray rallies past Anderson at Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Andy Murray fought back to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open on Friday. The third-seeded Murray will face either top-seeded David Ferrer or Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. Anderson, the seventh seed, edged Murray in a first set that featured several attractive long rallies on the indoor hard court....
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WTA semis: Williams-Wozniacki, Halep-Radwanska

SINGAPORE (AP) Serena Williams will meet Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals of the WTA Finals while Simona Halep will take on Agnieszka Radwanska. On the final day of group games on Friday, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and Ana Ivanovic all had their destinies in their own hands yet failed to take the opportunities to progress. Sharapova needed to beat Radwanska in straight sets...
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Roger Federer Continues To Chase Career Milestones

By Michael Lemort   Could Federer win the Davis Cup for the first time of his career and be No. 1 again by the end of the season? After his success in Shanghai, his 23rd Masters 1000 title, with a victory over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinal, Roger Federer became No. 2 at the race, overtaking Rafael Nadal. After a very solid year, even though he didnt win a major title...
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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters

PARIS (AP) Paris Masters organizers say third-ranked Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the tournament next week for ''personal reasons.'' The organizers did not elaborate. Nadal was playing in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel on Friday, his third tournament since Wimbledon, when a wrist injury curtailed his schedule. The Spaniard also needed treatment...
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Sharapova's WTA title hope and No. 1 chance over

  Maria Sharapova's hopes of winning the WTA Finals and claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking both ended on Friday despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska. Sharapova needed to win in straight sets to have any chance of progressing in the tournament, and had to win the title if she was to overtake Serena Williams at the top of the rankings. Sharapova won the first...
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Raonic beats Young to reach Swiss Indoors quarters

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada hit 23 aces, including on match point, to beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors. Raonic earned the only break of the match to take the opening set and then dominated the final-set tiebreaker, converting his first of four match points to seal...
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Ferrer and Murray Reach Quarterfinals of Valencia Open

By Florian Heer (October 23, 2014) VALENCIA – After their meeting in Vienna’s final last Sunday, David Ferrer and Andy Murray continue their pursuit of valuable points for the ATP Race to London on Day 4 at the Valencia Open 500. The Spanish top-seed, who started his bid for a fourth title crown in Valencia with a straight set victory over Andreas Seppi, went up against his compatriot...
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Tennis Chief Apologizes For Calling Serena & Venus “The Williams Brothers”

It wasn’t a verbal apology, it was written and there is no way to know if he really meant it, but here is what Serena had to say about it. Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the “Williams brothers.” At the WTA Finals on Thursday, Williams said, ...
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Serena Williams Receives Written Apology from Russia’s Tennis Chief

(October 23, 2014) Serena Williams told media in Singapore at the WTA finals on Thursday that she has received a written apology from Russian Tennis President Shamil Tarpischev. During her post-match news conference after dismantling Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 said: “Yes, I have received ‑‑ he has reached out to apologize to both myself and my sister.” “It was written. No...
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Murray beats Fognini to reach Valencia quarters

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Andy Murray eased by the error-plagued Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4 to reach the Valencia Open quarterfinals on Thursday. The third-seeded Murray, who won here in 2009, will face seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa next on the indoor hard court. Fognini served four doubles faults and committed 20 unforced errors in a first set Murray claimed by swatting...
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WTA Finals race to the semifinals heats up; Halep first through

#457700842 / gettyimages.com By Stephanie Neppl (October 23, 2014) SINGAPORE – With three round robin singles matches on tap for Thursday, it was a full-day of at action at the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore. [6] Agniezska Radwanska (Poland) vs [8] Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) Wozniacki battled her good friend Radwanska and ended on the good side of a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 match...
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WTA Finals: Wozniacki beats Radwanska to advance

  Caroline Wozniacki moved closer to a place in the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday. Wosniacki, with two wins from two matches in Singapore, will be assured of a semifinal berth if Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova in the later White Group match. The match began with four breaks of serve in the opening five games, and Wozniacki...
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Halep hammers Williams at WTA Finals

By Stephanie Neppl (October 22, 2014) SINGAPORE – The 2014 WTA Finals were thrown a curve ball on Wednesday afternoon when Simona Halep took on world No. 1 Serena Williams. Halep had never beaten the four-time WTA Finals champion but on Wednesday she would not only get her first win, but she handed Williams one of the worst losses of her career. Halep won the first eight games...
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Novak and Jelena Djokovic Welcome Birth of Baby Boy Stefan

  Jelena and Novak Djokovic photo from www.NovakDjokovic.com (October 22, 2014) No. 1 men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic is a new father. Djokovic’s wife Jelena gave birth to a son Stefan in Nice, France on Tuesday. They reside in nearby Monaco.   Djokovic announced the birth on his twitter account and his website:   Stefan, our baby angel was born! I am so proud of my beautiful...
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the proud papa of a baby boy. RTS, Serbia's state TV, said Wednesday that Djokovic's wife, Jelena, gave birth to their first child on Tuesday in Monaco where they reside. The child's name hasn't been released. The new parents first met in high school, and they have been together for more than eight years. They got...
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Federer, Dimitrov to play MSG exhibition in March

NEW YORK (AP) Roger Federer will take on the guy known as ''Baby Fed'' in an exhibition match at Madison Square Gardeon on March 10. Grigor Dimitrov, whose style of play reminds some of Federer, will face the 17-time major champion in the eighth edition of the BNP Paribas Showdown. Dimitrov reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon in July, losing in that...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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