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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

Gabashvili, Nieminen advance at Stockholm Open

STOCKHOLM (AP) Finland's Jarkko Nieminen and Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia both advanced to the second round of the Stockholm Open with straight-set wins on Monday. Nieminen beat Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 6-4 while Gabashvili defeated Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-2, 6-4. Nieminen put constant pressure on his opponent's serve but only converted three of the 11 break points...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nieminen beats Mayer to advance at Malaysia Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Jarkko Nieminen of Finland upset third-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 7-6 (5), 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open on Thursday. The 33-year-old Nieminen won without facing a break point and will next face seventh-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain, who beat Michal Przysiezny of Poland 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3. The 28-year-old Andujar is...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sousa, Nieminen advance at Moselle Open

METZ, France (AP) Joao Sousa saved all four break points to beat Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Sousa will next play Igor Sijsling at the indoor tournament. Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen set up a meeting with former Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz after beating Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-1, 6-4. After playing a crucial...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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