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Nadal Tops Klizan for 700th Win

(June 24, 2014) Rafael Nadal recovered from a first set loss to earn his first match win at Wimbledon since 2012 with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Martin Klizan. The world No. 1, but seeded No. 2 entered special company on Tuesday afternoon becoming the 11th player in the Open Era to earn his 700th career win. “Well, was a positive match for me,” Nadal said.  “First thing...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Klizan beats Fognini to win BMW Open Crown

By Florian Heer (May 3, 2014) MUNICH – Top-seed Fabio Fognini and qualifier Martin Klizan clashed in Sunday’s final at the BMW Open by FWU AG to crown a new champion. The pair met for the fifth time on the ATP World Tour with the Italian leading the head-to-head record 3-1 before the day’s encounter. The only time the Slovakian world No. 111 beat Fognini was in his only previous...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovakia's Klizan eases into Stuttgart 2nd round

Eighth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia swept past Albert Montanes of Spain 6-2, 6-3 on Monday to progress to the second round of the Mercedes Cup. Klizan didn't drop serve to win in 76 minutes and set up a meeting with another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, who defeated Tobias Kamke of Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Michael Berrer, the 153rd-ranked German who received a wild card...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Klizan Through, Dimitrov Upset in Zagreb

  Martin Klizan of Slovakia rallied to beat Italian lucky-loser Matteo Viola 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-1 on Tuesday in the first round of the Zagreb Indoors. Seventh seed,  Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov fell to the hard-serving Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6(3), 7-6(3). The Croat knocked 18 aces past his opponent. “This is the best I have seen Karlovic play lately,”  Dimitrov said. “It...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Klizan advances at Zagreb Indoors

Fifth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia came back from a set and a break down to beat Italian lucky-loser Matteo Viola 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Zagreb Indoors. After winning the first set, Viola led 3-2 in the second when Klizan broke back. Klizan later wasted two set points before winning the set in a tiebreak. Somdev Devvarman of India also came back...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

10 Things You Should Know About Martin Klizan

by Lindsay Gibbs Martin Klizan just might be the story of the year on the ATP World tour.  The 23 year-old Slovakian has been on the pro tour since 2007, but has found himself toiling around in the Futures and Challengers ever since. Though he was the No. 1 Junior player in early 2007, it was hard for the lanky and unpredictable lefty to fulfill his potential in the pros.  In fact...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Klizan Wins First ATP Tournament Title

  Seven months ago, Martin Klizan was ranked at No. 121 in the world, today he’s is No. 45 and climbing. The Slovak captured his first ATP World Tour on Sunday defeating Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-2, 6-3 for the St. Petersburg Open. The 23-year-old’s breath through win came at the recent US Open when the southpaw upset 6th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Klizan made his way to the finals...
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September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Klizan advances at Croatia Open

Seventh-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia beat Aljaz Bedene 6-2, 6-2 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Croatia Open. Klizan, playing for the first time as a seeded player, dominated from the start to easily defeat the Slovenian wild card. Also, Russian wild card Andrev Kuznetsov won his first match this year on the ATP Tour, beating Spain's Daniel Munoz-De La Nava...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Klizan beats Bedene to advance at Croatia Open

Seventh-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia advanced Monday to the second round of the Croatia Open by defeating Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-2, 6-2. Klizan is playing for the first time as a seeded player in Umag. He easily defeated the Slovenian wild card Bedene, dominating the match from the start. Also on Monday, Russian wild card Andrev Kuznetsov won his first match on the ATP...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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