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Tomic, Llodra, Harrison granted US Open wild cards

NEW YORK -- Australia's Bernard Tomic and France's Michael Llodra are among eight men receiving wild-card invitations for the U.S. Open's main draw. Ryan Harrison, Tim Smyczek, NCAA champion Marcos Giron, Wayne Odesnik, and teenagers Jared Donaldson and Noah Rubin also were wild-card entries announced Wednesday by the U.S. Tennis Association. Odesnik, who served a 12...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ATP Tour fines Llodra for verbal abuse

Michael Llodra of France left the BNP Paribas Open a little lighter in his wallet after being fined $2,500 by the ATP Tour for verbal abuse during a match. The incident occurred during Llodra's first-round match against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia last week. During Llodra's three-set victory, he was heard by a reporter to have said some racial epithets toward a group of fans...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Llodra fined $2,500 for racial slur

French tennis player Michael Llodra was slapped with a $2,500 fine for using a racial slur during his opening-round match against Ernests Gulbis at the ATP Tour's Indian Wells tournament in California, officials said Sunday. Llodra yelled at a Chinese female supporter of Gulbis during his 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3) win over the Latvian on Friday. The incident was witnessed by Canadian...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Del Potro Captures Marseille Title

  Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Michael Llodra of France 6-4, 6-4 to capture the Open 13 final on Sunday in Marseille. This is Del Potro’s first title of the year and 10th career tournament win. “Llodra has a very difficult game to play against, Del Potro said. He hits drop shots, he slices, so it’s not easy to play against him. All finals are special. Many...
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February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Del Potro beats Llodra to capture Marseille title

Juan Martin Del Potro beat Michael Llodra of France 6-4, 6-4 in the Open 13 final Sunday for his first title of the season.
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February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Del Potro, Llodra Reach Marseille Final

Fourth seed Juan Martin Del Potro pushed past top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-7 (9) 6-3 to reach the final of the Marseille Open on Saturday. The Argentine will face Frenchman Michael Llodra in Sunday’s final. Llodra served and volleyed past third seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 7-6(10). “It was close. I was lucky that he missed a volley that gave me the break in the third set...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Del Potro beats Llodra in Open 13 final

Juan Martin del Potro beat Michael Llodra of France 6-4, 6-4 in the Open 13 final Sunday to win his first title of the season and the 10th of his career. The former US Open champion briefly wobbled at 0-30 down when serving for the match, but closed it out when Llodra hit a forehand into the net from the back of the court. Llodra, the 2010 champion, lost his serve once in each...
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

‘Oz and Ends’ – Frenchmen, SI Swimsuit Issue and Free Time

  Lovable Llodra Andy Murray has defeated 11 Frenchman in a row with his win over Michael Llodra on Saturday.  From Llodra’s post match news conference after falling to Andy Murray. Q.  Do you think it might have helped if you had head‑butted him? MICHAEL LLODRA:  Yeah, probably can happen.   Q.  He’s doing some damage to the French. MICHAEL LLODRA:  Yeah, yeah.  Like...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Llodra – The Last of the Serve and Volleyers

MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – In an age which players bang away from the baseline, France’s Michael Llodra is a man who stands alone – at the net. He remains one of the last pure serve and volley players on the ATP World Tour.   When I asked him about this in a news conference, Llodra replied, “I am the last one, no?”   “I learned tennis, I play like this, my idol was...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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