Almagro rallies to beat Carreno Busta for Estoril Open title

ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Nicolas Almagro recovered from a set down to beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-3 and win the Estoril Open on Sunday. Almagro claimed his 13th career title - all on clay - and his first since Nice in 2012. The 30-year-old Spaniard hit 12 aces and converted five of 19 break chances to beat the eighth-seeded Carreno Busta. Almagro...
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Almagro faces Carreno Busta in Estoril Open final

ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Clay-court specialist Nicolas Almagro defeated second-seeded Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 at the Estoril Open on Saturday to reach his second final of the season. Almagro will face fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who upset third-seeded Benoit Paire of France 6-3, 6-3 in the other semifinal at the clay-court tournament. The 71st-ranked Almagro saved the only...
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Busta, Almagro reach Estoril Open quarterfinals

ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Eighth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain reached his fourth clay-court quarterfinal of the year when he defeated Taro Daniel of Japan 6-4, 7-5 in the Estoril Open on Thursday. Busta broke Daniel five times. He was runner-up in Sao Paulo this year, and is still chasing his first ATP title. Busta will face either top-seeded Gilles Simon or Paul-Henri Mathieu...
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Coric, Mayer, Almagro advance to 2nd round at Estoril Open

ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Sixth-seeded Borna Coric defeated Italian qualifier Andrea Arnaboldi of Italy 6-4, 6-1 on Monday to reach the second round of the Estoril Open. Coric broke Arnaboldi's serve four times to win his opening match at the clay-court tournament. The 40th-ranked Croat will face either Benjamin Becker of Germany or Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil, who play on Tuesday...
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This ballboy eats it head first into a wall, then rallies like a champion

In the age before the Internet, the benefits of being a ballboy who does a face-plant into a wall while working an early-round Barcelona Open match between world No. 54 Teymuraz Gabashvil and No. 66 Nicolas Almagro is that your only embarrassment would come from the scattered hundreds in attendance at the match. Nobody, except the hardest of tennis die-hards - we're talking as hard...
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Almagro, Verdasco adcance to Clay Court final

HOUSTON (AP) Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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