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Steve Johnson beats Stephane Robert in ASB Classic 1st round

SYDNEY (AP) Seventh-seeded American Steve Johnson overcame an early struggle in a match of contrasting fortunes to beat Stephane Robert of France 6-4, 6-3 Monday in the opening round of the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland. Johnson, ranked 33, struggled to bring his heavy serve to bear at the start of the match and quickly found himself a break down at 3-1 in the first...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

After 3 wrist operations, del Potro returns to Slam tennis

LONDON (AP) Once deemed the ''next big thing'' in tennis, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro grew so frustrated after needing three operations on his left wrist that he considered quitting the sport last year at age 27. Too many setbacks. Too many comebacks. He stayed the course, though, and on Tuesday, ranked only 165th, del Potro played his first Grand Slam match in...
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June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Fifth seed Leonardo Mayer tops Stephane Robert in Argentina

  No. 5-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina reached the second round of the Argentina Open on Monday, defeating Stephane Robert of France 6-0, 6-1. In another first-round match between unseeded players, Paolo Lorenzi defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Rafael Nadal is the No. 1 seed. He plays Wednesday and has a bye into the second round of the clay-court event...
Via Associated Press
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucky week: France's Robert into 4th round

Some players methodically prepare before playing their first match of a Grand Slam tournament, spending hours scouting their opponents, practicing and stretching, pumping themselves up. Not Stephane Robert. He had all of 10 minutes to get ready to play Aljaz Bedene in the first round of the Australian Open this week. The 33-year-old journeyman lost in the last round of the qualifying...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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