Raonic Holds Alligator, Lives Dangerously In Delray Beach - 3時間前  ATP World Tour

It cannot have been what the two dozen experts Milos Raonic consulted in the off-season recommended he do this year: hold a baby alligator. But there Raonic was, on Sunday, two days before his first match at the Delray Beach Open, clenching his fists tighter and tighter around Smiley, the five-pound alligator that squirmed and urinated while the Canadian tried to tame him. “Whoa, buddy,” Raonic said. “So you can feel the strength of him,” said “Gator Tim” Schwartzman, Raonic's guide at the Sawgrass Recreation Park in Weston, Florida, U.S.A. “Whoa, budd...more
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Sock Hoping For Fresh Start To 2018 In Delray Beach - 8時間前  ATP World Tour

The calendar might say mid-February, but to Jack Sock, this week's Delray Beach Open feels more like the beginning of the season than the ASB Classic did in January. Sock headed to Auckland still feeling tired from his unpredictable end to 2017. The 25-year-old won the Rolex Paris Masters title and climbed 16 places in the ATP Race To London – from 24th to eighth – to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals in London for the first time. But the later end to his season – late November instead of early October/early November – threw off Sock's schedule. He flew to New Zealand wi...more
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Anderson Back In The Winners' Circle - 9時間前  ATP World Tour

It has been a long time coming for Kevin Anderson. The South African had not won a title since 2015 Winston-Salem, and a slew of injuries forced his ATP Ranking down to as low as No. 80 last January. But five months after advancing to his first Grand Slam final at the US Open, Anderson added a fourth tour-level title to his collection, defeating second seed Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(1) to win the inaugural New York Open on Sunday. [ALSO LIKE] Thanks to his performance this week, the 31-year-old will move to a career-best No. 9 in the ATP Rankings on Monday. The inaugural final in New York was...more
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Ruthless Thiem Streaks To Buenos Aires Title - 12時間前  ATP World Tour

If Dominic Thiem's start to the Latin American Golden Swing is any indication of his 2018 form, the rest of the ATP World Tour better take notice. The Austrian blasted to the title at the Argentina Open, not dropping a set all week in notching the clay-court title. Thiem dominated Sunday's final, downing Aljaz Bedene 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 31 minutes. He extended his perfect mark in Buenos Aires to 9-0, having previously won the title in 2016, and lifted his ninth ATP World Tour trophy in total. It was his first crown in nearly a year, since triumphing in nearby Rio de Janeiro last February....more
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Mirnyi/Oswald Triumph In New York - 13時間前  ATP World Tour

Sunday was already special for Max Mirnyi, as the Belarusian was competing in his 100th combined tour-level final. But it got better for the 40-year-old, who partnered Philipp Oswald to defeat Wesley Koolhof and Artem Sitak 6-4, 4-6, 10/6 in one hour, 29 minutes to triumph at the inaugural New York Open. [ALSO LIKE] It is the pair’s second title together (2017 Moscow) in their third final (l. 2018 Auckland). Mirnyi will leave New York with his 51st tour-level doubles trophy and Oswald his seventh. The pair earns 250 ATP Doubles Rankings points and a split of $36,230. Koolhof and Sitak, w...more
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Story Of Rotterdam 2018 - 14時間前  ATP World Tour

Relive some of the most memorable moments of the 2018 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, which ended with Roger Federer capturing his 97th tour-level title. Photo: Henk Koster. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.
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Molteni/Zeballos Dethrone Champions To Win Buenos Aires - 15時間前  ATP World Tour

Home favourites Andres Molteni and Horacio Zeballos stunned two-time defending champions Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-3, 5-7, 10/3 to win the Argentina Open on Sunday. Molteni and Zeballos became the first home team to win the title since 2010, where Zeballos triumphed alongside Sebastian Prieto. Cabal and Farah were bidding to win the title for a third consecutive year. The Argentines won 78 per cent of points on serve and dominated the decisive Match Tie-break to clinch their second title in their second tournament as a pairing, after winning the BB&T Atlanta Open on their tea...more
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Herbert/Mahut End Unbeaten Streak; Win Rotterdam Title - 17時間前  ATP World Tour

Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut ended Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic’s unbeaten start to the 2018 season 2-6, 6-2, 10/7 to lift the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Sunday. The third seeds came from behind to hand the second seeds, who had won all 18 of their previous matches this season, their first defeat of 2018. Marach and Pavic had been bidding to win a fourth title of the season after earlier triumphs in Doha, Auckland and at the Australian Open, but it was the all-French duo who tasted victory after 68 minutes of play. Mahut has now won the title on three occasi...more
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Felix Checks Out The Red Bull Crashed Ice Site - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Canadian #NextGenATP star Felix Auger-Aliassime checks out the Red Bull Crashed Ice site in Marseille ahead of the Open 13 Provence.
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Dimitrov Faces Day Of Reckoning Against Federer - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Grigor Dimitrov began to make good on his enormous potential last year, claiming his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title (Cincinnati), winning the Nitto ATP Finals and finishing the year No. 3 in the ATP Rankings. Next on his to-do list is to address the imbalance in his FedEx ATP Head-to-Head records against the game’s very best. He is 1-10 against Rafael Nadal, 1-6 against Novak Djokovic, 3-8 against Andy Murray and 0-6 against Roger Federer. [ALSO LIKE] Dimitrov has the chance to get to work Sunday in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament final in Rotterdam, where he will look for ...more
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ATP World Tour Stars Align In Brazil - 6時間前  ATP World Tour

The third event of South America's "Golden Swing" gets underway this week, and while Carnival might be coming to a close, the party was just beginning for the players in action at the Rio Open presented by Claro in Brazil. Before they took to the court, some of the ATP World Tour's top players took in the sights and sounds of Brazil's "Marvelous City." The top-seeded Cilic, who will be playing for the first time in Rio, climbed to the top of the 30-meter tall "Christ the Redeemer" statue that overlooks Rio. The world No. 3 found the experience both enthralling and spiritual. "Just getting t...more
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Scouting Report: Top Stars Descend On Rio, Delray Beach And Marseille - 9時間前  ATP World Tour

The frenetic month of February continues with another trio of tournaments. The second ATP World Tour 500 event of the year takes place at the Rio Open presented by Claro, while the Open 13 Provence returns to Marseille and the Delray Beach Open celebrates its 26th edition. View draws: Rio de Janeiro | Marseille | Delray Beach 10 THINGS TO WATCH IN RIO DE JANEIRO (1) What A Week: Twenty-two of the Top 32 players on the ATP World Tour will compete this week in Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach or Marseille. Leading the way at the Rio Open presented by Claro are defending champion Dominic Thiem and Au...more
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From Afrojack To Metallica, Federer Talks Music - 11時間前  ATP World Tour

If you are wondering what music Roger Federer — who will rise back to No. 1 in the ATP Rankings on Monday — listens to before a match, we may finally have the answer. The 36-year-old, who defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament to win his 97th tour-level title, addressed the topic of music in his post-match press conference. The Swiss discussed Dutch DJ Afrojack's performance in the pre-final entertainment show. "It was cool,” said Federer. “I couldn't watch it all because I was getting ready, but we walked past him [Afrojack]. It seeme...more
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Rio de Janeiro 2018 - 13時間前  ATP World Tour

Pictures from the Rio Open presented by Claro in Rio de Janeiro, 2018.
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Highlights Federer Claims Third Rotterdam Crown - 14時間前  ATP World Tour

Watch highlights of the Rotterdam final, as Roger Federer breezed to the title with victory over Grigor Dimitrov. Photo: Henk Koster. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.
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Federer Reflects On Memorable Week In Rotterdam - 15時間前  ATP World Tour

Roger Federer looks back on a week he will never forget after claiming his third Rotterdam title. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.
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Federer Breezes To Rotterdam Crown - 16時間前  ATP World Tour

Roger Federer will surely never forget his week in Rotterdam. Two days after securing a return to the top spot in the ATP Rankings, the Swiss notched his 97th tour-level trophy on the indoor hard courts of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. The newly minted World No. 1 breezed to the title under the lights at the Ahoy Rotterdam, needing just 55 minutes to dismiss Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2. The Bulgarian was far from his best on Sunday afternoon and Federer refused to relinquish his grip after grabbing an early lead. Putting Dimitrov under heavy pressure throughout the championship clash, he ...more
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Roger Federer Remains A Constant In Changing World - 0日前  ATP World Tour

From fashion to technology and everything in between, a lot has changed since the first time Roger Federer claimed the No. 1 ATP Ranking in 2004 and his most recent return to the top on 19 February, 2018.
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Mirnyi Advances To 100th Tour-Level Final - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Second seeds Max Mirnyi and Philipp Oswald ousted home favourites Ryan Harrison and Steve Johnson 4-6, 6-4, 10/7 at the New York Open on Saturday to advance to their second final of the year (l. in Auckland). But more notably, it secured Mirnyi his 100th combined tour-level final appearance. The Belarusian made four singles finals in his career (1-3) and will compete in his 96th doubles championship match (50-45) on Sunday. If the 40-year-old and his partner raise the trophy in New York on Sunday, Mirnyi will have won a tour-level doubles title in 18 of the past 20 seasons. The former No. 1 in...more
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Thiem Powers Past Monfils In Buenos Aires - 1日前  ATP World Tour

Dominic Thiem booked a spot in his first ATP World Tour final of the season by dominating Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-1 at the Argentina Open on Saturday. The Austrian, who won the event in 2016, has never lost a match in Buenos Aires (8-0). Thiem also moved to 4-0 in his FedExATP Head2Head rivalry against the Frenchman. The pair was also set to play in the semi-finals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open earlier this season before Thiem withdrew due to illness. The World No.6 was ruthless throughout the 62-minute match, converting on four of nine break points while not facing a break point on his own serve. ...more
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