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  • Troicki, Stakhovsky, Darcis Aim To Qualify For Roland Garros Main Draw
    Three ATP Tour veterans — Viktor Troicki, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Steve Darcis — will all be bidding to qualify on Thursday to compete in the Roland Garros main draw for a 10th time. Former World No. 12 Troicki overcame Australia’s Jason Kubler 6-1, 7-6(9) in 86 minutes, saving two set points at 7/8 and 8/9 in the second set tie-break, on Wednesday. The Serbian will now prepare to face France’s Alexandre Muller in the qualifying round. Sixth-seeded Ukrainian Stakhovsky struck 43 winners to beat Uladzimir Ignatik of Belarus 7-5, 6-4, saving one set point at 5/6 in the second set tie-break for...
  • Dzumhur Ousts Wawrinka In Geneva
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    Damir Dzumhur put a quick end to Stan Wawrinka's hopes of winning a third title at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open, defeating the second-seeded Swiss 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in his second-round opening match Wednesday. Wawrinka had won the Geneva title in 2016-17. Wawrinka led 3-0 to start the decisive set, but Dzumhur countered to win the next five games. He closed out the victory on serve in just under two hours. The 57th-ranked Dzumhur, a qualifier at the ATP 250 clay-court event, also rallied from a set down to defeat Feliciano Lopez in the first round.  "It looked good, but it...
  • Read & Watch: Tsonga Happy To Pass Lyon Test
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    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga extended his perfect record at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon on Wednesday with a comeback win over Canadian qualifier Steven Diez. The 2017 champion, who improved to 6-0 at the ATP 250 tournament, came within two points of losing, but ultimately booked his place n the quarter-finals with a 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 win over two hours and 42 minutes. The penultimate game lasted 14 minutes, with Tsonga failing to convert five match points. He finally closed out with a forehand drop shot winner. “It was good for me to play a long match like this,” said Tsonga. “I haven’t...
  • Djokovic, Nadal, Federer Lead 2019 Roland Garros Seeds
    Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the top three seeds for a second straight Grand Slam tournament. World No. 1 Djokovic will take his place on the top line of the 2019 Roland Garros draw, while 11-time champion Rafael Nadal will lead contenders in the bottom half as the No. 2 seed. Third seed Federer, playing at the clay-court major for the first time since 2015, will need to wait until the draw ceremony on Thursday evening in Paris to see if he falls in Djokovic or Nadal’s half of the draw. Dominic Thiem, who handed Nadal a defeat...
  • Read & Watch: Shapovalov Fights Back On Lyon Debut
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    Third seed Denis Shapovalov came within two points of losing on his Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon debut on Wednesday, but fought back to beat Ugo Humbert of France 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2 in two hours and 16 minutes. Humbert led by a set and 5-4, with Shapovalov serving at 30/30 before the #NextGenATP Canadian started his comeback for a place in the quarter-finals. “I knew I was going into the match coming up against a very tough player, as he has played well all year,” said Shapovalov. “I have seen him a lot, and he has great potential. I wasn’t feeling it...
  • Fritz Proving Everyone Wrong This Clay-Court Season
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    The critics and doubters be damned, Taylor Fritz was going to prove to everyone that he could play on clay this season. For years, the American with a relatively flat, powerful game thought he had never reached his full potential during the European clay-court swing. Two years ago, he skipped the entire stretch to train, and in other years, he started playing midway through the swing, only finding his best game as the main clay-court season ended. But this year, Fritz had a request to his coaches, David Nainkin and Paul Annacone, as they devised his schedule: Put me in, coach. “He's trying...
  • Roger, Rafa Lead The Way In These Serve & Return Scenarios
    Tennis has traditionally been a game of feel. How does the court feel? How heavy do the balls feel? How hot does the weather feel today? How do I feel going into the match? So, it’s time to take a ‘feel’ test. You have got to pick one of the following two scenarios that you feel would give yourself the best chance of winning the game. Do you feel more confident winning a game when you are serving with the score at 0/30, or is it better to be returning serve with the server trailing 0/15? On one hand you are serving, but...