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2009-08-27 23:18:05

Sam Querrey defeated top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Pilot Pen in New Haven, Conn. Querrey, putting pressure on Andy Roddick for recognition as the leading American player, ousted Davydenko 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Querrey has reached four championship matches this year and won a title this month in Los Angeles. Querrey will be the No. 22 seed when the U.S. Open begins next week. His semifinal opponent at the Pilot Pen will be Jose Acasuso, who defeated Florent...

2009-08-01 00:32:00

Top-seeded Tommy Haas ousted Marat Safin Friday to reach the semifinals of the Los Angeles Tennis Open. Haas, seeking his second title in his last three tournaments, will face Sam Querrey in the semis after Querry eliminated No. 4 seed Dudi Sela 6-3, 7-5. Only three of the four scheduled quarterfinal matches were held after No. 2 seed Mardy Fish withdrew from the event with an abdominal strain. As a result, Leonardo Mayer advanced to the first semifinal of his ATP career. He will take on...

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2009-07-09 11:14:54

Fernando Verdasco and Tommy Robredo have been listed as Spain's singles players against Germany in a Davis Cup quarterfinal in Spain. World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who played for Spain last year, remains sidelined with knee problems but Spain's team is still considered strong with Verdasco ranked No. 9 and Robredo 14th in the world. Spain will also send the doubles team of Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez against Germany. The best-of-five Davis Cup quarterfinal is to be played on an outdoor clay...

2009-02-06 20:23:41

Croatians Marin Cilic and Mario Ancic reached the semifinals Friday at the Zagreb Indoors, the first European event on the 2009 ATP Tour. Cilic, seeded second, defeated Antonio Veic 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) to run his match record this season to 11-1. Cilic's only loss came at the Australian Open. Ancic coasted past Ivan Dodig 6-1, 6-3. Cilic will meet Viktor Troicki in the semifinals and Ancic will take on Jan Hernych. Hernych had a 5-4 lead over Mischa Zverev in the first set when Zverev retired....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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