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2011-06-28 08:20:00

LONDON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Andy Murray to claim the title is priced at 5.50 in odds ahead of the Wimbledon quarter-finals with an injured Rafa Nadal being offered at 4.25 at online bookmakers BetClic (https://en.betclic.com). - The money is coming on Murray but also on Federer, says Dan Vikman, Press Manager at BetClic. Roger Federer is priced at 2.50 and is the favourite to win the men single title with Rafa Nadal injured but declared fit to play his...

2009-10-03 14:57:02

Gilles Simon of France and Serbia's Viktor Troicki advanced to Sunday's title match at the Thailand Open tennis tournament in Bangkok. Simon, the second seed, downed Austria's Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). The fourth-seeded Troicki knocked off top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the defending champion, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, spoiling a potential all-French final. It was a great turnaround, Troicki, a non-title winner, said on the Association of Tennis Professionals Web site. I took my chances to...

2009-10-02 11:56:27

Defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came from behind Friday and earned a semifinal berth at the $608,500 Thailand Open. Tsonga, who is the tournament's No. 1 seed, got past qualifier Marco Chiudinelli 6-7 (9-7), 6-3, 6-4 in their quarterfinal match. He blasted 20 aces and had his serve broken once in the match. He pulled off the win by breaking Chiudinelli's serve once in each set. Tsonga heads into Saturday's semifinals against No. 4-seeded Viktor Troicki, who topped John Isner 7-6 (7-3),...

2009-10-01 12:19:28

Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga survived a Thursday match that featured three tiebreakers and won a quarterfinal slot at the $608,500 Thailand Open. Tsonga, the tournament's defending champion, came out on top of a 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2) match with Ernests Gulbis. The match was very even -- Tsonga won in total points 111-110 -- and there was just one break-point situation in 36 games. But Tsonga grabbed the advantage in the final tiebreaker to escape the second round. Second-seeded...

2009-09-30 11:41:05

Viktor Troicki and Jurgen Melzer each claimed victories Wednesday that sent them into the quarterfinals of the $608,500 Thailand Open tennis tournament. Troicki, seeded No. 4, posted a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win over Thomaz Bellucci in a match that featured just one service break. Melzer, the No. 6 seed, needed only 66 minutes for a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Marsel Ilhan in the day's other second-round match. Melzer lost only nine points over nine service games against Ilhan. The tournament's first-round...

2009-09-28 11:46:14

John Isner blasted 21 aces en route to a first-round win Monday at the $608,500 Thailand Open tennis tournament in Bangkok. Isner, seeded eighth and ranked 41st, used the big serves to get past wild-card entrant Kittipong Wachiramanowong in the hard-court tournament 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5). The match was even -- both players won 97 points -- but Isner sneaked through with the tiebreaker win. Wachiramanowong entered the match ranked No. 585 and was 0-6 on the year in ATP matches. In the only other...

2009-09-15 07:20:00

Juan Martin del Potro's run to the U.S. Open championship moved him back to a career-best No. 5 world rankings. Del Potro knocked off world No. 1 Roger Federer in five sets Monday in the finals of the U.S. Open in winning his first Grand Slam title. That also allowed him to move ahead of sixth-ranked Andy Roddick in men's tennis rankings released Tuesday. A year ago del Potro was ranked No. 13 but was rising. He cracked the Top 10 last October and reached No. 5 in the rankings for the first...

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