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2012-03-18 23:01:28

Doubles final to pit No. 1 seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky against Bobby Reynolds and Michael Russell. Irving, Texas (PRWEB) March 18, 2012 The Dallas Tennis Classic, a new stop on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour played at the prestigious Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, announced the singles final matchup for Sunday, which will include Russian, Igor Andreev and Canadian, Frank Dancevic. In doubles action the final will pit Mexican,...

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2009-10-01 13:02:37

Andy Murray, citing a wrist injury, withdrew Thursday from next week's Japan Open in Tokyo. An announcement on Murray's Web site said the world No. 3-ranked player decided to take some more recovery time on the basis of medical advice. Murray has been bothered by the left wrist injury -- he plays right-handed but uses a two-hand backhand -- since the U.S. Open. He did play two Davis Cup playoff matches last month but that has been his only competition since the Open. The Web site statement...

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2009-09-21 11:53:26

Rafael Nadal, citing a continuing abdominal injury, has withdrawn from next week's Thailand Open. Nadal, ranked No. 2 in the world, has been hampered by injuries since the French Open. He sat out several weeks after that event because of issues with his knees but during the U.S. Open said he was having abdominal problems as well. The Spanish star has played in three tournaments since the French Open and reached two semifinals and one quarterfinal. He made it to the semis at the U.S. Open,...

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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...

2009-09-14 20:04:54

Argentine Juan Martin del Potro upset world No. 1 Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 Monday to win the 2009 U.S. Open. The sixth-seeded del Potro is the first Argentine U.S. Open winner since Guillermo Vilas won in 1977.

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2009-09-13 20:16:17

Swiss star Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina scored straight-set victories Sunday, advancing to the championship match of the U.S. Open. World No. 1 Federer, trying for his sixth straight open title and 16th in a Grand Slam event, hit a between-the-legs winner that set up match point in a hard-fought 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 7-5 win over Serb Novak Djokovic. Federer has won 40 straight matches at the open. Del Potro, the world's sixth-ranked player, rolled over former world No. 1...

2009-09-13 15:21:20

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina whipped six-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal Sunday in the U.S. Open, cruising to a surprisingly easy victory. Del Potro, the world's sixth-ranked player, rolled over the Spaniard, a former world No. 1 now ranked third, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in a match that lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes. I was so focused every moment because Rafa is such a great player, del Potro said. The 20-year-old, 6-foot, 6-inch del Potro will take on either world No. 1 Roger Federer of...

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2009-09-11 00:10:48

Rafael Nadal had a one-set lead over Fernando Gonzalez Thursday before rain forced a postponement of their U.S. Open quarterfinal match. Nadal and Gonzalez waited through two long rain delays before tournament officials decided shortly after midnight EDT the weather would not cooperate. The rain had stopped and the court had been dried in anticipation of resuming the match, but because additional showers were moving into the area the decision was made to postpone the match until Friday. Nadal...

2009-09-10 18:21:42

Sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat No. 16 Marin Cilic of Croatia in four sets Thursday in a men's quarterfinal at the U.S. Open in New York. The scores were 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1, advancing the 6-foot-6 inch native of Tandil, Argentina to an Open semifinal for the first time in his fourth season on the men's tennis tour. After losing the first set, del Potro was dominant in winning the final three sets. He is the first Argentine to reach a Grand Slam final since Mariano Puerta lost to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.