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    Published on 08-04-2014 01:30 PM  Number of Views: 275 
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    Vasek Pospisil following a loss to Milos Raonic in the final of the 2014 Citi Open.

    By Mariya Konovalova

    Sunday’s History in the Making
    Not only was the Men’s Singles Final in Washington the first All-Canadian ATP final but also only the second final where both opponents were born in the 1990s. Washington missed that particular record by one day, as the first such final was played on Saturday in Kitzbuhel.


    Sunday’s Domination

    Although their only previous meeting – in Montreal in 2013 – ended in a third-set tiebreak, the final between Vasek Pospisil and Milos Raonic proved ‘ImPospisil’ (to use a term he himself favors) for the lower-ranked Canadian. Second seed Raonic won 6-1, 6-4 in a straightforward manner.
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    Published on 08-03-2014 10:57 AM  Number of Views: 279 
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    Vasek Pospisil at the 2014 Citi Open.

    By Mariya Konovalova

    Saturday’s Canada Day in DC

    For the first time in the Open Era, two Canadian players will meet in the ATP final, when Vasek Pospisil faces Milos Raonic on Sunday.


    Saturday’s Two for the Money


    Karumi Nara, who was a first-time WTA winner in Rio de Janeiro earlier this season, is a surprise finalist in both singles and doubles at the Citi Open. The 23-year-old from Japan reached the Doubles Final on Saturday with partner and countrywoman Hiroko Kuwata (after losing all three prior doubles matches she had played in 2014). Earlier in the day, she prevailed over New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic in the first Singles Semifinal of the day.


    Saturday’s Trading Places


    Nara’s chances looked slim early in the match, when Erakovic ran away with a 6-0 first set. The Kiwi looked destined for an easy win after winning ...
    Published on 07-27-2014 08:56 PM  Number of Views: 208 
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    2. ATP
    John Isner wins the 2014 BB&T Atlanta Open.

    By Christina Ward



    John Isner was triumphant for the second year in a row at the BB&T Atlanta Open beating Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4. Isner has seen much success at this tournament, reaching the final in four of the last five years.

    At the start of the final, Sela unfortunately had a slow start and was broken in his first service game. The tone of the match was set after that first break. After being broken, Sela said, “[Isner] went for his shots and played more freely. It changed [the match] a lot." Sela was broken again at 1-all in the second ...
    Published on 07-27-2014 11:18 AM  Number of Views: 190 
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    John Isner in the semifinal at the 2014 BB&T Atlanta Open.

    By Christina Ward



    The first singles semifinal match of the BB&T Atlanta Open featured Americans John Isner and Jack Sock. Sock recently beat the no.1 seed Isner for the first time in the Newport quarterfinals earlier this month. In the first set of their match on Saturday, Isner and Sock held serve easily until a nearly 15 minute nine deuce game on Sock’s serve at 5-6. Isner broke on his third set point and won the first set 7-5. Serving at 4-5 in the second set, Sock double faulted to lose the match 7-5, 6-4. Tiebreaks are not unusual ...
    by Published on 07-21-2014 12:10 PM
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    ITF BEACH TENNIS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
    RESULTS – 20 JULY
    Please find below Sunday’s results from the 2014 ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship that took place in Moscow, Russia on 17-20 July. Italy, the 2012 champion, regained the title with a 2-0 victory over defending champion Brazil. A total of 24 teams took part in the third edition of the event.

    The Team Championship is a mixed competition in which nations compete against each other on a knock-out basis. Each team is comprised of two men and two women, with ties consisting of a men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles rubber.

    The Team Championship joins the individual ITF Beach Tennis World Championships as the flagship events on the ITF Beach Tennis Tour. Since the launch of the Tour in 2008, worldwide participation has continued to grow each year. The 2014 Tour will see around 200 events held in 37 countries, while 54 nations are currently represented in the ITF Beach Tennis World Rankings.

    For news and completed scores, please visit the ITF Beach Tennis website: www.itftennis.com/beachtennis

    Results

    Final

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    by Published on 07-19-2014 04:41 PM
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    2. ATP

    Wimbledon champs to play doubles in Atlanta

    SOCK, POSPISIL MAKE AMERICAN DEBUT


    ATLANTA – Saturday, July 19, 2014 -- Wimbledon doubles champs American Jack Sock and Canadian Vasek Pospisil are scheduled to partner in the BB&T Atlanta Open doubles draw.

    The BB&T Atlanta Open is their second event playing doubles together after a successful debut in England. The duo defeated Mike and Bob Bryan, the 2013 Wimbledon titlists, in the Wimbledon final (7-6(5), 6-7(3), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

    Pospisil and Sock are also competing in the singles draw as well. Pospisil is a newcomer ...
    by Published on 07-17-2014 06:55 PM
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    3. ATP

    2014 EMIRATES AIRLINE US OPEN SERIES
    LAUNCHES NEXT WEEK WITH BB&T ATLANTA OPEN

    Series’ 11th Year to Feature Expanded Television Coverage Including
    Record 25 Consecutive Days on ESPN and Tennis Channel


    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 17, 2014 –The 11th season of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the five-week North American summer tennis season that links eight ATP World Tour and WTA summer hard court tournaments to the US Open, launches next week with the men’s BB&T Atlanta Open. Since its inception in 2004, the Emirates Airline US Open Series has increased television viewership and event attendance, while generating new corporate partnerships for the sport.

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