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Nadal Advances to Second Round of Rio Open

TENNISFILES (February 17) – Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Rio Open, defeating hometown favorite Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4 6-1. The number one seed broke Bellucci in the fifth game of the match.  However both players struggled to hold, and neither held serve again until Nadal closed out the first set. Nadal […]

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Tommy Robredo

Robredo Tops Ymer in First Round of Rio Open

TENNISFILES (February 16) – Seasoned veteran Tommy Robredo defeated Elias Ymer of Sweden 6-4 6-3 in the first round of the Rio Open.  The 18 year-old Ymer showed flashes of brilliance, but fell to the more consistent play of the Spaniard on the red clay. The match started off with three consecutive breaks of serve.  Ymer […]

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Nishikori Wins Memphis Open

Nishikori Wins Memphis Open

TENNISFILES (February 15) – Kei Nishikori won his 3rd consecutive Memphis Open title with a 6-4 6-4 victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. Nishikori withstood Anderson’s booming serves to secure a break at the end of each set. He utilized deft touch, speed, and aggressive baseline play to outgun the tall South African indoors. The final […]

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