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Fuente: Infobae
Wed, 21/02/2018 00:19

Juan Martín del Potro debutó con un triunfo ante Jeremy Chardy en Delray Beach

Por el ATP 250, el tandilense borró de la cancha al francés por 6-2 y 6-4 y avanzó a los octavos de final. Este jueves se medirá ante el estadounidense Frances Tiafoe (91°)

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Wed, 21/02/2018 00:19

Juan Martín del Potro debutó con un triunfo ante Jeremy Chardy en Delray Beach

Por el ATP 250, el tandilense borró de la cancha al francés por 6-2 y 6-4 y avanzó a los octavos de final. Este jueves se medirá ante el estadounidense Frances Tiafoe (91°)

Fuente: Ole
Tue, 20/02/2018 23:41

Derecho a octavos

Delray Beach y Juan Martín Del Potro (10º ATP) tienen una conexión muy especial. No es porque el torneo recibe a muchos argentinos que se encuentran veraneando en Florida (hubo varias camisetas de la Selección de fútbol en las tribunas) ni tampoco porque en 2011 levantó la copa (en la definición se impuso al serbio Janko Tipsarevic). Lo que siente La Torre de Tandil en este certamen es una vibra particular, por eso mismo decidió, en 2016, después de su calvario con la muñeca izquierda, regresar ahí, y en 2017 empezó su año. Este martes, por tercera vez consecutiva, Delpo comenzó con éxito en los Estados Unidos: festejó frente a Jeremy Chardy (96º) por 6-2 y 6-4, en 1h09m. De arranque, el panorama fue favorable para el tandilense de 29 años, que quebró en el primer game. Con su saque (terminó con siete aces) y sobre todo con la derecha, manejó los tiempos y no le dio opciones al francés, que nuevamente perdió el servicio en el séptimo capítulo. Juan Martín debía mantener la muy buen efectividad con su primer saque y seguir golpeando con potencia para sentenciar el encuentro. Delpo con Frances Tiafoe (al que le ganó en Australia), su rival del jueves. Sin embargo, Del Potro no arrancó bien el segundo parcial: se repuso de un 0-40, pero no fue suficiente y Chardy le rompió rápidamente el servicio. Sin bajar los brazos, en el juego siguiente, con ayuda del francés (varios errores no forzados, incluso una fácil volea en la red), Delpo igualó el marcador. El set continuó con mucha paridad, Chardy levantó su nivel y el tandilense no logró asentarse con su devolución. Eso sucedió hasta el séptimo juego, en el que el ganador de 20 títulos volvió a quebrarle al francés y, de esta manera, encaminar la victoria en el debut en el certamen estadounidense. Después de un mes inactivo (no jugaba desde su eliminación en el Abierto de Australia a manos de Tomas Berdych), Juan Martín regresó de muy buena manera y mañana se medirá este jueves con Frances Tiafoe (91º), quien se reconoció fanático del tandilense. El campeón de la Copa Davis domina el historial por 2-0.

Fuente: Ole
Tue, 20/02/2018 23:26

El Peque y Delbo ganaron y se cruzan

Diego Schwartzman está en la segunda ronda del Rio Open tras ir ganándole 4-1 en el primer set a Casper Ruud y que el noruego no pudiera continuar por un fuerte dolor en el tobillo derecho. Federico Delbonis, quien también estaba venciendo a 6-2, 3-2 y al checo Vesely, pasó porque su rival terminó abandonando. El Peque y Delbo se cruzarán en la próxima ronda. Mirá también: A Fognini se le escapó la raqueta y ganó el set igual Por el otro lado, Nicolás Kicker tuvo una contundente victoria frente al dominicano Víctor Estrella Burgos. El oriundo de Merlo se llevó el partido con un doble 6-3 ante el número 138 del Ranking ATP y se enfrentará al español Fernando Verdasco, quien derrotó en primera ronda a Leo Mayer. Lo malo fue la derrota de Horacio Zeballos, 7-5, 3-6 y 7-5 ante el francés Gael Monfils. En el tercer set, con el 5-3, el marplatense desperdició un match point. Mirá también: Despedida al por mayor

Fuente: Infobae
Tue, 20/02/2018 17:40

A Fabio Fognini se le cayó la raqueta, la levantó y ganó un punto increíble en el Abierto de Río de Janeiro

El italiano le ganó al brasileño Thomas Bellucci y se clasificó a los octavos de final del ATP 500

Fuente: Infobae
Tue, 20/02/2018 16:26

A Fabio Fognini se le cayó la raqueta, la levantó y ganó un punto increíble en el Abierto de Río de Janeiro

El italiano le ganó al brasileño Thomas Bellucci y se clasificó a los octavos de final del ATP 500

Fuente: Ole
Tue, 20/02/2018 14:02

A Fognini se le escapó la raqueta y ganó el set igual

Era set point para Fabio Fognini, que buscaba igualar el partido ante el brasileño Belluci en el ATP de Río. Sacó pero en el remate perdió la raqueta. La agarró enseguida, siguió el punto y después de un lindo peloteo, ganó el game y el set. Fue el 1 a 1 en más de dos horas de partido. El tercero también fue para el italiano, que ganó 2-1, se llevó el partido y pasó a octavos de final. Mirá también: Ni la dieta se arranca un lunes... [VID]OLEVID20180220_0011[/VID] Mirá también: Grigg, el que dejó on fire a Agüero y a Guardiola...

Fuente: Clarín
Tue, 20/02/2018 07:22

Juan Martín Del Potro - Jeremy Chardy, por el ATP 250 de Delray Beach: horario y TV

El tandilense vuelve al circuito para jugar en un torneo que ya ganó.

Fuente: Ole
Tue, 20/02/2018 07:10

Los dueños del éxito

Así como Gael Monfils y Andreas Haider Maurer hicieron su primera presentación en el ATP 250 del Argentina Open, Martín Hughes también hizo la suya. El uruguayo es socio y director ejecutivo de la firma Tennium, la empresa que compró el 80 por ciento de la cita en nuestro país. A partir de una inversión millonaria, Hughes apuesta a un salto de calidad por parte del campeonato del Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis para los próximos años. "Estamos muy contentos con el torneo, por cómo está hecho, el equipo que está a cargo lo conoce muy bien, lo maneja de memoria (NdeR: Martín Jaite es el director). Nosotros hicimos una serie de cambios para tratar de mejorarlo, modernizarlo y la gente respondió muy bien. Tuvimos un sábado y un domingo de mucha gente, un martes totalmente vendido y de jueves en adelante también anduvo muy bien. Esto quiere decir que la propuesta gustó mucho", le explicó el uruguayo a Olé. La empresa, que se define como una platafoma global de tenis, no es nueva en organización de certámenes. Son los dueños del ATP 250 de Amberes, Bélgica, y también de la Senior Masters Cup en Marbella, que en la pasada edición contó con la presencia de Carlos Moyá y John McEnroe. En cuanto a las modificaciones, Hughes las enumera: "Nosotros hicimos cambios en la infraestructura, que tal vez no se ven tanto. Cambiamos las luces, los desagües, los baños. También buscamos mejorar lo más posible el cuadro de jugadores, con dos top ten, lo que es un empuje. Y después empezamos a dar pasos para modernizar y ofrecer más entretenimiento en el área pública". -¿Qué es Tennium? -Es una sociedad integrada por gente con perfiles muy distintos. Tenemos a Sebastian Grosjean (ex N° 4 del mundo; hoy retirado); después está Kristoff Puelinckx, que viene del área de negocios; yo tengo 20 años de estar dedicado al consumidor, fui director global de marketing de una multinacional, y después hay otros socios dedicados a la parte financiera. Es una mezcla de aportes lo que vuelve actractiva a la empresa. -¿Qué objetivos se plantearon para seguir mejorando el torneo? -Hay que escuchar al jugador y al público. Lo que ellos pidan, se lo vamos a tratar de ir dando. Hacemos 250 entrevistas por día para saber qué quieren y nos parece que el torneo necesita ser un espectáculo mejor. -¿Está la posibilidad de que el torneo tome el rango de ATP 500? -Nosotros consideramos al torneo como un 500. Este mismo cuadro está en el torneo de Río. Entonces, ¿cuál es la diferencia entre un 250 y un 500? Solamente la cantidad de puntos que ofrece. -¿Y que vengan Roger Federer o Juan Martín Del Potro? -Ambas son difíciles, pero nos gustaría contar con ellos.. Con nuevos dueños, el torneo sigue siendo el mismo. El Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis vivió una fiesta.

Fuente: La Nación
Tue, 20/02/2018 00:00

Por qué San Juan se convirtió en una cita para el deporte, ahora con el tenis

La llaman la "revolución del deporte". San Juan vive, desde hace un tiempo, un boom en política deportiva. En los últimos dos años albergó un amistoso entre Boca y River, el partido Argentina-Colombia por las eliminatorias, el Top Race, el TC 2000, el Sudamericano de fútbol Sub 15 y diversos encuentros de voleibol, básquetbol y futsal. A esa variedad de deportes podría agregarle durante 2018 un hecho inédito: convertirse en la casa de la Copa Davis para la Argentina a lo largo de toda la temporada. Entre el 6 y 7 de abril el estadio Aldo Cantoni será el escenario para recibir a Chile, el primer paso para retornar al Grupo Mundial. Y ayer, tanto la Asociación Argentina de Tenis como el gobierno sanjuanino revelaron que esa provincia tendrá la prioridad para organizar el hipotético repechaje que podría darle a los campeones de 2016 un boleto a la elite del tenis, por disputarse del 14 al 16 de septiembre.

Fuente: Infobae
Mon, 19/02/2018 21:00

El carnaval de Marin Cilic y Gael Monfils junto a dos bailarinas en Río de Janeiro

Los tenistas aprovecharon su estadía en Brasil durante el Abierto de la ciudad carioca para disfrutar de la música

Fuente: Infobae
Mon, 19/02/2018 21:00

El carnaval de Marin Cilic y Gael Monfils junto a dos bailarinas en Río de Janeiro

Los tenistas aprovecharon su estadía en Brasil durante el Abierto de la ciudad carioca para disfrutar de la música

Fuente: Clarín
Mon, 19/02/2018 11:32

Cómo serán los próximos capítulos de la pelea entre Roger Federer y Rafael Nadal por el número uno

En la próxima gira de cemento el español puede recuperar el trono, pero luego tendrá que revalidarlo en el polvo de ladrillo.

Fuente: Ole
Mon, 19/02/2018 10:31

¿Cien veces Federer?

Tras conquistar el ATP de Rotterdam, el suizo otra vez estrena el número 1 en el ranking y le apunta a un nuevo objetivo: llegar a los cien títulos individuales en su carrera (lleva 97). Juan Martín del Potro se mantiene en el Top 10, aunque bajó una posición.

Fuente: La Nación
Mon, 19/02/2018 09:27

Así quedó el ranking mundial de la ATP con Roger Federer como N°1: la distancia con Rafael Nadal y el descenso de Juan Martín del Potro

Ahora es oficial: Roger Federer , que ayer ganó su título número 97 en el ATP de Rotterdam, superó a Rafael Nadal y se quedó con el primer puesto del ranking mundial de la ATP.

Fuente: Clarín
Mon, 19/02/2018 08:08

Roger Federer es el nuevo número uno y Juan Martín Del Potro perdió algo de terreno

El suizo, campeón en Rotterdam, desplazó de la cima a Rafael Nadal.

Fuente: La Nación
Mon, 19/02/2018 00:00

Kristoff Puelinckx y Martín Hughes, los nuevos dueños del Argentina Open: "¿Traer a Federer o convencer a Del Potro? Las dos cosas son difíciles"

El Argentina Open que se cerró ayer en el Buenos Aires estrenó nuevos dueños en 2018; el belga y el uruguayo dicen estar impresionados con la pasión que hay en el tenis local

Fuente: La Nación
Mon, 19/02/2018 00:00

La Argentina y Chile, en San Juan: condimentos de una serie de Copa Davis con mucho en juego

La Argentina y Chile se medirán en 47 días, en San Juan; por qué se eligió esa sede, el aspecto deportivo y la conveniencia económica

Fuente: Clarín
Sun, 18/02/2018 23:16

Thiem, el hombre que está listo para suceder a Nadal

Después de ganar por segunda vez en Buenos Aires, el austríaco está en condiciones de dar el golpe en Roland Garros. Si el español lo deja...

Fuente: Infobae
Sun, 18/02/2018 20:47

Floyd Maywather gastó USD 30 mil para practicar tenis de mesa

El ex boxeador quiso que la superficie sea de cristal y por eso decidió desembolsar una fortuna

Fuente: Ole
Sun, 18/02/2018 19:25

San Juan llena la Copa

La Asociación Argentina de Tenis anunciará hoy que el Aldo Cantoni sanjuanino será el estadio donde se jugará la serie de Copa Davis ante Chile el 6 y 7 de abril. La sede tiene capacidad para 8.000 personas y en estos días se utiliza para que UPCN y Obras jueguen la Liga Argentina de Vóley. La superficie seguramente será rápida, de cemento. El cruce valdrá por la zona Americana, y el ganador obtendrá el pasasporte para jugar una nueva serie en septiembre por el ascenso ante el Grupo Mundial con rival a determinar. El Aldo Cantoni suele recibir al voley. Con el capitán Daniel Orsanic al mando, el equipo se integrará con Diego Schwartzman (24° del ranking) y Guido Pella (59°) como singlistas, probablemente acompañados por Nicolás Kicker (87°) y los doblistas Andrés Molteni (51° en duplas) y Guillermo Durán (76°). Chile ganó el derecho a medirse con Argentina tras vencer 3-1 de local a Colombia, con Nicolás Jarry (93°) de figura.

Fuente: Infobae
Sun, 18/02/2018 18:44

Del Potro ya tiene rival para su debut en Delray Beach

El tandilense llega como segundo preclasificado al torneo estadounidense, en el cual se consagró campeón en el 2011

Fuente: Ámbito
Sun, 18/02/2018 14:49

Federer reestrena puesto N° 1 con un título

El suizo derrotó al búlgaro Dimitrov 6-2 y 6-2 y volvió a lo más alto del ranking. Con 36 años, se convertirá en el número 1 más veterano de la historia del tenis.

Fuente: Clarín
Sun, 18/02/2018 13:41

Thiem buscará repetir frente a Bedene, el verdugo de Delbonis

El austriaco fue campeón en 2016 y el esloveno es la revelación del torneo. Televisa TyC Sports, desde las 14.

Fuente: Infobae
Sun, 18/02/2018 13:02

Final de Rotterdam: Roger Federer conquistó el título en menos de una hora ante Grigor Dimitrov

El suizo, quien desde el lunes será el nuevo número uno del mundo, se impuso al búlgaro por 6-2, 6-2 en 56 minutos

Fuente: Infobae
Sun, 18/02/2018 12:23

ATP de Rotterdam: Roger Federer busca el título ante Grigor Dimitrov

El suizo, quien desde el lunes será el nuevo número uno del mundo, se quedó con el primer set por 6-2 en el torneo holandés

Fuente: Clarín
Sun, 18/02/2018 12:03

Roger Federer busca llegar a la cima como campeón en Rotterdam

Juega la final ante el búlgaro Grigor Dimitrov. Televisa ESPN.

Fuente: Página 12
Sun, 18/02/2018 11:31

Federer mira desde arriba

Fuente: Ole
Sun, 18/02/2018 11:28

Un Federer sobre ruedas

Con un doble 7-6 sobre el británico Alfie Hewett, Gustavo Fernández se quedó con el torneo de tenis adaptado de Rotterdam, Holanda. Se sacó las ganas frente a quien, hace cuestión de días, le arrebató el #1 del ranking...

Fuente: Ole
Sun, 18/02/2018 11:19

Federer va por el título

Luego de recuperar el primer puesto del ranking, Roger se mide en la final del ATP 500 de Rotterdam ante Grigor Dimitrov. Seguilo en Olé.

Fuente: La Nación
Sun, 18/02/2018 00:00

Quién es Aljaz Bedene, el esloveno fanático de David Nalbandian y finalista del Argentina Open

Esloveno de nacimiento, británico por adopción. Talentoso, pero inconsistente por sus lagunas y también por las lesiones en las muñecas que no lo dejaron competir con libertad. Diestro y de revés de dos manos. De 28 años y con un hermano gemelo, Andraz. De novio con la cantante de pop Kimalie, fanático de Real Madrid y admirador de Cristiano Ronaldo.

Fuente: La Nación
Sat, 17/02/2018 23:59

Roger Federer-Grigor Dimitrov, ATP de Rotterdam: horario y TV

El suizo Roger Federer , flamante número uno del mundo a los 36 años, se enfrentará este domingo en la final de Rotterdam, Holanda, con el búlgaro Grigor Dimitrov . El encuentro se jugará desde las 11.30 de nuestro país, con transmisión por ESPN y, por streaming, en ESPN Play.

Fuente: Clarín
Sat, 17/02/2018 22:23

Thiem buscará repetir frente a Bedene, el verdugo de Delbonis

El austriaco fue campeón en 2016 y el esloveno es la revelación del torneo.

Fuente: Infobae
Sat, 17/02/2018 21:31

Copa Davis: se confirmó la sede para la serie entre Argentina y Chile

La Asociación Argentina de Tenis informó dónde se jugará el cruce válido por la segunda ronda de la Zona Americana I

Fuente: Infobae
Sat, 17/02/2018 21:31

Copa Davis: se confirmó la sede para la serie entre Argentina y Chile

La Asociación Argentina de Tenis informó dónde se jugará el cruce válido por la segunda ronda de la Zona Americana I

Fuente: Infobae
Sat, 17/02/2018 19:43

El nuevo objetivo de Roger Federer: tras volver al número uno, irá por el título en el ATP de Rotterdam

El suizo venció al italiano Andreas Seppi en las semifinales del torneo holandés y jugará la final ante el búlgaro Grigor Dimitrov

Copa Davis
Wed, 31/05/2017 13:35
Monfils suma 400 triunfos

Ante el alemán Dustin Brown en Roland Garros, el parisino registró el número 400 en su lista de triunfos

Mon, 29/05/2017 16:21
El club de los 30 domina el mundo

Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal y Roger Federer son el top 5 del tenis

Fri, 26/05/2017 17:00
Con Pablo Cuevas en cabeza, Uruguay apunta alto

Como anfitrión y con el equipo más fuerte del grupo, los hombres de Enrique Pérez Cassarino tienen grandes posibilidades de ascenso

Tue, 23/05/2017 10:20
Casal y Sánchez reciben el Premio Philippe Chatrier

Top 1 en dobles, su asociación en la cancha duró 12 años y ha continuado durante 20 años más fuera de ella

Wed, 17/05/2017 15:11
América III prepara su gran serie

Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Antigua & Barbuda, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica y Panamá competirán en Montevideo

Tue, 16/05/2017 16:47
Las 700 victorias de David Ferrer

El valenciano es el décimotercer jugador que sobrepasa los 700 triunfos en una cancha de tenis. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal y Novak Djokovic son los únicos en activo que lo hicieron antes

Tue, 16/05/2017 15:07
Mónaco dice adiós al tenis profesional

En tandilense se despide del tenis "Agradecimiento por lo que el tenis me dio: educación, disciplina, amistades y momentos inolvidables"

Wed, 10/05/2017 14:20
Francia elige Lille para la semi con Serbia

Será en el estadio Pierre-Mauroy por una de las semifinales del Grupo Mundial de la Copa Davis por BNP Paribas el 15-17 de septiembre.

Tue, 09/05/2017 09:37
Argentina viaja a Astana para mantener la categoría

Kazajistán recibe al último campeón en una superficie rápida indoor. El ganador del cruce del 15-17 de septiembre se quedará en el Grupo Mundial en 2018.

Fri, 05/05/2017 15:40
Bélgica, Japón y Hungría confirman sedes

Los belgas recibirán a Australia por una de las semis en Bruselas sobre polvo de ladrillo. Por los play-offs, Japón es local en Osaka ante Brasil y Hungría en Budapest ante Rusia.

Mon, 01/05/2017 14:05
Camboya cumple con su objetivo de ascenso

El equipo juega su sexto año en la Copa Davis por BNP Paribas ganando el ascenso al Grupo III de la Zona Asia/Oceanía en abril.

Fri, 14/04/2017 09:38
Los 200 éxitos de Verdasco en arcilla

El madrileño, 31 del mundo, se une a la lista de los cinco españoles que han superado la barrera de los 200. Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo y Nicolás Almagro son los otros.

Thu, 13/04/2017 16:27
RESUMEN Francia 4:1 Gran Bretaña

Francia clasifica a una nueva semifinal de Copa Davis por BNP Paribas al vencer a Gran Bretaña en cuartos de esta manera.

Thu, 13/04/2017 16:18
RESUMEN Serbia 4:1 España

Serbia no tuvo piedad con España en los cuartos de final de la COpa Davis por BNP Paribas. Aquí, lo mejor de la serie.

Thu, 13/04/2017 16:10
RESUMEN Bélgica 3:2 Italia

Repasa el triunfo de Bélgica en Charleroi ante Italia por los cuartos de final de la Copa Davis por BNP Paribas.

Thu, 13/04/2017 16:04
RESUMEN Australia 3:2 Estados Unidos

Repasa el resumen del partido de cuartos de final de la Copa Davis por BNP Paribas entre Australia y Estados Unidos en Brisbane.

Tue, 11/04/2017 08:44
Sorteo play-offs Grupo Mundial 2017

Argentina viajará a Kazajistán, Colombia serña anfitriona de Croacia y Brasil se medirán a Japón a domicilio

Mon, 10/04/2017 09:20
¿Cuáles son los posibles cruces de los play-offs mundiales?

Mañana se realizará el sorteo para los 8 partidos de septiembre. ¿Quiénes son las preclasificadas? Repasa las combinaciones posibles.

Mon, 10/04/2017 00:30
EA/AO I-II domingo

Holanda, Bielorrusia y Portugal se unen a Kazajistán e India en lista de participantes en play-offs del Grupo Mundial.

Sun, 09/04/2017 19:51
Brasileños aspiran ser locales en los play-off

Bellucci pone el 4-0 ante Endara. Los brasileños ya están, desde ayer, en el play-off del Grupo Mundial.

Sun, 09/04/2017 16:00
Blog EN VIVO - Domingo (2)

Vive el desenlace de los cuartos de final del Grupo Mundial Copa Davis y de los Grupos I y II América con fotos, entrevistas, resultados, imágenes, tweets... ¡no te pierdas nada!

Sun, 09/04/2017 14:46
EN VIVO: B. Arias (BOL) v S. Newman (BAH)

Los bolivianos sellaron la serie en Santa Cruz de la Sierra con el dobles. Así, salvan la categoría pero mandan a Bahamas al descenso.

Sun, 09/04/2017 14:37
Francia terminó aplastando 4-1 a Gran Bretaña

Evans había descontado para la visita, pero Chardy amplió la diferencia. Los galos ya piensan en la semifinal, de local, ante Serbia en septiembre.

Sun, 09/04/2017 12:37
España sucumbe en la muralla de Belgrado

La derrota en Serbia 4-1 devuelve al tenis español a la realidad de conformarse con la permanencia en el Grupo Mundial.

Sun, 09/04/2017 11:40
EN VIVO: Rodríguez (VEN) v Arévalo (ESA)

El uno venezolano puede sellar la serie, tras el 2-1 con el triunfo del dobles de ayer

 
 
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Wed, 21/02/2018 04:24
Watch Highlights: Monfils Moves Into Second Round In Rio

Watch highlights as Gael Monfils battles past Horacio Zeballos in the first round of the Rio Open presented by Claro. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com. Photo Credit: Rio Open.

Wed, 21/02/2018 04:20
Thiem's Thoughts On Rio Title Defense

Dominic Thiem discusses his title defense in Rio, how it feels to be back in Brazil and the adjustments he's had to make this week.

Wed, 21/02/2018 04:11
Monfils Ready For Cilic Following Opening Round Win

Gael Monfils might still feel a little tired, but he's also feeling good following a three-set win over Horacio Zeballos on Tuesday at the Rio Open presented by Claro.

Wed, 21/02/2018 04:09
Cuevas Breaks Down His Win Over Monteiro In Rio

Pablo Cuevas discusses his opening round win over Brazil's Thiago Monteiro at the Rio Open presented by Claro, and his expectations for the tournament. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.

Wed, 21/02/2018 02:31
Juan Martin Delray Beach? DelPo Advances

Juan Martin del Potro has undoubtedly been one of the hottest players on the ATP World Tour, breaking back into the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings in January for the first time since 4 August 2014. So it was no surprise to see Del Potro cruise to a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy at the Delray Beach Open on Tuesday evening. It could be the beginning of another big run in Florida for the 29-year-old, who has advanced to at least the semi-finals in each of his three previous appearances in Delray Beach. Del Potro claimed the title on his debut in 2011 (d. Tipsarevic). The World No. 10, who has now triumphed in the opening round of his past 23 events, has won at least two matches at his past six tour-level tournaments.  [ALSO LIKE] The ‘Tower of Tandil’ will next face American Frances Tiafoe, who advanced on Monday. Del Potro leads the American — who has idolised the Argentine — 2-0 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series. While Del Potro advancing was no surprise, there was an upset elsewhere in the draw. American Taylor Fritz, who had not played a tour-level match in 2018, upset World No. 12 Sam Querrey 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) just two days after the fourth seed competed in the final of the inaugural New York Open (l. to Anderson).  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays "I didn't even know it was my first tour-level match of the year," Fritz said . "I felt ready. I did well in the Challengers I played this year... took last week off, was training hard, and I felt ready." The World No. 85 has shown good form, reaching the ATP Challenger Tour final in Noumea, New Caledonia before capturing the title in Newport Beach, California later in January. "I feel like I'm finally hitting my stride again after I had a good offseason," Fritz said. "I feel like I'm still riding that wave of confidence from the success I was having at the Challengers and now this even solidifies the confidence that I've been having in myself and in my game." Another #NextGenATP star also impressed on Tuesday, as 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals qualifier Denis Shapovalov shrugged off an immediate break of serve to beat 38-year-old Ivo Karlovic 7-5, 7-6(4).  Did You Know? Del Potro beat three current or former Top 10 players in the ATP Rankings to win the title in Delray Beach in 2011. He did not drop a set at the event.

Wed, 21/02/2018 01:45
Allez, Gael! La Monf Saves MP To Advance

Could a Gael Monfils match possibly end quietly? It looked that way as Horacio Zeballos led 5-2 in the third set of their first-round encounter at the Rio Open presented by Claro on Tuesday evening. The Frenchman even faced match point as the left-hander served for the match at 5-3. But Monfils would find his entertaining best to win the final five games of the match to clinch a 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 victory against the Argentine. The recent Qatar ExxonMobil Open champion, who also advanced to the semi-finals at the Argentina Open last week, is now five-for-five in opening-round matches this season. He continues his pursuit of a second title in 2018 — if he wins another trophy this year, it will be the first time Monfils has won multiple titles in an individual season. But more immediately, ‘La Monf’ set up a blockbuster second-round battle against top seed and World No. 3 Marin Cilic, who advanced on Monday. Monfils has won both matches in their FedEx ATP Head2Head, including a meeting less than two years ago in Rio at the Olympics.  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays Defending champion Dominic Thiem, who triumphed last week at the Argentina Open, also got off to a good start with a much simpler 6-2, 7-5 victory against Dusan Lajovic. The 24-year-old Austrian is once again off to a hot start on the red clay after he began last year's clay season by winning 10 of his first 11 matches. "The main thing today is that I won," Thiem said.  The second seed, who has now won an ATP World Tour title in four consecutive seasons, will look to extend his winning streak to seven in the second round against Pablo Andujar, who he beat at the same event two years ago. That was the pair's only FedEx ATP Head2Head series meeting.  Third seed Pablo Carreno Busta, who lost in his first match at his past two events (Quito, Buenos Aires), got back on track by defeating qualifier Marco Cecchinato 6-4, 6-1 in 64 minutes. That evens the Spaniard’s tour-level record for the year (4-4) as he attempts to defend finalist points from Rio de Janeiro last year (l. to Thiem). Sixth seed Diego Schwartzman moved on when #NextGenATP Norwegian Casper Ruud retired down 1-4 in the opening set. The Argentine next plays someone who will certainly be riding high on confidence.  His opponent, Federico Delbonis, captured his 100th tour-level win when Czech Jiri Vesely retired down 2-6, 2-3. "It means a lot," Delbonis said. "To have 100 match wins, it's a big challenge and I'm so happy to reach it." Nine of the Argentine’s victories have been against opponents inside the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings. The left-hander is in-form, too, having made the semi-finals in Buenos Aires last week (l. to Bedene). Did You Know? Thiem did not drop a set en route to the title in Rio de Janeiro last year, beating three of this year's Top 6 seeds. 

Tue, 20/02/2018 22:24
How Do You Pronounce 'Shapovalov'?

Watch as fans at the Delray Beach Open attempt to pronounce the name of #NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov? Video Credit: 2018 Delray Beach Open.

Tue, 20/02/2018 22:00
Who Won The 2018 Delray Beach Open Beach Games?

Watch as Americans Jack Sock and Taylor Fritz battle it out in the 2018 edition of the Delray Beach Open Beach Games. Video Credit: 2018 Delray Beach Open.

Tue, 20/02/2018 21:54
ATP World Tour Stars Take On Rio Carnival

Watch as ATP World Tour stars Marin Cilic, Fabio Fognini, Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo enjoy the festivities at the Rio Carnival before getting their campaign at the Rio Open presented by Claro underway. Photo Credit: Rio Open.

Tue, 20/02/2018 21:47
Khachanov Notches First Win In Marseille

Ninth seed Karen Khachanov faltered in his debut at the Open 13 Provence in 2017. But the 21-year-old had no such issue this year, securing his first win in Marseille by beating Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 7-6(2) on Tuesday. Khachanov, who last year qualified for the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals, fired 15 aces to beat the Belgian qualifier in just 77 minutes. The World No. 47 will meet the winner of Wednesday’s first match on Court Central between Germany’s Mischa Zverev and Blaz Kavcic.  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays Two-time champion Gilles Simon safely navigated his way through two tie-break sets to beat rising German star Maximilian Marterer 7-6(3), 7-6(4). The Frenchman, who most recently won the event in 2015 (d. Monfils), won 73 per cent of points on his first serve, but was made to save two set points at 4-5 in the second set before securing the victory. Simon moves into a second-round meeting with Rolex Paris Masters runner-up Filip Krajinovic. Krajinovic marked his return to France with a hard-fought 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Joao Sousa. The one-hour, 57-minute match featured six breaks of serve with the Serbian converting on all three of his opportunities. Seeds Survive In Doubles Openers In doubles, top seeds Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Italians Thomas Fabbiano and Stefano Travaglia. Klaasen and Venus dropped just five points behind their first serve in the 55-minute contest, and saved the only break point they faced to reach the last eight. Second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin needed a Match Tie-break to overcome Open Sud de France doubles champion Ken Skupski and his partner Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6, 6-3, 10/6. An extended tie-break was also needed for Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut, who beat Sander Arends and Matwe Middelkoop 6-7(3), 6-3, 10-4. Middelkoop has won two doubles titles on tour this year, alongside Dutch compatriot Robin Haase, in Pune and Sofia. Did You Know? Seven of the past 12 editions of the Open 13 Provence have been won by a French player. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2009, 2013, 2017), Gilles Simon (2015, 2007), Michael Llodra (2010) and Arnaud Clement (2006) have all delighted the home crowd with title runs in recent years.

Tue, 20/02/2018 21:05
Raonic Earns First Victory Of 2018

When Milos Raonic arrived in Delray Beach last year, the Canadian was No. 4 in the ATP Rankings. But injury struggles kept the right-hander off the court for chunks of time throughout 2017. The World No. 32 will hope that beating Taro Daniel 6-1, 7-5 on Tuesday afternoon at the Delray Beach Open for his first victory of the season will be a sign of good things to come. It is his second tour-level win in six months, as Raonic pursues a ninth ATP World Tour title. "It's a good thing I was able to win today and it gives me a lot of things  that I believe I can do better tomorrow," Raonic said. "So just got to keep building day-by-day and working my way into it and just try to get in as many wins as possible. That's the most important thing." [ALSO LIKE] Last year in Delray Beach, Raonic was forced to withdraw before his championship match against Jack Sock due to a right-leg injury. He will look to improve upon a first-round performance in which he made just 39 per cent of first serves and faced two set points in the second set. The Canadian will next face home favourite Steve Johnson, who had lost eight of his past nine matches before ousting Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-4 in 71 minutes.  "Obviously having not played a lot of matches I was going in and out a little bit with my focus and my intensity," Raonic said. "I've got to be a bit more consistent and disciplined with that."  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays Raonic has won all three of his FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings against Johnson, but each match has included at least one tie-break. The pair has not played since 2014 Basel, where Raonic lost in the quarter-finals. Sixth seed John Isner also got back on track in Delray Beach, avenging his loss against Moldovan Radu Albot at last week’s inaugural New York Open with a tough 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 triumph on Tuesday afternoon. It was the World No. 18’s first win of the season (1-4). The American will next face Peter Gojowczyk, who prevailed in three sets against Lukas Lacko. It will be Isner's first FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting against the 2017 Metz champion. American Reilly Opelka, a wild card, pulled off the upset of the day against recent Brisbane International presented by Suncorp finalist Ryan Harrison 7-6(5), 7-6(6). The #NextGenATP contender will take on another compatriot in the second round — Sock.  Did You Know? Both Raonic and Isner won their first match of the 2018 ATP World Tour season on Tuesday.

Tue, 20/02/2018 19:47
He's Back In The Top 10, But Does Del Potro Feel Like He's Back?

The results say he's fully back. Juan Martin del Potro has returned to the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings. It's only mid-February, and he's already reached an ATP World Tour final this year (ASB Classic, l. to Bautista Agut). But does Del Potro feel as if he's back, as good as he was before his often-discussed four wrist surgeries – three on the left and one on the right? To Del Potro, it's less a question about rankings than about one very important thing: his health. “I'm happy to still play tennis after all my problems and I never expected to get to the Top 10 after all my surgeries,” he said on Tuesday, ahead of his Delray Beach Open first-round match against Jeremy Chardy. [ALSO LIKE] “Now I'm in that group, which is great for me. But I still have good things to improve on in my game, and I'm looking forward to keep improving those shots.” Namely, Del Potro is focusing on his backhand, the shot that he sliced for months during the beginning of his comeback but has gradually been hitting through more and more as his wrist has felt better. The 6'6” Argentine wants to bolster his volleys, as well, letting him end more points at the net and take advantage of his wingspan. That could be the next phase in Del Potro's evolution, said Fernando Gonzalez, the former World No. 5 and 2007 Australian Open finalist, who helped Team International win the ATP Champions Tour event against Team U.S.A. in Delray Beach on Sunday. Gonzalez said Del Potro should look to approach the net more often, saving his energy. Del Potro will turn 30 in September. “He cannot play more longer points from the baseline,” Gonzalez said. The two-time ATP Comeback Player of the Year (2011, 2016) is still working with countryman Sebastian Prieto, with whom he's worked since the 2017 US Open. “We are doing well because I'm in Top 10 position again and I got good results after the US Open,” Del Potro said. And he's pleased to be back in Delray Beach, where he won his eighth ATP World Tour title in 2011. He's gained 11 since then, and will add perhaps another this week in South Florida. “It’s a beautiful tournament. The centre court always has a great atmosphere and for me this event is a good option to start this particular swing and the upcoming tournaments that are also very important,” Del Potro said. “I think it’s a very convenient tournament. The city is great, and we have great facilities. That’s the reason I always come back.”

Tue, 20/02/2018 16:08
Denis Shapovalov: My Story

Denis Shapovalov remembers the fun he had rooming with his best friend, Felix Auger-Aliassime, in Montreal the week he beat Rafael Nadal in his breakthrough run at the Coupe Rogers, in this edition of My Story, delivered by FedEx.

Tue, 20/02/2018 15:22
Del Potro: 'I'm Happy To Still Be Playing Tennis'

Juan Martin del Potro speaks to the media ahead of his first-round match at the 2018 Delray Beach Open. Photo Credit: Peter Staples.

Tue, 20/02/2018 14:14
Argentina Open Stars Share Buenos Aires Stories

ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Peugeot speaks to the stars of the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires about this year's tournament and what makes the ATP 250 event so special.

Tue, 20/02/2018 14:14
ATP Rankings Update 19 February 2018

Take a closer look at the ATP Rankings as of 19 February 2018, after the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires and the New York Open.

Tue, 20/02/2018 11:47
Zeballos Shows Wheels Against Monfils In Rio 2018 Hot Shot

Watch Horacio Zeballos show off his athleticism against Gael Monfils in the first round of the Rio Open presented by Claro in this hot shot. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.

Tue, 20/02/2018 07:18
Shapovalov: 'I'm Just Trying To Build'

#NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov talks about why he decided to play the 2018 Delray Beach Open and how he is attempting to continue improving his game.

Tue, 20/02/2018 05:18
Watch Highlights: Cilic Cruises In Rio Debut

Watch highlights as Marin Cilic moves past Carlos Berlocq in the opening round of the Rio Open presented by Claro. Fabio Fognini and Albert Ramos-Vinolas also advance. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.

Tue, 20/02/2018 04:45
Fabio Loses Racquet, Wins Point!

Fabio Fognini completed a tremendous comeback from down a set and 0-4 in the second to oust home favourite Thomaz Bellucci 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Rio Open presented by Claro on Monday evening. But the comeback was not the only impressive part of the World No. 21's performance. At 6-5 40/30 in the second set — on set point, no less — Fognini’s racquet went flying out of his hand as he served. But somehow, not only did the serve go in, but the racquet bounced vertically off the red clay and Fognini snatched it straight out of the air. He miraculously went on to win the point. "The replay of that point was incredible. I don’t know how [I did it],” Fognini said. "It’s really humid. I was just serving on set point and the racquet went flying. I think it was lucky, also. That was something incredible."  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays

Tue, 20/02/2018 04:32
Watch Hot Shot: Berlocq Breaks Through Cilic Wall

Watch Carlos Berlocq finally hit a winner past top seed Marin Cilic in this action-packed exchange at the Rio Open presented by Claro. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.

Tue, 20/02/2018 04:31
Ramos-Vinolas Happy To Survive In Rio de Janeiro

Albert Ramos-Vinolas discusses his three-set win in the first round of the Rio Open presented by Claro, in which he overcame home favourite Rogerio Dutra Silva. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.

Tue, 20/02/2018 02:59
'Crazy' 2017 Behind Him, Shapovalov Ready For First Full Year On Tour

The demands of a pro tennis player can be omnipresent. The autographs. The media interviews. The travel. And they can arise at any moment, such as when you're standing outside the Silverball Pinball Museum in Delray Beach after playing arcade games, including NBA Hangtime, with Hyeon Chung of South Korea, ahead of the Delray Beach Open. “Denis Shapovalov,” a woman says, walking towards you, “can I get a picture of you with my husband?” Shapovalov kindly obliges, smiling with the gentleman as the woman snaps the photo. The 18-year-old with wavy blonde hair looks as if nothing phases him. But last year, the travel, the media, the autographs, it all was a little overwhelming for the teenager. During the Asian swing and the European indoor series, the home stretch of the ATP World Tour season in late September and October, Shapovalov became homesick and was physically ill with flu-like symptoms. He was thousands of miles away from home during one of the hardest parts of his first season on tour. [ALSO LIKE] “It was my first really long swing, and it was so far from home,” Shapovalov told ATPWorldTour.com. Shapovalov, however, said he's learned from the second half of last season. He feels more mature having spent three months on the ATP World Tour and an off-season preparing for his first full year among the best in the world. He's excited to handle the next 10 months. “I just think I've matured from last season. I was a little bit overwhelmed with all the travel... It's a lot of press. It's a lot of switching hotels every week. Switching countries. You're going through different continents. It's absolutely crazy at times,” Shapovalov said. “I had some time to sit down with the team and just discuss what I really want to do this year and I've pretty much learned from it. I've learned to deal with all the media stuff, with all the travel, I've learned to embrace it and to enjoy it and that's been the biggest change, I think, for me.” It was hard to notice, judging by his on-court play, that Shapovalov had any struggles last season. The left-hander introduced himself to the sports world at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal, beating Juan Martin del Potro and then-World No. 2 Rafael Nadal to become the youngest Masters 1000 semi-finalist in the series' 28-year history. He qualified and then won three consecutive matches at his first US Open, beating then-World No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga en route. Two months later, Shapovalov was a tie-break away from reaching the semi-finals at the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. “Last year it was a little bit crazy, being the youngest. But I don't see myself as the youngest anymore. I just see myself as equal to any of these players. I think they see me the same way. I feel like everyone really respects me in the locker room. I feel pretty comfortable on tour. I feel like I can compete with any of the players,” Shapovalov said. He's shown that confidence this season as well, pushing Tsonga again, this time to five sets before surrending a 5-2 lead in the fifth set of the second round at the Australian Open. “I had one of my best matches ever against a top player like Jo. It was tremendous tennis from both of us, and I feel like I'm really able to play at the highest level with these guys,” Shapovalov said. The self-belief also comes from an off-season well spent. The Canadian bulked up everything – his upper body, his core and his legs. “We spent a lot of time in the gym, out in the field, just working on fitness for the first couple weeks. It was a big priority,” he said. “I feel like all that was improved significantly.” Shapovalov will have plenty of support during his first full year on tour. He's in Delray Beach with his coach, Martin Laurendeau, his mother, Tessa, who still coaches him, and his physio, Stefano Depirro, who previously worked with Lucas Pouille and Dominic Thiem. Read More: Raonic Holds Alligator, Lives Dangerously In Delray Beach Shapovalov would love to again finish his season in Milan, making a return trip to the 21-and-under event. “It's a really cool event hopefully I can play it for... however many years I can play it. Definitely looking forward to it,” Shapovalov said. But, when it comes to his biggest goal for 2018, Shapovalov is concentrated on his maiden ATP World Tour trophy. “Focusing on winning my first ATP title hopefully and breaking through the rankings even more,” he said, “and if I do have good results I am sure [Milan] will come.”

Tue, 20/02/2018 00:11
Cilic Cruises In Rio de Janeiro Debut

World No. 3 Marin Cilic arrived in Rio de Janeiro seeking his first title of the 2018 ATP World Tour season. And the Croat made an impressive start, ousting qualifier Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2 in 80 minutes to begin his campaign at the Rio Open presented by Claro on Monday evening. Cilic is fresh off of his second championship match appearance in the past three Grand Slams at the Australian Open (l. to Federer). There is little doubt that his recent form will make the top seed a leading favourite this week in Brazil as he attempts to win a tour-level title for the 11th consecutive season. The 29-year-old extended his FedEx ATP Head2Head series lead against the Argentine to 2-0, with their only previous meeting coming at 2011 Rome, also on clay. Cilic dropped just three points on his first serve in the match and saved all three break points held against him. The top seed could face a tough test in the second round, as he will play the winner between recent Qatar ExxonMobil Open champion Gael Monfils and Horacio Zeballos.  Watch Live On TennisTV  Watch Full Match Replays Fourth seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas also moved forward on Monday, despite trailing 2-4 in the final set, with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory against home favourite Rogerio Dutra Silva. The win puts the Spaniard back on track after faltering in his first match at last week’s Argentina Open against Aljaz Bedene, who advanced to the final. Ramos-Vinolas has already reached one final this year, at the Ecuador Open in Quito. He will continue pursuing a second ATP World Tour title (2016 Bastad) against Chilean Nicolas Jarry, who ousted veteran Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 7-6(3). Also in action was eighth seed Fernando Verdasco, who overcame a second-set hiccup to defeat Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. The left-hander will face three-time Quito champion Victor Estrella Burgos or Nicolas Kicker, who advanced to the quarter-finals in Rio de Janeiro last year (l. to Ramos-Vinolas).

Tue, 20/02/2018 00:09
Schwartzman Happy To Be Back In Brazil

Diego Schwartzman looks back at his performance at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires and reflects on past experiences playing in Brazil, including at the Rio Open presented by Claro. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com.




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