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Wawrinka Rallies, Berankis Upsets Raonic In 1R Basel 2016 Highlights

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 1:32am
Stan Wawrinka fights past countryman Marco Chiudinelli, while Ricardas Berankis ousts Milos Raonic in the first round of the Swiss Indoors Basel. Watch live tennis at

David Goffin Uncovered

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:54am
ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Peugeot goes behind the scenes with David Goffin, who's enjoying the best year of his career and is looking to keep improving with coach Thomas Johansson. Photo: Peter Staples / ATP World Tour

Wawrinka Reflects On Tricky Swiss Opener In Basel 2016

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:18am
Stan Wawrinka analyses a hard-fought first-round win over fellow Swiss Marco Chiudinelli at the Swiss Indoors Basel. Watch live tennis at

Klaasen/Ram Set Venus/Lindstedt QF Contest In Basel

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:06am

Third seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram took a positive step towards London on Tuesday at the Swiss Indoors Basel. Klaasen/Ram beat Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta and Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-2, 6-4 to move into the Basel quarter-finals.

The South African/American pairing are currently in sixth place in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London, 380 points ahead of seventh-placed Henri Kontinen and John Peers. The top eight doubles teams at the end of the season will qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held 13-20 Nov. at The O2 in London.

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Klaasen/Ram will meet Michael Venus and Robert Lindstedt in the quarter-finals. Lindstedt/Venus beat Ivan Dodig and Nenad Zimonjic 7-6(3), 6-3.

Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah were unable to build on their Moscow title on Tuesday in Basel. The Colombians fell to Spaniard Marcel Granollers and American Jack Sock 6-3, 5-7, 10-5. Cabal/Farah are in 10th place in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London, 495 points behind eighth-placed Treat Huey/Max Mirnyi.

In Vienna, Steve Johnson and Philipp Petzschner prevailed against Santiago Gonzalez and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 6-7(6), 6-2, 12-10.


Pouille Earns Praise Of Lopez With Hot Shot

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 10:25pm
Lucas Pouille's backhand Hot Shot was so good, his opponent, Feliciano Lopez, had to acknowledge it during their first-round match at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna. Watch live tennis at Photo: Bildagentur Zolles KG

Thiem Tsonga Lopez And Melzer Advance In Vienna 2016 Highlights

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 10:04pm
Dominic Thiem and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advance at the Erste Bank Open on Tuesday while Feliciano Lopez and Jurgen Melzer upset a pair of seeds. Watch live matches on Photo: Bildagentur Zolles KG

Stan's Back In Business In Basel

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 9:31pm
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Stan Wawrinka's losing streak at the Swiss Indoors Basel ended on Monday evening. The top seed outlasted countryman Marco Chiudinelli 6-7(1), 6-1, 6-4 in two hours and 31 minutes. Wawrinka hit 16 aces and saved four of five break points against the 35-year-old Chiudinelli, who was trying to end a four-match losing streak of his own in his hometown.

Wawrinka snapped a five-match skid in Basel. The World No. 3 had fallen in the first round of the indoor tournament the past four years. He will face American Donald Young in the second round. Wawrinka leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 2-1 and won the last time they played, at the 2015 US Open.


The Swiss right-hander is trying to round into strong form before the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held 13-20 November at The O2 in London. Wawrinka is one of five players who have already qualified for the year-end championships.

Fifth seed David Goffin saved all four break points to beat Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6(4). The Belgian right-hander is currently in 10th place in the Emirates ATP Race To London, 220 points behind No. 9 Tomas Berdych, who fell in the first round in Vienna on Monday.

Goffin will pass Berdych if he reaches the final in Basel. The 25 year old faces If Stockholm Open champion Juan Martin del Potro or Robin Haase in the second round.

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Tsonga Advances To Second Round In Vienna 2016

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 8:53pm
Sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reflects after his straight-sets win over Benjamin Becker in the Erste Bank Open 500 first round. Watch live tennis at

Qualifier Berankis Scores Raonic Upset Basel 2016

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 8:26pm
Ricardas Berankis discusses his upset win over second seed Milos Raonic on Tuesday at the Swiss Indoors Basel. Watch live tennis at

Wawrinka Wows With Basel Hot Shot 2016

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 8:25pm
Top seed Stan Wawrinka pulls off a crowd-pleasing half volley drop shot in his Basel opener against fellow Swiss Marco Chiudinelli. Watch live tennis at Photo: Peter Staples / ATP World Tour

London Contender Thiem Opens Vienna Quest

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 8:12pm

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals contender Dominic Thiem swept into the Erste Bank Open 500 second round on Tuesday at the expense of his Austrian compatriot, wild card Gerald Melzer, 6-0, 6-3 in 63 minutes.

Thiem, who has won four ATP World Tour titles from six finals this year, is currently No. 8 in the Emirates ATP Race To London with three spots left up for grabs at the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 13-20 November.

The third seed won the first seven games, and required just 21 minutes to wrap up the first set. He broke to love for a 5-3 lead in the second set, then recovered from 15/40 when serving for his 57th match win of the season (57-20 overall). Thiem hit 23 winners and lost only one of his first service points.

Thiem goes onto challenge Viktor Troicki, who beat Kevin Anderson in their third FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting this year, 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-5 in two hours and 19 minutes. The pair had previously met in 2016 at the Rogers Cup in Toronto and the Chengdu Open.

Feliciano Lopez, the 2004 champion, saved one match point to oust seventh seed Lucas Pouille 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 in two hours and eight minutes. Lopez, who recorded his 30th match win of the year, saved one match point at 4-5, 30/40 in the deciding set and goes onto face John Isner in the second round. "I knew that it was going to be tough," Lopez said. "I'm very happy with the result... I'm very happy to be back."

Gilles Simon extended his record to 7-0 against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in a 6-4, 7-5 victory to set up a meeting against top seed and 2014 champion Andy Murray or Martin Klizan. Simon's compatriot, sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, struck 11 aces to knock out qualifier Benjamin Becker 6-3, 6-4. "Straight sets... I'm really satisfied. I played good tennis today," Tsonga said.

Elsewhere, Kyle Edmund retired at 2-3 in the first set due to a hip injury against fifth seed and 2015 champion David FerrerGerald Melzer's older brother, Jurgen Melzer, pleased the Austrian crowd with a 6-3, 7-5 victory against fourth seed Roberto Bautista Agut. The 35-year-old Melzer, who won Vienna in 2009 and 2010, saved eight of 10 break points and next meets Fabio Fognini or Albert Ramos-Vinolas. "It's such a pleasure to play at home," the elder Melzer said.

Berankis Fires Forehand In Raonic Win Basel 2016

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 6:51pm
Ricardas Berankis shows no mercy in his first round win over Milos Raonic in Basel with shots like this fiery forehand. Watch live tennis at Photo: Peter Staples / ATP World Tour

Seeds Raonic, Dimitrov Bow Out In Basel

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 6:24pm
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Ricardas Berankis has Milos Raonic's number on indoor hard courts. The 26-year-old Lithuanian beat Raonic again on Tuesday at the Swiss Indoors Basel, knocking the second seed out of the indoor ATP World Tour 500 tournament 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Berankis, No. 91 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, broke Raonic once in the second set and twice in the third set, including when Raonic was serving to stay in the match. Berankis held for 5-3 the prior game with a rocket forehand winner down the line, which he celebrated with a “Come on!” and a shake of the fist.

The qualifier brought the same energy to Raonic's service game. Berankis went up 30/40 and clinched the second Top 10 win of his career when Raonic netted a forehand. Berankis' only prior Top 10 win also came against Raonic, a three-set win indoors in Moscow in 2014. Berankis will face Argentine Federico Delbonis in the second round.


Gilles Muller also came back to upset a seeded player in Basel. The 33 year old was a set and 3-1 down but prevailed against sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-7(9), 6-4, 6-4 in two hours and 22 minutes. Dimitrov nearly gained the advantage in the third set. Muller was serving at 3-3, 0/40 but won five consecutive points to get to 4-3. Four games later, Dimitrov was broken when he mishit a forehand wide.

Muller moves into the second round in Basel for the first time, having suffered first-round losses in 2011 and 2014. He'll next meet German Florian Mayer, who defeated Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-7(2), 6-4 after one hour and 38 minutes. Mayer clinched the win on his fourth match point after failing to capitlise on his first opportunity at 5-3 in the second set.

Mayer, a nominee for Comeback Player of the Year in the 2016 ATP World Tour Awards Presented By Moët & Chandon, beat Muller in their one FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting in 2012 at Montpellier.

Raonic Gives Back In Basel 2016

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 5:34pm
Milos Raonic gives back to youth in Basel while in town for the Swiss Basel Indoors. Watch live tennis at

Ferrer Bids To Retain Vienna 2016 Title

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:58pm
David Ferrer looks ahead to the Erste Bank Open 500 and his bid to retain the title at the ATP World Tour 500 tournament. Watch live tennis at

Jamie Murray Receives OBE From The Queen At Buckingham Palace

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Jamie Murray made a special trip back from Vienna to London to receive his OBE at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

The Scot was commemorated for his services to tennis and charitable work at the investiture ceremony. Murray received his OBE from Her Majesty The Queen and was joined at Buckingham Palace by his wife, Alejandra, and parents, William and Judy Murray.

“It was a great privilege to receive this honour from The Queen,” said Murray. “It was an amazing experience and my first time at the Palace.

“It wasn’t something I expected so it came as a shock to me. You never think about these things when you are playing, but it is really nice to be recognised for your achievements.”

Murray had arrived in Vienna on Sunday, in case he and Bruno Soares had been scheduled to play their first-round match at the Erste Bank Open on Monday. With their first-round match then slated for Wednesday, the Scot flew home to collect his OBE, before returning to Vienna later on Tuesday, travelling straight to the airport from the Palace.

Murray made history earlier in the year when he became the first British male to reach No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings. He and Soares have won two Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open and US Open this season and are chasing the coveted year-end No. 1 spot in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings. They will begin their Vienna campaign against John Isner and Scott Lipsky on Wednesday.

Behind The Scenes At Antwerp 2016

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 2:42pm
ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Peugeot goes behind the scenes at the inaugural 2016 European Open in Antwerp.

Emirates ATP Race To London Update 24 October 2016

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 2:35pm
See the latest standings in the Emirates ATP Race To London as of 24 October 2016.

Focused Murray Ready For No. 1 Bid

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 1:54pm

Andy Murray knows full well the hurdles he must overcome if he is to replace Novak Djokovic as the World No. 1 over the next few weeks. He is only 915 points behind Djokovic (10,600) in the Emirates ATP Race to London.

There are multiple scenarios, however Murray’s best chance to become the 26th player in ATP World Tour history to attain the top spot over the next few weeks is if he captures the Erste Bank Open 500 and BNP Paribas Masters titles. Because then Djokovic would need to reach the Paris final to hold onto No. 1.

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The Emirates ATP Race To London will mirror the Emirates ATP Rankings on Monday, 7 November, following the conclusion of ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris. Djokovic has spent a total of 222 weeks at No. 1 in three stints, including his current run of 121 consecutive weeks. The 29-year-old Murray is bidding to become the oldest first-time No. 1 since John Newcombe, at 30 years of age, on 3 June 1974.

“This would be my best chance to finish No. 1,” said Murray, at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna. “But I’m still far from doing that, as Novak has a pretty big points lead. He normally plays extremely well on indoor hard courts and has played great in London, whereas I haven’t played so well there – in fact I’ve struggled a little bit. I will need to make some improvements, if I want to get close to doing that.”

Murray has compiled a 65-9 match record on the 2016 season, including six titles from 10 finals. He is 52-5, since losing to Rafael Nadal in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters semi-finals on 16 April.

“When you talk about getting to No. 1, it’s not about individual tournaments, but a 12-month period,” said Murray. “I want to be consistent and get to the latter stages of as many tournaments as possible. I’ve done that over the past few months and obviously I will try to do that over the next few tournaments. It’s not about one event, it’s about a total season of 17-18 tournaments. It’s whoever performs best over them, who will get there. Right now, that’s Novak, but I will try my best to get there.”

Murray’s coach, Ivan Lendl, had won 33 tour-level titles prior to becoming No. 1 for the first time on 28 February 1983. Murray, who has spent a total of 75 weeks at No. 2 during his career, recorded his 41st title triumph at the Shanghai Rolex Masters earlier this month.

“Anyone, at what they do, would obviously love to get there,” said Murray. “A few years ago, I’d never won a Grand Slam. I was always getting asked, ‘When are you going to win a Grand Slam?’ It wasn’t so much about getting to World No. 1. Now that I’ve won a few Grand Slams, for myself it would be a nice thing to achieve and for my team too. A lot of my team has worked with me since the start of my career on the tour.

“The past few months have gone extremely well for me. I will try to do my best at these next few tournaments and give it all I’ve got to get there.”

Tecau/Rojer, Matkowski/Marrero Advance In Basel

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 11:40pm

Top seeds Horia Tecau and Jean-Julien Rojer advanced to the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Monday with a 6-3, 3-6, 10-3 win against Argentines Federico Delbonis and Guido Pella. Tecau/Rojer hadn't played together since their fourth-round match at the US Open because Tecau had been out with a foot injury.

They won the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals last season and are trying to qualify for the year-end championships again this year. Tecau/Rojer are currently in ninth place in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London, 295 points behind eighth-placed Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi. The top eight doubles teams at the end of the season will qualify for the year-end championships, to be held 13-20 Nov. at The O2 in London.

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Tecau and Rojer might have a direct chance to make up some ground in the Basel quarter-finals. If Huey/Mirnyi win their first-round match, they'll face Tecau/Rojer.

David Marrero and Marcin Matkowski also won in Basel, beating Marcos Baghdatis and Gilles Muller 7-5, 6-7(6), 10-1.

In Vienna, Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Joao Sousa 6-2, 7-6(4) in 98 minutes. Marach/Martin currently sit in 11th place in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London, 285 points behind the No. 10 team, Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.

Fourth seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo advanced 6-4, 6-4 against Nicholas Monroe and Artem Sitak.