Posts Tagged Men’s tennis

Thiem wins 1st career title by beating Mayer in Nice final

NICE, France (AP) — Dominic Thiem held his nerves to win his first ATP tour title on Saturday as he completed a tight 6-7 (8), 7-5, 7-6 (2) victory over fourth-seeded Leonardo Mayer in the final of the Open de Nice.

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Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil wins Geneva Open title

Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil returns a ball to Joao Sousa of Portugal, in their final match during the Geneva Open  tennis tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, May 23, 2015.  (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

GENEVA (AP) — Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil won the revived Geneva Open title on Saturday, beating sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 7-6 (4), 6-4.

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Clock ticks but fortune smiles for Federer at French Open

In this May 15, 2015, file photo, Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns the ball to Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, during a quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Federer will be competing in the 2015 French Open tennis tournament.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

PARIS (AP) — There are two distinct sounds one hears when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life’s clock.

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Bellucci, Sousa advance to Geneva Open final

GENEVA (AP) — Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil advanced to the Geneva Open final on Friday and will play Joao Sousa of Portugal for the title.

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Nadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns gestures during a training session for the French Tennis Open at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 22, 2015 in Paris. The French Open starts Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.

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