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Federer discusses top tier of tour; next events

Sunday, 27 February 2011 01:00

Roger Federer, who lost in the Dubai final to Novak Djokovic, on the upper crust of the men's tour:

"At the moment it looks like [Djokovic is dominating], but (Robin) Soderling hasn’t been playing bad himself if you look at his win/loss record this year; (Andy) Murray was in the finals again at the Australian Open, so he’s obviously in the con...


Djokovic pulling for Tipsarevic win in Delray final

Sunday, 27 February 2011 01:00

Dubai champion Novak Djokovic texted Janko Tipsarevic after his Serbian Davis Cup teammate beat Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4 in the Delray Beach semis.

"He said, 'Come on, we are all, me and my family, are all behind you,'" said Tipsarevic, who will face Juan Martin del Potro in the final. By reaching the final, del Potro, who beat Mardy Fish, will climb...

Lendl, McEnroe still have no relationship

Sunday, 27 February 2011 01:00

Ivan Lendl, who will play John McEnroe in the BNP Paribas exhibition at Madison Square Garden on Monday, says that he’s never dined with his rival and has no relationship with him. "I really don’t have one with him,” he told the New York Times. "I wish we could. After all this time, you would think it would be reasonable."—Matthew CroninLendl, McEnroe still have no relationship ...

Del Potro wins first" title since 2009 U.S. Open

Sunday, 27 February 2011 01:00

DELRAY BEACH, Florida (AP)—Juan Martin del Potro won his first" title in his first final since winning the 2009 U.S. Open, beating Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-4 at the Delray Beach championships on Sunday.

Del Potro, on the comeback trail after missing most of last season with a wrist injury, looked fatigued throughout the match, but the...


Del Potro, Fish, Nishikori in Delray Beach semis

Saturday, 26 February 2011 01:00

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP)—Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina reached his third consecutive semifinal by beating fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 6-4 in the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships quarterfinals on Friday.

Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, reached the San Jose and Memphis semifinals the past two weeks....


Almagro, Ferrer advance to Mexican Open final

Saturday, 26 February 2011 01:00

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP)—Spaniards Nicolas Almagro and David Ferrer won Friday to reach the final of the Mexican Open, where Almagro will be trying for his third straight ATP" title.

The third-seeded Almagro beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the semifinals for his 13th straight victory. He won" titles in Argentina and Brazil the last two...


Djokovic beats Federer in straights for Dubai" title

Saturday, 26 February 2011 01:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer for the second time in a month to win his third consecutive Dubai Championships" title on Saturday.

The No. 3-ranked Serb won 6-3, 6-3 to extend his unbeaten record in 2011 to 12 matches. He beat Federer in the semifinals on his way to winning the Australian Open last month.



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