February 22, 2017

Australian Open Day 11 Schedule of Play for January 26, 2017

Australian Open Day 11 Schedule of Play for January 26, 2017

ROD LAVER ARENA 11:00 AM

Men’s Doubles – Semifinals
Bob Bryan (USA) [3]/Mike Bryan (USA) [3] vs. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)/Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Not Before: 2:00 PM
Women’s Singles – Semifinals
CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) vs. Venus Williams (USA) [13]
Women’s Singles – Semifinals
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) vs. Serena Williams (USA) [2]
ROD LAVER ARENA 7:00 PM

AUSTRALIA DAY CEREMONY

Not Before: 7:30 PM
Men’s Singles – Semifinals
Roger Federer (SUI) [17] vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [4]

Men’s Legends’ Doubles
Pat Cash (AUS)/Goran Ivanisevic (CRO) vs. John McEnroe (USA)/Patrick McEnroe (USA)

MARGARET COURT ARENA 11:00 AM

Junior Girls’ Singles – Quarterfinals
Rebeka Masarova (SUI) [1] vs. Mai Hontama (JPN) [10]

Men’s Legends’ Doubles
Wayne Arthurs (AUS)/Richard Fromberg (AUS) vs. Wayne Ferreira (RSA)/Henri Leconte (FRA)
Men’s Legends’ Doubles
Thomas Johansson (SWE)/Todd Woodbridge (AUS) vs. Mansour Bahrami (FRA)/Fabrice Santoro (FRA)

Not Before: 4:00 PM
Men’s Doubles – Semifinals
Marc Polmans (AUS)/Andrew Whittington (AUS) vs. Henri Kontinen (FIN)[4] /John Peers(AUS)[4] or Sam Groth(AUS) /Chris Guccione(AUS)

SHOW COURT 3 11:00 AM

Junior Boys’ Singles – Quarterfinals
Yibing Wu (CHN) [1] vs. Alexey Zakharov (RUS)
Junior Boys’ Singles – Quarterfinals
Matteo Martineau (FRA) vs. Zsombor Piros (HUN) [15]
Junior Girls’ Singles – Quarterfinals
Marta Kostyuk (UKR) [11] vs. En Shuo Liang (TPE)
Junior Boys’ Doubles – Semifinals
Toru Horie (JPN) [1]/Yibing Wu (CHN) [1] vs. Finn Reynolds (NZL)/Duarte Vale (POR)

COURT 5 11:00 AM

Men’s Wheelchair Singles – Semifinals
Joachim Gerard (BEL) vs. Nicolas Peifer (FRA)
Quad Wheelchair Singles
Heath Davidson (AUS) vs. David Wagner (USA) [2]
Junior Boys’ Singles – Quarterfinals
Corentin Moutet (FRA) [5] vs. Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN)
Junior Girls’ Doubles – Semifinals
Maja Chwalinska (POL)/Iga Swiatek (POL) vs. Anri Nagata (JPN)/Thasaporn Naklo (THA)

COURT 7 11:00 AM

Women’s Wheelchair Singles – Semifinals
Jiske Griffioen (NED) [1] vs. Sabine Ellerbrock (GER)
Women’s Wheelchair Singles – Semifinals
Lucy Shuker (GBR) vs. Yui Kamiji (JPN) [2]
Men’s Wheelchair Doubles – Semifinals
Maikel Scheffers (NED)/Ben Weekes (AUS) vs. Joachim Gerard (BEL) [2]/Gordon Reid (GBR) [2]
Women’s Wheelchair Doubles – Semifinals
Jiske Griffioen (NED) [1]/Aniek Van Koot (NED) [1] vs. Marjolein Buis (NED)/Lucy Shuker (GBR)
Junior Boys’ Doubles – Semifinals
Yu Hsiou Hsu (TPE) [4]/Lingxi Zhao (CHN) [4] vs. Alexei Popyrin (AUS) [5]/Kacper Zuk (POL) [5]

COURT 8 11:00 AM

Men’s Wheelchair Singles – Semifinals
Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) vs. Stephane Houdet (FRA) [2]
Quad Wheelchair Singles
Dylan Alcott (AUS) [1] vs. Andy Lapthorne (GBR)
Men’s Wheelchair Doubles – Semifinals
Stephane Houdet (FRA) [1]/Nicolas Peifer (FRA) [1] vs. Gustavo Fernandez (ARG)/Alfie Hewett (GBR)
Women’s Wheelchair Doubles – Semifinals
Sabine Ellerbrock (GER)/Katharina Kruger (GER) vs. Diede De Groot (NED) [2]/Yui Kamiji (JPN) [2]
Quad Wheelchair Doubles – Final
Andy Lapthorne (GBR) [1]/David Wagner (USA) [1] vs. Dylan Alcott (AUS) [2]/Heath Davidson (AUS) [2]

COURT 10 11:00 AM

Junior Girls’ Singles – Quarterfinals
Emily Appleton (GBR) [4] vs. Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (CAN) [7]
Junior Boys’ Singles – Quarterfinals
Yshai Oliel (ISR) [4] vs. Menelaos Efstathiou (CYP)
Junior Girls’ Singles – Quarterfinals
Zeel Desai (IND) vs. Elena Rybakina (RUS) [16]
Junior Girls’ Doubles – Semifinals
Caty McNally (USA) [5]/Natasha Subhash (USA) [5] vs. Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (CAN) [3]/Carson Branstine (USA) [3]

TBA
5:00 PM
Not Before: 5:00 PM
Mixed Doubles – Quarterfinals
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) [1]/Mike Bryan (USA) [1] vs. Elina Svitolina (UKR)/Chris Guccione (AUS)
Not Before: 5:00 PM
Mixed Doubles – Quarterfinals
Martina Hingis (SUI)/Leander Paes (IND) vs. Samantha Stosur (AUS)/Sam Groth (AUS)

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Australian Open Day 10 Schedule of Play for January 25, 2017

Australian Open Day 10 Schedule of Play for January 25, 2017

Singles Only

 

ROD LAVER ARENA 11:00 AM
Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [5] vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
Not Before: 1:00 PM
Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
Johanna Konta (GBR) [9] vs. Serena Williams (USA) [2]
Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals
David Goffin (BEL) [11] vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [15]

 
ROD LAVER ARENA 7:30 PM
Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [9] vs. Milos Raonic (CAN) [3]

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Australian Open Day 8 Schedule of Play for January 23, 2017

Australian Open Day 8 Schedule of Play for January 23, 2017

ROD LAVER ARENA 11:00 AM

Women’s Singles – Round 4
Barbora Strycova (CZE) [16] vs. Serena Williams (USA) [2]
Men’s Singles – Round 4
Dominic Thiem (AUT) [8] vs. David Goffin (BEL) [11]
Not Before: 3:00 PM
Mixed Doubles – Round 2
Casey Dellacqua (AUS)/Matt Reid (AUS) vs. Martina Hingis (SUI)/Leander Paes (IND)

ROD LAVER ARENA 7:00 PM
Women’s Singles – Round 4
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [5] vs. Daria Gavrilova (AUS) [22]
Men’s Singles – Round 4
Gael Monfils (FRA) [6] vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) [9]

MARGARET COURT ARENA 11:00 AM

Men’s Doubles – Round 3
Brian Baker (USA)/Nikola Mektic (CRO) vs. Bob Bryan (USA) [3]/Mike Bryan (USA) [3]
Not Before: 1:00 PM
Women’s Singles – Round 4
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [30] vs. Johanna Konta (GBR) [9]
Not Before: 2:30 PM
Women’s Singles – Round 4
Jennifer Brady (USA) vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
Not Before: 5:00 PM
Men’s Singles – Round 4
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [15] vs. Denis Istomin (UZB)

HISENSE ARENA 11:00 AM

Women’s Doubles – Round 3
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)/Kveta Peschke (CZE) vs. Ashleigh Barty (AUS)/Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
Men’s Doubles – Round 3
Henri Kontinen (FIN) [4]/John Peers (AUS) [4] vs. Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) [14]/Robert Farah (COL) [14]
Not Before: 3:00 PM
Men’s Doubles – Round 3
Sam Groth (AUS)/Chris Guccione (AUS) vs. Marcus Daniell (NZL)/Marcelo Demoliner (BRA)
Not Before: 6:00 PM
Men’s Singles – Round 4
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [13] vs. Milos Raonic (CAN) [3]

SHOW COURT 2 11:00 AM

Men’s Legends’ Doubles
Jacco Eltingh (NED)/Paul Haarhuis (NED) vs. Michael Chang (USA)/Todd Martin (USA)

Not Before: 12:00 PM
Women’s Doubles – Round 3
Timea Babos (HUN)/Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) [2]/Lucie Safarova (CZE) [2]
Women’s Doubles – Round 3
Caroline Garcia (FRA) [1]/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [1] vs. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) [13]/Saisai Zheng (CHN) [13]
Not Before: 4:30 PM

Women’s Legends’ Doubles
Lindsay Davenport (USA)/Martina Navratilova (USA) vs. Nicole Bradtke (AUS)/Rennae Stubbs (AUS)

Mixed Doubles – Round 2
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)/Horia Tecau (ROU) vs. Abigail Spears (USA)/Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL)

SHOW COURT 3 11:00 AM

Women’s Legends’ Doubles
Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)/Barbara Schett (AUT) vs. Iva Majoli (CRO)/Alicia Molik (AUS)

Not Before: 12:00 PM
Men’s Doubles – Round 3
Lukasz Kubot (POL) [7]/Marcelo Melo (BRA) [7] vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO) [9]/Marcel Granollers (ESP) [9]
Women’s Doubles – Round 3
Chen Liang (CHN)/Zhaoxuan Yang (CHN) vs. Raquel Atawo (USA) [11]/Yifan Xu (CHN) [11]

COURT 7 11:00 AM

Junior Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Tristan Boyer (USA) vs. Yu Hsiou Hsu (TPE) [2]
Junior Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Tatiana Pieri (ITA) vs. Taylor Johnson (USA) [2]
Junior Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Hurricane Tyra Black (USA)/Jimena Rodriguez-Benito (USA) vs. Mihaela Lorena Marculescu (ROU)/Ayumi Miyamoto (JPN)
Junior Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Joshua Howard-Tripp (RSA)/Nikolay Vylegzhanin (RUS) vs. Kody Pearson (AUS)/Adam Walton (AUS)
Junior Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Finn Bass (GBR) [8]/Trent Bryde (USA) [8] vs. Alexander Crnokrak (AUS)/Dane Sweeny (AUS)

COURT 8 11:00 AM

Junior Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Emily Appleton (GBR) [4] vs. Seone Mendez (AUS)
Junior Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Alexey Zakharov (RUS) vs. Alexei Popyrin (AUS) [7]
Junior Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Ana Biskic (CRO)/Alana Smith (USA) vs. Anri Nagata (JPN)/Thasaporn Naklo (THA)
Junior Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
I-Hsuan Cho (TPE) [7]/Yuki Naito (JPN) [7] vs. Patricia Apisah (PNG)/Amber Marshall (AUS)
Junior Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) [5]/Kacper Zuk (POL) [5] vs. Francesco Forti (ITA)/Mattia Frinzi (ITA)

COURT 13 11:00 AM

Junior Girls’ Singles – Round 2
I-Hsuan Cho (TPE) vs. Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (CAN) [7]
Junior Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Olga Danilovic (SRB) [5] vs. Shuyue Ma (CHN)
Junior Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Maxence Broville (FRA) vs. Alberto Lim (PHI) [16]
Junior Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Gabriella Da Silva Fick (AUS)/Kaitlin Staines (AUS) vs. Olga Danilovic (SRB) [2]/Marta Kostyuk (UKR) [2]
Junior Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Alberto Lim (PHI)/Alexandre Rotsaert (USA) vs. Yu Hsiou Hsu (TPE) [4]/Lingxi Zhao (CHN) [4]

COURT 19 11:00 AM

Junior Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Zsombor Piros (HUN) [15] vs. Benard Bruno Nkomba (AUS)
Junior Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Zeel Desai (IND) vs. Jule Niemeier (GER)
Junior Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Elena Rybakina (RUS) [16] vs. Denisa Hindova (CZE)
Junior Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Baijing Lin (AUS) [6]/Xiyu Wang (CHN) [6] vs. Astrid Wanja Brune Olsen (NOR)/Malene Helgo (NOR)
Junior Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Violet Apisah (PNG)/Zeel Desai (IND) vs. Yang Lee (TPE) [4]/Rebeka Masarova (SUI) [4]
Junior Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Olukayode Alafia Damina Ayeni (USA)/Moerani Bouzige (AUS) vs. Jesper De Jong (NED)/Philip Henning (RSA)

COURT 20 11:00 AM

Junior Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Federico Iannaccone (ITA) vs. Alexander Crnokrak (AUS)
Junior Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Gabriella Da Silva Fick (AUS) vs. Chengyiyi Yuan (CHN)
Junior Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Ergi Kirkin (TUR) [11] vs. Chase Ferguson (AUS)
Junior Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Maja Chwalinska (POL)/Iga Swiatek (POL) vs. Lisa Mays (AUS)/Ivana Popovic (AUS)
Junior Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Jack Molloy (GBR)/Barnaby Smith (GBR) vs. Chase Ferguson (AUS)/Benard Bruno Nkomba (AUS)
Junior Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Chun Hsin Tseng (TPE)/Bang Shuo Yin (TPE) vs. Marvin Moeller (GER) [2]/Naoki Tajima (JPN) [2]

COURT 22 11:00 AM

Junior Girls’ Singles – Round 2
Eleonora Molinaro (LUX) vs. Yuki Naito (JPN) [14]
Junior Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Yibing Wu (CHN) [1] vs. Finn Bass (GBR)
Junior Boys’ Singles – Round 2
Matteo Martineau (FRA) vs. Rinky Hijikata (AUS)
Junior Boys’ Doubles – Round 1
Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN)/Michael Vrbensky (CZE) vs. Zizou Bergs (BEL) [6]/Yshai Oliel (ISR) [6]
Junior Girls’ Doubles – Round 1
Taylor Johnson (USA)/Nicole Mossmer (USA) vs. Eunhye Lee (KOR)/Satoko Sueno (JPN)

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Andy Murray Closes the Gap on No. 1 with Vienna Title

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(October 30, 2016)Andy Murray has closed the gap in race for the No. 1 ranking when he won his third straight ATP title at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna on Sunday. The Scot beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (6)in the final for his seventh title of the year, 42nd of his career.

Murray can move into the No. 1 spot if he wins next week’s Paris Masters and Novak Djokovic doesn’t reach the final.

“I get a step closer with every win but it’s still a long way from here,” Murray said. “From two to one seems a small jump in a way but it’s the hardest one to make. To go from 100 to 50 is more spots but is a lot easier.”

“I felt like I was controlling the ball a lot better, said Murray. “I think I played my best tennis today of the tournament… Jo fought well and started playing a lot better. He was more aggressive and taking some more chances and making the shots.”

“The tie-break was really, really tight. I think it was a high-level tie-break. There wasn’t really many mistakes… The last few months have been very good.”.

“I’m really happy with my week,” Tsonga said. I played good tennis. I fought until the end, and that’s most important for me… It was nice to play five matches in a row like this. It hasn’t happened to me many times these last couple of months. For me, I think it’s great. It’s always good to play against those [top] players.”

The Scotsman now trails World No. 1 Novak Djokovic by just 415 points in the Emirates ATP Race To London heading into the final week of the ATP World Tour regular season.

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Cilic Beats Nishikori for Swiss Indoors Title

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(October 30, 2016) In a repeat of the 2014 US Open final, Marin Cilic beat Kei Nishikori 6-1, 7-6 (5) to win the Swiss Indoors title in Basel on Sunday.

This is the Croat’s second title of the year and 16th of his career. The world No. 12 also won the Masters title in Cincinnati. The win keeps him in last spot to qualify for the ATP Tour Finals in London.

 

“Today on the court I had really good energy and was quite positive and motivated,” said Cilic. “There were a lot of things at stake for me and looking ahead to the [Emirates ATP] Race To London, this match can decide a lot. I was really motivated to be focused on every point. I was extremely happy and proud with how I help the energy up for those two sets.

“I’m really grateful for my team for giving me good energy and we’re looking to do more and always improve. When you have a week like this, it’s worth more and I’ll definitely enjoy this. It’s the first at the 500 level and now I have trophies from all the different categories. Next week is Paris and it’s another important week for the Race To London and to finish the season well. I hope to play well there.”
“In the second set, I was a little tight,” Nishikori said. “I had a couple set points and couldn’t convert. He played good tennis today.

“It was a good week for me, playing another final. I had some good wins. It will be important to have another good week in Paris and again in London. That will be my last goal of the year.”

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Nick Kyrgios Wins Japan Open

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(October 9, 2016) Nick Kyrgios won his third ATP World Tour title on Sunday beating David Goffin 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 for the Japan Open Tennis Championships.

 

Kyrgios hit 25 aces to claim his first 500 level title.

 

Kyrgios said: “I played a very tough match against Gael Monfils yesterday, so it took me a little time to get into this match. David makes you feel like the court is very small. My serve got me out of trouble today.

“I enjoyed playing in front of the great crowd here. They’re very enthusiastic and very respectful. I have always loved playing in Japan.”

“It’s not easy to break him, because he was hitting 215 km/h serve on the line,” Goffin said. “I was trying to guess which way he was going. But he can still ace you. I tried my best, and it worked until 5-4 in the final set.”

Kyrgios adds his name to the list of young guns on the ATP World Tour to win titles this year, which includes Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov.

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US Open Day 13 Schedule of Play for Saturday, September 10, 2016

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ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM 12:00 PM
GRANDSTAND 12:00 PM
COURT 5 12:00 PM

WOMEN’S COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL – F

MEN’S COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL – F

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US Open Day 12 Schedule of Play for Friday, September 9, 2016

 

 

Arthur Ashe Stadium 12:00 PM

Men’s Singles – SF

Not Before: 3:00 PM

Men’s Singles – SF

Not Before: 4:30 PM
Grandstand 12:00 PM
Court 17 12:00 PM
Court 5 12:00 PM

Women’s Collegiate Invitational – SF

Men’s Collegiate Invitational – SF

Court 6 12:00 PM

Women’s Collegiate Invitational – SF

Men’s Collegiate Invitational – SF

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US Open Day 11 Schedule of Play for Thursday, September 8, 2016

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Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM
Louis Armstrong Stadium 3:30 PM
Court 17 12:00 PM

Junior Girls’ Singles – R3

Junior Girls’ Singles – R3

Junior Boys’ Singles – R3

Court 5 12:00 PM

Women’s Collegiate Invitational – QF

Women’s Collegiate Invitational – QF

Men’s Collegiate Invitational – QF

Men’s Collegiate Invitational – QF

P6/Old Grandstand12:30 PM
Court 13 12:00 PM
Court 412:00 PM

Women’s Collegiate Invitational – QF

Women’s Collegiate Invitational – QF

Men’s Collegiate Invitational – QF

Men’s Collegiate Invitational – QF

Court 11 12:00 PM

Junior Boys’ Singles – R3

Junior Girls’ Singles – R3

Junior Girls’ Singles – R3

Court 1212:00 PM

Junior Boys’ Singles – R3

Junior Boys’ Singles – R3

Junior Girls’ Singles – R3

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US Open Day 10 Schedule of Play for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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US Open Day 10 Schedule of Play for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Arthur Ashe Stadium 12:00 PM

Women’s Singles – QF

Men’s Singles – QF

Not Before: 1:00 PM
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM
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