December 5, 2016

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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US Open Day 9 Schedule of Play for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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US Open Day 9 Schedule of Play for Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Arthur Ashe Stadium 12:00 PM

Men’s Singles – QF

Not Before: 1:00 PM
Arthur Ashe Stadium7:00 PM
Court 1711:00 AM
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US Open Day 8 Schedule of Play for Monday, September 5, 2016

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US Open Day 8 Schedule of Play for Monday, September 5, 2016

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM 11:00 AM

WOMEN’S SINGLES – R4

Not Before: 12:30 PM
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM7:00 PM
LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM11:00 AM
COURT 1311:00 AM

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR BOYS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

COURT 611:00 AM

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

COURT 711:00 AM
COURT 811:00 AM

JUNIOR BOYS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR BOYS’ SINGLES – R1

COURT 911:00 AM

JUNIOR BOYS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR BOYS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR BOYS’ SINGLES – R1

COURT 1111:00 AM
COURT 1211:00 AM

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR BOYS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

COURT 1411:00 AM

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR BOYS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

JUNIOR GIRLS’ SINGLES – R1

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US Open Day 7 Schedule of Play for Sunday, September 4, 2016

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US Open Day 7 Schedule of Play for Sunday, September 4, 2016

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM

Women’s Singles – R4

Johanna Konta (GBR) [13]

vs.

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)

Women’s Singles – R4

Madison Keys (USA) [8]

vs.

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

Men’s Singles – R4

Rafael Nadal (ESP) [4]

vs.

Lucas Pouille (FRA) [24]

 

Arthur Ashe Stadium7:00 PM

Women’s Singles – R4

Petra Kvitova (CZE) [14]

vs.

Angelique Kerber (GER) [2]

Men’s Singles – R4

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1]

vs.

Kyle Edmund (GBR)

 

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM

Women’s Singles – R4

Roberta Vinci (ITA) [7]

vs.

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)

Men’s Singles – R4

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [9]

vs.

Jack Sock (USA) [26]

Men’s Doubles – R3

David Marrero (ESP)Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

vs.

Bob Bryan (USA) [3]Mike Bryan (USA) [3]

 

Grandstand 11:00 AM

Men’s Singles – R4

Gael Monfils (FRA) [10]

vs.

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)

Men’s Doubles – R3

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

vs.

Nicholas Monroe (USA)Donald Young (USA)

Women’s Doubles – R3

Yifan Xu (CHN) [11]Saisai Zheng (CHN) [11]

vs.

Martina Hingis (SUI) [6]Coco Vandeweghe (USA) [6]

 

Court 17 11:00 AM

Men’s Doubles – R3

Nicolas Almagro (ESP)Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM)

vs.

Chris Guccione (AUS)Andre Sa (BRA)

Women’s Doubles – R3

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [5]Elena Vesnina (RUS) [5]

vs.

Vania King (USA) [10]Monica Niculescu (ROU) [10]

Mixed Doubles – R2

Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) [5]Max Mirnyi (BLR) [5]

vs.

Nicole Gibbs (USA)Dennis Novikov (USA)

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Mai Hontama (JPN)

vs.

Sofia Kenin (USA) [8]

 

Court 5 11:00 AM

Mixed Doubles – R2

Sania Mirza (IND) [1]Ivan Dodig (CRO) [1]

vs.

Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)Marin Draganja (CRO)

Women’s Doubles – R3

Caroline Garcia (FRA) [1]Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [1]

vs.

Eri Hozumi (JPN)Miyu Kato (JPN)

Men’s Doubles – R3

Not Before: 2:30 PM

Daniel Evans (GBR)Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

vs.

Lukasz Kubot (POL) [12]Alexander Peya (AUT) [12]

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Nathan Ponwith (USA)

vs.

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) [6]

 

Court 13 11:00 AM

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Amanda Anisimova (USA) [4]

vs.

Eva Guerrero Alvarez (ESP)

Mixed Doubles – R1

Not Before: 1:00 PM

Christina McHale (USA)Ryan Harrison (USA)

vs.

Laura Siegemund (GER)Mate Pavic (CRO)

 

Court 4 11:00 AM

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Brandon Holt (USA)

vs.

Ergi Kirkin (TUR)

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Anastasia Potapova (RUS) [1]

vs.

Maria Mateas (USA)

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Eduard Guell Bartrina (ESP)

vs.

Alexandre Rotsaert (USA)

 

Court 6 11:00 AM

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Lukas Greif (USA)

vs.

Alex De Minaur (AUS) [2]

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Corentin Moutet (FRA)

vs.

Ezekiel Clark (USA)

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Nicola Kuhn (ESP) [13]

vs.

Elliot Benchetrit (FRA)

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Panna Udvardy (HUN)

vs.

Olesya Pervushina (RUS) [2]

 

Court 7 11:00 AM

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Vasil Kirkov (USA)

vs.

Yuta Shimizu (JPN)

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Nicole Mossmer (USA)

vs.

Lara Escauriza (PAR)

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Sam Riffice (USA)

vs.

Piotr Matuszewski (POL)

 

Court 8 11:00 AM

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) [5]

vs.

Toru Horie (JPN)

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN)

vs.

Federica Bilardo (ITA)

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Xiyu Wang (CHN)

vs.

Kaja Juvan (SLO) [14]

 

Court 9 11:00 AM

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Kenneth Raisma (EST) [11]

vs.

Alastair Gray (GBR)

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Louis Tessa (FRA)

vs.

Benjamin Sigouin (CAN) [9]

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Lev Kazakov (RUS)

vs.

Alexei Popyrin (AUS)

 

Court 11 12:00 PM

Women’s Doubles – R3

Asia Muhammad (USA)Taylor Townsend (USA)

vs.

Timea Babos (HUN) [3]Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) [3]

Women’s Doubles – R3

Julia Goerges (GER) [8]Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [8]

vs.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) [12]Lucie Safarova (CZE) [12]

Mixed Doubles – R2

Timea Babos (HUN)Eric Butorac (USA)

vs.

Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) [2]Bruno Soares (BRA) [2]

 

Court 12 11:00 AM

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Claire Liu (USA) [10]

vs.

Ylena In-Albon (SUI)

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Ryan James Storrie (GBR)

vs.

Sebastian Korda (USA)

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Caroline Dolehide (USA)

vs.

Katie Swan (GBR)

 

Court 14 11:00 AM

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Juan Carlos Manuel Aguilar (BOL)

vs.

Yshai Oliel (ISR)

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Carson Branstine (USA)

vs.

Dominique Schaefer (PER)

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Maria Lourdes Carle (ARG)

vs.

Mira Antonitsch (AUT)

 

Court 16 11:00 AM

Junior Girls’ Singles – R1

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA)

vs.

Ioana Minca (ROU)

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Louis Wessels (GER) [16]

vs.

Alberto Lim (PHI)

Junior Boys’ Singles – R1

Kacper Zuk (POL)

vs.

Marvin Moeller (GER) [14]

 

TBA2:30 PM

Men’s Doubles – R3

Not Before: 2:30 PM

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) [1]Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [1]

vs.

Jeremy Chardy (FRA)Sam Groth (AUS)

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