2014/04/18

“Big Four,” Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Murray Advance to Sony Open Quarters

 

(March 25, 2014) No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 2 Novak Djokovic, No. 5 Roger Federer and No. 6 Andy Murray all reached the Sony Open quarterfinals on Tuesday while No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka and No. 4 David Ferrer were upset.

Nadal had no problems dismissing Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-2. Nadal only lost only three points during the match has dropped a total of only nine games in the three matches played so far at the Sony Open.

“First three matches I was able to find the right rhythm on court, playing aggressive, playing with no mistakes, so today was a little bit strange match,” Nadal said.

“I am sorry for Fabio.  I think he felt a little bit, I don’t know how to say, but he felt a little bit close to the hip, something from yesterday.  So was not easy for him to play that match.

“But anyway, I think I managed well the situation.  The wind, it was hard tonight, and I was manage to do well.  So I think I played the right match.”

Novak Djokovic pushed past Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-5. In a bit of good sportsmanship, Djokovic gave back a point which was called out, which was indeed in.

“I mean, for me, it’s something as normal,” Djokovic said about giving the point back.  “I don’t want to talk about the nice gesture that I have done.  I don’t like to talk about myself, you know.  I let everybody else to judge.

“But for me that’s something that is absolutely normal if I am not able to ‑‑ if I judge that I couldn’t win the point, that I had no chance to get that ball back in the court, or if I see the ball is good, I’m going to tell him to challenge it or that it’s very close.

“For me it’s something that is part of the sport and fair play that, you know, I think I expect everybody else to do the same.  Of course, not everybody else is the same, but for me that’s something that’s normal, just a normal, natural reaction.”

Djokovic will play Andy Murray next in the quarterfinals. Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-1.

“Andy is a defending champion,” Djokovic said of a potential match-up with Murray.  “He won a couple of Grand Slams, Olympic gold medal, and obviously he’s the player who can, you know, play big‑time tennis on a big stage.”

Murray who had back surgery last year, appeared to be some pain during his win over Tsonga, despite winning easily in 73 minutes.

“My game is getting there.  I mean, the last six sets I played have been very high‑level tennis.  Again, very few errors and aggressive tennis.  You know, coming forward, taking my opportunities to hit winners, and come to the net when I had the chance.

“Yeah, I’m playing better each match, and I hope that continues.  You know, last couple of weeks have been difficult for obvious reasons.  But, you know, hopefully I’m coming out the other side of that now and keep playing better.”

“It was sore, but I still moved well throughout the rest of the match, which is a good sign.  Was probably moving better at the end of the match than I was at the beginning, so that’s probably a good sign.”

Roger Federer only needed needing 49 minutes to defeat No. 9 seed Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2. Federer hit 25 winners during the match to Gasquet’s 8.

“I think I played well.” Federer said. “I served well.  I made my returns I had to and stayed aggressive, so I didn’t let him just make errors.  I forced him to do stuff.  It was a good match for me.”

Federer will play Kei Nishikori who saved 4 match points before upsetting fourth seed David Ferrer 7-6 (7), 2-6, 7-6 (9).

“He had obviously a very difficult match with Ferrer, but a great one which everybody watched in the locker room and the player restaurant,” Federer said.  It was one of those thrilling end to the matches, you know, into the tiebreaker with match points saved.  It had the whole drama.

“Either one could have won, but in tennis always one guy’s got to win.  Kei did a good job getting it done at the end.  I only played him twice but practiced with him many times, so we know each other well so there are no real secrets out there.

“Clearly I think it’s an advantage at this point now that I had a quick match today and he had a really brutal match against Ferrer.  Can I take advantage of it?  Can he recover quickly?  We will see tomorrow.

“But I’m sure we will see him out on the court, and he will give it everything he has.  He always has.”

In another upset on the day, No. 22 Alexandr Dolgopolov stopped three seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals.

Also advancing to the quarterfinals were Milos Raonic and Tomas Berdych who eliminated the last American man, John Isner 6-3, 7-5

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In All-French Final, Monfils Beats Gasquet for Montpellier Crown

 

(February 9, 2014) Gael Monfils captured his fifth ATP World Tour title in his 21st final, defeating his good friend and defending champion, Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 to win the Open Sud de France in Montpellier for the second time.
“This is unbelievable for me,” Monfils said.”I had some back problems at the beginning of the week and I didn’t know if I was going to be able to play, so to now be with the trophy is pretty crazy.

“I have been elevating my game match after match and I am extremely proud in the way I played today. I really enjoy playing here in Montpellier. I love the atmosphere there is in this arena.”

“It was great to be in final here once again,” Gasquet said. I am extremely disappointed to have lost in the final, but that’s tennis. I need to congratulate Gael because he’s played unbelievable all week.

“I wasn’t able to read his serve, he was serving bullets all match. My only way out was to try to push him to a tie-break and wait for him to start making mistakes. But it didn’t happen.”

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Tennis News Net Notes

 

(December 1, 2013) A quick look at the recent news in the world of tennis.

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After skipping last year’s Sony Open, the tournament announced that Rafael Nadal would be returning in 2014.

“I was very disappointed that I was not able to attend last year’s tournament and am looking forward to returning in 2014,” said Nadal. “I love to play in Miami because of its beautiful location and tremendous fans support. Miami is an international city, and the diverse crowds that attend the tournament create an unbelievable atmosphere. I am excited to see all my fans in Miami this year.”

The world No. 1 has never won this Masters 1000 event. The Sony Open, which is a combined event, runs from March 17-30 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami.

 

 

News out of Berlin - Peter Graf, the father of 22-time major champion and former No. 1 Steffi Graf died on Sunday in Mannheim, Germany from cancer. The former coach and manager of his daughter was 75.

The elder Graf was sentenced to three years in jail for tax evasion. He served only one.

 

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Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka will play an exhibition later this month in Thailand.

The event which was announced by the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, will be part of the regular invitational event in Hua Hin.

 

Richard Gasquet

According to sports daily L’Equipe, France’s No. 1 Richard Gasquet has a new coach – former double French Open winner Sergi Bruguera of Spain.

Gasquet and his former coach Riccardo Piatti split during the ATP World Tour finals. Gasquet, told the paper that Bruguera, would begin his coaching duties in February.

Gasquet reached the ATP World Tour finals this year for the first time since 2007.

 

Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic

ATP top ten Milos Raonic has been named Sportsnet’s 2013 Canadian Athlete of the Year. Sportsnet’s 11th annual Athlete of the Year award was voted on by a panel of contributors from Sportsnet’s TV, radio, web and magazine platforms. Past winners include soccer star Christine Sinclair (2012), figure skater Patrick Chan (2011), and three-time winner UFC champ Georges St-Pierre. In honor of the award, Sportsnet is donating $10,000 to Raonic’s charity of choice.

“It’s a great feeling. There’s an aura around Canadian athletes,” said Raonic. “Whether it’s in the NBA, college sports, figure skating or hockey, there’s a bit more of a spotlight, and I think it’s special to be part of that and to receive this award for 2013 is an honor.”

Raonic is the first Canadian male to crack the top 10 of the world rankings and helping his country’s Davis Cup team to its first tournament semifinal in the Open Era.

 

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The Financial Times was announced as the first global sponsor of World Tennis Day on March 3, 2014. The arrangement calls for the Financial Times to be presenting sponsor of the World Tennis Day Showdown at Earls Court in London that will feature Andre Agassi vs Pete Sampras and Pat Cash vs Ivan Lendl. The Financial Times will also be the official business publication of the other three World Tennis Day events, including the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden as well as events in Bangkok and Hong Kong.

 

 

Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis

Former world No.1 and three-time Australian Open champion Martina Hingis will play a special exhibition at Hobart International 2014.

The 33-year-old will play fellow Swiss and current world No.1 junior Belinda Bencic on January 5, 2014.

The Hobart International will take place at the Domain Tennis Centre from January 5-11 2014.

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Despite Loss to Djokovic, Gasquet Finishes with a Flourish

 

Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet

(November 9, 2013) LONDON – After what had perhaps been a lackluster performance for the Frenchman at the World Tour Finals, Richard Gasquet put up a fight in his final round robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday.

 

Facing defending champion and Wolrd No. 2 Novak Djokovic, who had already qualified for Sunday’s semi-finals, started quickly establishing a break, but Gasquet dug in to force a tie-break for the first set, but was edged out by Djokovic.

 

It did not deter the Frenchman, who worked hard to swing the momentum his way perhaps surprising the Serbian, who would have been hoping for an easier match ahead of his semi-final.

 

Djokovic quickly imposed himself on the deciding set, and once he had established a quick break, he never looked in danger of being caught, as Gasquet leaves London with perhaps a disappointing 0-3 record having worked so hard to qualify this year. Victory to Djokovic 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3

 

There are plenty of positives for the Frenchman to take away though – he started and finished this season well, as well as reaching the US Open semi-final for the first time. It should provide him a useful platform for 2014.

 

Gasquet found out on Friday that his coach Riccardo Piatti resigned without giving notice.  Gasquet will work with part-time coach Sebastien Grosjean until he finds a new coach.

 

Djokovic now heads into the semi-final on Sunday on a 20-match winning streak, when he faces Stanislas Wawrinka.

 

Tennis Panorama News is in London covering the ATP World Tour Finals.  Follow our twitter updates from the tournament @TennisNewsTPN.

 

 

Results

Singles – Group B Round Robin
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [8] R Gasquet (FRA) 76(5) 46 63
[6] R Federer (SUI) d [4] J del Potro (ARG) 46 76(2) 75

Doubles – Group A Round Robin
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [8] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 46 63 10-5
[3] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d [5] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) 75 36 11-9

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Federer Gets First Victory at ATP World Tour Finals

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(November 7, 2013) LONDON – Roger Federer got his first round-robin stage win on the board on Thursday afternoon, after defeating Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-3 at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. The win keeps his hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals here alive but it is still all to play for at the top of the group.

 

Federer, who is seeded sixth in London dispatched the Frenchman in just 79 minutes, in a match where he took the advantage early twice and Gasquet never really looked on terms to stay with the Swiss.

 

Gasquet remained so far back on the court that Federer was able to catch him out time and again at the net and with drop shots, as the Frenchman just looked to be slightly slower today.

 

If there were any jitters, perhaps they became more evident when it took Federer six attempts to close out the match, and with Gasquet still to face the defending champion Novak Djokovic, it is safe to assume that the Frenchman will not be in contention on Saturday’s final round-robin leg.

 

He said: “I’m taking a lot of experience playing this Masters because the level is very high, very difficult. So I need to improve on my game to play these guys.”

 

After the match, Federer admitted that it perhaps was not as easy a win as the score would suggest:

 

“Richard does a good job of making you feel uncomfortable at the same time as well because he uses heights, spins really well. He likes extended rallies [and] I’m trying to force the issue.”

 

“I think today was just a battle for myself, making sure I move the right way, I play the right way, I have the right shot selection.  Maybe also just getting used to the conditions a little bit.”

 

Federer is making his twelfth appearance at the season-ending championships and has only failed to advance out of the round-robin stages once.

 

Tennis Panorama News is in London covering the ATP World Tour Finals.  Follow our twitter updates from the tournament @TennisNewsTPN.

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Del Potro Rallies Past Gasquet at ATP World Tour Finals

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(November 4, 2013 LONDON – Juan Martin Del Potro got off to winning ways against Richard Gasquet in a top quality evening match to round off the first day’s action at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in Group B play.

 

From the first rally, it was clear that both players meant business, and initially it was Del Potro that looked the stronger, not losing a single point on his serve for his first three games.

 

It took just a momentary lapse of concentration from the Argentine to allow Gasquet to break him but Del Potro broke straight back as they battled their way to a first set tie-break.

 

Eventually the Frenchman edged in to take the lead as he competed in the season-ending finale for the first time in six years.

 

But the second set was a different story as some lapses in Gasquet’s concentration let Del Potro take control of the second set, taking it to a decider.

 

You felt that midway through the deciding set, it would be crucial for Gasquet to hold on to his serve, but a couple of double-faults handed the advantage back to Del Potro.

 

It took the tall Argentine two attempts to close out the match, as fatigue was setting in, but it was a great win and a fantastic start to the tournament 6-7, 6-3, 7-5.

 

“I tried to fight as much as I could,” Gasquet said of the disappointing loss. “And I, yeah, played well. It was a great match for me. I think I was really close to win that match.

 

“As I said, I tried my best. He did very good, too. It was a long match. Very tiring for me. I think he was just a little bit better than me.”

 

“A lot of pressure basically against Richard, because I think in my next two matches I will have nothing to lose,” Del Potro said. “If I was to pass the group, today match was the key to stay alive and with chances. That’s what I feel nervous.

 

“I think I never win my first match in the Masters Cup. It’s my first victory today. That’s also make me feel nervous.

 

“But now I’m feeling so glad to beat Richard. I’m still with chances to go through.”

 

Del Potro admitted that he was having problems with his focus, partially due to being robbed at a the train station in Paris on Saturday where he lost not only his passport but a rosary given to him by Pope Francis.
“Yeah, one of my things was the rosary,” Del Potro said. “But I have a few things which means a lot from my life. I don’t have it anymore.”
The Argentine, who is in the very competative Group B still has to play both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in round-robin play and talked about the challenge.

“Well, the next two matches going to be different, different opponents,”he said. “We play many times this year each other. I just beat Roger two weeks ago. He beat me last week. We always play good matches. So I will see against him.
And Novak is playing really well. Is unbeatable after the US Open. He won in Beijing, then Shanghai and in Paris also.

“So what I say before, I don’t have nothing to lose against them. It’s another good chance to play good tennis and get closer to the best of the world.”

Tennis Panorama News is in London covering the ATP World Tour Finals.  Follow our twitter updates from the tournament @TennisNewsTPN.

 

 

ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS RESULTS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013

Singles – Group A Round Robin
[7] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [5] T Berdych (CZE) 63 67(0) 63

Singles – Group B Round Robin

[4] J del Potro (ARG) d [8] R Gasquet (FRA) 67(4) 63 75

Doubles – Group A Round Robin

[8] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d [5] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) 63 76(8)

Doubles – Group B Round Robin

[6] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d [4] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 61 64 

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Wawrinka and Gasquet Complete ATP World Tour Finals Singles Field

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Richard Gasquet

(October 31, 2013) Richard Gasquet and Stanislas Wawrinka claimed the last two singlesspots for the year-ending ATP World Tour Finals after Milos Raonic fell to Tomas Berdych 7-6 (13), 6-4 in the third round of the Paris Masters on Thursday.

Wawrinka and Gasquet will join Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro, Tomas Berdych and Roger Federer in the final 8 in London beginning on November 4 at The O2 arena. Andy Murray had qualified for the event put withdrew due to back surgery.

For Wawrinka  he will be making his Barclays ATP World Tour Finals debut. This will be the first time that two Swiss players will be competing at year-ender.  For Gasquet this will be his second time he’s earned a spot at the ATP World. He participated in the event back in 2007.

Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer have earned a place in the doubles competition for the second straight year, after clinching their place on Thursday. Two spots remain to be claimed in the doubles field.

 

BNP Paribas Masters RESULTS – THURSDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2013

Singles – Third Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [14] J Janowicz (POL) 75 64
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [13] J Isner (USA) 67(5) 61 62
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) d [15] G Simon (FRA) 62 63
[4] J Del Potro (ARG) d G Dimitrov (BUL) 36 63 64
[5] R Federer (SUI) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 63 64
[6] T Berdych (CZE) d [10] M Raonic (CAN) 76(13) 64
[7] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [12] N Almagro (ESP) 63 62
[9] R Gasquet (FRA) d K Nishikori (JPN) 63 62

Doubles – Second Round

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 63 57 10-8
[2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) d F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) 76(4) 67(1) 10-8
[3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d E Butorac (USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) 63 16 10-5
[4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) d J Chardy (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) 63 62
M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) d [6] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 67(3) 75 10-8
[8] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) d J Benneteau (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 64 64

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 1 NOVEMBER, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 2:00 pm
[7] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [2] N Djokovic (SRB)
[5] R Federer (SUI) vs [4] J Del Potro (ARG)

Not Before 7:30 pm
[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [9] R Gasquet (FRA)

Not Before 8:30 pm
[3] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [6] T Berdych (CZE)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm

M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) vs [3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)
S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [8] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED)
[4] I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) vs [5] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

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Gasquet and Halep take Moscow Titles

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(October 20, 2013) No. 1 seed Richard Gasquet captured his 10 career title surviving qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Kremlin Cup. For the Frenchman it’s his third title of 2013.

World No. 18. Simona Halep won her the fifth title of this year and her career by upsetting  Samantha Stosur 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the women’s final in Moscow.

“It’s an incredible year for me and I enjoy every moment of it,” said Halep whose ranking is expected to rise to a career-high No. 15.

“It was nice, all the people who were supporting me, and supporting us – I want to thank them for all of their support. Maybe Sam was tired because she won in Osaka last week, and after Asia I had about 10 days of break because I had a right shoulder injury. But I recovered well from that, and now I feel good, and my game was very good this week. Maybe I was just a little bit fresher today.”

With Gasquet’s win he has moved to the ninth position in the ATP Race to the London, the ATP World Tour Finals. The top 8 players will play in the ATP year-ender. The 27-year-old Frenchman is btrying to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the first time since 2007.

“I’ll try my best to qualify,” Gasquet said. “Two big tournaments are coming up, including [the ATP World Tour Masters 1000] in Paris. I’ll try my best. I was close to losing today. But I fought a lot. It’s important for me to qualify for it. But the title here is important for me because my opponent played very well.

“He won a lot matches recently and won Challengers. He won seven matches here. He won against big players. For sure, I knew it would be tough because his shots are flat and very strong and he doesn’t miss much and serves well. I knew it would be a big fight for me if I wanted to win. It is a big win for me to win in three sets.”

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Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro and others to Participate in The Dream Cup Barbados during Thanksgiving Weekend

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(October 4, 2013) Barbados Saint Peter’s Bay Resort & Residences will play host to The Dream Cup Barbados tennis exhibition featuring Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro, Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Almagro during Thanksgiving weekend, from November 28 to December 1. 

 

As part of a two-year agreement, ESPN will air exclusive live coverage of the event on its television and broadband networks in Australia and New Zealand, Brazil, the Caribbean and Spanish-speaking Latin America, and stream it live on its broadband network in the U.S.  ESPN’s agreement with the Dream Cup Barbados also includes exclusive live airing of the 2014 event.

“We are thrilled to have top players like Andy, Juan Martin, Richard and Nicolas come to Barbados and experience this incredible paradise,” said Kodi Lewis, Executive Director, The Dream Cup Barbados. “We are grateful for the relationships with key supporters such as the Barbados Tourism Authority, ESPN and Saint Peter’s Bay. Having this amazing tennis talent compete on the island will be a fantastic experience for the fans and sponsors and we can’t wait to kick ‘The Dream Cup’ off.”

 

“The Dream Cup from Barbados is an exceptional showcase for some of the best tennis players in the world,” Michael Walters, vice president, programming, ESPN International, said.  “It will provide ESPN International’s multi-platform services with an outstanding tennis competition from a unique venue and we are pleased to be able to bring this event live to fans around the world.”

 

The Dream Cup Barbados on ESPN

(All times Eastern)

DATE

TIME

REGION

NETWORK

Friday 29 November

6 pm – 10 pm

Australia

ESPN 2, ESPN3

 

6 pm – 10 pm

Brazil

ESPN+, WatchESPN

 

6 pm – 10 pm

Caribbean

ESPN 2, ESPN Play

 

6 pm – 10 pm

Mexico

ESPN 2, ESPN Play

 

6 pm – 10 pm

U.S.

ESPN3

Saturday 30 November

6 pm – 8 pm

Australia & New Zealand

ESPN, ESPN3

 

6 pm – 8 pm

Brazil

ESPN, WatchESPN

 

6 pm – 8 pm

Caribbean

ESPN, ESPN3

 

6 pm – 8 pm

Latin America

ESPN, ESPN Play

 

6 pm – 8 pm

U.S.

ESPN3

 

 

Barbados (October 4, 2013) – The Dream Cup Barbados will showcase four (4) of the world’s best tennis players, including Grand Slam Champions Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro along with Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Almagro.  The Caribbean island will be the center of the tennis universe this Thanksgiving weekend with four of the premiere tennis players in the world competing from November 28 to December 1.  

 

As part of a two-year agreement, ESPN will air exclusive live coverage of the event on its television and broadband networks in Australia and New Zealand, Brazil, the Caribbean and Spanish-speaking Latin America, and stream it live on its broadband network in the U.S.  ESPN’s agreement with the Dream Cup Barbados also includes exclusive live airing of the 2014 event.

 

The Dream Cup Barbados on ESPN

(All times Eastern)

DATE

TIME

REGION

NETWORK

Friday 29 November

6 pm – 10 pm

Australia

ESPN 2, ESPN3

 

6 pm – 10 pm

Brazil

ESPN+, WatchESPN

 

6 pm – 10 pm

Caribbean

ESPN 2, ESPN Play

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Richard Gasquet Saves a Match Point En Route to Five-Set win over Milos Raonic

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(September 2, 2013) Frenchman Richard Gasquet came back from a match point down to stop Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (9), 7-5 in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday night on Court 17. The match lasted 4 hours, 40 minutes.

World No. 8 Gasquet is now 2-15 in major fourth round matches. The win means he’ll be playing the fourth seed Spaniard David Ferrer for a place in the semifinals.

Gasquet last made a major quarterfinal at Wimbledon in 2007.

Milos Raonic’s 39 aces during the match is third all-time at the US Open. The US Open record of 49 aces was set by Richard Krajicek in his 1999 five-set quarterfinal loss to Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Ivo Karlovic hit the second-most aces with 42 in his 2008 second-round straight-sets win over Florent Serra.

 

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