Auger-Aliassime Making Noise In Rio

Noise Auger-Aliassime

Rio Open, Brazil [66] Jaume Munar (ESP) vs. [104] Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) In their two previous meetings (which were on clay), the Spaniard had the Canadian’s number. What did the Canadian do differently this time to get the straight-sets victory? He learned from those looses and with his growing confidence, he attacked the ball and…

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Mladenovic Turns The Tables On Osaka

Tables

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, UAE [1] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. [67] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) For the second consecutive year, Osaka faced Mladenovic in Dubai; however, this time there would be no domination by the Japanese player. Mladenovic seems to have recovered the form that once saw her ranked as high as number ten. She…

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Mertens Defeats Halep To Claim Doha Title

Mertens

Qatar Total Open, Doha Championship Match: [3] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [21] Elise Mertens (BEL) BREAKS WAS THE THEME OF THE MATCH Three straight breaks started the match before Halep finally held; however, unlike their previous two matches on clay where she completely dominated Mertens, Halep had no such domination in this match. It was…

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Can Herbert Turn The Tables On Tsonga?

Tables

Open Sud de France, Montpellier [44] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) vs. [210] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) One is looking to reestablish himself as a contender amongst the elite and the other is hoping to claim his first ATP Tour singles title. Tsonga leads their head-to-head 2:0; however, that was two years ago. A lot has changed for…

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Krajinovic Upends Crowd Favorite Mahut

Krajinovic

Open Sud de France, Montpellier [72] Filip Krajinovic (SRB) vs. [195] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) Mahut, once ranked as high as thirty-seven in singles, is now no longer considered a threat; however, in doubles he is still a formidable opponent with his current rank of three. His shaky confidence in singles was apparent in the first…

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