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21h18 23  octobre
Bopanna Middelkoop Claim Spot In Antwerp Semi-finals
Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop completed the European Open semi-final line-up on Friday with a 6-3, 4-6, 10-4 triumph against Alex de Minaur and Matt Reid. Bopanna and Middelkoop, who beat fourth seeds Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski in the first round, converted three of six break points to...
20h47 23  octobre
Zverev Continues Quest For Cologne Double
Alexander Zverev overcame Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 at the bett1HULKS Championship on Friday to move one step closer to his second Cologne title in as many weeks. Last week’s bett1HULKS Indoors champion served for the match at 5-3 in the second set but was pushed to a decider for the...
19h29 23  octobre
Electing To Receive: Is The Risk Worth The Reward?
You just won the toss. Should you choose to serve or receive? The answer to that question is directly connected to your immediate goal at the beginning of the match. Is it more important for you to take care of your own serve in the early stages, or are you focused on being the first to break? It...
18h13 23  octobre
Schwartzman On Comeback Win: Tennis Is Crazy’
Diego Schwartzman recorded a memorable comeback victory to earn his spot in the bett1HULKS Championship semi-finals in Cologne on Friday. The World No. 9 trailed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 2-6, 2-5, but battled back to claim a 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-1 victory in two hours and nine minutes. Davidovich...
17h07 23  octobre
Evans Saves M.P. To Eliminate Khachanov In Antwerp
Daniel Evans produced an impressive comeback to earn his spot in the European Open semi-finals on Friday. The British No. 1 saved match point to beat third seed Karen Khachanov 3-6, 7-6(7), 6-4 in Antwerp. Evans served with power and precision in the second-set tie-break to escape danger at 5 6...
22h05 22  octobre
Why Marcos Giron’s Hip Surgeries Are A Distant Memory
Editor’s Note: Marcos Giron earned his first Top 20 win on Thursday evening at the European Open against David Goffin. By doing so, the American reached his first ATP Tour quarter-final. This feature was originally published on 12 February 2020. Marcos Giron’s story is an inspiring one. In 2014,...
20h59 22  octobre
Krawietz Mies Down Zverev Brothers In Cologne
Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies booked their place in the bett1HULKS Championship quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-4, 7-5 victory against Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev. In an all-German clash on Court 1, the third seeds broke serve on four occasions to reach the semi-finals in Cologne....
20h45 22  octobre
Giron Earns First Top 20 Win Against Goffin: ’You Couldn’t See He Had Surgeries’
Marcos Giron earned one of the biggest wins of his career on Thursday, upsetting top seed David Goffin 6-3, 7-5 to reach his first ATP Tour quarter-final at the European Open. The American, who underwent right hip surgery in December 2015 and left hip surgery in February 2016, saved 10 of the 13...
19h29 22  octobre
Khachanov Avoids Bergs Upset In Antwerp
Karen Khachanov survived a scare at the European Open on Thursday, beating Belgian wild card Zizou Bergs 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. The World No. 17 claimed late breaks in the final two sets to reach his third quarter-final of 2020 after two hours and 22 minutes. Khachanov is through to the last eight at an...
17h18 22  octobre
Schwartzman Cruises In First Match As Top 10 Player
Diego Schwartzman had no problems in his first match as a Top 10 player, easing past Oscar Otte 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the bett1HULKS Championship. It’s not easy coming after a few very good weeks, but I like to play indoors, Schwartzman said in his on-court...
14h10 22  octobre
Sinner Strides Into Quarter-finals, Simon Upsets Shapovalov
Jannik Sinner raced past Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday at the bett1HULKS Championship to reach his third quarter-final of 2020. The reigning Next Gen ATP Finals champion dominated return games, winning 78 per cent of his second-serve return points (18 23) to earn six service breaks....
00h31 22  octobre
Five Things To Know About Zizou Bergs
World No. 528 Zizou Bergs stunned 2017 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters finalist Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Tuesday at the European Open, upsetting the former World No. 17 7-5, 7-5 in his first tour-level match. I’m definitely a guy who loves emotions. I have amazing friends, amazing family and I’m playing...
20h47 21  octobre
Felix: ’Tonight Showed How Cruel Tennis Can Be’
Felix Auger-Aliassime’s bett1HULKS opener against Egor Gerasimov was understandably a difficult match for the #NextGenATP Canadian, who struggled in Sunday’s Cologne final against Alexander Zverev. But despite being on the brink of defeat against the Belarusian, Auger-Aliassime overcame his nerves...
20h11 21  octobre
Gille Vliegen Begin Pursuit Of Home Crown In Antwerp
Will this be the year that Belgian doubles stars Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen triumph on home soil? Gille and Vliegen beat Marcelo Arevalo and Jonny O’Mara 6-4, 6-3 in 68 minutes on Wednesday to reach the second round of the European Open in Antwerp. The fifth seeds earned four service breaks...
19h45 21  octobre
The ’Extra Edge’ That Helped Dimitrov Advance In Antwerp
Fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov made a successful European Open debut on Wednesday evening, battling past four-time ATP Tour titlist Pablo Andujar 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals. I think tonight I just stayed in the match in a very good manner, Dimitrov said. I think a lot of that was...
16h48 21  octobre
The Special Surprise Zverev Got After His Cologne Win
It might be a new week for Alexander Zverev in Cologne, but the home favorite continued winning on Wednesday. And after the top seed defeated Australian John Millman 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the bett1HULKS Championship, Zverev got a special surprise. Tournament Dog Barnie...
12h41 21  octobre
Humbert Upsets Carreno Busta In Antwerp; Raonic Strikes 17 Aces
France’s Ugo Humbert saved 10 of 12 break points on Wednesday to cause an upset at the European Open when he battled to beat second seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 33 minutes. Humbert won the first three games of the pair’s first ATP Head2Head meeting and led 5-2...
00h42 21  octobre
How Sinner Is Keeping Success In Perspective During The Pandemic
Jannik Sinner is playing the best tennis of his young career, fresh off making his first Grand Slam quarter-final at Roland Garros. The Italian is still able to keep things in perspective, though. While he is enjoying success on court, there are millions in the world going through tough times due...
22h29 20  octobre
World No. 528 Bergs Stuns Ramos-Vinolas In Antwerp: ’Those Are Things I Live For’
World No. 528 Zizou Bergs pulled the stunner of the week on Tuesday evening at the European Open, battling past Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5, 7-5 in his first tour-level match. To say the 21-year-old was excited would be a major understatement. I’m definitely a guy who loves emotions. I have amazing...
19h52 20  octobre
Five Breaks & ’Feeling Great’, Sinner Storms Into Second Round In Cologne
Italian #NextGenATP star Jannik Sinner wasted little time in his first-round match at the bett1HULKS Championship on Tuesday, dismissing Australian James Duckworth 6-1, 6-2 in 61 minutes. Not many unforced errors, I served quite well, Sinner said on court after his win. I’m very happy about my...