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September 3, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
Rafael Nadal would be the first to say he's coming back from sore knees and it's no big thing. Richard Gasquet would be the first to say he's coming back from a raw deal and it's a huge thing. The two young tennis stars played a first-round match on center court at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Nadal won, as expected. Gasquet showed flashes of brilliance in the 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 defeat, as expected. But this was much more than your routine match. This one had connections, multiple story lines and an off-court soap opera.
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November 5, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing. At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has dropped to No. 6 in the world, that the 32-year-old failed to reach the quarterfinal of any major this year, the first time that has happened since 2004; and that Federer lost in the second round of Wimbledon, a tournament he used to own. “From my point of view he hasn't been moving as well this year and I guess that's one of the reasons he hasn't had much success," Djokovoic said.
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March 10, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
Andy Roddick has gone from dominating a few years ago to scrambling now. But the popular U.S. player, who will be 30 in August and hasn't posted a huge victory since he won the 2003 U.S. Open, hung on gamely Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells to defeat Lukasz Kubot of Poland after losing the first set and almost losing a tiebreaker in which he had two serves for the second set at 5-2, lost them both and had to scramble to...
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September 7, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal, who missed the U.S. Open last summer because of a knee injury, will play in Monday's final against top-seeded Novak Djokovic. Nadal, seeded second, won in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2, over eighth-seeded Richard Gasquet, who has yet to defeat the Spaniard in 11 matches. Gasquet double faulted on the final two points of the match. Nadal, who has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles in 17 finals, pumped his fists and threw tennis balls into the stands to celebrate.
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November 5, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing. At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has dropped to No. 6 in the world, that the 32-year-old failed to reach the quarterfinal of any major this year, the first time that has happened since 2004; and that Federer lost in the second round of Wimbledon, a tournament he used to own. “From my point of view he hasn't been moving as well this year and I guess that's one of the reasons he hasn't had much success," Djokovoic said.
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May 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Hey, we've just stumbled on a way to make sporting events last longer and make them more fan-interactive! Instead of instant replay, use fans to decide if a call is good or not. Sergiy Stakhovsky was unhappy with a call during his first-round match against Richard Gasquet at the French Open, saying a ball he hit was in. Unfortunately, the chair umpire disagreed. So what did Stakhovsky do? He walked over to the line, pulled out his cellphone, took a picture of the ball mark and tweeted it out. Well..here what you asked for ... twitter.com/Stako_tennis/s… - Sergiy Stakhovsky (@Stako_tennis)
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June 14, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Roger Federer cruised past Mischa Zverev, 6-0, 6-0, to reach the Gerry Weber Open semifinals on Friday at Halle, Germany, recording his second career double bagel and teaching a painful lesson to a player trying to serve and volley on grass. Richard Gasquet also made the last four, defeating Florian Mayer, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Gasquet will play Mikhail Youzhny, who upset 2011 champion Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-3, 6-2. The third-ranked Federer needed only 39 minutes to defeat the 156th-ranked Zverev.
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September 7, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal, who missed the U.S. Open last summer because of a knee injury, will play in Monday's final against top-seeded Novak Djokovic. Nadal, seeded second, won in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2, over eighth-seeded Richard Gasquet, who has yet to defeat the Spaniard in 11 matches. Gasquet double faulted on the final two points of the match. Nadal, who has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles in 17 finals, pumped his fists and threw tennis balls into the stands to celebrate.
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January 9, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Top-ranked Roger Federer was upset by Nikolay Davydenko , 6-4, 6-4, Friday in the semifinal of the Qatar Open at Doha. The sixth-ranked Davydenko improved to 2-12 against Federer. The Russian defeated Federer at the season-ending championships in London in November. The upset prevents a Sunday showdown of Federer against Rafael Nadal . The second-ranked Nadal cruised past fifth-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia, 6-1, 6-3. Top-seeded Kim Clijsters set up a highly anticipated all-Belgian final against seven-time Grand Slam winner Justine Henin with a victory over Andrea Petkovic at the Brisbane International in Australia.
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December 18, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
French tennis player Richard Gasquet was cleared of any wrongdoing Thursday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport accepted his claim that he tested positive for cocaine by kissing a woman in a nightclub. The CAS dismissed appeals by the World Anti-Doping Agency and International Tennis Federation, which wanted Gasquet banned for up to two years. "I'm absolutely relieved. This is the end of a crazy story," Gasquet said. "I'm happy to be 100% cleared." The court in Lausanne, Switzerland, accepted Gasquet's claim that he inadvertently consumed cocaine by kissing the woman in a Miami club hours after withdrawing injured from a tournament in March.
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September 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK - What Rafael Nadal did to Tommy Robredo was just punishment - pure, powerful punishment. Nadal, seeded second at the U.S. Open, beat fellow Spaniard Robredo, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2, Wednesday night in a quarterfinal pummeling on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Robredo had upset five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer in the fourth round, but against Nadal, Robredo had no room to place shots where Nadal couldn't find them. And pound them back. "I don't know the way he felt," Robredo said, "but obviously I felt he was doing pretty good out there.
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June 14, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Roger Federer cruised past Mischa Zverev, 6-0, 6-0, to reach the Gerry Weber Open semifinals on Friday at Halle, Germany, recording his second career double bagel and teaching a painful lesson to a player trying to serve and volley on grass. Richard Gasquet also made the last four, defeating Florian Mayer, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Gasquet will play Mikhail Youzhny, who upset 2011 champion Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-3, 6-2. The third-ranked Federer needed only 39 minutes to defeat the 156th-ranked Zverev.
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May 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Hey, we've just stumbled on a way to make sporting events last longer and make them more fan-interactive! Instead of instant replay, use fans to decide if a call is good or not. Sergiy Stakhovsky was unhappy with a call during his first-round match against Richard Gasquet at the French Open, saying a ball he hit was in. Unfortunately, the chair umpire disagreed. So what did Stakhovsky do? He walked over to the line, pulled out his cellphone, took a picture of the ball mark and tweeted it out. Well..here what you asked for ... twitter.com/Stako_tennis/s… - Sergiy Stakhovsky (@Stako_tennis)
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March 10, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
Andy Roddick has gone from dominating a few years ago to scrambling now. But the popular U.S. player, who will be 30 in August and hasn't posted a huge victory since he won the 2003 U.S. Open, hung on gamely Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells to defeat Lukasz Kubot of Poland after losing the first set and almost losing a tiebreaker in which he had two serves for the second set at 5-2, lost them both and had to scramble to...
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May 14, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will resume their budding rivalry in the Italian Open final at Rome on Sunday. Nadal overcame a stiff first-set challenge from Richard Gasquet before rolling to a 7-5, 6-1 win in the semifinals Saturday, and Djokovic was pushed to the limit in a 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2) victory over fourth-ranked Andy Murray , extending his unbeaten streak to 38 matches after 3 hours and 1 minute of grueling baseline rallies. Djokovic beat Nadal in title matches at Indian Wells and Miami this year, then also won in Madrid last weekend, his first victory over the Spaniard on clay.
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March 16, 2011 | By Bill Dwyre
Serbia's Novak Djokovic, a tennis star often lost in the bright lights and red carpets that always accompany Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, continued to fly fast under the radar in the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday at Indian Wells. Djokovic, No. 3, beat his friend, doubles partner and fellow Serb, Victor Troicki, 6-0, 6-1, in the round of 16 and will enter the quarterfinals having lost only four games in three matches. All three of his victories here have begun with 6-0 sets. A deeper look into the statistics gives some additional context.
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March 16, 2011 | By Bill Dwyre
Serbia's Novak Djokovic, a tennis star often lost in the bright lights and red carpets that always accompany Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, continued to fly fast under the radar in the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday at Indian Wells. Djokovic, No. 3, beat his friend, doubles partner and fellow Serb, Victor Troicki, 6-0, 6-1, in the round of 16 and will enter the quarterfinals having lost only four games in three matches. All three of his victories here have begun with 6-0 sets. A deeper look into the statistics gives some additional context.
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September 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK - What Rafael Nadal did to Tommy Robredo was just punishment - pure, powerful punishment. Nadal, seeded second at the U.S. Open, beat fellow Spaniard Robredo, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2, Wednesday night in a quarterfinal pummeling on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Robredo had upset five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer in the fourth round, but against Nadal, Robredo had no room to place shots where Nadal couldn't find them. And pound them back. "I don't know the way he felt," Robredo said, "but obviously I felt he was doing pretty good out there.
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January 9, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Top-ranked Roger Federer was upset by Nikolay Davydenko , 6-4, 6-4, Friday in the semifinal of the Qatar Open at Doha. The sixth-ranked Davydenko improved to 2-12 against Federer. The Russian defeated Federer at the season-ending championships in London in November. The upset prevents a Sunday showdown of Federer against Rafael Nadal . The second-ranked Nadal cruised past fifth-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia, 6-1, 6-3. Top-seeded Kim Clijsters set up a highly anticipated all-Belgian final against seven-time Grand Slam winner Justine Henin with a victory over Andrea Petkovic at the Brisbane International in Australia.
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December 18, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
French tennis player Richard Gasquet was cleared of any wrongdoing Thursday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport accepted his claim that he tested positive for cocaine by kissing a woman in a nightclub. The CAS dismissed appeals by the World Anti-Doping Agency and International Tennis Federation, which wanted Gasquet banned for up to two years. "I'm absolutely relieved. This is the end of a crazy story," Gasquet said. "I'm happy to be 100% cleared." The court in Lausanne, Switzerland, accepted Gasquet's claim that he inadvertently consumed cocaine by kissing the woman in a Miami club hours after withdrawing injured from a tournament in March.
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