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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DAILY TENNIS NEWS - BRIEFS

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Fish Likes Being USA’s Number One Player

Mardy Fish is comfortable in his role as the American number one, but it has also made him very aware of how well Andy Roddick carried the flag for so long.

"Well, it's been a little while now," he said. "It feels like and it certainly is different than my past being the third or fourth or 10th American at times. There is not nearly as much pressure."

 

Djokovic Trying to Avoid “Beating Last Year”

Novak Djokovic is dealing with the pressure of trying to repeat what he achieved in 2011 by treating it as just another season.

"To be honest, I'm not really comparing 2012 with 2011. I'm not comparing any year with another year, because I think year is different," he said after beginning the defense of his Dubai Duty Free Championships title.

 

Federer Was Oh So Close

Roger Federer came within just one week of equaling Pete Sampras’ reign of 286 weeks as world number one. So close and yet so far, does it keep him awake at night? It appears not.

"It doesn’t come to my mind," he said. "It would be great having that record, but my life is very much okay without it too. Pete’s a good friend of mine and he was an amazing champion for our game, and I don’t need to break every record he has."

 

Chang Says He Has Been Trying to Help Basketball Player

Michael Chang has revealed that he has offered advice to New York Knick’s point guard Jeremy Lin, who has been taking the NBA by storm, helping him deal with the pressures and media attention that came his way.

"I’ve had some contact with Jeremy," confirmed Chang while he was competing the ATP Champions Tour event at Delray Beach. "We have kind of a similar background. We’ve both come from a middle class family and I know Jeremy had a really great high school career and obviously did really well at Harvard.

 

Sabatini Honored by Hall of Fame in Buenos Aires

One of the most popular women's tennis players of her time, Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina was also one of the most successful, being ranked within the world top-10 every year from 1986-1995, capturing a major title in singles and doubles and earning an Olympic medal. In 2006, Sabatini received the highest honor in the sport of tennis-induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

In a special ceremony at the Copa Claro tennis tournament in Buenos Aires, this achievement was celebrated once again when Sabatini was presented with her official Hall of Fame ring, a one-of-a-kind piece that is being presented to Hall of Famers at tennis events around the world over the next several years.

 



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THIS WEEK

MEN
Acapulco
Delray Beach
Dubai

WOMEN
Acapulco
Kuala Lumpur

NEXT WEEK

MEN
Indian Wells

WOMEN
Indian Wells

RESULTS - MEN

MONDAY
Dubai

Singles - First Round
(1) N Djokovic def. C Stebe 6-4 6-2
(6) M Fish def. A Beck 6-1 6-1
(Q) L Lacko def. (WC) S Bubka 2-6 6-2 7-6(16-14)
(Q) A Golubev def. (WC) M Djokovic 6-3 6-2
L Rosol def. A Mannarino 6-2 6-2
Doubles - First Round
(3) Fyrstenberg/Matkowski def. Baghdatis/Youzhny 6-2 7-5
Kohlmann/Stakhovsky def. Cerretani/Ljubicic 7-5 6-4

Acapulco
Singles - First Round
(5) F Mayer def. (Q) F Bagnis 6-2 6-4
(7) M Granollers def. T Bellucci 6-4 6-2
P Andujar def. L Mayer 7-6(7-5) 6-3
P Starace def. (Q) A Giannessi 6-2 7-5
J Chela def. (WC) C Ramirez 6-0 6-2
B Paire def. (Q) J Cabal 7-6(7-3) 7-6(8-6)
Doubles - First Round
(1) Cermak/Polasek def. (WC) Garza/Giraldo 6-3 7-6(7-4)

Delray Beach
Singles - First Round
(8) B Tomic def. (WC) T Haas 6-4 6-3
R Sweeting def. D Young 6-1 6-1
D Istomin def. M Ebden 6-2 6-3
D Sela def. (WC) D Kudla 6-4 6-3
Doubles - First Round
Karlovic/Moser def. Cilic/Dodig 7-5 7-6(8-6)

 

RESULTS - WOMEN

MONDAY
Kuala Lumpur

Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(1) Hsieh Su-Wei def. (8) Ayu Fani Damayanti 7-6(8-6) 6-0
(2) Karolina Pliskova def. (5) Elena Bogdan 6-1 7-5
(3) Kristyna Pliskova def. Luksika Kumkhum 6-3 6-4
Nudnida Luangnam def. Elena Bovina 6-2 6-4
Singles - First Round
(5) Petra Martic def. Erika Sema 4-6 6-4 7-5
(7) Jelena Dokic def. Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-1
Misaki Doi def. (WC) Olga Puchkova 4-6 6-1 6-2
Olivia Rogowska def. Elitsa Kostova 6-4 6-0
Kurumi Nara def. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6-4 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(1) Dellacqua/Gajdosova def. Bremond/Zheng 6-1 3-6 11-9 (Match TB)
Chang/Chuang def. (4) Aoyama/Chan 3-6 6-2 10-8 (Match TB)
Liu/Xu def. Hsu/Lu 6-1 6-3
Bovina/Keothavong lead Sema/Woerle 6-3 suspended/rain

Acapulco
Singles - First Round
(4) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 76(3) 36 64
(8) Alberta Brianti (ITA) d. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 36 63 63
Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) d. Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 64 76(5)
Melinda Czink (HUN) d. Stéphanie Dubois (CAN) 76(6) 63
(WC) Ximena Hermoso (MEX) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 75 63
Doubles - First Round
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Gallovits-Hall/Shvedova (ROU/KAZ) 62 62
(2) Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) d. Dekmeijere/Lefèvre (LAT/FRA) 62 61
(4) Jurak/Koryttseva (CRO/UKR) d. (WC) de la Peña/López (MEX/MEX) 61 62
Husarova/Marosi (SVK/HUN) d. Krajicek/Tatishvili (NED/GEO) 62 61
Malek/Woehr (GER/GER) d. Kondratieva/Moulton-Levy (RUS/USA) 67(1) 62 103 (Match TB)
Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(1) Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 46 61 ret. (left thigh injury)
(5) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) d. Maria Joao Koehler (POR) 26 64 62
Petra Rampre (SLO) d. Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) 63 64
Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) d. Catalina Castaño (COL) 61 63

 

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