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US Men's Clay Court Championship - Houston, U.S.A.

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04.04.2011

Houston resident Michael Russell lost to Russian Igor Andreev in his first-round match Monday at the US Men's Clay Court Championship.

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13.04.2014

Fernando Verdasco lifts his sixth singles title following his victory over Nicolas Almagro in Houston.

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13.04.2014

Fernando Verdasco defeats Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6(4) in the Houston final.

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13.04.2014

Fernando Verdasco takes the traditional champion's dive in Houston following his triumph.

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13.04.2014

Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco meet in an all-Spanish final in Houston.

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13.04.2014

Fernando Verdasco celebrates after breaking a six-final losing streak with triumph in Houston.

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12.04.2014

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won their 97th team title with a 4-6, 6-4, 11-9 victory over David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco in Houston.

Related Tags: Houston, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan,

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12.04.2014

Fernando Verdasco was given the Langston Award for sportsmanship after advancing to the Houston final with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Santiago Giraldo on Saturday.

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Nicolas Almagro, third seed and 2013 runner-up, won his 236th match on clay with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Jack Sock in the Houston quarter-finals on Friday.

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11.04.2014

Sam Querrey stayed the course to eliminate Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-7(8), 6-3 in the Houston quarter-finals, firing 15 aces and saving all four break points faced.

Related Tags: Sam Querrey, Action, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, On Court,

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11.04.2014

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan earn their 16th consecutive win with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over the Australian duo of Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt.

Related Tags: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, On Court, Action,

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11.04.2014

Dustin Brown, who ousted top seed John Isner in the second round, falls to American Sam Querrey 6-3, 6-7(8), 6-3 in the Houston quarter-finals on Friday.

Related Tags: Dustin Brown, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, Action, On Court,

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11.04.2014

Alejandro Gonzalez was contesting in his first ATP World Tour quarter-final on Friday against fellow Colombian Santiago Giraldo.

Related Tags: Alejandro Gonzalez, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, On Court, Action,

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11.04.2014

Santiago Giraldo emerged a 6-3, 6-4 winner against doubles partner Alejandro Gonzalez in a Houston quarter-final clash on Friday.

Related Tags: Santiago Giraldo, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, On Court, Action,

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11.04.2014

Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco reached his first semi-final of the year after finishing strongly to defeat American Donald Young 7-6(1), 6-1 in Friday’s Houston quarter-finals.

Related Tags: Fernando Verdasco, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, On Court, Action,

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10.04.2014

Nicolas Almagro, the 2013 Houston runner-up, served seven aces in his 6-2, 6-3 win over Michael Russell in the second round on Thursday evening.

Related Tags: Nicolas Almagro, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, On Court, Action,

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10.04.2014

Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez reached his first ATP World Tour quarter-final, establishing a 6-3, 2-0 lead before fifth-seeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez retired from the match due to illness on Thursday.

Related Tags: Alejandro Gonzalez, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, On Court,

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10.04.2014

Santiago Giraldo saved all four break points faced to oust No. 2 seed Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4 and reach the Houston quarter-finals.

Related Tags: Santiago Giraldo, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, Action, On Court,

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10.04.2014

Fourth seed Fernando Verdasco dropped his serve only once in a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 second-round victory over American Steve Johnson on Thursday.

Related Tags: Fernando Verdasco, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, On Court, Action,

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10.04.2014

American Steve Johnson, at a career-high No. 69 in the Emirates ATP Rankings after winning the Le Gosier Challenger, lost to Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 in the Houston second round.

Related Tags: Steve Johnson, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, Action, On Court,

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10.04.2014

Dustin Brown claimed his first victory over a Top 10 player after ousting top seed and reigning champion John Isner in the Houston second round.

Related Tags: Dustin Brown, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship,

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10.04.2014

Defending champion and top seed John Isner fell to Dustin Brown 6-4, 6-7(7), 7-6(4) in his opening match in Houston.

Related Tags: John Isner, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship,

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10.04.2014

American Sam Querrey knocked out former champion and No. 7 seed Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4 in the second round.

Related Tags: Sam Querrey, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, On Court, Action,

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10.04.2014

Argentine Juan Monaco joined elite company on Wednesday, as he became the fifth active player to reach 200 match wins on clay.

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08.04.2014

John Isner played a fun tie-break with NBA Hall of Famer Clyde “The Glide” Drexler Tuesday in Houston.

Related Tags: Houston, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, John Isner, 2014 Off Court, Celebrities,

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08.04.2014

John Isner played a fun tie-break with NBA Hall of Famer Clyde “The Glide” Drexler Tuesday in Houston.

Related Tags: Houston, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, John Isner, 2014 Off Court, Celebrities,

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08.04.2014

Ryan Harrison shows his frustration in a one-sided match against Donald Young in Houston.

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08.04.2014

Donald Young needs just 41 minutes to complete a 6-0, 6-1 rout of fellow American Ryan Harrison in Houston.

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08.04.2014

Spaniard Feliciano Lopez records a 7-5, 6-2 win over American qualifier Robby Ginepri in his Houston opener.

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08.04.2014

The Bryans open their bid for a fifth Houston title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Nicholas Monroe and Donald Young.

Related Tags: Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, Houston, Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan,

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08.04.2014

Former champion Lleyton Hewitt prevails over qualifier Peter Polansky 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in Houston.

Related Tags: Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, Houston, Lleyton Hewitt,

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07.04.2014

Dustin Brown takes just 49 minutes to record a 6-1, 6-2 win over Rhyne Williams in Houston.

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07.04.2014

Former Houston champion Ivo Karlovic surrenders his serve four times in a 6-1, 6-4 loss to Jack Sock.

Related Tags: Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, Houston, Ivo Karlovic,

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07.04.2014

Marcos Baghdatis falls to Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in his Houston opener.

Related Tags: Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, Houston, Marcos Baghdatis,

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07.04.2014

American Sam Querrey closes out a 6-4, 7-6(6) win over Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr. in Houston.

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07.04.2014

American Jack Sock ousts former Houston champion Ivo Karlovic in the first round.

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05.04.2014

Lleyton Hewitt, 2009 champion, practises at the River Oaks Country Club ahead of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, starting 7 April in Houston.

Related Tags: Lleyton Hewitt, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship,

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07.03.2014

Michael Russell won an all-American clash with Donald Young on Thursday in Indian Wells.

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15.02.2014

Michael Russell beat third seed and former champion Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 7-6(6) on Friday in the quarter-finals.

Related Tags: On Court, Action, US National Indoor Tennis Championships, Michael Russell, Memphis,

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12.02.2014

Michael Russell reached the Memphis quarter-finals for the third time in four years with a 6-2, 7-6(5) win over fellow American Tim Smyczek.

Related Tags: Michael Russell, Memphis, US National Indoor Tennis Championships,

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10.02.2014

Michael Russell comes from a set down to defeat Polish seventh seed Michal Przysiezny in Memphis.

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24.07.2013

American Michael Russell battled past Mardy Fish 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the two-time champion's comeback match.

Related Tags: Atlanta, BBT Atlanta Open, Michael Russell,

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12.07.2013

Michael Russell beat third Igor Sijsling 7-6(3), 6-7(6), 7-6(5) on Thursday in the quarter-finals.

Related Tags: Action, On Court, Newport, Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Michael Russell,

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11.06.2013

Former World No. 1 and Queen's Club champion Lleyton Hewitt beat Michael Russell 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 on Monday.

Related Tags: AEGON Championships, London Queens Club, On Court, Action, Michael Russell,

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14.04.2013

American John Isner makes the traditional champion's jump into the swimming pool at the River Oaks Country Club following his triumph at the US Men's Clay Court Championship.

Related Tags: Houston, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, John Isner,

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14.04.2013

Fifth seed John Isner knocks off No. 1 seed Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-5 in Houston to win his first clay-court title.

Related Tags: Houston, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, John Isner,

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14.04.2013

Top seed Nicolas Almagro and fifth seed John Isner face off in the singles final at the 2013 US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston.

Related Tags: Houston, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, John Isner,

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14.04.2013

Top seed Nicolas Almagro comes up short of the US Men's Clay Court Championship title with a loss to John Isner in the final.

Related Tags: Houston, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, Nicolas Almagro,

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14.04.2013

John Isner claims his first clay-court title with victory over top seed Nicolas Almagro at the US Men's Clay Court Championship.

Related Tags: Trophies, Houston, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, John Isner,

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14.04.2013

American John Isner makes the traditional champion's jump into the swimming pool at the River Oaks Country Club following his triumph at the US Men's Clay Court Championship.

Related Tags: Houston, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, John Isner,

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14.04.2013

American John Isner makes the traditional champion's jump into the swimming pool at the River Oaks Country Club following his triumph at the US Men's Clay Court Championship.

Related Tags: Celebrations, Houston, Fayez Sarofim Co US Mens Clay Court Championship, John Isner,

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