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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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

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07.04.2014

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

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07.04.2014

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

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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

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

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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.

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24.03.2014

John Isner serves in his third-round match against Nicolas Almagro in Miami.

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22.03.2014

John Isner maintained his strong run of form on home soil with a 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 comeback victory over countryman Donald Young at the Sony Open Tennis on Saturday.

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20.03.2014

Americans John Isner and Justin Gimelstob received their ATP ACES For Charity grants from ATP Executive Chairman and President Chris Kermode at the Sony Open Tennis.

Related Tags: Sony Open Tennis, Miami, John Isner, Justin Gimelstob, Charity, Charity, Chris Kermode,

16.03.2014

American John Isner could not repeat his 2012 upset of Novak Djokovic in the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals, this year losing 7-5, 6-7(2), 6-1 to the second seed on Saturday.

Related Tags: Indian Wells, BNP Paribas Open, John Isner, Novak Djokovic,

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14.03.2014

John Isner will vie for a berth in his second Indian Wells final after defeating Ernests Gulbis 7-6(4), 7-6(3) on Friday.

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14.03.2014

John Isner defeated Ernests Gulbis in consecutive tie-breaks to advance to the Indian Wells semi-finals opposite Novak Djokovic.

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13.03.2014

John Isner flew the American flag as he edged Fernando Verdasco for a quarter-final berth.

Related Tags: BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, Indian Wells Men, John Isner,

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12.03.2014

John Isner salutes the crowd after his straight-sets win over Yen-Hsun Lu.

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10.03.2014

John Isner signs autographs after recording a second-round win over Nikolay Davydenko Sunday.

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26.02.2014

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has won the ATP 500 Tournament of the Year Award for 2013. This is the 10th time in 11 years that Dubai has won this award.

Related Tags: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai Off Court, Dubai Men, ATP World Tour Awards 2013, Awards, Novak Djokovic, 2014 Off Court, Trophies, Dubai,

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25.02.2014

Ivo Karlovic edges John Isner 7-6(4), 7-6(5) in Acapulco to move ahead 3-2 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head.

Related Tags: Acapulco, Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Ivo Karlovic, John Isner,

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24.02.2014

Marin Cilic collected his ATP World Tour leading 18th match victory of the year on Sunday, defeating former champion Kevin Anderson for the title. Cilic claimed his second crown in three weeks after dispatching Anderson 7-6(6), 6-7(7), 6-4.

Related Tags: Delray Beach, Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Las Vegas, Trophies, Marin Cilic, 2014 Off Court,

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24.02.2014

Marin Cilic collected his ATP World Tour leading 18th match victory of the year on Sunday, defeating former champion Kevin Anderson for the title. Cilic claimed his second crown in three weeks after dispatching Anderson 7-6(6), 6-7(7), 6-4.

Related Tags: Delray Beach, Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Las Vegas, Trophies, Marin Cilic, 2014 Off Court,

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24.02.2014

Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan claimed a hat-trick of titles at Delray Beach Open as they defeated Frantisek Cermak and Mikhail Elgin 6-2, 6-3 in the final. The Bryans prevailed in 54 minutes,

Related Tags: Delray Beach, Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Las Vegas, Trophies, Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan, On Court, Doubles,

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