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Aegon Open Nottingham: Day Three Roundup

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Aegon Open Nottingham

It was another great day of action at the Aegon Open in Nottingham as the first half of the second round matches got underway, giving all the unseeded women a chance to shine in the limelight on the grass courts at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. It was also a busy day in the men’s draw, with three seeds in action and a British qualifier. Here is a complete roundup of all the singles results on day three.

 

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Ashleigh Barty booked her place in the quarterfinals for the second year in a row after dismantling qualifier Jana Fett in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. The unseeded Australian was dominant on serve and had the power to outlast her Croatian opponent from the baseline from early on in the match. After the match started with two service holds each Barty only lost one more game over the course of the match as she strolled to yet another win here.

Tsvetana Pironkova is also enjoying life back on the grass as she booked her place in the last eight with a strong win over Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2. The former Wimbledon semifinalist recovered from an early break down after a shaky start but was able to work her opponent around the court to finish the set strongly. Pironkova grew stronger in the second set and threatened to take it 6-0, but Nara held on to at least force her opponent to finish off the match on her own serve, a task which the Bulgarian completed.

Qualifier Kristie Ahn scored a big win over world number 77 Magda Linette 6-3, 6-1. The world number 131 needed just one hour and five minutes to secure victory, saving all three break points she faced en route.

Donna Vekic also continued her run here after the 20-year-old defeated Julia Boserup 6-3, 6-4, firing down nine aces on her way to reaching the last eight.

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Third seed Dudi Sela made a very fast start in the opening match on Centre Court in his straight sets victory over Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4. The Israeli raced into a 5-0 lead in the beaming sunshine at Nottingham Tennis Centre. The Lithuanian fought back by winning three games in a row but could not prevent dropping the opening set. It was Berankis who made the better start in the second set, securing a break in the fourth game on his way to moving into a 4-1 lead after saving a break back point. The Lithuanian had a chance to extend his lead but missed the opportunity and was punished for not capitalising on game points in the seventh game as Sela broke back with a backhand cross court passing shot winner. With the momentum now fully with the third seed, he took full advantage, breaking his opponent’s serve once again and closed out the match on serve to seal a quarterfinal berth.

There was also British success today as Lloyd Glasspool continued his remarkable run in Nottingham. Having come through qualifying and a tough first round encounter against fifth seed Go Soeda, he was today a 6-2, 6-3 winner over Australian Marc Polmans. The Brit raced into a 4-0lead and broke the Australian in the eighth game once again to take the set 6-2. In the second set Glasspool made the pivotal breakthrough in the eighth game and closed out the match to reach the last eight in Nottingham once again.

The other two second round matches today saw Sergiy Stakhovsky remain impressive on the grass, upsetting the eighth seed Ilya Marchenko 6-4, 7-6(9) and fourth seed Thomas Fabbiano got the better of Yuki Bhambri also in straight sets 7-6(8), 6-0.

Looking Ahead To Day Four

Day four will be another packed day of action in Nottingham as the Centre Court crowd get to enjoy watching the top seed Johanna Konta take on Yanina Wickmayer. Fourth seed Alison Riske and fifth seed Lucie Safarova will also be in action. On the men’s side Reilly Opelka opens the day’s play against second seed Marius Copil and Britain’s Brydan Klein going up against Sam Groth will be the final match of the day.

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ATP Cup Draw Ceremony to be held on Friday in Melbourne

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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be in the spotlight at the second edition of the ATP Cup from 1 to 5 February 2021. The Draw Ceremony of the second edition of the ATP Cup will be held on Friday 22 January 2021 at 12 pm AEDT. 

 

The other stars will be Andrey Rublev (five-time titlist on the ATP Tour in 2020), the winners of the past three editions of the ATP Finals (Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Danil Medvedev), 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem, 2019 US Open semifinalist Matteo Berrettini and Denis Shapovalov. The 2021 ATP Cup will feature 14 of the top 15 players in the ATP Ranking.  

Todd Woodbridge (winner of 22 Grand Slam doubles titles), Mark Philippousis (former Wimbledon and US Open finalist) and John Fitzgerald will conduct the draw ceremony. 

The draw will be broadcast on the ATP Cup’s official Facebook page. Fans will be able to follow the ceremony from around the world. Commentators Jim Courier and Mark Petchey will also feature. Official Martin Oosthuysen and ATP Cup Tournament Director Tom Larner wlll oversse proceedings.

The 12 teams will be divided into four round-robin groups of three each. The four group winners will qualify for the semifinals. 

Each tie will be comprised of two singles matches and one doubles match. The country that wins two matches will take the tie. Singles will be the best of three tie-break sets. Doubles will feature No-Ad scoring and a Match Tie-break instead of a third set.

The number 1 players and the team captains: 

Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki

Spain: Rafael Nadal, Pepe Vendrell

Austria: Dominic Thiem, Wolfgang Thiem

Russia: Danil Medvedev, Evgeny Donskoy

Greece: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Apostolos Tsitsipas

Germany: Alexander Zverev, Misha Zverev

Argentina: Diego Schwartzman 

Italy: Matteo Berrettini, Vincenzo Santopadre

Japan: Kei Nishikori, Max Mirnyi

France: Gael Monfils, Richard Ruckelshausen

Canada: Denis Shapovalov, Peter Polansky

Australia: Alex De Minaur, Lleyton Hewitt

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Ashleigh Barty and Jannik Sinner join super field at “A Day at the Drive” exhibition event in Adelaide

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World number 1 Ashleigh Barty and 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals champion Jannik Sinner have joined a star-studded field at the exhibition tournament named “A Day at the Drive”, which will be held at the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre in Adelaide on Friday 29 January 2021.

 

The Adelaide event will feature 2020 Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, 2020 US Open winner Dominic Thiem, three-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka, 2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep and 23-time Grand Slam legend Serena Williams, who are spending their mandatory 14-day quarantine in Adelaide ahead of the Australian Open. 

Adelaide will launch the Australian summer of tennis before the ATP Cup and the Australian Open in Melbourne. 

Barty has not played an official match since losing her semifinal against Petra Kvitova in Doha last February shortly before the outbreak of the global pandemic. The Australian star won the title at the inaugural edition of the Adelaide WTA tournament last year. 

“I am looking forward to playing my first match of the 2021 season in Adelaide. I have fond memories from the Adelaide International last year and i twill be great to get back on court here for “A Day at the Drive”, said Ashleigh Barty. The Australian Open has been delayed until 8 February 2021. The Melbourne Park will host warm-events one week before the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. 

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Roger Federer should make his come-back in Doha, according to Richard Krajicek

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Roger Federer is expected to make his come-back at the Qatar Exxon Mobil tournment on outdoor hardcourts in Doha from 8 to 13 March 2021, according to Rotterdam Tournament Director Richard Krajicek. 

 

Federer is currently training in Dubai, which is only 235 miles from Doha. The 20-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from the Australian Open last month. 

“As far as I know, Roger will play in Doha, the week after Rotterdam. If he is fit and ready, we will hear from him”, said Krajicek. 

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Three years ago Federer became the oldest world number 1 at 36 after beating Robin Haase in the quarter final of the Rotterdam tournament and went on to win his 97th ATP Tour title by beating Grigor Dimitrov in the final. After undergoing the second knee surgery last May Federer decided to skip the rest of the 2020 season and returned to the court to train. He moved to Dubai to train in good weather conditions under the guidance of his coach Ivan Ljubicic, who was a former world number 3 player.

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