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Main Draws For Washington, Los Cabos And Kitzbuhel Announced



This week, the “Us Open Series” will continue in Washington, while two ATP 250 tournaments will take place in Los Cabos and Kitzbuhel.


The Citi Open in Washington (ATP 500) is a historic tennis event of the American summer, having been played since 1969, and an important stop before the Us Open. Germany’s Alexander Zverev is the defending champion, names like those of Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi and Michael Chang are between the past winners as well.

The Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Mifel in Los Cabos took the place of Bogota in 2016, when Ivo Karlovic won the inaugural edition. Italy’s Fabio Fognini is the defending champion.

The Generali Open in Kitzbuhel will be the last clay-court ATP tournament of the season, in one of the most picturesque venues of the tour. Dominic Thiem will try to become the first Austrian champion since 1993, when Thomas Muster defeated Javier Sanchez to win the title. Slovakia’s Martin Klizan is the defending champion.


ATP 500 Washington (USA, Hard), main draw:
Stefanos Tsitsipas [1] bye
Denis Kudla vs Tommy Paul (WC)
Jack Sock (WC) vs Jordan Thompson
Jan-Lennard Struff [14] bye
Benoit Paire [10] bye
Malek Jaziri vs Marc Polmans (Q)
Hubert Hurkacz vs Donald Young (Q)
John Isner [5] bye
Kevin Anderson [4] bye
Adrian Mannarino vs Ilya Ivashka (Q)
Miomir Kecmanovic vs Alexei Popyrin
Pierre-Hugues Herbert [15] bye
Gilles Simon [11] bye
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Q) vs Nick Kyrgios
Daniel Evans vs Yoshihito Nishioka
David Goffin [7] bye
Marin Cilic [6] bye
Mikael Torpegaard (Q) vs Marius Copil
Reilly Opelka vs Christopher Eubanks (WC)
Felix Auger-Aliassime [9] bye
Frances Tiafoe [16] bye
Alexander Bublik vs Bradley Klahn
Bjorn Fratangelo (WC) vs Ivo Karlovic
Daniil Medvedev [3] bye
Milos Raonic [8] bye
Matthew Ebden vs Tim Smyczek (Q)
Andrey Rublev vs Bernard Tomic
Alex De Minaur [12] bye
Kyle Edmund [13] bye
Lloyd Harris vs Ricardas Berankis
Brayden Schnur (Q) vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Karen Khachanov [2] bye


ATP 250 Los Cabos (MEX, Hard), main draw:
Fabio Fognini [1] bye
Lucas Gomez (WC) vs Marcel Granollers
Prajnesh Gunneswaran vs John Millman
Dominik Koepfer (Q) vs Taylor Fritz [5]
Lucas Pouille [4] bye
Maxime Janvier (Q) vs Thanasi Kokkinakis (WC)
Taro Daniel vs Tennys Sandgren
Janko Tipsarevic (PR) vs Radu Albot [7]
Mikhail Kukushkin [8] vs Damir Dzumhur
Gregoire Barrere vs Cameron Norrie
Ernests Gulbis vs Jason Jung (Q)
Diego Schwartzman [3] bye
Cristian Garin [6] vs Juan Ignacio Londero
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (PR) vs Soon-Woo Kwon (Q)
Grigor Dimitrov vs Steve Johnson
Guido Pella [2] bye

ATP 250 Kitzbuhel (AUT, Clay), main draw:
Dominic Thiem [1] bye
Sebastian Ofner (WC) vs Lucas Miedler (Q)
Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Richard Gasquet
Pablo Andujar vs Leonardo Mayer [6]
Fernando Verdasco [3] bye
Jozef Kovalik (PR) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Q)
Roberto Carballes Baena vs Hugo Dellien (Q)
Federico Delbonis vs Lorenzo Sonego [7]
Pablo Carreno-Busta [8] vs Casper Ruud
Martin Klizan vs Matthias Bachinger
Dennis Novak (WC) vs Jurij Rodionov (WC)
Pablo Cuevas [4] bye
Marton Fucsovics [5] vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (SE)
Thomas Fabbiano (SE) vs Jaume Munar
Jeremy Chardy vs Marco Cecchinato
Dusan Lajovic [2] bye

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Pierre Sugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut reach the doubles semifinal at the ATP Finals in London



Pierre Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut secured their spot in the semifinal of the ATP Finals doubles tournament with a 7-5 7-6 (7-3) win over Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in 1 hour and 33 minutes. The French teeam won 75 % of their first serve points and fended off three of the five break points.


The French doubles team earned the early break to race out to a 5-2 lead. Krwietz and Mies fended off a set point and broke back to draw level to 5-5. Herbert and Mahut held serve at love before breaking serve in the 12th game to win the opening set 7-5.

In the opening game of the second set Herbert made a double fault to drop serve. Mahut and Herbert broke back to draw level to 4-4. Herbert earned three mini-breaks to win the tie-break 7-3.

“We didn’t know before the match that we needed to win in straight sets to qualify tonight. We just wanted to come on court and win this match”, said Mahut.



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Alexander Zverev Denies Using Phone During Match At ATP Finals

The world No.7 has insisted that he didn’t break any rules at the season-ending event.



LONDON: Reigning ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev has denied allegations that he was swiping through his phone during a sit down in his latest match in London


A series of Twitter users posted footage of the German placing his hand in his bag. It appeared as if he was using a phone or some sort of electronic device. Using his thumb to either press a button or swipe something. Despite the allegations, Zverev has denied any wrongdoing. 

“My phone was in the locker room. I always leave it there. I don’t know what they saw, but it was definitely not a phone.” Zverev replied when quizzed in his press conference. 

Under rules set out by the ATP, it is an offence for players to use their phones during matches and they could potentially be penalised. The rule is in place as part of fight against match-fixing in the sport. 

“A player is not allowed to use any electronic devices (e.g. CD players, mobile phones, etc.) during matches, unless approved by the Supervisor.” The 2019 ATP rulebook states. 

Despite the 22-year-old stating his innocence, questions remain about what he was looking at inside his bag. Which is located next up the chair of the match umpire. Asked to explain, he said it might have been ‘an empty water bottle.’ 


Zverev will play his final match of the round-robin stage at the ATP Finals against Daniil Medvedev. He is currently 1-1 in the group after defeating Rafael Nadal before losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Wednesday. 

“Days like this happen. It’s just how it is in sports.” Said Zverev after his latest loss. “Against Rafa, I played a great match. Today I didn’t. This is just how it is sometimes, even though I have to give credit to him. He played really well.”
“There are a lot of things that I did not do great, and I have to change that to have a chance on Friday.”

There are three possible scenarios in which Zverev can qualify for the semi-finals. The most simple is that if both he and Nadal or Tsitsipas win their next matches. He can also qualify if he loses to Medvedev in three sets and Tsitsipas wins. 

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Jean Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau beat Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the doubles tournament in London



Former ATP Finals champions Jean Julien Rojer from the Netherlands and Horia Tecau from Romania beat 2019 year-end number 1 team Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-2 5-7 10-8 after 90 minutes in Max Mirnyi Group of the doubles tournament at the ATP Finals in London.


Tecau broke serve with a backhand crosscourt winner to take a 3-1 lead in the opening set. The Romanian player went up a double break with a backhand crosscourt winner at 5-2 to seal the opening set after 28 minutes.

Cabal and Farah did not convert any of their break points in the ninth game of the second set before breaking serve for the first time in the match two games later to claim the second set 7-5 forcing the match to the decisive set.

Rojer and Tecau went up a 6-2 lead in the Match Tie-Break. Cabal and Farah won four consecutive points to draw level to 6-6. Rojer and Tecau rallied from 7-8 down by winning three consecutive points to claim the Match Tie-Break 10-8.

Rojer and Tecau have now a 1-1 record in Group Max Mirnyi. The Dutch and Romanian team took the re-match against Cabal and Farah, who won their previous head-to-head clash in five sets at Wimbledon en route to their maiden Grand Slam doubles title.

“I am happy with our form. We lost the first match and knew we would need to bounce back against a very good team. We played a very good first set, prior to them making adjustments in the second set. We played a really good Match tie-break”, said Rojer.

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