01.11.2019 - 01:35 Uhr
Brits Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski made their third consecutive ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final on Thursday, upsetting second seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 at the Rolex Paris Masters. Murray and Skupski joined forces during the grass-court season, and they have found their stride over the past few months, making the semi-finals in Cincinnati, Shanghai and at the US Open. They will next face fifth seeds Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies, who lifted the Roland Garros trophy this year.Granollers and Zeballos, who were clinging to their dreams of qualifying for the Nitto ATP Finals, were not the only victims of the upset bug on Thursday. London qualifiers Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury ousted top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-5, 5-7, 10-3. The American-British pair did not drop a service point in the Match Tie-break.[WATCH LIVE 1]Ram and Salisbury, who triumphed in Vienna last week, will next face eighth seeds Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek in what will be a crucial match in the ATP Doubles Race To London. Dodig and Polasek, who eliminated Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 2-6, 6-3, 10-8, are in a tight battle with Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin for the final doubles spot at the Nitto ATP Finals.Chardy and Martin kept their hopes alive with a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak. They will next play seventh seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in an all-French match.Russians Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov converted on eight of 11 break points to beat New Zealand's Marcus Daniell and Austrian Philipp Oswald 6-4, 7-5. They will try to overcome Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who remains in the singles draw, and Indian Rohan Bopanna. Shapovalov and Bopanna ousted Argentine Maximo Gonzalez and American Austin Krajicek 6-1, 6-3 beind strong serving, winning 92 per cent of their first-serve points.



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16.01.2020 - 07:38 Uhr

Lloyd Harris sports a tattoo on his left forearm that reads, “Keep dreaming, keep believing no goal is unreachable.” The South African qualifier has plenty of belief at the Adelaide International, continuing his inspired run on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 upset over fourth-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta to reach the semi-finals.Harris, No. 91 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, racked up nine break points and converted three. He dropped just seven points on serve to prevail in 67 minutes. Harris matched his best tour-level result when he advanced to the semi-finals as a lucky loser last year in Chengdu.Adelaide is guaranteed to have a player move into their first ATP Tour final when Harris meets fellow 22-year-old qualifier Tommy Paul. The American moved into his maiden tour-level semi-final with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 victory against Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Paul broke into the Top 100 last year on the back of winning three ATP Challenger Tour titles and his first ATP Masters 1000 match in Montreal.Third seed Andrey Rublev kept up his winning ways by holding off Brit Daniel Evans 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The Russian moved to 6-0 this season after capturing his third ATP Tour title last week in Doha (d. Moutet), pushing him inside the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings for the first time.Awaiting him in the semi-finals is second-seeded #NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime or Aussie wild card Alex Bolt.Murray/Skupski Save 1 M.P. To AdvanceJamie Murray/Neal Skupski came out on top in a wild 6-3, 1-6, 13-11 quarter-final against Jurgen Melzer/Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Murray/Skupski saved a match point at 10/11 in the Match Tie-break before prevailing in one hour and 20 minutes. Next up for the British pair are fourth seeds Ivan Dodig/Filip Polasek.Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury encountered few problems in their 6-4, 6-3 victory against Wesley Koolhof/Nikola Mektic. They’ll take on Maximo Gonzalez/Fabrice Martin for a place in the final.[WATCH LIVE 1]

13.01.2020 - 17:16 Uhr

Der frühere Davis-Cup-Spieler Philipp Petzschner gibt sein Wissen in Zukunft an den deutschen Tennis-Nachwuchs weiter.Der Doppelspezialist, der an der Seite des Österreichers Jürgen Melzer 2010 in Wimbledon und 2011 bei den US Open triumphiert hatte, übernimmt den Job als Jugend-Bundestrainer. Das teilte der Deutsche Tennis Bund (DTB) am Montag mit."Ich habe in meiner Karriere sehr, sehr viel erlebt und weiß, worauf es ankommt. Das kann ich den Junioren mitgeben und ihnen den ein oder anderen wertvollen Tipp mit auf den Weg geben", sagte Petzschner.Der 35-Jährige hatte sein letztes ATP-Turnier im Oktober 2018 in Antwerpen gespielt. Auf der Profitour gewann der gebürtige Bayreuther acht Doppel- und einen Einzeltitel (2008 in Wien).

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