Swiatek blasts Bencic to win Adelaide International

Iga Swiatek added the Adelaide International trophy to her French Open title on Saturday when she overpowered Belinda Bencic in the final at Memorial Drive, 6-2 6-2.

Albot edges closer to number two

Radu Albot is the first Moldovan to win an ATP Tour title and, keen to add to that tally, he has negotiated his way to the semi-finals of the Singapore Tennis Open with a straight sets victory over the top seed, Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

Schwartzman fails to join colleagues

The semi-finals of the Cordoba Open in Argentina features three of their nationals and a Spaniard who prevented an Argentine clean sweep of the event by ousting the top seeded Diego Schwartzman in three sets.

Bautista Agut and Goffin on course for final

The top two seeds – the only remaining seeds at the event – remain on course to meet in the final of the Open Sud de France ATP Tour 250 tournament in Montpelier.

Battle of Britain returns

Andy and Jamie Murray are to team up on home soil for Scotland against England in what the latter describes as a "super exciting" Battle of the Brits.

Swiatek sweeps into Adelaide final to meet Bencic

French Open champion Iga Swiatek swept into the final of the Adelaide International with an emphatic 6-3 6-2 win over Jil Teichmann on Friday, and she will meet Belinda Bencic on Saturday, who held off Coco Gauff to advance, 7-6(2) 6-7(4) 6-2.

Wild card Ebden upsets seeded compatriot

Former world No.39, Aussie Matthew Ebden, who slipped down the rankings to 319 following a serious foot injury, is proving he is fit and ready to climb back up the rankings.

Teenager upsets his compatriots

Teenager Juan Manuel Cerundolo, who had not played a tour-level match prior to this week, has now reached the quarterfinals of the Cordoba Open in his native Argentina.

Montpelier seeds stumble

The quarter-final line up for the Open Sud de France in Montpelier features only four of the original seeds and that will be halved for the semis as they all face each other.

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Garin and Berrettini kick off tomorrow the 2021 ATP tour in Delray Beach and Antalaya respectively

The 2021 season of the ATP Tour gets underway on Thursday, January 7th with two hardcourt 250 events, one in the US and the second in Antalya, Turkey

Cristian Garin of Chile takes the top seeded spot in the draw for the Delray Beach where he will try to win his fifth ATP title.

The Chilean, world ranked 22, is joined by American John Isner, ranked 25, as the 28-player field set in motion a revamped schedule which has been seriously affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. It will also be the only tournament played in the US until the Miami Open in March.

The field originally included Andy Murray, Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori and last year’s champion Reilly Opelka, but all have withdrawn in order to safeguard themselves from possible exposure to the virus prior to the Australian Open.

Garin, 24, gets a bye into the second round and will face either a qualifier or Argentina’s Tomas Martin Etcheverry.

Others with first-round byes include second-seeded Isner, French third seed Adrian Mannarino and Polish fourth seed Hubert Hurkacz.
Isner, 35, winner of 15 ATP titles of which 13 were earned on US soil, has never lifted the trophy at Delray Beach.

Matteo Berrettini takes on a strong field in Antalaya

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Meanwhile in Antalaya, top-tenner Matteo Berrettini, the top seed, is chasing his fourth ATP title but will have to overcome some strong opposition to achieve that goal.

Also seeded in his half of the draw are the Kazakh Alexander Bublik at eight, Italy’s Fabio Fognini (3) and Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff (5) are also in Berrettini’s half of the draw.

David Goffin, has an equally tricky run if, as second favourite, he is to fulfill his seeded position.

He plays his friend and doubles partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Aussie No. 1 Alex de Minaur, the big-hitting Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, plus Miomir Kecmanovic and Emil Ruusuvuori.



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