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    Forgive Me, Father, For I Am a Full Fledged Sinner!

    No contest, really. Jannik Sinner overwhelms top seed Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals in Antwerp.
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    The Official Teenage Tennis Talent Thread

    Earlier on Thursday 19-year-old Russian Alen Avidzba was beaten on home soil in Moscow by the Serb Nikola Milojevič. Avidzba recovered a break at 4-5 in the first set but was broken again at 5-all as Milojevič began a run of eight games in a row that took him to a 7-5, 6-0 victory and a place in...
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    The Official Teenage Tennis Talent Thread

    Three: Nicola Kuhn has just been beaten by Ernesto Escobedo in Las Vegas, 7-6(8), 3-6, 6-1. The outcome of the match probably depended on the first set, in which the Spaniard broke to lead 5-4 but dropped serve immediately after doing so. In the tiebreak Kuhn came back from 3-6 to lead 7-6 and...
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    The Ruud Awakening!

    A poor performance from Casper Ruud earlier on Tuesday evening in first-round action against the Serb Filip Krajinovic in Stockholm. The Norwegian struggled on serve throughout the match and had great difficulty in making an impression on his opponent's delivery. Although there was a revival of...
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    Forgive Me, Father, For I Am a Full Fledged Sinner!

    A somewaht straightforward win for Jannik Sinner earlier today in first-round action in Antwerp, where he beat the Polish player Kamil Majchrzak 6-4, 6-2, after the Italian had led 5-1 in the first set. Gael Monfils a intérêt à faire attention !
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    The Ruud Awakening!

    A decent enough singles draw for Casper Ruud at next week's tournament in Stockholm where he will face the Serb Filip Krajinovič in first-round action. The winner of that match will take on either the no. 8 seed, Dan Evans, or Bernard Tomic. After the Swede Mikael Ymer's recent and continued...
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    The Shape Of Things To Come: Denis Shapovalov!

    Shapo is the no. 4 seed at next week's Stockholm Open in the Swedish capital and thus the beneficiary of a first-round bye. He will play either the Hungarian Martin Fucsovics or a qualifier in the second round. The Canadian has not entered the doubles event in Stockholm.
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    The Shape Of Things To Come: Denis Shapovalov!

    Judy Murray was never the official coach of either Andy or Jamie, although she did play an important role in their early development as tennis players and instilled her love for that sport (and other sports) in them at an early age. But she was always aware that they would both need more than...
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    Forgive Me, Father, For I Am a Full Fledged Sinner!

    Yes, so many chances earlier today for Jannik Sinner in his semi-final match against world no. 247 Mathias Bourgue in Mouilleron-le-Captif. In the first game of the final set alone the Italian had the Frenchman 0-40, but couldn't convert any of those three break points or two more later in the...
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    Forgive Me, Father, For I Am a Full Fledged Sinner!

    A gritty win earlier today for Jannik Sinner against Lukas Rosol in last 16 action in Mouilleron-le-Captif. After dropping a close first set on a tiebreak the Italian led 4-1 in the second set and even had a point for a double break to lead 5-1. However, after being caught at at 4-4 he was...
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    The Shape Of Things To Come: Denis Shapovalov!

    "There's always the dubs."-- Shapo "Tell me about it, bro." -- Felix
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    Just A Matteo Of Time: Berrettini To Become Italian Numero Uno

    A good run in this week's Shanghai Masters would boost Matteo Berrettini's chance of qualifying for next month's ATP Finals (he's currently tenth in the Race to London). On Thursday the Italian takes on Roberto Bautista Agut in last 16 action, with Berrettini leading their head-to-head 2-1.
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    Forgive Me, Father, For I Am a Full Fledged Sinner!

    Jannik Sinner has been seeded no. 14 for next week's Challenger tournament in Mouilleron-le-Captif in western France. Having received a bye into the second round, in his opening match the Italian will take on the winner of the encounter between home hope Tristan Lamasine and the Spaniard Adrian...
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    The Shape Of Things To Come: Denis Shapovalov!

    A tough singles draw for Shapo at next week's Shanghai Masters where he will face Frances Tiafoe in the first round, with the winner to play top seed Novak Djokovic. In the doubles event Shapo and Rohan Bopanna take on the Russians Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev in the first round.
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