Nadal Wins Eighth Barcelona Crown

  (April 28, 2013) Rafael Nadal recovered from an 0-3 start to defeat Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 to gain his eighth Barcelona Open tournament victory – a record. He has now won 39 matches in a row at the tournament. “I feel very happy to lift … [Read more...]

Gasquet Beats Almagro in Tight Match at Sony Open

By Amy Fetherolf (March 26, 2013) MIAMI - Watching a match in person between World No. 10 Richard Gasquet and World No. 12 Nicolas Almagro was not only a chance to see two of the most visually appealing backhands on the ATP Tour up close, but it was … [Read more...]

Tommy Haas Continues His Return to Form with Win over Nicolas Almagro

By Jennifer Knapp (March 13, 2013) INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA - Tommy Haas, the ATP’s 2012 Comeback Player of the Year and nineteenth seed continued his strong return to form and secured his place in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open with a … [Read more...]

Ferrer Digs Deep to Overcome Almagro

  By Jaclyn Stacey (January 22, 2013) David Ferrer fought back from two sets to love down to overcome compatriot Nicolas Almagro in five sets 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(4,) 6-3 and progress through to his second Australian Open … [Read more...]

Tipsarevic Pulls Pin and Sends Almagro Through to First Australian Open Quarterfinal

By Jaclyn Stacey (January 20, 2013) Tenth seed Nicolas Almagro has progressed through to his first Australian Open quarterfinal after Janko Tipsarevic retired injured down a set and 2-5 in the second set.   The Serbian looked frustrated and … [Read more...]

Players React to Lance Armstrong in Notes and Quotes

Players at the Australian Open were asked about Lance Amstrong in the January 18, 2013 news conferences.   Q.  There was a lot of talk today about the Lance Armstrong interview.  Did you catch any of it? MARIA SHARAPOVA:  I saw a little bit of … [Read more...]

Almagro Wins All Spanish Encounter to Advance to Australian Open Third Round

By Jaclyn Stacey (January 16, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Nicolas Almagro moves into the third round at the Australian Open for the fifth consecutive year after conquering his countryman Diego Gimeno-Traver 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 in an all Spanish … [Read more...]

Oz and Ends – Day One at the 2013 Australian Open

Oz and ends  and bits of news from the Australian Open for January 14, 2013   Bagels and breadsticks Maria Sharapova won her first match of the Australian Open 6-0, 6-0 in 55 minutes over fellow Russian Olga Puchkova. It was her third career … [Read more...]

New Season, New Goals

By Abigail Hinto (December 26, 2012) ABU DHABI - Six of the top eleven players in the world,  are gathered in Abu Dhabi to start their season at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships (MWTC). Three of the players, namely Janko Tipsarevic, Tomas … [Read more...]

Almagro Stops Roddick to Win Miami Tennis Cup Exhibition Tournament

(December 2, 2012) No. 11 Nicolas Almagro stopped the recently retired Andy Roddick 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday at the Miami Tennis Cup exhibition event held at Crandon Park, the home of the Sony Open. The win marked the first time Almagro had never take a … [Read more...]