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Dubai final preview and pick: Djokovic vs. Federer

The World Tour Finals final that wasn’t will become a reality in title match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday. As many expected and eagerly anticipated when the week began, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will be squaring off for the 37th time in their careers.

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Tiebreaker master Harrison into Acapulco semifinals vs. Ferrer

Ryan Harrison did not break serve a single time on Thursday night at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, but he took a pair of tiebreakers from Ivo Karlovic to book a spot in the semifinals. Harrison prevailed 3-6, 7-6(0), 7-6(4) after two hours and 25 minutes of play.

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Harrison posts breakthrough win, Dimitrov breaks racket

The theme–or a theme–of the 2015 ATP campaign is streak-breaking. Another one ended on Wednesday in Acapulco, where Ryan Harrison had been 0-22 against top-10 opponents heading into second-round action.

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Quick hits from Doha, Dubai, and Cherbourg

There were some must-see moments in Doha, Dubai, and Cherbourg on Thursday, featuring Caroline Wozniacki, Borna Coric, Andy Murray, and Benoit Paire.

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Tiebreaker master Harrison into Acapulco semifinals vs. Ferrer

Ryan Harrison did not break serve a single time on Thursday night at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, but he took a pair of tiebreakers from Ivo Karlovic to book a spot in the semifinals. Harrison prevailed 3-6, 7-6(0), 7-6(4) after two hours and 25 minutes of play.

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Quick hits from Doha, Dubai, and Cherbourg

There were some must-see moments in Doha, Dubai, and Cherbourg on Thursday, featuring Caroline Wozniacki, Borna Coric, Andy Murray, and Benoit Paire.

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Buenos Aires QF previews and picks: Nadal vs. Delbonis, Robredo vs. Almagro

Robredo 1Rafael Nadal’s quarterfinal match in Buenos Aires will come on Friday against Federico Delbonis. Tommy Robredo and Nicolas Almagro are also trying to earn spot in the last four.

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Dubai SF previews and picks: Djokovic vs. Berdych, Federer vs. Coric

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are one round away from a blockbuster title match in Dubai. They first have to get past Tomas Berdych and Borna Coric, respectively, on Friday.

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Acapulco QF previews and picks: Ferrer vs. Tomic, Anderson vs. Troicki

David Ferrer and Kevin Anderson will continue their treks toward the weekend in Acapulco. Standing in their way of the semifinals are Bernard Tomic and Viktor Troicki, respectively.

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Harrison posts breakthrough win, Dimitrov breaks racket

The theme–or a theme–of the 2015 ATP campaign is streak-breaking. Another one ended on Wednesday in Acapulco, where Ryan Harrison had been 0-22 against top-10 opponents heading into second-round action.

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Dubai QF previews and picks: Murray vs. Coric, Federer vs. Gasquet

Roger Federer and Andy Murray are on a collision course for the Dubai semifinals but will first have to get through Thursday’s matches. They are going up against Richard Gasquet and Borna Coric, respectively.

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Buenos Aires R2 previews and picks: Nadal vs. Arguello, Mayer vs. Monaco

Rafael Nadal will begin his week in Buenos Aires on Wednesday with unheralded qualifier Facundo Arguello on the other side of the net. Juan Monaco, Nadal’s doubles partner, is also in action against Leonardo Mayer.

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Dubai R2 previews and picks: Federer vs. Verdasco, Baghdatis vs. Coric

Roger Federer will continue his Dubai campaign on Wednesday against Fernando Verdasco. Marcos Baghdatis and Borna Coric are also aiming for a place in the quarterfinals.

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What’s up with all the tanking?

Whether it’s 3:18 a.m. or a relatively obscure doubles match in the early rounds of a Challenger, there is no reason for all the tanking that has been plaguing the tour of late. Here’s a recap of the recent absurdity.

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