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Raonic opens in Basel with win, Wawrinka upset by Kukushkin

Milos Raonic, currently in 10th in the race for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, picked up a much-needed win in the first round of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Tuesday. Raonic fought past Steve Johnson 7-6(4), 6-4 in one hour and 30 minutes.

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Basel previews and picks: Nadal vs. Herbert, Federer vs. Muller

Rafael Nadal is back in Basel action on Wednesday as he faces Pierre-Hugues Herbert in round two. Meanwhile, Roger Federer will begin his quest to go one step further than he did last year when he kicks off his campaign against Gilles Muller.

Fed

Basel previews and picks: Nadal vs. Herbert, Federer vs. Muller

Rafael Nadal is back in Basel action on Wednesday as he faces Pierre-Hugues Herbert in round two. Meanwhile, Roger Federer will begin his quest to go one step further than he did last year when he kicks off his campaign against Gilles Muller.

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Valencia R1 previews and picks: Murray vs. Melzer, Youzhny vs. Bellucci

Andy Murray and Jurgen Melzer will contest a first-round match on Wednesday in Valencia. Meanwhile, 2013 champion Mikhail Youzhny is getting his title defense underway against Thomaz Bellucci.

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Valencia R1 previews and picks: Isner vs. Robredo, Anderson vs. Kohlschreiber

John Isner and Kevin Anderson will kick off their Valencia campaigns on Tuesday. The two big-hitting seeds are set for respective first-round meetings with Tommy Robredo and Philipp Kohlschreiber.

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Basel R1 previews and picks: Raonic vs. Johnson, Pospisil vs. Nieminen

Familiar foes Milos Raonic and Steve Johnson will face each other again on Tuesday in Basel. Vasek Pospisil and Jarkko Nieminen are also in first-round action.

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Basel R1 previews and picks: Nadal vs. Bolelli, Goffin vs. Thiem

Rafael Nadal will be back in action when he takes the court for a first-round match against Simone Bolelli on Monday in Basel. David Goffin and Dominic Thiem are also kicking off their campaigns.

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Basel and Valencia previews and predictions

This is about as good as it gets when it comes to a pair of 500-point tournaments. Rafael Nadal’s comeback from a wrist injury and perseverance through appendicitis will continue in Basel, which also has Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, and Grigor Dimitrov on board.

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Murray, Berdych, Cilic win titles, all could be in London

Sunday’s showdown between David Ferrer and Andy Murray at the Erste Bank Open not only had a title on the line but also World Tour Finals implications. The two veterans entered this week separated by one spot in the race to London, both outside the top eight with Ferrer in ninth and Murray in 10th.

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Stockholm and Moscow finals picks: Berdych vs. Dimitrov, Cilic vs. Bautista Agut

The Grandstand’s Ricky Dimon and Steen Kirby of Tennis East Coast preview and pick Sunday’s two finals in Stockholm and Moscow. The former features Tomas Berdych and Grigor Dimitrov, while Marin Cilic is going up against Roberto Bautista Agut in the latter.

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Vienna final previews and picks: Murray vs. Ferrer

Both a title and World Tour Finals positioning will be on the line when David Ferrer and Andy Murray do battle in a blockbuster Vienna final on Sunday. The Grandstand’s Ricky Dimon and Steen Kirby of Tennis East Coast preview and pick the match.

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Bautista Agut downs Gulbis, Ferrer to face Murray

Roberto Bautista Agut avenged three previous ATP-level losses to Ernests Gulbis by prevailing 6-4, 6-4 in the in the Kremlin Cup semifinals on Saturday. Bautista Agut broke once in each set and saved the only break point he faced.

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