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Basel R2 previews and picks: Federer vs. Istomin, Dimitrov vs. Pospisil

Roger Federer will resume his Basel campaign when he goes up against Denis Istomin during second-round action on Thursday. Grigor Dimitrov and Vasek Pospisil are also aiming for a place in the quarterfinals.

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Federer, Nadal advance in Basel, Murray cruises in Valencia

Results have been mixed for the host nation at the Swiss Indoors Basel, with only Roger Federer still alive. Marco Chiudinelli lost a tough three-setter to Ivan Dodig on Tuesday and No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka was upset by Mikhail Kukushkin.

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Federer, Nadal advance in Basel, Murray cruises in Valencia

Results have been mixed for the host nation at the Swiss Indoors Basel, with only Roger Federer still alive. Marco Chiudinelli lost a tough three-setter to Ivan Dodig on Tuesday and No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka was upset by Mikhail Kukushkin.

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Valencia R2 previews and picks: Ferrer vs. Verdasco, Murray vs. Fognini

An all-Spanish clash between David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco will headline Thursday’s second-round slate in Valencia. Andy Murray and Fabio Fognini are also in action.

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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.

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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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