Bastien Fachan

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Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, Australien Open, 2020
September 13, 2020

For a Grand Slam final without the Big 3, Thiem and Zverev are the perfect match

With no Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, and with Novak Djokovic self-destructing in...
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Bastien Fachan
March 1, 2020

Nadal Becomes Oldest-Ever Acapulco Champion… 15 Years After Becoming Youngest-Ever Champion

Logic prevailed: No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal defeated unseeded Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-2...
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Bastien Fachan
February 29, 2020

Fritz Sees Off Isner, Makes Second Straight Final In Mexico

Taylor Fritz and Mexico: Name a more iconic duo! After overcoming fellow American...
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Bastien Fachan
Rafael Nadal of Spain
February 28, 2020

Nadal Fends Off Valiant Effort From Kwon Despite Lopsided Scoreline

“Don’t judge a match by its scoreline,” those who watched Rafael Nadal v....
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Bastien Fachan
February 28, 2020

Resurgent Dimitrov Breezes Past Wawrinka To Make Acapulco Semifinals

Never sleep on Grigor Dimitrov — especially when he’s supposedly out of form!...
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Bastien Fachan
February 27, 2020

Dominant Nadal Survives Late Kecmanovic Surge To Reach Acapulco Quarterfinals

The Rafael Nadal freight train keeps on rolling full steam ahead on the...
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Bastien Fachan
February 27, 2020

Paul Stuns Zverev in Acapulco, Clinches Second Top 20 Win in 2020

Can’t stop, won’t stop! In the midst of what is shaping up to...
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Bastien Fachan
February 27, 2020

Edmund Subdues Auger-Aliassime In Battle of In-Form Players

Kyle Edmund had won his last six. Felix Auger-Aliassime had won nine of...
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Bastien Fachan
February 14, 2020

Monfils Outmanoeuvres Evans To Keep Rotterdam Double Hopes Alive

Gael Monfils and Rotterdam: The perfect match continued on Valentine’s Day as Monfils,...
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Bastien Fachan
February 14, 2020

Pablo Carreño Busta Survives Jannik Sinner To Make Rotterdam Semifinal

Best ATP three-setter of the year so far? Played at a very high...
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Bastien Fachan
Roger Federer
February 14, 2020

Federer To Skip Clay Tune-Up Events Before Roland-Garros, His Agent Announces

Like every year, the officialization of Roger Federer’s clay-court schedule was eagerly anticipated....
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Bastien Fachan
Felix Auger Aliassime during the 2020 indoor season.
February 12, 2020

Auger-Aliassime Brushes Dimitrov Aside

Ô, Canada! After Vasek Pospisil’s upset of Daniil Medvedev (6-4, 6-3), Felix Auger-Aliassime...
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Bastien Fachan
February 12, 2020

Medvedev Stunned By Montpellier Runner-Up Pospisil In Rotterdam Opener

Vasek Pospisil is on a roll! After his runner-up showing last week in...
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Bastien Fachan
Novak Djokovic
February 2, 2020

Unsinkable Djokovic Edges Thiem In Five-Set Slugfest To Keep Perfect Australian Open Final Record

Even when he’s not at his best, Novak Djokovic remains the best. For...
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Bastien Fachan
January 31, 2020

Resilient Thiem Subdues Zverev To Reach First Hardcourt Grand Slam Final

In a match with no real rhythm and a lot of momentum swings,...
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Bastien Fachan
January 28, 2020

Federer Pulls Off Yet Another Houdiniesque Escape, Saves 7 Match Points To Reach Semifinals

Houdini. Federer. 7 letters each. 7 match points saved. Coincidence? We think not…...
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Bastien Fachan
January 27, 2020

How Kobe Bryant Had Become An Intergenerational Mentor To The Tennis World

Kobe Bryant was bigger than life, and incidentally bigger than his sport. Crossing...
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Bastien Fachan
January 27, 2020

Nadal Holds Off Spirited Kyrgios To Set Blockbuster Quarterfinal Against Thiem

The quest for #20 goes on! Rafael Nadal dropped his first set of...
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Bastien Fachan
January 27, 2020

Zverev Routines Rublev, Makes First Grand Slam Quarterfinal Outside Roland-Garros

Despite his mediocre form coming into the tournament, Alexander Zverev is into the...
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Bastien Fachan
January 26, 2020

Federer Dispatches of Fucsovics Despite Early Scare, Makes Record 15th Quarterfinal in Melbourne

Losing the first set again showed Roger Federer hadn’t completely erased the Millman...
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Bastien Fachan
January 26, 2020

On Australia Day, The Barty Party Rolls On in Melbourne

It wasn’t easy — is it ever going to be at your home...
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Bastien Fachan