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February 27, 2015

American qualifier Ryan Harrison continued his stellar run at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico on Thursday night, defeating sixth-seeded Ivo Karlovic 4-6, 7-6(0), 7-6(4) to reach the semifinals.

February 26, 2015

American qualifier Ryan Harrison notched the first top 10 win of his career on Wednesday, knocking off the 10th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel. Harrison entered the match with a 0-22 record against top 10 opponents, but converted on five of nine break point chances to move past the Bulgarian in one hour and 49 minutes.

February 26, 2015

Borna Coric of Croatia pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the young year on Thursday, storming past world number three Andy Murray 6-1, 6-3 to reach the Dubai Duty Free Championships semifinals.

February 26, 2015

Two talented junior players will once again be featured as part of the annual BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden. The match, presented by HEAD Penn Racquet Sports, will feature Cori “Coco” Gauff and Gabriella Price as part of World Tennis Day on Tuesday, March 10.

February 25, 2015

Novak Djokovic rolled into the quarterfinals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships on Wednesday, defeating Russia’s Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour.

February 25, 2015

The North Carolina women remain atop the ITA Division I College Tennis Rankings for the second straight week, while the USC men leap back ahead of Oklahoma after the Sooners were upset by Texas A&M this week. This is the first ranking edition of the spring that is based on a computerized point-per-match formula, which caused several major changes.  

February 25, 2015

StarGames Inc. and MSG, promoters of the eighth annual BNP Paribas Showdown and World Tennis Day, have announced that the USTA Foundation, the national charitable organization of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), has been selected as the official charity of the BNP Paribas Showdown for the second consecutive year.

February 24, 2015

The USTA and United States Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier have announced that top-ranked American and world number 20 John Isner, world number 45 Donald Young, and the world’s number one doubles team of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan will represent the U.S. in the 2015 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round against Great Britain. 

February 24, 2015

Premium polarized sunglasses brand Maui Jim has announced a new global partnership with the ATP, in which the Hawaiian company will become the Official Eyewear of the ATP World Tour.

February 24, 2015

Playing in his first match since rising to number three in the world rankings, third-seeded Andy Murray knocked off Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller 6-4, 7-5 on Monday night to advance to the second-round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships.

February 23, 2015

Roger Federer began his attempt for a seventh Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Mikhail Youzhny in the first-round Monday.

February 23, 2015

Simona Halep beat Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 7-6(4) to capture the Dubai Duty Free Championships on Saturday, winning her second title of this season.

February 23, 2015

Ivo Karlovic defeated American Donald Young 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to become the oldest player to win the Delray Beach Open in the tournament’s 23-year history. The 6’11 Croat is less than a week away from his 36th birthday, becoming the oldest player to an ATP World Tour singles title since Jimmy Connors at Tel Aviv in 1989.

February 20, 2015

Rafael Nadal reached the Rio Open quarterfinals on Thursday, defeating fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta 7-5, 6-3.

February 20, 2015

Simona Halep stormed back from a set down to upend third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday to advance to the Dubai Duty Free Championships title match.

February 20, 2015

Tennis is ever evolving. Professional players are getting faster, stronger and bigger at a greater rate. Rackets, strings, training methods and strokes are changing just as fast. A broad spectrum of online teaching and information is at our fingertips. 

February 19, 2015

Italian Simone Bolelli notched the first top 10 win of his career on Thursday, knocking off the top seeded Milos Raonic 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3) at the Open 13 in Marseille, France.

February 19, 2015

Simona Halep made her way into the Dubai Duty Free Championships semifinals on Thursday afternoon, knocking off sixth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, avenging her defeat to Makarova at last month’s Australian Open.

February 19, 2015

The Delray Beach Open’s top seed was eliminated on Wednesday, as the Chinese Taipei’s Yen-Hsun Lu took out world number 15 Kevin Anderson 7-6(6), 6-3. Anderson, who was the runner-up at the Memphis Open last week, hit 12 aces, but was unable to do anything on Lu’s serve.

February 18, 2015

This marks the final installment in a series which explored the unique character and hidden secrets of the top seven players in modern tennis. We talked about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors and Serena Williams. But today, I will explore the person who President Bill Clinton described as “The most important female in sports history.” 

February 18, 2015

Top-ranked American John Isner was bounced from the first round of the Delray Beach Open, falling to Australian Marinko Matosevic who fought off 16 aces for a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

February 18, 2015

While Tuesday saw the majority of the top seeds advance at the Duty Free Championships in Dubai, Wednesday was just the opposite as five of the top 10 seeds in the tournament were eliminated in third-round action.

February 17, 2015

The number two and three seeds at the Dubai Duty Free Championships survived potential upsets on Tuesday, as second-seeded Petra Kvitova and third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki needed all three sets to come out victorious in the tournament’s second-round.

February 17, 2015

The number two Oklahoma Sooners fell behind early in doubles, but stormed back to win the doubles point and carried that momentum to the singles courts in a 4-2 win over number one USC to win the 2015 ITA Division I National Men's Team Indoor Championship hosted by the University of Illinois at Midtown Athletic Club. The Sooners claimed victory in their first finals appearance, while USC moves to 3-7 in ITA National Indoor finals.