Break Points: February 17, 2014

Notable Results:

  • Dubai 1R: Lucie Safarova d. Sloane Stephens, 6-3, 7-5
  • Rotterdam F: Tomas Berdych d. Marin Cilic, 6-4, 6-2
  • Memphis F: Kei Nishikori d. Ivo Karlovic, 6-4, 7-6(0)
  • Buenos Aires F: David Ferrer d. Fabio Fognini, 6-4, 6-3
  • Doha F: Simona Halep d. Angelique Kerber, 6-2, 6-3

News and Links:

Sloane Stephens had some … interesting comments after losing to Lucie Safarova in the first round of Dubai:

“Last year was a really long year. It was tough towards the end, but I came through like a champ, and I think I did pretty well,” she said. “I think being obviously American, it’s a much bigger deal because sports is really big in the US, and either way I think the whole thing was a learning experience and it was what it was.”

A new British tourism campaign features Andy Murray’s Wimbledon triumph.

Juan Martin del Potro isn’t going to play Davis Cup in 2014.

Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen beat the Bryan brothers again (they also beat them in Melbourne) to win the doubles title in Memphis.

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One Response

  1. q10
    q10 February 17, 2014 at 5:15 pm |

    maybe stephens needs a few more years to get into top 10, although safarova is a quality opponent
    also, didn’t realise berdych hadn’t won a title in 16 months, is that the longest ‘drought’ for a current top 10 player?

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