Showing posts with label Alexandr Dolgopolov. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexandr Dolgopolov. Show all posts

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dolgopolov out of Wimbledon

Dolgopolov out of Wimbledon
Dolgopolov out of Wimbledon

Alexandr Dolgopolov became the latest player to withdraw from Wimbledon due to a wrist injury.

Dolgopolov was replaced by "lucky loser" Simone Bolelli.

He joins a list that includes Chung Hyeon and Roberto Bautista Agut.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Video: Dolgopolov loses his shoe at Australian Open 2018

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Dolgopolov loses his shoe during his match against Ebden but a Ballkid comes to the rescue.

Video: Dolgopolov v Ebden match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Alexandr Dolgopolov v Matthew Ebden match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Alexandr Dolgopolov takes on Matthew Ebden in the second round of the Australian Open 2018.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Video: Alexandr Dolgopolov on court interview | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Alexandr Dolgopolov on court interview | Australian Open 2018

Alexandr Dolgopolov on court after his win against Matthew Ebden in the second round of the Australian Open 2018.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Video: Dolgopolov v Haider-Maurer match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Alexandr Dolgopolov v Andreas Haider-Maurer match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Highlights from Dolgopolov's Victory against Haider-Maurer in the first round of the Australian Open 2018.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Video: Federer Shanghai Thursday Hot Shot

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Video: Federer Shanghai Thursday Hot Shot

Watch Hot Shot as Roger Federer calmly executes a volley with Alexandr Dolgopolov approaching the net on Thursday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.



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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tennis Video: Japan Open Wednesday Highlights

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Video: Japan Open Wednesday Highlights

Watch highlights from Wednesday's second-round action in Tokyo, including Marin Cilic, Alexandr Dolgopolov, David Goffin and Ryan Harrison.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Video: Goffin Beats Dolgopolov In Shenzhen 2017 highlights

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Video: Goffin Beats Dolgopolov In Shenzhen 2017 highlights

Watch highlights as David Goffin wins his third ATP World Tour title with victory over Alexandr Dolgopolov in the Shenzhen Open final.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Video: Dolgopolov R3 Press Conference 2017 US Open

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Video: Dolgopolov R3 Press Conference 2017 US Open

Alexandr Dolgopolov talks to the press after his R3 win.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Dolgopolov reaches US Open last 16

Dolgopolov reaches US Open last 16

Alexandr Dolgopolov shrugged off the gambling controversy hanging over him to reach the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday, matching his best New York showing in the process.

The 64th-ranked Ukrainian needed only 82 minutes to dispatch 52nd-ranked Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-0, 6-4, and reach his first Grand Slam last 16 since the 2011 US Open.

But his achievements have been overshadowed by concerns over suspicious gambling patterns around his 6-3, 6-3 loss last week to 114th-ranked Thiago Monteiro in the first round at Winston-Salem Open.

It was the Brazilian's first ATP hardcourt triumph and came without Dolgolpolov managing a break-point chance, a poor showing he blamed on heavy training for the US Open that left him drained and tired.

Dolgopolov denied involved in any match-fix plot and said upon arriving in New York he went to the Tennis Integrity Unit, which investigates match-fix and betting issues.

"That's why we have the TIU. If there's some strange matches, they investigate it," Dolgopolov said.

"I wasn't happy with what's going on in the press, so I was the first one to come there and try to give them all the information so they can investigate it faster.

"They asked me about some information. They interviewed me. That's it. That's all I can do."

Asked about the probe's impact on him, Dolgopolov said, "Not much. I'm doing well. Obviously it's disappointing, but not more. If people want to write something, they write something. You can't stop them from doing it. It's just not under my control."

The New York Times reported analysts tracking betting patterns found an unusually high amount of money being wagered against Dolgopolov on Monteiro, who went from underdog to favorite when the match began as a result, the quick shift prompting bookmakers to suspend bets on the match.

They also found dubious betting patterns the same day in a WTA New Haven qualifying loss by Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko, according to the report.

"You cannot be perfect every week. So, for sure, you can see bad matches, players playing bad. But if there is gambling involved, it's not for me to say. I don't think about that," said Dolgopolov.

The report said Dolgopolov denied being approached to fix a match, saying, "No, not really. I don't have a lot of friends on social networks."

Dolgopolov, who could face top-ranked Rafael Nadal next, captured his third career ATP title and first since 2012 in February at Buenos Aires but has been nagged by injuries in 2017.

He retired from five matches due to hip, right leg and right ankle issues, withdrawing from three tournaments and playing only three pre-Open hardcourt tuneup matches.

Asked for a second day if gamblers ever asked him to throw a match, Dolgopolov grew irate.

"You're going all over it again. You're giving me the same questions. I'm here not to talk about betting. I already said everything that could be said, and you guys want to give me again the same questions," Dolgopolov said.

"Read about what I said in the first day. I arrived here to talk about tennis, not gambling... I'm not commenting on gambling anymore."


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Video: Dolgopolov hits drop shot 2017 US Open

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Alexandr Dolgopolov moves in to pull off the shot against Tomas Berdych.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Video: Monteiro vs Dolgopolov Winston Salem 2017 Highlights

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Video: Thiago Monteiro vs Alexandr Dolgopolov Winston Salem 2017 Highlights

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have confirmed they are looking into a match between Alexandr Dolgopolov and Thiago Monteiro after concerns were raised over suspicious betting patterns surrounding the contest on Sunday.


Alexander Dolgopolov match investigated amid allegations of match-fixing

Alexander Dolgopolov match investigated amid allegations of match-fixing

In an unusual step, the Tennis Integrity Unit – which polices allegations of match-fixing on the professional tour – has announced that it is investigating an ATP match only a matter of hours after play concluded.

The match in question took place last night, in the first round of North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Open, where Alexander Dolgopolov was defeated 6-3, 6-3 by Thiago Monteiro – a player ranked 51 places below him at No. 114 in the world.

The result might have been a minor upset, on paper. But the more surprising thing was the way that the odds shifted a couple of hours before the players went on court.

Monteiro had started out as a 3/1 outsider on some exchanges, but the odds soon reversed – a sign that significant money was being gambled on the underdog – so that it was Dolgopolov who became the less favoured player.

Responding to these anomalous betting patterns, a number of bookmakers suspended any betting on the match before it had even begun.

A statement released this morning said: “The TIU was made aware of concerns over betting patterns during the match … As with all match alerts, the TIU will assess, make a judgement and take appropriate action on the information received through its co-operative agreements with betting operators.”

Dolgopolov – who is 28 and comes from Ukraine - has previously acknowledged that he was among a group of players who received letters from the TIU soon after its foundation in 2010, but he has never been censured and there is no suggestion the players are under suspicion.

Thus far, the TIU has brought sanctions against 32 players, including ten life bans. However, its critics argue that it has been too unwilling to take on well-known names or fight cases against potential match-fixers who have the money to afford strong legal teams.

After the BBC and Buzzfeed were critical of tennis’s match-fixing safeguards in a joint report published during last year’s Australian Open, the sport has invested in expanding the TIU’s operations and recruiting more investigators. An independent integrity review has also been commissioned, and will deliver its first findings before the end of the year.


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Video: Alexandr Dolgopolov vs David Ferrer Highlights BASTAD FINAL 2017

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Video: Alexandr Dolgopolov vs Thiago Monteiro Highlights GSTAAD 2017

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Video: Alexandr Dolgopolov vs Thiago Monteiro Highlights GSTAAD 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Video: Ferrer Beats Dolgopolov to win Bastad 2017 - Final Highlights

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Video: Ferrer Beats Dolgopolov to win Bastad 2017 - Final Highlights

Watch highlights of David Ferrer's win over Alexandr Dolgopolov in the final of the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad.



Photo: SkiStar Swedish Open / Linda Carlsson

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ferrer wins Bastad Title

Ferrer wins Bastad Title

David Ferrer won the 2017 SkiStar Swedish Open title after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-4.

Ferrer fired three aces and saved four of five break points faced, turning in a vintage Ferrer performance predicated on great agility and depth off his forehand.

Ferrer, raked No. 46, will enjoy a bump of 13 spots with the title.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Federer moves on at Wimbledon when opponent retires

Federer moves on at Wimbledon when opponent retires

Roger Federer reached the second roun at Wimbledon 2017 when Alexandr Dolgopolov retired in the second set with the former Wimbledon champ leading 6-3 3-0.

This win marked Federer's record-breaking 85th match win at Wimbledon. He also hit his 10,000th career ace in the eighth game of the first set on Tuesday as he set up a clash against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia for a place in the last 32.

The owner of seven Wimbledon titles and 18 Grand Slam trophies in all improved to 85-11 for his career at Wimbledon. That moved him one win ahead of Jimmy Connors for most victories in the grass-court major in the Open era, which began in 1968.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Thiem reaches semifinals at Rio Open, Dolgopolov retired

Thiem reaches semifinals at Rio Open, Dolgopolov retired
Thiem reaches semifinals at Rio Open, Dolgopolov retired

Dominic Thiem beat Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Rio Open semifinals.

Thiem was tested at times, saving eight break points out of 10, but took all six of his chances on Schwartzman's serve.

"There were many opportunities for him, but I'm happy the way I played on his break points," Thiem said. "I think it was my best performance here in Rio."

Video: Dolgopolov Rio 2017 QF Interview

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Video: Dolgopolov Rio 2017 QF Interview

Alexandr Dolgopolov's winning streak continues after a victory over Horacio Zeballos at the Rio Open.