Showing posts with label Feliciano Lopez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Feliciano Lopez. Show all posts

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Federer looks back at best in straight-sets win at US Open

Federer looks back at best in straight-sets win at US Open

Roger Federer defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 in the third round at Flushing Meadows on a rainy Saturday night.

"I think," Lopez said, "he's OK."

The most telling statistic was that the No. 3-seeded Federer was guilty of 16 unforced errors, which is not merely a remarkably low total on its own merits but also significant when viewed through the prism provided by his matches earlier in the week. He averaged 62 errors in each of those outings, against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe and 35-year-old Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

That was the first time in the 36-year-old Federer's career that he opened a Grand Slam tournament with two consecutive matches that lasted five sets.

More relevant numbers: Federer was broken eight times total in those matches, but only once against Lopez.

"I'm really pleased with the performance," Federer declared. "It's exactly, I guess, maybe what I needed going into the next round."

Federer improved to 13-0 against Lopez and 33-1 in night matches at Flushing Meadows, so perhaps the lopsided nature of this shouldn't be all that surprising. Still, Federer had acknowledged after edging a cramping Youzhny that a lack of proper practice leading up to the U.S. Open on account of tweaking his back in August meant that his timing was off.

"I needed to get over the fear of the back issue, especially in that first match, the first set. Then I think the wobble I had in the second round was due to my preparation. I think now I'm just trusting my movement better. My serve is there. My mind is there. I can finally focus on playing tennis and not so much about the past," Federer said. "So it's nice to be in the present in my mind, looking ahead, thinking tactics."

"The fact that he won two long matches, best-of-five, fighting, struggling a little bit more than normal in the early rounds - I think it was good preparation for him coming into this third round," Lopez said. "He seems to be fit and fast and serving well."

Next for Federer is a match against 33rd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber, who beat John Millman 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. Federer's head-to-head record against Kohlschreiber is 11-0.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

US Open Video: Top 5 moments Lopez vs. Kuznetsov

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US Open Video: Top 5 moments Lopez vs. Kuznetsov

Feliciano Lopez defeats Andrey Kuznetsov to enter R3.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

US Open Flashback video: Lopez slams a forehand

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US Open Flashback video: Lopez slams a forehand

Feliciano Lopez sends an amazing forehand against Lleyton Hewitt in R3 of the 2004 US Open.

Video: Cilic and López Practice at US Open

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Video Cilic and López Practice at US Open

Marin Cilic and Feliciano López practicing at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Friday, August 25, 2017

US Open Video: Cilic and Lopez Practice

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US Open Video: Marin Cilic and Feliciano Lopez Practice

Marin Čilić and Feliciano López practicing at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dimitrov sets clash with Del Potro in Cincinnati

Dimitrov sets clash with Del Potro in Cincinnati

Grigor Dimitrov beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6 6-4 at the Cincinnati Open to set up a last-16 clash with Juan Martin Del Potro.

Dimitrov nearly broke the unseeded Spaniard three times prior to making a strong start in the tiebreak and went on to finish the match with 27 winners.

"Early on, he was serving very well," said Dimitrov. "It was just important for me to stay in the game and just put as many returns in as I could in order to get in the rally because as soon as that was happening I felt I had a pretty good chance of winning every point."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Querrey into second round at Cincinnati

Querrey into second round at Cincinnati

Sam Querrey defeated Stefan Kozlov 6-3 6-0 to advance into the second round of the Cincinnati Open.

Querrey was barely tested by his 19-year-old wildcard opponent in the 51-minute match during which he dropped only four points on serve and did not even face one break point.

"Went out there and just kind of put my head down and went to work, and played a really solid match from start to finish. It felt good," said Querrey.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Video: Kyrgios and Lopez Wimbledon 2017 practice

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Video: Nick Kyrgios and Feliciano Lopez Wimbledon 2017 practice

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Video: Lopez Wins London Queens 2017 Title

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Video: Lopez Wins London Queens 2017 Title

Feliciano Lopez celebrates winning the Aegon Championships at The Queen's Club in this Moët Moment.



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Video: Queens Club 2017 Final Highlights

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Video: Queens Club 2017 Final Highlights

Watch highlights from the Aegon Championships final, where Feliciano Lopez got his hands on trophy in thrilling fashion.

Video: Lopez wins 2017 Queens Club title - Interview

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Video: Lopez wins 2017 Queens Club title - Interview

Feliciano Lopez reveals his emotions after claiming the Aegon Championships title.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Video: Lopez 2017 Queens Club Interview

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Video: Lopez 2017 Queens Club Interview

Feliciano Lopez discusses the importance of reaching the final at The Queens Club.

Video: Lopez Queen's 2017 QF Interview

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Video: Lopez Queen's 2017 QF Interview

Feliciano Lopez plays Grigor Dimitrov Saturday for a place in the Aegon Championships final at Queen's.

Video: Lopez Queen's Club 2017 Hot Shot

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Video: Lopez Queen's Club 2017 Hot Shot

Watch Hot Shot as Feliciano Lopez channels his inner Boris Becker with a diving backhand volley against Tomas Berdych on Friday at the Aegon Championships.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Lopez beats Cilic in nail-biting Queen's Club title

Lopez beats Cilic in nail-biting Queen's Club final

Feliciano Lopez beat Marin Cilic 4-6 7-6 7-6 to win the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.

Lopez saved a match point in a tense tiebreak shootout before toppling the Croat.

Cilic also saved two match points, but at the third time of asking crowd favorite Lopez could finally celebrate a sixth career title after Cilic pulled a forehand into the tramlines.

"I can't believe that I finally won it, I've been waiting for 15 or 16 years to hold this trophy," an emotional Lopez, three times a Wimbledon quarter-finalist, said on court.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Video: Pouille beats Lopez In Stuttgart 2017 Final Highlights

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Video: Pouille beats Lopez In Stuttgart 2017 Final Highlights

Watch highlights as Lucas Pouille captures his first grass-court title with victory over Feliciano Lopez in the Stuttgart final.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Video: Lopez Forehand Winner Pass Stuttgart 2017

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Video: Lopez Forehand Winner Pass Stuttgart 2017

Feliciano Lopez scampers around the court to thwart Mischa Zverev by reaching back for a forehand pass in the Stuttgart semi-finals.



Video courtesy MercedesCup

Monday, June 19, 2017

Video: Lucas Pouille vs Feliciano Lopez Stuttgart 2017 Final

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Video: Lucas Pouille vs Feliciano Lopez Stuttgart 2017 Final

Lucas Pouille came from a set down and needed a second set tie-break to beat Spain's Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, to claim the grass-court title at Stuttgart on Sunday.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Video: Feli Lopez Interview - Stuttgart Quarterfinals

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Video: Feli Lopez Interview - Stuttgart Quarterfinals

Feliciano Lopez reflects on beating Tomas Berdych in the MercedesCup quarter-finals and looks forward to potentially playing one of his idols growing up, Tommy Haas.



Video courtesy: MercedesCup

Monday, June 12, 2017

Video: How To Train On Clay With Feliciano Lopez

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Video: How To Train On Clay With Feliciano Lopez

ATP World Tour Uncovered goes inside the practice court with Feliciano Lopez to learn how best to train on clay courts.