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Nadal overcomes slow start in Hamburg opener

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame a sluggish start to beat Fernando Verdasco 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the Hamburg Open on Tuesday.

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Zeballos tops Russian teen Rublev at Swiss Open

Horacio Zeballos of Argentina beat Russian teenager Andrey Rublev 6-4, 7-6(1) in the Swiss Open on Monday to earn a second-round match against top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium.

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Tomic grabs second straight Claro Open title

Bernard Tomic of Australia defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to win the Claro Open for the second consecutive year on Sunday.

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Paire wins Swedish Open to earn 1st ATP title

Benoit Paire of France won his first ATP title on Sunday after beating Spain's Tommy Robredo 7-6 (9-7), 6-3, in the men's final at the Swedish Open.

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Bodo: Old school is good school for Aussies

Davis Cup captain Wally Masur and Lleyton Hewitt sent Australia's young Davis Cup core a message this past weekend: Don't underestimate the old-school Aussie way of getting things done.

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U.S. draws Uzbekistan in Davis Cup playoffs

The United States will travel to Uzbekistan for the first time among some tough away trips in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs in September.

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Brad Gilbert @bgtennisnation

Should be very interesting now Man called. Brady vs Comish RG in federal court, if TB wins the case RG will lose his power big time

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Nadal wins 12 of last 14 games to defeat Verdasco 3-6 6-1 6-1. Now on court: 18yo Zverev vs Spaniard Robredo, watch live @ESPN3.

Chris Fowler @cbfowler

odd to see Rafa on clay POST Wimbledon. opener in Hamburg a struggle. IMO scoreline a bit deceptive. still missing too many forehands.

Brad Gilbert @bgtennisnation

Rafa down 6-3 is he going to lose to Tabasco for 3rd straight time or is he going to find a gear to turn this match around