Four years ago, it was Juan Martin del Potro who got the best out of Roger Federer. Even though the protagonists were the same, history wasn't about to repeat itself, Greg Garber writes.
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria secured his first ATP tour title Sunday at the Stockholm Open by beating top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Russia's Vera Dushevina on Tuesday.
Third-seeded Samantha Stosur beat Swiss qualifier Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-4, 6-2 at the Japan Open on Wednesday to reach her first quarterfinals since her title run in Carlsbad in August.
Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro overcame Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Japan Open semifinals on Friday.
Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Japan Open quarterfinals with a comfortable 6-2, 6-2 win over fellow Argentine Carlos Berlocq on Wednesday.
Venus Williams beat Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open.
Venus Williams rallied from a set down to defeat Simona Halep of Romania 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.
Joao Sousa advanced to his first career ATP tour semifinal by beating fourth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-3 Friday at the St. Petersburg Open.
Nicolas Mahut of France upset third-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-4, 6-4 Thursday to reach the Moselle Open quarterfinals.
Top-seeded Fabio Fognini beat qualifier Dominic Inglot 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open.
Serena Williams didn't drop a game in blowing away Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in Tuesday night's quarterfinal.
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray each won -- but not without some difficulties.
Even before Ryan Harrison broke his racket by spiking it on the Citi Open court or screamed "Oh, my God!" in exasperation, top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro was feeling pretty good about the way things were going Thursday.
Mikhail Youzhny won his first Swiss Open title on Sunday at his eighth attempt, beating Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4.
Elina Svitolina won the Baku Cup title by beating Shahar Peer 6-4, 6-4 in the final on Sunday.