Diego Schwartzman US Open outfit

John Isner, Diego Schwartzman and Sam Querrey will debut FILA’s Legend collection on the hard courts of the Big Apple for the final Grand Slam of the season. 

Schwartzman, recent winner in Los Cabos, will wear the Legend Colorblock Crew, available in two colorways: pistachio green/ navy / placid blue and white / placid blue /navy.

Isner will wear the Legend Stripped Polo:

and Querrey, the Legend Ombré Polo:

FILA’s US Open collection is available online.

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Diego Schwartzman, Los Cabos 2019

Third seed Diego Schwartzman only dropped one set en route to his third career title, his first on hard courts. After a bye in the first round, he defeated both Ernests Gulbis and Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets to reach the semifinal where he met fellow countryman and number 2 seed Guido Pella. He triumphed in the all-Argentine battle, coming out on top 6-3 3-6 6-1 to reach the final.
He then saved three set points in the final to defeat Taylor Fritz 7-6 6-3. The young American who knocked out number one seed Fabio Fognini in the semifinal was playing his third final of the year (win over Querrey in Eastbourne, loss to De Minaur in Atlanta).

“This feels really great because I’ll take a lot of confidence with me for the next tournaments,” said Schwartzman. “It was really important for me to come here and win big matches against the big guys. The title is like the cherry on top for me.”

In the doubles draw, Romain Arneodo and Hugo Nys saved two championship points to defeat top seeds Dominic Inglot and Austin Krajicek 7-5 5-7 16-14 and claim their first doubles title.

Novak Djokovic, Laver Cup 2018

The inaugural Laver Cup was held at the O2 arena in Prague, in September last year, with Team Europe, led by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, defeating Team World 15-9. The second edition of the Laver Cup took place in Chicago last weekend, and Team Europe ruled again with a 13-8 victory.

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The event is played over 3 days: each day 4 matches are played, 3 singles and a doubles. Each win is worth one point on Friday, 2 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. Matches are played in the best of 3 sets, with a 10-point match tiebreaker in the third. The winning team must reach 13 points. In case of a tie, a doubles match is played as a regular set to determine the winner.

On day 1, Team Europe won the 3 singles, while Federer and Djokovic lost in doubles against the pair of Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock.

Grigor Dimitrov  Frances Tiafoe 6–1 6–4   1–0
 Kyle Edmund  Jack Sock 6–4 5–7 [10–6]   2–0
 David Goffin  Diego Schwartzman 6–4 4–6 [11–9]   3–0
 Novak Djokovic /  Roger Federer  Kevin Anderson /  Jack Sock 7–6 3–6 [6–10]   3–1

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On day 2, Team Europe led by 7 to 1 after Zverev’s win over Isner and Federer tennis lesson to Kyrgios. But Team World rallied back to 5-7 after Kevin Anderson’s surprising win over Novak Djokovic and Kyrgios and Sock doubles victory over Dimitrov and Goffin.

Alexander Zverev  John Isner 3-6 7–6 [10–7]   5–1
 Roger Federer Nick Kyrgios 6-3 6-2   7–1
Novak Djokovic Kevin Anderson 6–7 7-5 [6–10]   7–3
 Grigor Dimitrov /  David Goffin  Nick Kyrgios /  Jack Sock 3-6 4-6   7–5

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Team World led for the first time of the weekend after another doubles victory in day 3’s opening match! But Federer put Team Europe ahead by saving three match points to defeated Isner. And finally it all came down to Zverev, who dropped the first set before leveling at one set all and winning a thrilling match tiebreaker against Anderson. 13-8, Team Europe retains the title!
Next year’s competition will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 20-22 September.

Roger Federer / Alexander Zverev  John Isner / Jack Sock 6–4 6–7 [9–11]   7–8
 Roger Federer John Isner 6–7 7–6 [10–7]   10–8
Alexander Zverev Kevin Anderson 6–7 7-5 [10-7]   13–8

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Photo credit: Christian Cresante

Nicolas Almagro, Estoril Open 2016

Former top 10 Nicolas Almagro defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in an all Spanish final in Estoril. It’s his first trophy since his victory in Nice in 2012. The match was indecise till the very last games: Almagro lost the first set on tiebreak, then served several times for the second set and finally went on winning 6-7 7-6 6-3.

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Estoril Open, 01.05.2016
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