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Nadal, Federer lead Europe in inaugural Laver Cup

Posted by on 20/09/2017
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Nadal, Federer lead Europe in inaugural Laver Cup

Nadal, Federer lead Europe in inaugural Laver Cup

PRAGUE: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will set aside their long-time rivalry when they play for Europe against the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup tournament which starts tomorrow. Team Europe, featuring the world’s top two players, are overwhelming favourites to win the three-day tournament, which is named after Australian great Rod […]

Nadal wins US Open for 16th major title

Posted by on 11/09/2017
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Nadal wins US Open for 16th major title

Nadal wins US Open for 16th major title

NEW YORK: Rafael Nadal against Kevin Anderson in the US Open final shaped up as quite a mismatch – and that’s exactly what it was. His game at a high level at the end of an unusually easy path through a Grand Slam field, Nadal overwhelmed first-time major finalist Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday […]

Del Potro knocks Federer out of US Open

Posted by on 07/09/2017
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Del Potro knocks Federer out of US Open

Del Potro knocks Federer out of US Open

NEW YORK: Juan Martin del Potro sensationally gatecrashed the US Open again on Wednesday, stunning five-champion Roger Federer and shattering hopes of a first New York showdown between the Swiss legend and Rafael Nadal. The Argentine giant, who won his only Grand Slam title in the city in 2009 by beating Federer in the final […]

Venus overpowers Kvitova

Posted by on 06/09/2017
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Venus overpowers Kvitova

Venus overpowers Kvitova

The oldest semi-finalist in US Open history NEW YORK: Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams became the oldest semi-finalist in US Open history at age 37 on Tuesday by defeating two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2). US ninth seed Williams, seeking her third US Open crown, advanced to a Thursday matchup against […]

Sharapova ousted at US Open, Venus, Kvitova advance

Posted by on 04/09/2017
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Sharapova ousted at US Open, Venus, Kvitova advance

Sharapova ousted at US Open, Venus, Kvitova advance

NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam return after a 15-month doping ban ended Sunday with a fourth-round defeat at the US Open but the former world number one considered it a major step in her comeback. Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova rallied to eliminate the five-time Grand Slam champion 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe […]

Shapovalov: From Davis Cup villain to US Open sensation

Posted by on 31/08/2017
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Shapovalov: From Davis Cup villain to US Open sensation

Shapovalov: From Davis Cup villain to US Open sensation

NEW YORK: Denis Shapovalov became the youngest man in 10 years to reach the US Open third round Wednesday and credited his breakthrough to being defaulted from a Davis Cup tie for firing a ball into an umpire’s eye. The 18- year-old Canadian qualifier stunned French eighth seed Jo- Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), […]

Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back, Nadal # 1

Posted by on 15/08/2017
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Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back, Nadal # 1

Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back, Nadal # 1

MASON: Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew Monday from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times. The move was announced on the first full day of matches. This US Open warmup has now lost five of the top six players in the men’s rankings. […]

Wozniacki ousts top-seed Pliskova

Posted by on 12/08/2017
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Wozniacki ousts top-seed Pliskova

Wozniacki ousts top-seed Pliskova

TORONTO: Caroline Wozniacki made some changes this week to try to change her fortune in a city that has not been kind on the tennis front. Personal driver? Not needed this time around. Same hotel as before? Switch that booking. Wozniacki is not only winning in Toronto for the first time in her career, she’s […]

Williams battles into Toronto last 16, Muguruza through

Posted by on 10/08/2017
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Williams battles into Toronto last 16, Muguruza through

Williams battles into Toronto last 16, Muguruza through

TORONTO: Venus Williams was forced to draw on all of her vast experience before overcoming Czech youngster Katerina Siniakova to reach the last 16 of the WTA Toronto hardcourt tournament on Wednesday. The 37-year-old American ninth seed, who began playing on the professional circuit before 21-year-old Siniakova was even born in 1996, eventually prevailed 7-5, […]

Errani insists she is not a cheat after 2-month doping ban

Posted by on 09/08/2017
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Errani insists she is not a cheat after 2-month doping ban

Errani insists she is not a cheat after 2-month doping ban

MILAN: Former French Open finalist Sara Errani struggled to hold back the tears on Wednesday as she insisted she is not a cheat after being handed a two-month doping ban. The International Tennis Federation announced the suspension on Monday after Errani tested positive for the banned substance letrozole in a test taken in February.At a […]

Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon

Posted by on 16/07/2017
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Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon

Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon

LONDON: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion yesterday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern […]

Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon

Posted by on 15/07/2017
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Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon

Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon

LONDON: Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title and shattered Venus Williams’ history bid with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory in yesterday’s final. Muguruza overwhelmed Williams with a supreme display of power hitting in 77 minutes on Centre Court to become only the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. Watched from the Royal Box […]

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