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Bertens retains Nuremberg title

Posted by on 27/05/2017
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Bertens retains Nuremberg title

Bertens retains Nuremberg title

NUREMBERG: Title holder Kiki Bertens swept aside Czech qualifier Barbora Krejcikova 6-2 6-1 yesterday to win her second consecutive Nuremberg Cup in a successful dress rehearsal for the French Open starting today. The Dutch world number 19, who won the title last year after battling through the qualifiers, has enjoyed a memorable clay court season […]

Nadal targets 10th title in French Open generation game

Posted by on 25/05/2017
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Nadal targets 10th title in French Open generation game

Nadal targets 10th title in French Open generation game

PARIS: With the world’s top five filled for the first time by players over 30, Rafael Nadal is poised to tighten the old guard’s Grand Slam grip by capturing an unprecedented 10th French Open. The Spaniard, written off as a contender in Paris after a quarter-final loss to Novak Djokovic in 2015 and an injury-enforced […]

Muddled Murray seeking for form ahead of French Open

Posted by on 23/05/2017
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Muddled Murray seeking for form ahead of French Open

Muddled Murray seeking for form ahead of French Open

PARIS: When the ATP Race standings were updated this week Andy Murray, the world number one, languished down at 13th. It is not a statistical anomaly either. Unlike the actual world ranking that is a rolling 12-month points total, the Race standings are a gauge of form since January when everybody starts on zero. On […]

Nadal can’t fault Federer for skipping clay season

Posted by on 16/05/2017
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Nadal can’t fault Federer for skipping clay season

Nadal can’t fault Federer for skipping clay season

ROME: Rafael Nadal believes the decision by Roger Federer to skip Roland Garros and the clay season is logical as the Spaniard yesterday prepared to start the Rome Masters. The world number four does not begrudge his Swiss rival for skipping the 2017 spring clay season to concentrate on Wimbledon and the grass-court run-up. Federer […]

Kuwait season ends with Federation Tournament

Posted by on 08/05/2017
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Kuwait season ends with Federation Tournament

Kuwait season ends with Federation Tournament

  KUWAIT: Kuwait Federation (2016-2017) season ended yesterday with the Federation General Tournament under the patronage of President of Kuwait and Arab Tennis Federation Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdallah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The tournament began April 29, with 74 players representing Tadamon, Sahel, Salmiya, Shabab, Sulaibkhat, Qadisiya, Kuwait, Yarmouk, Khaitan and Kazima clubs. The final match was […]

Wimbledon keeps Sharapova guessing on wildcard entry

Posted by on 03/05/2017
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Wimbledon keeps Sharapova guessing on wildcard entry

Wimbledon keeps Sharapova guessing on wildcard entry

LONDON: Former champion Maria Sharapova’s hopes of playing at this year’s Wimbledon championships could hinge on a June 20 meeting of tournament organizers unless the Russian hits form in forthcoming events in Madrid and Rome. Sharapova, who returned last week after a 15-month ban for an anti-doping violation, could still climb high enough in the […]

Maria Sharapova back on court after a doping ban

Posted by on 26/04/2017
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Maria Sharapova back on court after a doping ban

Maria Sharapova back on court after a doping ban

STUTTGART: Maria Sharapova made her controversial return from a 15-month doping ban yesterday as the Russian superstar took on Italian veteran Roberta Vinci at Stuttgart’s WTA tournament. The former world number one, wearing an orange top and lilac-colored skirt, looked nervous as she walked out to warm applause for her first match since testing positive […]

Murray, Nadal in tough wins to start clay season

Posted by on 19/04/2017
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Murray, Nadal in tough wins to start clay season

Murray, Nadal in tough wins to start clay season

MONTE CARLO: Andy Murray returned from over a month out with an elbow injury to launch his clay-court season with a gruelling 7-5, 7-5 defeat of Gilles Muller at the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday. The world number one was joined in the third round by nine-time tournament champion Rafael Nadal, who held off British surprise-package […]

Kuwait Tennis U-18 junior tournament

Posted by on 16/04/2017
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Kuwait Tennis U-18 junior tournament

Kuwait Tennis U-18 junior tournament

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Tennis U18 Junior Tournament concluded in the presence of Kuwait Tennis Federation Deputy Chairman of the Board Abdelsamad Al-Aryan, Treasurer Faleh Al-Otaibi, Assistant Treasurer Ahmad Al-Qallaf, and Technicla Director Abbas Al-Busairi. The final results were Ahmad Khamees from Yarmouk Sports Club was in first place, Essa Qabazard in second while Tameem Al-Hallaq […]

Missing Miami title defence was refreshing: Djokovic

Posted by on 04/04/2017
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Missing Miami title defence  was refreshing: Djokovic

Missing Miami title defence was refreshing: Djokovic

BELGRADE:  Sitting out last week’s Miami Open was rejuvenating for Novak Djokovic although it meant missing the chance to win a record seventh title in the tournament, Serbia’s world number two said yesterday. Djokovic missed the Masters series event with an elbow injury and, having recovered, is eager to face Spain in the Davis Cup […]

Federer beats Kyrgios to reach Miami final

Posted by on 01/04/2017
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Federer beats Kyrgios to reach Miami final

Federer beats Kyrgios to reach Miami final

KEY BISCAYNE: Roger Federer’s season of resurgence took another thrilling turn Friday night when he won a three-tiebreaker semifinal against Nick Kyrgios at the Miami Open. Federer failed to convert two match points in the second-set tiebreaker but finished off the flashy, unpredictable Kyrgios an hour later, 7-6 (9), 6-7 (9), 7-6 (5). “It’s great […]

Under 12 Tennis tournament ends

Posted by on 30/03/2017
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Under 12 Tennis tournament ends

Under 12 Tennis tournament ends

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Tennis Federation’s Under 12 year tournament concluded yesterday at Yarmouk sports club in the presence of KTF Assistant Treasurer Ahmad Al-Qallaf. Yarmouk Sport Club players Hussein Abdelredha Al-Shatti was in first place, Yaqoub Yousuf Mohammad was second and Mohammad Saud Buabbas came third. Meanwhile in the doubles category Hussein Al-Shatti and Mohammad […]

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