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Nadal beaten in Melbourne, Konta and Williams exit Sydney International

Posted by on 09/01/2018
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Nadal beaten in Melbourne, Konta and Williams exit Sydney International

Nadal beaten in Melbourne, Konta and Williams exit Sydney International

Spain’s Pablo Busta defeat Belgian David Goffin MELBOURNE: World number one Rafael Nadal lost his first match of the year 6-4, 7-5 to Richard Gasquet at the Kooyong Classic yesterday, but said he was happy after his troublesome knee held up “fine”. Nadal’s knee injury hampered the end of his 2017 season and forced him […]

Kyrgios claims Brisbane title with scintillating display

Posted by on 07/01/2018
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Kyrgios claims Brisbane title with scintillating display

Kyrgios claims Brisbane title with scintillating display

BRISBANE: Nick Kyrgios was at his brilliant best as he downed American Ryan Harrison to claim the Brisbane International in straight sets yesterday. The 6-4, 6-2 win was the third-seeded Australian’s fourth title on the ATP tour and his first on home soil. “I didn’t know what kind of performance I was going to put […]

Roger Federer lauds Hingis influence after Hopman win

Posted by on 06/01/2018
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Roger Federer lauds Hingis influence after Hopman win

Roger Federer lauds Hingis influence after Hopman win

Federer thrilled to add second Hopman Cup to his glittering resume PERTH: Roger Federer paid tribute to the influence of countrywoman and former Hopman Cup team-mate Martina Hingis on his career after guiding Switzerland to their third success in the mixed teams tournament in Perth yesterday. Federer looked primed for his Australian Open title defence […]

Murray, Nishikori pull out of Australian Open

Posted by on 04/01/2018
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Murray, Nishikori pull out of Australian Open

Murray, Nishikori pull out of Australian Open

Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic to play in Melbourne MELBOURNE: Former world number one Andy Murray and Japan’s Kei Nishikori pulled out of the Australian Open yesterday as a host of top names battle to be fit for the year’s first Grand Slam. Murray, 30, had failed to recover from a hip injury sustained last year […]

Federer cruises towards Australian Open with another Hopman Cup win

Posted by on 02/01/2018
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Federer cruises towards Australian Open with another Hopman Cup win

Federer cruises towards Australian Open with another Hopman Cup win

PERTH: Roger Federer took another impressive step towards his Australian Open title defence yesterday with a straight-sets win over Russian Karen Khachanov at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, as many of his main rivals faltered due to injury. Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori are also under injury clouds, while world number […]

Halep, Sharapova begin season with easy wins in Shenzhen

Posted by on 01/01/2018
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Halep, Sharapova begin season with easy wins in Shenzhen

Halep, Sharapova begin season with easy wins in Shenzhen

Konta overcomes blip to get past Keys in Brisbane SHENZHEN: World number one Simona Halep swatted aside American Nicole Gibbs while Maria Sharapova was flawless in her straight sets victory over Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu in the opening round of the Shenzhen Open yesterday. Halep, who sealed a 6-4 6-1 victory, struck three aces and fired […]

Federer, Nadal shine as rivals hobble into 2018

Posted by on 25/12/2017
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Federer, Nadal shine as rivals hobble into 2018

Federer, Nadal shine as rivals hobble into 2018

Defied time to sweep this year’s Grand Slams PARIS: Written off as dead men walking, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal defied time to sweep the Grand Slams in 2017 while the injury curse which dogged their rivals looks set to be the new year’s early storyline. Evergreen Federer, who will turn 37 in 2018, took […]

Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

Posted by on 21/11/2017
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Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

NEW DELHI: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said yesterday. The firm behind the development is alleged to have taken millions of dollars from homebuyers before the project folded. “We […]

David Goffin shocks hot favourite Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

Posted by on 18/11/2017
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David Goffin shocks hot favourite Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

David Goffin shocks hot favourite Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

First time in tournament’s history three debutants in semis LONDON: David Goffin produced a dazzling comeback to beat hot favourite and six-time champion Roger Federer 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 yesterday and reach the final of the ATP Finals. The Swiss world number two hit the ball sweetly from the start and the Belgian had no answer […]

Grigor Dimitrov storms into last four at ATP Finals

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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Grigor Dimitrov storms into last four at ATP Finals

Grigor Dimitrov storms into last four at ATP Finals

LONDON: Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov raced into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals with a 6-0, 6-2 demolition of David Goffin on Wednesday. Dimitrov has never quite lived up to his billing as the heir to Roger Federer’s throne, but the world number six’s eye-catching rout of Goffin was a reminder he is still young and […]

Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals

Posted by on 15/11/2017
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Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals

Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals

LONDON: Roger Federer held young pretender Alexander Zverev at bay in a gripping contest Tuesday to reach the last four of the ATP Finals and stay on course for a seventh end-of-season crown. The world number two saw off a spirited challenge from the much-hyped German 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-1 in front of a boisterous […]

Kuwaiti players rack up wins in local tournament

Posted by on 09/11/2017
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Kuwaiti players rack up wins in local tournament

Kuwaiti players rack up wins in local tournament

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Tennis Association had recently organized the Kuwait International Professional Tennis Tournament organized by and under the supervision of International Tennis Federation (ITF). The tournament included the participation of a distinguished group of players representing 27 countries including Italy, USA, Russia, France, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, India, Holland, Japan, Germany, Romania, South Africa, Belgium, Turkmenistan, […]