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‘The facts are not right’: Federer fumes over favorable scheduling

Posted by on 14/11/2018
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‘The facts are not right’: Federer fumes over favorable scheduling

‘The facts are not right’: Federer fumes over favorable scheduling

LONDON: Roger Federer has hit back at claims he gets preferential treatment from tennis tournaments due to his status as one of the sport’s all-time greats. Federer was responding to controversial comments from French veteran Julien Benneteau, who said the 20-Grand Slam champion was able to use his reputation to secure favorable scheduling. Benneteau offered […]

Djokovic crushes Isner in ATP Finals opener

Posted by on 13/11/2018
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Djokovic crushes Isner in ATP Finals opener

Djokovic crushes Isner in ATP Finals opener

LONDON: Novak Djokovic sent out a warning to his rivals at the ATP Finals on Monday, brushing aside big-serving John Isner 6-4, 6-3 to launch his bid for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title in style. Earlier, in the same Guga Kuerten group, Alexander Zverev made it six consecutive wins against Marin Cilic in a […]

Djokovic denied fourth title in a row ahead of his return to world number one

Posted by on 04/11/2018
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Djokovic denied fourth title in a row ahead of his return to world number one

Djokovic denied fourth title in a row ahead of his return to world number one

Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win Paris Masters PARIS: Russia’s Karen Khachanov clinched the biggest win of his career yesterday with a 7-5, 6-4 upset of Novak Djokovic to claim the Paris Masters title. Khachanov became the third different first-time winner of a Masters tournament this year-joining Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner-and denied Djokovic […]

Djokovic wins Paris opener as Federer confirms return

Posted by on 31/10/2018
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Djokovic wins Paris opener as Federer confirms return

Djokovic wins Paris opener as Federer confirms return

PARIS: Novak Djokovic stepped up his pursuit of the world number one ranking with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Joao Sousa at the Paris Masters on Tuesday, while Roger Federer confirmed he will play at the event for the first time since 2015. Djokovic can regain top spot from Rafael Nadal this week if he […]

Kasatkina hangs on in Zhuhai despite Wang fightback

Posted by on 30/10/2018
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Kasatkina hangs on in Zhuhai despite Wang fightback

Kasatkina hangs on in Zhuhai despite Wang fightback

ZHUHAI: Top seed Daria Kasatkina survived a scare yesterday to claim victory over crowd favourite Wang Qiang in a thrilling contest at the WTA Elite Trophy in China, taking the match 6-1, 2-6, 7-5. The 21-year-old Russian looked totally dominant in the early stages in Zhuhai, wrapping up the first set against the Chinese eleventh […]

Federer claims 99th ATP title with Basel triumph

Posted by on 28/10/2018
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Federer claims 99th ATP title with Basel triumph

Federer claims 99th ATP title with Basel triumph

BASEL: Roger Federer battled to claim his 99th career ATP Tour title yesterday, rallying to defeat Romanian qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final at Basel. The top seed claimed his ninth trophy at his home event as he overcame an inspired opponent who took the lead early in each set […]

Pliskova storms into WTA Finals semis after beating Kvitova

Posted by on 25/10/2018
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Pliskova storms into WTA Finals semis after beating Kvitova

Pliskova storms into WTA Finals semis after beating Kvitova

SINGAPORE: Czech Karolina Pliskova stormed into the semi-finals yesterday after a convincing straight sets victory against compatriot Petra Kvitova, sending the former Wimbledon champion crashing out of the WTA Finals in Singapore. Pliskova became the first player into the final four after a 6-3, 6-4 triumph in 83 minutes. Winless Kvitova needed to win in […]

Pliskova stuns Wozniacki, Svitolina downs Kvitova

Posted by on 21/10/2018
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Pliskova stuns Wozniacki, Svitolina downs Kvitova

Pliskova stuns Wozniacki, Svitolina downs Kvitova

SINGAPORE: Big-serving Karolina Pliskova used her most potent weapon to damaging effect as she overwhelmed defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 6-4 in their opening round robin match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium yesterday. In the earlier White Group encounter at the eight-woman event, Elina Svitolina tore up the form book with […]

Djokovic wins Shanghai Master

Posted by on 14/10/2018
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Djokovic wins Shanghai Master

Djokovic wins Shanghai Master

  SHANGHAI: The “new” Novak Djokovic warned that he was gunning for Rafael Nadal’s world number one ranking after winning the Shanghai Masters with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Borna Coric yesterday. The 14-time Grand Slam champion has been imperious all week and barely offered a sniff to the 19th-ranked Croatian, a good friend and […]

Coric stuns Federer in Shanghai

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Coric stuns Federer in Shanghai

Coric stuns Federer in Shanghai

Faces Novak Djokovic in today’s Shanghai Masters final SHANGHAI: Roger Federer admitted that he was lacking “punch” after he was turfed out of the Shanghai Masters semi-finals yesterday by 13th-seeded Borna Coric. The Croatian stunned the Swiss great 6-4, 6-4 in what was an unusually error-strewn performance from the 20-time Grand Slam champion. The 21-year-old […]

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Posted by on 30/09/2018
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Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing “I Touch Myself” to raise awareness for breast cancer. In the Instagram video, Williams covers her breasts with her hands while singing a version of Australian band The Divinyls’ 1991 hit in support of Breast Cancer Network Australia. […]

‘Italian job’: Giorgi ends Wozniacki’s Tokyo reign

Posted by on 20/09/2018
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‘Italian job’: Giorgi ends Wozniacki’s Tokyo reign

‘Italian job’: Giorgi ends Wozniacki’s Tokyo reign

Azarenka thrashes Australia’s Barty TOKYO: Italian Camila Giorgi dashed Caroline Wozniacki’s hopes of a winning a third consecutive Pan Pacific Open title with a stunning ambush of the top seed yesterday. Giorgi, ranked 35 places below Wozniacki at 37th in the world, completed a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 upset in Tokyo to set up a quarter-final […]

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