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French Open: Rafael Nadal Beats Stan Wawrinka To Win The Tournament For A 10th Time

4 months ago /

Spain's Rafael Nadal made history by winning a record 10th French Open title with victory over Stan Wawrinka in the Paris final. Nadal, 31, came through 6-2 6-3 6-1 against the Swiss third seed to claim his 15th major title. He becomes the first man or woman in the Open era to...

Serena Williams Expecting Baby Girl

4 months ago /

Tennis champ Serena Williams is expecting a baby girl, her sister, Venus, spilled the beans in a short interview with Eurosport on Wednesday. She said at the French Open in Stade Roland-Garros, Paris, France that, `‘I want to be known as the favourite aunt”. Venus was asked about the baby in the...

Madrid Winner Nadal Moves To 4th In Rankings

5 months ago /

Rafael Nadal’s climb one place to fourth in the world on the strength of his Madrid Masters win was confirmed in the latest ATP rankings released Monday. The Spaniard continued his flawless record on clay this season by beating Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid tournament for a fifth time 7-6...

Federer Tops Nadal For 4th Straight Time At Miami Open

6 months ago /

Roger Federer defeated long-standing rival Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the Miami Open on Sunday and continue his outstanding start to the year. 

Britain's Konta Beats Venus Williams To Reach Final Of Miami Open

6 months ago /

Britain's Johanna Konta beat Venus Williams 6-4, 7-5 in a grueling battle Thursday to reach the WTA Miami Open final, where she will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. The Australian-born 25-year-old broke Williams in the first game and played aggressively throughout the opening set. Williams fought back strongly in the second set,...

Australian Open 2017: Serena And Venus In Grand Slam Final

9 months ago /

Six-time champion Serena Williams outplayed Britain’s Johanna Konta to reach the 2017 Australian open semi-finals. The American won 6-2 6-3 and is now two wins from claiming an open-era record of 23rd major title. Konta, seeded ninth, went into the quarter-final on a nine-match and 18-set winning streak. Serena is seeking her seventh...

Juan Martin Del Potro: Argentine Crowns Comeback Year With Title

12 months ago /

A year ago, Juan Martin Del Potro was ranked outside the top 500 of men's tennis and wondering if he would ever play again as he struggled with injury. Yesterday, the Argentine beat American No. 1 Jack Sock, 7-5, 6-1 at the Stockholm Open to clinch his first title in 33...

Serena Williams Out Of WTA Finals After Shoulder Injury

1 year ago /

Serena Williams will not take part in the WTA Finals in late October due to a shoulder injury, meaning she is skipping the elite year-end event for the second straight season. The 22-time grand slam winner missed the entire Asian swing due to the shoulder problem and has struggled with the...

Nick Kyrgios: Tennis Bad Boy Fined By ATP

1 year ago /

Nick Kyrgios' latest indiscretion has landed the controversial tennis player a $16,500 fine from the ATP The Association of Tennis Professionals Three days after winning the biggest title of his career in Japan, Kyrgios was back in trouble at the Shanghai Masters after losing his second-round match against 110th-ranked Mischa Zverev. On Wednesday, the...

Tough Times For Rodger Federer And Rafael Nadal

1 year ago /

The passing of time and injuries can take a heavy toll on athletes but that said, tennis fans likely still did a double take Monday when they glanced at the men's rankings. For the first time since 2003, both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, titans of the game who hold a...

US Open 2016: Serena Williams Upset By Karolina Pliskova, Will Lose No. 1 Ranking

1 year ago /

For the second straight year, Serena Williams was upset in the US Open semifinals. Whereas the American was defeated by crafty veteran Roberta Vinci 12 months ago to end hopes of a rare calendar-year slam, an ailing Williams lost to big-hitting Karolina Pliskova 6-2 7-6 (7-5) on Thursday in New York. She'll...

US Open 2016: Serena Williams Dons 'Wonder Woman' Sleeves To Beat Record

1 year ago /

Serena Williams swept aside Johanna Larsson in round three of the US Open Saturday with an impressive display of powerful and aggressive tennis. The world No.1 took the match on the Arthur Ashe court 6-2 6-1 in just 59 minutes and in the process marked her 307th victory in a grandslam...

Us Open: Nadal Crashes Out On Day Of Upsets

1 year ago /

Two-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal is heading home early following a dramatic five-set loss to young Frenchman Lucas Pouille. It took four hours and a fifth-set tiebreak to upset the world No.5, which earns the 22-year-old a quarterfinal berth, alongside compatriots Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He will meet Monfils...

Novak Djokovic Defeat Murray To Win 2nd Madrid Open Title

1 year ago /

Novak Djokovic overcame a worthy fight from defending champion Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in two hours and six minutes to win his 29th championship at the Mutua Madridd Open on Sunday. The World No. 1 is tied with Rafael Nadal with 28 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. The 28 year old continued his mastery...

Taraba, Ekiti Emerge Champions Of 2016 ASO Table Tennis Championship

1 year ago /

Taraba and Ekiti states on Saturday emerged champions of the Men and Women’s Singles at the 2016 Aso TableTennis Naional Championship respectively. The four-day tournament at the Abuja National Stadium saw Seun Ajetunmobi of Taraba winning Onaolapo Ojo of Ondo 4-0 in the Men’s Singles to become champion with a cash...

 

Rafael Nadal Recovers To Power Past Sam Querrey Into Quarter Finals

1 year ago /

Rafael Nadal drew on his battling qualities on Thursday at the Mutua Madrid Open to keep alive his chances of winning a 29th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. The fifth seed and four-time former titlist produced a stunning comeback in the first set against Sam Querrey for a 6-4, 6-2 victory and a place in...

Novak Djokovic Records 30th Win Of The Season

1 year ago /

Novak Djokovic recorded his 30th match win of the season on Thursday to reach the Mutua Madrid Open quarter-finals. Djokovic was in devastating form against Roberto Bautista Agut, the No. 15 seed, in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over 68 minutes. It was Djokovic's fourth straight win over the 2014 semi-finalist. "[It was...

Andy Murray Beats Radek Stepanek At Madrid Open

1 year ago /

Andy Murray began the defence of his Madrid Open title with a hard-fought three-set victory over Czech veteran Radek Stepanek. Murray, who won at this venue last year, was given a stern workout by 37-year-old Stepanek before eventually coming through 7-6 3-6 6-1 in two hours and 14 minutes. The Scot said:...

Roger Federer Withdraws From Madrid Masters Because Of Back Injury

1 year ago /

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Madrid Masters because of a back injury. The third-ranked player said that he was hurt in practice during the weekend and didn't want to take any chances aggravating the injury. Federer was coming of a knee injury after the Australian Open which sidelined the Swiss player...

Swiss Street Named In Federer's Honour

1 year ago /

The national centre for Swiss Tennis can now be found at “1 Allée Roger Federer”. On Thursday, the Swiss star returned to Biel, where he trained as a junior, to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating the street.   “I am very moved,” said Federer, according to swissinfo.ch, before the 1500 people gathered for the...


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