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Nadal wins his record 11th French Open

Nadal wins his record 11th French Open

on June 11, 2018, 7:29 AM / in Tennis

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to claim his 11th French Open title, extending a record he already held. It was Nadal’s second straight title at Roland Garros. The 32-year-old Spaniard overcame a cramp in his racket-holding hand at 2-1 in the third set, which he said had left him “very, very scared.” He held on […]

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Simona Halep Breaks Through in French Open, Winning Her First Major Title

Simona Halep Breaks Through in French Open, Winning Her First Major Title

on June 10, 2018, 7:52 AM / in Tennis

PARIS — Simona Halep threw her racket on the red clay, its redemptive work done for the day, and thrust her arms high overhead as she beamed on a court that has brought her plenty of heartache. In the stands, Darren Cahill, Halep’s normally pulled-together coach, was unsuccessfully fighting back tears. High up in the commentary booth, Chris Evert, a […]

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Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem: French Open 2018 men’s final – live!

Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem: French Open 2018 men’s final – live!

on June 10, 2018, 7:51 AM / in Tennis

Rafa Nadal has been in 10 French Open finals. He’s yet to lose one. He beat Mariano Puerto for his first in 2005 and since then he’s seen off Roger Federer four times, Novak Djokovic twice and Robin Soderling, David Ferrer and Stan Wawrinka, who was no match for him last year. Put it that way and you can be forgiven for feeling […]

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French Open 2018: Alexander Zverev cruises into second round

French Open 2018: Alexander Zverev cruises into second round

on May 27, 2018, 8:45 PM / in Tennis

Germany’s Alexander Zverev cruised into the second round of the French Open with a straight sets victory over unseeded Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis. The 21-year-old second seed needed only an hour and 11 minutes to prevail 6-1 6-1 6-2 against the world number 92. Zverev is looking for his first Grand Slam trophy having won eight singles titles on the ATP […]

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Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Alexander Zverev to win Rome title for an eighth time

Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Alexander Zverev to win Rome title for an eighth time

on May 21, 2018, 8:08 AM / in Tennis

Rafael Nadal survived a stunning fightback from Alexander Zverev to win a record eighth Italian Open. Nadal cruised to the first set before defending champion Zverev won nine of the next 11 games to take the second set 6-1 and lead 3-1 in the decider. But the Spaniard turned the match around following a lengthy rain delay and closed out […]

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Italian Open: Kyle Edmund loses to Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin Del Potro injured, Rafael Nadal wins

Italian Open: Kyle Edmund loses to Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin Del Potro injured, Rafael Nadal wins

on May 18, 2018, 6:01 AM / in Tennis

BBC British number one Kyle Edmund saved seven match points before eventually losing to rising German star Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open last 16. Edmund, who moved into the world’s top 20 this week, lost 7-5 7-6 (13-11) to the 21-year-old third seed. World number six Juan Martin del Potro has suffered an injury scare, retiring from his match […]

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Stan Wawrinka beaten on return from injury at Italian Open

Stan Wawrinka beaten on return from injury at Italian Open

on May 14, 2018, 7:53 AM / in Sports, Tennis

(BBC) Stan Wawrinka was beaten 6-4 6-4 in the first round of the Italian Open on his return from injury. The Swiss three-time Grand Slam champion lost to 55th-ranked American Steve Johnson on the clay in Rome. The 33-year-old sat out the second half of 2017 after knee surgery following his first-round exit at Wimbledon and has not competed since […]

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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev defeats Dominic Thiem for third Masters title

Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev defeats Dominic Thiem for third Masters title

on May 14, 2018, 7:51 AM / in Sports, Tennis

(BBC) World number three Alexander Zverev won his third Masters title by beating Dominic Thiem in the final of the Madrid Open. The 21-year-old German, who did not drop a set in the tournament, broke early in both sets to win 6-4 6-4. Austrian world number seven Thiem, who reached the final last year, had beaten Rafael Nadal on his way to […]

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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev to face Dominic Thiem in final From the sectionTennis Share this page

Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev to face Dominic Thiem in final From the sectionTennis Share this page

on May 13, 2018, 5:45 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Alexander Zverev will face Dominic Thiem in Sunday’s final at the Madrid Open. Zverev, the world number three from Germany, eased past Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 6-4 6-1. Earlier, Austrian Thiem, who is chasing his first Masters title, beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4 6-2. Thiem, the 24-year-old fifth seed, had ended Rafael Nadal’s 21-match unbeaten run on clay in the quarter-finals. […]

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Mighty Juan Martín del Potro scuppers hopes of Federer-Nadal clash at US Open

Mighty Juan Martín del Potro scuppers hopes of Federer-Nadal clash at US Open

on September 7, 2017, 7:28 AM / in Tennis

Del Potro beats Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 to move into semi-final Riding an implausible wave of retro romance, Roger Federer, 36 and in sight of his third slam title of the year, foundered on the sharp rocks of hubris on day 10 of the US Open when Juan Martín del Potro ripped up his invitation to a semi-final against […]

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Americans take all women’s U.S. Open semifinal spots

Americans take all women’s U.S. Open semifinal spots

on September 7, 2017, 7:22 AM / in Tennis

Madison Keys defeated Kaia Kanepi of Estonia on Wednesday to join fellow Americans Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens, and CoCo Vandeweghe in the semifinals of the U.S. Open. It will be the first time Americans have taken all of the final four spots in the tournament since 1981, when Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, and Barbara Potter did it. It […]

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Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title

on July 17, 2017, 9:08 AM / in Tennis

Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to take the men’s Wimbledon championship for a record eighth time. Federer, less than a month short of his 36th birthday, also became the oldest Wimbledon champion of the Open Era, and the oldest Grand Slam champion since 1972, when Ken Rosewall won the Australian Open. Federer also continued what he called […]

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Wimbledon Tennis: Feminists Preach Equality While Enjoying Inequality

Wimbledon Tennis: Feminists Preach Equality While Enjoying Inequality

on July 7, 2017, 6:29 AM / in Opinion, Tennis

Could you imagine lightweight boxers complaining they don’t get the money and exposure of the heavyweights, calling the different treatment “staturism”? This is essentially the situation at the Wimbledon tennis championships this week, with, for example, Hannah Wilks at the Guardian writing, “A new analysis of matches scheduled on Centre and No 1 courts shows that Wimbledon organisers routinely favour male tennis players over […]

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Nadal wins record 10th French Open

Nadal wins record 10th French Open

on June 12, 2017, 7:30 AM / in Tennis

Rafael Nadal of Spain won his 10th French Open title on Sunday, beating Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the men’s final. No other men’s tennis player has won more than seven singles titles at any single Grand Slam tournament. Fabrice Santoro, the former French star turned French Open interviewer, described the record as “one of the most beautiful exploits […]

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Murray wins World Tour Finals to end 2016 as number one

Murray wins World Tour Finals to end 2016 as number one

on November 21, 2016, 6:22 AM / in Tennis

Andy Murray will end 2016 as the number-one player in men’s tennis after emphatically coming out on top in his much-hyped duel with Novak Djokovic to win the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time. The Briton produced a scintillating performance on Sunday, befitting of the best player in the world, to triumph 6-3 6-4 and delight the majority […]

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Murray beats Bautista to win Shanghai Masters

Murray beats Bautista to win Shanghai Masters

on October 16, 2016, 7:21 AM / in Tennis

Shanghai (AFP) – World number two Andy Murray beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista 7-6 (7/1), 6-1 to win his third Shanghai Masters title and complete back-to-back victories in China on Sunday. Murray, who also won last week’s China Open, dominated the first-set tie-break and broke Bautista three times in the second as he lifted the trophy without dropping a set.

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Nadal and Kerber advance at U.S. Open

Nadal and Kerber advance at U.S. Open

on August 30, 2016, 8:41 AM / in Tennis

On opening day at the U.S. Open, two-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the second round by beating Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Angelique Kerber, the No. 2 women’s seed, also advanced easily, beating Slovenian Polona Hercog, who called it quits in the sweltering heat when she was down 6-0, 1-0. Top-ranked Serena Williams, fresh off […]

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Injury ends Federer’s season early

Injury ends Federer’s season early

on July 27, 2016, 7:40 AM / in Tennis

Roger Federer announced Tuesday that he will miss the rest of the 2016 professional tennis season due to a knee injury. He also will not be able to compete for Switzerland in the upcoming Rio Olympics. In a Facebook post, the world No. 3 explained he will need “more extensive rehabilitation” after knee surgery earlier this year. “The doctors advised […]

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Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title by beating Milos Raonic

Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title by beating Milos Raonic

on July 10, 2016, 1:27 PM / in Tennis

After Britain famously endured a 77-year wait between Wimbledon men’s champions, Andy Murray has given the host country a pair of titles in quick succession. Murray dulled booming serves with quick-reflex returns, played impressively mistake-free tennis while coming up with daring passing shots and beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on Sunday for his second trophy at the […]

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Venus Williams’ loss means no all-Williams Wimbledon final

Venus Williams’ loss means no all-Williams Wimbledon final

on July 8, 2016, 7:26 AM / in Tennis

Venus Williams lost 6-4, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals to fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber on Thursday, missing out on a chance to play her sister, No. 1 ranked Serena Williams, in the finals. Serena Williams earned a shot at the title by demolishing 50th ranked Russian player Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 on Thursday. Venus Williams’ loss came in her first appearance […]

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