Tennis

Federer Wins All-Swiss SF In Rome

Federer Wins All-Swiss SF In Rome

on May 17, 2015, 8:52 AM / in Tennis

ATP News Roger Federer foiled an early advantage by countryman Stan Wawrinka to book a spot in the Rome title match with a 6-4, 6-2 victory in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia semi-finals. Watch Here Rome is one of just two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles missing from Federer’s collection (Monte-Carlo). The Swiss is making his 15th appearance in the […]

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Nishikori Retains Barcelona Title

Nishikori Retains Barcelona Title

on April 26, 2015, 8:42 PM / in Tennis

by ATP Staff Kei Nishikori completed his second successful title defence of the season on Sunday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, defeating home hope Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. Nishikori, who earned a three-peat at the Memphis Open earlier in the year, joined former World No. 1’s Rafael Nadal, Thomas Muster, Mats Wilander, […]

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Tennis – Kvitova takes Czechs past France to Fed Cup final

Tennis – Kvitova takes Czechs past France to Fed Cup final

on April 20, 2015, 10:29 AM / in Tennis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova sent holders the Czech Republic into their fourth Fed Cup final in five years after breezing past France’s Caroline Garcia in straight sets. On the hardcourt of the CEZ Arena in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, the left-handed world number four beat 29th-ranked Garcia 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 32 minutes. The Czechs, who […]

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Djokovic beats Murray for fifth Australian Open title

Djokovic beats Murray for fifth Australian Open title

on February 1, 2015, 5:06 PM / in Tennis

Nick McCarvel, USA TODAY Sports   MELBOURNE, Australia — Denied this championship twelve months ago for the first time in four years, Novak Djokovic reclaimed the Australian Open title Sunday night, a 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 winner over the No. 6 seed Andy Murray. It’s the fifth Australian Open triumph for the 27-year-old Serbian and his eighth Grand Slam overall. Djokovic […]

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Berdych ends Nadal tyranny, Murray charges on

Berdych ends Nadal tyranny, Murray charges on

on January 27, 2015, 7:51 AM / in Tennis

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Iron-willed Czech Tomas Berdych ended eight years of tyranny under nemesis Rafa Nadal to storm into the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday before his next opponent Andy Murray restored British colonial rule to the floodlit center court. Maria Sharapova inflicted another grand slam reality check on Eugenie Bouchard and will play an all-Russian semi-final […]

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Tennis – Aussie teen Kyrgios proud of home slam effort

Tennis – Aussie teen Kyrgios proud of home slam effort

on January 27, 2015, 7:48 AM / in Tennis

  – Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios said he was proud of what he achieved at his home Grand Slam and would learn from the experience after being knocked out by Andy Murray 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 in the quater-finals. Kyrgios beat far more experienced professionals Ivo Karlovic and Andreas Seppi on the way to the last eight against Murray and […]

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Li Na receives flowers from Nadal, a teary goodbye at China Open

Li Na receives flowers from Nadal, a teary goodbye at China Open

on October 6, 2014, 6:49 AM / in International News, News, Sports, Tennis

It was a fitting goodbye for China’s biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal. There were also tears. Plenty of tears. Li Na received a touching send-off at the China Open on Tuesday, more than a week after she announced her retirement from the sport, […]

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Ninth Wimbledon final for Roger Federer

Ninth Wimbledon final for Roger Federer

on July 5, 2014, 8:58 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

by Ron Atkin Wimbledon history beckons again for Roger Federer. On Sunday the Swiss will contest his ninth final – having won seven of the previous eight – after defeating Canada’s Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in one hour 41 minutes by managing the considerable feat of blunting the principal weapon of one of the game’s most powerful servers. Raonic […]

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Five to follow: Intriguing women’s final headlines Day 12

Five to follow: Intriguing women’s final headlines Day 12

on July 5, 2014, 8:53 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

by Nicholas McCarvel and Matt Trollope It wasn’t even a year ago that Genie Bouchard was a hometown girl in Toronto being buoyed on by the Canadian crowd. She trailed by a set and 2-5 against the much higher-ranked Petra Kvitova when she double faulted for the eighth time, bringing up match points for her opponent. Just 10 and a […]

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Eugenie Bouchard reaches first Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard reaches first Wimbledon final

on July 4, 2014, 3:00 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

Two years after becoming Wimbledon’s junior champion, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada is one match away from taking the giant leap and capturing the grown-up top prize, the Ladies’ Singles crown. Another display of tennis which was as aggressive as it was impressive by the No.13 seed saw off Romania’s Simona Halep – the No.3 seed and runner-up at the recent French […]

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Murray rocked, Federer rolls: Semi-finals set on Day 9

Murray rocked, Federer rolls: Semi-finals set on Day 9

on July 3, 2014, 6:42 AM / in Sports, Tennis

There were no two-sets-to-love-down heroics in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon this year for Andy Murray. A year after the British hope came back in this very round from a major deficit to go on and win the title at SW19, Murray was left wanting on Wednesday, humbled by a 23-year-old Bulgarian who has had his Grand Slam breakthrough. Here, a […]

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Old master Roger Federer through to semi-finals in four sets

Old master Roger Federer through to semi-finals in four sets

on July 3, 2014, 6:34 AM / in Sports, Tennis

by Kate Battersby Just for a while on the Centre Court, it looked like Stan Wawrinka was making his own contribution to the Changing of the Guard at Wimbledon 2014. He was well on the road to compounding his hard-earned superiority over Roger Federer – gained only when Wawrinka won the Australian this year and usurped the legend to become […]

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Six Sizzlers on a Wednesday of Quarter-Finals

Six Sizzlers on a Wednesday of Quarter-Finals

on July 2, 2014, 5:56 AM / in Sports, Tennis

by Nicholas McCarvel How do you solve a problem like two matches going on at the same time that you can’t miss? You get two screens. Wimbledon requires it on Wednesday, the men’s and women’s draws down to a final eight after eight days of play. Here, a rundown of those six battles and more you can’t miss at the […]

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Tumultuous Tuesday: Sharapova, Nadal Shocked on Day 8

Tumultuous Tuesday: Sharapova, Nadal Shocked on Day 8

on July 2, 2014, 5:51 AM / in Sports, Tennis

by Nicholas McCarvel It was one of those Wimbledon days that started clear and calm at the All England Club and ended up in complete disarray. Title contenders Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal were beaten back-to-back on Centre Court, their upsets unexpected and sending the respective draws into complete disarray. Below, a rundown of the day’s enthralling events. Match of […]

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Injury forces Madison Keys to withdraw from Wimbledon

Injury forces Madison Keys to withdraw from Wimbledon

on June 30, 2014, 9:21 AM / in Sports, Tennis

by Matt Trollope American teen Madison Keys has been forced to withdraw from her third round match with Yaroslava Shvedova with a left adductor strain. The match was suspended due to fading light on Saturday night, with Shvedova leading 7-6(7), 6-6. Keys received treatment for the injury late in the second set, yet was unable to recover in time for […]

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Stan Wawrinka in rush to put Denis Istomin out of his misery

Stan Wawrinka in rush to put Denis Istomin out of his misery

on June 30, 2014, 9:19 AM / in Sports, Tennis

by Vivienne Christie Stanislas Wawrinka is through to the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in five years after a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over world No.45 Denis Istomin. Taking an hour and 26 minutes to advance, the No.5 seed was never seriously troubled by the apparently ill Istomin, who called for a doctor early in the second […]

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Wimbledon 2014: Day two as it happened

Wimbledon 2014: Day two as it happened

on June 25, 2014, 8:38 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal win on Centre Court  Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova ease through  Heather Watson wins; Sam Murray & Dan Smethurst out  GB’s Tara Moore v Vera Zvonareva one set all – play suspended  Click on the Highlights tab to see the best matches of the day  Click on the link for all of the results By […]

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Maria Sharapova outlasts Simona Halep to win her second French Open title

Maria Sharapova outlasts Simona Halep to win her second French Open title

on June 8, 2014, 5:25 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

PARIS — Maria Sharapova defeated Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to win her second French Open title and fifth major overall. Sharapova was forced to battle through yet another lengthy three-set match — her fourth consecutive match that went the distance — to finally hold off Halep, who was playing her first Slam final. The Romanian acquitted herself well over […]

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Murray Wins Marathon

Murray Wins Marathon

on June 5, 2014, 7:35 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

  Wimbledon titleholder holds off surge by Monfils. By Roger Kaplan First of all, you have to give them both a hand. Andy Murray and Gael Monfils played into the last traces of daylight on a cold evening, having waited out a long rain delay and a first match at Chatrier Stadium, in which Andrea Petkovic wiped the floor, frankly, […]

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Wawrinka ends Djokovic’s Aussie Open run to reach semis

Wawrinka ends Djokovic’s Aussie Open run to reach semis

on January 21, 2014, 8:05 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic has been upset in a dramatic five-setter against Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open quarterfinals, ending his 25-match winning streak at Melbourne Park. Wawrinka lost 14 straight head-to-heads to Djokovic before Tuesday night’s 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 win in four hours on Rod Laver Arena. Djokovic beat Wawrinka 12-10 in the […]

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