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Red-hot Tabilo continues dream run

CHILEAN 26-year-old Alejandro Tabilo‘s incredible run at the 2024 Rome International Masters ATP 1000 event is not done yet after the 29th seed defeated China’s Zhizhen Zhang in the quarter finals of the event. Both players were not expected to reach that far, but with Tabilo’s shock upset of world number one Novak Djokovic, it […] The post Red-hot Tabilo continues dream run appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.

Greek gun slays Demon to reach Rome quarters

GREEK sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was not mucking around at Rome overnight, dismantling Australian ninth seed Alex de Minaur in a speedy hour to reach the quarter finals of the ATP 1000 Masters event. Tsitsipas won 6-1 6-2 over de Minaur to make it a whopping 11-1 head-to-head advantage against the fellow Top 10’er. Since […] The post Greek gun slays Demon to reach Rome quarters appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.

Sabs back from the brink to down Svitolina

FACING three match points, world number two Aryna Sabalenka found a way to win against Elina Svitolina in Rome last night, reaching the quarter finals of the WTA 1000 event. Two-time winner Svitolina looked in control late in the deciding set when having two match points in the 12th game, before having another chance leading […] The post Sabs back from the brink to down Svitolina appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.

Tabilo topples Djoker in Rome romp

PRODUCING the biggest performance of his ATP Tour career, Chilean Alejandro Tabilo used all of his clay court abilities to storm into the fourth round with a dominant win over world number one, Novak Djokovic. The 29th seed won eight of the first 10 games to go a set and a break up, and was […] The post Tabilo topples Djoker in Rome romp appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.

‘Clayomi’ crashes Kasatkina party to reach Rome fourth round

A TIDAL wave of momentum is swelling behind former number one Naomi Osaka as her return to the WTA Tour continues to build steam. For just the third time in her illustrious career – which included four Grand Slam titles – Osaka has won three straight matches on clay, a surface that has always troubled […] The post ‘Clayomi’ crashes Kasatkina party to reach Rome fourth round appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.

Kecmanovic overcomes Ruud bagel

SERBIAN Miomir Kecmanovic pushed through back problems and getting bagelled in the first set to find a way to win against fifth seed Casper Ruud in Rome overnight. The world number 58 stared down the barrel of a one-sided loss when losing the first set 6-0, but after a medical timeout in the fifth game, […] The post Kecmanovic overcomes Ruud bagel appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.

Rafa reigns supreme over plucky Bergs

SPANISH superstar Rafael Nadal was forced to fight back from a set down to overcome determined Belgian qualifier Zizou Bergs in the first round of the Rome Masters overnight. The former world number one is a 10-time champion at the event and only lost one of his past 18 opening round matches in the Italian […] The post Rafa reigns supreme over plucky Bergs appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.

Osaka clay campaign ramps up

FORMER world number one Naomi Osaka is through to the second round at Rome after accounting for Frenchwoman Clara Burel in straight sets. The Japanese star, who is currently ranked 173rd in the world, overcame a tough first set to win 7-6 6-1 and pick up her first Top 50 victory on clay in almost […] The post Osaka clay campaign ramps up appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.

Leach, Penickova go back-to-back in Malaysia

UNITED States future star Jagger Leach has strung together back-to-back titles the past fortnight to make it 10 consecutive wins in Malaysia. Leach, the son of Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport, won titles in Sarawak and Kuala Lumpa winning 19 of his last 20 sets en route to J300 and J200 trophies. Leach’s most recent […] The post Leach, Penickova go back-to-back in Malaysia appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.

Rublev rolls to Madrid title

AFTER four consecutive losses entering the Madrid Open ATP 1000 event, few would have predicted that Russian seventh seed Andrey Rublev would string together half a dozen wins to take out the title in the Spanish capital. But coming from a set down in the final against unseeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, Rublev secured his second […] The post Rublev rolls to Madrid title appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.

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