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WTA Tour wrap: The Barty Party rolls on at Wimbledon

AUSTRALIAN world number one Ash Barty booked her ticket to the third round of Wimbledon action on Thursday, proving too good for Russian Anna Blinkova with a 6-3 6-4 victory. Despite conceding breaks in both sets and committing an uncharacteristic 33 unforced errors, Barty remained composed and won 75 per cent of points at the […]

ATP Tour wrap: Federer makes successful return to grass

THE main draws of grass court tournaments in Halle and London commenced overnight, with players ramping up their preparations for the all-important Wimbledon Championships beginning on June 28. While two of the top seeds banked victories, three other big names were victims of surprising upsets. Roger Federer made a successful return to grass at the […]

ATP Tour wrap: Bring on the final eight

EXCITING fourth round action continued at Roland Garros overnight, with headliners Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal gaining victories to become the first ever ATP players to reach 15 French Open quarter-finals. Djokovic overcame a scare from 19-year-old Lorenzo Musetti, losing the first two sets before coming back to win 6-7 6-7 6-1 6-0 4-0 in […]

2021 Roland Garros preview: Nadal eyes off 14th title as Barty returns to Paris

TO the delight of tennis fans all across the globe, the main draw of the much-anticipated Roland Garros is set to commence on Monday. This comes one week later than initially scheduled, as the French Tennis Federation postponed the tournament in the hope that COVID-19 restrictions would ease and more fans would be allowed to […]

ATP Miami Open 1000: Tsitsipas and Nishikori set for third round blockbuster

WORLD number five Stefanos Tsitsipas and former world number four Kei Nishikori have collected important wins at the Miami Open this morning to set up a blockbuster third round clash between the pair for Tuesday. Tsitsipas breezed past Damir Dzumhur 6-1 6-4 and became just the third ATP player to claim 15 victories in the 2021 […]

ATP Tour Wrap: Bautista Agut and Basilashvili head to the Qatar decider

THREE ATP 250 events continued overnight, with the final four competing in Qatar and final eight competing in Marseille and Chile. Some major upsets have caused chaos in all three tournaments. In Qatar, fifth seed Roberto Bautista Agut defeated third seed Andrey Rublev 6-3 6-3 to make his 18th ATP singles final. The Spaniard, who […]

Osaka wins fourth Grand Slam title in convincing fashion

JAPAN’s Naomi Osaka produced a dominant performance on Saturday night to defeat American Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-3 and win her fourth Grand Slam title. Although the two sets were quite different, Osaka was far more consistent with her groundstrokes throughout the contest. Brady committed 31 unforced errors and four double faults for the match, far […]

Australian Open Men’s Round of 32 wrap: The greatness of Dominic Thiem shines through in a classic

IN the most highly-anticipated match of day five, world number three Dominic Thiem came back from two sets-to-love down to defeat Australia’s own Nick Kyrgios 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-4 in a thriller on John Cain Arena. The match was initially all about Kyrgios, as he came out of the blocks flying. He broke in […]

Medvedev wins his first ATP Finals title

WORLD number four Daniil Medvedev has won the first ATP Finals of his career, defeating world number three Dominic Thiem in the decider. Medvedev came into the match in form, having won nine consecutive matches including six in a row against the world’s top ten. This streak continued on Monday morning, as Medvedev won 77 […]

Thiem and Medvedev set up fascinating ATP Finals decider

DOMINIC Thiem and Daniil Medvedev have set up a mouth-watering ATP Finals decider with strong victories over superstars of the game this morning. Thiem had a thrilling three-set victory over world number one Novak Djokovic, while Medvedev came from a set down to beat 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal. Both men have beaten Nadal […]

Djokovic joins Medvedev, Nadal and Thiem in ATP Finals semis

WORLD number one Novak Djokovic has clinched the final available spot in the final four of the ATP Finals with a straight sets win over German Alexander Zverev. Daniil Medvedev is the other member of the Tokyo group advancing to the semi-finals. He concluded his round robin matches with a straight sets victory over Argentine […]

Nadal progresses to the semis, Rublev finishes strong at ATP Finals

RAFAEL Nadal has booked his ticket to the semis of the ATP Finals with an impressive three-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Dominic Thiem is the other player progressing from the group, but he lost his final round robin matchup to Andrey Rublev in straight sets. Rublev had already been eliminated from the tournament following losses […]

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