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Niemeier makes most of second chance to upset Sakkari

GERMAN lucky loser Jule Niemeier has won in front of her home fans, grinding out a two-and-a-half-hour marathon victory over top 10 talent Maria Sakkari in Bad Homburg. The world number 96 ripped open the WTA 500 draw with a win over the top seed, defeating Sakkari in a come-from-behind win, 2-6 6-2 7-6 in […]

Djoker shrugs off Spaniard to reach third round

WORLD number one Novak Djokovic needs to reach the 2024 Roland Garros final in order to retain top spot, and so far, so good for the Serbian star after her rolled Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena in straight sets. In a one-sided match, Djokovic had a challenge early in the first set, but won 14 of […]

Swiatek ousts Osaka at rainy Roland Garros

CURRENT world number one Iga Swiatek was forced to save a match point in order to defeat former world numbers one Naomi Osaka at Roland Garros and reach the third round overnight. On a day severely impacted by rain, just a handful of matches were completed on the Paris clay, with all the outdoor contests […]

Demon dashes into Roland Garros second round

AUSSIE hope Alex de Minaur has stormed into the second round of Roland Garros after a dominant performance against young American, Alex Michelsen. After waiting a few hours due to a rain delay, it was the 11th seed who unloaded on the Next Gen talent, only dropping three games en route to the Round of […]

Gracheva stuns Sakkari in Roland Garros boilover

FORMER Top 40 talent Varvara Gracheva has stunned the Roland Garros crowd by coming from behind to knock over sixth seed Maria Sakkari. The current world number 88 – who was playing her first Roland Garros under the French flag since changing allegiances from Russia – is yet to win a WTA Tour title, but […]

Monfils makes more magic at French Open

HOMETOWN hero Gael Monfils is through to the second round of Roland Garros, winning in front of a passionate crowd over Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild. The 37-year-old in his 17th French Open won in four sets, 6-2 3-6 6-3 6-4 to set up a Round of 64 encounter with Italian Lorenzo Musetti. A former semi-finalist […]

Zverev denies all-Chilean final with comeback win

GERMAN Alexander Zverev is through to the 2024 Rome International Masters final after ending the run of Chilean Alejandro Tabilo and denying the chance at a first-ever all-Chile final at ATP 1000 level. The world number five has the chance to leapfrog Daniil Medvedev if he wins, having come back from a terrible first set […]

Red-Hot Chile Peppers Rome semis

FOR the first time in ATP Tour history, there will be double the Chilean spice on Rome Masters semi-finals day following Nicolas Jarry‘s incredible upset win over Stefanos Tsitsipas. The top ranked Chilean joined his compatriot and second ranked player from his nation, Alejandro Tabilo in the final four, marking the first time two players […]

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 […]

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 […]

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