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Thompson stuns Nadal in massive Brisbane upset

IT had to be seen to be believed, but Australian Jordan Thompson caused a huge boilover against former number one and 22-time Grand Slam winner, Rafael Nadal in Brisbane. In what left the crowd a little lost for words, Thompson fought back from a tough first set loss to post an unbelievable win, 5-7 7-6 […]

Germany gears up for Aussies after grinding Greece

GERMANY will prepare for an Aussie assault today in Sydney when the European nation locks horns with the home nation in the semi-finals of the 2024 United Cup. The Germans got past Greece in the semi-finals to book their place in the final four thanks to some outstanding tennis from top ATP player, Alexander Zverev. […]

Coco on cruise mode, reaches Auckland semis

TOP seed and defending ASB Classic champion Coco Gauff is wasting no time in wiping the floor with her opponents, cruising into the semi-finals of Auckland after only dropping two games in a 53-minute rout of a quarter final. Gauff latest victim was Frenchwoman Varvara Gracheva, who she blitzed 6-1 6-1 in rapid time to […]

Rafa rockets into Brisbane quarters

A DISPLAY of sheer power and smarts saw former world number one and 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal make light work of Australian Jason Kubler at the Brisbane International last night. After getting past former major winner Dominic Thiem in the opening round, Nadal crushed the world number 102 to book a spot in […]

Garcia guides France into United Cup semis

FRANCE survived an almighty scare from underdogs Norway early in the 2024 United Cup quarter final before overcoming the Scandinavian nation 2-1 in Sydney last night. The win – which was spearheaded by top 20 WTA Tour player Caroline Garcia set the French up with a semi-final date with Poland. Garcia – ranked 20th in […]

Teenage Andreeva breaks Aussie in dominant win

TEENAGE wunderkind Mirra Andreeva stormed into the quarter finals of the WTA 500 Brisbane International with a dominant 6-1 6-1 smashing of Australian wildcard Arina Rodionova. In a match that lasted just 65 minutes, the 16-year-old Andreeva only dropped one point off her first serve to reach the last eight. Andreeva has long been considered […]

Rune rolls into Brisbane quarters after another tough slog

TOP seed Holger Rune is not having the easiest run of matches or playing at his peak performance despite facing lower ranked opponents, but the Dane was still able to secure his place in the Brisbane International quarter finals. After having to come from behind against Australian Max Purcell in the first round, Rune was […]

Demon defeats Djoker as Aussies reach semis

WITHOUT a doubt the biggest win of his career, Alex de Minaur took down the best player in the world in Novak Djokovic with a sublime straight sets performance to send Australia into the 2024 United Cup semi-finals. On a day where all four results were 3-0 whitewashes – largely due to teams putting in […]

Doubles Dutch allows Norway into final eight

A STUNNING last gasp hurrah from Dutch dup Wesley Koolhof and Demi Schuurs has sensationally allowed Norway a place in the quarter finals after a thrilling finish to Group F. In what was the closest group in Sydney, Croatia had taken the tie with two singles wins – after a shock loss to Norway the […]

Teen wildcard causes Hong Kong upset

IT WAS a dream start to 2024 for Chinese teenager Juncheng Shang, who upset seventh seed Laslo Djere in the opening round of Hong Kong Tennis Open yesterday. Shang, ranked 183rd in the world was able to mastermind the victory over the world number 33, some 10 years his senior, 6-7 6-3 7-6. That included […]

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