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US spoil home nations party as Spain, Italy cleansweep opponents

A DECIDING doubles match win by the United States spoiled the party for home nation Great Britain in Glasgow, becoming the only Davis Cup Finals match to go the way of the visitor. The four home nations were in action across the globe in their respective Pools, with Italy and Spain winning 3-0, while Germany […]

2022 Davis Cup Group Finals preview

FRESH off the back of the US Open, 16 nations will compete across four cities as the 2022 Davis Cup Group Finals gets underway today. There will be a new champion crowned after reigning titleholder Russia will not be in attendance due to being suspended from the competition following the nations’ invasion of Ukraine. It […]

Norrie produces Paire of Benoit bagels

SEVENTH seed Brit, Cameron Norrie has advanced through to the second round at the US Open courtesy of an unusual straight sets win over Frenchman Benoit Paire. Taking on the former top 20 player – who now resides at 189th in the men’s singles – Norrie might not have the weapons that his opponent has, […]

Daria dashes into Granby semis

AUSTRALIAN Daria Saville has booked her place in the WTA Tour’s 250 event in Granby, Canada, storming to victory in the quarter finals over China’s Xiyu Wang. Saville showed no mercy in dropping just three games – and recorded a second set bagel – to run out a 6-3 6-0 winner over the 75th ranked […]

Triple treat in Cleveland as seeds fall

IT WAS a stunning day of upsets in Cleveland as the top three seeds fell in the women’s singles, leaving the draw wide open. The WTA Tour 250 event saw Barbora Krejcikova, Martina Trevisan and Ekaterina Alexandrova all bundled out by unseeded opponents. While Trevisan pulled out pre-match allowing China’s Shuai Zhang safe passage to […]

French resistance in Winston-Salem

IT WAS a good day for the French fans in Winston-Salem as their three hopes all won through to the Round of 16, two of them featuring upsets against seeded opponents. Experienced campaigners Richard Gasquet and Adrian Mannarino both knocked off younger talents Lorenzo Musetti (fifth seed) and Emil Ruusuvuori (ninth), while the 10th seed […]

Thiem hungrier than the Wolf

AUSTRIAN Dominic Thiem showed he was able to outlast American wildcard J.J. Wolf in a three-set epic in the opening round at Winston-Salem. In what will be the Austrian’s final tuneup before the US Open – his first and only Grand Slam title came from Flushing Meadows – Thiem knocked off Wolf 6-7 7-5 7-6 […]

Upsets galore in Canada as seeds fall

IT was absolute carnage in both Montreal and Toronto at the top-end as seven of the nine top five seeds in action bowed out of their respective Masters 1000 tournaments. In what showed the evenness of the overall ATP and WTA Tours at the moment, only top women’s seed Iga Swiatek, and fourth men’s seed […]

Kyrgios bowls Baez, next up Medvedev in Montreal

AUSTRALIAN Nick Kyrgios has set up a mouth-watering second round clash against world number one Daniil Medvedev at the National Bank Open in Montreal. The world number 37 – who is coming off a title at the Citi Open in Washington – is in red-hot form and disposed of Argentinian Sebastian Baez in one hour […]

Saville upsets top seed Pegula in Washington

AUSTRALIAN Daria Saville has flown the flag for the nation across the tennis globe by defeating top seed Jessica Pegula in the WTA 250 event in Washington. Saville was one of only two Australians to win on the day – while a massive seven lost – and advanced through to the quarter finals of that […]

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