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Alcaraz escapes to secure Roland Garros crown

SPANISH young Carlos Alcaraz has become the youngest male player to win a Grand Slam on all three surfaces after defeating opponent Alexander Zverev in an epic five-set contest overnight. Coming back from two sets to one down, Alcaraz only dropped thee games in the last two sets to win in four hours and 19 […]

Agwi breaking glass ceilings for Ireland

THE name Michael Agwi will just not go away in tennis circles as the 20-year-old Irish talent continues to make waves on the ITF circuit. Last weekend, Agwi became the first Irish player in five years to win an ITF singles title, and is now at a career-high 754th in the world. Easily Ireland’s top […]

Thiem overcomes raucous Irish crowd as Austria takes lead

IT was an atmosphere that Grand Slam champion Dominic Thiem was seldom used to, as he and his Austrian team faced off against surprise packets Ireland in Limerick for the Davis Cup World Group Qualifiers. The former world number three faced off against Irish world number 935 Michael Agwi in a thrilling contest, bouncing back […]

PREVIEW | 2024 Davis Cup Qualifiers

HALF of the 24 nations doing battle in the 2024 Davis Cup Qualifiers this weekend will secure their spots in the Davis Cup Finals later this year. Four nations have already acquired safe passage into the 16-team finals series, with the remaining 12 to come from the winning nations of the qualifiers. We preview this […]

Sinner stuns deflated Djoker in Aus Open upset

DESPITE the respective formlines during the Australian Open suggesting an upset could be on the cards, few could believe what had taken place after just 73 minutes on court yesterday afternoon. The greatest Australian Open champion of all time – Novak Djokovic – gunning for his 11th title won just three games in two sets […]

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 […]

Red-hot Rinky tames Thanasi

NO MATTER the result, an Australian was going to be the winner as wildcard Rinky Hijikata took on Thanasi Kokkinakis on Show Court 1 at the Brisbane International. In a match that lasted an hour and 37 minutes, it was Hijikata who emerged victorious, shaking off an early Kokkinakis challenge to win 7-6 6-2. Hijikata […]

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 […]

Popyrin ends year with three-hour epic against mate

IT was quite the tiring finish for Alexei Popyrin in Brisbane, as the talented 24-year-old overcame compatriot Christopher O’Connell in an epic three set match that lasted more than three hours at Brisbane International. Having only played one match against each other previously – where Popyrin won in straight sets at the Rome Masters last […]

2023 US Open Day 1 Talking Points

A COUPLE of huge upsets have already gone down at Flushing Meadows as the US Open got underway with the opening day of action completing in the Australia early afternoon hours today. Some big seeds bowed out, others came from behind and there were no shortage of talking points. Masarova sinks Sakkari The biggest upset […]

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