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Alex slays Demons to reach Roland Garros quarters

AN AUSSIE is into the Roland Garros men’s singles quarter finals in Paris for the first time in two decades after Alex de Minaur defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev in a come-from-behind win overnight. After dropping the first set, de Minaur only dropped six more games for the rest of the match as he crushed the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tabilo topples Djoker in Rome romp

PRODUCING the biggest performance of his ATP Tour career, Chilean Alejandro Tabilo used all of his clay court abilities to storm into the fourth round with a dominant win over world number one, Novak Djokovic. The 29th seed won eight of the first 10 games to go a set and a break up, and was […]

Rublev escapes from Alcaraz to reach Madrid semis

RUSSIAN seventh seed Andrey Rublev has found the key to escape the grasp Carlos Alcaraz has had on the ATP 1000 Madrid Masters, winning in an incredible three-set match overnight. The top 10 talent ended the Spaniard’s hopes of making it three consecutive titles, and also handed the world number three just his second loss […]

Alcaraz survives Struff scare in Madrid rematch

IN a rematch of last year’s Madrid Open ATP 1000 final, reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz again had German Jan-Lennard Struff‘s number, getting up in an almost three-hour thriller out on Manolo Santana Stadium. The second seed won 6-3 6-7 7-6 in two hours and 52 minutes to advance through to the Masters’ quarter finals. The […]

2024 ATP Madrid Open preview

SPANISH star Carlos Alcaraz returns to his home country to defend his 2023 ATP Madrid Open title when the 1000 Masters tournament begins tomorrow. The second seed defeated German Jan-Lennard Struff in the final last season, while this tournament also marks the return of Rafael Nadal back to the event as some of the best […]

Pop goes the Rublev, as defending champ ousted by Aussie

AUSSIE Alexei Popyrin caused a massive boilover at the Monte Carlo Masters overnight, defeating top 10 star and defending champion Andrey Rublev to set up an all-Aussie third round match with Alex de Minaur. Popyrin has always shown the potential to be a top-line player, and he put it all together against the sixth seed, […]

Getting his Fils: Arthur slays Hanfmann

YOUNG Frenchman Arthur Fils wasted no time in destroying his German opponent Yannick Hanfmann and making history in the process at the Monte Carlo Masters overnight. The 19-year-old Frenchman became the youngest male player from his nation to win a match at the event in almost two decades when he wiped his lucky loser opponent […]

Indian Wells D5 wrap: Lehecka rolls Rublev

THOUGH the majority of results went as expected, Czech Jiri Lehecka ripped up the script when he sent fifth seed Russian Andrey Rublev packing from Indian Wells. Reaching the Round of 16, Lehecka remains one of only two players outside the top 16 in the bottom half of the draw. The win allowed the 22-year-old […]

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