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Around the Tour: Draper downs defending champ

TOP-RANKED Brit Jack Draper produced the biggest upset of his career by downing world number two and defending champion Carlos Alcaraz at the Cinch Championships in London overnight. Draper won in a tight two-set contest 7-6 6-3 to put Alcaraz spot at number two in the world in threat ahead of Wimbledon. Prior to the […]

Top seed Demon dashes into second round

TOURNAMENT favouritism did nothing to distract top seeded Australian Alex de Minaur at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, winning in a tight straight sets match over Belgian Zizou Bergs. For the first time in his career, de Minaur was the number one seed, and he did well against a plucky Bergs, winning 7-5 6-4 to reach the quarter finals […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rune wins Dimitrov slog to reach Monte Carlo quarters

WHEN you had to play your Round of 32 match earlier in the day following rain suspension from the previous day, the last thing you want is an epic struggle, but that was exactly the case for Dane Holger Rune who needed three and half hours to get past Grigor Dimitrov and reach the Monte […]

Demon dash – Aussie races into second round

TOP-RANKED Australian Alex de Minaur was at his brutal best, making light work of Swiss Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka to reach the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in a flurry. Needing just 63 minutes against the wildcard, de Minaur won 6-3 6-0, including the last eight games of the match. Wasting no […]

Struff that! German’s Monte Carlo magic

BIG serving German Jan-Lennard Struff has left the Monte Carlo Masters crowd shocked after producing an all-time comeback against Argentinian Sebastian Baez. Heading in as the underdog against the South American who had already collected two clay court titles this season, Struff fought back from 6-1 5-2 down in the second set to win 10 […]

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 […]

Indian Wells D3 wrap: Ons we go for Volynets

AMERICAN wildcard Katie Volynets caused the upset of Indian Wells so far, taking down Tunisian sixth seed Ons Jabeur in straight sets. Jabeur has struggled with injury and form in 2024, and in her first match of the WTA 1000 event, was no match or the red-hot world number 131, with Volynets winning 6-4 6-4. […]

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