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Stan the Man too good for Sir Andy

FANS were treated to a battle of Grand Slam champions in the opening round of Roland Garros overnight, with 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka proving too strong for Great Britain’s Sir Andy Murray. The Swiss veteran won 6-4 6-4 6-2 in what will likely be the last time the pair meet on the French […]

Rafa reigns supreme over plucky Bergs

SPANISH superstar Rafael Nadal was forced to fight back from a set down to overcome determined Belgian qualifier Zizou Bergs in the first round of the Rome Masters overnight. The former world number one is a 10-time champion at the event and only lost one of his past 18 opening round matches in the Italian […]

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 […]

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, […]

Indian Wells D4 wrap: Gael storms into Pole’s position

FRENCH veteran Gael Monfils has enjoyed a career resurgence in 2024, and that continued in the second round of Indian Wells when he stunned eighth seeded Pole, Hubert Hurkacz. The 37-year-old Monfils bagelled the unsuspecting Hurkacz in the first set, and after losing the second in a tiebreaker stepped back ip to the plate to […]

Indian Wells D2 wrap: Raducanu sets up Yastremska clash

THE most recent qualifiers to go deep in Grand Slams are set for a second round blockbuster clash at Indian Wells after US Open winner Emma Raducanu pushed past her first round opponent. The British youngster defeated Spanish qualifier Rebeka Masarova to reach Ukranian Dayana Yastremska in the Round of 64, with Yastremska recently reaching […]

2024 Indian Wells ATP preview

KNOWN as “The Fifth Slam”, Indian Wells is the most prestigious tennis tournament outside the four majors. Held in the Californian desert, Indian Wells boasts massive fields of 96 men and 96 women battling it out from a shared prize pool of $9 million USD. Today both singles draws were released and we take a […]

Hubi survives Lehecka scare in Rotterdam

AN EPIC third set tiebreaker saw fourth seed Hubert Hurkacz survive an almighty scare from Czech talent Jiri Lehecka to reach the Round of 16 at the ABN AMRO Open in Rotterdam. The pair went to back-to-back tiebreakers lasting 20 points apiece, before the Pole finally saluted, 6-3 6-7 7-6. In a match that lasted […]

Darderi joins Italian young guns in top 100

ITALIAN 21-year-old Luciano Darderi broke through for his maiden ATP Tour title in Cordoba over the weekend, winning the ATP 250 event to rise up an incredible 60 places on the world rankings. Darderi became the sixth Italian inside the top 100, and fifth aged 22 or under in what shapes as a blossoming future […]

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