Tuesday October 17 2017

Tennis

  • October 11, 2017

    Sensational Nadal shines in Shanghai

    Rafael Nadal began his quest for a record 31st ATP 1000 title with a comfortable straight-sets victory over a spirited Jared Donaldson at the Shanghai Masters. Heading into the event in China, the world number one is locked on 30 Masters titles with Novak Djokovic, but he has the opportunity...

  • October 11, 2017

    Kyrgios fined after controversial Shanghai exit

    Nick Kyrgios has been stripped of his prize money at the Shanghai Masters and fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct after another controversial retirement. The Australian quit midway through his match with Steve Johnson on Tuesday, citing illness and a shoulder injury for his decision. Kyrgios walked off court after losing the...

  • October 5, 2017

    Nadal outclasses Khachanov to reach last eight

    Rafael Nadal ominously dispatched Karen Khachanov in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open on Thursday. The world number one saved two match points in his first-round victory over Lucas Pouille in Beijing, but sealed a more commanding 6-3 6-3 win over the unseeded Khachanov. Aside from a shaky start...

  • August 21, 2017

    Nadal back as number one, after three year absence

    Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the world number one for the first time in three years in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday. The Spaniard, who learned he was going to reclaim the ATP summit a week ago, last topped the men’s charts in July 2014. The 31-year-old Spaniard,...

  • July 31, 2017

    Djokovic´s 10-year stay in top four comes to an end

    Novak Djokovic dropped out of the top four in the world rankings for the first time in a decade on Monday. The 12-time grand slam champion last week announced that he will not play again this year due to an elbow injury. Djokovic retired from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych...

  • July 26, 2017

    Djokovic to miss remainder of 2017

    Novak Djokovic will miss the US Open after confirming he will sit out the rest of the 2017 season due to an elbow injury. Djokovic was trailing 6-7 (2-7) 0-2 in the second set of his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych this month when the Serbian was forced to retire. After...

  • July 17, 2017

    I can play till 40, Federer warns rivals

    Buoyed by his record-setting eighth Wimbledon title, Roger Federer warned rivals Monday that he could play until he’s 40, spearheading a late-life era of supremacy alongside Rafael Nadal. Federer eased past injury-hit Marin Cilic to become the oldest Wimbledon men’s champion of the modern era on Sunday, breaking the tie...

  • July 15, 2017

    Garbine Muguruza Defeats Venus Williams to win Wimbledon women’s final

    Venezuela-born Spaniard Muguruza romped to a 7-5, 6-0 victory, adding her second Grand Slam to the French Open title she won in 2016. In the first women’s final played under the Centre Court roof at Wimbledon, Muguruza proved too strong for Venus, who was looking to win her sixth SW19...

  • July 11, 2017

    Venus becomes oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist for 23 years

    Venus Williams became the oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist for 23 years as the five-time champion brushed aside French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 on Tuesday. Aged 37, Williams’ 73-minute masterclass on Centre Court made her the most senior player to reach the last four since Martina Navratilova in 1994. The...

  • June 28, 2017

    Paolo Maldini’s professional tennis debut ends in lopsided defeat

    Former footballer Paolo Maldini’s professional tennis debut ended in defeat at the Aspria Tennis Cup in Milan. The Italy and AC Milan great earned a wild card into the doubles event at the ATP Challenger tournament — one level below the main tour — after winning a qualifier with partner...

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