Madrid Open: Murray overcomes Shapovalov late, after Draper and Raducanu crash out

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates after winning a point in their second round match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada during day six of Mutua...

Andy Murray picked his moments against an erratic Denis Shapovalov display to set up a first meeting in almost five-and-a-half years with familiar foe Novak Djokovic, securing successive ATP victories for the first time since January. Beforehand, British young duo Jack Draper and Emma Raducanu suffered contrasting three-set defeats as this year’s Madrid Open continues. Continue reading

Murray’s R1 Madrid Open win over Thiem should also give Austrian some perspective

Dominic Thiem of Austria shakes hands with Andy Murray of Great Britain after their First Round match on day five of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja...

Playing only his fourth match of 2022 after enduring a troublesome year packed with persistent injuries, the US Open champion showed enough in his 6-3, 6-4 defeat to be happy about, against a legendary Major winner who turns 35 later this month but has persisted when things looked increasingly ominous, having himself struggled with injuries for over a half decade now. Continue reading

ATP describes Wimbledon’s impending ban of Russian, Belarusian players as discrimination

Daniil Medvedev in action during his mens singles' fourth round match against Hubert Hurkacz on day eight of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis...

After announcing their controversial decision earlier today, Wimbledon chiefs have been accused of discrimination after banning Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s Championships – direct sanctions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This would mean players such as Daniil Medvedev, Aryna Sabalenka and Andrey Rublev wouldn’t be allowed to compete.
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ATP Dubai: Vesely ousts Djokovic in quarters, Medvedev confirmed as new world no. 1

Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely celebrates after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their quarter-final match at the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis...

After emerging unscathed through two qualifying rounds to reach the Dubai main draw, then beating both Marin Cilic and Roberto Bautista Agut (#8) in straight-sets, Jiri Vesely’s week went from commendable to masterful after an inspired showing against Novak Djokovic, winning 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to knock the 20-time Grand Slam champion off his perch as the world’s best player. Continue reading

Rotterdam Open 2022: Auger-Aliassime beats Tsitsipas to clinch his first ATP title

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada in action during the final match in singles against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at the 49th ABN AMRO World Tennis...

Having held an unwanted 0-8 record in ATP finals, the ninth time proved the charm for Australian Open quarter-finalist Felix Auger-Aliassime. Having recovered from losing a first set tiebreak to knock out the defending champion Andrey Rublev in the semi-finals, he then dropped just six games against French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s final.
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US Open 2021: Alcaraz stuns Tsitsipas in five-set classic as Day 5 excites

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates match point against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during his Men's Singles third round match on Day Five at USTA...

Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz produced a masterful display, full of peaks and troughs, en route to a historic five-set win over Stefanos Tsitsipas (#3) – reaching his first fourth round at a Grand Slam, becoming the youngest to do so since 1992. Elsewhere, Naomi Osaka (#3) and Andrey Rublev (#5) were among the seeds to fall, on a day that certainly didn’t disappoint.
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US Open 2021: Rublev, Medvedev win but Ruud stunned in four sets on rainy Day 3

Russians ruled supreme on day three, as there were straight-sets victories for Daniil Medvedev (#2) and Daria Kasatkina (#25), while Andrey Rublev (#5) had a fiery response after relinquishing three set points to oust Spain’s Pablo Martínez in four. There were also comfortable wins for Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep while defending champ Naomi Osaka had a walkover. Continue reading

Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic, Barty and Kerber all win, Rublev and Swiatek out

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning against Chile's Cristian Garin during their men's singles fourth round match on the seventh day of the...

Manic Monday certainly lived up to the billing, as Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber navigated past bullish opponents with straight-set wins on Centre Court while Ons Jabeur (#21) and unseeded Hungarian Marton Fucsovics provided surprise results to knock out Iga Swiatek (#7) and Andrey Rublev (#5) respectively. Afterwards, there was more drama… Continue reading

Wimbledon 2021: Key wins for Jabeur and Korda, Shapovalov ends Murray’s run

Denis Shapovalov of Canada celebrates after winning match point during his men's singles third round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on...

Ons Jabeur recovered from a set down to knock out 2017 Wimbledon titlist Garbine Muguruza, tournament debutant Sebastian Korda rode the wave of momentum well enough to oust Britain’s no. 1 Dan Evans in four sets before another youngster – tenth seed Denis Shapovalov – oozed quality as he ruthlessly ended the hopes of a favourite in Andy Murray on Centre Court. Continue reading