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Casper Ruud’s alarming slump continues, after painful Miami defeat overnight

Casper Ruud of Norway reacts during a match against Ilya Ivashka during the Miami Open held at Hard Rock Stadium on March 24, 2023 in Miami Gardens,...

The world no. 4, twice a Major finalist over the last twelve months, has slipped to a 5-6 win-loss record on what has quickly proven an arduous start to the season following a rough three-set defeat by Botic van de Zandschulp overnight in Miami – dropping over 500 ranking points as his struggles with form persist. Continue reading “Casper Ruud’s alarming slump continues, after painful Miami defeat overnight”

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Wimbledon 2022 — Day 14: Djokovic recovers to outlast Kyrgios in four sets, clinches 21st Major

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning match point against Nick Kyrgios of Australia during their Men's Singles Final match on day fourteen of...

After all the controversy, drama, pressure and tension following him for countless months, Novak Djokovic can finally breathe again. The 35-year-old recovered from a set down for the third straight match, defending his Wimbledon title for a third consecutive year, outworking and outsmarting maiden finalist Nick Kyrgios in an entertaining four-set win on Centre Court. Continue reading “Wimbledon 2022 — Day 14: Djokovic recovers to outlast Kyrgios in four sets, clinches 21st Major”

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Wimbledon 2022 – Day 10: Nadal-Kyrgios, Rybakina-Halep semis confirmed after whirlwind wins

Rafael Nadal of Spain plays against Taylor Fritz of The United States during their Men's Singles Quarter Final match on day ten of The Championships...

Rafael Nadal produced a vintage comeback while physically compromised to sting Taylor Fritz in their five-set quarter-final battle, after Elena Rybakina rallied from a set down, overwhelming Ajla Tomljanovic to punch her ticket into a maiden Major semi-final – where she’ll play Amanda Anisimova’s conqueror and 2019 champion Simona Halep on Thursday. Continue reading “Wimbledon 2022 – Day 10: Nadal-Kyrgios, Rybakina-Halep semis confirmed after whirlwind wins”

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Wimbledon 2022 – Days 7-8: Nine maiden quarterfinalists in men, women’s singles draws

Taylor Fritz celebrates winning the match against Jason Kubler on day eight of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and...

While defending champion Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal remain on course for a much-anticipated rematch of their French Open quarter-final, there are ten players into the last-eight at SW19 for the first time across both draws, including Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz and Jannik Sinner, who extinguished Carlos Alcaraz’s aspirations in an entertaining four-set battle. Continue reading “Wimbledon 2022 – Days 7-8: Nine maiden quarterfinalists in men, women’s singles draws”

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Miami Open: Medvedev masterclass overwhelms Murray’s mettle in straight-sets

Daniil Medvedev of Russia returns a shot to Andy Murray of Great Britain during the 2022 Miami Open presented by Ita├║ at Hard Rock Stadium on March...

The second-round curse has unfortunately continued for Andy Murray, who worked hard and produced some brilliant shots but wasn’t able to play at his best against world no. 2 Daniil Medvedev en route to a 6-4, 6-2 defeat in Miami. The Russian, most recently a runner-up at this year’s Australian Open, will play Spain’s Pedro Martinez for a place in the last-16 after the 24-year-old knocked off Chile’s seeded Cristian Garin [27] 7-6, 6-2 elsewhere later on Saturday. Continue reading “Miami Open: Medvedev masterclass overwhelms Murray’s mettle in straight-sets”

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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: Djokovic, Barty and Kerber all win, Rublev and Swiatek out”