Round-up: Alcaraz, Ruud stunned in straight-sets, Kasatkina outwits Raducanu in Ostrava and more

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain in action against Daria Kasatkina of Russia during her first round match on Day 2 of the Agel Open at Ostravar Arena...

On a day where two of the world’s top male players both crashed out in the first-round of their respective tournaments, Emma Raducanu acquitted herself well but costly errors late in both sets saw her ultimately lose a competitive clash to Daria Kasatkina. Daniil Medvedev dropped just four games, while Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios excelled on his return to action too. Continue reading

Wimbledon 2022 – Day 9: Djokovic-Norrie, Maria-Jabeur semis set after four deciding set wins

Cameron Norrie of Great Britain celebrates after winning match point against David Goffin of Belgium during their Men's Singles Quarter Final match...

British no. 1 Cameron Norrie twice recovered from a set down to oust Belgium’s David Goffin, setting up a semi-final showdown with defending champ Novak Djokovic. The tournament’s top seed was in deep trouble against an inspired Jannik Sinner, but rallied from two sets down to keep his title defence alive. Afterwards, an emotional semi-final between close friends Tatjana Maria and Ons Jabeur was set after both came through contrasting three-set encounters. Continue reading

ATP Dubai: Djokovic’s long-awaited 2022 debut ends with straight-sets win over Musetti

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory against Lorenzo Musetti of Italy during day eight of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis at Dubai Duty Free Tennis...

It wasn’t as straightforward as the scoreline may suggest, but world no. 1 Novak Djokovic marked his highly-anticipated 2022 debut with a straight-sets win over exciting Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti in the night session at this year’s ATP Dubai – who memorably pushed him to the brink of a surprise Grand Slam defeat on Parisian clay at Roland Garros last summer. Continue reading

Australian Open 2022: Muguruza and Swiatek through, Ruud injured and more on Day 2

Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates after winning her first round singles match against Harriet Dart of Great Britain during day two of the 2022...

There were comfortable straight-set wins for multiple Grand Slam champions, including two title contenders in WTA Finals winner Garbine Muguruza and Iga Swiatek, while more seeds fell on Day 2 of this year’s Australian Open. Andy Murray made history after gritting through another five-set battle, while Nick Kyrgios and Emma Raducanu shone in the night session.
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US Open 2021: Olympic champs Zverev, Bencic progress as Raducanu wins on Day 2

Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates his victory over US player Sam Querrey during their 2021 US Open Tennis tournament men's singles first round...

Olympic champions Alexander Zverev and Belinda Bencic both got off to a winning start in straight-sets against Sam Querrey and Arantxa Rus respectively, while David Goffin (#27) and Karen Khachanov (#25) were among the seeds to fall within the men’s game. Elsewhere, there was a winning start for Emma Raducanu on her US Open main draw debut as Day 2 unfolded. Continue reading