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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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Indian Wells: James Blake’s supportive words for injury doubt Raducanu, before her Kovinic clash

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain during practice on Day 3 of the 2023 BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 08, 2023 in Indian...

Emma Raducanu’s participation at this year’s Indian Wells Masters 1000 event looked in serious jeopardy, having withdrawn from scheduled tournaments and exhibitions on the eve of the competition. She’s received some positive words of support before her first-round match against Danka Kovinic later today (from 8pm BST), from the Miami Open tournament director and former world no. 4. Continue reading “Indian Wells: James Blake’s supportive words for injury doubt Raducanu, before her Kovinic clash”

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Miami Open: Alcaraz ascends to rally past Ruud, wins historic maiden Masters 1000 title

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain poses with the Butch Buchholz Trophy after defeating Casper Ruud of Norway in the Men's Singles final during the Miami Open...

US Open quarter-finalist Carlos Alcaraz made history in Miami, becoming their youngest ever champion and equally the third-youngest player ever to win a title at Masters 1000 level after recovering from 1-4 down in set one, beating Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-4 – capping an unforgettable fortnight for the Spanish teenager, who will rise to world no. 11 in tomorrow’s rankings update. Continue reading “Miami Open: Alcaraz ascends to rally past Ruud, wins historic maiden Masters 1000 title”

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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”