Monte Carlo 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas tames in-form Dan Evans in straight sets

Stefanos Tsitsipas (#4) will play either Andrey Rublev (#6) or rising Norwegian Casper Ruud in tomorrow’s Monte Carlo Masters 1000 Final and certainly hope it’s third time lucky, after needing just 68 minutes to end Dan Evans’ red-hot tournament – an impressive 6-2, 6-1 win.
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Monte Carlo 2021: Daniil Medvedev withdraws after positive COVID-19 test

Daniil Medvedev of Russia returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in their quarterfinal match of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on...

Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev (#2) won’t have the opportunity to improve upon his 2019 result – a semi-final finish in Monaco – after withdrawing from the Masters 1000 tournament, after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier today. Lucky loser Juan Ignacio Londero takes his place, and will play Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic for a place in round three tomorrow.  Continue reading

Qatar Open: Nikoloz Basilashvili’s dream comes true, topples Federer in three sets

Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia celebrates victory in his quarter final match with Roger Federer of Switzerland in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at...

Having come back from a set down to win for the second time this week, Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili described his three-set triumph (3-6, 6-1, 7-5) over a fatigued Roger Federer as unbelievable – saving a match point against the tournament’s second seed in Doha. Up next is Taylor Fritz, who similarly recovered to beat world no. 11 Denis Shapovalov earlier on. Continue reading

Qatar Open: Roger Federer beats Dan Evans in three-set thriller after 405 days out

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his match against Dan Evans of Great Britain on Day 3 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Khalifa...

It wasn’t easy, but 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer made his return one to saviour for the socially distanced fans watching on: involved in a high-quality clash after a 405-day absence from competitive tennis while producing multiple impressive moments en route to a 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 win over Britain’s Dan Evans (#28) in the last-16 of this year’s Qatar Open in Doha.
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Australian Open 2021: Djokovic defiantly breaks Medvedev’s spirit, retains his crown again

Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup as he celebrates victory in his Men’s Singles Final match against Daniil Medvedev of...

The pressure and weight of expectation was on his shoulders, but world number one Novak Djokovic relished the challenge as his big-match experience showed. He made quick work of an in-form Daniil Medvedev to reign supreme again in Melbourne, lifting a ninth Australian Open title after a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 victory, ending the Russian’s 20-match winning streak with aplomb. Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady, wins fourth Grand Slam title

Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning her Women’s Singles Final match against Jennifer Brady of the United...

Naomi Osaka (#3) clinched her fourth Grand Slam title and second Australian Open triumph with a 6-4, 6-3 win against first-time finalist Jennifer Brady (#22), while extending her win streak to 21 straight. As a result, she becomes the first female to win four singles titles since Maria Sharapova in 2012, and youngest to do so since Monica Seles won the Australian Open in 1992.
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Australian Open 2021: Medvedev ruthlessly crushes Tsitsipas, into second Slam final

Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts as he plays against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their men's singles semi-final match on day twelve of the...

Daniil Medvedev (#4) produced some exquisite shot-making and was relentless to subdue a partisan crowd at the Rod Laver Arena, surviving a late third set wobble to win 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 against Stefanos Tsitsipas (#5) – booking his place in Sunday’s final against defending champion Novak Djokovic, extending his win streak to 20 tour matches in just over two hours.
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Australian Open 2021: Djokovic ends Karatsev’s remarkable run in straight sets

Novak Djokovic of Serbia waves to the crowd following victory in his Men’s Singles Semifinals match against Aslan Karatsev of Russia during day 11 of...

World no. 1 Novak Djokovic produced his best performance of this year’s tournament so far to knock out fearless qualifer Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in just under two hours – booking a ninth Australian Open Final, where he’ll play either an in-form Daniil Medvedev (#4) or Rafael Nadal’s conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas (#5) on Sunday as he looks to again retain his title in Melbourne.
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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams, earns another Final berth

Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates a point in her Women’s Singles Semifinals match against Serena Williams of the United States during day 11 of the...

Naomi Osaka (#3) recovered from a sluggish start, down an early break and needing to save points to avoid a 3-0 deficit, to beat Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4 in an hour 15 minutes as fans returned, watching in awe as the 23-year-old once again put her idol’s aspirations for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title on ice – booking another Final appearance this weekend. Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Barty knocked out, Tsitsipas’ resiliency helps him topple Nadal

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World number one Ashleigh Barty was stunned in three sets against Karolina Muchova (#25), second seed Rafael Nadal relinquished a two-set advantage as Stefanos Tsitsipas (#5) ended his tournament after a gruelling four-hour battle, while there were big wins for Daniil Medvedev (#4) and Jennifer Brady (#22) elsewhere on another unpredictable day of tennis in Melbourne. 

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