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Federer, Zverev lead the way as Team Europe ‘retain’ Laver Cup

Aussies in cruise control at Wuhan Open CHICAGO, Sept 24, (Agencies): Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev won clutch singles matches as Team Europe beat Team World 13-8 to retain the Laver Cup on the third and final day of action in the international tournament in Chicago on Sunday. Federer’s hard-fought …

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Governing body defends umpire after Serena flap

Australia paper defends Williams cartoon despite outrage LONDON, Sept 11, (Agencies): The International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the US Open final, saying his “decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.” Williams was cited by Carlos Ramos three times …

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Nadal ‘bagelled’ but survives Thiem test

Del Potro ends American men’s champ hopes NEW YORK, Sept 5, (AFP): Defending champion Rafael Nadal survived an epic US Open quarter-final confrontation to defeat battling ninth seed Dominic Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5) and reach the semifinals for the seventh time. In a gripping 4-hour 49-minute …

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Federer booted out by Millman

Nole, Nishikori through NEW YORK, Sept 4, (AFP): Five-time champion Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open on Monday, stunned by 55th-ranked Australian John Millman who booked a quarter-final clash with Serbian star Novak Djokovic. Millman’s 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) triumph scuppered a blockbuster last-four meeting between …

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Nadal, Del Potro into US Open last-eight

Isner on track NEW YORK, Sept 3, (AFP): Defending champion Rafael Nadal on Sunday reached the US Open quarter-finals for the eighth time where he will face Dominic Thiem, one of only three men to defeat him in 2018. World number one Nadal saw off a battling Nikoloz Basilashvili, the …

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Wawrinka fights back to knock out Kyrgios, Djokovic eases to victory

Azarenka breezes into the second round of Montreal event TORONTO, Aug 8, (AFP): Stan Wawrinka put his comeback from knee surgery back on track with a 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 comeback win over Nick Kyrgios in the Toronto Masters first round on Tuesday, while Novak Djokovic eased to victory. Three-time Grand …

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Federer, Serena stroll, Woz crashes

Venus rallies past Dulgheru LONDON, July 4, (AFP): Roger Federer extended his flawless winning streak at Wimbledon to 26 consecutive sets as the defending champion crushed Lukas Lacko, while Serena Williams powered to her 16th successive win in Wednesday’s second round action. While Federer and Serena strolled, Caroline Wozniacki suffered …

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Del Potro ends Federer run for title – Osaka tops Kasatkina to win first title

INDIAN WELLS, United States, March 19, (AFP): Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro stunned top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (8/10), 7-6 (7/2) Sunday to win his first Indian Wells title and second consecutive ATP crown. The 29-year-old from Argentina handed Federer his first match defeat of 2018 and …

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Germany on track for first Hopman final in 20 years

Kyrgios advances in Brisbane; Halep secures top Melbourne seed PERTH, Australia, Jan 3, (Agencies): Germany are poised for a first Hopman Cup final appearance in more than 20 years after a resurgent Angelique Kerber helped lead them to a 3-0 win over Canada in Perth on Wednesday. The last time …

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Uncontested, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber elected Arab Tennis Federation chief

CAIRO, Oct 28, (KUNA): Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdullah of Kuwait was elected on Friday, by acclamation, as chairman of the Arab Tennis Federation for a four-year term, 2017-2021. In a statement to KUNA, Sheikh Ahmad, who is chairman of the Kuwait Tennis Federation (KTF), said the meeting of the Arab …

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