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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tag: Tennis

The rise of ‘smart’ Daniil Medvedev

Understanding his abilities better has led the Russian to six consecutive final appearances.

Gauff salutes Federer’s words of wisdom

A pep-talk by 20-time Major winner has helped give the American teenager some perspective.

Teenage star Gauff reaches maiden WTA final

The 15-year-old describes her first WTA final as 'unreal'.

Djokovic predicts Tsitsipas will be world No 1 after shock defeat

Impressive 21 year-old has beaten the Serbian, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal this year.

Tsitsipas downs Zverev to set up China Open final with Thiem

The Greek star won in straight sets.

Osaka declares ‘I’m still here’ after ending long Andreescu run

The Japanese world No 4 jokes she is done playing the Canadian US Open winner.

Carreno Busta claims Chengdu crown

Carreno Busta withstood 31 aces from Alexander Bublik en route to his win.

Japan jokers sorry for saying tennis star Osaka ‘needs bleach’

Duo known as ‘A Masso’ also remarked Australian Open champ ‘is too sunburned’.

Nadal out of Laver Cup with hand injury

Rafael Nadal is very disappointed having to withdraw but will stay to support Team Europe.

Naomi Osaka ends title drought at home Pan Pacific Open

The former world No 1 overwhelmed Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in just over an hour.

Federer beats Kyrgios to put Europe ahead in Laver Cup

Roger Federer needed 3 sets to beat Nick Kyrgios to put Team Europe back in front in the Laver Cup.

Osaka advances to Pan Pacific final in home city

Naomi Osaka is glad to have made the final.

US rising star Kenin wins third WTA tennis title

Sofia Kenin needed 3 sets to beat Sam Stosur.

Federer happy for China to host Laver Cup

Roger Federer wants the Laver Cup to be hosted in cities that are excited about hosting the tournament.

Federer will not be ‘destroyed’ if Rafa reaches 20, says coach

Roger Federer has been re-energised as the GOAT (greatest of all time) player.

Pliskova qualifies for WTA Finals in Shenzhen

Pliskova will make her fourth appearance in the Oct 27- Nov 3 Finals which offer US$14 million in prize money.

Pliskova beats Martic in Zhengzhou to win her fourth title of...

Karolina Pliskova won 74% of her first service points, fired 7 aces and broke Petra Martic 4 times on her way to victory.

Martic sets up final with Pliskova at Zhengzhou Open

Karolina Pliskova’s win over Ajla Tomljanovic is her third of the year against the Australian.

WTA HK tennis postponed following protests

The Hong Kong Open is usually held at Victoria Park, one of the main gathering points for the mass protests in Hong Kong.

Osaka sacks her second coach of 2019

Jermain Jenkins was hired in February and only lasted seven months in the job.

India’s ‘survivor’ Nagal seeks support to stay afloat

Despite his battling display against Roger Federer, Sumit Nagal is still finding it hard to get sponsors on board.

Andreescu ‘not done yet’ after Grand Slam breakthrough

Andreescu has jumped to a career-high fifth in the world rankings after her US Open triumph.

Brazilian tennis player Matos handed life ban for match-fixing

Diego Matos was also found guilty of not cooperating with a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation.

Barty reclaims number one spot, Andreescu up to fifth

US Open winner Bianca Andreescu moves up to a career-high fifth after securing her first Grand Slam title.