New generation serves notice at Madrid Open
Dominic Thiem’s victory over Rafael Nadal portends more than the scores in their quarterfinal match. It was the same Thiem that halted Nadal’s streak in 2017 when he prevailed in Foro Italico Rome. His victory in Madrid evokes memories of John McEnroe halting Bjorn Borg’s consecutive Wimbledon titles in 1981; a feat that marked the…
Anderson first into Madrid Open semifinals
Kevin Anderson became the first player to reach the semi-finals of the on-going Madrid Open Tennis Championship when he defeated Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic, 7/6(3); 3/6; 6/3.
Sharapova handed Madrid Open wildcard
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has been handed a wildcard for the Madrid Open in May just weeks after completing a 15-month ban for doping, organisers confirmed on Wednesday.