Nadal hopes to be ready for 'special' Federer clash
A hurting Rafael Nadal is "hopeful" he'll be ready Saturday to renew his rivalry with Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters. The longtime foes have amassed 37 Grand Slam titles between them -- Federer with 20 and Nadal with 17 -- and built a unique relationship over 15 years and…
Federer wins 'special' 100th title by beating Tsitsipas
Roger Federer wrote another "special" page of history as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday at the Dubai Championships to win the 100th title of his career. The 20-time Grand Slam winner claimed a record eighth trophy at the Aviation Club. The Swiss second seed was untouchable throughout much of the 69-minute final…
Tsitsipas wins Open 13 Provence final
Stefanos Tsitsipas claimed his first ATP title of the year with victory in the Open 13 Provence final in Marseille. The Greek top seed, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals earlier this year, overcame Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-5 7-6 (5) in just under two hours. Kukushkin survived an early break point in the match…
Australian Open winner Osaka leaps to No.1
Naomi Osaka, winner of the Australian Open, has jumped to the top of women's tennis with her beaten opponent Petra Kvitova rising to second in Monday's WTA rankings.
Djokovic mauls Nadal for seventh Australian Open title
Novak Djokovic outplayed Rafael Nadal 6/3, 6/2, 6/3 to win his seventh Australian Open title and 15th Grand Slam crown yesterday. The contest lasted just two hours five minutes to give Djokovic a 28 to 25 lead in his 53rd career meeting with Nadal. It was also the eighth time they were meeting in a…
Nadal slams door on next generation at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal slammed the door on the next generation by defeating 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6/2; 6/4; 6/0 to reach his fifth Australian Open finals in Melbourne. It was a superlative performance that lasted one hour and 46 minutes in Rod Laver Arena. The great expectations preceding the match found justification when Tsitsipas took…
Epic Serena match left me drained, says Pliskova
Karolina Pliskova's miracle Australian Open comeback against Serena Williams left her physically and mentally drained for Thursday's semi-final loss to Naomi Osaka, the Czech seventh seed said Thursday.
Japan's Osaka feeling no pressure as Open semi looms
Japan's Naomi Osaka said she felt another Grand Slam title was close after routing an injured Elina Svitolina to reach the Australian Open semi-finals Wednesday.
Beaten Serena hails Pliskova's 'crazy' Open comeback
Serena Williams denied choking after falling victim to one of the greatest ever comebacks Wednesday, saying she was powerless as Czech foe Karolina Pliskova "just went crazy" and stormed into the Australian Open semi-finals.