Posts Tagged "Tennis"

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga has claimed his first ATP singles title in 18 months, battling past world number 11 David Goffin 4-6 6-4 6-1 in Rotterdam.

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Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson has always been seen as a hard grafter, but he copped a roasting after a straight sets loss in an ATP Tour event in Memphis.

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Dominic Thiem had an outstanding start to 2016, reaching the semi-final of the French Open and recording a career-high ranking of seven in June.

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Nick Kyrgios’ eight-week suspension from the ATP for “perceived lack of effort” after the Shanghai Open last year, was followed immediately by a decision that attracted less attention at the time.

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The first week back on the ATP World Tour after the Australian Open and Davis Cup has seen Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Victor Estrella Burgos claim titles.

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Daria Gavrilova will be out to reverse her fortunes and keep Australia alive in their Fed Cup tie against the Ukraine but standing in her way will be world No.13 Elina Svitolina. Join The Roar for live scores of the third rubber from 9pm (AEDT).

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Australia’s Jordan Thompson, coming off an Australian summer where he defeated David Ferrer and world number 37 Joao Souza, led Australia to a 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic at last weekend’s Davis Cup tie in Melbourne.

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World No.13 Elina Svitolina will be looking to power the Ukraine to a Fed Cup victory, but standing in her way on Day 1 of the tie against Australia is Ashleigh Barty, who is in for a busy weekend. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the second rubber from 11:30pm (AEDT).

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Coming off a disappointing end to his 2016 season which was cut short by a niggling wrist injury, Rafael Nadal played some of the best tennis Australia has ever seen him play at the 2017 Australian Open.

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Roger Federer’s stunning win at this year’s Australian Open was a magnificent and unexpected addition to his legacy.

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Winning a grand slam event is a magnificent feat of physical and mental strength. Playing and winning seven five-set matches over a period of two weeks against the top 128 players of the world is not an easy feat.

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With two dead rubber reverse singles matches still to be played this afternoon, Australia have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup.

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Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt called on his doubles pairing John Peers and Sam Groth to make an statement and they responded with an emphatic victory to seal the Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic at Kooyong.

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Australia’s doubles combination of Sam Groth and John Peers will be out to finish their Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic’s Radek Stepanek and Zdenek Kolar, taking an unassailable lead in the doubles. Join The Roar for live scores from 12pm – midday (AEDT).

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We all know a lot about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

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Nick Kyrgios has his swagger back and Australia have a commanding 2-0 lead after a perfect opening day in their Davis Cup tie with the Czech Republic at Kooyong.

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Nick Kyrgios will be hoping for a relatively comfortable start to his 2017 Davis Cup campaign, taking on the Czech Republic’s Jan Satral in the second rubber at Kooyong. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from around 1pm (AEDT).

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The Australian Open may have just concluded last Sunday with Roger Federer winning his fifth title Down Under and 18th major title overall, but the Australian summer of tennis isn’t quite over – just yet.

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The Greatest of All Time – GOAT – is a debate in sport that inspires heated discussion and more often than not proves inconclusive.

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Legendary allrounder Kapil Dev maintains that there is no such thing as the “greatest of all time” (GOAT). He says one can always be best of a generation and it is not fair to compare across generations.

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