Posts Tagged "Tennis"

Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Boris Becker are among Wimbledon’s three most dominating players. Yet relative unknowns Sergiy Stakhovsky, George Bastl and Peter Doohan are the unlikely trio who had shock wins over these fearsome champions at the All England Club.

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Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall was just two months shy of his 40th birthday when he reached the last of his Slam finals – the 1974 US Open – by far the oldest in the sport’s history.

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Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival.

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With Roger Federer’s win over Rafael Nadal at Shanghai, next on the ATP tour is Basel and immediately after that the Paris Rolex Masters and the year ending Nitto ATP Finals.

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Our Nick has done it again.

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Nick Kyrgios has been fined almost $A40,000 by the ATP on Wednesday after walking off the court during his opening match at the Shanghai Masters a day earlier.

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Nick Kyrgios faces the prospect of another season-ending ban after branding an official “a joke” before sensationally quitting his first-round match at the Shanghai Masters.

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Rafael Nadal’s win in the China Open continues an amazing year for the Spanish champion, and an unforgettable year for tennis.

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Rafael Nadal is urging Nick Kyrgios to “keep going” after consigning the combustible Australian to an explosive straight-sets loss in the China Open final.

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Nick Kyrgios has kept alive his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals by beating Alexander Zverev to reach the final of the China Open in Beijing.

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Youngster Alexander Zverev has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time after a stunning 2017 season.

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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray – these players are popularly known as the Big 4 of tennis, having won 19, 16, 12 and 3 Glad Slams respectively.

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At a time when Australian tennis is looking for a role model, Ashleigh Barty might just be the one.

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US Open Champion and World Number 1 Rafa Nadal with 9465 points has a comfortable lead over second ranked Roger Federer, who has 7505 points.

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The inaugural Laver Cup, between teams Europe and World, was played from September 22-24 in Prague. The teams were captained by legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

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Nick Kyrgios has always intrigued me as a tennis player, mostly because he basically admits that he doesn’t want to be a tennis player.

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Nick Kyrgios had one match point but it was Roger Federer who ultimately prevailed 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 11-9 to clinch the inaugural Laver Cup for Europe.

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The history of the Lacoste clothing line dates back to the 1920s, when the American press nicknamed Jean Rene Lacoste ‘The Crocodile’ after he said he had been promised a crocodile-skin suitcase if he won an important match.

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Australia will have to wait at least another twelve months for another shot at Davis Cup glory after they blew a 2-1 lead to go down to Belgium in the Davis Cup semi-finals on Monday morning (AEST).

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Steve Darcis has proved to be Australia’s Davis Cup nemesis yet again as Belgium sealed a place in November’s final against France with a 3-2 win in Brussels.

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