Grand Slam
Sports  /  Published 30.09.20

French Open: Scare and an epic victory

Novak Djokovic got his quest for an 18th Grand Slam title back on track as he commenced his French Open campaign with a drama-free 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Mikael Ymer on Tuesday. Czech second seed...
By Agencies in Paris

Sports  /  Published 29.09.20

Rafael Nadal wraps it up, Thiem advances

Claycourt master Rafael Nadal started his quest for a record-extending 13th French Open title with a straightforward 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 first-round win against Belarusian Egor Gerasimov on Monday. The Spa...
By Reuters in Paris

Sports  /  Published 27.09.20

Thiem aims to serve a surprise in Nadal lair

 French Open organisers have had enough problems dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, the dwindling number of fans on site and inclement weather but they face another controversy— criticism ...
By Agencies in Paris

Sports  /  Published 21.09.20

Nadal out of Italian Open, eyes on French Open

Rafa Nadal refused to make excuses for his shock defeat by Diego Schwartzman in the quarter finals of the Italian Open, insisting that his focus is now on fine-tuning his game ahead of the French Open...
By Reuters in Rome

Sports  /  Published 15.09.20

Dominic Thiem wins US Open

A US Open unlike any other finished unlike any other — with an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker as Dominic Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the final after dropping the opening tw...
By New York Times News Service , Agencies in


Sports  /  Published 15.09.20

Novak: Will move on but default a big lesson

Nadal has offered some sympathy for Djokovic after his shock default. “The consequences have been always the same. Nothing new on that. Novak was unlucky. The rules says clearly that’s a ...
By AP in Rome

Sports  /  Published 14.09.20

Won’t be miserable for long: Azarenka

US Open runner up Victoria Azarenka, Having clawed her way back after years of setbacks in her career and personal life, said on Saturday that she wouldn’t let her three-set loss to Naomi Osaka ...
By Reuters in New York

Sports  /  Published 14.09.20

Feet on ground, star reclaims sky

Naomi Osaka had just come back to secure her second United States Open singles title. She had tapped rackets with Victoria Azarenka, thanked the chair umpire and consulted with a WTA Tour media offici...
By Christopher Clarey in

Sports  /  Published 13.09.20

Thiem vs Zverev to give Grand Slam a new look, a new champion

His beautiful one-handed backhand with its baroque follow-through gets much of the attention, but his forehand does most of the damage, and that proved true once more under duress against Medvedev. T...
By Christopher Clarey in

Sports  /  Published 12.09.20

24th major eludes Serena again

If age, as Serena Williams keeps saying, is just a number, then so is 24. That has been her clearly stated target since she returned to the game in 2018, after giving birth to her daughter, Olympia. ...
By Christopher Clarey in


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