Archive for the ‘Sports/Tennis’ Category

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime battles into 3rd round at Australian Open

Thursday, January 20th, 2022
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Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) on Thursday in the second round of the Australian Open.

Nadal cruises past Hanfmann to advance to 3rd round at Australian Open

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Rafael Nadal has moved into the third round with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over 126th-ranked German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann.

Canada’s Shapovalov overcomes errors to defeat Djere in opening match at Australian Open

Sunday, January 16th, 2022
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Canada's Denis Shapovalov overcame shaky moments and worked through a slew of unforced errors to defeat Serbia's Laslo Djere 7-6(3), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3) in the first round at the Australian Open Monday.

‘Don’t go to jail over Djokovic’: Questions remain despite tennis star’s court victory

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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On the latest episode of the CBC Sports video series Bring It In, host Morgan Campbell is joined by Meghan McPeak and Dave Zirin to discuss Novak Djokovic's court victory, positive COVID-19 result and the protests in Australia surrounding his case.

Novak Djokovic wins court appeal of Australia visa cancellation

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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An Australian judge has reinstated tennis star Novak Djokovic's visa, which was cancelled last week because he is unvaccinated.

Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov victories help Canada claim 1st ATP Cup title

Sunday, January 9th, 2022
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Felix Auger-Aliassime clinched the ATP Cup title for Canada on Sunday in Sydney, Australia with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 singles victory over Roberto Bautista Agut to give his country an insurmountable 2-0 lead against Spain.

Novak Djokovic languishes in detention hotel, fighting deportation over COVID-19 vaccination status

Friday, January 7th, 2022
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Regardless of who made an error on the visa or the vaccination waiver, the reality Friday for top-seeded tennis player Novak Djokovic was spending one of his important religious holidays — Orthodox Christmas — in an Australian detention hotel working on his challenge against deportation.

Swiatek cruises past Canada’s Fernandez, to face Azarenka in Adelaide

Thursday, January 6th, 2022
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Defending champion Iga Swiatek made short work of U.S. Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez in a dominant 6-1 6-2 win at the Adelaide International on Thursday to set up a quarter-final against two-times Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka.

Shapovalov, Auger-Aliassime keep Canada in semifinal hunt at ATP Cup

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
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Dan Evans gave Britain an early lead over Canada by beating Denis Shapovalov at the ATP Cup on Tuesday, but Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Cameron Norrie and teamed with Shapovalov to beat Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury in the deciding doubles match.

No Novak yet but rest of tennis prepares for Australian Open

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
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While the "will he or won't he?" question remains for No. 1 Novak Djokovic and his participation in the Australian Open, the rest of the tennis world returns to work this week to prepare for the season's first major beginning Jan. 17 at Melbourne Park.