Archive for the ‘Sports/Tennis’ Category

Federer, Djokovic pair up for 1st time, lose doubles match at Laver Cup

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic played together for the first time on the first day of the Laver Cup, losing to Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock in doubles. Djokovic drilled Federer in the lower back with a forehand in the third game of the match, but the two stars said it was fun being on the same side of the net for the first time.

U.S. Open umpire handed 2-tourney ban after on-court run-in with Kyrgios

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Mohamed Lahyani, the chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match has been suspended for two tournaments by the ATP.

Milos Raonic seals Canada’s Davis Cup victory over the Netherlands

Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Milos Raonic dispatched Scott Griekspoor in three sets to give Canada a 3-1 win over the Netherlands on Sunday afternoon in their Davis Cup world group qualification playoff at Toronto.

Toronto’s Nestor enters Canada’s Tennis Hall of Fame in hometown

Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Daniel Nestor was inducted into Canada's Tennis Hall of Fame in an on-court ceremony Sunday afternoon at the Davis Cup tie in his hometown of Toronto.

Chair umpire Ramos hands Cilic warning for slamming racket

Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Chair umpire Carlos Ramos issued a code violation to Croatia after Marin Cilic slammed his racket to the clay and mangled the frame during a Davis Cup loss to Sam Querrey of the United States in Zadar, Croatia, on Sunday.

Daniel Nestor ends Davis Cup career with loss to the Netherlands

Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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The final match of Daniel Nestor's Davis Cup career did not go as planned. Nestor and partner Vasek Pospisil suffered a four-set loss to Matwe Middelkoop and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands on Saturday as Canada dropped to a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup tie.

Raonic’s straight-set win gives Canada quick 1-0 lead in Davis Cup tie

Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Milos Raonic beat Thiemo de Bakker in three sets to give Canada a 1-0 advantage over the Netherlands on Friday in the first rubber of their Davis Cup draw.

U.S. Open umpire focusing on ‘working again,’ not Serena controversy

Friday, September 14th, 2018
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The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is pleased to be getting back to work. Carlos Ramos is assigned to the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the United States this weekend in Zadar.

Raonic’s return big boost to Canada’s Davis Cup hopes

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Milos Raonic will play in his first Davis Cup tie since 2015 when he takes the court against Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands on Friday afternoon.

‘The world has just gone crazy’: Cartoonist, newspaper defend Serena Williams caricature

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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An Australian newspaper is defending its cartoonist Mark Knight's depiction of Serena Williams at the U.S. Open. The cartoon drew widespread criticism for reducing the tennis star to "racist" and "sexist" tropes. Knight has since deleted his social media accounts.