Archive for the ‘Sports/Tennis’ Category

Fabio Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo Masters

Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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On the clay courts where he once practised as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final.

Canadian women swept by top-ranked Czechs in Fed Cup play

Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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The Czech Republic won two matches Sunday to complete a 4-0 sweep of Canada in Fed Cup play at the Agrofert Arena in Prostejov. Canada will fall to the World Group II level for 2020 while the Czechs advanced to the World Group.

‘I had nothing to lose’: Fabio Fognini ousts Nadal to reach Monte-Carlo final

Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal his first defeat here since a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals.

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime out of Monte-Carlo Masters

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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German Alexander Zverev defeated Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime Wednesday in second-round action at the Monte-Carlo Masters men's tennis event.

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime wins opener at Monte-Carlo Masters

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime will get another crack at a top-10 player. The 18-year-old from Montreal will face world No. 3 Alexander Zverev of Germany in the second round of the Monte-Carlo Masters after the Canadian wild card beat Argentine qualifier Juan Ignacio Londero 7-5, 7-6 (5) on Tuesday.

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov falls in first round of Monte-Carlo Masters

Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Canada's Denis Shapovalov has made an early exit at the Monte-Carlo Masters as he lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to unseeded German Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round.

Bianca Andreescu’s shoulder injury keeps her off Canada’s Fed Cup team

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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An injury to rising Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu will keep her off the country's Fed Cup team for a World Group playoff against reigning champion Czech Republic later this month.

Teen tennis star Auger-Aliassime moving up rankings and moving to Monaco

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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After returning home following an impressive performance at last week's Miami Open, 18-year-old Canadian tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime said Tuesday his success this year has come more quickly than expected.

Wild card Auger-Aliassime looks to make more ‘magic’ in Madrid

Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Felix Auger-Aliassime knows he'll get into one main draw of an upcoming ATP Tour Masters 1000 event, but he's playing the waiting game on the next big men's tennis tournament.

Shapovalov climbs to career-best 20th in world tennis rankings

Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov, who reached the semifinals of the Miami Open last week, has cracked the top 20 of the ATP Tour rankings for the first time. The 19-year-old moved three spots to 20th.