Archive for the ‘Sports/Tennis’ Category

Auger-Aliassime looks to solve Germany’s Zverev while eyeing 1st ATP Tour title

Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime is through to the final of the Cologne Open after posting a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 win over Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in a semifinal match Saturday in Germany.

Former French Open champ Ostapenko stuns No. 2 seed Pliskova

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Former champion Jelena Ostapenko ousted second seed Karolina Pliskova from the French Open with a 6-4 6-2 win in the second round of the French Open on Thursday after an error-ridden performance from the Czech player.

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with Achilles injury

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open with an Achilles tendon injury on Wednesday shortly before she was supposed to face Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round on Wednesday.

Vasek Pospisil follows fellow Canadians Auger-Aliassime, Diez out of French Open

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
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Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil is out of the French Open after a first-round loss on Tuesday. The 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 defeat to No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy dropped Pospisil's career record to 0-7 in singles play at the clay-court Grand Slam.

Andrey Rublev heads to French Open fresh off Hamburg Open title win

Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Andrey Rublev charged back from 5-3 down in the deciding set of the Hamburg Open final to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday and head to the French Open with his third title of 2020.

Tsitsipas earns berth in Hamburg Open final, racking up 12 aces against Garin

Saturday, September 26th, 2020
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Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his impressive tune-up for the French Open by beating clay-court specialist Christian Garin in the Hamburg Open semifinals on Saturday to set up a final against Andrey Rublev.

Denis Shapovalov ranks career-best 10th following Djokovic title win in Rome

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 Monday to win his fifth Italian Open title. As a result, Canada's Denis Shapovalov climbed to 10th in the ATP rankings after dropping a three-set match to Schwartzman in Sunday's semifinals.

Djokovic gets obscenity warning amid contested calls in Italian Open semifinal win

Sunday, September 20th, 2020
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Two weeks after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open and a day after he was warned by the chair umpire for breaking his racket, Novak Djokovic received an obscenity warning midway through a 7-5, 6-3 win over Casper Ruud in the Italian Open semifinals Sunday.

Novak Djokovic damages racket in fit of anger during Italian Open quarter-finals

Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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Less than two weeks after getting defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic lost his cool again midway through a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over German qualifier Dominik Koepfer in the Italian Open quarter-finals Saturday.

Denis Shapovalov advances to quarter-finals at Italian Open

Friday, September 18th, 2020
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No. 12 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., rallied to beat world No. 47 Ugo Humbert of France 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Italian Open in Rome on Friday.