Category: Tennis

Lagos Open Tennis: 16-year-old Nigerian causes upset – Premium Times
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Lagos Open Tennis: 16-year-old Nigerian causes upset – Premium Times

An unseeded Nigerian, Barakat Oyinlomo Quadre, has qualified for the quarter-final of the Lagos Open tournament. The 16-year-old caused a major upset as she edged out tournament’s number 8th seed, Serbian Curovic Tamara. Tamara could not continue the second-round match in the second set. Before signalling to the referee that she could not continue the…

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Zverev: ‘I want tennis to be in good hands after Federer, Nadal retire’ – Tennis World USA
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Zverev: ‘I want tennis to be in good hands after Federer, Nadal retire’ – Tennis World USA

Alexander Zverev believes there is less attention around him than the past as he is not the only young player coming up. Speaking after his loss to the 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev in Shanghai, the German said: “The difference now this year than the last few years was I was the only young guy kind of…

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ATP Shanghai Tennis: Alexander Zverev On Daniil Medvedev: ‘He Plays A Way We Have Never Seen Before’ – ATP Tour

Alexander Zverev enjoyed a resurgent week at the Rolex Shanghai Masters, reaching his first ATP Masters 1000 final of the year. In the process, he surged into seventh place in the ATP Race To London as he pursues a spot in the Nitto ATP Finals for the third consecutive year. But in the Shanghai final,…

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Shanghai Tennis: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev Leading Under-24 Movement At Shanghai Masters 1000 Tennis Tournament – ATP Tour

Novak Djokovic (8-0) and Roger Federer (5-0) were a combined 13-0 in Rolex Shanghai Masters quarter-finals before Friday. But that was before the ATP Tour’s youth movement, led by 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas (d. Djokovic) and Germany’s Alexander Zverev (d. Federer), took over the season’s penultimate ATP Masters 1000 event. Matteo…

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka gives up U.S. citizenship to represent Japan at Tokyo Olympics – NBCNews.com
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Tennis star Naomi Osaka gives up U.S. citizenship to represent Japan at Tokyo Olympics – NBCNews.com

Naomi Osaka hopes to represent Japan at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.The tennis star, who has dual citizenship from the U.S. and Japan, revealed Thursday that she has already begun the process of renouncing her U.S. citizenship in order to do so.Osaka, whose mother is Japanese and father is Haitian, made the initial announcement…

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Shanghai Tennis: Alexander Zverev Upsets Roger Federer In Dramatic Rolex Shanghai Masters Quarter-Final – ATP Tour

Alexander Zverev held on, despite losing five match points in the second set, to upset Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-3 and significantly bolster his Nitto ATP Finals chances on Friday at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. Zverev had three match points on his serve at 6-5, 40/0 in the second set, but lost the next five…

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Shanghai Tennis: The ‘Golden Rule’ That Has Led Daniil Medvedev To Stardom – ATP Tour

World No. 4 Daniil Medvedev has quickly become one of the toughest players to defeat on the ATP Tour with his scrappy style and relentless baseline game. And the Russian, who advanced to the Rolex Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday with a victory against Italian Fabio Fognini, says that the way he plays goes back…

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Shanghai Tennis: Novak Djokovic Proves The Importance Of Homework In Win Against John Isner – ATP Tour

Do your homework, kids. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic showed how important that is in his third-round victory Thursday against John Isner at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. Isner reached the 1,000-ace mark for the sixth time in his career with his second ace of the match. But it was the number of aces top-seeded Djokovic…

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Tennis: Djokovic downs Millman to win his first Japan Open title – CNA
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Tennis: Djokovic downs Millman to win his first Japan Open title – CNA

Sport Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the men’s singles final against John Millman of Australia at the Japan Open tennis tournament. (Behrouz MEHRI/AFP) 06 Oct 2019 04:35PM(Updated: 07 Oct 2019 01:20AM) TOKYO: World number one Novak Djokovic won his first Japan Open title and the 76th of his career with a…

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Tennis — and life — more gratifying for a pain-free Andy Murray – ESPN.co.uk
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Tennis — and life — more gratifying for a pain-free Andy Murray – ESPN.co.uk

Oct 6, 2019Sandra HarwittSpecial to ESPN.com CloseSandra Harwitt is a freelance tennis writer for ESPN.com.SHANGHAI — It took a successful complex hip resurfacing operation to return Andy Murray to a pain-free existence with the possibility of restoring his tennis career.Interestingly, it was only with that occurrence the three-time Grand Slam champion — and former world…

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Tennis: Osaka reveals pressure of being number one – The Punch
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Tennis: Osaka reveals pressure of being number one – The Punch

Naomi Osaka. Photo: AFP Naomi Osaka has opened up on the immense pressure she placed on herself earlier this year that contributed to a slump in form and the loss of her top ranking. The 21-year-old Japanese continued her late-season resurgence Sunday with victory over current number one Ashleigh Barty in Beijing’s China Open final.…

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Tennis: Murray climbs over 200 places as Djokovic stays top in ATP rankings – The Punch
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Tennis: Murray climbs over 200 places as Djokovic stays top in ATP rankings – The Punch

Andy Murray. Photo: AFP Former world number one Andy Murray climbed over 200 places in the new ATP rankings released on Monday while Novak Djokovic extended his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top. Scotsman Murray, who is on the comeback trail after career-saving hip surgery, reached the quarter-finals of the China Open where he…

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Tennis: Kvitova qualifies for WTA finals in Shenzhen – The Punch
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Tennis: Kvitova qualifies for WTA finals in Shenzhen – The Punch

The world number seven Petra Kvitova has become the sixth player to qualify for the season-ending World Tennis Association Finals in Shenzhen, the WTA said on Monday. The 29-year-old Czech, who won the title on her debut in 2011, will join Ash Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu and Naomi Osaka at the October…

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Tennis: Andy Murray battles into China Open last eight – The Punch
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Tennis: Andy Murray battles into China Open last eight – The Punch

Andy Murray. Photo: AFP Andy Murray won two ATP Tour singles matches in a row for the first time in more than a year to battle into the China Open quarter-finals on Wednesday. The former world number one outlasted fellow Briton Cameron Norrie 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (4/7), 6-1 over nearly three gruelling hours and will…

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Beijing Tennis: Dominic Thiem, Nitto ATP Finals Hopeful, Will Face Andy Murray At China Open – ATP Tour

Dominic Thiem’s final push for another Nitto ATP Finals appearance continued with comfort on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Austrian knocked out home favourite Zhizhen Zhang 6-3, 6-3 to make the China Open quarter-finals in Beijing. Thiem needs to reach the ATP 500 final to guarantee his spot for a fourth consecutive year at the season-ending championships,…

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