Tag Archives: Australian open

Herbert, Mahut Win Back-To-Back Masters 1000 Titles

Tennis Updates: France’s Nicolas Mahut hardly could comprehend all the success his doubles team is having. Two weeks ago, he and compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert were giving victory speeches in Indian Wells after winning the year’s first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. On Saturday, they were saying thanks in South Florida after winning the Miami Open presented by Itau, another Masters ...

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Djokovic Beats Berdych Again, Advances To Miami SFs

Tennis Updates: Novak Djokovic never let Tomas Berdych into their quarter-finals match on Wednesday night and now will play for a chance at his sixth consecutive Miami Open final. The World No. 1 frustrated Berdych throughout their one-hour and 40-minute contest, winning 6-3, 6-3 at Crandon Park. The Serb has now beaten Berdych 10 consecutive times, and he improved his ...

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Goffin Shines Against Simon

Tennis Updates: No. 15 David Goffin was victorious in his first quarter-final appearance at the Miami Open presented by Itau on Wednesday, rallying to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 against No. 18 Gilles Simon after light rain delayed the start of the match. Goffin became the first Belgian to make the final four in Miami and improved to 14-5 on hard ...

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Frenchmen Knock Off Indian Wells Defending Champs

Tennis Updates: The BNP Paribas Open has a new men’s doubles champion. Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert rolled past Canadian Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock 6-3 7-6(5) on Saturday to dethrone the defending champions and claim their first title in Indian Wells. The win also gave Mahut and Herbert their third tour-level title. For Mahut, it’s already his second ...

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Djokovic wins fifth Indian Wells title

Tennis Updates: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic captured a record fifth BNP Paribas Open crown in emphatic style on Sunday as he defeated Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 in the Indian Wells final. Victory sees the Serb draw level with Rafael Nadal on 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns and extends the ‘Big Four’ dominance at this level, with Djokovic, Nadal, Roger ...

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Raonic Sets Goffin Semi-Final Showdown

Tennis Updates: Milos Raonic is through to his second straight BNP Paribas Open semi-final after a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Frenchman Gael Monfils on Thursday night. The No. 12 seed claimed his second match from as many meetings with the No. 13 seed this year, having also claimed the honours in their Australian Open quarter-final in January. Neither player had ...

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Indian Wells: Nadal beats Nishikori

Tennis Updates: Three-time former champion Rafael Nadal is through to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open after surviving an early onslaught to defeat Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 on Friday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The Spaniard will face World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for a place in the final of the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the ...

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Maria Sharapova ‘determined to fight back’ after failed drugs test

Tennis Updates: Maria Sharapova says she is “determined to fight back” after testing positive for meldonium. In a Facebook post that criticised “distorted and exaggerated” reporting, the Russian denied taking meldonium every day and missing five warnings that the drug was about to be banned. She also criticised the tennis authorities for making the relevant information “too hard to find”. ...

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Indian Wells: Andy Murray & Johanna Konta win

World number two Andy Murray beat Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-4 7-6 (7-3) to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. The Briton, 28, recovered from 3-1 down to take the first set despite hitting just one winner, before clinching victory in a second-set tie-break. Murray will face Argentina’s Federico Delbonis in the next round. Earlier, ...

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Judy Murray: Scot quits as GB’s Fed Cup skipper

Tennis Updates: Judy Murray has stepped down as Great Britain’s Fed Cup captain after five years in the role. BBC Sport understands she has decided the promotion play-off loss to Belgium in February was her last in charge. The Scot, 56, has spoken about spending more time as a grandmother after son Andy became a father in February. There is ...

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