Tag Archives: French Open

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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Nadal Seeks First Miami Title

Tennis Updates: During his historic career, Rafael Nadal has tracked down 67 tour-level singles titles in 25 different cities. The Spaniard has won titles all over the globe – as far east as Beijing and as far west as Indian Wells, California. But Nadal has never won a title in Miami, the home of an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 ...

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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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Berdych Targets ‘Risky’ Business

Tennis Updates: In his 12th consecutive Indian Wells appearance, Tomas Berdych is keen to make an impact at the BNP Paribas Open. Despite having started 2016 with a 12-5 record, the 2013 semi-finalist believes that he still has more to give. “I’m trying to work on being a bit more aggressive, a bit more risky,” said Berdych, No. 7 in ...

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Davis Cup: Evans replaces Edmund

Tennis Updates: Davis Cup World Group first round: Great Britain v Japan Date: 4-6 March Venue: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham Coverage: Live on BBC TV, Radio 5 live sports extra and BBC Sport website Dan Evans has replaced the injured Kyle Edmund in the Great Britain team that will begin their defence of the Davis Cup against Japan on Friday. Dan ...

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Djokovic, Federer in race to be first $100m man

Tennis Updates: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are poised to become the first $100 million men in tennis in 2016, in a gripping sub-plot to the new Grand Slam season. No player in the history of the sport has broken through the $100 million on-court earnings barrier but world number one Djokovic and Federer, the number three, should reach the ...

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Wawrinka inspires Singapore to IPTL final victory

Tennis Updates: Stan Wawrinka showed his class in both singles and doubles to lead the Singapore Slammers to victory in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) final in front of a delighted home crowd at the Indoor Stadium on Sunday. Matches in the Asia-based mixed team tennis league are decided by games won in five one-set shootouts over various formats ...

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Andy Murray wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Tennis Updates: Andy Murray has been voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second time in three years. The 2013 winner inspired Great Britain’s tennis team to a first Davis Cup victory for 79 years. Rugby league star Kevin Sinfield was runner-up, with heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill third. Scot Murray, 28, won 361,446 of the 1,009,498 votes cast ...

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Laura Robson has ‘no intention of quitting’

Tennis Updates: Laura Robson says she is pleased with her recovery from a wrist injury and has no intention of quitting tennis. Laura Robson said her focus is on getting her ranking up to where she can “get into tournaments by myself” The 21-year-old has played in eight events since returning from a 17-month lay-off in June, and had to ...

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Blake Stays In The Hunt At Royal Albert Hall

Tennis Updates: Former World No. 4 James Blake came from behind to beat Younes El Aynaoui 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in an absorbing Champions Tennis contest at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday evening. While El Aynaoui, 44, was the steadier of the two players for much of the match, Blake eventually found his rhythm. Some crunching returns and trademark forehands ...

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