Tag Archives: Stan Wawrinka

Zverev advances, Nishikori Through

Tennis Updates: Alexander Zverev is making winning on the ATP World Tour as a teenager look routine this week at the BNP Paribas Open. The #NextGen star, 18, earned his second win over a Top 30 player in as many matches on Tuesday, beating the No. 16 seed Gilles Simon of France, 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and seven minutes. On ...

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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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Indian Wells: Del Potro Sets Up Berdych Test

Tennis Updates: Former finalist Juan Martin del Potro made a winning return to the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday. The 27-year-old Argentine, who is competing at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the first time since 2013, lost just 11 of his service points to defeat qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-4, 6-0 in 69 minutes. He finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal ...

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Tennis Updates: Rafael Nadal has fervently denied ever taking any performance-enhancing treatments during his career, as tennis finds itself under closer scrutiny in the wake of Maria Sharapova’s positive drugs test. Sharapova’s failed test, for the banned drug meldonium, has put doping in tennis firmly on the agenda – with Nadal insisting that the Russian “should be punished” regardless of ...

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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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Sharapova admits failing drugs test at Australian Open

Tennis Updates: The Russian said she had been taking the banned substance meldonium – which was given to her by a family doctor – over the past 10 years before it was put on WADA’s (Word Anti-Doping Agency) banned list. She has been provisionally suspended by the ITF from March 12, though the length of the ban has yet to ...

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Rublev Wins First Challenger Title In Quimper

Tennis Updates: The Russian teen revolution is here. In September, 19-year-old Karen Khachanov claimed his first ATP Challenger Tour crown with a comeback win in Istanbul. On Sunday, Andrey Rublev joined his close friend and countryman, winning his maiden title with a dramatic victory in Quimper, France. The 18 year old rallied from a set and a break down to ...

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Davis Cup: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori

Tennis Updates: Andy Murray beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori in a gripping contest to secure victory for defending champions Great Britain in the Davis Cup first round. The Scot won 7-5 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 4-6 6-3 after four hours and 54 minutes to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie in Birmingham. Murray, 28, won three matches ...

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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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Del Potro Receives Indian Wells Wild Card

Tennis Updates: Juan Martin del Potro will continue his comeback at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells next week after being award a wild card into the main draw along with several fast-rising young Amercians. The Argentine, who missed most of 2015 due to left wrist surgery, made a successful return to the ATP World Tour in Delray Beach ...

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