Tag Archives: Stan Wawrinka

Djokovic Sets Federer Semi-Final Clash

Tennis Updates: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will face Roger Federer in a blockbuster semi-final clash at the Australian Open after dismissing Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday night in Melbourne. Djokovic and Federer will clash for the 45th time on Thursday at Melbourne Park, with their FedEx ATP Head2Head series balanced at 22-22. Federer won their last meeting ...

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Raonic Wins Wawrinka Thriller

Tennis Updates: Milos Raonic held his nerve despite a spirited comeback by fourth seed and 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka on Monday at the Australian Open. Raonic, the No. 13 seed, hit 82 winners, including 24 aces, to beat Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena in three hours and 44 minutes. It was his first Top 10 ...

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Djokovic to face Nishikori

Tennis Updates: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic survived a nail-biting encounter on Sunday to keep alive his quest for a sixth title at the Australian Open. Djokovic fought hard to beat No. 14 seed Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena to reach his 27th straight Grand Slam championship quarter-final. The streak equals Jimmy Connors’ mark ...

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Isner Still Coming Up Aces Down Under

Tennis Updates: John Isner — all six feet, 10 inches of him — has long been known for his imposing on-court presence, his booming serve making him one of the hardest to break on the ATP World Tour. As Roger Federer once noted, “John can hold easy, that we know.” Bernard Tomic asserted, “It’s a nightmare to play him. He’s ...

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Growing Up Federer

Tennis Updates: Despite being the first man to notch 300 match wins at Grand Slam tournaments, Roger Federer found success to be a long and winding journey. “I made a lot of mistakes,” said Federer as he reflected on his early career, one which saw him upset Pete Sampras on the Wimbledon Centre Court at age 19. Following that unexpected ...

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Djokovic Holds Off Seppi To Set Simon Clash

Tennis Updates: Twelve months ago, Andreas Seppi posted one of the upsets of the year as he stunned Roger Federer in the third round of the Australian Open. He made life difficult for Novak Djokovic on Friday night, but the World No. 1 made sure he did not fall victim to the Italian, overcoming strong resistance to prevail 6-1, 7-5, ...

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Berdych Ends Kyrgios Campaign, Sets Bautista Agut Clash

Tennis Updates: Tomas Berdych is through to the fourth round at the Australian Open for the sixth year in a row after fending off a fightback from Nick Kyrgios to prevail 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in the Friday night session on Rod Laver Arena. The Czech looked set for a routine victory as he chalked up the first two sets ...

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Tennis Updates: Top seed Bernard Tomic, bidding to reach his third final in four years at the Apia International Sydney, lost just eight of his service points in a 6-2, 6-2 victory over fellow Australian Jordan Thompson, a wild card, on Wednesday night. Tomic, who captured the 2013 title (d. Anderson) and finished runner-up to Juan Martin del Potro two ...

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Djokovic Ruthless In Claiming 60th Title

Tennis Updates: Novak Djokovic made sure the lone blip on his jaw-dropping 2015 resume was a distant memory, routing rival Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-2 for the season-opening Qatar ExxonMobil Open title. The World No. 1 erased memories of a quarter-final exit in Doha last year (l. to Karlovic), capturing his sixth consecutive ATP World Tour title and 60th overall at ...

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Wawrinka Prolongs Chennai Streak

Tennis Updates: Top seed Stan Wawrinka stretched his Chennai winning streak to 11 matches and 22 sets with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Benoit Paire in the semi-finals on Saturday. The Swiss improved his FedEx ATP Head2Head record against his good friend to 6-1. The pair captured the Chennai doubles title three years ago. “I thought I played well today ...

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