Sunday, 12 July 2020

Tag Archives: Australian Open

Nadal limps out, Edmund marches on in Australian Open

PERTH: An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic. Top-ranked Nadal saved five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve, then Nadal went to shake hands with the umpire and his ...

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Federer says he’s too old to be Australian Open favourite

MELBOURNE: Defending champion Roger Federer says rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic should be seen as leading contenders for the Australian Open as he is too old to be considered favourite . The 36-year-old is bidding for a record 20th Grand Slam title and is in form and fit, unlike ...

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Konta ‘facing challenges’ after poor start to year

SYDNEY: Johanna Konta admitted she was facing “challenges” at the start of the season but insisted she would take the positives after injury and an early defeat cast a cloud over her Australian Open preparations. The British world number nine, who made the Melbourne Park semis in 2016 and the ...

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Sharapova slams Tennis Federation for not warning her about substance

LONDON: Five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova has criticised the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for not doing enough to make her aware that meldonium had been added to the list of banned substances last year. Sharapova’s initial two-year suspension was reduced to 15 months after she tested positive at the ...

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Federer outlasts Nadal for 18th grand slam

MELBOURNE:  Roger Federer came out on top after a rollercoaster ride in the 35th chapter of his rivalry with Rafa Nadal to win his fifth Australian Open 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 and clinch a first grand slam title in four and a half years. The 35-year-old capped his triumphant ...

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