An emotional Gilles Muller clinched a first ATP Tour title in his 17th year as a professional when he beat Briton Dan Evans 7-6(5), 6-2 to win the Sydney International on Saturday. The 33-year-old left-hander from Luxembourg had lost all five of his previous tour finals but prevailed at the sixth attempt in the Australian Open warm-up event at the Olympic Tennis Centre. Muller raised his arms aloft in triumph after converting his third championship point off his second serve to conclude the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates winning the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic with the ATP World Tour Finals trophy on November 21, 2016. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Audacious coups by Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber have transformed the tennis landscape and they will begin 2017 eyeing the kind of domination that few would have thought possible at the start of a seismic year. With the so-called big four in men's tennis crumbling, the 29-year-old Murray emerged to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Roshneesh Kmaneck presents 5 exceptional players who surprised us at Melbourne. This Australian Open has been full of surprises. It's for the first time since Roland Garros 2004 that the top two seeds in the men's draw were ousted before the quarterfinals. Novak Djokovic, the World No 2, was stunned and so was the world when Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, currently ranked 117, outplayed the Serb and won a wonderfully tantalising 5 set match. And three days later, Mischa Zverev did the impossible ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
IMAGE: Great Britain's Johanna Konta poses with the winners' trophy after defeating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska to win the Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney on Friday. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images Britain's Johanna Konta overpowered Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 in a one-sided victory in the final of the Sydney International on Friday to claim her second career WTA title. The Sydney-born world number 10 reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Will it be Djoko or Sir Andy?Will it be Serena?Or Simona? Or Svetlana? The tennis season will begin in full swing with the Australian Open commencing on Monday, January 16. The first Grand Slam of the year is a preview of what to expect, more or less, from the rest of the season -- which player will dominate the circuit, who could upset the apple cart, new players to watch out for. Last year, Serbian World No 2 Novak Djokovic joined Roy Emerson as the most successful men's champion at the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
World number four Stan Wawrinka began the new season with a straight-sets victory over Viktor Troicki in his Brisbane International debut on Wednesday. Second seed Wawrinka edged out Troicki 7-6(5) 6-4 to maintain his perfect record against the Serbian whose seventh attempt at beating the Swiss failed at the Pat Rafter Arena. "I'm quite happy with my level at the start the year," Wawrinka said. "I think it was a good match, in general, for sure. A few up-and-downs with focus and my (shot) ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Tennis legends Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have confirmed their participation for the first major Grand Slam of the year, The Australian Open. The trio has missed several matches in 2016 season due to injuries but is expected to return in ...MSN India, 2 months ago
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