Tennis Australia performance director Pat Rafter has stepped down from his role, thus putting an end to his rocky relationship with the country's two controversial players Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic.Rafter, the former World No.1 and a two-time Grand Slam ... Business Standard, 1 month ago
Tennis-Masur succeeds Rafter as Australia high performance chief - DNA, 1 month ago
Novak Djokovic brought world number one Andy Murrays 28-match winning streak to an end in Doha on Saturday to retain the Qatar Open title in a three-set thriller. Serb star Djokovic won 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in a high-quality, action-packed match between the two best ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov holds the Roy Emerson trophy after defeating Japan's Kei Nishikori to win the men's final of the Brisbane international at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, on Sunday. Photograph: Chris Hyde/Getty Images Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov ended a two-and-a-half year trophy drought on Sunday after outlasting Kei Nishikori of Japan in an absorbing final at the Brisbane International. The 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 win at the Pat Rafter arena was the 25-year-old's first in four attempts ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Tennis round-up: Dimitrov vs Nishikori in Brisbane; Murray-Djokovic face off in Doha Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Czech Karolina Pliskova crushed Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-0, 6-3 with a barrage of winners to win the Brisbane International title on Saturday and signal her intent for this month's Australian Open. Pliskova, who will rise to a career-high number five in the world rankings on Monday, dropped one set all week and continued her dominance in the final, hitting 30 winners compared to her opponent's 10. "It's nice to join the other names on this trophy," Pliskova said after winning the Evonne ...Rediff.com, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Spain's David Ferrer celebrates victory after his match against Australia's Bernard Tomic on Day 2 of the 2017 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane on Monday. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images David Ferrer sent local favourite Bernard Tomic packing with an easy 6-3, 7-5 win in the opening round of the Brisbane International on Monday. The eighth-seeded Spaniard capitalised on Tomic's poor serve, breaking the flat-looking Australian three times to clinch the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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