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Khachanov shocks Djokovic for maiden ATP 1000 title

Khachanov shocks Djokovic for maiden ATP 1000 title

Paris: Russian underdog Karen Khachanov ended a dramatic week with his first ATP 1000 title after stunning the to-be world number one Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 in the 2018 Paris Masters final here on Sunday. The unseeded Russian triumphed his first ATP 1000 final over the four-time winner in one hour and 38 minutes, Xinhua news

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Zverev advances to Paris Bercy’s last-16

Paris: German tennis player Alexander Zverev, the No. 4 seed, on Wednesday won in straight sets over Frances Tiafoe of the United States to book his place in Paris Bercy’s round of 16. The 21-year-old Zverev needed one hour and 44 minutes to prevail 6-4, 6-4 over Tiafoe, and is set to face off against either

Nadal not to play in Paris due to abdominal problems

Paris: Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal announced on Wednesday that he will not be able to compete at the Paris Masters due to abdominal problems, meaning that the Spaniard will lose the world number one position in the ATP rankings. Nadal confirmed his withdrawal from the tournament at a press conference ahead of his match against



Mahi Khore is not your ordinary 11-year old. What sets her apart from her peer group is the fact that she is a champ who sets the tennis court on fire, literally.    It was during the recent school holidays that a local newspaper published Mahi Khore’s story and her phenomenal rise in tennis at such


Wimbledon to introduce final set tie-break from 2019

London: The All England Lawn Tennis Club, home to the Wimbledon championships, announced on Friday that players will go into a final set tie-breaker once tied at 12-12 in the decider from 2019. Historically the fifth set of Grand Slam events (except for the US Open) has been decided by a two-game advantage, but now Wimbledon


Murray to end his season after China Open

London: British tennis star Andy Murray has said that he plans to wrap up his season after taking part in two upcoming hard-court tournaments, Shenzhen Open and China Open. That decision means the former world No. 1 will not take part in either the Shanghai Masters or Paris Masters, which are two of tennis’ nine ATP

US Open champion Osaka withdraws from Wuhan Open

Wuhan (China): Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan withdrew from the Wuhan Open on Sunday due to a viral illness. Osaka’s decision came hours after losing the Pan Pacific Open final on Sunday to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 4-6 ending the Japanese player’s 10-match winning streak, reports Efe. “I’m very sorry

Nadal withdraws from Asian tournaments due to knee injury

Madrid: Spain tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, World No. 1, on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from his upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to a knee injury. The same injury forced Nadal, 32, out of the US Open on September 7 during his semifinal match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and also caused him