Published on 12 Sep, 2012 at 11:21 in Tennis
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New York: Andy Murray became the first British man to win a Grand Slam men’s singles title in 76 years after defeating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in five gruelling sets in the US Open final.
After losing four Grand Slam finals, the Scotsman at last won a major title by battling it out in blustery conditions at Arthur Ashe Stadium 7-6, 7-5,…
Published on 9 Jul, 2012 at 13:35 in Tennis
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London: Roger Federer came back from a set down to record a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray Sunday for his seventh Wimbledon title and 17th career Grand Slam.
As the roof was closed early in the third set, Federer gave Murray little chance to end Britain’s 76-year wait for a home-grown champion.
Sunday’s match was the first Wimbledon singles…
Published on 9 Jul, 2012 at 13:28 in Tennis
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London: Serena Williams overcame a resurgent Agnieszka Radwanska to clinch a hard-fought 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory and earn her fifth Wimbledon singles title Saturday.
The American, a winner in 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2010, had eased through the opener with Radwanska rarely threatening to pierce her defences, BBC reported.
But the Polish player clawed back a break before swooping late to win…
Published on 3 Jul, 2012 at 10:52 in Tennis
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London: World No. 1 Maria Sharapova crashed out of Wimbledon Monday with a humbling fourth round straight-sets defeat to 15th seeded German Sabine Lisicki.
Lisicki, who lost to Sharapova in the semifinals last year, swept past the Russian 6-4, 6-3, ending her hopes of reaching a third Grand Slam final in 2012.
Sharapova saved two match points before Lisicki sealed the match…
Published on 29 Jun, 2012 at 11:48 in Tennis
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London: Rafael Nadal was Thursday knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round by the lowest-ranked player ever at a Grand Slam tournament. The two-time champion and runner-up to Novak Djokovic last year lost to 100th ranked Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 7-6 (9), 4-6, 4-6, 6-2, 4-6.
Nadal recovered from a set down to breeze past the Czech in…
Published on 12 Jun, 2012 at 11:56 in Tennis
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Paris: Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in a rain-delayed French Open final Monday to eclipse the great Bjorn Borg for a record seventh Roland Garros title.
It was a predictably gladiatorial contest that ended on a whimper as the Serbian World No. 1 double-faulted, sending the teary Spaniard to his knees and, then, into the stands to embrace his loved ones.
Published on 8 Jun, 2012 at 11:51 in Tennis
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Paris: India’s Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi captured their second mixed doubles Grand Slam title beating Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez 7-6, 6-1 in the French Open final here Thursday.
The seventh seeds recovered from a dodgy start to get over the line against the Polish-Mexican duo.
It was Sania-Bhupathi’s maiden triumph at the Roland Garros and second major crown after the…
Published on 30 Jan, 2012 at 12:16 in Tennis
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Melbourne: World No.2 Rafael Nadal, who lost to Serb Novak Djokovic in a marathon Australian Open tennis final Sunday, has dubbed the match as the toughest he has ever played.
Nadal lost to the World No.1, 7-5, 4-6, 2-6, 7-6(7-5), 5-7 in five hours and 53 minutes in the longest Grand Slam final in history.
“Physically (it) was the toughest match I…
Published on 29 Jan, 2012 at 9:26 in Tennis
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Melbourne: Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes praised his Czech partner Radek Stepanek for playing a crucial role in realising his dream of winning the Australian Open men’s doubles title Saturday.
Paes finally completed a career Grand Slam of winning all the four major tennis titles by winning the Australian Open men’s doubles event beating the World No.1 pair Bryan brothers, Mike…
Published on 27 Jan, 2012 at 4:32 in Tennis
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Melbourne: World No. 2 Rafael Nadal overcame his greatest rival Roger Federer 6-7, 6-2, 7-6, 6-4 Thursday to reach his second Australian Open final here.
The Nadal-Federer contest lived up to the high expectations with the two champions fighting it out for each point.
Four-time winner Federer took the first set by winning the tie-break 7-5. Nadal broke Federer’s serve twice in…