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October

15
Cameron Norrie, Ons Jabeur advance to semifinals at Indian Wells

Cameron Norrie routed 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open and extend the best campaign of his career. Norrie needed just 73 minutes to dismantle Schwartzman, who finally held serve to open the second set, drawing cheers from the small crowd at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, where attendance has been capped at well below capacity because of the coronavirus pandemic. “For my biggest match of my career to play like I did and execute like I did was the biggest thing that I’m most happy with,” Norrie said. No. 12 seed Ons Jabeur advanced to the […]

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September

30
Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic sheds shaky start, tops Maddison Inglis in three sets

Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic overcame 10 double-faults and some first-set frustration to grab 12 of the last 13 games versus qualifier Maddison Inglis on Wednesday and reach the third round of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic. The third-seeded Bencic got past 130th-ranked Inglis 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 at a hard-court tournament that was added to the WTA schedule after the tour swing in Asia was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Bencic next faces Tereza Martincova, who eliminated No. 13 seed and French Open semifinalist Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 7-5. In other results Wednesday, No. 1 seed Elina Svitolina defeated Amanda Anisimova 6-4, 6-3, and No. 5 Elena Rybakina defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4, 6-4. […]

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September

23
Andy Murray in fine form as he eases past Vasek Pospisil to reach Moselle Open quarters

Andy Murray saw off Vasek Pospisil in consecutive sets to advance into the quarterfinals at the Moselle Open in Metz on Wednesday. The three-time Grand Slam champion eased to a 6-3, 6-3 triumph, reaching his first ATP Tour quarterfinal this year. Murray, 34, dominated the opening exchanges, nearly breaking Pospisil in the first game of the match before winning four consecutive games to claim the first set. Pospisil looked to recover in the second, breaking Murray to begin the set before holding his serve to take an early 2-0 lead. But Murray rebounded, taking six of the next seven games to achieve a […]

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September

20
Cristian Garin crushed as No. 5 Chile loses to Slovakia in Davis Cup

No. 17-ranked Cristian Garin was crushed in 50 minutes and won only one match to seal seeded Chile’s upset 3-1 loss to Slovakia in Bratislava in the Davis Cup World Group on Saturday. Norbert Gombos, ranked nearly 100 spots lower, also knocked off Nicolas Jarry on Friday on the indoor hardcourt to help advance Slovakia to the Qualifiers for a third consecutive time. Along with No. 5-seeded Chile, No. 6 India and No. 7 Uzbekistan were also defeated in Europe. India, already 2-0 down to Finland in Espoo, was bundled out after the doubles when former world doubles No. 1 Henri Kontinen and Harri Heliovaara beat Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-6 […]

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August

06
Rafael Nadal loses to 50th-ranked Lloyd Harris at Citi Open

The good news for Rafael Nadal was that his painful left foot felt much better Thursday at the Citi Open. The bad news? His debut appearance at the tournament ended after two rough outings. A day after needing three sets and more than three hours to get by at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open, Nadal was eliminated 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 under the lights by 50th-ranked Lloyd Harris of South Africa. “I need to keep working,” Nadal said. He is a 20-time Grand Slam champion. Harris has only once made it as far as the third round at a major. “All the credit […]

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July

30
Novak Djokovic dominates Kei Nishikori, reaches medal rounds in Tokyo

Kei Nishikori thought he was playing well. Then he played Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb never gave Nishikori an opportunity in a 6-2, 6-0 rout of the home favorite from Japan to reach the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. “He was defending amazing today — everything deep — and I was trying to stay with him but I couldn’t,” Nishikori said. “I thought I was playing OK but my serving was bad today and he was attacking every [time].” The dominant performance advanced Djokovic into the medal rounds and — more importantly — moved him one […]

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July

12
Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon to claim record-tying 20th Grand Slam victory

Novak Djokovic tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by claiming his 20th Grand Slam title Sunday, coming back to defeat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final. The top-ranked Djokovic earned his third consecutive championship at the All England Club and sixth overall. He adds that to nine titles at the Australian Open, three at the US Open and two at the French Open to equal his two rivals for the most majors won by a man in tennis history. “I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger,” Djokovic said during the on-court, postmatch interview. “They are legends of […]

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July

09
Tennis star Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Olympics, cites lack of fans as well as injury

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, saying playing without spectators “doesn’t feel right.” Kyrgios says an abdominal injury was also a factor in his withdrawal from the Games, which begins on July 23. “It’s a decision I didn’t take lightly,” Kyrgios posted on Twitter on Friday (Australia time). Just hours before Kyrgios’ statement, Olympic organizers banned all crowds from the Games amid Tokyo’s ongoing state of emergency due to the coronavirus. Kyrgios maintained it was his “dream” to compete at an Olympics. “And I know I may never get that opportunity again,” he wrote. […]

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July

05
Roger Federer reaches fourth round, Nick Kyrgios drops out of Wimbledon match after suffering abdominal injury

Roger Federer reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for a record-extending 18th time on Saturday by defeating Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 on Centre Court. The eight-time Wimbledon champion had a slight wobble in the third set when he missed two break points at 5-5 and was then broken at love by Norrie. After trading breaks in the fourth set, Federer broke again for a 5-4 lead. He will play No. 23-seeded Lorenzo Sonego of Italy on Monday. Norrie was the last British man left in the tournament. Also, fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev defeated American Taylor Fritz 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4) and No. 7 Matteo Berrettini advanced past Aljaz […]

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July

02
Roger Federer cruises into third round at Wimbledon

Roger Federer became the oldest man to reach the third round at Wimbledon in 46 years, winning every service game Thursday to extend his winning streak versus Richard Gasquet to 11 matches, 7-6 (1), 6-1, 6-4. “I was really happy with my performance,” Federer told the crowd. He turns 40 next month. Ken Rosewall was 40 when he made a run to the fourth round in 1975. Federer improved to 19-2 against Gasquet and has won all five of their Grand Slam meetings in consecutive sets. In only his 10th match this year, Federer was delighted with the victory, but said he […]

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