• August 2, 2021

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Naomi Osaka gets No. 52 Saisai Zheng, Novak Djokovic gets No. 139 Hugo Dellien in Olympic tennis tournament draw

Naomi Osaka gets No. 52 Saisai Zheng, Novak Djokovic gets No. 139 Hugo Dellien in Olympic tennis tournament draw

Naomi Osaka’s first match in nearly two months will come versus 52nd-ranked Saisai Zheng of China in the opening round of the Olympic tennis tournament. The second-seeded Osaka, who represents host Japan and is one of the…

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Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics with knee ‘setback’

Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics with knee ‘setback’

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics after suffering a “setback” with his knee during the grass-court season, he stated Tuesday. “I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that…

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Shapovalov sets up Wimbledon semis clash with Djokovic

Shapovalov sets up Wimbledon semis clash with Djokovic

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is through to his first Grand Slam semifinal after posting a 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at Wimbledon. Shapovalov, seeded 10th at the All England…

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Djokovic, Murray win as rain disrupts Wimbledon

Djokovic, Murray win as rain disrupts Wimbledon

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Monday, two years minus two weeks from the last time a meaningful match was played at Wimbledon, a voice blared over the loudspeakers: “Good afternoon and welcome to Centre Court.”…

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Auger-Aliassime rebounds in Round 1 of Halle Open after Stuttgart final loss

Auger-Aliassime rebounds in Round 1 of Halle Open after Stuttgart final loss

Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the Halle Open in Germany on Tuesday. It was the second victory in as many matches for the 21st-ranked Auger-Aliassime versus the…

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Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in French Open semifinal on Friday

Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in French Open semifinal on Friday

Rafael Nadal’s French Open set streak is over. His pursuit of a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title — including 14 at Roland Garros — remains very much intact. Nadal shrugged off dropping a set in…

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Tsitsipas beats Medvedev to set up French Open semifinal match against Zverev

Tsitsipas beats Medvedev to set up French Open semifinal match against Zverev

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev both have been viewed as possible future stars of tennis. Both have come close to Grand Slam titles. Now the pair of 20-somethings will meet each other for a berth…

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Defending champion Rafael Nadal celebrates 35th birthday with French Open win

Defending champion Rafael Nadal celebrates 35th birthday with French Open win

Amid an unusual silence on an empty center court at the French Open, defending champion Rafael Nadal celebrated his 35th birthday with something very familiar: another victory versus Richard Gasquet. Nadal won 6-0, 7-5, 6-2 against Gasquet…

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Serena Williams goes 3 sets to reach third round of French Open

Serena Williams goes 3 sets to reach third round of French Open

Her superior serve back at its unreturnable best, Serena Williams was in full control of her French Open match — until, suddenly, that stroke wasn’t as dominant and neither was she. And then, pushed to a third…

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U.S. Open to use electronic line-calling technology on all tennis courts

U.S. Open to use electronic line-calling technology on all tennis courts

Novak Djokovic does not need to worry about accidentally hitting a U.S. Open line judge with a tennis ball between points this year because there won’t be any line judges — chair umpires will be…

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2021 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells rescheduled for October

2021 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells rescheduled for October

The 2021 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, frequently referred to as tennis’ “fifth major,” has been rearranged for October. Initially slated for March 8-21 in California, the tournament was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. It…

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Serena Williams loses in straight sets to Katerina Siniakova in Emilia-Romagna Open

Serena Williams loses in straight sets to Katerina Siniakova in Emilia-Romagna Open

Serena Williams’ disappointing return to tennis continued when she lost in consecutive sets to 68th-ranked Katerina Siniakova in the second round of the Emilia-Romagna Open on Tuesday. Top-seeded Williams, who accepted a wild-card invitation for the Parma…

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Canadian Leylah Fernandez defeats Hercog to advance at Serbia Open

Canadian Leylah Fernandez defeats Hercog to advance at Serbia Open

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez is heading to the second round of the Serbia Open. Fernandez, from Laval, Que., defeated Polona Hercog of Slovenia 7-5, 6-1 in the opening round of the WTA Tour clay-court event…

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Serena Williams out in second round of Italian Open

Serena Williams out in second round of Italian Open

Serena Williams’ 1,000th tour-level match ended in defeat as she marked her return to action with a 7-6 (6), 7-5 loss to Nadia Podoroska on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open. The eighth-seeded Williams,…

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Rafael Nadal is latest tennis star uncertain about competing in Tokyo Olympics

Rafael Nadal is latest tennis star uncertain about competing in Tokyo Olympics

Rafael Nadal joined the growing number of tennis players expressing doubts regarding competing in the Tokyo Olympics. Third-ranked Nadal, in Rome for the Italian Open, stated Tuesday that his status for the Tokyo Games is unclear.…

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Dominic Thiem wins easily over Marcos Giron, advances to third round of Madrid Open

Dominic Thiem wins easily over Marcos Giron, advances to third round of Madrid Open

Looking fresh again after taking a few weeks off, U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem cruised into the third round of the Madrid Open with a comfy 6-1, 6-3 win over American Marcos Giron on Tuesday. Thiem was in control…

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Rafael Nadal advances, Fabio Fognini defaulted at Barcelona Open tennis tournament

Rafael Nadal advances, Fabio Fognini defaulted at Barcelona Open tennis tournament

Rafael Nadal needed three sets to defeat his 111th-ranked adversary in his first match at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, while Fabio Fognini was disqualified for alleged verbal abuse. Fognini was defaulted while trailing 6-0, 4-4 versus qualifier Bernabe…

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Tsitsipas dominates Monte Carlo Masters final for his 1st title of 2021

Tsitsipas dominates Monte Carlo Masters final for his 1st title of 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas won the Monte Carlo Masters without dropping a set, defeating Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday for his first title this year and sixth overall. Fourth-seeded Tsitsipas was in dominant form as he…

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Felix Auger-Aliassime adds Rafael Nadal’s uncle to coaching team

Felix Auger-Aliassime adds Rafael Nadal’s uncle to coaching team

Toni Nadal, the man who masterminded nephew Rafa’s amazing career, is returning to the Tour as part of the coaching team of Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime. Nadal, 60, opted to step down as Rafa’s coach…

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Raonic becomes latest Canadian upset by Hurkacz at Miami Open

Raonic becomes latest Canadian upset by Hurkacz at Miami Open

Canada’s Milos Raonic is out of the Miami Open after losing a close match in the round of 16. The 12th-seeded Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) to No. 26 seed Hubert…

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Zverev stops Tsitsipas in Acapulco for 14th ATP title

Zverev stops Tsitsipas in Acapulco for 14th ATP title

German star Alexander Zverev was too tough for top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Mexican Open final, claiming the title in consecutive sets after a stunning turnaround. In a battle of the top two seeds,…

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Medvedev wins Open 13 for 10th title on eve of move to No. 2

Medvedev wins Open 13 for 10th title on eve of move to No. 2

Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev was pushed to three sets by doubles specialist Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the Open 13 final on Sunday, winning 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 for his 10th career title on the eve of his move up to second…

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Roger Federer loses to Nikoloz Basilashvili in second match back on tour, then withdraws from Dubai tournament

Roger Federer loses to Nikoloz Basilashvili in second match back on tour, then withdraws from Dubai tournament

Roger Federer failed to convert a match point before losing 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the Qatar Open quarterfinals on Thursday, his second game back on tour after a 13-month injury layoff. Basilashvili saved a match…

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Bianca Andreescu fell just as quickly as she rose — can she rise again?

Bianca Andreescu fell just as quickly as she rose — can she rise again?

Even in 2019, amid her remarkable rise, Bianca Andreescu’s availability was a constant question. That was the year she gained the prestigious Indian Wells tournament, the Rogers Cup on home soil and became the first…

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Recurring leg injury forces Andreescu out of 3 more tournaments

Recurring leg injury forces Andreescu out of 3 more tournaments

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu will miss three upcoming tournaments with a leg injury. Andreescu’s agent, Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy, confirmed her withdrawal from tournaments in Doha and Dubai in an email to The Canadian…

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Karolina Muchova outlasts No. 1 Ash Barty to reach Australian Open semifinals

Karolina Muchova outlasts No. 1 Ash Barty to reach Australian Open semifinals

Top-ranked Ash Barty built a big lead in her quarterfinal match at the Australian Open before her opponent took an injury timeout and left the court. More than an hour later, it was Barty heading abruptly out…

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Bianca Andreescu ousted from Australian Open in 2nd round by unseeded Hsieh

Bianca Andreescu ousted from Australian Open in 2nd round by unseeded Hsieh

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu made a second-round exit at the Australian Open on Wednesday, dropping a 6-3, 6-2 decision to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei at Melbourne Park. The eighth-seeded Canadian struggled from the start versus her 71st-ranked…

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Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez eliminated from Australian Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez eliminated from Australian Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez has been ousted from the Australian Open. The 18-year-old Fernandez was dropped in consecutive-sets on Tuesday in the first round by 18th-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium. Mertens took the match 6-1,…

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Nick Kyrgios recovers to defeat Alexandre Muller at Murray River Open

Nick Kyrgios recovers to defeat Alexandre Muller at Murray River Open

Nick Kyrgios has breathed a sigh of relief after making a typically lively return to tennis following a near year-long hiatus. Kyrgios overcame a leg injury to reach the second round of an Australian Open warm-up…

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Andreescu withdraws from Grampians, will focus on Australian Open prep

Andreescu withdraws from Grampians, will focus on Australian Open prep

2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu will wait just a tiny bit longer to contest her first WTA match in over a year, as she has decided to withdraw from this week’s upcoming Grampians Trophy…