• September 21, 2021

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Novak Djokovic faces qualifier to start US Open in bid for calendar-year Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic faces qualifier to start US Open in bid for calendar-year Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic will start his bid to win the US Open for a men’s-record 21st major tennis championship and to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam by facing a player who comes through qualifying. Win that match…

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Andy Murray replaces Wawrinka in field for US Open

Andy Murray replaces Wawrinka in field for US Open

Andy Murray moved into the field for the US Open on Monday when another past champion at Flushing Meadows, Stan Wawrinka, pulled out because he still is recovering from foot surgery. Murray is a former No. 1…

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Lingering knee issues cause Roger Federer to withdraw from Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Lingering knee issues cause Roger Federer to withdraw from Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Roger Federer pulled out of the upcoming hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati on Thursday, citing lingering issues with his surgically repaired knee and shedding doubt on his status for the US Open. The withdrawals by…

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Barty in shock first-round Games loss

Barty in shock first-round Games loss

Ash Barty has lamented a “loose and erratic” effort after she fell flat in a shock first-round Tokyo Olympic loss to unheralded Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo. The world No.48 defeated world No.1 and newly crowned Wimbledon champion…

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Novak Djokovic ‘divided’ on whether to play in Tokyo Olympics

Novak Djokovic ‘divided’ on whether to play in Tokyo Olympics

Wimbledon men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic has stated he is “divided” on whether he will go to the Tokyo Olympics, having previously committed to attending. Djokovic defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final on…

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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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No. 1 Ash Barty to take on Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon women’s semifinals

No. 1 Ash Barty to take on Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon women’s semifinals

When Angelique Kerber grabbed the opening set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal Tuesday, the full-capacity crowd saluted the accomplishment with cheers that bounced off the closed roof at No. 1 Court. Kerber’s reaction? Just a matter-of-fact, straight-faced stroll…

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Nick Kyrgios gives a serve ‘n smile masterclass

Nick Kyrgios gives a serve ‘n smile masterclass

The extraordinary Nick Kyrgios show is rolling on with smiles and a serving masterclass as the Australian “holidaymaker”enjoyed his second Wimbledon victory in two days. Kyrgios, who reckoned he was suffering physically from his draining first round…

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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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Canada’s Auger-Aliassime shocks Federer on grass in Wimbledon tune-up

Canada’s Auger-Aliassime shocks Federer on grass in Wimbledon tune-up

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime earned one of the biggest triumphs of his career Wednesday by topping Swiss star Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Noventi Open. It was the first career…

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Wimbledon planning for ‘minimum’ 25% spectator capacity

Wimbledon planning for ‘minimum’ 25% spectator capacity

For all of the pandemic-related planning discussed for this year’s return of Wimbledon — much still to be determined, counting fan capacity and prize money — Tuesday’s biggest news out of the All England Club…

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Tennis shutdown, pause on life ‘straight out of a movie’ Pospisil says

Tennis shutdown, pause on life ‘straight out of a movie’ Pospisil says

With Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II, Vasek Pospisil says he would be thrilled if his next tennis match happened in August at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. “In my mind…