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Djokovic downs Federer to win Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major on Sunday, shattering Roger Federer’s bid to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the longest final ever played at the tournament. Despite being…

Federer cruises into Wimbledon final, defeats Nadal

Roger Federer reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal, 11 years after the Spaniard triumphed in their epic 2008 title showdown at the All England Club, a match widely regarded as the greatest ever…

Federer wins at French Open as Kerber, Venus crash out

Roger Federer marked his return to Roland Garros after a four-year absence with a straight sets win over Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego on Sunday, admitting he “felt on edge”, as Angelique Kerber’s hopes of completing a career Grand Slam suffered a…

Federer struggles, Djokovic, Nadal cruise in Rome

ROME: Roger Federer saved two match points against Borna Coric to advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday as defending champion Rafael Nadaland top seed Novak Djokovic raced through in straight sets. However,…

Sharapova to miss 2019 French Open

Maria Sharapova has pulled out of this year’s French Open with a shoulder injury, the two-time former Roland Garros winner announced on Wednesday. Sharapova, 32, a five-time Grand Slam champion, has not played since pulling out of a…

US tennis player Nicole Gibbs diagnosed with cancer

US tennis player Nicole Gibbs says she will miss the French Open because of surgery to treat salivary gland cancer. The 26-year-old, ranked 116th in the world, said on Twitter that the procedure is scheduled for Friday, and she’s aiming…

Djokovic crowned Madrid Open champion

Novak Djokovic joined Rafael Nadal as a 33-time Masters champion on Sunday when he swept to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim a third Madrid Open title. The world number one dominated a clearly exhausted opponent less than…

Halep beats Bencic, enters fourth Madrid Open final

MADRID: Simona Halep reached her fourth Madrid Open final with a 6-2, 7-6(2), 6-0 win over Belinda Bencic on Friday. The world number three will move back to the top of the WTA rankings with a win in Saturday’s final against either Kiki…

Naomi Osaka enters Madrid Open quarters

World number one Naomi Osaka delivered an improved display to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open on Wednesday, beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2 6-3 while Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep also made it into the last eight. Osaka…

Nadal downs Mayer to reach Barcelona Open last-16

Rafael Nadal survived an early scare at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday by coming from a set down to beat Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer and seal his place in the last-16. Nadal, who is attempting to win the tournament for a record 12th…

Aisam-Gonzalez lift ATP Houston Men’s Doubles title

Pakistan tennis star, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi clinched the ATP Houston Men’s doubles title along with his Mexican partner Santiago Gonzalez after defeating the Britain’s Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski. Aisam-Gonzalez beat the opponent pair…

Pakistan outclass Philippines in Junior Davis Cup tie

KARACHI:Pakistan outclassed Philippines 3-0 in the last tie of the group in Junior Davis Cup (Boys U-16) BNP Paribas Final Qualifying event at Bangkok, Thailand. According to details, Pakistan’s Zalan Khan defeated Edgardo Manuel Angara…