Tennis

Rafael Nadal to play Goffin; Roger Federer opens against Sock

World number one Rafael Nadal will play David Goffin in his opening ATP Finals match on Monday. Spaniard Nadal has been grouped with Belgium’s Goffin, Dominic Thiem of Austria and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. The first group begins on Sunday, with six-time Swiss winner Roger Federer playing Jack Sock of the USA, and Germany’s Alexander Zverev against Czech Wimbledon finalist Marin ...

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Nadal will be fit for London, says coach Moya

MILAN: World number one Rafael Nadal will be fit for the ATP Finals in London next week despite concerns over the state of the Spaniard’s knee, coach Carlos Moya said. Nadal, 31, pulled out of the Paris Masters before his quarter-final match last week after experiencing discomfort in his right knee during his third-round win over Pablo Cuevas. It raised fears the 16-time Grand Slam champion would ...

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Garbine Muguruza advances to quarterfinals at Wuhan Open

WUHAN      :     Top-ranked Garbine Muguruza advanced to the quarterfinals at the Wuhan Open, beating Magda Linette of Poland 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 Wednesday. The Spaniard went up an early break in the third-round match against No. 83 Linette and the Wimbledon champion needed just a half-hour to win the first set. Linette fought back in the second set, ...

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ITF announces line up for 2017 ITF Junior Masters

  CHENGDU           :     Sixteen of the world’s leading young players will take part in the third ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu, China on 25-29 October 2017. The event is being held at the Sichuan International Tennis Centre as part of an agreement with the Chinese Tennis Association and the Chengdu Sport Bureau. The ITF Junior Masters ...

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Muguruza tops unchanged top 10 in WTA rankings

PARIS        :    The top 10, headed by Garbine Muguruza, remained unchanged in the latest WTA rankings released Monday. WTA rankings on September 25 1. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6,115 pts 2. Simona Halep (ROM) 5,965 3. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,640 4. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5,520 5. Venus Williams (USA) 4,756 6. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4,640 7. Johanna Konta (GBR) 4,520 8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4,410 ...

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Roger Federer leads Team Europe to maiden Laver Cup title

PRAGUE     :   World number two Roger Federer handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World’s Nick Kyrgios in a super tie-break thriller in Prague on Sunday. Federer, this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, won 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 11/9 to give Team Europe an unbeatable 15-9 lead. But the 36-year-old Swiss legend struggled ...

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US Open winner Sloane Stephens tumbles out at Wuhan Open

WUHAN      :   US Open winner Sloane Stephens suffered a shock defeat at the hands of China’s Wang Qiang in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Monday, hours after fellow Flushing Meadows finalist Madison Keys tumbled out. Stephens, the 14th seed, lost 6-2, 6-2 in her first WTA event since her surprise victory against Keys in ...

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Muguruza crushes Puig to advance in Tokyo

TOKYO   :   Newly crowned world number one Garbine Muguruza pulverised Olympic champion Monica Puig 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. Earlier, second seed Karolina Pliskova, who held the top ranking briefly over the summer, crushed Poland s Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1 as the Czech set up a potential date with another former ...

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SBP’s State of the Art Tennis Court a great boost for game of tennis: Aisamul Haq

LAHORE      : Pakistan’s tennis star Aisamul Haq has promised to play tennis and train the young players at Sports Board Punjab’s State of the Art Tennis Court in Nishtar Park Sports Complex. “The game of tennis will get huge boost through this international level facility,” he expressed these views during his visit of Sports Board Punjab’s State of ...

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