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HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

Tennis

Federer survives Pospisil scare in Cincinnati

Roger Federer survived an opening-match fright by outlasting Canada's Vasek Pospisil 7-6(4) 5-7 6-2 on Wednesday to claim his 300th Masters Series win and reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Serena battles past Stosur in Cincinnati

World number one Serena Williams won a tense battle of US Open champions by beating Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6(7) 7-6(7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Yuki returns to Davis Cup squad for Serbia tie

Yuki Bhambri on Wednesday returned to the Indian Davis Cup squad for the World Group play-off tie against world No 2 side Serbia as the selectors picked an expected six-member squad, to be led by country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman.

Djokovic pulls through in Cincinnati, Tsonga out

Novak Djokovic needed three sets to get past Gilles Simon in the Western and Southern Open second round on Tuesday, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny in his opener two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Bullish Federer aiming for more hard court success

A weekend title defeat in Canada did not dent the hopes of a resurgent Roger Federer as the world number three keeps to a steady pace in his build-up to the US Open.

Djokovic, Williams look to bounce back in Cincinnati Masters

The world number one pair of Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams aim to bounce back this week at the Cincinnati Masters, the last major tuneup before the US Open.

Fired-up Tsonga stuns Federer to win Toronto Masters

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Toronto Masters with a win over Roger Federer, two years after injuring himself at the same event in a freak collision with a fire hydrant.

Radwanska eases past Venus Williams to win Rogers Cup

Agnieszka Radwanska tamed Venus Williams 6-4 6-2 to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday, the third seeded Pole setting herself up as a player to watch at the US Open.

Sania Mirza-Cara Black enter Rogers Cup doubles final

Sania Mirza and Cara Black survived a thriller in the semi-finals as they carved out a hard-earned 7-6(3) 3-6 13-11 victory on Saturday to set up a Rogers Cup doubles final against top-seeded Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in Montreal.

Federer cruises past Lopez to book spot in final

Roger Federer put on a command performance on Saturday to reach his fifth career Canadian final as he defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4 at the Toronto Masters.

Venus rallies to beat sister Serena to reach final

Venus Williams booked her spot in the Montreal WTA final by rallying to take a three-set win over sister Serena on Saturday in their 25th career meeting.

Federer celebrates birthday with win at Rogers Cup

Roger Federer celebrated his 33rd birthday with a 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over Spaniard David Ferrer on Friday to move into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup and a step closer to a landmark 80th career title.

Tsonga downs Murray to reach Toronto semi-finals

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Andy Murray for the first time in six years on Friday with a 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4 win which took him into the Toronto Masters semi-finals.

Williams sisters renew sibling rivalry in Montreal

World number one Serena Williams and sister Venus will renew one of sport's great sibling rivalries after posting quarter-final wins at the Rogers Cup on Friday to set up a showdown on the Montreal hard courts.

Djokovic falls while Federer pulls off great escape

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga handed world number one Novak Djokovic a 6-2 6-2 third round defeat on Thursday as the Rogers Cup was rocked by upsets.
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