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Clinical Alexander Zverev eases into second round at French Open 2022

The 25-year-old Zverev came to Paris with strong clay-court form behind him, having reached the final in Madrid and making semi-final runs at Monte-Carlo and Rome.
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning his first round match against Austria's Sebastian Ofner(REUTERS)
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning his first round match against Austria's Sebastian Ofner(REUTERS)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:00 AM IST
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Garbine Muguruza's freefall continues with French Open first-round loss

Muguruza was in cruise control in a one-sided first set before Kanepi ground her way back into the match.
Spain's Garbine Muguruza reacts during her first round match against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi(REUTERS)
Spain's Garbine Muguruza reacts during her first round match against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi(REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2022 11:57 PM IST
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Ons Jabeur exits French Open after shock defeat by Magda Linette

Jabeur came to Paris with a tour-leading 17 wins on the surface and made a strong start against the 52nd-ranked Linette on Court Philippe Chatrier under overcast skies.
Tunisia's Ons Jabeur reacts during her first round match against Poland's Magda Linette (REUTERS)
Tunisia's Ons Jabeur reacts during her first round match against Poland's Magda Linette (REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2022 06:28 PM IST
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Twice French Open finalist Dominic Thiem crashes out at first hurdle in Paris

Thiem made 42 unforced errors as his once dominant claycourt game deserted him.
Austria's Dominic Thiem in action during his first round match against Bolivia's Hugo Dellien(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem in action during his first round match against Bolivia's Hugo Dellien(REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2022 05:19 PM IST
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French Open 2022: Teen Carlos Alcaraz starts bid on Day 1 in Paris

  • The No. 6-seeded Alcaraz will close the Day 1 schedule at Court Philippe Chatrier against Juan Ignacio Londero, a 28-year-old from Argentina who is ranked 141st.
Spain's Carlos Alcaraz(AP)
Spain's Carlos Alcaraz(AP)
Published on May 22, 2022 09:05 AM IST
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French Open 2022 Women's singles draw: Preview and prediction

  • Swiatek heads into the French Open not just as the No.1 ranked and seeded player, but on the back of an incredible winning streak - 28 matches across 5 tournaments. Hence the question, is there anyone that can stop the indomitable Iga?
Poland's Iga Swiatek (REUTERS)
Poland's Iga Swiatek (REUTERS)
Published on May 21, 2022 03:18 PM IST
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ByAratrick Mondal, Kolkata

Wimbledon on collision course with ATP, WTA over Russia, Belarus ban

Wimbledon had its ranking points stripped by the ATP and WTA Tours over excluding players from Russia and Belarus. The move by the men's and women's tours will reduce Wimbledon to an exhibition event.
General view of the Wimbledon logo on the base of the handle of a tennis racquet(REUTERS)
General view of the Wimbledon logo on the base of the handle of a tennis racquet(REUTERS)
Published on May 21, 2022 08:37 AM IST
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ATP axes Wimbledon ranking points over Russia and Belarus ban

  • The All England Club said in April it would not allow Russians or Belarusians to compete at the Grand Slam grass-court tournament.
World No.2 Medvedev are among players who won't be able to play at Wimbledon. (Reuters)
World No.2 Medvedev are among players who won't be able to play at Wimbledon. (Reuters)
Published on May 20, 2022 11:49 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal plays down chances of 14th French Open crown

The 35-year-old says he has never felt less prepared for his favourite tournament after being hampered by a rib injury and a chronic foot problem since winning the Australian Open.
Spain's Rafael Nadal during his third round match against Canada's Denis Shapovalov (REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal during his third round match against Canada's Denis Shapovalov (REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2022 09:39 PM IST
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French Open 2022: Men's singles draw preview and prediction

  • On Thursday evening, the draws for the 2022 French Open were announced and 128 players learned their fate.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic could face each other in the quarterfinal
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic could face each other in the quarterfinal
Published on May 20, 2022 03:40 PM IST
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ByAratrick Mondal, Kolkata

French Open: Alcaraz threatens to gatecrash Djokovic and Nadal party in Paris

Nadal, a 13-time title-winner on the Parisian red clay, is far from his unstoppable best as he nurses a chronic foot injury that flared up again in the build-up to Roland Garros.
FILE PHOTO:  Caja Magica(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO:  Caja Magica(REUTERS)
Published on May 19, 2022 08:46 AM IST
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Carlos Alcaraz, a rise to rival the Big Three

  • The numbers the 19-year-old Spaniard - World No 6 and eyeing his first Grand Slam win at Roland Garros - has accumulated mirrors the early success of the Big Three.
Carlos Alcaraz during the Madrid Open. (Getty)
Carlos Alcaraz during the Madrid Open. (Getty)
Published on May 18, 2022 06:07 PM IST
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Medvedev loses to Gasquet in Geneva in return from injury

  • Medvedev, who underwent hernia surgery last month, cautioned Sunday he was often a slow starter on clay courts. So it proved in his first match on the surface this season, in the last tournament before the French Open.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia returns a ball to Richard Gasquet of France during their second round match, at the ATP 250 Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland(AP)
Daniil Medvedev of Russia returns a ball to Richard Gasquet of France during their second round match, at the ATP 250 Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland(AP)
Published on May 18, 2022 08:39 AM IST
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Pavlyuchenkova to skip rest of 2022 to recover from knee injury

Pavlyuchenkova, ranked 21 in the world, was out for 11 weeks earlier this year to undergo rehab for the knee injury.
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (REUTERS)
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:39 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal ready for Roland Garros despite injury issues

Nadal had said last week that daily training was a challenge and he would take a doctor with him to Paris after a chronic foot injury flared up during his defeat by Shapovalov at the Italian Open.
Rafael Nadal (REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal (REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:20 PM IST
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Medvedev still hopeful of playing in Wimbledon

Wimbledon organisers have banned Russians and Belarusians from playing at the grasscourt Grand Slam due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev trains(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev trains(REUTERS)
Published on May 16, 2022 08:33 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic shows he’s back in top form with Italian Open title

Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (5) for his sixth Rome title.
Novak Djokovic won the Italian Open after winning the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas(AP)
Novak Djokovic won the Italian Open after winning the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas(AP)
Published on May 15, 2022 10:49 PM IST
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Iga Swiatek defends Italian Open title with 28th straight win

  • The top-ranked Swiatek overwhelmed Ons Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 to defend her Italian Open title on Sunday and extend her winning streak to 28 matches.
Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates with the trophy after winning the Italian Open (REUTERS)
Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates with the trophy after winning the Italian Open (REUTERS)
Published on May 15, 2022 06:46 PM IST
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Iga Swiatek equals Serena Williams with 27-match winning streak

Top-ranked Iga Swiatek routed Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to extend her winning streak to 27 matches and reach the Italian Open final.
Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her semi final match against Aryna Sabalenka(REUTERS)
Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her semi final match against Aryna Sabalenka(REUTERS)
Published on May 14, 2022 07:31 PM IST
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'Pain takes away your happiness': Understanding Nadal's chronic foot injury

  • What was more concerning than the defeat was the resurfacing of Nadal's chronic foot injury, identified as Müller-Weiss syndrome, just nine days before the French Open.
Rafael Nadal of Spain touches his head during his match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada at the Italian Open tennis tournament(AP)
Rafael Nadal of Spain touches his head during his match against Denis Shapovalov of Canada at the Italian Open tennis tournament(AP)
Published on May 13, 2022 02:47 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal says foot injury a concern ahead of French Open

Nadal struggled badly at the back end of his match against the Canadian as he went down 1-6 7-5 6-2 in the last-16.
Spain's Rafael Nadal leaves after losing his third round match against Canada's Denis Shapovalov at the ATP Rome Open
Spain's Rafael Nadal leaves after losing his third round match against Canada's Denis Shapovalov at the ATP Rome Open
Published on May 13, 2022 10:36 AM IST
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Swiatek wins 25th straight match to reach Rome quarter-finals

Poland's Swiatek, who has put together the longest winning run since Serena Williams racked up 27 victories in 2015, will face 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu in the quarter-finals of the clay court event on Friday.
Iga Swiatek of Poland(AP)
Iga Swiatek of Poland(AP)
Published on May 12, 2022 08:44 PM IST
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Nadal bounces back from loss to Alcaraz, beats Isner in Rome

  • Nadal was coming off a loss to 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz in the Madrid Open quarterfinals last week. After a first-round bye, he improved to 44-0 in matches on clay following a loss on the surface.
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his second round match against John Isner of the U.S.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his second round match against John Isner of the U.S.(REUTERS)
Published on May 11, 2022 09:48 PM IST
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Stan Wawrinka wins first match in 15 months, Thiem remains winless in 2022

Wawrinka was playing 14th seeded American Reilly Opelka and lost the first set before fighting back to win 3-6 7-5 6-2.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in action during his first round match against Reilly Opelka(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in action during his first round match against Reilly Opelka(REUTERS)
Published on May 10, 2022 07:31 AM IST
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Denis Shapovalov calls for stricter measures against disruptive fans

Shapovalov lost his cool, was handed a point penalty and was booed by the fans but he overcame all those distractions to beat Italy's Sonego
Canada's Denis Shapovalov (REUTERS)
Canada's Denis Shapovalov (REUTERS)
Published on May 10, 2022 07:26 AM IST
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On the road, alone: Teen tennis star Emma Raducanu's self-help journey

  • The 19-year-old British player, who became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title at last year’s US Open, has split with another coach and is enjoying going it alone for now.
Madrid Open: Britain's Emma Raducanu in action during her third round match against Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina(REUTERS)
Madrid Open: Britain's Emma Raducanu in action during her third round match against Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina(REUTERS)
Published on May 09, 2022 10:26 PM IST
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Carlos Alcaraz and Naomi Osaka withdraw from Italian Open due to injuries

The 19-year-old Alcaraz beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic back-to-back in Madrid then defeated Alexander Zverev in Sunday's final for his tour-leading fourth title of the year.
Spain's Carlos Alcaraz
Spain's Carlos Alcaraz
Updated on May 09, 2022 06:28 PM IST
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Impressive Carlos Alcaraz wins in Madrid for 4th title of the year

  • His comfortable 6-3, 6-1 win over Zverev followed victories over his idol Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals and top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.
Spain's Carlos Alcaraz Garfia celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Germany's Alexander Zverev(REUTERS)
Spain's Carlos Alcaraz Garfia celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Germany's Alexander Zverev(REUTERS)
Published on May 09, 2022 07:20 AM IST
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Carlos Alcaraz, the tennis future and present, rolled into one

  • In a men’s game that is searching for fresh faces to assert themselves, 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz seems the real deal going by his sensational rise
Alcaraz's rise has been as accelerated as it is astonishing.(AP)
Alcaraz's rise has been as accelerated as it is astonishing.(AP)
Published on May 08, 2022 09:54 PM IST
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